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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20Jun/1120

Doctors and quacks

Available in a shop near you

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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1Jun/1141

Does a Paleo diet dissolve gallstones?

Maybe it's all in the jeans...

So, after all this banging on about what, why  and how, it all boiled down to a single 15 minutes with a doctor that looked like Uma Thurman. This was it – it would answer if you can dissolve gallstones with a radical change in diet. Are gallstones due to a lack of nutrients? Does a highly nutritious diet replace the nutrients necessary to prevent and even dissolve gallstones? How does it all fit together? It didn’t take long to find out…


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Filed under: Gallstones Full article
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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18May/115

Exploding melons and fining fat people

This melon's had it

Obesity is in everyone’s interest to solve, wherever you sit on the political spectrum. It screws the economy, life expectancy, quality of life and raises the cost of medical care across the board. So why don’t governments do something about it? It’s not rocket science is it? No it’s not. It’s much more complicated than that.
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13May/117

The last piece of the puzzle

Missing link

What’s the missing link? Something on this site isn’t right, and I think I know what it is. We get fat (and gallstones) because of a lack of nutrients – that’s the theory this whole site is about, and although I firmly believe that’s true, I knew it was missing something. Like what? Well, here's what I didn't tell you...
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26Apr/112

The final countdown

Countdown has begun

The final countdown has begun. To the the London olympics? Nah, something far more important. In just over one month, I’ll see if this whole exercise has been worthwhile by getting a scan done to see if – as I believe – gallstones are caused by a lack of nutrients.

I’ll be honest with you, I stopped taking Rowachol a while back, having completed maybe 60 days in total since I started at the beginning of this blog (15/10/10). So will it work, or will be a crushing embarrassment, never to be spoken about again? Read on for more.
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18Apr/112

Authenticity

Truth

We’re all attracted to authenticity – people who say what they believe in, stand up for what they believe in and live or die by their principles. And similarly, when you find someone who you realise is prepared to change their opinion for a few quid or a few favours, you lose all respect for them.


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13Apr/117

Barbaric bariatrics

They tie a knot in your stomach like this. Probably

In years to come, they're going to look back on gastric band stapling as something akin to medieval torture, I swear. Gastric band is supposedly the last resort of obesity; you get so fat you staple the stomach to stop people eating. The positive is - they stop eating, and lose weight. The negative? Requirements for tons of vitamins to compensate for the loss of absorption in the GI tract, plus hundreds of tales of general misery (google away for tales of woe).
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6Apr/112

I predict a riot…

Surely diets not riots?

Everyone knows food affects mood, and I’m not talking about people getting excitable about eating donuts.  From depression through to violence, the nutrients you have – or don’t have – affect your moods in ways we simply just don’t know. So I began thinking – if, as I believe, weight gain is largely symptomatic of a lack of nutrients, and given we have a country where 2 out of every 3 people is overweight, this must have much more far-reaching effects than the old muffin-top spilling out a tight T-shirts on the beach. And sure enough, it’s bigger than you could ever imagine.
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