23 November 2015 for the Observer as "What is Healthy Eating?": It’s easy to develop a case of the latest psychiatrically acknowledged eating disorder, orthorexia nervosa – an obsession with avoiding foods perceived to be unhealthy. I got one for just £65. That’s the price of an introductory session at London’s Hale Clinic, an alternative therapy … Continue reading The free-from-fear diet
Update, 1 May 2014. The booze giants won a ruling yesterday allowing them to take their challenge over minimum pricing to the European Court. It's now 13 months since the law passed by the Scottish parliament should have come into effect, and started saving lives and livers. Latest briefingfrom Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems here . The challenge will … Continue reading Boycott the bullying whisky barons
30 December 2013: fruit sold on health promises, my story published in the UK's Daily Mail. Believe the hype and they’ll solve all your health issues. They are the natural solution for everything from cancer, heart disease and dementia through to ageing skin, poor eyesight and interrupted sleep. No wonder “superfruits” now pop up everywhere: in cereal, desserts, … Continue reading Are "superfruits" a scam? A potato might do the same job at a tenth the price…
The Times (UK) Magazine, 28 September 2013: Should red meat carry a health warning? Alex Renton investigates the link between what we eat and the increased risk of diet-related cancers We’re hard-wired to eat meat: all we can get of it. Research shows that if you give a diet of unlimited meat to omnivorous animals, … Continue reading Red meat. The real killer?
My Observer magazine story and an editorial calling for government action on sugary drinks gathered lots of interest: 170k web hits, 850 comments and a feeble response from the British soft drinks industry. The tin of 7UP rolls to a stop at my feet. I pick it up, scowling at the kid on a bike … Continue reading Tackling Big Sugar – the next great health war