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Tim Spector?

Post by Boustrophedon » Sun Sep 10, 2023 2:33 pm

Been introduced to Tim Spector by a relative, Mr Spector seems to have a diet, with books to sell, TV appearances and a podcast. I have not come across him before.
Is Mr Spector just another phoney nutritionist with a diet and glib glossy paperbacks to sell? Or is he the real deal; a bona fide scientist with evidence backed advice, with glossy paperbacks to sell?
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Re: Tim Spector?

Post by IvanV » Sun Sep 10, 2023 2:56 pm

This is the ZOE diet that is advertised everywhere just now. Includes some pin prick blood test from which an oracle will tell you what to eat.

As far as I can see, Mr Spector seems to have followed a similar career path to Michael Mosley. He started off being a a respectable epidemiologist. He wrote some fairly sensible stuff about eating, including a 2015 book called The Diet Myth, which seems to say the usual stuff - lots of what you read is bollocks, and the sensible thing to do is eat a varied high-fibre diet with lots of fresh fruit and veg.

He has written about the folly of fad diets.

But now he's promoting a diet. For all I know maybe what the Zoe thing does is support you to have a varied high fibre diet, because maybe some people need to be told what to eat or they'll fall back to gorging themselves on ultra-processed convenience food.

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Re: Tim Spector?

Post by Boustrophedon » Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:06 am

Thanks, that's very helpful.
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Re: Tim Spector?

Post by bob sterman » Fri Oct 27, 2023 7:24 am

Tim Spector - "making people feel weird about food" for £299 (then £24.99 for 12 months)...

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/zoe-nutrition-apps

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Re: Tim Spector?

Post by discovolante » Fri Oct 27, 2023 7:31 am

bob sterman wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2023 7:24 am
Tim Spector - "making people feel weird about food" for £299 (then £24.99 for 12 months)...

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/zoe-nutrition-apps
Always good to see medical devices being used for non-medical purposes.
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