Got Milk or Got Myth? Is Dairy Really Good For Your Bones?

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“Life is great. Cheese makes it better.” - Avery Aames Don't get me wrong... I love butter, cream and delicious cheese as much as the next person. But when I see some well-meaning folks tout dairy (usually low-fat... yuck) as some kind of necessity for bone health I can't help raising an eyebrow. So I set out to explore whether dairy really has any part to play. It's a good … [Read more...]

6 Common Low-Carb & Keto Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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"Carbohydrate restriction is commonly practiced but seldom taught." This is the tagline of a book I was reading the other day, The Art And Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living. This book was written by two of the leading researchers on low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diets worldwide, Drs Stephen D. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek. One of them is a medical doctor, the other a registered … [Read more...]

10 Reasons Not to Eat Wheat

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For a long time, I've realized that wheat is one of the worst things in the modern diet. I've done my best to stay away from it and constantly recommended that others do so as well. But I just finished reading a book called Wheat Belly. While going through it and looking at some of the hundreds of scientific references in it, I have come to the opinion that wheat is much, much … [Read more...]

How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist or Registered Dietitian

How to Win an Argument With a Nutritionist

For reasons I have disclosed before, I prefer not to get in to online arguments with nutritionists. I used to enjoy it, but ended up becoming frustrated so I gave it up. But... I often observe these arguments online. It's fun. Usually. There's an annoying pattern I've noticed though. The people who are arguing with the nutritionists, who seem to have all the facts … [Read more...]

5 Healthy Low-Carb Meals In 10 Minutes or Less

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I almost never talk about cooking on this blog. But I do cook. Definitely not a master at it but I have a few "go to" low-carb meals that I can eat again and again. All the recipes I make are ridiculously simple and most of them (except the chicken wings) can be prepared in less than 10-15 minutes. Simple foods, simple ingredients. I already posted all of these on Facebook … [Read more...]

Cheat Meals vs. Carb Re-feeds – There’s an Important Difference

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"Cheating on weekends means you're willing to be 5/7ths healthy." - Jim Mullanaphy A carb refeed is a technique quite often used by athletes, bodybuilders and gym warriors. It is a component of carb cycling. An individual will eat low-carb for a certain amount of days, then change things up for one day and switch from low-carb/high-fat to low-fat/high carb. This serves various … [Read more...]

Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat – Time to Retire The Fad

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Low-carbohydrate diets have a long history of therapeutic use for obesity, diabetes and epilepsy. Millions of people all around the world have tried such a diet, usually with good results. Despite that, nutritionists and health authorities do not recommend such a diet and in fact claim that it is dangerous. They claim that low-carb diets don't have scientific evidence behind … [Read more...]

Carnivores Eat Herbivores – Low-Carb vs Vegetarian Low-Fat Diet

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Diet fanatics are everywhere. People pick sides and defend them as if they were in a war. One of the largest and loudest fanatic groups out there are the vegans and vegetarians. Now I have nothing against vegan/vegetarian diets as I'm sure they do work well for some people. But some of their proponents make claims that challenge both common sense and science. One of those … [Read more...]

Is Butter Good For You? 8 Health Reasons to Eat More Butter

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Butter has been unfairly demonized by outdated nutritionists and blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity. The reason, they say, is that it's high in fat. Saturated fat in particular. The consequence of this unfair crusade is the appearance of artificial butter replicates like trans-fat laden margarine. As Kris's law states, when the nutrition authorities do something … [Read more...]

Is Stevia Good For You? Health Benefits of This Natural Sweetener

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Sugar is sweet. It tastes good. Most people have a love/hate relationship with it. Sugar is arguably the world's favourite ingredient to make food that tastes incredible and makes you feel good. Unfortunately, it has a massive downside. It also happens to be loaded with calories, void of essential nutrients, potentially addictive, fattening and perhaps even a major … [Read more...]