Why and how I went wheat free

As you would know if you’re familiar with GI Gen, I’ve been a fan of the wheat free and sugar free style of eating for some time, and Sweet Poison. Sceptics might suggest I’m too easily persuaded by these ‘fad’…
Food that lowers blood pressure naturally

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a dangerous condition where your blood is pumping at a higher than optimal pressure through your body. A reading of systolic pressure (pressure in the arteries as the heart pumps out blood)…
The Paleo diet: Paleo-schmaleo or is it actually good for you?

I tend to ignore dietary fads until it becomes obvious they’re not going away. And the Paleo diet doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. If anything it’s getting more popular based on the amount of Paleo-devotees, cookbooks and websites springing…
Guest post: My experience of the Scarsdale Medical Diet

Introduction: What is the Scarsdale Medical Diet?   I came across the Scarsdale Medical Diet book recently while cleaning out my bookshelf. The book claims that you can lose up to 20 pounds in 14 days, and that this diet…
Are you addicted to bread?

Recently I read Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health , and wrote a review of it here. I’ve been thinking a lot about wheat, and low-carb eating in general lately, because…
5 ways to not gain weight on vacation

Whether you’ve successfully lost weight, or you feel like you’re just continuing to put it on, the concept of going on vacation can be stressful. Here are the 5 main ways I intend to not gain weight while on vacation.…
The magic formula for a perfect salad

A friend asked me recently how I manage to make such yummy looking salads, and I told him the formula is simple, so I thought I would provide it here. Here’s my magic formula for a perfect salad. It’s foolproof!…
Top tips for going sugar free

Tips to help you quit sugar It’s #Sugarfreeseptember at the moment. I’m not sure where that started but it’s all over social media and of course I’ve jumped on board because I’ve had first hand experience of the benefits of…
Cauliflower Fried Rice

Did you ever think you would live to see the day when the humble cauliflower would be the hottest thing around? Oh, you did? Well then you’re strange and I’m not sure we can be friends 😉 But anyway, clever…