Are Bounty bars really that BAD?!

Thanks to our follower Joanna Farmer sending us this: “Just been having a bit of calculator fun checking out these amazing ‘paleo’ bounty bars which sound almost too good to be true… “This homemade version of a Bounty is honestly just as good and doesn’t have any of the processed or sugar filled ingredients of…

2017 special- The low-down on FAD DIETS from Fight the Fads!

WHAT? A diet promising rapid weight loss often through extreme, unsustainable and unhealthy regimes. HOW TO SPOT A FAD DIET? Alarm bells should start ringing if you see a diet which: -Claims you can lose more than 2-3 pounds a week -Makes reference to ‘miracle foods’ or ‘superfoods’ -Restricts certain food groups or requires that…

Sign our petition to make ‘Nutritionist’ a protected title: Over 1.5K supporters already!

Sign our petition to make ‘Nutritionist’ a protected title: Over 1.5K supporters already! We are delighted to announce that following the publication of our petition on Friday evening, we have already received over 1.5K signatures. Thank you for your support. Please continue to sign and share our petition so that we can get the 10k…

10 Vegetables That Are Actually As Good As You Thought!

You may have seen us kicking up a fuss about a sensationalist online article published by Delish- ‘Ten vegetables that aren’t actually good for you’ We want to clarify what was wrong with this article, and why we encouraged its removal from the websites that are still hosting it (and more recently countrylivingmagazine.com). The evidence backing the…

The Truth about Detoxing

It seems like everyday there is a new ‘detox’ diet or product on the market promising to clear our body of harmful toxins. The ‘detoxing’ industry is thriving on a misconception that toxic products build up in our body and we need to regularly ‘cleanse’ our systems to get rid of them. If toxic waste…

Irresponsible sharing of nutritional content from Country Living Magazine

You may remember our successful petition for the removal of the article ‘Ten vegetables that actually aren’t good for you’ from ELLE UK website. They responded, removed the article, and encouraged us to pursue the issue with Delish (the original authors). Unfortunately, we are still waiting for Delish to respond to our requests for them to…

Clearing up the confusion surrounding ‘clean – eating’

Despite wide use of the term ‘clean-eating’ on social media, there is no official agreement as to what ‘clean eating’ actually means. To learn more about clean-eating, read our previous post: The dirty truth behind ‘clean eating’ ‘Clean-eating’ is a term used by many wellness bloggers and self styled nutrition experts and generally incorporates the following…

A Breafast Trend on Trial: Sweet Potato Toast

Following in the footsteps of cauliflower pizza and courgetti, ‘sweet potato toast’ is the latest clean eating food fad to be sweeping the web. With more and more people (unnecessarily) cutting gluten out of their diets, it would seem that sweet potato toast is the next best breakfast option. Or is it?! Yes, sweet potatoes…

Is drinking Silybum (milk-thistle) as silly as it sounds?

The tea alone will NOT improve liver function, (and sadly) nor will is give you flawless skin- that’s as silly as it sounds!

Vitamin Water: They taste good and appear healthy- what’s the verdict?

Vitamin-fortified drinks tend to imply that there is some kind of hidden benefit- be it that extra ‘focus’, ‘energy’, or ‘shine’. For the most part, this is due to clever marketing ploys, sleek websites, and beautiful packaging. Unfortunately, the use of ‘water’ in the product name, creates an illusion that this is a purely natural…