TABLE OF CONTENTS

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I. The State of the Nation

II. How did we get it so wrong?

III. Fat or fiction?: Our dietary myths and misconceptions

  • The diet-heart hypothesis
  • Cholesterol: bad boy or innocent bystander?
  • Calories In, Calories Out
  • Salt: too much or too little

IV. The Real Causes

  • Insulin resistance
  • Inflammation
  • The gut microbiome

V. Carbs, fats and protein

VI. My Five Golden Rules

1.   Reduce sugar
2.   Avoid vegetable oils
3.   Eat real food
4.   Avoid processed foods
5.   Drink when you are thirsty

Vii. What Should I Eat? The trouble with weight-loss diets

  • Red, amber and green
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • The Top Twenty
  • The Ketogenic Diet
  • Fasting
  • Gluten and other allergies
  • Sweeteners
  • Vegetarian and vegan
  • Supplements
  • Reading food labels
  • Fast food doesn’t necessarily mean junk food
  • Eating out
  • Don’t blow the food budget
  • Female issues
  • Feeding kids
  • Diet and performance

VIII. The S-entials of Healthy Living

  • Sugar
  • Sedentary
  • Sleep
  • Stress
  • Sun
  • Smoking

IX The Modern Epidemics

1: Obesity
2: Type 2 Diabetes
3: Fatty Liver
4: Cardiovascular Disease
5: Tooth Decay
6: Chronic Diseases

X. Summing it all up

  • The final word
  • The final challenge

XI, The trouble with our health system

XII. Toolkit

  • My favourite recipes
  • How to measure body fat
  • What blood tests should I have?
  • Other names for sugar

XIII. Resources

  • Movies
  • Books
  • YouTube videos
  • Websites/blogs
  • Podcasts

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