• Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Sausage

    This recipe from LowCarbYum.com for Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup (with the added bonuses of sausage and bacon) is an awesome example of a hearty and satisfying soup that still manages to keep the carb count down. You can also make a big batch of this chunky and delicious soup and freeze in portions for when cooking feels like a chore.


  • Coriander Chicken Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

    Here’s an easy low carb lunch option from stepawayfromthecarbs.com that’s both quick and tasty. We’d recommend making your own mayonnaise though (the store bought options are usually made with vegetable oil).


  • The Most Contentious Meal of the Day

    A nice article from theatlantic.com on the history of breakfast and the confusion and anxieties that surround the ‘most important meal of the day’. “It was presumed that if one ate breakfast, it was because one had other lusty appetites as well.”


  • Lipids Suffer When Less Saturated Fat in Diet Is Replaced by Carbs in Worldwide Study

    An new analysis out of Mexico on how carbohydrate and fat intake affects blood lipid profiles in more than 100,000 individuals living in 19 low to high income countries suggests that the message to lower dietary saturated fats to lower cholesterol and thus decrease risk of cardiovascular disease may be misleading.


  • Low Carb Twice Cooked Cabbage with Sour Cream and Bacon

    If you’re looking for a new low carb side dish to try, give this one a go. The combination of paprika and bacon adds a delicious flavour to the cabbage and the mozzarella creates a beautiful textured crust – perfect for a warming winter meal.


  • Cynthia Kenyon: ‘The idea that ageing was subject to control was completely unexpected’

    Molecular Biologist Cynthia Kenyon talks about the discovery that led to a revolution in our understanding of the ageing process. “We gave our worms a tiny bit of sugar and it shortened their lifespan by revving up the insulin pathway.” Kenyon now avoids all sugar, except dark chocolate, as well as bread, and sticks to low-GI foods.


  • HIV’s Sweet Tooth May Be Its Downfall

    New research into the discovery of a cure for HIV has revealed the disease has a voracious sweet tooth, which may turn out to be its Achilles’ heel. After the virus invades an activated immune cell, it craves sugar and nutrients from the cell to replicate. This poses the question; could a Ketogenic Diet aid in slowing the spread of HIV throughout the body?


  • Gut Reaction

    New research led by Harvard Medical School investigators has looked at the role of bacteria living in the gut remotely influencing the activity of cells in the brain involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration. “This opens up an area that’s largely been unknown until now: how the gut controls brain inflammation”.


  • Should you really eat fat to stay slim? The new food rules explained

    Here’s a nice overview from The Telegraph on the recent joint report issued by the U.K.’s National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration which claims that thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”.