Sugar For Breakfast Leads to Increased Childhood Obesity

By Dr Chatterjee Children in England are starting their days fuelled by more than half their recommended daily intake of sugar, it was revealed earlier this month (See my response to the story live on BBC One’s Breakfast Show). In the report, Public Health England (PHE) announced that the average child in England consumes up to…

Free soda: France bans unlimited sugary drink refills

By BBC News Restaurants and other spaces catering to the public in France have been banned from offering unlimited sugary drinks in an effort to reduce obesity. It is now illegal to sell unlimited soft drinks at a fixed price or offer them unlimited for free. The number of overweight or obese people in France…

6 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

  By Christopher Willard  Informal mindfulness practices for those of us who don’t have five minutes to contemplate a raisin. I can still remember the raisin from that first mindfulness class I took in a family friend’s basement office, almost twenty years ago. I myself was only 20 years old and that first awe-inspiring taste of…

Is Gut Health The Key To A Good Night’s Sleep?

By Jamie Morea There’s nothing like a great night’s sleep: you go to bed just as you start to feel tired, fall asleep quickly, and doze the whole night long, waking feeling refreshed and ready to face the new day ahead. Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? But, if you’re one of the nearly 35% of adults in…

The Case Against Sugar

By Joanna Blythman For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to argue powerfully and publicly that the official diet advice we have been encouraged to follow since the 1970s is fundamentally wrong. It is refined…