Doctor’s Blog


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 […]


JUNO Cover

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 […]


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 […]

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

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 […]


Polyunsaturated fats: the dietary equivalent of low-tar cigarettes?

Recently I read an article on the website of the Pritikin Longevity Center in Florida, entitled What’s Wrong with Olive Oil? This makes the case for the hypothesis that there is no such thing as a “healthy fat” – only bad fats and very bad fats – likening the situation […]