• 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”.


  • Broccoli Fritters

    If you’ve been eating loads of cruciferous vegetables on LCHF you might be looking for a way to jazz things up a bit. This recipe for Broccoli Fritters from Pulsin’ transforms your broccoli into a savoury pancake-style bun that may just take this humble vegetable from a side dish to the main course.


  • An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer To Death

    Written by Sam Apple for the New York Times Magazine, this article looks at the life and work of German biochemist Otto Warburg who believed that certain cancers could be treated by disrupting their source of energy – Glucose. Forgotten or ignored for many years, new studies into ‘The Warburg Effect” is triggering a cancer-metabolism theory revival.


  • Low Carb Works For Diabetes – Why Don’t More Doctors Advise It?

    Marika Sboros investigates why carbohydrate restriction isn’t officially recommended as a tool in the management of diabetes, despite it repeatedly proving to be effective. “One of the biggest reasons health organisations give for not recommending low-carb diets is lack of evidence on long-term safety. The problem is that there wasn’t any evidence on long-term safety of high-carb, low-fat diets when they were first introduced either”.


  • Low Carb Bacon and Pecan Dark Chocolate Bark

    The combination of bacon, pecans and dark chocolate may take a moment to get your head around but if you’re brave enough to give it a go you wont regret it. This easy recipe from Low-Carb, So Simple! is a sweet, salty and crunchy stroke of genius.