Clark Russell
A writer on diet and health with contrarian views to the mainstream, a blogger at and an author of a new e-book, The Fat Loss Puzzle. I also write for and have appeared in Metro, The Sun and Take a Break.

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Entries by Clark Russell

10 Myths of Health

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2014 | (12:26)

There is no limit to the amount of health advice on the web and in other media nowadays. However most of the advice unfortunately is carefully created by vested interests, which include government, the food industry, the diet industry and Big Pharma.

Many nutrition myths get repeated endlessly, to the...

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Gelatine: A Superfood

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (13:34)

Gelatine or gelatin is a translucent, colourless, brittle and flavourless solid substance, derived from collagen found in animal bones; it's just basically a processed version of a structural protein called collagen that is found in many animals, including humans.

Collagen makes up almost one third of all the protein...

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Gut Flora: The Key to Health

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2014 | (00:00)

It is estimated that over 6million people in the UK and 30million people in the U.S, predominantly women, suffer from the multiple effects of an imbalance in the gastrointestinal (GI) system.

Our gut is home to approximately 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) microorganisms, a huge number...

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Whole Grains: Going Against the Grain

(0) Comments | Posted 26 February 2014 | (09:22)

With the New Year upon us and every man and his dog on a diet, most of them will fail because a lot of diets include whole grains since it is so entrenched into the psyche of so called "experts" and you will learn the reasons for this in this...

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Turmeric: The Ultimate Spice

(0) Comments | Posted 21 February 2014 | (11:44)

With the ability to positively influence 586 diseases (including fat loss, obesity and diabetes) and boast about the fact that it has 1,543 scientific journal entries, turmeric the spice native to Southeast Asia is a true superfood shown to have remarkable healing and anti-inflammatory properties that are just now being...

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Dopamine: The False Promise of Reward

(0) Comments | Posted 14 February 2014 | (11:07)

The neurotransmitter or brain chemical, dopamine is responsible for most societal ills in capitalist countries. If you read about "dopamine and the false promise of reward", you will start to appreciate how futile the quest for pleasure, happiness and satisfaction through the constant pursuit of rewards really is, and the...

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Healthy Heart Month: Unhealthy Heart Advice!

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (15:15)

Although these "good" causes like "Healthy Heart Month" are all very laudable, they evade the real, underlying issues and causes of heart disease, primarily nutrition. Why? Well that's a complicated question, but the simple answer has its roots in politics, money and vested interests. Let's break down the real truth...

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Inflammation: The Silent Killer

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2014 | (09:13)

This is arguably the most important article I have written in terms of improving not only your weight loss, but overall health, which should really be the primary goal.

While gut flora (a future article) is the root cause of disease, inflammation is the regarded as the catalyst for...

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Kale: A Real Superfood Star

(1) Comments | Posted 27 January 2014 | (09:58)

Kale is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables and if the cost was based on the nutrition and health promoting value, it would be more expensive than lobster; fortunately it is dirt cheap.

Although the other members of the family (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage etc) get more notoriety, don't...

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Stress: A Real Threat to Health

(2) Comments | Posted 30 October 2013 | (10:00)

Stress can be caused by many things including; severe negative emotional shocks (death in the family, divorce, family problems, financial setbacks, etc.), overworked and run down over an extended period of time, lack of rest and moving house; they all contribute to a weakening of the immune system.


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Learning to Love Foods You Don't Like

(0) Comments | Posted 14 October 2013 | (14:23)

As much as it makes sense to limit foods that are detrimental to your long term weight loss and health goals, it's also prudent to be open minded and receptive to foods you may not like or think you don't like especially when they can play an integral part in...

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Control Your Urges: What's the Best Way?

(6) Comments | Posted 9 October 2013 | (00:00)

Controlling our urges or cravings is not easy when we are being constantly being hijacked from all angles in our day to day lives, especially with the over abundance of food and food outlets.

There are various psychological techniques for exercising self-control in order to deal with all the temptations...

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The NHS: Ever Been Let down?

(3) Comments | Posted 21 September 2013 | (19:18)

My mission is to inform, enlighten and empower people to take control of their health and I would hope after people read this they would question everything they are told for every medical condition.

The scope of this article deals primarily with my past and recent experience of the...

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Exercise: Which Type and How Much?

(7) Comments | Posted 18 September 2013 | (00:00)

If I had a pound for every time I have seen people at the gym slogging away on a treadmill, I would be a millionaire!

Ever wondered why the distance runner is usually built like a stick insect and the sprinter is mostly defined muscle. This is because chronic cardio...

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Statins: A £14 Billion Sweetheart

(1) Comments | Posted 8 September 2013 | (13:12)

I came across an article in a newspaper which sang the praises about a new study that showed statins can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease by two thirds.

Let's be clear on this: That's just nonsense! These findings are based on one single study, while the opposite has been...

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The 5:2 Diet: Why All the Hype?

(22) Comments | Posted 28 August 2013 | (14:10)

The following post is an excerpt from a 10,000 word critique I have written and offered to the mainstream media regarding the 5:2 diet with a view to them offering a contrasting opinion, but have been declined by all.

I have been gobsmacked that this diet has not only received...

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