Why LCHF is moderate (not high) protein

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LCHF, or low carbohydrate, high fat, eating is ‘moderate’ in protein. It is not, contrary to popular belief, a high protein way of eating. Back in 2002/2003 when I first went low carb with my eating I made the mistake of packing in way too much protein. I was confused at that time as to Continue Reading →

Five fabulous fats (they are all vegan)

high fat coconut

As you probably know by now I am a fan of fat and follow a healthy low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein way of eating, also known as LCHF. Unlike many advocates of this way of eating I choose not to eat meat for personal rather than health reasons (I might write about why in Continue Reading →

Carbohydrate restriction and cancer

Dr Kieron Rooney talks about sugar and cancer in this fabulous YouTube video. It is interesting to note that “There is very good evidence to show that many cancer types predominantly use glucose as their fuel source for energy”. It is also very important to understand that Dr Rooney is not saying the replace cancer Continue Reading →

Weight and health with LCHF

avocado LCHF low carb

In these 3 YouTube videos Dr Stephen Phinney discusses “optimising weight and health with an LCHF diet”. LCHF stands for low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein. I really enjoyed these videos, Dr Phinney speaks so well on LCHF eating. As I have previously mentioned I have a slightly different way of eating LCHF because I don’t Continue Reading →

Spirulina – health benefits or hype?

spirulina

Spirulina an algae that packs a nutritional punch Spirulina is a blue-green algae which has gained attention recently as a kind of ‘health food’. Initially spirulina was classified as a plant but, based on new understanding of its genetics and physiology, it has now been placed in the bacteria kingdom. Naturally this algae grows in high-salt Continue Reading →

Does virgin coconut oil have health benefits?

coconut Ani

My love of coconut YUM! Fresh coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk, dried coconut, coconut cream, coconut yoghurt, coconut water – I am a huge fan of coconut in all different forms, including coconut oil for use on the hair. This photo was taken in 2011 in Sri Lanka, I ate fresh coconut every day – Continue Reading →