Counting On Sheep

In an earlier article I discussed my findings around the topic of vitamin D and the ongoing debate whether a deficiency in this pre-hormone results in worse outcomes from respiratory infections. I was surprised at the time of discovering the vast amount of information out there on vitamin D that mainstream media hadn't really covered …

Vitamin D: how it can help fight Covid19 – David Davis MP

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis MP has recently reported on his success on turning his health around with a low carb way of eating. Mr Davis published his story in the Daily Mail, recalling the health scare he had after stepping down from his cabinet position last year. He reported that a routine medical revealed …

Study Suggests Potential Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Ketone Bodies Via Effects on Gut Microbial Ecosystems

Research published May 2020 by University of California San Francisco Findings suggest that the effects of ketogenic/low carb diets on the microbiome are not just about the diet itself, but how the diet alters the body’s metabolism, which then has downstream effects on the microbiome. Researchers found that the mere presence of added ketones was …

Omega-6 vegetable oils as a driver of coronary heart disease: the oxidized linoleic acid hypothesis

Published online 26th September 2018 BMJ Open Heart https://openheart.bmj.com/content/5/2/e000898 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6196963/ Numerous lines of evidence show that the omega-6 polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid promotes oxidative stress, oxidised LDL cholesterol, chronic low-grade inflammation and atherosclerosis, and is likely a major dietary culprit for causing heart disease, especially when consumed in the form of industrial seed oils commonly …

Reversing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Through Low-Carb Nutrition – Dr. Terry Wahls

After three years of a low-carb/ketogenic diet to reverse type 2 diabetes, I am constantly amazed by emerging news of many other incredible stories of its effects on other conditions, one of which is highlighted here with the miraculous story of Dr Terry Wahls, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College …

Cheesy Crackers

A crispy, cheesy, salty cracker that's great with pâté, cheese or just on it's own. Ingredients (Makes 12 crackers with a 6cm diameter cutter) 170g Almond Flour 30g Melted Butter 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Egg 1 Teaspoon Onion Granules 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper Sea Salt Method Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix …

Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-based Recommendations

The recommendation to limit dietary saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake has persisted despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Most recent meta-analyses of randomized trials and observational studies found no beneficial effects of reducing SFA intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality, and instead found protective effects against stroke. Although SFAs increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, …