Total Pageviews

Friday 30 September 2011

Punch ups, grief and aggro !

Believe it or not, we are calling time on the punch ups, grief and aggro. Some may be surprised to learn, the highest page views we ever received, you guessed it, was on the punch ups, grief and aggro posts. With exception of the Dr. Jay Wortman video.

Anyone who knows us, knows we believe the way to control diabetes is with minimal/no meds, the correct diet and exercise. We appreciate not everyone wants the bun fights, and link after link to diabetes information. With this in mind, we have started a new blog. Food glorious food, lowcarb of course.

Please check out our new blog.

I know you have seen many of these food ideas and recipes before, but we intend adding many more good food ideas and recipes in the near future. Please add this site to your favourites and tell your friends.

Good ideas, recipes and good food information, and no aggro !


More complete bollocks from the Daily Mail !

Eating three eggs a week could significantly increase a man’s chances of dying from prostate cancer, researchers have warned.

Experts in the U.S. claimed that men who consume more than two and a half on a weekly basis were up to 81 per cent more likely to be killed by the disease.
They suggested the damage may be done by the large amounts of cholesterol or choline – a nutrient that help cells to function properly – that are found in eggs.

However, Sarah Williams, health information officer at the charity Cancer Research UK, said: ‘There is a small amount of previous research on the link between eating eggs and the risk of developing and dying from prostate cancer, but the results have been contradictory and it’s still not clear whether there is a real effect.’

"Bollocks" /ˈbɒləks/ is a word of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning "testicles". The word is often used figuratively in British English, as a noun to mean "nonsense", an expletive following a minor accident or misfortune, or an adjective to mean "poor quality" or "useless". Similarly, the common phrases "Bollocks to this!" or "That's a load of old bollocks" generally indicate contempt for a certain task, subject or opinion. Conversely, the word also figures in idiomatic phrases such as "the dog's bollocks", "top bollock(s)", or more simply "the bollocks" (as opposed to just "bollocks"), which will refer to something which is admired, approved of or well-respected.



Wednesday 28 September 2011

The low carb food pyramid.

Another bumped post, but this is the food to control type two diabetes.

Contrary to what some people will tell you, us low carbers do not base our food on saturated fat. We start with vegetables (non starchy) then add proteins, then healthy fats, nuts, seeds and low carb fruit. Check out the food pyramid below, it is the very opposite to the food pyramid that has led to the epidemics of obesity, heart disease and type two diabetes.

As you can see, this diet is a long way from the lunacy recommended by many Doctors and Dietitions. So who are you to believe ? The typical healthcare pro. Or a diabetic that holds non diabetic HbA1c numbers ?


Metformin users, keep an eye on B12 levels.

If like me you are a Metformin user, B12 depletion can be a problem after medium/long term use. If you eat lots of food rich in B12 you should be fine. Foods rich in B12 are fish and shellfish, poultry, eggs, milk. Indicators for low B12 can be red or sore tongue, tingling or numbness in feet, nervousness, heart palpitations, depression and memory problems. As always, if you have any doubts or worries see a Medical Professional ASAP.

“When elders have cognitive problems, like forgetting things, and when imaging tests show their brains are actually shrinking, the diagnosis is often a hopeless one -- some form of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. But what if the problem in a lot of these people is simply a lack of a nutrient?

That may well be the case. According to researchers at Rush University Medical Centre, older people with low blood levels of vitamin B12 markers appear to be more likely to have lower brain volumes and problems with thinking skills when compared to other people the same age who aren't B12 deficient.”


Tuesday 27 September 2011

Olive oil and nuts in diet control heart disease better than dangerous drug therapies !

Early results from a Spanish study with more than 7500 participants demonstrates that high quantities of dietary EVOO and a variety of different species of nuts is more effective in managing and preventing a heart event than traditional drug therapy.
Researchers commented, "A modification in the entire diet pattern managed to achieve in just one year, results that pharmaceutical drugs did not - even after two years of treatment." Lead study author, Dr. Miguel Angel Martinez-Gonzalez was impressed that a diet concentrated on natural food sources high in beneficial fats improved cardiovascular risk outcomes more than Pharma options. The study also found that the traditional low-fat (high carbohydrate) diet frequently prescribed by physicians and dieticians today has no health benefits and allows for heart disease to progress unabated.


