Soda Companies Targeting Young People in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Says Report


Soda sales are crashing in developed countries. So what should the soda industry do? Simple, according to a new report, they do as the tobacco industry.

With soda sales in a tailspin in the United States, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are borrowing a page from the tobacco industry playbook and investing heavily to boost consumption in low- and middle-income countries.

At least now the developed world have a chance to turn the obesity and diabetes epidemics around. In low-income countries the worst is likely yet to come.

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Meet the Robin Hood of Science


Here’s a remarkable story about a woman who is making all the medical science in the world available to anyone. Without having to pay $30 per article, of which the researchers get nothing (it goes to the giant corporations that control prestigious journals).

Big Think: Meet the Robin Hood of Science

The Atlantic: The Research Pirates of the Dark Web

I can’t even imagine how much good this can do for curious people who are not rich, like people in developing countries.

Of course I had to test it and, yes, it works, blindingly fast. It’s way faster than paying (which usually involves an annoying number of steps).

Some people may have to step up their game. Personally I don’t mind paying for access, I’m fortunate enough to be able to afford it. But it really should be made simpler and more convenient.

Sci-Hub on Twitter

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Sugar Addiction: How to Reach Long-Term Recovery

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Do you want a master class in getting sugar cravings back under control? We’re getting very close to the end of our video course about sugar addiction.

In this part our expert Bitten Jonsson, RN, talks about tips and tricks to finally reach long-term recovery.

Check the whole course out on our member site – free trial available – or start by watching the first part which is available for everyone.

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New Study: Improved Diabetes Control With a Low-Carb Diet

New Australian research finds that people with type 2 diabetes control their disease much better on a low-carb diet.

“The research results are ground breaking,” Associate Professor Grant Brinkworth, principal research scientist at the CSIRO said.

“Health professionals have been divided over the best dietary approach for managing type 2 diabetes, and the ongoing uncertainty is a hotly debated topic amongst clinicians and researchers.

“The most amazing benefit of the low carbohydrate diet was the reduction in the patient’s medication levels, which was more than double the amount than the volunteers following the lifestyle program with the high-carbohydrate diet plan.

“Some of the participants managed to cease their medications altogether, and many described the study as life changing.

CSIRO: Improved Diabetes Control with New Diet

The question is, why is anybody still surprised? Should we not already know this by now?

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How Often Do Low Carbers Eat Non-Low-Carb Foods?

How often do low-carb fans eat non-low-carb foods?

We recently asked our members this question and got 2,278 replies. Here are the results:


As you can see, one in three members eat it daily, while more than half only eat non-low-carb foods once a week or even less often. I think that’s pretty impressive actually.

What ARE low-carb foods? Check out our low-carb foods guide.

To quickly and effortlessly get into the habit of healthy eating, take the Two-Week Low-Carb Challenge.

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An Unhappy Meal


This recent post by Jennifer Lovdahl has been shared about 350,000 times on Facebook:

It’s been 6 years since I bought this “Happy Meal” at McDonald’s. It’s been sitting at our office this whole time and has not rotted, molded, or decomposed at all!!! It smells only of cardboard. We did this experiment to show our patients how unhealthy this “food” is. Especially for our growing children!! There are so many chemicals in this food! Choose real food! Apples, bananas, carrots, celery….those are real fast food.

It’s been argued that cases like these mostly depend of food quickly getting dehydrated, stopping microbial growth. But for some reason that’s usually not what happens to real food I leave lying around.

You could speculate that this tendency to quickly dehydrate depends on a large surface area and a non-solid structure. Perhaps this is one of the factors (beside the carbiness) that makes fast food rapidly digestible and obesogenic.

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Two Examples of a Worldwide Nutrition Revolution

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star86%4 star8%3 star2%2 star4%1 star0%50 ratings1,572 viewsWhile the Noakes trial continue in South Africa (follow on Twitter #NoakesTrial) it’s worth considering what the trial is about. It is, at the end, about the right of people to help their fellow human beings, in the best way they can.

Above you can watch a segment from Professor Noakes’ presentation at the LCHF Convention last year. Two people who have revolutionized their health with the help of Noakes’ advice tell their stories.

It can be argued that these are just anecdotes, that can be ignored, but they really are more than that. Because they are not supposed to happen at all, if conventional wisdom is correct. They are black swans. They – and thousands of people like them – signal that conventional wisdom when it comes to obesity and type 2 diabetes is wrong.

Watch the full presentation

In the full presentation Professor Noakes gives his full defense against his critics. It’s his explanation for how so many experts can all be wrong, and how he can be right.

There’s a simple answer – the bar for evidence has been set far too low, completely ignoring the classic Bradford-Hill criteria. The bar has been set so low in fact, that you can quite easily “prove” that any food causes anything.

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages:

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Dietitians of Canada Calls for the Taxation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages


The momentum for a soda tax is building all over the world. Now even Canadian dietitians are joining in, calling for a tax.

The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – that organizes US dietitians – just recently stopped being paid off by Coca Cola. So perhaps they too can speak their mind soon?

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Pink Herb Butter

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Here's a flavorful butter that goes well with just about anything.

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Diet Pepsi May Cause Cancer – Consumer Watchdog Downgrades it from “Caution” to “Avoid”

Can Diet Pepsi cause cancer? Possibly. It contains the commonly used sweetener Sucralose. A new study shows that this sweetener causes leukemia and related blood cancers in mice, when they consume it long term. Nobody can know for sure if this means some people drinking Pepsi will end up with leukemia, but it’s quite possible.

The findings caused the consumer watchdog CSPI (known for occasionally being very wrong) to downgrade Sucralose from “caution” to “avoid”.

CSPI: CSPI Downgrades Sucralose from “Caution” to “Avoid”

Pepsi must be disappointed. It’s just been 6 months since they changed ingredients from the artificial sweetener Aspartame to Sucralose, launching the “new diet Pepsi“, due to health concerns over Aspartame.

The problem with sweeteners

Other negative effects of artificial sweeteners include making it harder to lose weight, disturbing the gut flora and raising blood sugar.

Of course, diet sodas are still preferable to the sugar-bomb real thing – especially when it comes to weight and metabolic disease.

Massively better options include water, coffee or tea.

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