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AMPK – Metabolic Switch.

The machinery of the human body is vastly complicated. However, there is one signal at the heart of it all, which controls how well that machinery works. This is the enzyme, AMPK, which is found in the hypothalamus in the brain.Hypothalamic AMPK has such omnipotence over the health of the body because it controls the […]

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Collagen for Health

I have been studying the mechanics of diet-health interactions for over 20 years. This has included analysis of the many and varied supplements available which have been found to improve health in various ways. Accumulating evidence from various lines of enquiry have elevated two particular food supplements above all the rest, in terms of sheer […]

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Coriander – Lime Garlic Prawns

From Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 lb shrimp (20-25 count), uncooked, deveined, peeled, tails-on 3 garlic cloves minced 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro Instructions In a large skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Add shrimp and minced garlic and cook for […]

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Low-Carb, Keto, Muesli Cereal Recipe

                  Ingredients 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup hemp hearts 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon SweetLeaf Stevia Drops or vanilla stevia drops Instructions In large bowl, stir […]

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Low-Carb, Keto Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons Olive oil Salt Pepper 8 ounces sliced mushrooms Creamy Parmesan Garlic Sauce: ¼ cup butter 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon flour ½ cup chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream or half and half ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon garlic powder […]

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Low Carb/Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes

Low Carb, Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes

Ingredients Prep Time 2 minutes Cook Time 8 minutes Total Time 10 minutes ½ tbsp butter 2 eggs 2.5 oz cream cheese (2.5 oz = 75g) Instructions Add some butter to a pan and stick it on medium heat. Throw the cream cheese and eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork until creamy. If […]

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How to Lose Weight: The Rules

How to Lose Weight

How to Lose Weight A strategy whose aim is to correct a dysregulated appetite and increase fat burning to ensure that weight loss is achievable and sustainable,  must be to correct the hypothalamus in the brain.The hypothalamus, in the brain,  is what controls appetite, fat burning and ultimately whether we lose, gain or stall at a […]

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Carbohydrate Timing For Weight-Loss

Eat carbohydrates strategically to boost metabolism and break through low carb weight loss stalls.

Carbohydrate timing/cycling to break through low carb weight loss stalls. ​Background: The master health regulator in the brain, the hypothalamus, controls appetite, fat burning, body weight, metabolic health and many other health parameters. As I described in ‘The New Science of Low Carb’; when we lose weight, we experience a drop in leptin levels, which means […]

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The Importance of Sleep for Weight Loss

Good sleep is essential for appetite and body weight control.

Good sleep is essential for appetite and body weight control. The importance of sleep in regulating health and metabolism is becoming more widely recognised.A study found that when subjects were deprived of sleep, at 4 hours a night, for four days; they took 40% longer than normal to regulate blood sugar levels after a high […]

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Alcohol and Weight Loss

Can I have alcohol on a low carb diet? How does alcohol affect weight loss?

Can I have alcohol on a low carb diet? Several studies have found that moderate drinkers are less likely to die, have reduced rates of heart disease and depression and they tended to have lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels, and suffer less from stress.As these health parameters are all indicators of hypothalamic function, it […]

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