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The Secrets of Sugar – the fifth estate, CBC Canada, 2014
Another great documentary to understand the link between sugar, obesity, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease and again an upsetting proof of a food & sugar lobby in denial since 1971/1972.
If you like read further:
(…) The story begins in 1971. Richard Nixon was facing re-election. The Vietnam war was threatening his popularity at home, but just as big an issue with voters was the soaring cost of food. If Nixon was to survive, he needed food prices to go down, and that required getting a very powerful lobby on board – the farmers. Nixon appointed Earl Butz, an academic from the farming heartland of Indiana, to broker a compromise. Butz, an agriculture expert, had a radical plan that would transform the food we eat, and in doing so, the shape of the human race. (…)
Quote taken from Jacques Peretti, the Guardian, UK, 2012.
Read full article: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jun/11/why-our-food-is-making-us-fat
I read again about the combination of coffee and coconut oil in various sources. So I have been trying it out since a week with great success in terms of feeling energized and working long hours or exercising! But since today I have adjusted the coffee brand I use to Yirga Cheffe a precious Coffee from Ethiopia. But why?
I like Yirga Cheffe since quite a while, but didn’t bother getting more when the shop around the corner did not have it any more. In my view it a a very rich and diverse aroma and has not too much acid. I was reassured that coffee is a major player in metabolizing fat. And I read that is does matter what kind of coffee you drink and that the way it has been washed and dried and stored makes a big difference: It avoids the possibility that it contains mold, which is not good, since its toxic. (mold = dt. Schimmel). So I went and bought 1kg of whole beans. I only later found out that storing beans at home, is also quite a challenge. Some Pro’s buy only small quantities of freshly roasted beans to avoid loosing its rich aroma. Coffee beans really attract humidity and other aromas (and can be used to dry the inside of your car and get rid of bad smell e.g.). Anyhow I have my 1 kg beans and I will keep it in the original package with a clip to close it real good. I will not put it into the fridge, nor the freezer.
Why this energy booster of “coffee + coconut oil” can help with Headache or Migraine?
For all of you who have not come across the idea that Peter Mersch suggests with his book (in German only, btw. that’s why I have my website also in English ;) – you can find an extract of his book as PDF: Migräne – Heilung ist möglich” by Peter Mersch here. (engl. it may be translated as “Migraine – Cure is possible” by Peter Mersch). // I must say I have not read the whole book, but it was my precious starting point for further research in various sources and I was able to protect myself from being a migraine victim for the rest of my life. And this LowCarb Lover website is the outcome of my own interwoven and knotted web of information I found and put together and methods I tested.
Anyhow I quickly explain the connection Peter Mersch suggested between migraine seizures and blood sugar or glycogen. The basic assumptions are:
*I apologies for misspelling and typos. I am a non-native.*
While you have your coffee maybe briefly go here. There is already a congress on exactly that energy management approach: http://anh-europe.org/news/anh-intl-feature-build-your-energy-reserve-or-age-prematurely-and-die-early / I did not go but I would if I could. ;)
Adding coconut oil to your morning coffee can be a real energy boost. Coconut Oil contains medium-chain triglycerides that quickly transform into energy. :) and it tastes nice.
Adding coconut oil to your coffee is not all new – but might still sound crazy to some people.
But a LowCarb or Ketogenic orientated Lifestyle takes you to new places and new perspectives towards any kind of nutrition: To live LowCarb means to manage your ENERGY. It means looking at any food as an energy carrier and realizing that you can be that creative investigator and manager on getting the energy and ingredients that do best for your own body.
Its a little bit like being your own lowcarb alchemist. :) Keep exploring, keeping looking under the skin of your food, dishes and habits. Try to see what is IN it and what kind of energy your body will GET FROM IT. Read, research, explore, learn, develop and listen to your body!
Drinking Alcohol & Blood Sugar Levels
A very common question is asked by people with diabetes – If I drink alcohol will it lower my blood sugars?
It depends a lot on how much alcohol one drinks.
Some people who have diabetes can safely drink moderate amounts of alcohol, but for others any amount of alcohol intake can have very negative health consequences.
Alcohol has a different effect in different people. Drinks such as Beer, some wines, and Alco Pops contain carbohydrates, and will make blood sugars go up while you’re drinking, but generally blood sugar will drop later.
The reason blood sugars drop later is due to the liver not being able to produce glucose (glycogen) that the body needs when blood sugars are low because it’s too busy processing the alcohol.
The liver is not very good at multi-tasking.
When blood sugar levels drop, the liver usually begins to produce glucose from stored carbohydrates to compensate. But drinking alcohol blocks the liver’s ability to do this.
The liver treats alcohol as a toxin and works to rid the body of alcohol as quickly as possible. The liver will not produce glucose again until the alcohol has been processed and cleared from the body.
Normally, if you haven’t eaten for a while, your body uses its liver stores of glucose (glycogen) for energy. In addition, alcohol can increase or prolong the action of your insulin or oral agents. In fact, the glucose-lowering action of alcohol can last 8 to 12 hours after you had your last drink.
