There’s been a lot of literary discussion this year about fasting, and rightfully so. More and more research is unearthing vast benefits of fasting for people with and without diabetes, which can lead to dramatic changes in the body. One of these changes is autophagy, a process which has huge implications regarding our understanding of how diet and lifestyle habits affect our bodies.
Ever wondered why New Zealand is so good at rugby? Well, it’s actually due to eating a low-carb diet.
An Australian doctor has become yet another collateral victim of a medical board extremely zealous in enforcing regulations for ignoring official nutrition guidelines.
Dr Gary Fettke has recommended low carb living for at least two years in his practice before the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) decided to silence him.
***UPDATE: On Friday 28 October, the HPCSA released a statement which “incorrectly stated” Noakes had been found guilty of professional misconduct. This statement has since been retracted.
The “Nutrition Trial of the 21st Century” resumed this week as Professor Tim Noakes continues to answer a charge of unprofessional conduct made by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HSPCA).
What began as a tweet way back in February 2014 has evolved into a three-year on-off trial that has highlighted the politics of food and thrusted the low-carb diet into mainstream news coverage.
British cyclist Chris Froome won his third Tour de France on Sunday, and a key part of his preparation was eating a low-carb diet.
In fact, Froome insists that it was adopting a low-carb diet in 2012 that helped launch his cycling career. He now eats a protein-based diet, but despite profoundly reducing his carbohydrate intake, he has not lost any muscle.
Adopting a low-carbohydrate diet can have numerous benefits for people with diabetes, including weight loss and better control of blood glucose levels.
However, a low-carb diet can have its bumpy moments. Meticulous management is required, and reducing your intake of processed foods and takeaways is important to ensure the fat you eat – which can replace the carbs you lose – comes from natural sources.
Reporters across the world were duped by a German journalist who reported that chocolate will help you lose weight. But how did he do it?