Open Future HealthDr Verner Wheelock

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Dr Verner Wheelock


My Background

I was brought up in the County of Wexford, Ireland. Most of my education, was in Belfast finishing off with degrees in Chemistry and Agricultural Chemistry from Queen’s University. I spent 5 years at the National Institute for Research in Dairying and was awarded a PhD from the University of Reading. This was followed by a period at the University of Bradford, where I established the Food Policy Research Unit. The main focus of the Unit was to conduct research various issues related to the production and consumption of food. In 1990 I started a business Verner Wheelock Associates, which provides training and consultancy for food companies.

The business is now managed by my daughter Alison, while I spend most of my time campaigning for a total re-vamp of the official healthy eating recommendations that recognise the benefits of a diet based on a diet low in sugar/ carbohydrates and high in healthy fats (Low Carb. High Fat / LCHF).

Public Confusion about Healthy Eating

The big problem is that many people are very confused about what exactly is meant by “Healthy Eating”. The comment I hear time and time again is “I don’t know who to believe”.

I have almost completed my book, which is entitled:“Healthy Eating” – the biggest mistake in medical history.

This is not the best quality video, but the discussion is sensible.

My Verner's Views Blog

First Post in January 2013. Post number 250 published in December 2016. (Book on the way.)

I add to my blog fairly regularly and I hope this will make a small contribution to public knowledge. Make no mistake, we are in the middle of a major struggle to achieve change. To succeed, we will have to create pressure from the grassroots. I hope that others will be persuaded to join the fray.

So I am keen to disseminate reliable information on all aspects of diet and health. There are very powerful commercial and professional interests that wish to maintain the status quo because it is to their advantage.

I want to encourage people to interact by sharing their experiences so that they can help to spread the word. If patients can overcome their conditions by changing their diet the demand for drugs will be reduced substantially.

Dr. Wheelock's brief CV here:

BSc (Chemistry - First Class Honours), Queen's University of Belfast
B Agr (Agricultural Chemistry - First Class Honours), Queen's University of Belfast
PhD (Physiological Chemistry), University of Reading
Managing Director of Verner Wheelock Associates Ltd. consultants in food policy.
Head of the Food Policy Research Unit in the University of Bradford,
Special Professor in Food Science at the University of Nottingham.
Has written over 100 scientific papers dealing with the physiology of milk secretion, chemistry of milk proteins, nutrition and health, food legislation and food policy.

Wrote "Implementing Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Eating" published in 1997

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