Monday 26 September 2011

Guilty as charged ?

For over three years, I have posted thousands of posts on forums promoting a lowcarb lifestyle for diabetics. I cannot see any other way to safely control type two diabetes. The list of type two diabetes medications is long, but the list of banned and failed type two diabetes medications, is also long.

For over three years I have asked this question. From Doctors to Dietitions, from the newly diagnosed to experienced long term diabetics. How do I control and obtain non diabetic BG numbers with nil/minimal meds, other than lowcarb ? Never have I received a satisfactory answer. In fact, I have never ever received any answer !

This I can understand, because there is no answer. Low GI, portion size control, cuts no ice with me, starvation is not my idea of fun. I eat meals that satisfy, I never feel hungry, and trust me, I am not going short of the right nutrients. A typical working day can be 12 hours, I am 61 years of age, with no lack of energy etc.

Big pharma has brainwashed many Doctors into believing their meds are the answer. But as we have seen, many of the type two wonder drugs are killers ! None of these wonder drugs can reduce HbA1c, anywhere near as effectively as a lowcarb diet and exercise ! And that’s a fact.

So sure that I am right, I will donate £1000 to your chosen charity, if you can tell me how I can get back to the diet I used before type two diabetes. I.E, meals based on pasta, rice, potatoes, and bread. A safe bet, because eating these foods, in reasonable quantities, and holding non diabetic BG numbers, for me and many others, is a total and utter impossibility.

Prove me wrong and win the bet.

Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed !!

OK, some alarmist and over the top stuff here ( I hope) but much of it makes sense to me. I believe we should eat food that has minimal intervention from man. I call this the clean food diet. Eat the food we evolved from, not a failed science experiment !


Sunday 25 September 2011

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick M.D. looks at Cholesterol

"As a Scotsman of a certain age, I have always found heart disease fascinating. This is possibly because of the fact that, in my youth, Scotland had the highest rate of death from heart disease (by which I mean coronary artery disease/ atherosclerosis) in the world.

When I went to medical school I was told that the very high rate of heart disease in Scotland was caused by a diet containing far too much saturated fat. This raised our Scottish cholesterol levels. The excess cholesterol was, in turn, deposited in the artery walls, thus narrowing them to the point where they blocked up - causing angina, heart attacks and death.

For years I did not question this orthodoxy. Then, one day, I was on holiday in France. Whilst chewing on a fatty steak, dripping in butter, it suddenly struck me that the French ate rather a lot of saturated fat. As I peered through the smoke filled restaurant I also recognised that they smoked quite a bit too. However, their rate of heart disease was one tenth that of Scotland (age and sex-matched).

I then looked at the other classic ‘risk factors' for heart disease in France e.g. blood pressure, HDL ‘good cholesterol' levels, body mass index (BMI), amount of exercise taken. I found that, in comparison to the Scots, the French ate significantly more saturated fat, had the same cholesterol levels, the same blood pressure and the same HDL ‘good cholesterol' levels. They also had the same average BMI and took slightly less exercise (on average). They smoked considerably more. In short, much worse classical ‘risk factors,' one tenth the rate of heart disease.

When I tell people that the higher their cholesterol level they longer they will live, they look at me in a way that suggests they believe that my medication is clearly not working.

Now that I know that cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease, and that lowering it with statins is a complete waste of time, I find myself in the position of the little boy who points out that the Emperor has no Clothes. With one rather important difference."

Even though the ‘experts' have been made aware of it many times, they care not that this particular emperor has no clothes. Or, to be more accurate, they cannot and will not allow themselves to accept that it might be true. For to accept this would be far too humiliating for the great and the good. Which, I suppose, is why people become so enraged when anyone dares to point out the truth.

Some extracts from a must read article by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick.



Saturday 24 September 2011

Broccoli one of the worlds healthiest foods !

Table 1 Potato versus Broccoli

































Folic Acid









































Dietary Fibre



Broccoli contains almost 5 times as much vitamin C as potato
Broccoli contains 8 times as much calcium as potato
Broccoli contains almost 2.5 times as much fibre as potato

                           Who needs a starch laden potato ? certainly not a well controlled diabetic.

