I spent over 5 years researching our new cookbook and guide to health eating. TO LIFE! and read literally hundreds of books, articles and academic research papers on diet and nutrition. There wasn’t room in the book to list all of them. The full bibliography is below, or you can download and print it.


30-Second Nutrition: The 50 most significant food-related facts, each explained in half a minute, Professor Julie A Lovegrove, Ivy Press 2018

Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression: Groundbreaking ways to help you feel better, Professor Jane Plant and Janet Stephenson, Piatkus 2008

Diet of the Mind:The Latest Science on What to Eat to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Cognitive Decline, 
Dr Martha Morris, Macmillan 2017

Eat Fat Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health, 
Dr Mark Hyman, Hodder and Stoughton, 2016

Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ. Daniel Goleman, Bloomsbury 1996

Fat Chance:The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease, 
Professor Robert Lustig, Fourth Estate 2013

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Under-rated Organ, Giulia Enders, Scribe UK 2015

Reverse Your Diabetes:The Step-by-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes, 
Dr David Cavan, Vermilion 2014

The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose Weight Fast and Reprogramme Your Body
Dr Michael Mosley, Short Books 2015

The Compassionate Mind Paul Gilbert, 
Constable and Robinson Ltd 2009

The Diet Myth:The Real Science Behind What We Eat, Professor Tim Spector, Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2015

The Digestive Health Solution:Your Personalised Plan for Inside Out Digestive Wellness
Benjamin I Brown, Exisle Publishing 2015

The End Of Alzheimers, 
Dale Bredeson, Vermilion 2017

The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier Life, 
Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Penguin 2017

The Life of Riley: Mastering the Five Secret Habits to Enjoy a Longer and Healthier Life
Phil Riley, Columbus books, 2016

The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook: Nutritious recipes for during and after cancer treatment
Clare Shaw, Kyle Books 2015

The Two Day Diet: The Original, Bestselling 5:2 Diet
Dr Michelle Harvie and Professor Tony Howell, Vermilion 2014

They Are What You Feed Them: How Food Can Improve Your Child’s Behaviour, Learning and Mood, Dr Alex Richardson, Harper Thorsons 2006

* May contain references to non-kosher ingredients



Moderate Alcohol Consumption as Risk Factor For Adverse Brain Outcomes and Cognitive Decline: Longitudinal Cohort Study Allan CL et al, BMJ 2017: 357:j2353


Effects of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet Alone and in Combination with Exercise and Calorie Restriction on Insulin Sensitivity and Lipids, 
Blumenthal JA et al, Hypertension 2010, May 55(5) 1199-1205

Effects on Blood Pressure of Reduced Dietary Sodium and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, 
Sacks FM et al, N Engl J Med, 2001, 344 (1) p3-10

Perspectives of the Public on Reducing the Population Salt Intake in Ireland, 
McConnon A et al, Public Health Nutrition, 2016,19(7)p1327-1335

Plasma Advanced Glycation End Products are Associated With Incident Cardiovascular Events, Hansen NMJ et al, Diabetes 2015, Jan 64 (1) p257-265

The DASH diet Enhances the Blood Pressure Response to Losartan in Hypertensive Patients, 
Conlin PR et al, Hypertension 2003; 16 (5 part1) p337-342

Substantial and Sustained Improvements in Blood Pressure, Weight and Lipid Profiles With a Carbohydrate Restricted Diet: an Observational Study of Insulin Resistant Patients in Primary Care, 
Unwin D et al, Int J of Env Research and Public Health 2019, 16,2680


Antioxidant Capacity of Vegetables, Spices and Dressings Relevant to Nutrition, 
Bacchiocca M et al, Brit Journal Nutrition 2005, (93) p257-266

Associations Between Cruciferous Vegetable Intake and Selected Biomarkers Among Women Scheduled for Breast Biopsies, 
Atwell LL et al, Public Health Nutrition, 2016 May, 19 (7) p1288-1295

