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Carbohydrate density – 2 very cool charts showing low and high carbohydrate foods

  I put these charts together to show you instantly how carbohydrate dense a food is. If you are cutting down your carbohydrates – as Simon Gault the chef did in the documentary series “Why Are We Fat?” in order to reverse his type 2 diabetes, it makes it far easier to do this if […]

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How did Simon Gault lose weight and shrink his pancreas and liver fat? In “Why Are We Fat?”

If you watched the series called “Why Are We Fat?” on Prime TV in New Zealand over the last 3 weeks, you would have followed Chef Simon Gault’s journey as he talked to experts around the world in a bit to find out why we have an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Note: […]

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Chef Simon Gault “Why Are We Fat?” presenter and human guinea pig, Prime TV, NZ, 10 Sept, 8.30pm

One of my recent jobs has been as a researcher for television programmes. “Why Are We Fat?” is a 3 x 1 hours documentary series asking why we have this extraordinary obesity epidemic that has spiralled out of control in the last 50 years. Closely related is the tsunami of type 2 diabetes, once called […]

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Pre-diabetes goes into remission on higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet (Zone diet balance)

Can pre-diabetes be reversed with diet? This study says it can be Type 2 diabetes currently affects 29.1 million people in the USA, 8 million do not know teh have it, they are currently undiagnosed. Pre-diabetes affect 86 million Americans. This refers to having impaired glucose tolerance, which means glucose is not being cleared properly […]

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Sugar – the most common reason kids get a general anesthetic in New Zealand

The most common reason children get a general anesthetic in New Zealand is to pull out painful rotting teeth, costing the taxpayer $5000.00 per operation. Back in 2012 I worked as the researcher on a programme fronted by Nigel Latta, a popular psychologist in New Zealand, as part of ‘The Hard Stuff’ series. It was […]

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UK doctor saves government £45K by using low carb diet to treat type 2 diabetes

Dr David Unwin, a general practitioner (GP) in England has recently been named ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the national NHS Leadership Recognition Awards 2016. Dr Unwin, who practices at the Norwood Surgery in Southport, spent three years working on a project combining the benefits of a low carb diet with psychological support to help […]

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