The most popular tweet that ever involved me was a picture of a slide in the Low Carb Downunder seminar I did with Dr Caryn Zinn and Professor Jeff Volek in Melbourne in June, 2015. Within days it had a few hundred thousand views. What did the slide say? “A balanced diet [in the context […]

  We got a review back recently for a paper we submitted to the New Zealand Medical Journal.  We were questioning the ongoing obsession with saturated fat and disease, especially heart disease.  We were rejected – a common thing (at least for us) when you talk about the evidence not being sufficient to making recommendations […]

By Grant Schofield and George Henderson, Science oriented blog This headline caught our eyes in this week’s New Zealand Herald and then the subsequent paper we tracked down in PLOSone. It is titled “Effects of Health-Related Food Taxes and Subsidies on Mortality from Diet-Related Disease in New Zealand: An Econometric-Epidemiologic Modelling Study”. What the paper does […]

What The Fat? – our beautiful 300 page whole food LCHF go-to-guide … We made it available online on June 5th, we launched it officially on June 15th, we sold out today July 7th. First, thanks to everyone who has gotten on board, the response has been overwhelming. We expected the first print run to last a little longer. However…We […]

I had to answer some questions around well being, including diet and family for stuff.co.nz (NZ’s largest online news site) which I thought you might enjoy.  I added a picture of Ocean Beach, Tairua for you to see why I lob e this special place (read the article).  Great job Aileen Nakhle!

It’s pretty obvious we need to change the way we do things in the field of nutrition. It’s time to change, to try the new. Enjoy my take on how to redefine the way we do things in public health nutrition.

Should I take a statin? Your cholesterol might be high, you might have already had a heart attack. Your doctor might advise you to take a statin – cholesterol lowering medication. How do you make an informed choice? Well, here’s the logic and outcomes used in the trials which evaluate if these little pills are […]

Well worth a watch – reverse type 2 diabetes and sort obesity by ignoring the nutrition guidelines.

Here’s a friend of mine Brendan Blanchard. Six months ago he was what he describes as a “fat boy” at around 110 kg.  He is a big strength guy involved in power lifting and therefore works out quite a lot.  Even so, a bit of post-pregnancy stress and a second child on he way lead […]

In the next few posts I’m going to spend time on the basics of LCHF, not the hardcore science of nutrition.  There’s plenty more of that to come again soon. I’m starting with our view of what the Low Carb Healthy Fat lifestyle is all about (and why you’d do it). Here’s our “Skinny version” by me, Prof […]

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