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Saturday 31 December 2011

Only fools and horses.

Stick a Mars bar in me pocket,
I’ll fetch the Orlistat from the van,
Cause if you want bent ‘uns,
And you don’t ask questions,
Then Carbo he’s your man.

Where the BG’s come from is a mystery,
It’s like the changing of the seasons,
And the tides of the sea,
But here’s the one that’s driving me berserk,
Why can’t the fools make low GI work.

All sugar, starch no FAT,
No weight loss is guaranteed,
Black or white, rich or broke,
He’ll raise weight and BG's at a stroke.

God bless lowcarb Street,
Viva lowcarb Street,
Long live lowcarb Street,
C`est magnifique lowcarb Street,
Magnifique lowcarb Street.


CDC study finds significant increases in American's consumption of calories, carbohydrates and fats.

A new study has found that over 30 years, American's eating habits now include many more calories, carbohydrates and fats are eaten daily. From 1971 to 2000, the study found, women increased their caloric intake by 22 percent, men by 7 percent. Much of the change was found to be due to an increase in the amount of carbohydrates we have been eating. The findings may reinforce the current trend among those sometimes known as "carb-avoids," of reducing or even eliminating foods like breads and pasta.

And while the percentage of calories Americans get from fat, especially saturated fats, has decreased, the numbers might be deceiving. The actual amount of fat eaten on a daily basis has gone up. It just makes up a smaller percentage of the total caloric pie now that we are eating so many more carbs. Cookies, pasta, soda and other carbohydrates appear to be mostly to blame. Among women, carbs jumped from about 45 percent of the daily caloric intake to almost 52 percent. For men, they grew from 42 percent to 49.

Part of the problem, some experts say, may stem from the traditional dietary advice to steer clear of fatty foods. That advice, they say, helped set off an explosion of "fat-free" carbohydrate-laden foods that Americans mistakenly believed they could eat with few consequences.


Wednesday 28 December 2011

Monty Beantipper wins Time Magazine Man Of The Year Award !

The world of diabetes was left stunned today, when Time Magazine, rolled out their annual man of the year award in New York. Regarded by many, as one of the most prestigious awards, even hardened lowcarb activists and Monty disciples were left speechless. Beantipper, one of the diabetic worlds most controversial figures, and thought to be dead (many anti lowcarb crazies wish he was) received the award, from long term mentor, and friend, Roger (keto warrior) Jenkins. Looking fit, and years younger than his age, Monty walked onto the stage and received a standing ovation. Years of fighting Carbo, Kenny boy, lowcarb antis, and lunatic dietitions, clearly etched on his battle hardened and scarred face. A true lowcarb warrior, unashamed, and un-repentant. A legend in his own lowcarb lunch time.

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Sugar consumption accelerates aging !

The largest source of calories for individuals living in industrialized nations comes from sugar. Sugar increases insulin levels which promote fat accumulation and inflammation throughout the body. Sugar consumption and elevated insulin accelerate the aging process and create an environment conducive to degenerative disease.

In the year 1700, the average individual consumed about 4 pounds of sugar each year. In 1800, it was about 18 pounds of sugar per year. In 1900, the average person ate 90 pounds of sugar per year. In 2009, the average individual consumes 150 pounds of sugar per year. Half of our society consumes ? pound of sugar per day. Most of this is in unnatural, man-made forms such as sucrose and high fructose corn syrup.

Lifestyle behaviors that lead to chronically elevated blood sugar and insulin levels cause a cellular resistance to insulin. These behaviors include excessive sugar intake, processed foods and sedentary lifestyle. Elevated blood sugar and insulin cause excessive free radical damage and inflammation throughout the body.



Friday 23 December 2011

From Fergus, The man that started us on the road to recovery !

If the diagnosis was quick, the coming to terms part took a great deal longer. Shamefully, I have to admit that I didn’t test my blood sugars at all for many years. Not once. I simply got by, certainly more by luck than judgement, but clearly I must have simply run my blood sugars high enough to avoid disaster, but also too high to avoid it forever. Anyone who remembers urinalysis testing will know what an effective disincentive it was to measuring the success of your treatment. It seemed to me at the time that paying attention to how you felt physically was often more informative than a test which could only really tell you when you’d screwed up, and even then only well after the event. So I simply followed my instincts, and it seemed to work reasonably well.

