Following Dr Fung's fasting protocol of three, thirty-six-hour fasts per week has really helped with my glucose levels. I eat pretty much what I want keto-wise, and I did some experimenting to see how much very, dark chocolate I can get away with on eating days. Not as much as I hoped, but still more … Continue reading Fasting Update
We're at the end of the line folks. The final chapter is essentially how to follow a paleo-diet. This is not a surprise as both authors have advocated paleo elsewhere. The only real difference now is that "Many have used this type of diet [paleo] successfully but have failed to consider the importance of food-based … Continue reading Eat Like a Nutrivore
After another summary of the book's key arguments, which is really unnecessary, we get to this chapter's crux: can monocrop agriculture be replaced with regenerative systems and feed the planet's population (give or take a billion people)? The short answer is yes. However, our authors admit a problem: it takes more land to "produce well-managed … Continue reading Feeding the World
Some readers will recall that I was hit with some really bad pseudo sciatica before Christmas. It's long gone, thank God, but after Christmas I was waking up with some lower back tightness. Six weeks ago, I got a minor flare up of pain and a hint of sciatica again. I went back to my … Continue reading Inversion Table for Back Pain
This short chapter is a bit misleading. It is really just a review of the arguments made in preceding chapters rather than giving the chapter title much of treatment. Monocrop agriculture is not the way forward. Meat and animal products should be at centre stage when it comes to healthy diets and sustainable agriculture. Meatless … Continue reading Why Eat Animals If We Could Survive On Only Plants?
Our authors make the case that for many vegans and vegetarians meat is vilified in order to demonstrate their own moral superiority over barbaric, knuckle-dragging meat eaters. If it was only about personal health choices, then the vegan mobs wouldn't exist. It would be a case of live and let live. A fascinating aspect of … Continue reading Why Did Meat Become Taboo?
The Real Deal I said a couple of weeks ago that someone suggested I read Dr Fung's The Diabetes Code if I wanted to beat the dawn phenomenon. Well I finished the book. It helped with the dawn effect and a lot more. It's a gamechanger. I've been following his fasting programme for two weeks … Continue reading Diabetes Code Follow Up
I think readers can guess Rodgers and Wolf argue the answer is a emphatic no. How do they make their case? Oh, so many ways. Their approach is "death by a thousand cuts." Death to anti-meat arguments that is. Let's dig in. A lot of this chapter revolves round the idea of "least harm." Human … Continue reading Is Eating Animals Immoral?
So I had my phone consult with my diabetes nurse last week. These were the numbers: HBa1C - 7.4%Total cholesterol - 7Kidney Function - normalBlood pressure - 110/70 Pretty mediocre. I've worked hard trying to get my HBa1C down to a sub 5.8% but haven't been able to crack it. I'm not worried about my … Continue reading Jason Fung – Diabetes Code
I only stumbled across this today when looking for a photo for my post. The site is worth a gander. More importantly, for those who don't fancy reading the 270 page book, or my posts, you can watch the documentary on: ItunesVuduGoogleplayAmazonDirecTVDish NetworkiNDEMAND Sacred Cow