Cancer in British Vegetarians: Update Analyses of 4,998 incident cancers in a cohort of 32,491 meat eaters, 8,612 fish eaters, 18,298 vegetarians and 2,246 vegans, 
Key TJ, Appleby PN et al, (2014) Am J Clin Nutr 100, 378s-385s

Consumption of Ultra-Processed Foods and Cancer Risk: Results from NutriNet-Sante Prospective, 
Cohort Stour B et al, BMJ 2018;360:K322

Cruciferous Vegetable Intake is Inversely Associated with Lung Cancer Risk in Smokers: a Case Controlled Study, 
Tang Li, Ambrosone C et al, BMC Cancer 2010, 10:162, doi:10.1186/1471-2407-10-162

Does Adherence to the WCRF/ American Institute of Cancer Research Guidelines Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer in the UK Women’s Cohort Study? Cade JF et al, BJ Nutrition 2018, 119 p340-348

Non-linear Reduction in Risk for Colorectal Cancer by Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Based on Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies, 
Aune D et al, Gastroent. 2011, July 141 (1) p106-118

Nutrition and Cancer: a Review of the Evidence for an Anti-Cancer Diet, 
Michael S Donaldson, Nutrition Journal 11 (2004) 3:19/DOI:10.1186/1475-2891-3-19


Dairy Consumption and Patterns of Mortality of Australian Adults, 
Bonthuis et al, European J of Clin Nutr. (2010) 64, p569-577

Consumption of Fried Foods and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Spanish Cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study, 
Guallar-Castillon et al, BMJ 2012; 344: e363

Dietary Intake of Saturated Fat by Food Source and Incident Carrdiovascular Disease: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, 
Mozaffarian D et al, Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Aug; 96 (2) 397-404

Effects of a Very High Saturated Fat Diet on LDL Particles in Adults with Atherogenic Dyslipidaemia: a Randomised Controlled Trial, 
Chiu S and Krauss R, PlosOne, Feb 6, 2017

Effects of Step-wise Increase in Dietary Carbohydrate on Circulating Saturated Fatty Acids and Palmitoleic Acid in Adults with Metabolic Syndrome, 
Artistizabal JC et al, PlosOne 2014 9(11):e113605

How Important is the Relative Balance of Fat and Carbohydrate as Sources of Energy in Relation to Health, 
Sanders TA, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 2016 May, 75, p147-153

Intake of Saturated and Trans Unsaturated Fatty Acids and Risk of all cause Mortality, Cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes, 
De Souza RJ et al, BMJ 2015;351:h3978

Limited Effect of Dietary Saturated Fat On Plasma Saturated Fat in the Context of a Low Carbohydrate Diet, Forsythe CESD et al, Univ. Connecticut, Lipids 45 (10) 947-962

Milk and Eggs, Health and Sustainability. Eggs, good or bad? Bruce A Griffin, University of Surrey, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2016) 75, 

The Future of Animal Products in the Human Diet: Health and Environment Concerns. Milk and Dairy Produce and CVD, New Perspectives on Dairy and Cardiovascular Health,
Lovegrove J and Hobbs D, Univ Reading, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society(2016) 75, p247-258

Three Daily Servings of Reduced-Fat Milk, An Evidence Based Recommendation? 
Ludwig D and Willett WC, Jama Paeds, Sept 2013, Vol 167, No 9


Maybe It’s Not the Gluten, Miller D, JAMA Internmed 2016; 357: 1717-1718


The Role of Nutrition on Cognition and Brain Health in Ageing: a Targeted Approach, 
Cohen NJ et al, Univ of Illinois, Nutrition Research Reviews, (2015) 28, 167-180

Diet, Nutrients and Metabolism, Cogs in the Wheel Driving Alzheimers Disease Pathology, 
Creegan R et al, BJ Nutrition, 2015, 113, p1499-1577

Enhancing Dentate Gyrus Function with Dietary Flavonoids Improves Cognition in Older Adults, Brickman AM et al, Nat Neuroscience 2014, Dec 17 (12) p1798-1803

