Fat Fiction Fat, lies and measuring tape

Do you not think it's well... a bit odd? The fact that the world has suddenly grown fat in a single generation? Since the explosion of gyms, low-fat foods, calorie counting and government healthy eating advice, 1 in 4 people in Britain are obese, and 2 in 3 are overweight. What's going wrong?

It's all about malnutrition. Once you get your head around that idea, obesity and all its related problems start making sense. Need to lose weight? Simple. Or maybe you've got gallstones? Well, as I'm finding out, that's not so simple.
Like any blog, this is all a work in progress, but if you're going to start anywhere, 2 minute summary is as good as any.

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11Jul/112

Result!

Least relevant picture to this post I could find...

It’s been a big week for news. Huge. Lies, deceit and moral condemnation have been on the forefront of everyone’s mind as government officials trot out the same tired old clichés about doing what’s right, not just for our sakes but for the sakes of our children and generations to come. But say what you like, we've got a result, even if it's not the one we wanted ...


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3Jul/116

The grand unified theory

Here's an idea

So, 9 months ago, I started this blog because I was convinced that malnutrition drives obesity, and as a side effect, gallstones. Given I knew nothing then, and a hell of a lot more now, does it still stack up? And while I lose an unholy amount of weight in a very short space of time, the  experiment with gallstones failed, so how does the idea all hang together now? 
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20Jun/1120

Doctors and quacks

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Today I finally got around to seeing the GP so we can officially agree a course of action for a case of advanced gallstones. Given I’ve not spent much time with doctors, GPs, hospitals or the medical profession, I was expecting the usual you know nothing, doctor knows best kind of patronising bull. Why? Well, we all know that several major scientific discoveries have been suppressed right from cancer through to AIDs yeah? No? Well, prepare to be enlightened…
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13Jun/115

When Plan A fails…

Everyone needs a plan...

“Never have a plan B. It always gets in the way of plan A”, so said wise philosopher, erm, Will Smith. And so it is with the post last week, which answered the simple question “Does a paleo-ish diet dissolve gallstones?”. And the answer is a resounding no – it’s got a lot worse. So what does this mean? Rip it up and start again or give up? Well, thanks to a lot of really useful feedback last week, I’ve got a good idea of next steps.
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31May/117

Darwin’s view of Paleo

Gaucho in Argentina

In less than 48 hours, I’ll find out if eating a highly nutritious diet dissolves gallstones. And really, this blog shouldn’t exist in this day and age, because food has moved from being something we just eat to survive to becoming incredibly difficult but it doesn’t have to be that way.


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14Nov/1011

“You’re having a heart attack”

Heart attack / Art attack

My pulse was dropping fast … 55…50…45…44…43…42. Slower, and slower. Am I dying? The colour drained from my face, and my skin went clammy.

I turned a disturbing shade of grey, and I sank to my knees, in absolute agony. I relented and called for help. Five minutes later, an entirely unqualified but disturbingly chipper northern girl from NHS Direct was calmly talking to me as if my IQ was near fatal and permanent collapse.
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28Oct/104

The first update: crash and burn

Yes, this is what gallstones feel like

To recap : 2 months ago I got several gallstone attacks. Once it was diagnosed, I pretty much went wheat free straight away, half by accident and half by design, but as I started researching it, it made more and more sense. It’s led to a semi-Paleo diet, getting rid of grain pretty much altogether, and gluten 100%. Things immediately started improving. This is my first update...

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