• 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.


  • Nestlé Wants to Sell You Both Sugary Snacks and Diabetes Pills

    An interesting look at how the world’s largest food company, Nestlé wants to invent and sell ‘food medicine’. Sales in Nestlé’s confectionery business have fallen every year since 2012 and the companies response to this has been to invest heavily in research to create product lines designed to treat specific medical conditions. In other words, Nestlé would sell a problem with one hand and a remedy with the other.


  • Confessions Of A Renegade Doctor

    An intriguing story from a doctor who has transformed her approach to practising medicine by adopting a nutritionally orientated approach to treating patients. Dr Joanne McCormack is part of a a global movement of doctors and scientists who are treating chronic diseases in a non-interventionist way based ultimately on the very simple idea that if a food has been eaten for millions of years, it must be safe.


  • Diets Heavy In Fructose Damage Genes Related To Memory And Metabolism, Says Study

    Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles have found that fructose damages brain cells and can lead to a wide range of diseases, from diabetes and heart disease to Alzheimer’s. The study is the first to examine all of the gene networks affected by fructose that result in changes to brain function and metabolism.


  • New ABS data reveals how much sugar Australians really consume

    New data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics found that in 2011-2012, Australians were consuming an average of 60g of sugars each day, or the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar. Sugar intake was highest among teenage males, who consumed an average 92g.


  • Egg Wraps

    Libby from ‘Ditch The Carbs’ shows how easy to prepare Egg Wraps can be adapted to multiple dishes and flavoured to suit your tastes. Eaten hot or cold, the wraps contain almost no carbs and can even be layered on top of one another (with ingredients in between) to create a delicious egg stack.


  • Put Tax On Sugared Drinks On Table

    Calls for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages in Australia are increasing. The Medical Journal of Australia takes a look at the pros and cons of implementing such a tax and the impact it would have on obesity in Australia. Jane Martin, executive manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition, argues that “The public is over the line, it’s the politicians and the public health groups who need to catch up.”


  • Records Found In Dusty Basement Undermine Decades Of Dietary Advice

    Christopher Ramsden of the National Institutes of Health has unearthed raw data from a 40-year-old study that challenges the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart. The Randomised Controlled Trial was unpublished and recorded 9,423 study participants, ages 20 to 97, all living in state mental hospitals or a nursing home. “It tested the [diet-heart] hypothesis and rejected it.”