Not so healthy heart

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

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Do doctors cause patients to D.I.E ?

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 ?

Sugar for energy ?

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 ?

Sweet lies

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

What makes us fat ?

After my last post on the failures of calorie restriction I am sure there are many people wondering how to lose weight if we don't follow a sustained calorie cutting diet ? To lose weight effectively we first need to understand what makes us fat. Yes - eating junk ( which includes all processed foods) … Continue reading What makes us fat ?

Food list conundrum

Within months of Banting becoming popular a number of social media groups sprung up in support of Prof Noakes and his real food ideas. These groups are wonderful for spreading the real food message and supporting banters on their journey to good health.  However as well meaning as most people are, a large amount of advice … Continue reading Food list conundrum