Over the years, however I began to notice the weight building up. The new clothes would be in slightly larger sizes than the year before despite my efforts to stay physically active but surely my diet wasn’t to blame? In time I had a beautiful wife, 4 young children and a flourishing career but still no time for my diabetes. Then, one day driving home from work my blood sugar dropped so low that I lost consciousness at the wheel of my car. I came to in the back of an ambulance with my car wrapped around a lamppost and a traffic policeman asking me whether I had intended to commit suicide. I still have a chill down my spine when I think of what might have happened. I had no recollection of even getting in the damn car, let alone the 7 miles I had travelled to get to my lamppost. That was my wake-up call.

I woke up the very next day with a to-do list that suddenly included finally facing up to the complexities of a life threatening illness, attempting to normalise my blood sugars and losing quite a few pounds in weight at the same time. Simple.

At first, I’d have been happy simply to have settled for the weight loss. I’d had enough of getting breathless climbing stairs and wobbling in an unattractive way as I came back down again. It’s not a good look. But neither could I imagine myself as the sort of person who could go hungry for very long, so the idea of ‘going on a diet’ was a bit of a non-starter. How did people do that?

Of my 27 years of diabetes, 16 of them were as a committed vegetarian. The principles of animal welfare appealed to me as a leftie student and of course it also sat comfortably with what was, and still is broadly perceived to be a healthy diet. In other words, these were 16 years in which wheat, rice and potato were the daddies. Breakfast would invariably be cereal or toast, lunch a sandwich, pizza or something under the ‘convenience’ label. Dinner of course almost invariably had to involve pasta. Oh, come on, I was a student for Christ’s sake!

None of this is a million miles away from what would be considered normal for many people in the West today. In fact, it could almost be described as low fat so would probably meet with the approval of many of the agencies that advise us on healthy living. As a student, I still had no time to test my blood sugars, so I was blissfully unaware of the affect my diet was having on my blood glucose.

However, in September 2000, I came across a newspaper article that suggested, for the first time in my experience, that the carbohydrates I’d been eating were a part of the problem - not the solution. This was just before the rebirth of the Atkins diet but the basic principles were broadly similar. They need no explanation here.

Armed with this information, I arrived home from work one evening with a shopping bag full of eggs, cream, cheese and vegetables and told my wife we were going on a diet. She thought I was joking of course, but I was deadly serious. This was a radical departure from the way I had lived previously and so at this point I was sure to weigh myself and resolved to weigh myself again every day for a year to see what happened. I would also test my blood sugar 4 to 5 times a day so I could see how my insulin needs were affected. 
Confession time. At that time I weighed 232 pounds. For someone of my height, 6 foot 4 inches, that’s 7 pounds short of the definition of obesity. I was also injecting almost 80 units of insulin daily, which I knew had to stop.

What I observed was that the more I replaced the pasta, bread, rice and cereal with protein, vegetables and fat, the less insulin I needed. After the initial shock of deprivation of the starchy comfort food I also started to notice that I also felt hungry much less often. I made a chart. It mapped my falling weight and my falling insulin doses. The direct correlation was inescapable.

At this point something had to give if I was to replace any more of the carbohydrates with protein. It was time to ditch the vegetarian lifestyle and try and explain that one to the wife also! The look of betrayal on her face, which accompanied my first piece of salmon in 16 years, lives with me still!

So I started to eat fish again, then poultry and now the weight was really starting to shift. The bread and potatoes were slowly replaced with more green vegetables and the only real surprise was how easy the transformation was, and how much better I was starting to feel. One year after beginning the experiment, I weighed  175 pounds. My BMI had fallen from almost 29 to 22, my blood sugars were those of a healthy nondiabetic, as were my blood lipids. My friends and family were simply amazed at the transformation. I now had the energy to start cycling and running again, things I had been unable to do for years.
My daily doses of insulin, Lantus basal and Humalog bolus, had been reduced from 80 units to 21 units. I was now using 26% of the insulin I had once needed, but felt less hunger and greater energy. Even now, it seems like a deal too good to be true.

One’s glycated haemoglobin level is the best measure of longer-term blood sugar control of course. If you looked at my HbA1C chart you’d notice that, according to Dr Richard Bernstein’s research, nondiabetics who are not obese almost invariably have glycated haemoglobin level between 4.2 and 4.6%. Yet UK National Health Service guidelines have set a level of 7% as suitable for diabetics, over 50% higher than the highest nondiabetic level. These are levels far in excess of those at any time in our evolutionary history and are in fact symptomatic of the root cause of the great majority, perhaps all, of the complications associated with diabetes. I was thrilled to discover that when I replaced the starch in my diet with fat and protein, my HbA1c levels rapidly returned to a normal nondiabetic level, in the 4% range.

