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When we argue about vegan or paleo, ultra-processed foods get ignored

Ultra processed food. The same three ingredients a thousand different ways. While we discuss / argue about whether we should eat meat or not, whether paleo or plant based is best, attention is diverted from the primary culprit in today’s health catastrophe, ultra-processed food. Think about a typical day’s food for many people: Breakfast – […]

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Dr Robert Lustig coming to NZ to speak at anti soft drink symposium. Low Carb Downunder.

There are two symposiums taking place in Auckland that are not to be missed, high profile speakers Dr Lustig (whose fructose lecture on Youtube went viral) and Dr Johnson will be speaking, as well a a number lof local research scientists. The “FIZZ” symposium takes place on the 19th and 20th February, and the “The […]

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Weight Watchers finally admits that not all calories are equal

Weight Watchers Finally Accepts Where Calories Come From Matters Too This article comes from Christian Nordqvist at Medical News Today. Around 20 years after Barry Sears (Zone Diet) first pointed out that where a calorie comes from matters because calories from macro-nutrients; protein, carbohydrate and fat each have different hormonal consequences, weight watchers have also […]

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Fructose Intake Associated With an Increased Risk for Gout

Gout is a significant problem in New Zealand especially amongst the indigenous Maori population. This article explains there is a distinct link in studies between Fructose and increased uric acid and gout. Gout is also connected with metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea, and taking statin medication. And interestingly besides treating these issues, coffee consumption has been […]

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