by Jamie Whalley

Here is the report of the cooking session with the Fendfoods team 24/8/16:

Ingredients organic if possible:

Fish — Blue Eyed Cod fillets
Organic Basmati rice
Himilayan Rock Salt
2 Bananas
Silver beet — one leaf
Leggos Organic Tomato paste
AYAM Premium Coconut Cream
Cayenne pepper (spicy)

Boil rice with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In small to medium mixing bowl, while rice is boiling — Mash bananas and mix with Coconut Cream, add 2 table spoons of tomato paste, add desired amount of Cayenne pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. …


Energy is expressed in Kilocalories (Kcal) or Kilojoules (kj).
The amount of energy you need per day depends on your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) PLUS the amount of energy you use during physical activity and is often called your Total Daily Energy Expenditure or Requirement (TDEE).

The RDI’s for energy shown here are population-based average estimates ONLY and don’t reflect large individual differences due to extra exercise or intense physical work or no physical activity at all, i.e. bedridden.

Our free RMR and TDEE calculator enables you to calculate your TDEE much more accurately.

RMR and BMI Calculator

Upcoming posts will show foods that…


This is a simple but accurate infographic of “why we need Niacin”.

See more about Niacin on our sister site — Toxno
How much Niacin do I need
Vegan Food Sources of Niacin
Animal Food Sources of Niacin

Most people now know that antioxidants are important. The human body has evolved ways to recycle crucial antioxidants like Vitamin C and Glutathione. Otherwise, we would never keep up with their dietary intake. Niacin is required to help regenerate 3 pivotal antioxidants.

Alcohol and Niacin have an interesting relationship. Too much alcohol intake to often will result in a shift in different…


Optimal Nutrition helps prevent Insulin Resistance (IR) and Diabetes

When speaking about health and nutrition, we often find it hard to believe that a serious disease like diabetes can be positively influenced by our inner nutrient balance.

Key Nutrients

Nutrients are now known to play key roles in the prevention, and the minimisation of symptoms and side effects of diabetes and insulin resistance include but not limited to; Chromium, Fibre, Omega 3 Fish Oils, Vitamin C and E, Vitamin B3, B6 and Biotin, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, Potassium and Protein/Exercise . Recently studies have shown optimising Vitamin D is also important.

Also, several herbs and contingent nutrients have been used…


Here is a link to a website that one of the Fendfood contributors is in the process of developing. Some fascinating information and the following quote is from the site founder, Donald Hampson

In recent years, nutritionists and the general public have come to regard foods as more than just sources of energy and essential nutrients. Certain minor components of foods are now recognised for their health-promoting properties. The antioxidant properties of many phytochemicals, in particular, have received considerable amount of attention, for their roles in alleviating the effects of some of the chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers.

Bush Tucker (bush foods) harvested at Alice Springs Desert Park. From Tourism NT via WikiMedia


This simple article from Toxno by Hartmut Gunther looks our current understanding around the issue of fluoride in drinking water and the resultant health effects on humans, particularly children.


Update 28th June 2016 — Sophie’s Birthday

I love angel (the dog)

Sophie and Zac are currently in Samara, Costa Rica


Picture by Hartmut Günther — Mt Tamborine, QLD 2010

Definition of opinion… “a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge”. Comes from the latin opinari — to think or believe. It can also mean “a statement of advice by an expert on a professional matter”

Everyone is entitled to an opinion. However, some opinions might best be left floating in the vacuum of space between our ears and only audible to the solitary inhabitant of that space. Best not to put the tongue into gear or touch that keyboard.

Why? Opinions with less weight and value than the odor from a steaming turd…

Hartmut Michael Günther

Scientist, Clinician, Researcher & Writer. Making hard to understand science simple. www.toxtest.com.au |

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