Are low carb diets good or bad for your thyroid? It’s certainly a controversial issue with many well-respected practitioners and nutritionists not always agreeing. Some claim that low carb is the holy graille of weight loss and the path to optimal health, while others condemn the diet for wrecking their thyroid and causing hormonal chaos. Who is right? The issue is a nuanced one with a few factors at play. Read the rest of this entry
Did you know that our brains are highly sensitive to what we eat? Unfortunately, our modern diets are straining our very physiology and our poor abused bodies are struggling to cope. Many of our brain-related illnesses, from depression to dementia are closely related to what we decide to put into our mouths. Diabetes is becoming an epidemic around the world, and what is scary is that having diabetes doubles your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease …. and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But what Dr David Perlmutter wants us to all know in his book, Grain Brain, is that we CAN influence our health and genetic destiny by making the right choices. This post will briefly outline what some of those choices could be.
If you have missed some of my previous posts about what to eat and what to avoid on the high fat/low carbohydrate approach – don’t fear. In this post I have summarised it all for you in a printer friendly document The HFLC Food List which you can put up on your fridge or pop into your hand bag for quick reference. I have tried to keep it simple, so it is therefore not a ‘complete’ list but it is definitely enough to get you started on the right track. Read the rest of this entry