Health Networking for Chronic Disease

The Usual Channels We have accepted that your regular networking channels for health may offer some relief, but they won’t offer you anything approaching a cure.  For example, If you are looking to reduce your dependency on medications? Avoid any ‘lifestyle information’ that has the seal of approval from pharmaceutical companies.  If you have diabetes […]

Can We Get Low Carb Help From Dietitians?

Can We Trust Dietitians? Not to re-invent the wheel as Foodmed.net did an in-depth series of articles on the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). These reports questioned in particular whether food industry sponsorship skewed their advice, whether their spokespeople were in touch and not influenced by industry, how there was likely to be dubious media information […]

Is a Very Low Carb Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) Safe?

Reconciling Strange Advice from Dietitians If you are reading these posts, you will remember that we started this journey because we saw a media release that seemed odd. The Dietitian’s Association of Australia (DAA) recommended that ladies with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome should eat more ‘grainy bread’. We found that advice not to be supported […]

The Case for a Low Carbohydrate Diet for PCOS

We are moving through some questions to determine if we should try a Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD) to help with PCOS.  If you have not read them, then you should read the previous posts before this one. In previous posts, we examined the Dietitian’s Association of Australia’s (DAA) press release recommending that ladies […]

DAA Says Increase Carbohydrates

A Cure for PCOS? In our previous post, it seemed there might be a dietary treatment for ‘our’ chronic condition of PCOS. The treatment was a Very Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet (VLCKD). That advice lowers carbohydrate intake against the opinion of the ‘expert’ dietitians (DAA). Before we do that, it is prudent to ask a […]

Taking Responsibility: The Rise of Your Health

Taking Responsibility If the metaphor is “The Death of Experts”, then its companion is “The Rise of Your Health.”  This is how you begin to take responsibility for it. Your Support Network In the matter of chronic disease, it is all about you.  Sure you have a support network of family and friends, but unless they have […]