10 March 2016

Sweet Everywhere

Sweeteners (with different names) and alcohol are everywhere, even in your mouthwash products:






























Of course, we don't drink it, I'm just wondering what effect it has on dental health.

Other names for sugar and sweeteners:

1. Anhydrous dextrose
2. Agave nectar
3. Beet sugar
4. Brown sugar (light and dark brown)
5. Cane juice (solids)
6. Cane sugar/syrup
7. Carob syrup
8. Caster sugar
9. Coconut sugar
10. Confectioners’ sugar
11. Corn syrup (solids)
12. Crystalline fructose
13. Date sugar
14. Demerara sugar
15. Dextran
16. Dextrose
17. Dehydrated cane juice
18. Dulcitol
19. Erythritol
20. Evaporated cane juice
21. Evaporated cane syrup
22. Evaporated sugar cane
23. Fructose
24. Fructose crystals
25. Fruit juice crystals
26. Fruit juice concentrate
27. Glazing sugar
28. Glucose
29. Glucose syrup
30. Golden sugar
31. Golden syrup
32. Granulated sugar
33. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
34. Honey
35. Icing sugar
36. Invert sugar/syrup
37. King’s syrup
38. Lactose
39. Levulose
40. Maple sugar/syrup
41. Maltodextrin
42. Maltose
43. Malt sugar/syrup
44. Mannitol
45. Mannose
46. Molasses
47. Muscovado
48. Nectar
49. Pancake syrup
50. Panocha
51. Powdered sugar
52. Raw sugar
53. Refiners’ syrup
54. Saccharose
55. Sorbitol
56. Sorghum (syrup)
57. Sucanat
58. Sucralose
59. Sucrose
60. Sugar
61. Superfine sugar
62. Table sugar
63. Treacle
64. Turbinado sugar
65. White sugar
66. Xylitol 
67. Xylose
68. Yellow sugar

07 March 2016

Modern Epidemic

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is right, medicine is not needed.“ 
- Ayurvedic wisdom
Obesity and chronic diseases

Today, obesity is increasing at an alarming rate. Fat tissue growth increases our risk for chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease etc. By this logic, if we lose fat tissue, we also reduce our risk for these diseases at the same time. So, what makes us fat?

10 January 2016

Running a Marathon on a High-Fat Diet

Watch this great video by Jason Lonergan - Running A Marathon LCHF as a Diabetic and Coeliac,
a marathon runner who has both Type-1 Diabetes and Coeliac Disease:




09 January 2016

Ketogenic Diet

The benefits of a ketogenic diet are numerous. It not only enhances physical performance, it also gives a better chance for recovery from chronic diseases.

21 September 2015

Salt

It is very important to consume adequate amounts of salt. So, how to know the right amount of salt we should eat. The best way to measure it, is to listen to your taste buds:

03 September 2015

Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is very rich in nutrients (collagen and minerals). All traditional societies, where dairy products were not consumed, prepared bone broth:

  • Japan: miso soup (prepared from fish bones)
  • Korea: beef bones
  • North America: caribou

Here is how I prepare bone broth.

08 August 2015

Good Old Lard

Many people ask me which is the healthiest fat for consumption. My answer is that the healthiest fat should be solid at room temperature. In more detail: whatever solid fat their grandparents were consuming when they were children.

01 August 2015

Colin Champ: Augmenting Cancer Therapy with Diet

Great presentation about the relationship of diet and cancer:



For more, you can read this article:
Calories, carbohydrates, and cancer therapy with radiation: exploiting the five R’s through dietary manipulation
"We conclude that CR and KDs may act synergistically with radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer patients and provide some guidelines for implementing these dietary interventions into clinical practice."

09 May 2015

Fat Loss Instead of Weight Loss

Fat tissue is built with the help of the hormone insulin. When insulin levels are high, we store the energy from our food as fat. Carbohydrates (bread, pasta, noodles, potatoes etc), if consumed in excess, will be converted to fat and stored in the fat tissue.

Insulin is released in response to: