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Eat like a caveman

Eat like a caveman

What is the perfect diet? If you go by what you read in the media, you might toss up between the Mediterranean diet, the low-carb diet, or the Japanese diet. Now and again you will hear of the hunter-gatherer diet, or cave man diet, touted as the ideal choice as it was the diet for most of human ancestry.

The hunter-gatherer diet should probably be termed the gatherer-hunter diet as our forebears...

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Calorie restriction

Calorie restriction

You probably have never heard of Clive McCay and this brief article is not about dieting. As we have discussed before, it is easy to over-eat due, in part, to an abundance of food and encouraging genetics. Calorie restriction is what every (yes, every) weight loss diet promotes, but what of calorie restriction in the lean?

Fewer calories, longer lifespan

It was 1935 when Clive McCay wrote the f...

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Diet-induced thermogenesis

Diet-induced thermogenesis

Joel, wrote in and asked which of the four macronutrients in food required the most Calories to be digested. The four macronutrients are protein, fat, carbohydrate and alcohol, the only ones that provide Calories in the diet.

His question related to the fact that we burn Calories to digest food, that is, you have to burn some Calories to actually digest and absorb the Calories used by your muscle...

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Probiotics

Probiotics

Peter Rogers asked me to write a few thoughts on probiotics. He tried a probiotic supplement for three months and didn't see any benefit. His partner, however, felt an improvement and has stuck with them. You will have seen advertisements for both yogurt with Lactobacillus acidophilis and Bifidobacteria, as well as small bottles of supplemental live bacteria eg Yakult; these are examples of probio...

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Resistant Starch

Resistant Starch

You have all heard of fibre, the mainly undigested bits in non-animal foods. You know us nutrition folk worship the stuff because it keeps you and me regular, slows down your eating, slows down digestion and it keeps your intestines healthy. If your bowels are happy, then the whole world seems much more friendly and ordered.

The fibre travels past your stomach and small intestines, and slides int...

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