What is Ketosis?

Ketosis to me means you are actually burning off fat, or breaking down fat stores and using them as a fuel source. Chemically speaking and missing several parts out to keep things simple, fat will eventually break down into something known as a Ketone Body. Ketone formation was essential to humanity as in periods of winter and ice ages when …

BATTLE OF THE DIETS

This study is gold standard in scientific terms. The study compared a High Protein/High Fat Diet (Atkins), With a High Carb Low Fat Diet (Ornish). Two other diets (LEARN and Zone) which are closer to government guidelines were also looked at with rigour. The Results :- Individuals in the Atkins group lost more weight, 4.7 kg (10.4 lbs), while the …

Perfect Balance asks is A CALORIE A CALORIE?

When I discuss nutrition with many people, I always get a person to tell me it doesn’t matter what you eat, it’s all about the calorific intake and expenditure. I’ve never followed this way of thinking and I can show science now to back this up. Firstly just take a set of Identical Twins with Identical daily calorific expenditures. Twin …

Perfect Balance introduces the Tokeluans and the Kitavans

This wonderful tribe of people eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts and as far as we know are the biggest consumers of Saturated Fat in the world. Remember, we are told daily the saturated fat is a major cause of heart disease. Do the Tokelauans die of heart disease often? Erm, well they actually are in excellent health …

The TRUTH about MAINSTREAM NUTRITIONAL information is that it is a complete failure

I have lost count of the amount of times someone with an clearly unhealthy body has told me they eat healthily and well. The body cannot lie, and always gives me as a practitioner many clues. The propaganda of mainstream marketing is a wonderful example of planting information in people’s heads that will remain their whole life, no matter what …

Insulin Sensitivity

I feel if you are over-fat then you almost certainly have a problem with how Insulin Sensitive you are. Insulin as you probably know is a hormone secreted by the Pancreas, you can get an insulin response to almost anything you eat, including proteins! This always comes as a shock to the paleo tribe but this is made very clear …

Tribal food wars – which tribe are you in?

Some ancient chakra teachings explain that the first few years of our lives revolve around finding out which tribe we are a part of. For survival reasons this makes sense, we need a lot of assistance when we first get here! Many psychological factors have been attributed to insecurities during those first 7 years of life, commonly seen in adopted …

CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE RISK

1. There is absolutely NO proof that saturated fat causes heart disease. 2. Cholesterol blood scores are extremely complex, the particle size is extremely important however. 3. Saturated fat increases HDL levels which protects the heart, and increases the size of LDL particles which again lowers cardiovascular risk. 4. Low fat decreases LDL particle size and lowers HDL which increases …

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