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

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 ?

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

The Big Fail of Biggest Loser

With the failures of "The Biggest Loser" weight loss program currently splashed in the media, many are asking how and why these contestants were unable to maintain the weight loss experienced on the show. The previous post on calorie reduction explains part of the problem. When we decrease calories in, the body decreases calorie out. Feed your body … Continue reading The Big Fail of Biggest Loser

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 ?

Caloric reduction as primary is “Crap”

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”

Cholesterol con

Cholesterol is a very contentious issue and not a day goes by that I do not see somebody panicking because they’ve had a finger prick blood test at a pharmacy and been told by somebody unqualified to make a judgement call, that they have high cholesterol . Worse still is the amount of scare mongering … Continue reading Cholesterol con