The superfood that will help you lose weight (and the food that will keep the weight on)

Should I just tell you what the magic superfood is? Oh come on Mr ‘Please just tell me what to eat’ Nutritionist, I’m really busy and I just want to know what is this ingredient. Is it a capsule that you sell? Is it a new Amazonian fruit with an exotic name that will just melt the kilograms […]

Thinning bones, tendons and skin (there’s more to it than ‘getting old’)

Oh OK, the nutrition guy is talking bone this week, so it’s going to be about calcium, glucosamine and Vitamin D right?  And is he going to mention ‘fish oil for better skin’? No, all wrong, none of the above. They are a long-way second to what is really causing your lovely bones (and the rest of your body) to creak, age […]

Should I fast Mr Nutritionist?

Fasting, or ‘voluntary not eating for a finite period of time’, can be very helpful in regards to overall health. I’ll shortly give you my ‘rules’ if you want to try a fast. But first, there are some caveats. For 90% of us mere mortals who have busy lives, families and work, fasting for a day or even half a day just […]

I was failing my patients (and myself)

Do you seriously think you can lose weight? Really?  Why bother! Why bother trying to get yourself better, when changing diets just don’t work. Don’t you get it, I was thinking.  No-one ‘gets better’. It just doesn’t happen.  No-one ‘reverses’ their diabetes’. Anyone who says they can is lying. No-one loses their weight and keeps it off. I haven’t […]

The catalyst for diabetes?

I was disappointed but not surprised with the ABC Catalyst program called ‘Curing Diabetes‘ that aired last week. The most important question that it did not answer, was what causes diabetes, and why is it so difficult to cure? These are the key questions that I have my patients understand, so they can start reversing the impact of this insidious disease. Diabetes […]

My top 3 tips to be healthier in 2019

I’m really sorry I did that to you last week, with the ‘to be continued’. I could have easily written more on my first tip: “Don’t fear fat or cholesterol, but fear excessive carbohydrates.”  To reinforce this message, the seminar “Please Just Tell Me What To Eat’, that I presented in Toowoomba two weeks ago, is now available for […]

Eating fruit and vegetables won’t help you lose weight (but they are sort of good for you)

But Mr Nutritionist, you are talking fruit and vegetables-they just have to be good for you right?! Why? Is it because ‘we’ve always eaten them’? Fruit especially has changed over the years to become more like confectionary than a ‘healthy food’.  So if they are saying no to primates eating all the fruit-why are being told […]