Cholesterol

Coronary

Cornonary artery calcification

I have been asked to repeat this post – hope it’s helpful. It’s been said that magnesium plays a part in over 600 metabolic processes in the human body and involves more than 350 enzymes. There’s just about nothing magnesium is not involved in. So it would stand to reason...
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WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE CALCIUM

WHY YOU DON’T WANT TO TAKE CALCIUM Calcium’s great for bones, but not for arteries!  What you are told is that you need calcium for strong bones.  Yes, you do – but not in supplemental form, and not without vitamin K2 being present.  You have an enormous amount of calcium...
Debunking the myth of saturated fats

The Saturated Fat Myth (and cholesterol)

Together with the sugar myth (that it’s not fattening), the calorie myth (that eating less calories causes weight loss), the cholesterol myth, the pH myth and dozens of others, comes the saturated fat myth. We’ve been lied to for 5 decades, and it’s time we realized that saturated fat is...
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Let’s Talk About Cholesterol

You’ve probably only ever been told that high cholesterol is dangerous. That it clogs arteries and that there is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol. Not true. The myth continues with ‘saturated fat causes blocked arteries and raises cholesterol’ and that a low-fat diet is a must for good health and that...
Amazing Avocado

AMAZING AVOCADO – A TRUE SUPER FOOD

AMAZING AVOCADO – A TRUE SUPER FOOD Who doesn’t love this phenomenal food? Just 100g gives the following in percentage of your daily requirement: • 14% potassium (more than bananas) • 17% vitamin C • 20% folate • 10% vitamin E • 26% vitamin K1 • Up to 14% of...
Gallstones

Gallstones in Weight Loss

You may not know this, but you can develop gallstones while you are trying to lose weight. If you don’t keep your gallbladder functioning normally allowing it to expel bile and emulsify fats, you could develop gallstones in your weight loss journey. While nobody is absolutely sure about why these...
Sunflower oil

Sunflower Oil – Healthy or Unhealthy?

I have written about Sunflower oil many times so here’s one more time. You won’t escape Sunflower oil if you live in the western world. It’s cheap, freely available and found in every restaurant (and sadly a lot of homes) but is it healthy? Well it’s almost all omega-6 polyunsaturated...
Oils

Facts on Fats

There is so much confusion today about fat but what we do know is fat is not the enemy. Here are some GOOD fats you can use for different cooking methods: SAUTEING AND COOKING Use heat-stable, saturated fats – animal fats which do not oxidise or get damaged by heat. ...
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The Truth about Eggs

I have to say the thing that really upsets me is to see people throw away a valuable, nutritional powerhouse in the egg yolk, and eat the useless egg white.  It’s sacrilege! People are just so confused about eggs as a whole (no pun intended), so let’s have a look...
NAFLD

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and your Thyroid

Have you had a test recently for insurance or as part of a medical aid programme and been told you have NAFLD? You probably got (or should have got) a ‘fasting metabolic panel’ where your blood sugar, electrolytes, kidney and liver function is assessed. Together with quite a few other...

How Cholesterol helps your Thyroid (& Heart)

This story starts with an unexpected main character so-called “bad” cholesterol. First we have to establish at the outset there is no such thing as ‘bad’ cholesterol. ALL cholesterol is good. Cholesterol has NEVER been the cause of heart disease. Got that?  And even more importantly, cholesterol is ABSOLUTELY VITAL...
Prebiotics

The Benefits of Prebiotics

You’ve heard of PRObiotics – the beneficial bacterial population in our bodies, but what about PREbiotics? Prebiotics are found in certain foods and are essential for increasing and feeding our healthy beneficial gut flora which go to make up our microbiome – that nine-tenths of who we are – but...