It is interesting that while some people choose not to eat meat, they go to great lengths to substitute it with fake foods in the form of processed soy products. Chicken schnitzels, nuggets and even battered " prawns". Have you ever read a food label on one of these products ? Vegetable protein (12 %) … Continue reading Soy is not a health food !
How do I solve constipation is a question that pops up fairly frequently on the low carb social media platforms and sometimes it seems that constipation on a LCHF diet is a given. This is not true. Only some people who have not experienced constipation before become constipated when they start Banting/LCHF and in many … Continue reading Constipation on LCHF
Recently one of the drug reps that calls on my partners practice kindly left a complementary cook book for us called " Cooking from the heart. This is a cook book released from time to time by the Heart and Stroke foundation of South Africa and contains, apart from detrimental tips like "sunflower and canola … Continue reading Not so healthy heart
I bet that heading grabbed your attention ! This is not quite "die" as in demise but stands for DOCTOR INDUCED EXACERBATION. In other words, is the treatment or advice your doctor gives you making your disease worse. Back in 2005 Dr Ron Rosedale , an internationally known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine, wrote a … Continue reading Do doctors cause patients to D.I.E ?
On Tuesday 23 August we held the official book launch for The Banting Solution at Willows cafe , Cape Town. The event was well attended and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting fellow Banters and potential Banters. Professor Tim Noakes was the guest of honour for the evening and gave a generous recommendation for our book saying … Continue reading August news
Sometimes I wonder if people still really believe that we MUST eat sugar for energy or if it’s an excuse they use to continue eating sweets and chocolates. What people need to understand is that sugar is addictive. In practice I often hear the words “ask me to give up anything but not sugar, I … Continue reading Sugar for energy ?
Detox diets are everywhere! People embark on all kinds of diets in an attempt to detoxify the body; to wash away their calorific sins and fast food lifestyle. A detox is sold as the perfect antidote to food binges and social lives doused in alcohol consumption but something you should know is that a detox … Continue reading Detox delusion
It is up to each INDIVIDUAL to take responsibility for their own health and to make the choices that they feel are best for them. HOWEVER people cannot make informed choices without facts and many folk searching for answers on social media platforms are mislead because of the masses of misinformation shared on these pages. … Continue reading Low carb JUNK food
Usually when something makes us sick we avoid it right? Allergy to wheat , cut it out. Seafood makes you break out in hives - don't eat it. So logic would surely dictate that if you had a disease in which HIGH blood sugar was the primary symptom,you would avoid causing a further increase in blood sugar … Continue reading Sweet lies
One of the biggest myths of the nutrition and diet industry is the calorie myth. Dietitians and nutritionists all over the world still repeat this tired old mantra that if you shed a certain number of calories from your diet, you will lose weight. Unfortunately even in the " low carb" community calorie counting is still being practiced … Continue reading Caloric reduction as primary is “Crap”