British Government's Anti-Obesity Measures Revealed!

Tougher action is to be taken by the government to tackle the problem of obesity in Britain.

It is now thought that the psychological effect of presenting junk food to shoppers in smaller boxes simply causes them to think the portions of food inside them are also smaller. Obese people have been responding to smaller packaging of the unhealthy products by buying more of them and getting even fatter by eating double the amount.

"People will no longer need to go to a gym or even to go for a walk in order to get enough exercise" said a government spokesman. "In fact, obese people will find it so hard to get these new nanocardboard boxes of junk food open that the lazy sods will probably decide to fill their guts up with healthy fruit instead!"


The most popular weight-loss drug in Britain is under investigation over fears it may be linked to liver failure.

Official figures show that orlistat accounted for 74 per cent of the 1.45million weight-loss drugs prescribed in England in 2009, which cost £46.8m.

Two other anti-obesity pills, known as rimonabant (Acomplia) and sibutramine (Reductil), worked by altering how patients think about food but have been suspended from sale in recent years, leaving Xenical the main option for GPs to prescribe.

It said the “vast majority” of reports of liver damage were not serious, and severe injuries have only been reported “very rarely”.

Between August 2009 and January this year, the EMA said it had heard of 21 suspected cases of liver damage linked to the prescription-only dose of orlistat.

Four of these were severe, with one proving fatal and another requiring a liver transplant.
Between 1997 and 2011 there were 21 cases where a link could have been present, out of 38m people taking the drug.

Friday 23 September 2011

Feed your genes !

Not what you would call Lowcarb friendly but the following study is going in the right direction.

What should we eat? Answers abound in the international media, from Time Magazine to the New York Times Magazine to best-selling authors, all of which rely on their interpretation of recent medical literature to come up with recommendations for the healthiest diet.

But what if you could answer this question at a molecular level – what if you could find out how our genes respond to the foods we eat, and what this does to the cellular processes that make us healthy – or not? That's precisely what biologists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have done.

The answer researchers have come up with may surprise you: the best diet, from a gene's standpoint, is one-third protein, one-third fat and one-third carbohydrates. That's what the research shows is the best recipe to limit your risk of most lifestyle-related diseases.


Great Lowcarb Grub and tastes great !

"Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." Hippocrates

Not really a recipe but a little tip and a good food idea. So tonight’s grub spicy salmon with a nice salad. Some say the lowcarb way is boring and lacks essential nutrients, eat the colours of the rainbow and stay healthy. This type of food, and minimal or no meds, must be the way forward for not only diabetics, but all people wanting to control their weight and stay healthy.

If you go to the Sainsbury fresh fish counter they offer a nice free of charge service. Select your fresh fish and choose from a very nice range of free cooking sauces. The fish and sauce are placed in sealed oven proof bag. Cook as per instructions and save the sauce. Allow to cool, pour the retained sauce over the fish and serve cold with a mixed salad. For me that's a great plate of lowcarb food, enjoy !

Please check out our good lowcarb recipe page


Dispelling more lowcarb myths, mood swings and cognitive disorders.

Many times we have been informed by so called experts, lowcarbing can lead to depression and cognitive disorder. Check out the lady who suffered from depression for years and how she was cured. Check out the chess players and see what carbs can do for concentration.


Thursday 22 September 2011

Lowcarb Black forest gateau.

100g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
100 grams of pitted black cherries


Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a 6" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on extra thick cream and 100 grams of pitted black cherries.. Serves four. 


GPs urged to switch diabetes patients from synthetic insulin to cut costs !

"GPs should consider switching patients with diabetes from synthetic insulin, say the UK authors of a new analysis that estimates the NHS could have saved up to £625m by using human insulin more widely.

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Lowcarb is there any other way ?

Three and a half years on since type two diabetes diagnosis, and I’m still looking. Still looking for another way. Still looking for a way to get back to the pasta, bread, rice and other foods that lead to my downfall. So what’s the alternative ? It seems more meds could be the answer. The problem is, many trials including the ACCORD study tell me, intensive lowering of BG numbers using meds can be very dangerous. This I can understand. All drugs have side effects, and as we have seen, some diabetes drugs can kill ! Hence they have been banned.

