Feeding our beneficial gut bacteria. Just as we can cultivate healthy soil for the garden, there is growing evidence that we can cultivate a healthier gut microbiome. Most beneficial bacteria thrive on a healthy[...]
Risk Reduction There’s no single diabetes diet that’s best for everyone, but a recent study reports cutting back on fat and added sugars and opting for “slowly absorbable carbohydrates” (the low GI ones)[...]
Beneficial fibre? While the amount and type of fats (saturated vs unsaturated), carbohydrate (starches vs sugars) and even protein (animal vs vegetable) required for good health and longevity are at times fiercely[...]
Nutrition folly #2: The world protein gap Other incantations: “Kwashiorkor is the most serious and widespread nutritional disorder known to medical and nutritional science.” (WHO/FAO, Kwashiorkor in Africa)[...]
Cocowhip. Good gut bacteria are the new “black” and the term “probiotic” is part of daily parlance. But probiotic science is young and unproven. What we do know is that different probiotics have different[...]
FODMAPs. FODMAPs are a natural part of the good carb foods most of us need to eat more of – fruit; vegetables; dried beans, chickpeas, lentils; and whole grains. Here’s what FODMAPs (it’s an acronym) are and[...]
Low FODMAP fare including Strawberry and Banana French Toast and Gazpacho and Kate Hemphill’s Crusted Beef with Green Chilli Rice in her regular Sticks, Seeds, Pods and Leaves column. Low FODMAP fare. A regular[...]
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