Pre-diabetic or Carbohydrate Intolerant……..?
If you are wondering about this or have had a diagnosis that suggest you may be heading for a diagnosis of being pre-diabetic, showing the signs of metabolic syndrome, and you want to consider your dietary options, then here is HOW TO GET STARTED: First – please do not despair! By acknowledging your situation, you…Read More
“SUGAR makes you HUNGRY, Carbohydrate makes you FAT……” a convincing hypothesis.
In this clear and well explained video, Dr Gary Fettke helps us see the link between eating sugar, refined carbs like bread and pasta (which ultimately turn into sugar) and polyunsaturated oils (mainly seed oils), and inflammation and serious disease……. There is currently no actual un-refutable proof that consuming these three is the cause of…Read More
Low Carb Diets – A consideration of health or economics?
The Atkins diet and more recently Paleo (or Paleolithic) diet, are probably two of the best known low carbohydrate diets globally. Certainly the Atkins diet was revered by thousands, and many of them high profile celebrities, as being the ultimate and sustainable weight-loss diet that showed almost immediate results. The re-written and recently published ‘New…Read More
Using Diet to Reduce Dementia Risk
The following article has been taken, in full, from Scientific American: http://www.healthafter50.com/alerts/memory/Feed-Your-Brain-With-MIND-Diet_7653-1.html “Question: What do you get when you mix two well-established, healthful diets and sprinkle in a pinch of ingredients known to slow or reduce the risk of cognitive decline? Answer: The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet, a dietary eating plan that…Read More
The Sugar Tax….a small step on a difficult road
There is understandable controversy about the new Sugar Tax, in the UK, but can we at least agree that it helps in the various efforts, to build awareness of the magnitude of the problem facing us, as regards hidden sugar in foods? Working with this subject, I am regularly presented with new foods that pretend…Read More
Nut cereal as a substitute for a grain cereal, is a most satisfying and easy breakfast and, with all those healthy fats, it keeps you full for ages. Take a hand full of each of your favourite raw and unsalted nuts. Blitz them to a crunchy mix together with a dessertspoon or more of crushed…Read More
Show compassion for us Sugar Addicts!
This is NO JOKE. The war on sugar is going on all around us – and I am one of the warriors. But in all this effort to build awareness of hidden sugars in most processed foods and the threat of getting fat, destroying brain function and a whole host of serious long term debilitating…Read More
Could we all be healthier without Gluten?
That is what Dr David Perlmutter, a board-certified neurologist, and other medically trained nutritional experts and scientists are suggesting in increasingly convincing publications. In his best selling book Grain Brain, Dr Perlmutter argues that gluten, the protein found mainly in wheat, rye and barley, is silently wreaking havoc on our brains, whilst our avoidance of…Read More
Dried fruit: Less Sugar – More Sweetness
Ever considered that dried cranberries, raisins, apricots etc, the typical dried fruits found in breakfast cereals, are not really either sweet or juicy? Well they are, but often not in their dried and shrivelled form. They still contain lots of sugar but because they have been dehydrated, our taste buds don’t benefit from their sweetness,…Read More