The reason a high HbA1C is so dangerous, I discovered, lies in the biochemistry of glucose and its interaction with proteins and lipids. The nondiabetic body reacts quickly when glucose levels are elevated in the blood and produces insulin to lower them. An appropriate analogy might be the way in which a healthy immune system produces white blood cells to combat a viral attack or infection. Excess glucose in the blood reacts chemically with proteins and destroys their ability to function. These reactions are known as glycation reactions. If these glycation reactions continue over time then they start to cause damage to all of the parts of the body normally associated with poorly controlled diabetes.

Cholesterol is often the first word I hear when I talk to people about a low carbohydrate, high fat diet. Surely high fat equals high cholesterol, which means an increased risk of cardiac problems somewhere down the line, right? Wrong. It had become clear to me that a low cholesterol diet was as logical as the low fat diet I’d followed for years. To illustrate I can offer my most recent blood test results which, after over 7 years of eating a lot more fat and a lot less carbohydrate show a higher than normal HDL (good) cholesterol and much lower than normal LDL (bad) cholesterol level. My cholesterol ratio fell from 2.6 to 1.7. My triglyceride levels are now 0.6, well below what is considered the bottom of the normal range.

Some have warned me that eating more protein in my diet risks some sort of permanent kidney damage. I see no credible evidence for this at all. In fact, a graph on the renal unit at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary website suggests that kidney function of Type 1 diabetics is typically reduced to 33% after 25 years. That’s the about time I’ve had diabetes but my kidney function shows no sign of damage whatsoever.

It’s now clear to me that we in the developed world generally subsist on a diet that would be almost totally unrecognisable to all but our most recent ancestors. For all but the most recent 1% of our history we have thrived on a diet high in protein and fat. Carbohydrate would have formed the smallest part of our diet and at best would have comprised seasonal fruits, nuts and vegetables in very limited quantities. Carbohydrate has never been a staple food until only very recently.

There are now very few tribes of human hunter-gatherers who continue to live in ways similar to those both they and our own ancestors would have for hundreds of thousands of years. The Kung San (more familiar to us as the Bushmen of the Kalahari) has a lifestyle, and therefore a diet, reasonably close to how ours may once have been. The Kung San became something of a cause celebre in the 1960’s and 1970’s when they were one of the most extensively studied of hunter-gatherer tribes.

Although big game animals are now far less available to them than they would once have been, the Bushmen’s diet still consists predominantly of meat, milk and the fantastically exotic sounding mongongo nut. Their diet is supplemented by whatever roots, berries and vegetables are available in the immediate environment at certain times of the year. The studies (Lee) measured their food group intake as follows:
Carbohydrate-                                                                            14%
Protein-                                                                                         16%
Fat-                                                                                                70%
So the key thing to note is that this is an incredibly high fat diet, and relatively low in carbohydrate. Guess what happens? They are a slim and long-lived people, with no recognised incidence of cardiac illness, diabetes or many of the other diseases of the industrialised world. Now, if dietary fat was really the great evil that it is continually portrayed, wouldn’t these people show some of the symptoms of degenerative disease supposedly caused by a high fat diet? Well, they don’t, and neither do I. Nor do the Inuit, the Masai, Samburu nomads, Great Plains Indians or Australian Aborigines. They can’t all be statistical anomalies, can they? 

OK, it almost feels counter-intuitive to argue for fat and protein in our diets and to say that carbohydrate is harmful and addictive. Dietary fat has had a relentlessly bad press for more than the last 30 years. At the same time that the low-fat dogma is being relentlessly and constantly reinforced, the virtues of whole grains and complex carbohydrates are held to be central to a healthy diet.

But I’d argue that even these carbs, the nice cops to refined carbohydrates nasty cops, are comparative newcomers to the human diet. Before the agricultural revolution some 8 – 10,000 years ago these foods were not part of our diet at all. Our bodies simply haven’t had sufficient time to learn how to deal with them properly. But particularly as we now consume them in unprecedented quantities so we find crises of diabetes and obesity as never before. 

The role of the hormone insulin is key to resolving these issues. In that sense, my ability precisely to measure and control my insulin usage, and to correlate that with my weight and my blood lipid profile, has proven to me beyond doubt that neither fat, saturated or unsaturated, nor protein causes us harm. It’s the carbohydrate, and the disproportionate quantity of insulin required to deal with it, that harms us. By us, I mean all of us and not simply the diabetic minority.