High carb foods raise BG numbers, no doubt with that statement. Even the lowcarb antis would not disagree. We know carbohydrates are not essential to good health and life. We know using a wide variety of lowcarb foods will supply all our nutritional needs.

I have lost count of the times I have asked, how do we control our diabetes without lowcarbing. How do we hold non diabetic BG numbers without insulin and at times dangerous drugs. The lack of information from Doctors, Dietitions and HCP’s has been deafening.

So, all lowcarb antis, tell me how a type two diabetic can hold non diabetic HbA1c numbers, lipids of a kid, reduce weight where required on nil or minimal meds ? Help me out, tell me how I can get back to the pasta, rice, and bread I used to eat and hold good numbers on two metformin a day.

I believe it is a total impossibility, prove me wrong ! Your comments will be gratefully received.


More lowcarbers in our family.

This photograph is a year or so old. Two of our lowcarb grandchildren. Type two diabetes has affected four generations of our family. Hopefully we can end it, and these nippers will be spared.


Just when I thought I was out !

If memory serves, part of a line from the Godfather by the great actor Al Pacino.

Around three and a half years ago, a man put me and many others on the path to diabetes control, his name is Fergus Craig. Ferg put a huge amount of time and effort into promoting the lowcarb cause. Ferg is a very bright guy and realised that certain foods raise BG numbers. Raised BG numbers lead to complications. It sounds so simple, drop the foods that lead to raised BG numbers, i.e. carbs. Total simplistic logic eh, err no ! Doctors, Dietitions and many diabetics feel this is not the way to go. They say we should eat the same as anyone else. For a type two diabetic that very often means more medication. Each to their own eh.

So, what’s the "Just when I thought I was out" comment all about. Well from time to time, I feel I have done more than my share of helping other diabetics. More than my share of promoting the lowcarb cause, then someone says “
Thanks for all that you do!” and I am dragged back in. Thanks Frank. I am gonna hang around for a bit longer.


Monday 19 September 2011

Strawberry Sponge Cake

100g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Pour into a 6" microwave proof dish. Microwave in a 700watt for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on extra thick cream and some sliced strawberries. Serves four. Less than five carbs per portion.

This one has been on before, but I made this today and thought some may have missed this tasty and very easy to make cake.


Our youngest low carber doing very well !

Saturday 17 September 2011

Great grub tonight, serve with a wink ! !

OK a cheat. Waitrose Charlie Bighams's ready meal, Thai green chicken curry, ten carbs per portion. A high carb meal for me, but I'm feeling lazy. After a very lowcarb breakfast and a lowcarb lunch, it still keeps me well below 50 carbs for the day. The meal tastes fabulous, highly recommended. Total carbs per half pack 10.8. As the advertising blurb says, serve with a wink !


Make your own lowcarb bread.

I made the bread today and it tastes great. The ingredients listed below made a finished bap around an inch thick and five inches diameter. Really tasty, cut very well and a lovely texture.


Ground flax seed 40 grams.
Ground almond meal 40 grams.
Baking powder one teaspoon.
A pinch of salt.
One medium sized egg.
One tablespoon of olive oil.
One tablespoon of double cream.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly in a mixing bowl starting with the dry ingredients, and pour into a micro wave proof dish.
In my micro-wave 700 watt, I cooked for 120 seconds. This is a very filling bread and should keep you going for hours.


William Banting: author of the first low-carb diet book.

The following article was awarded the Sophie Coe Prize at the 2002 Oxford Symposium on Food History (aka the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking). The Symposium was held at St Antony's College, Oxford, over the weekend 7 and 8 September 2002.
The Prize, in memory of Sophie Coe, the distinguished food historian who died in 1994, is awarded annually under the auspices of the Oxford Symposium for an essay  or article on some aspect of food history, embodying new research or providing new insights.

Friday 16 September 2011

'Wrong foods' blamed for fat increase.

We are eating less but getting fatter, maybe because we're lazy or maybe because of the types of food we're swallowing.

Results from the Health Ministry's 2008-09 diet and nutrition survey, released yesterday, show obesity rates have rocketed despite our energy intake decreasing since the last survey in 1997.

Then, 17 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women were obese.

Now, 28 per cent of men and women are obese – with even bigger increases among Maori and Pacific Island populations.

