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the cost of going low carb

Analysis of the USDA Cost of Food at Home database shows that fat is the cheapest macronutrient. Protein is the most expensive macronutrient, however a reduced carbohydrate diet does not necessarily require an increase in protein. Reducing the amount of carbohydrate and increasing the amount of fat in your diet is the most effective way […]

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bacon, eggs, avocado and spinach

This is a pretty incredible combination of superfoods and a taste sensation in your mouth. As you can see from the NutrientData plot below the nutrients are spectacular with every nutrient and mineral covered and the amino acid score is also very high. Even though there are 13% carbs most of them (12g out of […]

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eggs benedict

This photo is of our favourite breakfast from our holiday in Vanuatu over Christmas – Eggs Benedict, no bread.  So yum! The nutritional analysis is of Dave Aspery’s “Bulletproof Benedict” from his Bulletproof Diet Book and involves lots of spinach, butter, eggs and avocado. It does very well on both the protein score as well […]

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superfoods for therapeutic ketosis

A therapeutic ketogenic diet has a very low insulin load from non-fibre carbohydrates and a higher amount of dietary fat to achieve higher ketone to manage chronic conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, alzheimer’s, dementia etc. The chart below shows our insulin response versus insulin load which considered fibre and protein as well as carbohydrates.  People wanting to following a ketogenic diet should […]

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the therapeutic ketogenic diet

A therapeutic ketogenic diet can be helpful for a range of chronic health conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Domonic D’Agostino is doing interesting research into the possible uses for ketosis, both through diet and supplementation.  His initial funding was from the US Military to research the applications of ketosis for navy […]

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egg, spinach, cheese and cream

My nine year old son was asking what he could have for breakfast that would be healthy. This is pretty much the simplest and healthiest recipe that I could design that a nine year old can put together unsupervised. I’m teaching him to just put some frozen spinach, eggs, cream and cheese into a microwave […]

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the food insulin index v2

It’s generally difficult for healthy people to eat too much protein.  However the fact that protein requires some insulin to metabolise is an important consideration for people who need to inject extra to keep their blood glucose levels stable. A better understanding of the insulin response to various foods would be useful for diabetics calculating their […]

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beef heart chili

This Beef Heart Chili recipe is by Kathleen Guertin from Robb Wolf’s website.  It ranks really well in the weight loss and athletic / metabolically healthy meal rankings due to it’s high nutrient density and low calorie density. Organ meats top the list when it comes to nutrient density, however I haven’t found a lot […]

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