Impact of Diet on Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis, Stangl D and Thuret S, Genes Nutr. 2009, Dec, 4 (4) p271-282

Investigation of the Effects of Solid Lipid Circumin on Cognition and Mood in a Healthy Older Population, Scholey AB et al, Journal of Psychopharmacology, (29) May 1 , 2015, p 642-651

Moderate Alcohol Consumption as Risk Factor For Adverse Brain Outcomes and Cognitive Decline: Longitudinal Cohort Study, Allan CL et al, BMJ 2017: 357:j2353

The Mind Diet:-Fighting Dementia with Food, 
Judith C Thalheimer, Today’s Geriatric Medicine, Vol 8, No 4, p10

Type 3 Diabetes is Sporadic Alzheimers Disease: 
Mini Review, 
Suzanne M de la Monte, Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014, Dec 24 (12) p1954-1960

Very Long Chain N-3 Fatty Acids and Human Health: Fact, Fiction and the Future, 
PC Calder, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2018) 77 p52-72

Vitamins and Cognitive Development and Nutritional Determinants of Cognitive Ageing and Dementia, Martha C Morris, Rush University, Chicago, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2012) 71, 1-13


Berries and Anthocyanins: Promising Functional Food Ingredients with Post-Prandial Glycaemia-Lowering Effects, 
Hall WL et al, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2016) 75, p342-355

Evidence Based Nutrition Guidelines For Prevention and Management of Diabetes, 
Diabetes UK, March 2018

Low Carbohydrate Diet to Achieve Weight Loss and Improve HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes: Experience from One General Practice, 
Unwin D, Practical Diabetes, Vol 31, No.2

Milk and Dairy Consumption, Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome: the Caerphilly Prospective Study, Ellwood PC et al, Lipids 2010 Oct;45 (10) 

New Atkins New You, 
Drs Eric Westman, Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek, Vermilion 2010 (Some of the recipes included are not suitable for a kosher home and some food suggestions include processed foods, which might better be avoided)

Nutritional Intervention in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, who are Hyperglycaemic Despite Optimised Drug Treatment – Lifestyle Over and Above Drugs in Diabetes (Load Study: Randomised Controlled Trial), Chisholme AW -BMJ (2010) 341:c3337 doi:1136/bmj.c3337

Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Dietary Components and Nutritional Strategies, Hamdy O et al, Lancet Vol 383, Issue 9933, 7-13 June 2014, p1999-2007

Sucrose Sweetened Beverages Increase Fat Storage in the Liver, Muscle and Visceral Fat Depot: 
a Randomised Intervention Study, 
Maersk M et al, Am J Clin Nutr, 95 (2) p283-289

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes, 
Bray GA et al, Diabetes Care (2010) 33, p 2477-2483

The Consumption of Milk and Dairy Foods and the Incidence of Vascular Disease and Diabetes: an Overview of the Evidence,
Ellwood PC et al, Lipids 2010 Oct;45 (10) 925-939

The Effect of a High Egg Diet on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in People with Type 2 Diabetes: the Diabetes and Egg (DIABEGG) Study: a 3 Month Randomised Controlled Trial, 
Fuller NR et al, J Clin Nutr. 2015; 101 (4) 705-713

Processed Meat, the Real Villain? 
Sabine Rohmann and Jakob Linseisen, Univ Zurich, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, (2016) 75, p233-241


Association Between Dietary Fibre Intake and Fruit, Veg or Whole Grain Consumption and the Risk of CVD: Results from the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea (PREDIMED) Trial, 
Corella D et al, British Journal of Nutrition (2016) 116, 534-546

Association of Fats and Carbohydrate Intake with Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality in 18 Countries and Five Continents (PURE): a Prospective Cohort Study, 
Dehghan M et al Lancet (17) 32252-3

Can Pulses Play a Role in Improving Cardiometabolic Health? Evidence from Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, 
Kendall CWC et al, Ann NY Acad Sci 2017 March; 1392 (1) p43-57

