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Tuesday, 12 July 2011
All Type 2 Diabetics (which includes Cro) will have learned by now about the 600 calories per day diet, and the curative properties of nuts. If by chance you haven't; Google will provide.
It seems that two months of near starvation (which I consider 600 calories to be), combined with 2 oz mixed nuts per day, and the diabetes literally disappears (or so they assure me).
I've not yet followed the diet, but in exchange for a lifetime of tablets, or even jabs, a two month diet seems very little.
One part of the diet I AM following (and pretty much always have done) is to eat about 8 to 10 walnuts a day, and drink a teaspoon of delicious walnut oil each morning. Above is all that's now left of my 2010 walnut crop, so when all are finished I shall simply have to double my morning intake of oil.
As you can also see above, I usually buy two types of walnut oil. One is an expensive artisanally produced oil (the one I drink), and the other a more standard commercial product, which is perfectly good in its way for salads etc. My favourite use for the oil, however, is drizzled liberally onto tepid, salted, new potatoes. Heaven.
*One of the downfalls of an old house is that they need lots of money
spending on them, maintaining all of the boring things ..... we are having
4 weeks ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!