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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 (http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/low-carb-success-stories.3763/) 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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Rheumatoid arthritis – foods that trigger, and diet that helps

In my last post I talked about how a low carb diet can be miraculous for those with an auto-immune disease. Although reducing carbohydrates reduces blood sugar and insulin levels, and consequently inflammatory markers, this is unlikely to be the main reason a low carbohydrate diet works in reducing auto-immune disease. I’ve blogged in the […]

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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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Podcast! Interview by Ameer Rosic Optimal health show. Why low carb paleo is not best for everyone

I was interviewed recently by Ameer Rosic for his Optimal Health show. Here is a link to the podcast, giving you an overview of my thoughts on paleo and what goes wrong for some people. Hope you enjoy! Sorry about the sound quality on my microphone – I need to buy a new one!

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How eating more protein and less carbs can cut your calorie intake by half

In my paleo nutrition seminar I use this study to illustrate how food affects hormones that in turn affect appetite. (Note: Next seminar Auckland 4th December, Papamoa 1st December – more info here: Paleo Nutrition Seminars New Zealand) In order to lose weight – you must eat less fuel. Fuel not used will get stored […]

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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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Paleo wins google trends in diet wars

Why? It works (just google “disease” + “paleo diet”) and you’ll see people get improvements in almost every modern health condition. Whole9 A- Z testimonials It isn’t guru led (e.g. Zone Diet, Atkins etc.) On diet gurus and fad diets It’s based on science: Multiple scientists are exploring the link between western disease and diet. […]

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Low-glycemic (lower carb) diet improves blood sugar, insulin and diastolic dysfunction in type 2 diabetes

Today’s post is just a quick cut and paste. (I’m head down writing at the moment as I’m doing post grad nutrition science papers, currently ‘advanced disease and nutrition’ paper – I’ll be sharing some interesting things I’ve been learning later.) In the meantime this study confirms that a reduced carbohyrate diets is very effective […]

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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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