‘Ave an Avocado

This poem is inspired by recent research, which has found that substituting refined carbohydrates with fresh avocados can significantly suppress hunger in overweight and obese

A Tasty Smell

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; But how would it taste? Salty, Sour,

Chemically Preserved in Jelly

Translucent orbs of moonlight Sail along our chalky coasts. Encased in an envelope Of teals and sapphires, Their chemical composition Reveals the secret tracks And

A (Mentally) Healthy Diet

Our mental health is complex and obscure, There is no simple truth for how we feel; Depression does not have a catch-all cure, But can

An Elevated Imbalance

The crops that we all need to sustain life Are weakened by upturns in CO2; Engaging in this atmospheric strife Means less nutritious protein can

Table for One

When sat watching a movie, Do you ever find You eat so much less popcorn When friends are left behind? When eating at a bistro

Soon Their Hunger would be Freed

The great tits will work hard to find a mate, Putting their partners needs before their own, And science hoped to quantify this trait, To

Bolognese and Salsa You Should Ditch

Gout is a type of arthritis in joints; One that’s predominant in the big toe, It can occur when urate disappoints, And lingers even though

Within Those Husks a Poison is Stewed

The rice in the field is a staple food, For near half of the world’s population; But within those husks a poison is stewed, Causing

Obesity is Rising

Obesity is rising in LA Could draconian measures save the day? A fast food amnesty was set in place, With South Los Angeles to test