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridaemia, 
Bhatt DL et al, N Eng J M, Jan 3 2019; 380: 11-22

Eat Food, Not Very Much, Mostly Plants, 
DeMaria AN, J Am College Cardiol 2010:55 p2288

Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mortality from Ischaemic Heart Disease: Results from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, (EPIC) Heart Study Appleby P et al, European Heart Journal, Vol 32, Issue 10, p 1235-1243

Plasma Advanced Glycation End Products are Associated with Incident Cardiovascular Events, Hansen NMJ et al, Diabetes 2015, Jan 64, (1) p257-265

Prospective Association of the Mediterranean Diet with Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Mortality and its Population Impact in a Non-Mediterranean Population: the Epic-Norfolk Study, 
Forouhi et al, BMC Medicine 2016, 14:135

Unprocessed Red and Processed Meats and Risk of Coronary Artery Disease and Type 2 Diabetes, Mellitus Mozaffarian D et al, Curr Atheroscl. Rep 2012, Dec 14 (6) p515-524

Vascular Effects of Dietary Nitrate, (as Found in Green Leafy Vegetables and Beetroot) via the Nitrate-Nitrite-Nitric Oxide Pathway,
Lidder S and Webb AJ, Brit J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Mar 75, (3) p677-697

Very Long Chain N-3 Fatty Acids and Human Health: Fact, Fiction and the Future, 
PC Calder, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2018) 77 p52-72

Whole Grain Intake and Mortality from all Causes, CV disease and Cancer: a Meta-analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies, 
Qi Sun et al, Circulation June 13, 016,doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1002039


An Anti-inflammatory Diet as Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a Case Report, 
Baldwin KR et al, Nutrition Journal Jan 2014, DOI:10.1186/1475-2891-13-5

Anti-inflammatory Activity of Extracts from Fruits, Herbs and Spices, 
Hobiger S et al, Food Chemistry (2010) 122, p 987-996

Anti-inflammatory Effects of the Mediterranean Diet: the Experience of the Predimed Study, 
Estruch R, Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2010) 69 p333-340

Dietary Intake and Risk of Developing Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a Systematic Review of the Literature, Abraham B et al, Am J Gastroent, April 2011, 106 (4) p563-573

Evolving role of diet in the pathogenesis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, Arie Levine et al, Edith Wolfson Medical Unit, Holon, Israel, BMJ, Gut 2018;67:1726–1738.”

Influence of Marine N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Immune Function and a Systematic Review of their Effects on Clinical Outcomes in Rheumatoid Arthritis, 
Miles EA, Br J Nutr 2012 June, 107 doi 10.1017/S0007114512001560

Long Term Intake of Dietary N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Prospective Cohort Study of Women, 
Bottai M et al, BMJ Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Vol 73, Issue 11

Nutrition Management of Crohn’s Disease, 
Donnellan CF et al, Therap. Adv. Gastroent. (2013) May 6 (3) p231-242

Preventing the common cold with a garlic supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey, 
Josling P, Adv Ther. 2001 Jul-Aug;18(4):189-93

The Role of Diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, James D Lewis, Gastroent Hepatol. 2016 Jan 12 (1) 

Vitamin D and the Magic Mountain: the Anti-infectious Role of the Vitamin, 
Chesney, Russell W, Univ of Tennessee, (2010) Journal of Paediatrics May 156 (5) 698-703


A Randomised Controlled Trial of Dietary Improvement for Adults with Major Depression (the Smiles Trial), 
Berk M et al, BMC Medicine 2017;15:23

Food Derived Serotonergic Modulators: Effects on Mood and Cognition, 
Hulsken S et al, Nutrition Research Reviews, 26, p 223-234

Nutritional Medicine as Mainstream in Psychiatry, Sarris J et al, the Lancet Psychiatry, Vol 2, No 3, 
p271-274, March 2015

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Evidence Basis for Treatment and Future Research in Psychiatry, 
Richardson A et al, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2006, 67 (12) p1954-1967

The Food and Mood Handbook, 
Amanda Geary, Thorsons 2001 (Some advice, in this edition of the book, on fats and sugars is now out of date, in our view.)

