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First published in Lose It! Magazine, July 2014 – reproduced with permission (with updates)

The word “Banting” has become synonymous with the LCHF way of losing weight by avoiding all grain, sugar and toxic seed oils, and sticking to a low carbohydrate, high fat and moderate protein eating plan. …

Deficiency symptoms of selenium may present as:

  • Discoloured fingernails
  • Hair loss
  • Brain fog
  • Always being tired, often extreme fatigue
  • Very low immune system
  • Miscarriage
  • Hypothyroidism

Selenium is an essential trace mineral which is vital to good health and energy. …

Sugar isn’t food.  Neither is alcohol.  Sorry to wreck your week, stop reading right now if you don’t want to know anymore… I am committed to truth, even when it hurts, and from there on the rest is happily up to you – I won’t ever judge you, promise!…

Who doesn’t love curry and rice… It’s really yummy, I know.  But is it good for you?  Let’s see what cardiologist Dr William Davis has to say about it.  Rice is still the ‘seed’ of a grass, which has the potential for harmful effects, with wheat being absolutely the worst of all seeds of grasses. …

Every single cell of the body needs saturated fat – it’s not the enemy, it’s vital for life. Animal foods high in saturated fat such as meat, liver, butter, whole milk and eggs contain 10-100 times more vitamins and minerals than plant foods. …

First of all, animal protein (meat, fish, eggs, chicken, game, lamb, pork etc) is what is known as ‘complete protein’ as it contains all the crucial building blocks we need.  Plant protein on the other hand lacks some of the vital building blocks or amino acids needed by the body for the essential process of building and repair. …

I’ve seen over the years in my clients how cravings derail the best efforts of those who wish to lose weight. Whereas I believe a well-constructed low-carb, healthy fat eating style solves this relatively quickly when the junk is removed, the beginning couple of weeks of gritting your teeth and getting over those cravings is extremely difficult for some people.…

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that maintains skin integrity, helps heal wounds and is important in immune functions.
We have incredible brains, they consume 20% of our energy even though they make up only 2% of our body weight. Unless the brain gets the right nutrition it will fail to function effectively...

The bottom line is that they contain very high levels of unstable, damaged inflammatory omega-6 fats, primarily found in soy, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, safflower, flaxseed, grape seed and canola oil (which also contains rancid omega-3 fats) and are a category of polyunsaturated oils found in seeds and grains. …