No gain without grain?

Is it time we stopped blaming all grains and acknowledge that they have been part of humanity’s evolution for the last million years? asks Patrick Holford There’s a big trend among the health conscious for gluten-free foods and blaming grains, which provide two thirds of humanity’s calories, for the epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Banting […]

July 6, 2016 Continue Reading

Is moringa the ‘superfood of superfoods’?

Is moringa the ‘superfood of superfoods’? asks Patrick Holford The hottest new superfood is Moringaoleifera, a leafy bush, that is an incredibly rich source of nutrients, antioxidants and polyphenols. It has anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and anti-cancer properties and helps reduce everything you would want to protect against cancer and diabetes, as well as boosting sexual activity […]

May 10, 2016 Continue Reading

What’s wrong with wheat?

The ‘convention’ is that wholegrains should be a major part of our diet and that a small fraction of people, one in 3,000, are intolerant to wheat gluten (coeliac disease). Every part of this sentence is wrong and I’d like to explain why. Firstly, the wheat you eat today bears little resemblance to the wheat […]

May 19, 2014 Continue Reading