Healthy Eating: The Big Mistake: How modern medicine has got it wrong about diabetes, cholesterol, cancer, Alzheimer’s and obesity

This book is an investment in your life-long health. Dr. Verner Wheelock
brings the food scientist’s eagle eye to the conflicting nutritional messages you receive from governments, doctors, dietitians and the media.


This book:
→ Dissects the original scientific evidence upon which official dietary guidelines are based;
→ Busts accepted myths about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol;
→ Demonstrates that low-fat, high-carb diets have actually compounded the obesity crisis;
→ Examines the effect that big industry, bad science and arrogance have had on the nation’s health;
→ Shows how the widely-accepted dietary advice for diabetes, cholesterol, cancer, Alzheimer’s and obesity is just plain wrong.

Dr Wheelock’s exposé will make you think twice about accepting official dietary recommendations at face value. His review of recent research has shown that taking an alternative approach can have a positive effect on health and wellbeing – the results speak for themselves!

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OK y'all, here's another brilliant book on nutrition science to buy and read - and brilliant not just because I contributed a chapter on Prof Tim Noakes! It is available at a drastically reduced rate for month of Jan 2018. Official launch Feb.

Don't hold your breath for scientific consensus on 'healthy eating' in 2018. A new book shows why many will perpetuate modern medicine's 'big mistake'.
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Want to eat better? Sleep more. Increasing the amount of sleep a person gets has been linked to eating fewer sugary foods, and making better nutritional choices.

► "Sleeping at least 7 hours a night may help people eat less sugar, according to a new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

A new study suggests some simple ways to make it happen

New research suggests that #Probiotics, in addition to providing health benefits in the intestines, can also have an affect on the brain and protect against depression.

In a new study using rat models, researchers report adding a certain lactic acid bacteria to the diet can help to prevent a type of depression linked to an unhealthy lifestyle.

A U.S. trial compared low-carb ketogenic diet (LCK) versus moderate-carb, calorie-restricted, low-fat diet (MCCR), for the treatment of individuals with Type 2 diabetes.

"In a 12-month trial, adults with elevated HbA1c and body weight assigned to an LCK diet had greater reductions in HbA1c, lost more weight, and reduced more medications than those instructed to follow an MCCR diet."

Sugar, #HighFructoseSyrups, & #SugaryBeverages are prime suspects for causing #NonAlcoholicFattyLiverDisease & #Type2Diabetes.... Both associate with #Obesity; both are increasing at epidemic proportions.

This BMJ feature by Gary Taubes explores the issue in depth:

Feature Essay What if sugar is worse than just empty calories? An essay by Gary Taubes BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 04 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:j5808 Article Related content Metrics Responses Peer review Gary Taubes, cofounderNutrition Science Initi...

What’s the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? Learn more here (, and then discover some of the best sources in this video:

Both probiotics and prebiotics help keep your gut bacteria healthy, but serve different functions. This article explains the difference.

Featured recipe ► Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives

Yields 4 servings

1½ lbs chicken thighs or chicken breasts
2 oz. butter, for frying
3 oz. red pesto or green pesto
1½ cups heavy whipping cream
8 tablespoons pitted olives
8 oz. feta cheese, diced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
salt and pepper

For serving
51⁄3 oz. leafy greens
4 tablespoons olive oil
sea salt and ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
Cut the chicken thighs or filets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in butter until golden brown.
Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto.
Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish turns bubbly and light brown around the edges.

Nutrition: 7 g carbs per serving [ 2% Carbs | 14% Protein | 83% Fat ]

Source Diet Doctor

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Top 10 Tips for Getting Back On Track With Your Low Carb Diet
➡️ Perfectly timed post from All Day I Dream About Food

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All Day I Dream About Food is with Sonja Shyne and 2 others.

After every holiday, this article about getting back on track soars in popularity. I guess we all have a little trouble sticking to it sometimes!…/top-10-tips-for-getting-…

#Selenium is a mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions.

► It may protect against cancer, thyroid problems, cognitive decline, and asthma.
► Brazil nuts, some fish, and eggs are good sources.
► The best source of nutrients is food. Any supplement use should first be discussed with a doctor.


The following foods are a good source:

→ Brazil nuts: 1 ounce provides 544 micrograms (mcg), or 777 percent of the daily recommended value (DV)
→ Tuna: 3 ounces of yellowfin tuna, cooked dry, contains 92 mcg, or 131 percent of DV
→ Halibut, baked: 3 ounces, cooked dry, contains 47 mcg, or 68 percent of DV
→ Egg: One large egg contains 15 mcg

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Can a diet that has bacon at its center, and shuns whole grains, actually be the key to a healthy waistline?

Via The Globe and Mail

Can a diet that has bacon at its centre, and shuns whole grains, actually be the key to a healthy waistline? Journalist Gary Taubes and a spate of doctors claim it is. So why won’t the medical community accept their findings?

Wishing ALL great health, happiness, peace, love & joy in 2018

Merry Christmas, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Christians!

Happy Hanukkah, Jews; Super Solstice, Pagans; Hurray, Human Light Humanists; Joyous Kwanzaa to African Diaspora and to everyone all together -- Happy Holidays.

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Smashed Brussels Sprouts from Delish

Full recipe:

2 lb. Brussels sprouts
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chopped thyme
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 c. shredded mozzarella
1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

- Preheat oven to 425° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. -
- Prepare an ice bath in a large bowl.
- Blanch brussels sprouts: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add brussels sprouts and cook until bright green and very tender, about 10 minutes. -
- Add brussels sprouts to ice bath to cool then drain.
- On a large baking sheet, toss blanched brussels sprouts with olive oil, garlic and thyme. Using the end of a small glass or mason jar, press down on the brussels sprouts to smash them into a flat patty. Season each smashed brussels sprout with salt and pepper, then sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan on top.
- Bake until the bottoms of the sprouts are crispy and the cheese is melted and golden, about 20 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Thanks to Marisa Battigaglia-McCourt for the recipe suggestion

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Smashed and cheesy means you can't go wrong.

'This is another wake up call to get serious about your health and diet. There is no magic bullet/drug to cure Alzheimer's or dementia, which is now being called Type 3 Diabetes.

The consequences of overeating highly processed carbs, vegetable oils, and resultant metabolic insult/and damage also affects our brains.

The costs are staggering in terms of money and emotional suffering for both patient and caregiver.' ~ Antonio C Martinez II

The numbers will more than double to 15 million by 2060.

Tag another #CheeseLover ... I'll take mine 🧀 with a little daily wine 🍷

► Eating #Cheese daily may cut risk of heart attack and stroke, new study suggests.

As you were, cheese lovers – new findings suggest that enjoying a little fromage may have positive effects on heart health

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Servings: 12 cookies
Macros per Peanut Butter Cookie: Calories: 140
Carbs: 5g | Fat: 11g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 2g


1 large egg
1 cup splenda or any other sugar substitute
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon water

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg, sugar substitute, baking powder and vanilla for about a minute.
3. Add the peanut butter, water and beat together. The mixture will be pretty dry, just make sure that the peanut butter is blended in with the other ingredients.
4. Measure out a heaping tablespoon of batter for each cookie, flatten with a fork. (You can grease the fork so it doesn't stick to the cookies)
5. Bake 15 minutes until cookies are brown and slightly firm.

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