I have proven to myself that in dramatically reducing my consumption of carbohydrates, I have made a correspondingly dramatic reduction in my insulin requirements. This has equated to a return to my optimum body weight and to a blood lipid profile that very few nondiabetics could aspire to. 
Unless I was an insulin dependant diabetic, I doubt I would have been able to make this clear association between insulin usage and physical health. In that sense, it’s a great privilege to be diabetic.
It’s fairly clear from my measurements that reducing my insulin usage, normalising my blood sugars and keeping them controlled has resulted in significant weight loss. Not only that, but it has achieved the even harder task of maintaining that weight loss. 

My self-experimentation has convinced me that we are privileged to live in an era when we not only have the treatments available to help us lead normal lives, but also that the tools at our disposal allow us an understanding of our dietary processes which is denied to the vast majority of ‘normal’ people.
I’ve come a long way since September 2000. The principles I have learned have rescued my health and given me the tools I need to lead a long, healthy active life, unencumbered by my diabetes. I have no diabetic complications at all, which may be unusual for someone who has had the condition for such a long time. My only regret is that the medical establishment is so entrenched in its own dietary dogma that it cannot or will not recognise the simple truths that could make such a difference to the lives and the health of so many.

My sincere wish is that the medical experts who offer advice to diabetics and non-diabetics alike will recognise the great benefits that a low carbohydrate lifestyle can bring and many more people may enjoy those benefits too.

Thursday 22 December 2011

Thank you Colin !

Why we keep going, a comment received today.

"I have never even been to the Carbo guys blog, so don't worry about what others say... I am with the others here, you do an amazing job and represent a light in the darkness out there on the internet. Just so you know I was shooting 15-20 blood sugars... I shot for the first time in three years of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes a 5.9!

Without people like you people like me would be dying.

Thank You and PLEASE keep doing your incredible work! (stop focusing on the trolls!)

Colin (from Toronto)"

Thanks Colin. Stay fit and healthy and thank you for your time!

Lions Led by Donkeys?

I am extremely biased. I believe our armed forces are the best in the world. It takes a very special person, who can keep his head and be surrounded with horror. Our Men and Women do this week in and week out. An even harder job is done by the Wives of these great men. Running a home and bringing up children. Waiting for that terrible phone call, or knock on the door.

Check this video out and buy the track.

What a great guy Gareth is, and a massive tribute to the brave Wives of great Men.


Tuesday 20 December 2011

Is type two diabetes a genetic fault ?

People who have followed me over the years, on forums and blogs, know I believe type two diabetes, is very often, down to a genetic fault. My Grandmother, and Father died from type two diabetes complications. Both my Sister and I are type two diabetics, as is one of my Sons. We are doing our best to stop the disease spreading to our grandchildren.

Under medical advice and supervision, our three grandchildren are lowcarbers. Don’t get me wrong, they are not down to my 30-50 carbs per day. Their diets are based on low starch/lowcarb fresh vegetables and lowcarb fruits. Fresh chicken, beef and fish is added, together with butter, cheese and cream. They only drink water and milk. They eat a very small amount of pasta and high quality bread. They eat no sugar, concentrated fruit drinks, sweets, crisps etc. Chocolate in small amounts and lowcarb ice cream is a once a week treat. They are all thriving, may that always be the case.

Carbo poster says.
"When all else fails the Ediot brings out pictures of the grandchildren and videos of music. It is a fad diet and time will tell"

I love my grandchildren and hope they will keep to their nil sugar, low starch diets, and will stick to this fad diet, and never become type two diabetics.


Seasonal Greetings.


Sunday 18 December 2011

Our youngest lowcarb team member is doing very well !

These pictures were taken today, in a park around twenty miles North of the centre of London. Can anyone guess the name of the park ?

Seasonal Greetings and Peace to all.


Food firms 'market to children online'

Unhealthy food is being "shamelessly" promoted to children online to get around bans on television adverts, campaigners have claimed.

The British Heart Foundation cited websites by Cadbury's and Nestle as examples of "cynical marketing".
Sites used childish language, games and free gifts to appeal to children, according to the report.

Examples of websites cited by the campaign was a site promoting Nesquik - a milkshake powder high in sugar.

Titled the "Imagination Station", the site is hosted by an animated rabbit character and including a quiz game and a guide to making a spacesuit.

Friday 16 December 2011

More Lowcarb good news.


I found your site quite by chance when I googled 'Lowish Carb in the UK' or
something like that. I'm not a diabetic, but I was very impressed by your site
and your blog. I loved the recipes and have tried a few already!

