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The Clever Guts Diet Daily Mail Dr Michael Mosley Pull out Friday (@drmichaelmosley)

The final Clever Guts pull out with the Daily Mail by Dr Michael Mosley, on Friday looks at how we make decisions about what to eat.

A radical thought here, quite significant! Who or indeed what makes the decisions of what to eat, do we make that decision consciously or is it a subconscious process? Or is it the millions of neurons in our gut? Is it the microbes in our gut?

Dr Mosley suggests the microbes have more control and influence over us than we ever thought.

Makes one think doesn’t it! (No pun intended here).

Scary to imagine that it may not be our choice – but our microbiome?

Black Friday

So if we have not so good microbes – does that predispose us to select foods that are in fact bad for our health? If we have good microbes then we crave foods that are healthy?

So the conclusion is that by feeding out gut, healthy gut-friendly foods, we are improving our health, our physical and mental well-being – reducing weight and benefiting in many ways.

Revolutionary – worth reading the book and grasping these concepts if it helps us avoid serious illness for as long as we can.

By the way the book is a fun read and really is full of great research and clear explanations. Dr Mosley has the gift of being an excellent communicator, he is inquisitive about our health and how to improve it… a great read!

Recipes today:

  • Lazy lemon and lime baked chicken
  • Seafood risotto
  • Turkey Bolognese
  • Crab linguine
  • Cheat’s cassoulet
  • Tuna and vegetable stir-fry
  • Anti inflammatory tumeric dressing
  • Cashew dressing
  • Oil and lemon dressing
  • Lemony vinaigrette
  • Hummus dressing

The great thing is the book is now available to buy!!

A large amount of very useful advice, guides and recipes can be found in the very well-written and amusing book – see the links to read more and consider buying the book as a reference volume to keep handy.

Previous blogs:

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Thursday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Wednesday

Dr Mosley The Healthy Gut Diet @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Tuesday

The Healthy Gut Diet Dr Michael Mosley @drmichaelmosley Daily Mail Monday


Michael Mosley The Clever Guts Diet: How to revolutionise your body from the inside out

To read more and purchase a copy:

Fast Exercise by Dr Michael Mosley

The Fast Diet recipe book Mimi Spencer Dr Sarah Schenker Dr Michael Mosley – recipes Mail on Sunday 28 April 2013

The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting – Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer

Thanks to Dr Mosley for a great read.. enjoyed it very much!




Curries are a great health food  and can assist the microbiome, see the new books by Atul Kochhar and Dan Toombs for ideas on recipes, different curry powders and ingredients. Use Dr Mosleys approach to select the correct ingredients.

30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar  

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home  

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Hugh’s Three Good Things book review recipes

Due for publication 30 October 2012, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has a new cook book called Hugh’s Three Good Things and a Channel 4 TV program will accompany the new book. There are 25 half hour episodes production by Keo Films. See book information at  Hugh’s Three Good Things and check out programme epidodes and recipe links at Hugh’s 3 Good Things Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipes TV MORE4 weekdays at 7.30 pm.


The general theme is can we cook well and provide satisfying food by placing three items on a plate?

It depends on whether the three ingredients work together or not. If they are selected to be synergistic – work so well together that their total effect is more than the sum of their parts, then we do indeed have three good things.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall uses his 20 years of cooking experience and knowledge to provide us with the combinations that just work so well together.

See 25 recipes from Hugh’s Three Good Things at the Guardian’s Food and Drink website.

Some ideas that work, we know:

Book Contents:


Three in a Bed Salads


One Two Three Go, Starters and Soups

  • Asparagus yoghurt dukka
  • Artichoke yoghurt lemon

Triple quick Snacks and sides

  • Bacon cheddar avocado…

Vegetable Trios
Fish and Two Friends
Meat and (sometimes) Two Veg
Pasta, Rice and Company
Fruity Threesomes
Triple Treat
Store cupboard Standbys


Hugh has many new ideas and combinations for us to try. See a list of his ideas at Amazon’s page and book reviews now the book is published, see image link below, or use to pre order a copy of Hugh’s book. See Hugh’s Three Good Things book review on Amazon.

Hugh’s Three Good Things book offers

Hugh’s new show will feature guest chefs.

Read Hugh’s introduction to three good things on a plate at the Guardian web site.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s barley, onions and tomatoes recipe.