How to begin the LCHF (low carb) lifestyle

Before you begin a low carb diet there are a few important points that you should understand.  The LCHF ( low carb, healthy fats) way of eating is a long term LIFESTYLE, it is not a conventional diet as we know diets. It is really important to understand that the food you eat can make you … Continue reading How to begin the LCHF (low carb) lifestyle

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Constipation on LCHF

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

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

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”

Breastfeeding and Banting

Most women are eager to regain their figures after giving birth and breastfeeding may help achieve this. Although in the first 6 weeks after baby is born you will want to give your body some time to recuperate and to establish a good milk supply, there is no reason you cannot follow a healthy eating … Continue reading Breastfeeding and Banting

How much food should I eat ?

We have learnt that saturated fat ( in reasonable amounts) is good for our health but apart from that it helps to keep us feeling full, thereby reducing our total food intake - well that's the theory anyway. According to the good Prof Noakes , we have an internal gauge, the appestat , which determines … Continue reading How much food should I eat ?

Water wise

Low carb diets tend to increase thirst and many new banters ask how much water they should be drinking. Hit google search and you will be faced with a page articles each with a different answer. There are horror stories about brains shriveling with dehydration and kidneys drowning should fluid intake exceed more than a … Continue reading Water wise