The Banting Diet vs Paleo

What is the difference between the Banting diet and Paleo? You have no doubts heard about “Banting” and the banting diet from various articles online. The Banting Diet is referenced to in much of Tim Noakes’s work and writings. Most notably is its mentioning in the hit, best selling recipe book “The Real Meal Revolution”.…

Understanding Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol: Our friend, not our enemy!

Understanding Your Cholesterol Test The issue with most (read all) common cholesterol tests is that they don’t actually provide usable data. The HDL-C (HDL-cholesterol) and LDL-C (LDL-cholesterol) measurement doesn’t reflect the actual number of lipoproteins in the blood. Instead, the measurement is a reading of the total amount of cholesterol that is contained within your HDL and LDL…

Paleo and Dairy

Paleo and Dairy, disaster? Dairy’s story really begins and ends with the fact that it’s essentially baby animal food. It is designed to ensure that growing animals have all they need nutritionally in order to develop a healthy, strong body both effectively and quickly. It is for this reason that milk contains so much nutrients…

Carbohydrate Sensitivity

What is carbohydrate sensitivity? Carbohydrate sensitivity, (also known as metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance) is a condition affecting more people than it has previously thought to have. The condition arises in many as a direct result of a diet too high in carbohydrates.  Trying to understand carbohydrate sensitivity from the outside can seem pretty difficult. After…

The Tim Noakes Diet

Here is a photo of Tim Noakes and I. It was an honor to meet such an inspiring and influential icon of the paleo movement. Thanks Tim!

Who is Professor Tim Noakes and what is the “Tim Noakes Diet”?  Tim Noakes is a globally acclaimed sports and nutrition professor who specialises in understanding the way the human body functions while performing vigorous activity; such as playing a sport. However, he has great knowledge about nutrition and health for people who aren’t physically…

Gluten Intolerance: How To Identify?

Gluten intolerance symptoms: Have you noticed that whenever you eat grain based foods like bread or pasta that your stomach cramps up or you feel uneasy and suffer from diarrhea? Well then you may be gluten intolerant. Gluten intolerance is becoming more and more commonplace in the modern world. Grain producing companies use genetically modified seeds to ensure that they reach their required…

Effective Gout Diet

Build An Effective Gout Diet What causes gout?  Gout is a state of joint inflammation and is caused primarily by uric acid crystallising in joints and other supporting tissues. This crystallisation occurs when uric acids exists in high volume in the blood. This state of high blood uric acid concentrations is called hyperuricemia or gout. What produces uric acid…

Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Delicious Foods That Burn Belly Fat The conventional wisdom that foods which help with weight loss have to be gross is totally incorrect. Most foods that society encourages you to eat in order to lose weight actually work in the complete opposite way. The correct way of approaching which foods you should be eating is by first removing…

Diet Plan To Lose Weight

When dealing with diet's its not as simple as comparing apples with apples...

Searching For An Effective Diet Plan To Lose Weight? Diet’s don’t work. Simple. So what is a person to do? How do you lose weight? Why am I so conditioned to search for a diet plan to lose weight? Aren’t there any other ways? Yes, there most certainly are, and while losing weight is heavily…

Carbohydrate Intolerance

What do we mean we talk about carbohydrate intolerance and carbohydrate sensitivity? Insulin resistance and carbohydrate intolerance go hand in hand. Essentially they are the same thing and are caused by the same stimulus. Insulin resistance is sadly a lot more common than most people would believe. If your parents are overweight and eat a…