Monthly Archives: <span>November 2015</span>

Calorie Smackdown – An Uneven Playingfield

Sometimes in the nutritional world, there are little fight-bouts, which is, sorta-cool, I prefer discussion bouts because a fight implies there must be a winner and a loser. I think, in the true spirit of education and “FOR SCIENCE!” there should very rarely be a true “winner” and “loser” (practices such as homeopathy aside…) So, Read more »

Swiggity Swooty

You know what’s been annoying me lately? Squats being attributed to the SOLE thing contributing towards someone’s glute development and the subsequent plastering of arses across my newsfeed by people who don’t understand movement enough to know that squats aren’t the best glute developing exercise used in isolation. “Any excuse for an arse is a Read more »

Let Them Eat Pork

  I give you permission to eat bacon. You see, not that I want to add to the many many posts screaming ‘heresy’ at the latest WHO review on processed meats and disease, If you missed it, here is a quick google…  But, no; I don’t want to talk about all of that debunking and Read more »

Thou Shall Not Sweeten

  Observation, rigorous control, anecdote, case study, not a day goes by when someone doesn’t argue hard-line at either end of the spectrum, I want to lay it out now, that I’m always going to be firmly routed in the evidence based camp, but I also appreciate and understand the value of observation and experience Read more »

Critical Thinking

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You keep saying that word…

“Detox” You keep using that word… “I am on a detox” – “I’m detoxing” – “Oh you clearly have a methylation issue, best detox your pathways” Naturally, such a HUGE subject in the health and nutrition world drew my attention, so yes, I picked up books on “detoxification diets” – hey, I own a nutribullet Read more »

The Scariest Word in Nutrition?

Chemicals “how can there be an argument to say a fruit smoothie containing nutrients cannot be healthier than a chemically produced product in diet coke… Surely there are reliable unbiased studies on the the side effects & dangers of Aspartame?” No, I see this argument/question pop up a lot – I saw it this-morning from Read more »

How not to be a fit-dick

I need to get this out of my system Fit-Pros are fucking everything up for everybody Sure.. it’d be easy to blame the papers, but who has the real influence here? I made the GRAVE mistake of reading an article on the telegraph online Thursday (so I made myself feel better by sharing it with Read more »

The “Unethics” of Selling Promises

  Recently through my work with my online discussion group (The Carbophobes group) I’ve become more enlightened than ever on the subjects of eating disorders, practicality of plans and generally been more exposed to people who were, once like myself ; incredibly restricted in their food choices. This last month we’ve had Dr Gary Mendoza of ‘The Read more »

The Nutrition Academy

Accredited, Endorsed, Peer reviewed Nutrition Consultant Training Course. Why should you Study Applied Nutrition and Supplementation? The Applied Nutrition and Supplementation is now an AfN Certified Course (one of only a few available for the leisure industry). The AfN assessors specifically noted that the robust assessments make the standard of this course particularly good and Read more »