He who takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
You can’t drug people into being healthy!
Dr Aseem Mahotra
Together with Sir Richard Thompson (the Queen’s doctor from 1984-2005), Aseem spoke in the European Parliament on over medication of the British people and how ineffective much of it is. The bulk of ill health is lifestyle caused and therefore diet can have a strong beneficial effect especially with diseases of insulin resistance like diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
Let’s eat what God gave us.
(Clarissa Dickson Wright’s partner on the BBC cookery series Two Fat Ladies)
The truth is that if you have to exercise to control your weight, then your diet is wrong.
Prof Tim Noakes
The solution? Learn to Eat Well!
The very inconvenient truth that nobody wants to talk about is that to resolve the obesity crisis, we need to eat less food. And we need to particularly eat less unhealthy food which generally comes in a packet and has a logo on it and is generally owned by a very large multinational corporation.
In a dramatic change of direction, ex-advertising executive (promoting the likes of Coca Cola and McDonalds), Dan is a founder and Chief Executive of Living Loud which aims to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives by overcoming, preventing and managing lifestyle illness. Here’s a piece he wrote comparing the food industry to tobacco and a great article about snacking.
For World Diabetes Day – not a day to celebrate
Western medicine will one day admit what has been known in the Orient for years. Sugar is the greatest evil that modern industrial civilization has visited upon the countries of the Far East and Africa.
The taste of sweetness, whereof a little more than a little is by much too much.
Henry IV, Part I
It’s World Obesity Day today.
If diets worked there would be really one diet, everybody would go on it, lose weight and that would be the end of it.
But 95% of diets don’t work (other than short-term). So what’s the answer? Don’t diet, learn to eat well.
Real, fresh food is the solution.
World Obesity Day
Action on Sugar
Cooking is without doubt one of the most important skills a person can learn.
There are loads of recipes on his website and YouTube channel. I love his chicken and mushroom pie. He does it in no time. It takes me ages (I make my own gluten-free shortcrust pastry) but it’s so delicious it’s worth it.
I’ve also just bought a copy of his new book ‘5 Ingredients’ – brilliant if you’re new to cooking and want to keep things simple.
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.
Happiness is a cup of coffee and a really good book
The New Bookshop, Cockermouth
(one of my favourite haunts and one of my favourite occupations)