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Food Intolerance is all in the mind, says study sponsored by Flour Advisory Board!

“Nine in ten Britons who believe they have a food allergy are perfectly healthy, researchers say“. Harcombe Diet followers will immediately spot the error – either in this write up from the Daily Mail Science reporter (Fiona MacRae) or from the press release itself. Food allergy and Food Intolerance are

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Ban butter to save lives says heart surgeon

Shyam Kolvekar (a heart surgeon) is all over the news today having asserted that Butter should be banned to save thousands of lives. The Daily Mail asserted “Saturated fat is blamed for a third of the 200,000 premature deaths from heart disease a year.” Facts please, Daily Mail?! There is

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Kids can eat enough for 4 on Xmas Day…

… but the lunch won’t be the problem. A study done by Carnegie Weight Management (fat camp for kids, basically) found that an average Christmas dinner can contain 956 calories and48g of fat. Who cares?! Turkey, carrots, sprouts, parsnips, even roast potatoes and a bit of stuffing are not going

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Which 2 ingredients do UK people eat the most of?

I have been analysing the National Food Survey stats (DEFRA)  for some months. Sadly this stops at the year 2000 – the FSA took over responsibility after this and we haven’t had a survey since. This is a tragic loss of continuous data. However, I have just compared some of

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