Fat chemistry and cooking stability

Fat chemistry and cooking stability

Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats, omega 3 fats, polyunsaturated fatty acids… It’s no wonder we feel confused about which fats we should be eating. In this article I will get to the fat chemistry, which influences their structure and stability to...
What’s the deal with dairy? – Part I

What’s the deal with dairy? – Part I

“Drink your milk so you grow up big and strong.” I imagine there are not many readers who didn’t hear this at least once or twice when growing up. The need to consume dairy products is ingrained in all of us. On this blog I talk a lot about how marketing is...
The truth about heartburn

The truth about heartburn

The current paradigm is wrong!  It is common knowledge that if you experience heartburn (a burning sensation in the oesophagus), then you should take an antacid. If the problem becomes ongoing then a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) might be a good solution. This logic is...
Digestion I: the key to good health

Digestion I: the key to good health

It might seem obvious and straight-forward, but digestion is one of the most basic foundations of good health. This incredible process, through which our body extracts nutrients from food, is responsible for sustaining our very survival. Digestion is a series of...
Understanding cooking fats

Understanding cooking fats

For at least two – three generations we’ve been told to steer clear of saturated fat because it causes heart disease. This has pushed many people toward using polyunsaturated fats such as vegetable and seed oils as an alternative. But you need to ask...
Stop counting calories

Stop counting calories

Most of us who have embarked been on a weight loss quest have probably been conscious of calories. While it is good to take notice of what you put into your body for health purposes, focusing on calories is not a healthy or useful way to go about...
Humans are animals too: Part 2

Humans are animals too: Part 2

Why do human animals have such special eating habits? In part I of this article we looked at two important differences in the dietary and exercise habits of humans and our friends in the animal kingdom. In this section we go a bit deeper. 3: Humans are the only...
Why vegetable oils are toxic

Why vegetable oils are toxic

After decades of misinformation and blatant lies about saturated fat, we have been convinced that vegetable and seed oils are a healthier choice. However, fats from non-animal sources are often made by industrious processes that result in chemically unstable, toxic...
The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

The A No Grainer guide to cooking fats

With so many fats available, it can be tricky to choose which one is best, particularly for different occasions types of food. Here’s where my cooking fats guide can come in handy. Foods that are made of mainly saturated fatty acids (SFAs) are the best for...
Let’s get back to real food

Let’s get back to real food

    Today I want to rant about the importance of real food. What do I mean when I say REAL FOOD? Real food is food that ends up on our plate pretty close to its natural state. Vegetables, fruit, meat, nuts, eggs. These are all real foods. These are all foods...

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