Monthly Archives: September 2019
Returning yesterday on a flight from the Greek island of Crete I reminisced over the events of my trip to visit my mother who has lived in a small village on the outskirts of Agios Nikolaos in the north east corner of the island for the past seventeen years. It was the first time I had been back since beginning a low carb diet two years ago and I was keen to seek out some fresh Mediterranean produce and sample the traditional restaurant meals that I assumed would offer an abundance of low carb fish, meat and local vegetables.
Unfortunately it was apparent that the healthy diet of the Cretan people that Ancel Keys was so impressed by in his infamous Seven Countries Study when he visited in 1960 was no longer on offer. Now overflowing with ice cream parlours, cake shops and fast food outlets, the place once associated…
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I was asked recently how I managed to lose so much weight and reverse diabetes, but during my enthusiastic explanation of the LCHF diet I was interrupted with the usual question “But all that fat will put your cholesterol through the roof!, you obviously need to take statins?” My response of “No, its actually carbohydrates that make cholesterol a problem” resulted in a somewhat angered reaction from my previously curious inquisitor. “What makes you think you know more than the (local) doctor!”
I have posted a number of presentations by Dr Paul Mason over the past two years due to the clear and concise manner with which he presents his lecturers. This fantastic insight into the confusing world of cholesterol and the real effects of statins (which he eloquently delivers with information that seems to sink-in with surprising ease) will stop any naysayer in their sceptical tracks.
If anyone reading…
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Made from wheat and barley, researchers believe the dough rings were likely ritual objects, not breakfast cereal
Cheerios literally popped into existence in 1941 when a physicist at General Mills developed a “puffing gun” that created CheeriOats, as the cereal was first called. But long before the oaty little O’s came into existence, Bronze-age Austrians were producing something similar around 900 B.C. by hand, though researchers aren’t quite sure if those barley and wheat dough rings were for nomming, weaving or praising the gods.
The early O’s come from a site in Austria called Stillfried an der March, an ancient hill fort first excavated in 1978 that was found to contain about 100 grain storage pits. Inside one of the pits, archaeologists found three tiny charred remains of the grain-rings, each a little more than an inch in diameter, along with a dozen larger but similarly ring-shaped…
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