CAN COCONUT KETONES PREVENT AND TREAT ALZHEIMER’S?

CAN COCONUT KETONES PREVENT AND TREAT ALZHEIMER'S? (carbwarscookbooks.com)

A Personal Story: A close relative called me recently to tell me that her husband had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was rapidly getting worse. His doctor told them there was no cure and recommended he take Aricept, a drug that he said would not stop the progression of the disease, but might help him function slightly better than he would without it. The prescription was very expensive and she asked if I knew anything about it and if I thought it was worth…

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HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PERIOD ON A LOW CARB DIET? IT’S NOT THE DIET, IT’S THE FLAX.

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I saw this coming. I hate to say, “I told you so,” but I’ve been warning about this for a long time. Low-carb and Paleo diets are taking the blame for a problem caused by eating too much flax. Naturopath, Dr. Lara Briden, gave a presentation at The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand symposium on women’s reproductive health. She reported that she was concerned about the number of young women who have lost their periods on a low-carb diet. “It is real and it is happening,” she says…

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FLAX: THE ULTIMATE SUPERFOOD?

Breakfast Bites from Louise’s Foods Little bags of tasty, grain-free cereal and granola from a company called FlaxGold were included in the swag bags everyone received at check-in on the last Low-Carb Cruise. The main ingredient was, as you may have guessed, flax. Flax has become popular in diet foods where it is used to lower the calories and increase the fiber. It is also used as a zero-carb thickener and flour substitute in low-carb recipes and flax oil is sold as an omega-3 supplement. Many low-carbers are eating flax in…

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HALF-PRICE OFFER ENDS THURSDAY

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The discount code for the half-price offer on EZ-Sweetz is not working for the 6-pack of .75 oz bottles on Amazon, but it seems to be OK for other sizes. However, the same code can be used to order from the EZ-Sweetz website. Go to http://www.ez-sweetzstore.com/servlet/Categories?category=Shop+Online and type the promotional code ezsweetz into the box. The shipping from the website is only $.99, so that’s a plus! Offer ends at 11:59 PM tonight. (They are on the East Coast, so I assume that means Eastern Standard Time.) JBB I’ve been getting messages…

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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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PRIZE PACKAGE #5 IN THE “NOURISHED” GIVEAWAY

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Today marks the beginning of week #5 in the giveaway to celebrate the launch of my new book, Nourished; A Cookbook for Health, Weight Loss, and Metabolic Balance. THERE WILL AGAIN BE TWO LUCKY WINNERS! Each winner will receive: A 12 pack of 10-ounce packages of HOMESTYLE BEEF AND BEAN or CHICKEN AND BEAN CHILI, with a retail value of $32.28. PLUS   A 6-pack of large (0.75-ounce) bottles of EZ-SWEETZ LIQUID SUCRALOSE, with a retail value of $62.99. The total value of each of the two prize…

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SIX WEEKS OF PRIZES TO CELEBRATE “NOURISHED” #2

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Prize Package #2:   A Gift Basket of Products from LC Foods. Retail value – $55.86 PLUS 21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: How The Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle Changed Everything I Thought I Knew, by Jimmy Moore, 2009. List Price -$27.99 LC Foods Gift Basket: The science is clear, but the stores are still full of non-fat, low-fat, and low-calorie “diet” foods, while low-carb items are hard to find and usually disappointing. What should be the world’s easiest diet, one that never leaves you hungry,…

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SERIOUSLY FUNNY CEREAL

Food blogger, Kiri Tannenbaum, (www.delish.com) posted this story about an art installation at a Ralph’s supermarket in Venice, CA. Artist Ron English’s entertaining statement about a serious subject is titled, “Popaganda.” Artist’s Cereal-Box Stunt Makes a Real Point About Sugary CereaOctober 13, 2011 at 8:58AM by Kiri Tannenbaum On the heels of a restaurant serving diners on Sadaam Hussein’s plates comes another clever stunt. This time it’s on cereal boxes. If you live in the Los Angeles area and happen to be perusing the cereal aisle at the…

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LC FOODS: GREAT NEWS! YOUR LOW CARB LIFE IS ABOUT TO GET BETTER

Glen Frederich in 2009, at 375 pounds Glen and Elise Frederich in 2010 Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. undergo gastric bypass surgery. Candidates for the procedure are routinely put on a low-carb diet to lose weight and reduce fatty liver disease to help them survive the operation; afterwards, they must continue to avoid sugar and starch to prevent a painful condition called “dumping” and to keep from regaining weight. It is at this stage that they frequently invite someone like…

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VANILLA BEANS I CAN ACTUALLY USE!

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I was testing a vanilla pots de creme recipe a few days ago and went to my cupboard for a vanilla bean from my hoard. I say “hoard” because that’s what I do with vanilla beans. The ones I’ve bought in the past came in packages of two beans that cost me dearly. So much, that I could never bring myself to actually use one. So, here I was, finally, with a recipe that looked like it might be worthy of the sacrifice, and what…

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