Yearly Archives: 2014


Raw Vegan Lunchbox

A little antidote to the impending Christmas junk food…     Here’s what’s in one lunchbox: One small organic apple (100g) Two small organic bananas (150g peeled weight) Two clementines (120g peeled weight) Organic carrot sticks (50g) Cucumber slices, peeled (75g) Baby plum tomatoes, halved (100g) Three dried figs (50g) […]

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A Way to Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?

Finally, the long promised paper from Caldwell B. Esselstyn et. al providing follow-up data for a larger sample (than his original cohort) of heart disease sufferers following his very low fat plant-based diet: A Way to Reverse CAD? Caldwell B. Esselstyn et al. The Journal of Family Practice, July 2014;Vol.63,No.7:p356-364 […]


Adolescent Bariatric Surgery 2

I recently submitted a letter to the Archives of Disease in Childhood in response to their October article Bariatric surgery in severely obese adolescents: a single-centre experience, and its accompanying editorial Adolescent bariatric surgery in the United Kingdom; a call for continued study and open dialogue. Unfortunately they have declined […]


Is Asthma a Dietary Disease – Part 2

To my knowledge, to date there has been only one randomised controlled trial (RCT) of dietary modification in asthma. Lots of studies have looked at relationships between dietary intake and the occurrence of wheeze, but only one group has taken patients and asked them to eat a specific diet in […]


Paediatric Lifestyle Medicine 4

Now that I am entering the final years of my paediatric training (ST6), people keep asking me what I want to specialise in. At the moment I am training in “general” paediatrics, which is a kind of specialty in and of itself, although many general paediatricians also have special interests […]


Article in JUNO Magazine 1

My article “Beyond 5 a Day” is on p60 of the autumn edition of JUNO magazine:     Here is what JUNO have to say about themselves: JUNO is a natural parenting magazine that inspires and supports families through its range of features, columns and artwork. Established in 2003, it […]

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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Pink Milk

aka strawberry and banana smoothie! Thanks to Charlie and Lola for the inspiration for this one 🙂 This is a great breakfast-on-the-run smoothie: quick to prepare and quick to consume!   Serves 2 Contains: nuts, soya Preparation time: 5 minutes Equipment: blender [N.B. if you don’t own a high-powered blender […]


Should I Eat Meat?

It may not be the most reliable and unbiased source of information around, but I have been following Dr Michael Mosley’s Should I Eat Meat with interest nevertheless. It will have reached a lot of people, so I took notes. After episode 1, Michael changed his line of questioning from […]