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Barry Groves presents: Homo Carnivorous in Leicester on 20/08/12

About the talk:

Barry’s website is http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/index.html

Barry will be talking to us about how animal fat is processed in our bodies and how eating low fat is dangerous.  Barry has beaten colon cancer by changing his diet from low fat to high fat/low carb over 40 years ago and has never looked back since.  Author of many books, including “Eat Fat – Get Thin”. With a PhD in nutrition, Barry is a Guru on this subject having spent a long time researching the subject.  He is also a member of the Weston A Price Foundation; for more details, please watch “The Oiling of America” on you tube.

About Barry:

Barry Groves lives with his wife, Monica, in a small village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. He originally trained as an electronic engineer and was commissioned in the Royal Air Force with which he served until 1982.

After marrying in 1957, Barry and his wife, Monica, became very overweight. They tried low-calorie dieting, inert fillers, sweaty plastic clothes, exercise, et cetera, with no long-term success. Then, in 1962, Barry discovered the low-carb diet. It worked spectacularly well – and still works today. Thus began his interest in the role of food types in the aetiology of obesity. He decided to leave the RAF at the earliest opportunity to research the subject.

He retired from the RAF in 1982, at the age of 45, and began full time research, later broadening the scope of his research to the relationship between diet and other modern ‘diseases of civilisation’ such as heart disease and cancer.

As a result of his researches, he realised that the perceived wisdoms, both of low-calorie dieting for weight loss and ‘healthy eating’ for the control of heart disease, were seriously flawed. The public were being misled largely, it seemed, to increase the profits of commercial interests.

He began to give talks and lectures, at first locally and then, increasingly over an ever-wider area. He has lectured as far afield as Western Australia.

Barry was a columnist writing about dietary and health matters for several health-related magazines such as The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Caduceus and Namaste. He has also written columns for the Weekend Financial Times, The Oxford Times, and The Glade. He has also lectured in hospitals to medical professionals about the management and prevention of ‘modern diseases’ such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

His writing earned him the Sophie Coe Prize at the 2002 Oxford Symposium on Food History.

An International author, Barry has written a number of popular and more technical books which have been published in countries as far apart as Argentina and Russia, as well as all English-speaking countries.

With a doctorate in nutritional science from the American distance learning university, Trinity College & University, (NOT the Spanish diploma mill with a similar name) gained from 20 years’ research experience and a 60.000-word dissertation on the Politics of the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies (Commercial version), he now divides his time between writing and giving talks to Womens’ Institutes, Probus, and other groups and as a guest lecturer on cruise liners.

He is also currently:

For five years he served as an elected councillor on the West Oxfordshire District Council where he was Chairman of the Public Health Committee.

Barry Groves, at the age of 60, takes 3 Gold Medals with 2 World records in 1996

Barry Groves does not confine himself to medical and dietary research. With a long-term interest in energy conservation, he and his wife, Monica, designed and built their own solar-heated house over three years from 1977 to 1980.

Books et cetera

I have three books in print at present and a DVD/Video. They are shown on the right.

Trick and Treat cover

Trick and Treat: How ‘healthy eating’ is making us ill.
Trick and Treat, almost 20 years in the making (I conceived the idea in 1989), is about how commercial ‘health’ interests rule our lives. It is big business that decides what doctors and nutritionists are taught. As a result, we are given advice that makes us ill and dependent on the companies that have damaged us. They then profit from treating our illnesses.

I am delighted to say that Trick and Treat was an Amazon.co.uk Number One Bestseller in the Preventive Medicine and Public Health category 10 days before it was actually available for sale in October 2008.

Trick and Treat was officially launched on 31 October. By 4 November it had to be reprinted, such was the demand in the UK and USA.


Natural Health & Weight Loss cover

Natural Health and Weight Loss was published in 2007.

Natural Health and Weight Loss is the perfect companion to Trick and Treat. Where Trick and Treat tells of how and why our health is being undermined by Big Pharma and Big Food, Natural Health and Weight Loss concentrates on how and what we should eat to be both slim and healthy.


Fluoride:Drinking Ourselves to Death?

Fluoride: Drinking ourselves to death?, published in 2001, is the commercial version of my PhD dissertation.

Fluoride: Drinking ourselves to death? gives the history of water fluoridation in the USA, UK and other countries — how and why it happened, the dangers of fluoridation and the commercial and political interests of those who promote it.


Perfect weight plan video

The Perfect Weight: Be slim without dieting is available both as a DVD and as a video (in any format).

This DVD/video is both informative and inspirational; The ideal way to learn about sucessful weight loss and health for those who don’t like to read books. Although, that said, there is a booklet with the general points plus recipes included.

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