CocoBar 4.2

It’s rare these days that I get an urge for a past treat but it was a rainy Sunday afternoon and I decided to pass the time by raiding my cupboard and getting creative in the kitchen.  Discovering a bar of dark chocolate I had received at Christmas and some desiccated coconut I attempted to …

Avoiding Big Pharma, Becoming a Micro Farmer

Microgreens can be a delicious, nutritious, organic and fresh addition to a healthy diet, especially in the winter months. Studies assessing microgreens found they certainly pack a punch when it comes to nutritional content. Microgreens possess significantly higher nutrient densities than mature plants; some are six times higher in vitamin C concentration than mature vegetables and …

The French Paradox

“They [the French] are annoyingly thin. If you go to France and see an obese person, it’s probably an American on vacation” Dr David Diamond- Demonisation and Deception in Cholesterol Research The French Paradox, a term coined in the 1980’s began the quest to answer the enigma that French people, despite consuming more wine per capita …

Our Daily Bread

I remember, as a child, being forced to recite the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ at school assembly every morning. Thankfully, I no longer have to mindlessly perform that ritual but I do however remember a small section – “Give us this day, our daily bread”. For over fifty years that daily bread was a part of my …

A Biography of Ancel Keys (1904 – 2004) The Man Behind Our Dietary Debacle

Ancel Keys was born in Colorado Springs USA in 1904. During his youth, he left high school to pursue odd jobs, such as shoveling bat guano in Arizona. He eventually finished his secondary education and was admitted to the University of California at Berkeley in 1922. For a brief time, he took up a job …