Delayed low blood sugars (hypoglycemia) may occur up to 16 hours after heavy drinking. So if you overdo it, keep your blood glucose levels topped up with carbohydrate. After drinking, make sure you have carbohydrate before you go to bed and at breakfast, and monitor your blood glucose levels closely.
Exercise can also decrease blood sugar levels — because the liver takes glucose from the blood and sends it to the muscles — drinking immediately following exercise is likely to accelerate the blood sugar dropping process.
Spirits, which have a high alcohol concentration and little carbohydrate, can drive blood sugar levels down quickly and profoundly, especially when taken on an empty stomach.
The same advice applies to anyone whether they have diabetes or not – It’s not a good idea to drink alcohol on an empty stomach as the alcohol will be absorbed into your blood stream too quickly
Drinking for example a few beers will cause the blood sugar to go up a bit at first, although the overall effect will be for it to go down, so you need to eat before you drink, while you are drinking and afterwards. Having a couple of bags of crisps with your drinks and some cereal or toast when you get home isn’t any different from what your friends will be doing. Alcohol puts their blood sugars down too so they’ll be hungry as well.
Drinking 1 bottle of beer with your meal should be counted as part of the meal’s total carbs, and shouldn’t do anything towards lowering blood sugars.
I don’t know who to thank for this handy list, but some may find it helpful:
You can also use sites like: www.calorieking.com to determine the carbs in your favorite tipple.
Lecker frisch und LowCarb Optionen. Suppen Salate und nicht zu teuer und sonnig.
Hinter S Bahn Friedrichstr Ecke Georgenstr.
Es gibt wohl Menschen, mit einem Gendefekt, deren Körper Glukose nicht in Fett verstoffwechselt, sondern ausscheidet.
Durch Medikamente herbeigeführt soll dieses Prinzip nun für Diabetiker möglich werden. D.h. durch Medikamente wird der Körper dazu veranlasst den “Zucker” mit dem Urin auszuscheiden. Leider macht die viele Glukose im Urin dann andere Entzündungen Tor und Tür auf. Interessanter Artikel – in meinen Augen jedoch eher eine Symptombekämpfung.
Stoffwechselerkrankung: Den Urin versüßen und Diabetes mildern – FAZ.NET
(…)Für eine neue Strategie gegen die Zuckerkrankheit stand ein seltener Gendefekt Pate. Substanzen, die diesen Gendefekt beim Typ-2-Diabetiker imitieren, sind…(…)
4 eggs, tomato, olives, zuccini, sour creme and some milk. 1carrot. 10min in pan > ready.
(…) Lupinensamen enthalten hochwertiges Eiweiß, das sowohl als Ersatz für importiertes Soja im Viehfutter (nicht für Pferde) als auch in der menschlichen Ernährung (nur ungiftige Zuchtsorten) eingesetzt wird. Die Nutzung der Lupine wurde durch die Züchtung von Sorten mit wesentlich geringeren Anteilen an Bitterstoffen und Giftstoffen (sogenannten Süßlupinen) ab Anfang der 1930er Jahre erheblich erleichtert. Süßlupinen sind durch die Bitterstoffarmut aber anfälliger für Krankheiten und Schädlinge. (…)
Foto: self-made by Hedi Schäfer
Original: de.wikipedia.org 12:33, 6. Jan. 2009 . . 465×620 (143 KB) . . MadeleineSchäfer
Ongoing debate over how to testing precisely your ketones? Urine vs Blood and now two Blood Testers compared here:
(Read on & Source) http://tpt.to/U6Pf1
Salad with Flowers: Cucumber (Gurke), Parsley (Petersilie) and Flowers & Herbs (Kräuter und Blumen) from the Bio-Laden (Organic Food Store) – Olive Oil / Vinegar / Salt / Pepper
Schwarze leckere Belugalinsen GL ca. 12-14?
(…sollte ähnlich, wie bei anderen Linsen sein.)
Buchweizen, Vollkorn (dunkles Korn) 28
Müsli, ohne Zucker 25
Reis, Langkorn 45
Sojabohnen (getrocknet) 4,4
Weiße Bohnen, Perlbohnen 7
Bohnen, grün 1,5
Bohnen, rot 5,6
Bohnen, rot (Dose) 6,4
Bohnen, schwarz 15,2
Bohnenkerne, grün (Flageolet) 3,9
Dicke Bohnen, gekocht 8,8
Dicke Bohnen, roh 4,4
Limabohnen (getrocknet) 4,1
Linsen (getrocknet) 14,5
Linsen, braun 12
Linsen, gelb 12
Linsen, grün 10
Weiße Bohnen, Perlbohnen 7
Ok, its not reeeearlly lowlowcarb but tastes and feels great. Prawns rapped in Baklava with green…
Turkish Restaurant in Pappelallee PBerg, Berlin.