The Truth About Beauty Interview

Nutrition 7 Health

I recently did an interview with the The Truth About Beauty blog which you can see here. Below is a copy of the interview.  Today I want to share an interview I did with nutritionist Chris Sandel. I met Chris a couple of years ago through mutual friends and was very interested to find out more about his company 7 Health ( What I find refreshing about Chris is his take on nutrition differs so much to what you read in the mainstream media. Chris is going to start contributing articles to The Truth About Beauty and hopefully this interview gives you a bit of an … [Read more...]

Inequality, Health And The 80/20 Principle

80-20 Rule 7 Health

There is a concept known as 80/20 Principle or Pareto's Principle that looks at the inequality that naturally occurs in nature, society and many other areas of life. This idea was really hammered home while reading a book called 80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall. Yes it is a business book but it lead to an ah-ha moment that can easily be applied to health, making large improvements with less effort. The principle states that in many situations 80% of the results come from 20% of the cause. While the ratios aren’t always 80/20, and could be 95/5 or 70/30, the idea is that there is … [Read more...]

Digestion and Energy

Tired and Low Energy

I recently did a survey with my mailing list asking people what they want me to write about. While there were lots of topics people were interested in, there were some issues that kept coming up again and again. Low energy and poor digestion were two such issues that many people seem to be suffering with. So in today’s blog I want to give you some tips for how to improve both these areas through diet and lifestyle changes. The first suggestion is to focus on easy to digest food. I see countless clients who suffer with IBS and digestive issues and when I go through their food diary I am … [Read more...]

Controlling Weight Part 2

Starvation Experiment 7 Health

This is part 2 of the article. To read part 1 PLEASE CLICK HERE. When we try to consciously change our weight, the body invariably fights back. While it may allow some changes without too much struggle in the 10% range, anymore than this and the body stops being an idle spectator. Slow and consistent are not words in most peoples vocabulary when it comes to weight loss. With the drastic changes people make and the desire for quick results, resistance by the body is strong. The Vermont Prison Study was conducted in 1964. Seven prisoners were enlisted as part of an overfeeding experiment … [Read more...]

Detoxification Explained


A client came to see me for help with her diet. She has the stereotypical ‘great body’, really slim and probably looks fantastic in a bikini; the kind of body most girls would envy over. She is very health conscious and eats all the ‘right foods’. She avoids meat (particularly red meat) and only occasionally eats fish. She thinks sugar is the antichrist and is strong willed and rarely touches it (except around her period). She rarely drinks, and as much as possible, does her food shopping at the Farmers’ Markets. So what did she want help with? She had terrible periods and was a mess for … [Read more...]

Food Hierarchy

Macronutrients 7 Health

There is a lot of confusion around what people should be eating and in my opinion, we need to go back to the basics. People are focusing on these tiny little details that make miniscule differences, but ignoring the really important stuff and the bigger picture. Everyone wants to know what are the healthy foods they should be eating or the things they should be avoiding without thinking about how all the other aspects of their diet also impact. In this post I want to give you a basic outline of how you should think about food, but more appropriately your diet in … [Read more...]