• Expelled by DAA! (Dietitians Association of Australia)

    In April 2015, Registered Australian Dietitian Jennifer Elliot (B.Sc, PostGradDip Dietetics) was expelled by the Dietitians Association of Australia for recommending a Low Carbohydrate diet for her patients with Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes. Low Carb Down Under believes this action by the D.A.A. to be completely without cause or merit and we proudly stand by Jennifer and hope that she fights this appalling decision.


  • 5 Reasons Why Low-Carb Diets Are The Best

    Published May 21st 2015 – David Mendosa writing for healthcentral.com gives some historical background on LCHF and offers some persuasive arguments on why Low Carb diets are the best.


  • Proportion of Insulinogenic Calories

    Another great post from Marty Kendall via Optimising Nutrition which looks at the insulinogenic response of foods to allow you to be better prepared at the supermarket. He also offers a breakdown of the ideal foods to eat to help target your specific low carb goal.


  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops

    If you’re struggling to get your kids to get enough healthy fats, these Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pops may be the answer. Created by Carolyn Ketchum via www.asweetlife.org, they’re packed with satiating fats and low in carbs.


  • More eggs, please. Cholesterol is OK now

    Published in ‘The Times’, 25th May 2015. Writer Matt Ridley explores the u-turn on dietary advice about to be accepted by the U.S. Government and how low-fat eating has made us fat and sick. He summarises the article nicely with ‘Obesity and diabetes are the price we have paid for getting fat and cholesterol so wrong’.


  • Pizza Casserole

    Looking for a ‘go-to’ recipe for low carb, gluten free pizza for those busy nights when you have hungry mouths to feed? This recipe for Pizza Casserole from Low Carb Yum ticks all the boxes – just add your own toppings.


  • No link found between saturated fat and heart disease

    Researchers at Cambridge University have reviewed previous studies on the supposed links between consumption of saturated fats and heart disease. They have concluded that saturated fat does not cause heart disease while so-called ‘healthy’ polyunsaturated fats fail to prevent cardiovascular problems.


  • Debate: how low can you go? The low-down on the low carbohydrate debate in type 1 diabetes nutrition

    Published in ‘DiabetesVoice’ June 2013, Volume 58, Issue 2. A well-balanced debate between Franziska Spritzler (Clinical Dietician) and Carolyn Robertson (Certified Diabetes Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist) on the use of a low carbohydrate diet in the management of diabetes.


  • The Link Between Sugar, Insulin and Dementia

    An interesting article posted on dgiwire.com looking at the links between sugar intake and the development of dementia. In the Framingham Heart Study, researchers from Tufts University analyzed blood samples from 840 participants and found high levels of a hormone called adiponectin in the 159 participants who subsequently developed dementia.