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Why I won’t take statins for my high cholesterol

When my total cholesterol hit 10 about 18 months ago it gave me a fright. My LDL was up to 7.5 mmol/L. My HDL is around 2 and my triglycerides around 0.8, by all accounts fantastic. Yes – this test is calculated – that means it is not directly measured, however through Imupro I got […]

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Paleo diet better than American Diabetes Association diet for type 2 diabetes

A just published study comparing the American diabetes association (ADA) diet with a hunter gatherer (paleolithic or paleo) diet, shows far better blood glucose control and improved insulin sensitivity on the paleo diet. Metabolic and physiologic effects from consuming a hunter-gatherer (Paleolithic)-type diet in type 2 diabetes Twenty-five patients with type 2 diabetes (50-69 years) […]

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A UK doctor puts 18 patients with type 2 diabetes on a low carb diet with amazing results

In the UK, the Dr David Unwin, A general practitioner (GP) noticed that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) reported great results on a low carbohydrate diet ( Yet this was not the standard advice: Diabetes UK recommends 5 – 14 servings of starchy food per day. Clinical studies also show that a lower carbohydrate […]

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Not losing weight on a low carb diet? Is it that you are not low carb enough… or something else?

This post is blatant theft! The team behind Whole 9 South Pacific in New Zealand – Jamie Scott and Dr Anastasia Boulais, wrote a series of tweets that need a much greater audience. (Whole 9 SP Facebook page) One of the frustrations about plethora of information on the internet is that many people apply a […]

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The paleo diet is NOT a no starch / carbohydrate diet

  ” Here we go again” I sigh. Paleo seems to be hitting headlines in major publications on a daily basis in New Zealand. Just this month – the article “Carbohydrate addiction is real and it’s killing us” in the North & South magazine justified why we all need to go back to eating an […]

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Low carb paleo + crossfit, not losing weight – my recommendations

Thank you so much everyone for your comments and suggestions. I was curious to see how others would respond to this problem. This post is a followup to my a senario that I was presented with – a  new client who has been following a low carb diet and is doing 5 – 6 sessions […]

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