Veganuary

Is Veganuary a good idea or not? I’m really torn on this one.  Going vegetarian when I was 19, I toyed with being a vegan many times over the years.  Eventually though I found that all the pasta, bread, rice and dairy was doing me no good at all.  I’ve apologised to fish before eating … Read more…

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Grain Growers Fight Back

Well not the actual growers as such but movers and shakers behind the grain industry will be celebrating over their high fibre bowls of cereal after a World Health Organisation funded piece of research was published in the Lancet yesterday (10.1.19).  Read all about it in the Guardian. What is the research? The research is … Read more…

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What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything!

What to eat when you can’t eat anything  (not true in my case as there is plenty I can eat but it is the way I’m feeling at the moment). Gluten free – I feel great.  So many problems solved.  As a result there is no way that gluten will knowingly pass my lips again. … Read more…

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Blood Sugar Tracking

Why? In my last post I found out all about the role of insulin in keeping our blood sugar levels stable and how insulin resistance develops.  The next step was to find out about my own blood sugar levels and how they react to different foods.  This book gives really good instructions on how to … Read more…

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Insulin Resistance

What is insulin resistance and why is it important? Insulin resistance happens when the cells in your body stop responding well to the insulin in your bloodstream.  Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key to let the glucose into a cell.  This is going to be the first in a series of posts … Read more…

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