• Oops, sorry ‘bout that – 5 Big Things Nutrition science got horribly wrong

    David Gillespie takes us through five instances where the nutrition profession have told us something about food that has been horribly wrong. David argues that some of the advice was so horribly wrong that, in many cases, we’d have been better off doing the opposite of what they said.


  • Chocolate Heaven Cake

    We’ve tried a few different Low Carb cake recipes and this one from www.ditchthecarbs.com was the outright winner. It’s wheat free, gluten free, grain free, nut free and has no added sugar but still somehow manages to taste great. So, if you’re looking for a kid’s birthday cake that will please everyone (even the big kids) give this one a go.


  • Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

    Published 12th August 2015, The British Medical Journal. A team from McMaster University in Canada have reviewed 50 observational studies of saturated fat intake and find “Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes, but the evidence is heterogeneous with methodological limitations.”


  • Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

    The New York Times reports that Coca Cola has been busted for funneling millions into scientific research that promotes a lack of exercise as the main contributor to obesity, rather than the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and calories. The group’s website also omitted mention of Coke’s backing until Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an obesity expert at the University of Ottawa, wrote to the organization to inquire about its funding.


  • Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash

    Wondering what to bring when you’re told not to bring a thing? Leave that box of chocolates on the supermarket shelf. These bacon-wrapped bundles of butternut squashy goodness from paleoleap.com are both beautiful to look at and extremely tasty. Plus, they’re a great conversation starter at your next dinner party.


  • Turning diabetes upside down

    Another interesting blog post from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick suggesting that our entire thinking of the blood diabetes/insulin/glucose response may be upside down. Dr. Kendrick formulates the theory that instead of viewing Insulin as a key hormone, perhaps we should be viewing it as ‘merely’ the subservient hormone, produced to counter the effects of too much Glucagon.


  • Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

    TYPEONEGRIT is a Facebook group where adults and parents of children with Type-1 Diabetes share the science and provide support for managing the disease using a Low Carbohydrate diet. It can be very difficult going against the mainstream advice of Endocrinologists, Diabetes Educators and Dietitians and in this post Marty Kendall says thank you to some brave individuals.


  • Ketogenic Diets to Treat Cancer

    Drs. Richard David Feinman and Eugene J. Fine have created a www.booster.com campaign to raise funding for further research into the use of ketogenic diets to treat cancer. Pledging $17 to the campaign will get you a very cool ‘ketone bodies’ t-shirt and aid their research.


  • Low Carb Broccoli Salad

    This recipe from www.the-low-carb-diet.com for a Low Carb Broccoli Salad is a tasty go-to option for your next BBQ or dinner party. Best created with a home-made mayonnaise (many of the supermaket mayonnaise options use poor quality oils) the ingredients can be easily tweaked to suit your tastes.