Tag Archives: glycemic load

Resistant Starch: Misunderstood and Mis-promoted

Men’s Health has a good reputation so HolfordWatch was disappointed to come across: Shrink Wrapped: Strip fat with our precision engineered bangers and mash. The article is a good example of a dietary recommendation that is based on a reasonable premise but is badly communicated and promotes confusion. Continue reading

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Patrick Holford, GL Diet and Satiety Plus the Misrepresentation of Some Research: Same Old, Same Old

Former Visiting Professor Patrick Holford is Head of Science and Education at Biocare. Like proud parents who insist that their off-spring should entertain visitors with songs and recitations that would be better honoured in silence, Biocare proudly publicise their belief in Holford’s scientific acumen despite the faux pas and errors that have been highlighted in his work. From time to time, one wonders whether Biocare keeps up to date with Holford’s work and whether they notice, or even care about, the subtle and not-so-subtle non-sequiturs and distortions that crop up on a regular basis. Today’s example is no exception to Holford’s grim pattern of imagineering others’ research to support his own entrepreneurial needs. Continue reading

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Patrick Holford and Cinnachrome for Natural Blood Sugar Balance

Patrick Holford is promoting a new supplement, Cinnachrome, to support his GL Diet. He claims that it is “specifically designed to support natural blood sugar balance”. Cinnachrome sounds delightful, like something that could be used to spice an apple pie but there is little to indicate that it might be that useful. Continue reading

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