Could Sugar be the Culprit?

For many years I was addicted to sugar.  Spooning it into my mouth straight from the bag addicted. Just 3 spoonfuls in my tea as people might notice if more went in. Biscuits, cakes, sweets. Most of the pocket money went on sweet stuff. Needless to say, the dentist was kept busy and soon fillings … Read more…

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More About Prolamins

These are the grains which I have been able to find the names of the prolamin protein and the percentage of protein in the grain which is prolamin. It is easier to find out how to extract prolamin from other grains than to find the names and percentages. For those that are interested, refluxing in … Read more…

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Gluten, Gliadin and Prolamins

We hear a lot about gluten and coeliac disease but there is a lot more going on that isn’t so well known. Prolamins are one of those lesser known things. Gluten contains gliadin which is the prolamine in wheat which is responsible for coeliac disease. About 1% of the population is known to have coeliac … Read more…

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Agriculture – a Double-Edged Sword

Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that the development of agriculture was a really good event. We settled down, grew our own food and raised our own animals. No longer did humans face an uncertain future not knowing if the next meal would be today, tomorrow or sometime later. We had food to spare and could … Read more…

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What if being obese is better for our health than being slim?

Warning – this post may contain the ramblings of an unhinged mind! Second warning – this is not a new idea, I have heard whispers of it before. Earlier this year we sat down as a family to watch “Highlander”, a film released in 1986. “You will love this”, I enthused to my children. So, … Read more…

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