Category Archives: Food & Diet
Where mainstream nutritional science has demonised dietary fat for 50 years, hundreds of millions of dollars of research have failed to prove that eating a low-fat diet will help you live longer. Nutrition and obesity scientists have struggled to make sense of the paradox that obesity has become an epidemic, that diabetes rates have soared and the incidence of heart disease has not declined despite the fact that society is more diet and health aware today than generations ago.
Statins are the so-called wonder drugs widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels and claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Believed to be completely safe and capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions, they are the most profitable drug in the history of medicine. In this groundbreaking book, GP Malcolm Kendrick exposes the truth behind the hype, revealing: high cholesterol levels don’t cause heart disease; a high-fat diet – saturated or otherwise – does not affect blood cholesterol levels; and, the protection provided by statins is so small as to be not worth bothering about for most men and all women.
If you’re following my low carb diet – or any low carb diet, there will be times when you crave something sweet.
However, you have to be careful with sweeteners as some of them are quite harmful to your health.
Saccharin – “Saccharin is the oldest sugar substitute around; you probably know it as Sweet’N Low. It was discovered by a chemist in 1879 and became a popular additive in the 20th century. As early as 1911, though, there was already an effort being made to ban it due to its potentially unhealthy effects.
You may have heard this report on the news this week, so I thought I’d put it up here in full.
If you read the last paragraph, you will see that it’s completely inconclusive, according to other experts.
I would just like to say though, I personally follow a low carb diet but I don’t eat an excessive amount of protein (eg. Fish, Meat, Cheese & Eggs) or loads of fat. I like to think I have a normal amount. I also have low blood pressure for a middle-aged woman (120/70) and low cholesterol. So who knows. It might be a diet or hereditary thing.
“He who eats alone eats with Satan;
he who eats with one other person eats
with a tyrant; he who eats with two
other people eats with the prophets.”
Influence of Food and Drink