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Old story then?

On 8 December 2013, the following article was published:

Heart surgeon declares on what really causes heart illness

Allow me to highlight a few important bits:

“The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.”

“The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.”

“Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.”

“Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.”

“What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.”

“There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state.”

“The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.”

“Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.”

Well, then ….


PS: Dr. Dwight Lundell has also been listed on Quackwatch on 8 February 2013 as not to be trusted. NOW there’s more Doctors and qualified researchers saying the same thing. One wonders if this listing will be reviewed now that evidence proves Dr Lundell to be right.

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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Cooking, Ramblings


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Yup, life she is busy. Too much so.

  • The diet’s been going so-so . . . more so than so, if you catch my drift . . . I’ve started walking in the afternoons. I try my best to do at least 4 km @ a 4.7 km/hr average. So far, I’ve managed 2 days a week. Times are few. I’m aiming @ 20 km/week which means 5 days @ 4 km/day. Not happening . . . currently. But hope prevails, they say.
  • Work is crazily busy like always. Preparing for SARS’s interim PAYE submission, one of my indians currently on leave, new system testing, manuals to write, policies to write, newsletters to write, POE to finish. Times are few. The work never stops.
  • If I ever need to have something taxidermied (?) – which will be never – it will be with closed eyes. Nothing more creepy than a head staring at you with big green/yellow eyes that never blink.
  • Ever bought any toys *wink-wink nudge-nudge* over the internet? I think that ordering online is so much better than walking into a shop and have the guy/girl behind the counter look at you and think ”    “. Doing it over the internet at least gives you the facelessness and no one going “hmmmmm . . .”. One of these days . . .
  • I can’t wait to go on holiday in November. Two and a half weeks of exploring and no work. I know one shouldn’t wish time away (it passes too quickly anyway), but I’m REALLY looking forward to this one.
  • As am I excited about our Namibian holiday next year October. The carrot in front of my nose to keep on keeping on.
  • February’s wedding anniversary in 2013 is my turn to arrange. We normally make a long weekend out of it and go somewhere. Any ideas?

Well, nice chatting to you, sorry it’s been so long. I feel for a beer. Don’t think the bosses will be so impressed with me drinking at work @ 6:54 am . . . and I don’t even like beer that much.

See ya later!



Posted by on October 9, 2012 in Ramblings


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Stuff I’ve learned about food and eating.

Since doing the “kick start your metabolism” and “3 day diet plus” plans, I’ve learned a few things about dieting that changed my perception about food and eating.

If you have any crazy thoughts that you’d like to share, please feel free.

  • Black, bitter coffee for breakfast won’t kill you (even if it’s only black, bitter coffee for breakfast)
  • You won’t rust from the inside even if you drink 3 liters of water
  • Black, bitter coffee is actually not so bad
  • You can survive on a piece of hake and fresh tomatoes for lunch
  • You won’t die without bread, rice or pasta
  • Black, bitter coffee is actually not so bad
  • The cookies will still be there next week, you don’t have to eat it now
  • The stores are stocked with condensed milk and cookies, you don’t have to eat it all NOW as if it’s the last on earth ever
  • One slice of toast with a teaspoon of peanut butter is fine as breakfast
  • You can only prepare veggies in so many ways
  • Black, bitter coffee is actually not so bad
  • If you fall off the wagon, the best thing to do would be to get back on it as soon as possible
  • The torture machine is not going anywhere, you have to get on it at some stage to see your progress (or lack off)
  • Water is actually quite nice (no, you won’t rust)
  • No matter how many cooked eggs you peel, there will always be 90% of them that will not be deshelled smoothly
  • Cravings are a bitch
  • You will pick up weight if you don’t sleep enough
  • You won’t die from starvation if you don’t eat this piece of biltong immediately
  • Black, bitter coffee is actually not so bad

This list could be added to, I’m sure.

Ever since the emotional trauma I experienced in grade 3, I’ve been an emotional eater. I’ve linked emotions to food. Since then, I’ve binged when I was happy, I’ve binged when I was sad, I’ve binged when I was stressed.

I’m glad to say that I think the binging part is mostly over. I do not have that emotional link to food that I had previously. Mainly because I’ve realised that one does not die that easy. Or quick.

Since Feb, I’ve lost 13 kilos. I just have to keep on holding on.

One day at a time. Bitter, black coffee and all.



Posted by on July 3, 2012 in Ramblings


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