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Sex Dust and other Highly Promoted Diets

Sex Dust and other Highly Promoted DietsJack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square  Unscientific dietary advice is just more wrong information. Veganism (for health rather than animal kindness), paleo, keto, ‘activated’ nuts (hmmm, I don’t want to offend anyone), juice ‘cleansing’ (sugar overdosing), fasting are all as valid as sex dust.Inspired by an article by Monica Read More …

The Useless Concept of Calories

The Useless Concept of CaloriesI follow Dr Jason Fung and his articles on Medium and his piece on calories is well worth reading. Really good information …. until the oversimplification of the problem of obesity in the last few paragraphs. Insulin is a part of the problem but probably equal to that of leptin, another hormone which regulates satiety. Both Read More …

Not all sugars are bad

Not all sugars are badWe do need to delve into a little biochemistry to learn that not all sugars are bad sugars. Our metabolic processes and especially our brain need glucose to function. Sometimes we even need to convert fat and proteins into glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis. We also store glucose as glycogen in Read More …

Nearly half of the food we grow is wasted

Nearly half of the food we grow is wastedLots of interest in Fresher4Longer natural food rinse™ (and Herbal-Active®, our industrial name for the same product) since we won the Australian Food Industry Innovations Award for 2013. I have a few links to articles on the topic of food waste in the UK listed below. Here’s a way Read More …

Danish Chef leads Australians by example

Danish Chef leads Australians by exampleGreat article recently about wild food Chef Rene Redzepi from Denmark in the SMH. Here’s a young chef who has embraced his regions wild foods and incorporated them using skill, flare and commitment to win the accolades of being the best of the top 50 restaurants in the world. He recently Read More …

Is an Australian Thanksgiving a Fair Dinkum idea?

Is an Australian Thanksgiving a Fair Dinkum idea?Australians often roll their eyes at the things Americans do. To many of us, their customs can range from kitch to kwaint to kweer. Think of their parades and proms. Their totally unrealistic, puritan expectations of their politicians. Their Christian zeal is often too hypocritical. Their heart-on-the-sleeve emotional openness contrasts Read More …

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