Lessons from Climbing a Wall
What does indoor rock climbing have to do with making health-promoting lifestyle changes? It's all about being willing to embrace discomfort.
Exercise is useless for weight loss... but you should do it anyway
Both halves of the standard weight loss trope - 'eat less and move more' are wrong. A fascinating article published in Scientific American explains why increasing physical activity will not solve the obesity crisis.
Are you majoring in minor things?
Majoring in minors means putting undue attention on small things that don't make a real difference, while neglecting to pay attention to the larger actions that make a huge difference. It's a problem for many of the people who seek my help.
Food cravings and your gut microbiome - the surprising connection
The emerging field of microbiome research offers fascinating, at times disturbing, but ultimately empowering insights into the connection between our gut microbiome, our food choices (which may not be ‘our’ choices, after all) and our moods.
Insights from doctors into medicine in Australia
Dr Malcolm Mackay and Dr Renae Thomas are committed advocates of wholefood, plant-based eating - and they practise what they preach! Their insights into how medicine is taught and practised in Australia, and why most doctors are so poorly-informed about nutrition, are very thought-provoking.
When to say ‘sometimes’ and when to say ‘never’ to a food
How can you tell when a food needs to go on your 'never' list, and how do you make that work?
A Matter of Trust
Startling new research shows that doctors make accurate estimates of the risks and benefits of treatments, imaging technology and screening programs only about one third of the time.
Vaccines: Science, Undone Science and Anti-Science
In Australia, public health authorities, doctors' organisations and the media promote the view that vaccines have been incontrovertibly proven to be safe, and that anyone who has any questions or concerns whatsoever about vaccination is an 'antivaxxer'. Not all medical insiders agree with this position.
The final nail in dairy's coffin? Drinking milk makes you die sooner
Add this to the long list of reasons to avoid dairy products: the more milk you drink, the sooner you'll be dead.
Making Stuff Up: Popular Internet 'wisdom' about healing leaky gut
A frighteningly high percentage of what masquerades as health 'information' in popular books, articles and blogs is just people Making Stuff Up. Approaches to healing leaky gut are a prime example.
Drugs vs food
Hippocrates advised, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". Considering the oversold benefits and underplayed risks of pharmaceuticals, this ancient wisdom is still highly relevant to us today.
Which 'you' are you changing for?
You've probably heard that you should only change for yourself, not to please someone else. But which 'you' you change for turns out to be hugely important.
The gap between your 'current self' and your 'future self' can sabotage your efforts to break unhealthy habits and establish healthy ones. Fortunately, there are effective ways to bridge that gap.
Interviews and Media Appearances
Part 1 of the Supreme Master TV 'Healthy Living Show' interview - Why Unrefined Plant Foods are Best.
How to beat chronic illnesses including high blood pressure, autoimmune disease and type 2 diabetes with a wholefood, plant-based diet.
Part 2 of the Supreme Master TV 'Healthy Living Show' interview - Why Unrefined Plant Foods are Best.
2nd International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference Round-up Webinar
Delicious, dairy-free cucumber raita - the perfect accompaniment to a curry.
A delicious, nutrient-rich salad featuring pomegranate seeds. The perfect winter salad!
Tasty and filling vegan burritos - with the added goodness of (cleverly hidden) kale!
Marvellous mushrooms and great greens combine in a satisfying main course.
Tasty burger patties with added superpowers from lentils and seeds.
Delicious, filling main course that tastes even better the next day.
How to make a green smoothie with anti-cancer punch!
Delicious sugar-free, dairy-free sorbet that's actually good for you.
Creamy non-dairy yoghurt with absolutely no nasties!
Chewy, healthy treats with the sweet-and-sour goodness of Incan berries.
This delicious sugar-free treat never fails to get a 'Wow'... even from people who don't like 'health food'.