That increase was despite a substantial drop in reported energy intake from 12,000 kilojoules a day to 10,700.


Dump the carbs, dump the meds, dump hypoglycaemia !

“Hypoglycaemia (or low blood sugar), happens when the level of glucose in the blood drops too low for the body requires. It can occur among individuals with type 2 diabetes and is connected with certain medications for type 2 diabetes. Symptoms include, sweating, hunger, anxiety, palpitations, tremors and behavioural changes. In addition it can also reduce an individuals' adherence to diabetes medication, with patients reporting they are not sure regarding how to follow their medication instructions and treatment plans.”


Dr Katharine Morrison. Don't forget low-carb diets for diabetes !

"There are known adverse cardiovascular side-effects from some of the drugs used to lower blood sugars. Sulphonylureas increase cardiac mortality, rosiglitazone may increase cardiac events, and if insulin causes hypoglycaemia, as it sometimes does, then hypoglycaemic cardiac arrythmias and sudden death can occur.

Replacing refined carbohydrates with low glycaemic vegetables is an easy way to achieve this. Additional protein and fat can be added if necessary for satiety or calories.

Such diets reduce the need for drugs, including insulin and sulphonylureas. In one study patients with type 1 diabetes on diets of 70-90g of carbohydrate a day had a 20-fold reduction in hypoglycaemia compared with those on their usual regimes.

Other studies have shown diabetes patients on low-carbohydrate diets normalise their blood pressure, lipid pattern, weight and insulin sensitivity."


Thursday 15 September 2011

Heart Surgeon Admits Huge Mistake !

By Dwight Lundell, MD

Part 1 of a 2-part article (see part 2 in link below)

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong.  So, here it is I freely admit to being wrong.  As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labeled "opinion makers."  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease.  Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

These recommendations are no longer scientifically or morally defensible.  The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.

The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.

Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.

Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.

Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes.

Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended.  It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.

Inflammation is not complicated -- it is quite simply your body's natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus.  The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders.

However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is beneficial.

What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body?  Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.

The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels.  This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity. 

Let me repeat that. The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet that has been recommended for years by mainstream medicine.

What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.

See part 2 in link below !

One in Five Canadians Has Metabolic Syndrome !

Approximately one in five Canadians has metabolic syndrome -- a combination of risk factors for diabetes and heart disease -- according to a study in CMAJ.

Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of heart disease twofold and includes a combination of three or more of the following five conditions: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides (high blood fat), low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure or impaired glucose tolerance.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Novak Djokovic has taken tennis to new heights, says John McEnroe !

Novak Djokovic a lowcarber wins US Open, the worlds undisputed number one tennis player.

Why lowcarb works and is safe !

The idiotic dietary advice we give to diabetes patients !

It is true that in people who do not have diabetes, eating a high-carbohydrate diet probably does little harm – although there are some who believe that a switch from fat to carbohydrate in the diet has driven the current surge in obesity levels.

But in type 2 diabetes, a high-carbohydrate diet puts increased stress on the ß cells and will worsen insulin resistance. In fact, the only pathway the body has for getting rid of excess glucose – when liver and muscle stores are full – is to convert glucose into fat in the liver, then export this fat via VLDL/triglycerides to adipose tissue.

And this is a process driven by high insulin levels. In short, if you have type 2 diabetes and you eat a high-carbohydrate diet, you will push up blood glucose levels and blood insulin levels.

You will also create hypertriglyceridaemia and, due to protein transfer from HDL to VLDL, a low HDL level. Which is the exact metabolic state now known to be associated with CHD – metabolic syndrome, or syndrome X.

You will probably also create non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), as the liver fills with fat generated from glucose.

If, on the other hand, you eat fat, this cannot have any impact on blood glucose levels. While glucose can be converted to fat, fat cannot be converted back to glucose.

A high- fat diet also has no impact on raising insulin levels, as absorption of fat into adipose tissue requires only a low background insulin level. A high-fat diet will not raise VLDL levels or lower HDL levels either.

In short, a high-fat diet is theoretically perfect for people with type 2 diabetes. But a high-fat diet raises LDL levels, doesn't it? We are repeatedly told this, but it doesn't happen to be true.

