Category Archives for "Wild Foods and Nutrition"

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 …

Anti-ageing and LIFE extension

Anti-ageing and LIFE extensionThis article on anti-ageing and life extension was prompted by what I consider to be a ridiculous concept of embracing a prescription pharmaceutical drug with its unwanted, undesirable effects which come with a few more benign ‘benefits’. The author was convinced that an anti-diabetic drug, Metformin, might deliver positive outcomes with respect Read More …

Wild Foods and Gout

Wild Foods and Gout Wild foods and gout is a topic about which I am often asked. This probably reflects the growing incidence of gout which was once only a condition suffered by fat, old men who ate rich foods including red meats, shellfish, bread and drank copious quantities of red wine and beer. Just as with Read More …

The Best Diet

The Best DietDietary Choices and Choices of DietsWe all know that the next diet is probably in preparation as you read this blog and will add to the plethora of diets of the past. These include celebrity diets (who’d listen to an actor for long term nutritional advice); or a particular doctor’s diet (again, MDs Read More …

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?

Does Fructose Make Me Look Fat In This?Interesting to see the mainstream press slowly cottoning on to the fact that fructose is a bad sugar in the same way as trans-fats and low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol are bad fats. From my own research into sucrose and the deleterious effects of the fructose within it, I Read More …

Breeding the Nutrition out of our Food

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 …