Diet and Health Today
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Zoë chats with Graham Harvey about the benefits of mixed farming food systems.

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Zoë chats with SJ Mason about the impact that food has on our relationships.

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Dr Joanne McCormack is a UK General Practitioner (GP) and the named GP for children’s safeguarding for Warrington. Jo has been a GP for over 25 years in the Warrington area and ran her own practice for many years.

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Zoë chats with Dr Robert Cywes about carbohydrate addiction and obesity.
This is Part 2 – What does a carb addict eat?
Shownotes over at

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Zoë chats with Adam Pike, Professor Tim Noakes’ lawyer.
Adam is the man who has been core to the legal team, which successfully defended Tim against the charge that followed from what has now become known as the £1.5 million tweet!

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Graham Harvey gives us a concise history of the introduction of nitrates into British farming and the impact of World War I and World War II on the chemical fertiliser industry (and concomitant explosives industry!). For show notes, please visit

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In this series, Zoë chats with Dr Robert Cywes about carbohydrate addiction and obesity.

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Zoë chats with Bill Padley about the Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall initiative on childhood obesity

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Zoë chats with Bill Padley about the recent report looking into carbohydrates and cardiovascular disease. For show notes, visit

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Zoë Chats with Bill Padley about fats, and why we shouldn't fear them

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On Friday 9th September 2016, an article was published in The Lancet with a quite extraordinary editorial. The editorial has been brilliantly dissected by Dr Malcolm Kendrick and I suggest that you check that out on his site..

The newspaper headlines were glowing “Statins prevent 80,000 heart attacks and strokes a year in UK, study finds“ and “A third of adults should take statins, new research suggests”. Taking out a full page advert, in every UK newspaper, could not have been more favourable.

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Zoe chats with Bill Padley from TRE about calories

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Zoë Chats with Pippa Jones about the Tim Noakes Trial and running around Wales on low-carb

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The headlines on Friday 17th March were effectively “Call off the search – we’ve found the healthiest hearts in the world.” They had been found in the Tsimane people of Bolivia. The headlines came from a study in The Lancet.

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Zoe and Pippa Jones chat about general health topics in the news this week, plus an overview of Low Carb Breckenridge 2017

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In 2011 I presented at the Brighton Science Festival. A fellow presenter was Professor Klim McPherson – an esteemed epidemiologist. Professor McPherson was asked a question about the future of the UK National Health Service (NHS) and he answered that he thought Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) would ‘break’ the NHS by 2020. How prophetic his reply is proving to be. With three years to go, the NHS is currently showing signs of breaking point. T2D alone may not be responsible, but it could well be the avoidable burden that has just tipped the balance from manageable to unmanageable.

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The HPCSA vs Prof. Tim Noakes.  I finally got on the stand on Friday 21st October. I finished giving evidence Monday lunchtime and was then cross-examined until some time on Tuesday. Nina Teicholz was next and finished evidence and cross-examination on the same day leaving us one final day for Caryn Zinn to give evidence and be cross-examined and for one last ‘play’ by the defence...

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May 2016 was the saw the launch of the Public Health Collaboration (PHC). PHC has been set up by Sam Feltham, a former personal trainer who has closed down his profitable “Smash the fat” organisation to focus on running PHC as a crowd funded charity. Zoë chats with Pippa about the impact that the news had.

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Zoe Harcombe chats with Pippa Jones about the recently released dietary guidelines for Americans for 2015

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Zoe chats with Pippa Jones about how to keep on track and in shape over Christmas.

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On May 8th 2015, The Independent, and a few other newspapers, reported “High-protein diets increase risk of weight gain, study finds”. In this study, the researchers used the PREDIMED (PREvencion con DIeta MEDiterranea) data to look at the association between protein intake and weight and then protein intake and deaths.

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Pippa Jones of TRE talks with Zoe harcombe and Brian Wilson about Brian's recent article titled "The Obesity Epidemic has been Government-funded"

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Zoe chats with Pippa Jones about carbohydrates and the TV doctors

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Zoe discusses obesity and weight loss surgery with Pippa Jones of Talk Radio Europe

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Zoe talks with Pippa Jones at Talk Radio Europe about Diabetes and healthheadlines in the media.

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Zoe chats with Pippa Jones at TRE about the new SACN recommendations on sugar.

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Zoe chats with Pippa Jones of Talk Radio Europe about the 5 A Day Con and the recent study that suggests we should be consuming 7 a day

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The Obesity Epidemic

This podcast was first aired on CJBK Radio on Thursday 3rd April 2014 during a live chat with Andy Oudman and Pam Killeen.


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Zoe chats with Pippa Jones about the recent addition to gastric surgery - Gastric baloons

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Zoe talks with Pippa Jones and Talk Radio about the problems caused by eating surar

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Zoe chats with Pippa Jones from iTalkFm

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Interview with Zoe Harcombe and Pippa Jones talking about the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines

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This show was originally broadcast on the 29 December 2012 on WLR FM. Thanks to Maria McCann for a lovely interview.

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Interview with Lauren about averting weight loss surgery and finding The Harcombe Diet

I really have got better things to do than to continually dissect articles from so called scientists, but, when the item under attack is the super food called egg, someone has to leap to its defence. So here goes….Zoe talks with Pippa Jones at iTalk FM about egg consumption... 

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Recorded on 7 February 2012 at an open public lecture at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales.

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A common question I get is "Am I losing fat or water?" which I answer in this podcast

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Zoe talks through the difficult times of the day when you're trying to follow a healthy eating plan.

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Zoe talks through the importance of having a good, uninterrupted, nights sleep.

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Zoe shares her views on the October 2011 obesity strategy announced by the England Department of Health.

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Zoe gives a brief introduction to her research that culminated in her book The Obesity Epidemic - What Caused It? How Can We Stop It?

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Zoe talks about "10 things we've got wronger than a very wrong thing" in the world of obesity and weight loss. Further information and free eBook "20 Diet Myths - Busted" available at Introduction by Kansho Robert Sullivan, Founder, GKR Karate

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Discussion on the causes behind our current obesity epidemic and what we can do to reverse it.

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Managing your blood glucose for fat burning

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Zoe talks about the four stages of addiction and how food can be addictive

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Holidays - How to lose weight or maintain weight on holidays

Simple tips to help you lose or maintain weight on holidays

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Stress and emotional eating

Tips on managing your stress and coping mechanisms

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Motivation Tips

Zoe helps you out with top three motivation tips to keep you on track with your diet.

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The new American Food Plate was launched on Thursday 2nd June 2011. Zoe shares her concerns in this podcast.

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Cravings and Food Addiction

A radio interview with Jamie and Louise where Zoe talks through the causes, symptoms and effects of cravings and food addiction.

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Saturated Fats - Three reasons why they are essential.

Saturated Fat is an essential part of a healthy diet. Far from causing health problems, it alleviates them by helping reduce weight and the absorption of essentual, fat soluble, vitamins.

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Calories, Energy Balance, Thermodynamics & Weight Loss

… “Things we’ve got wronger than a very wrong thing”! As the brilliant Dr Malcolm Kendrick would say – and Black-adder before him!

Why do we say “eat less/do more”? Does it work? What do the laws of thermodynamics actually say? (because it isn’t “eat less/do more”)

Why do we say “to lose 1lb of fat, we need to create a deficit of 3,500 calories”? Is any part of this equation correct? Do the 7 leading public health authorities in the UK know why they say this? Does anyone?

What is human fat tissue? How do we lose it? i.e. how do we lose weight? (because it isn’t “eat less/do more”)

And much more.

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