• Skipping breakfast may help you lose weight – what hunter gatherers can teach us

    Although current nutritional guidelines state that breakfast is good for weight loss and to speed up our metabolism, the latest scientific research shows that there is no evidence of this. - Read More

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  • Breakfast—the most important meal of the day?

    The latest scientific studies have debunked the benefits of eating breakfast for weight loss and general health. Breakfast may not be after all the most important meal of the day - Read More

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  • Butter or margarine? Food religion challenged

    Demonizing food groups may be a mistake and we all must encourage a healthy debate in science and the challenging of current nutritional guidelines - Read More

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  • What makes us? Nature or nurture? The DNA debate comes back to life

    The story of identical triplets separated at birth, are the basis of an intelligent article, on whether we are shaped by our genes, environments or a mixture of both - Read More

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  • From 30 vegetables a week to faecal transplants

    Julia Platt-Leonard and Tim Spector discuss what is true and what is false about diet, nutrition and microbes - Read More

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  • Organic food and cancer risk – gut microbe expert on latest research

    Is there a link between eating organic and a lower cancer risk? Tim Spector discussed the new study that seems to indicate this is the case. - Read More

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Book reviews for The Diet Myth

The Diet Myth is fascinating, and I'm now obsessed with microbes!
Nigella Lawson
A fascinating and original look at the impact of food on our bodies underpinned by cutting-edge research.
Michael Mosley
It's not often that a book changes my life in a mere three chapters ... given my usual reluctance to jump on any nutritional bandwagon, I reckon this makes Tim Spector's work a rather compelling read. ... It's truly eye-opening stuff, and we owe it to ourselves and the 100 trillion friends inside our bodies to read this book.
Felicity Cloake, LITERARY REVIEW
I don't read diet books and I certainly never plug them, but The Diet Myth is a worthy exception that provides new insight into why we should think twice about what we put in our mouths.
Dr Mark Porter, THE TIMES



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