“Relaxation is the key to more energy”
– Dr. Rangan Chatterjee
Moving more is something each of us can do.
Have more energy by sleeping well.
One of my favourite leaders in the low-carb healthy-fat revolution, is the star of the hit BBC 1 series, Doctor in the House.
In this and the following few posts, I’ll share his short videos, Increase Your Energy.
To get a sense of how ghastly this disease epidemic is, watch this two-minute clip. Type 2 Diabetes is started by insulin resistance. By adapting to a LCHF Banting lifestyle, we reverse insulin resistance, and even Type 2 Diabetes.
He was speaking during the second day of proceedings in Pretoria into the appeal by the HPCSA seeking to overturn a “not guilty” verdict for Noakes for advising a mother to wean her baby on to a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet in 2014.
Van der Nest said the council had freely admitted it did not have any guidelines or standards for health professionals with regards to their conduct on social media.
He said the case was nothing more than a “disgruntled dietitian” who had reported Noakes to the HPCSA because he was threatening her livelihood and that of other dietitians.
I’m a huge fan of Gary Taubes, an award-winning science and health journalist, with three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers, and is the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Gary is co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. When I first began my journey into low carb, healthy fat living, Gary’s books Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It and Good Calories, Bad Calories, made it all plain for me. He has also written Bad Science: The Short Life and Weird Times of Cold Fusion as well as Nobel Dreams: Power, Deceit and the Ultimate Experiment.
In his introduction to The Case Against Sugar, Gary says the following:
The purpose of this book is to present the case against sugar – both sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup – as the principal cause of the chronic diseases that are most likely to kill us, or at least accelerate our demise, in the twenty-first century. Its goal is to explain why these sugars are the most likely suspects, and how we arrived at the current situation: a third of all adults are obese, two-thirds overweight, almost one in seven is diabetic, and one in four to five will die of cancer; yet the prime suspects for the dietary trigger of these conditions have been, until the last decade, treated as little worse than a source of harmless pleasure.
After studying Gary’s case for the prosecution, which begins with the early domestication of sugar in New Guinea about ten thousand years ago; the discovery of sugar crystals by Indian farmers in 500 B.C.; it’s distribution to China and Japan by Buddhist missionaries; carried by the Muslim expansion into the Mediterranean countries; the further introduction by Columbus into the New World, and ends with the modern times, where Americans currently eat between 150 lbs and 170 lbs of sugar per person annually; where half a billion adults and 40 million children on the planet are obese, and diabetes is a worldwide epidemic, there can be little doubt that the hypothesis is correct.
The Case Against Sugar is a challenging read with a bibliography that extends to 35 pages and with 281 notes, but, in my opinion is well worth the effort.
Gary’s earlier books helped change the way I eat but The Case Against Sugar disturbs deeply. In its pages I learned:
Published: Portobello Books, 2016
ISBN 978 1 84627 637 8
Photo credit: Myself
In South Africa, the poorest of the poor are most at risk of becoming obese and developing Type 2 Diabetes. Professor Tim Noakes heads up The Noakes Foundation and this 11 minute movie explains it’s Eat Better South Africa outreach program to struggling areas of the Western Cape.
References: The Noakes Foundation
“Before I started Banting I have been overweight my entire adult life At 55 both my knees simply packed up. I do not have a medical aid so knee replacements were out of the question. My GP told me very bluntly that the knees would feel better if I was not so overweight. Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters – Mari Lee”