The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease - Thomas Edison 1903

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants - Michael Pollan 2009

Optimum nutrition is the medicine of tomorrow – Linus Pauling 1968

SP Nutrition Blog

Can you have too much fibre in your diet ?

Discussions about diet and nutrition tend to focus on the big three macro-nutritients – fat, protein and carbs. However for many of us the macro-nutrient we really should be focusing on is fibre. Most people in the UK don’t get nearly enough dietary fibre,...

Is drinking fruit juice a healthy choice ?

When I was studying nutrition at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition a decade ago the accepted view on fruit juice was that we should advise our clients to limit consumption. We were told to effectively treat it the same as any other soft drink. The reason for this...

Dry January – was in really worth it ?

Like many others myself and my wife decided to take a break from alchohol for the month of January. Dry January is an increasingly popular phenomenon in the UK with an estimated 4.2 million adults taking part this year. Other countries with heavy drinking cultures...

Gut microflora and faecal transplants

More and more research is pointing to problems with the balance between the good and bad bacteria in our gut, or our microbiome to give it it’s technical term, being at the root of many health conditions. The next step is identifying how to bring the mirobiome...

Organic food reduces risk of cancer, or does it ?

Eating organic food is certainly good for our enviroment. However the question of whether it is also good for our health is one that has generally divided opinion amongst nutrition experts. It is widely accepted that the vitamin and mineral content of fruit and...

Vitamin D and supplements, where are we now ?

Vitamin D is one of the few supplements that most national public health bodies are in agreement are worth taking,  Public Health England (PHE) in 2016 published guidance that we should all consider taking 10 microgram supplements during the autumn and winter,  to...

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