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The value of fasting.

It sounds outrageous to fast, because we as South Africans have been raised with custom to eat three good meals per day with a good portion of "mieliepap"in the morning; "to take you through the day". Surprisingly then that more and more recent studies see fasting as an important part of the solution for obesity,... Continue Reading →

Flaxseed: Protection against cancer?

 What does flaxseed has to do with cancer? When plant lignans are metabolised by intestinal bacteria they form enterolactone. Lignans are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens that are estrogen-like chemicals and also act as antioxidants. Source of Lignin Amount per 100 g Flaxseed 300,000 µg (0.3 g) Sesame seed 29,000 µg (29 mg) Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage... Continue Reading →

The Cholesterol Shock.

Evacetrapib is a drug under development by Eli Lilly that inhibits cholesterolester transfer protein. In a phase 2 trial it was seen as a wonder drug with the following effects: Decrease LDL levels by 35%. Increase HDL levels by 130%. In a randomised control study by A. Michael Lincoff et all, the ACCELERATE trial, 12,092... Continue Reading →

Intermittent fasting replacing insulin in type 2 Diabetes.

Published 9 October 2018: BMJ Case Reports: S. Furmili et al. Summary of article: This case series documents three patients referred to the Intensive Dietary Management clinic in Toronto, Canada, for insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes. It demonstrates the effectiveness of therapeutic fasting to reverse their insulin resistance, resulting in cessation of insulin therapy while maintaining... Continue Reading →

Obesity and Cancer.

In a Pubmed search for the keywords "Cancer" and "Obesity" the search results display a total of 27 264 articles related to the subject. In this massive amount of information I tried to select quality articles of research and again look at the facts. As a histopathologist with 30 years experience, I can see that... Continue Reading →

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