NZ’s health leaders respond to our research publicity: Saturated fat…its bad, low carb radical and unsafe

It was no surprise to see this one coming.  A perfect storm for the old powers that be in New Zealand obesity research and practice. The BMJ paper on why we got the saturated fat thing wrong, the ABC Catalyst series, and me out and about in the media talking about low carb high fat. I just noticed another one the NZ Herald just now by a NZ dietitian. Looks like I (and those associated with me, sorry everyone) are now officially on the outer after this press release today (see this Experts decry fat… Read More

Those sausages…….

There’s been a lot of talk about me and these sausages, maybe too much talk….. Ever since AUT University published the PR material for my upcoming public lectures with me sitting in front of a plate of relatively revolting sausages, I have copped a bit of flak.  So now it’s time to respond. Let me ask a few (rhetorical) questions: Does anyone seriously think I am contemplating or actively promoting a single person eating a plate of a dozen sausages?  Answer – these sausages are more or less disgusting.  They were bought by… Read More

Low carb high fat lecture full, so we are doing another

Thanks to the many who have registered and shown interest in this seminar at AUT Millennium on October 16th.  Its been wildly over subscribed to the point we have decided to do a second seminar.  So please if you are interested, its filling very fast, get registered today. Event Details Date:   Tuesday, 22 October 2013 Time:   7.00pm – 8.30pm Venue: AUT Millennium Institute, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland Free public parking is available Programme 6.00pm – 6.50pm       Registrations open 7.00pm – 7.45pm       Event commences.  Keynote presentation from Professor Grant Schofield 7.45pm… Read More

We’re doing a public lecture on Low Carb High Fat

Click here for the full PDF version of the invite Low Carb High Fat_16 Oct 2013 Join me and my research team to see the latest in the world of Low Carb HIgh Fat (LCHF) research and practice.  We will look at what the research shows, what we are doing, and what this means in practical terms.  We will be discussing both health (weight loss, diabetes, and chronic disease), and athletic performance. Get in quick to register if you are in Auckland as seats are free but limited. When: Wednesday October 16th 7-8.30… Read More

My three boys

OK got your attention. Look I’m really trying to upgrade this blog and send out relevant (and helpful) material, so please let me know what can be improved and what you’d like to see. I’m also really happy to answer any questions, take your success stories in getting fit and healthy and so forth. Any success or otherwise in carbohydrate restriction is really likely to help others so don’t be shy, Just drop me an email grant.schofield@aut.ac.nz and I will do my best. Grant From bottom to top that’s Jackson (10), Sam… Read More

The structure of great communication

This is a great TED talk by presentation guru Nancy Duarte. Her ideas about speaking are what you get given when you are invited to do a TED talk. It’s a really powerful and simple analysis of great speeches in history including Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech and Steve Job’s IPhone launch speech in 2007. Great communication is of course essential to changing the world. It is essential to any good idea. Without great communication, great ideas are lost. Mediocre ideas can flourish because of great communication. That’s such a… Read More

Be the best you can be

(pic: the entrance to AUT Millenium where I work) I’ve wanted to start a blog for quite some time now. The trick is to get the technical skills together well enough to actually know how to run one and do it regularly. Well, I’m just about there. What will I blog about? I am really interested in the science of how we can be the best we can be. This crosses disciplines such as biology, medicine, pubic health, and productivity management. The cornerstones are nutrition, exercise, sleep, neuroscience, psychology and well-being. I’ll… Read More