Here, for example, is a quote from Dr William Castelli, director of the Framingham study, one of the longest-running and most widely quoted studies in the world. 'In Framingham, Massachusetts, the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol one ate, the more calories one ate, the lower people's serum cholesterol' – by which he means LDL2.
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

Featured great food of the week !

Sardines are rich in numerous nutrients that have been found to support cardiovascular health. They are one of the most concentrated sources of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been found to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels; one serving (3.25 ounce can) of sardines actually contains over 50% of the daily value for these important nutrients. Sardines are an excellent source of vitamin B12, second only to calf's liver. Vitamin B12 promotes cardiovascular well-being since it is intricately tied to keeping levels of homocysteine in balance; homocysteine can damage artery walls, with elevated levels being a risk factor for atherosclerosis. A true super food that will not break the bank !

Please visit a fantastic food website


Tuesday 6 September 2011

Maybe diabetes should be the least of our worries !

The UK and most of the World is in pretty much the same situation. Soon all our lives will change for ever. The party is over and standby for the biggest hangover in history. Start stockpiling lowcarb tinned food !


How Bad Science and Big Business Created the Obesity Epidemic !


Chocolate Sponge Pudding.

25g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 heaped teaspoons of xylitol
I large egg
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon double cream
1 level tablespoon of cocoa

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the egg, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix. Microwave in a 700watt for1 minute 20 seconds.


Sunday 4 September 2011

Who is that man ?

"Just might be that he lacks the energy to get out the car and walk, looking at his video on youtube where he was slating dcuk he doesn't look a picture of health does he?" (Carbo comment)

Well for 62 next birthday I think I look great ! But hey what do I care. My missus thinks I look great, that will do me !

Eddie ( no scurvy yet ! )

Carbophile/Tubolard and his lowlife lying chums.

Old Tubolard the disgraced and sacked forum mod at, the self confessed carb addict and Orlistat salesman, and owner of the defunct forum diabetesforlife had a profile at the flog forum.

Diabetes type/interest:
Type 1
Medication treatment type:
Diet only
Years diagnosed:
Fasteddie; Richard K Bernstein; William S. Atkins; Rosemary Bloody Conley;
Can we stay in touch:

Need I say more.


Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet, study finds.

Although the study was not designed to determine which diet was more effective for losing weight, the average weight loss for the low-calorie dieters was about 5 pounds after two weeks, while the low-carbohydrate dieters lost about 9½ pounds on average.

The findings are significant because the accumulation of excess fat in the liver — primarily a form of fat called triglycerides — can result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD. The condition is the most common form of liver disease in Western countries, and its incidence is growing. Dr. Browning has previously shown that NAFLD may affect as many as one-third of U.S. adults. The disease is associated with metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity, and it can lead to liver inflammation, cirrhosis and liver cancer.


Is dietary carbohydrate essential for human nutrition?

Although there is certainly no evidence from which to conclude that extreme restriction of dietary carbohydrate is harmless, I was surprised to find that there is similarly little evidence to conclude that extreme restriction of carbohydrate is harmful. In fact, the consequential breakdown of fat as a result of carbohydrate restriction may be beneficial in the treatment of obesity. Perhaps it is time to carefully examine the issue of whether carbohydrate is an essential component of human nutrition.

Saturday 3 September 2011

Human hearts respond differently than mouse hearts to two cardiovascular drugs !

Mice are the most popular animal model in physiology, but the mouse is
not a very good model for cardiac physiology. "A mouse's heart beats
about 600 times per minute, so you can imagine it is a little
different from humans, whose hearts beat on average 72 times per
minute," Efimov says.

"You can mutate in mice the gene thought to cause heart failure in
humans and you don't get the same disease, because the mouse is so
different," Efimov says.


Back from some R and R.

Hi folks, back from the Lake district, again, we love the place, and can't get enough. The jungle drums tell me Carbo and his high carb/med misfits have been giving it large. As usual I’m the main topic of conversation. Evidently friends are deserting me like rats leaving a sinking ship, no chance. I am very lucky and my mates are as loyal as they come. Like me they enjoy a break, and posting on blogs and diabetes forums, is not the be and end all of their lives. A few pics from our latest trip. For us there is nothing better than cruising around the lake district,  roof down, with not a care in the world, exploring new fantastic places.