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Wild Foods and Nutrition

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 ...
  • A Comment on Changing What We Taste in Food
    A Comment on Changing What We Taste in FoodThis post of mine is a reply to a story about changing the tastes we perceive as we eat and the work being done to see if changing what we taste can lead to healthier food choices. I posted this in the journal’s comment section but I tend to get Read More ...
  • How to Start the Year Without a Santa Belly
    How to Start a New Year Without a Santa BellyWeight loss is a multi-million dollar business. It is a growing industry (if you’ll excuse the pun). As our food quality falls and we breed more produce that’s sweeter (from sucrose and fructose) or starchier, juicier, lower in fibre, more nutritionally dilute we get more obese and 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 ...
  • LIFE: Anti-ageing and the Fountain of Youth
    LIFE: Intelligent Nutrition, Anti-ageing and the Fountain of YouthA Fountain of YouthEver thought about a Fountain of Youth and if anything we eat or do can be anti-ageing? We only have one life so why not make every day count and look at all possibilities? Each of us has to deal with what to eat, how Read More ...
  • Wild Foods, Wild Health and a Wild LIFE
    Wild Foods, Wild Health and a Wild LIFEHere’s breaking news!!!Firstly, let me explain why this blog post might be of interest to you. I love cooking with wild foods. I use them in every meal I prepare myself and I choose to eat game meats such as roo and crocodile (and seafood) because I know they 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 ...
  • What’s the perfect diet and why are we getting fat?
    What’s the perfect diet and why are we getting fat?Why are we getting fat?It’s pretty clear that as a population, we in the developed world are losing the Battle of the Bulge. Despite promotion of whole foods, organics or healthy food choices; the marketing of food pyramids; go, grow, glow food charts; 2 fruits and Read More ...
  • Do Prehistoric Taste Drives Still Rule our Lives?
    Do Prehistoric Taste Drives Still Rule our Lives?I have often spoken about our instinctive taste drives but recently, while looking for a reference on this topic, I realized that I had not written about it. It appears that we have at least 4 biological taste drives that regulated how we survived in ancient times without food Read More ...
  • Can’t lose weight? Here’s Why…
    Can’t lose weight? Here’s Why…If you’ve tried but can’t lose weight it is probably not your fault. The quality of our foods and the way your metabolism reacts are probably the causes.There are so many rubbish diets and food plans, detox programs and celebrity systems that are more designed to sell magazines and spa retreats Read More ...
  • Sugar and wheat – are these like drugs to us?
    The Secret Australian Product that's Creating Growth & ProsperityI discovered a long time ago that busting my back in a job for a boss who didn’t appreciate me was never going to give me the lifestyle I wanted. And the stress of working for myself in a traditional business was going to kill me if Read More ...
  • Wild foods, health and a global recession
    Wild foods, health and a global recessionThis blog is not for everyone. It involves wild foods only in that my primary opportunity revolves around a wild food product but this blog has more to do with business, the economy and your personal finances and future lifestyle. It addresses a real issue in today’s global economy and Read More ...
  • Resveratrol – reversing the toll
    Resveratrol - reversing the tollDr Kowalski is the author of the booklet with the same name as the title of this blog and I happened to re-read it the other day. George is also my business partner in Kakadu International Pty Ltd. Re-reading the booklet reminded me how much the science of antioxidants has come in Read More ...
  • The Dukan Diet Made Easy and Doubly Effective
    The Dukan Diet Made Easy and Doubly EffectiveDr Pierre Dukan, the French doctor who created the Dukan diet has developed an excellent diet program and one which has 5 million French people embracing it along with royalty, celebrities and millions of others in many countries. The gist of the regime, as they call it in Read More ...
  • Superfoods, wild foods and super-nutrition
    Superfoods, wild foods and super-nutritionI have an alternative title for this rave ...The Lies of the Health Industry and the Crimes of Food Distribution... because we are not being told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. What lies are we being told by nutritionists who say we can get healthy on a Read More ...
  • Illawarra plums, CSIRO and antioxidant research
    Illawarra plums, CSIRO and antioxidant researchI must admit that I get a little annoyed at the way CSIRO scientists wave the flag so strongly and grab the kudos for stuff we already knew about Illawarra plums, pepperberries, rosella and other bush fruits (I hope that keyword doesn’t lead search engines to this weekend’s APEC conference Read More ...