Author Archives: Prof. Grant Schofield

We are recruiting for a low carb research study

We’re recruiting participants for a research study about low carbohydrate diets. The study “How low do you need to go? Comparing symptoms of diet induction and mood with outcomes from diets containing differing levels of carbohydrate restriction” seeks to help us understand the effects of differing types of low-carb diets on symptoms of carbohydrate withdrawal […]

The battle over the causes of cardiovascular disease heats up!

By George Henderson and Grant Schofield In today’s Guardian, there’s a report on the backlash against an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine entitled “Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions”.[1] The authors are cardiologists […]

The fat emperor again

Ivor Cummings latest talk is worth a watch. He basically does my entire third year “Lifestyle Disease” class in a single lecture. So you can save taking that and just watch this. I don’t buy the whole “you have to be an engineer to have a problem solving brain” line Ivor.  I’ve heard enough of […]

Audio: Low Carb Healthy Fat for sports performance. World triathlon age champion Bevan McKinnon

I’ve witten a lot about fuelling for training and racing for sport performance, especially endurance, and most especially Ironman triathlon.  That’s what inspired What the Fat? Sport Performance, and several blogs about this guy: Bevan McKinnon and his sucess in using low carb healthy fat. He’s now the current Ironman 70.3 and Ironman Hawaii World […]

Australia’s response to the diabetes epidemic – shooting the messenger.

On the Sunday current affairs program in New Zealand there was a report on the diabetes epidemic in South Auckland. This is our largest (and growing) health problem, and two of the players in this tragedy had messages that stood out. An elderly woman, overweight and now condemned to thrice-weekly dialysis, told us “I didn’t do anything […]

Intro to low carb and fasting seminar

We are doing a seminar Sept 8th, AUT Millennium Auckland Presenters – me (Grant Schofield), dietician Dr Caryn Zinn, and Jimmy Moore all the way form the USA talking about his experiences with fasting. It’s definitely an intro night, so well suited to those just getitng into or supporting others getting into this lifestyle Limited […]

Our research published in the Lancet!

  The Lancet: People who live in activity-friendly neighbourhoods take up to 90mins more exercise per week (link to the full paper) We’ve been collecting data in my research team for almost 20 years now on how active people are, how that affects their health, and what helps them get more active. The direction we’ve taken […]

Very low-carbohydrate diets in the management of diabetes revisited

Just out –  our latest paper in the New Zealand Medical Journal – a review and viewpoint on low carb for diabetes. We’re just continuing to make the point that low carb eating is a very sensible way to go for people with diabetes. The outcomes are better. Here’s the abstract. Full text here ABSTRACT  […]

Sports nutrition session Wednesday March 16th

Reminder – myself, Dr Caryn Zinn and Olympian Tim Gudsell talking abbot teenage athletes and their parents.  This is shaping up as  great event. Don’t miss out. Date: Wednesday 16th March Time: 7.00pm – 8.45pm Location: Rosmini College Auditorium, Takapuna, Auckland Tickets: $10 buy online at Book now THE SCHOOL WILL ALSO YAKE CASH EFTPOS ON THE NIGHT […]

Peak performance nutrition evening for teenage athletes and parents – March 16

Peak performance nutrition is a seminar for teenage athletes and their parents. We will look at the science, the practice and the reality of trying to be awesome. We’ll cover how to eat enough, how to stay lean, how to have enough energy to be the best you can be, and how to get your […]

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