Keto & Eating Disorders – Biology, Feminism & Junk Food

I’m very excited by the mixture of warm, curious and aggravated responses to my two previous posts on ketogenic eating and eating disorders. The huge interest in the topic has caught me by surprise, and I want to address some concerns and make a few clarifications. My layman hypothesis is that the physiological and psychological […]

Keto & Eating Disorders – Breaking the Vicious Circle

Some ten years ago, I worked closely with a therapist specialising on eating disorders. Before that, I’d had a stereotypical image of people suffering from eating disorders as girls who eat too little. I’d assumed that eating disorders are visible, picturing these girls as very thin and anaemic. I soon learned that the lion part of […]

Will Screen Time Deep Fry Your Brain? Emails, Roaring Lions and the Monkey Mind

The research on the effects of using smartphones, watching TV, playing video games and the like is far from conclusive. While mounting evidence suggests that it impairs our perception, focus, sleep quality, impulse-control, emotional state and general well-being, some researchers believe that it’s premature to attribute such effects to screen time alone. Spending too much […]

Garlic, Harissa and Mint – What a Pickle!

Unless you’re a vampire, you should really try to stuff as much garlic as you possibly can into your diet. For one thing, it’s delicious. For another, it’s a good source of manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B1, and calcium. Scientific evidence is still inconclusive as to its medicinal qualities, such as reducing cancer, […]

Do You Really Need All That Gear? A Minimalist Perspective on Fitness

There are claims that in ancient times, most people we’re actually as ripped as these fighting Greeks and Amazons – and if you look at pictures of indigenous people who still practice their traditional way of life, you’ll see that they are, too. Of course, this is a frieze, and we can’t know the exact […]