Dr John Briffa

Paleo Diet News Review: Escape The Diet Trap

Paleo Diet News Review: Escape The Diet Trap

I reviewed Dr Briffa’s previous book Waist Disposal here on Paleo Diet News last year. That one focused on fat loss for men, and did so in an admirably clear way, utilising a diet based solidly on paleo precepts.  Since it came out, I’ve recommended it to numerous male friends who have mentioned their need [...]

Paleo Diet News: Science, Money and Bias

We’ve reported previously (here and here) on the erroneous conclusions drawn from the recent meat-and-mortality studies.  This is a prime example of the kind of bias that can slip into a so-called “scientific” analysis of foodstuffs.  It’s something to be aware of whenever you read the words “a study has shown that….” Something else to [...]

Paleo Diet News: Saturday Link-Love

Some paleo diet highlights from around the web this week in Saturday Link-Love….. Excited by this review by Mark Sisson of the forthcoming film In Search Of The Perfect Human Diet Mark also has some interesting stuff to say about the benefits of taking a personal retreat - something I enjoy doing from time to time, and need [...]

The Paleo Diet and the Calorie Myth

Given that millions of people will be on their post-Christmas diets, it’s nice to see some sensible messages getting out on a couple of paleo diet blogs about the fallacy of the “eat less, exercise more” method of losing weight – otherwise known as the calorie myth. Here’s what Dr. John Briffa has to say [...]

Paleo Diet News Review: Waist Disposal

Dubbed as a “no-nonsense, science-based approach to fat-loss“, this book by Dr. John Briffa – a practising UK-based doctor and health journalist – serves as a great introduction to the paleo diet and lifestyle for those whose main goal is fat-loss.  However, it’s substantial enough (mainly due to its plethora of excellent scientific and medical references) to [...]