I've been playing around with low carb eating off and on for a couple of years,
but could never really get into it, because I was trying to be too perfect! I've
decided to take a slightly more laid back approach, and love the fact that I can
have cake/bread type substitutes like your low carb cake or one of the almond
sponges with cream and berries.

I've only been eating the way you recommend since Monday, but feel tons better
already! I don't get hungry either. Amazing! I'm eating more than I was on a low
fat Weightwatchers type eating plan and don't feel irritable or down. In fact, I
feel much happier generally. I've also lost about 4lbs since Monday (and it's
only Thursday!).

I was wondering if there was any way of contacting others who follow your plan
via a Forum or similar? It would be great to be in touch with others who are
eating this way.

I know the Christmas period will be a real challenge, as I'm off to stay with my
aunt for a few days on Monday. I plan to eat as low carb as possible and will
take the low carb cake with me!

Many thanks again for your wonderful site, blog and recipes.

Wishing you health and happiness,

E mail address, name and tel. no. supplied.


Thursday 15 December 2011

Fights seven bears !

Very few people know this, but I am a reincarnation. In a previous life, as an American indigenous person, I was known as “fights seven bears” 



Coming soon, a shredding of Carbo's latest post.

"Because they often cut out key foods, fad diets may cause the following symptoms:
Weakness and fatigue;
Nausea and headaches;
Inadequate vitamin and mineral intake
Fad diets that severely restrict food groups or nutrients may also mean that you miss out on the protective health effects that a balanced eating plan provides.
Here's a list of ten signs that indicate you could be being sold a fad diet:

Promises a large or fast weight loss (more than two pounds per week);
Does not include suggestions to consult with your doctor or a registered dietitian;

Encourages you to eliminate food groups (such as grains) or eat from a limited selection of foods;

Offers rigid menus that don’t consider your likes, dislikes and lifestyles;
Neglects active living or lifestyle changes;

Provides far fewer calories that what is needed for an energised, healthy lifestyle;

Contradicts what most trusted health professionals say;

Depends on special products, supplements or treatments;
Has miraculous claims;

Relies on testimonials and anecdotes rather than scientific evidence.
I’ll leave it to your own fertile imaginations to decide whether you’ve read claims that ring these particular alarm bells. Please feel free to leave a comment pointing out where you’ve read them, just so that you can warn people off these sites."

Lowcarb, a fad diet, Carbo is out to lunch, Carbo is a very high carb, and drugs and Oriblestat advocate. This self confessed, high carb, morbidly obese, cover it with med's blowhard, never gives up. As I said, we can, and will, shred his argument, full-stop !


British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result.

When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and vegetable gardens all around the area as part of the Incredible Edible program, it likely had no idea that the novel, yet simple, concept would make the town a foremost inspirational and self-sustaining model of the future.

Fresh herbs, succulent greens, and tasty fruits can be found growing near civic buildings, college campuses, supermarket parking lots, and various other places. Small garden plots, raised planting beds, and even small soil strips in these areas can be found brimming with fresh produce, all of which are free to anyone who want it, and at any time.

The program has been so successful, in fact, that many other communities both in the UK and abroad are now interested in starting their own public garden programs as well. Besides improving the sense of community and reducing crime, Incredible Edible has renewed a new sense of appreciation for food and how it is grown, as well as renewed interest in actually growing it among the next generation, which is the envy of many progressive communities around the world.

24,000 diabetes deaths a year 'could be avoided'

Up to 24,000 diabetes-related deaths could be avoided in England each year, if patients and doctors better managed the condition, a report concludes.

The first-ever audit of patient deaths from the condition said basic health checks, a good diet and regular medication could prevent most of them.

Diabetes UK said it was vital the 2.3 million sufferers had top quality care.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Stephen Biko never forget this man !

Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement. While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being".

Tuesday 13 December 2011

For my wife, the finest, purest, and most honest person I have ever met.


Patients kick the insulin habit through diet, exercise.

Aaron Snyder of San Diego bench presses to control his diabetes through diet and strength and conditioning at his home on October 20, 2009 in the Mission Bay area. Snyder was diagnosed 10 years ago, he lost 50 pounds the first year and 10 more later. Now He sticks to a low-carb diet and works out everyday without taking medication.

Lifestyle changes: Over the next year he lost 50 pounds on a low-carb diet, and 10 more pounds the year after that. His doctor put him on insulin and metformin, a non-insulin medication that decreases the livers output of sugar and boosts cells' ability to metabolize insulin. He began exercising daily.

