• The Second Genome

    James Gallagher explores how our second genome, the diverse array of microbes that live on and in our bodies, is driving our metabolism and health. - Read More

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  • The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

    A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. - Read More

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  • Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

    Eating berries, along with nuts, 70% dark chocolate, seeds and decaffeinated coffee could help improve gut health, and as a result, your sleep. Tim Spector says in this article. - Read More

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  • Fit in my 40s: ‘I hadn’t realised that fermentation is so vital to the gut’

    The problem with the science of diet is that if you’re only partially interested, gobbets of information go in and stick, surrounded by great gaps that you fill by whistling and not quite caring. So, I know that the microbial environment of the gut is crucial to good health and longevity. - Read More

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  • Tim Spector: Go with your gut

    Did you know that Tim's earliest ambition was to be a cowboy? Learn more about Tim Spector in his interview for BMJ Confidential - Read More

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  • The gut, the dash diet and the blood sugar

    Dr Xand asks if the bacteria in our gut is the key to weight loss - 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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