The Four Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move and Sleep Your Way to a Longer, Healthier, 
Life Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Penguin Books Ltd, Dec 2017


Antioxidants: Positive or Negative Actors, 
Saheli B et al, Biomolecules 2018, 8, 124

Antioxidant Capacity of Vegetables, Spices and Dressings Relevant to Nutrition, 
Bacchiocca M et al, Brit Journal Nutrition 2005, (93) p257-266


Fish Intake During Pregnancy and Foetal Neuro-development- A Systematic Review of the Evidence, Charlton K et al, Nutrients 2015, March 7 (3) p2001-2014

Fish Oil-Derived Fatty Acids in Pregnancy and Wheeze and Asthma in Offspring, 
Bisgaard A et al, New England Journal of Medicine, Dec 29, 2016, 375: p2530-2539

Prospective Study of Peri-pregnancy Consumption of Peanuts or Tree nuts by Mother and the Risk of Peanut or Tree nut Allergy in Their Offspring, 
Camargo CA et al, JAMA Paed, 2014 Feb 168 (2) 

Association Between Intake of Artificially Sweetened and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Preterm Delivery, a Large Prospective Cohort Study, 
Englund-Ogge L et al, Am J Clin Nutr 2012, Sept 96 (3) 

Maternal Vitamin D Concentrations During Pregnancy, Foetal Growth Patterns and Risk of Adverse Birth Outcomes, 
Miliku K et al, Am J Clin Nutrition, (2016) June 103 (6) p 1514-1522

Effect of Prenatal Supplementation with Vitamin D on Asthma or Recurrent Wheezing in Offspring by Age 3 Years The VDAART Randomised Trial, 
Carey V et al, JAMA, Jan 26, 2016, 315 (4) p 362-370

The Influence of Parental Encouragement and Caring about Healthy Eating on Children’s Diet Quality and Body Weight, 
YL Chu et al, Public Health Nutrition 19 (5) 822-829

Reducing Postpartum Weight Retention and Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes in Overweight Women: a Pilot Randomised Control
Trial, Collins CE et al, Nutrients 2015, March 7(3) p1464-1479


Body Fat Loss Achieved by Stimulation of Thermogenesis by a Combination of Bioactive Food Ingredients: a Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind 8-Week Intervention in Obese Subjects, 
Belza A et al, Denmark, Int J Obesity (2007) 31, p121-130

The Effects of Intermittent or Continuous Energy Restriction on Weight Loss and Metabolic Disease Markers: a Randomised Trial in Young Overweight Women, 
Carlson OD, Harvie MN et al, Int J Obesity (2011) May 35 (5) p714-727

Effects of Dietary Composition on Energy Expenditure During Weight Loss Maintenance, 
Ebbeling CB et al, JAMA 2012; 307 (24) :2627-2634

Effects of Distinct Lifestyle Interventions on Mobilisation of Fat Storage Pools: the Central MRI Randomised Controlled Trial, 
Shai et al, Circulation Nov 28, 2017, Vol 136 Issue 22

Objectively Measured Daily Steps and Subsequent All-Cause Mortality: the Tasped Prospective Cohort Study, 
Blair S et al, PLOS One, 2015; 10 (11): e0141274

Relation between Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Childhood Obesity: a Prospective Observational Analysis, 
Ludwig DS et al, the Lancet, Vol 357, Feb 17, 2001, p505-508

Sucrose-Sweetened Beverages Increase Fat Storage in the Liver, Muscle and Visceral Fat Depot: a 6-Month Randomised Intervention Study, 
Astrup A et al, Am J Clin Nutr. Feb 2012, Vol 95, No 2, p283-289

Weight Loss with a Low Carbohydrate, Mediterranean or Low-Fat Diet, 
Shai I and Stampfer MJ, N Eng J Med, 2008, July 17: 359 (3) p 229-241