I knew something big had happened when I saw that my patient was taking 100 mg of CoQ10. At the time the normal dose was 30 mg, a number arrived at with cost in mind rather than being the best dose. So, I thought, the Japanese company who had pioneered the production had ramped up volume somehow and pulled the price down! This was seriously good news. Why? Because CoQ10 is a crucial nutrient with many exciting health building benefitsContinue reading… CoQ10 – The Ubiquitous Enzyme That Powers Your Heart
Throughout history most people whatever country they live in have based their diet on a small number of starchy vegetables or grains. So in pre-Columbian America corn was the staple and in South America it was corn in some places and quinoa or potatoes in others. In Europe the staples were barley and oats with buckwheat in Central Europe. In the East of course rice is the major food. In the last 100 years however, there has been a hugeContinue reading… The Abnormal Psychology of Eating Meat
Having a Scottish Mother there was no way I could have escaped oats for breakfast or Barley soup, called "Scotch Broth" by some, nor would I want to! So you might think that I'm biased when I write about oats, 🙂 And having had my yummy oat porridge breakfast this morning I realised that in our series of wheat alternatives we come to oats. Oats are a very widespread crop being grown in the Middle East, Europe and Russia andContinue reading… Oats As a Heathy Alternative to Wheat
Of course this whole question rests on how you define overweight and how you define healthy. If you find that you are gaining weight year on year and you keep having to buy bigger sizes that is clearly a problem. You are storing too much and not burning enough and your blood sugar control is under stress. You are probably in pre-diabetes or actual diabetes. You may be told that you have "metabolic syndrome" and that is simply a summaryContinue reading… Can You Be Healthy But Still be Overweight?
In this series of alternatives to Wheat we come now to a grain that is a staple and central food to more than half of the world's population. Rice was first grown and cultivated in China over 8,000 years ago from where it spread to India, Africa, Europe and the Americas. The seeds of the rice plant first need to be dehulled or dehusked and once this is done the rice seeds are a wholefood and at their most nutritious.Continue reading… Rice – The Second Mother to The World.