Today: He still weighs 160 pounds, and sticks to his low-carb diet. Two years ago, he stopped taking all his diabetes medications, and his blood pressure and cholesterol are normal. He works out every day, lifting weights four days a week, and riding a stationary bike 30 minutes three days a week.,0,3604643.story

Monday 12 December 2011

Intermittent, Low-Carbohydrate Diets More Successful Than Standard Dieting, Study Finds

Harvie and her colleagues compared three diets during four months for effects on weight loss and blood markers of breast cancer risk among 115 women with a family history of breast cancer. They randomly assigned patients to one of the following diets: a calorie-restricted, low-carbohydrate diet for two days per week; an "ad lib" low-carbohydrate diet in which patients were permitted to eat unlimited protein and healthy fats, such as lean meats, olives and nuts, also for two days per week; and a standard, calorie-restricted daily Mediterranean diet for seven days per week.
Data revealed that both intermittent, low-carbohydrate diets were superior to the standard, daily Mediterranean diet in reducing weight, body fat and insulin resistance. Mean reduction in weight and body fat was roughly 4 kilograms (about 9 pounds) with the intermittent approaches compared with 2.4 kilograms (about 5 pounds) with the standard dietary approach. Insulin resistance reduced by 22 percent with the restricted low-carbohydrate diet and by 14 percent with the "ad lib" low-carbohydrate diet compared with 4 percent with the standard Mediterranean diet.

Saturday 10 December 2011

Lowcarb Pear, Cinnamon and cream sponge cake.

100g ground almonds
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of melted butter
2 tablespoons of double cream
2 tea spoons of cinnamon
120 grams of pear quarters 

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Almonds, baking powder and cinnamon.
Melt the butter, I use a Pyrex jug, add the eggs, cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour mix into a 6" x 3" micro-wave safe glass dish, cook at 700 watts for 3 minutes. Allow to cool and cut in half. Spread on extra thick cream and add tinned pear quarters, dust with cinnamon powder. Serves four. 

Friday 9 December 2011

Diet craze leaves Norwegians starved of butter

The soaring popularity of a fat-rich fad diet has depleted stocks of butter in Norway creating a looming Christmas culinary crisis.

Norwegians have eaten up the country's entire stockpile of butter, partly as the result of a "low-carb" diet sweeping the Nordic nation which emphasizes a higher intake of fats.

"Sales all of a sudden just soared, 20 percent in October then 30 percent in November," said Lars Galtung, the head of communications at TINE, the country's biggest farmer-owned cooperative.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Taking a break.

No, I am not doing a Capt. Oates, but it is time for a break. Over the last three or so years, I have posted over six thousand posts on various forums. Many hundreds of posts on blogs, promoting the low carb, minimal/no meds way to control type two diabetes. It’s time for a break.

For the next month or so I am going to be fishing on the lake above. We will be spending some time in our beloved lake district. In the winter the lakes are almost deserted and it’s heaven on earth to us. We will post some recipes and good food information, as it comes in on our food blog.

Thank you for your support and positive comments, and the best of health to you and yours.

Peace and good fortune to all.

Music and photographs beyond description of me. Our World is a wonderful place, and well worth fighting for.

Type two diabetes is a doddle !

You think you have had a bad break ? Check this video out. What we have is nothing ! This Woman’s courage and bravery is beyond most peoples comprehension.


The biggest load of Bollocks I have ever heard.

Yesterday, Jeremy Clarkson, the presenter of Top Gear, a bit of a buffoon and tongue in cheek, third rate comedian, of a motoring program, made the following comments. “Strikers should be executed in front of their families” all hell has broken loose ! Thousands of complaints have been received by the BBC. As I said, what bollocks.

The UK and the rest of the World is coming close to financial Armageddon. Countless banks are bankrupt and sovereign debt cannot ever be repaid. Tens of millions of European young people unemployed, with no chance of ever getting meaningful employment, everything we know going down the tubes, and Clarkson gets help to promote his new DVD.

The human race is nut’s and that’s a fact.


To Kill a Mockingbird.

In 1960, the masterpiece, To Kill A Mockingbird was published, a book by Harper Lee. This is a story about racial prejudice. Over fifty years on, has anything changed ? Men known as the Cardiff three. Men of dark skin, have still not received true justice. These men were “fitted up” and served four years in prison, for a crime they had no knowledge. A white man has now been convicted of the crime. Today, the court case involving eight white Policemen has collapsed. It appears many Police files have been accidentally destroyed or disappeared.

Draw your own conclusions.