Fructose: A Bittersweet Sugar


The Bottom Line:

  • Don’t get deceived by the fact that just because fructose is natural it is ok to have as much as you want.
  • Most of us consume far too much fructose (in the form of refined sugar).
  • Fructose consumed as part of a whole fruit is not bad for you.

Key Points:

  • Fructose in excess is worse than excess glucose.
  • Eating fructose doesn’t make you feel full and might even make you feel hungrier.
  • Excessive consumption of fructose is associated with diabetes and obesity.
  • Eating fructose increases the triglycerides in your blood – (a type of fat which is more closely correlated with having a heart attack than cholesterol is).

Fasting and the 5:2 diet


The 5:2 Diet

The 5:2 diet is all the rage in the UK, but is it any good?
An unqualified yes on my part.

How do I know?
I’ve read hundreds of studies on fasting; I personally have been doing the so-called 5:2 diet for the last 40 years, and fasting has been practised by many cultures for millennia.

But just because I have been fasting and it is an ancient religious tradition doesn’t necessarily mean it is a good thing.
What is important is that research into fasting in recent years backs up the age-old idea that fasting is beneficial on many different levels.

Vampire Therapy


Scientists at Harvard University have recently reported that blood from young mice can rejuvenate ageing mice. Blood transfusions not only reversed the memory impairment that seems to inevitably appear with age, but also improved the learning abilities of ageing mice.

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