Barry Groves

Author and Nutritionist


Barry Groves, who lives with his wife, Monica, in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, can rightfully claim to be Britain’s leading exponent of the low-carb, high-fat way of life as he has lived on, researched, lectured and written about it for 46 years.

He and Monica were overweight from 1957 to 1962, when he discovered the low-carb, high-fat regime for weight loss. It worked. This started his questioning conventional diets and, in 1982, he took up a full-time research into the relationship between diet and ‘diseases of civilization’ such as obesity, diabetes, 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.

In 2002 he won the Sophie Coe Prize at the Oxford Symposium on Food History and was awarded a doctorate in nutritional science. Now an international author, Barry has written both 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.

He currently divides his time between researching and writing books, and lecturing about the management and prevention of obesity, diabetes and conditions associated the the metabolic syndrome. He also gives less technical talks to Rotary, Women’s Institute, Probus, and similar groups.

Barry Groves is:
a director of the Foundation for Thymic Cancer Research, (,
an honorary board member of the Weston A. Price Foundation (,
a founder member of The International Network of Cholesterol Sceptics (,
and a founder member of the Fluoride Action Network (

He also maintains three internationally respected health information websites:

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.

For relaxation, in 1982, Barry took up archery. He was a British Champion every year from 1987 to 2008 taking over 20 British Records in Target, Clout and Flight archery. He is also a six times World Champion with five World Records.