PRIZE PACKAGE #6 IN THE “NOURISHED” GIVEAWAY AND THE WORLD’S HEALTHIEST APPLE PIE

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Prize Package #6 in the Nourished Giveaway: 5 awards of a $100 gift certificate from Quest Bars. This is the biggest prize package yet in the Nourished giveaway, with a total value of a whopping $500! Each of five winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to spend on one of the most popular products to hit the market in recent memory. Since this is the grand finale of my first ever contest, I’m going to extend the time to enter to 2 weeks rather than one. Quest Bars: If you…

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HOW CAN FRUCTOSE BE BAD IF IT IS IN FRUIT?

That is probably the most frequently asked question I hear when I talk to people about the low-carb lifestyle. Our health organizations tell us that fruits and vegetables are the basis of a healthful diet. They always refer to “fruits and vegetables” as if they are one category and equally beneficial, but they can be as different as candy is from kale. Technically, any part of a plant that contains seeds or is involved in reproduction is a fruit. Leaves, stems, and roots are vegetables.…

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BERRY, BERRY GOOD

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In most fruits, the part that is good for you is the dark skin, not the pale, sweet pulp. Big, juicy, black grapes, purple plums, and deep red cherries, bursting with healthful nutrients are, unfortunately, also bursting with sugar, especially fructose. Most of us are well aware of the dangers of fructose as one study after another links it to fatty liver disease, gout, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, and on and on. Yet most of us continue to think eating fruit…

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NATURAL FRUIT

Here is a picture from a trip we took a few years ago to Brassempouy, the famous excavation site from the Upper Palaeolithic in Aquitaine, France. One of the oldest known human artifacts, a tiny female head carved out of ivory called la dame de Brassem-pouy, was found here. It is dated to 22,000 years ago. . A young archeologist who was attempting to re-create the stone-age settlement was working down below the museum when our party of four visited, and he gave us a…

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CHOCOLATE GRANOLA

CHOCOLATE GRANOLA  I have no idea how many of you have flown off to Paris, found a lover, or been seduced by lemon cakes and baguettes as a result of my reckless suggestion that you visit Molly Wizenberg’s blog, Orangette. I can’t resist an occasional foray into her world, even though it makes me long to be young and perky and witty and full of joie de vivre, but mostly it makes me wish I still had the metabolism to eat like she does. On…

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The Scientific Evidence in Favor of Low Carb for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes Continues to Build

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The American Diabetes Association has opened the floodgates by finally admitting that low-carbohydrate diets are “as effective for weight management as low-fat.” This dramatic turn-around was part of its 2008 clinical practice recommendations. The headline on Adam Campbell’s story about the ADA’s lukewarm endorsement was, “Apparently, Hell Just Froze Over.” Here’s the link for Adam’s article: http://thefitnessinsider.menshealth.com/2007/12/apparently-hell.html Now that people have officially been given permission to try a diet that naturally lowers blood glucose and insulin levels, there will be no going back. It will…

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Schedule of Events

Better TV Taping: I just returned from a very exciting trip to New York to tape a video for Better TV. I made chocolate-covered strawberries, sugar-free of course, with show host Audra Lowe. As soon as I find out when and where the show will air, I will let you know. The video will also be featured on the Better TV Website. You can preview my recipe on my Website at http://www.carbwarscookbook.com/choc_dipped.html What’s Cooking Show Rescheduled: I am scheduled (the third time is a charm,…

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