Amanda Atkins has been happily retired from the reinsurance industry for many years
My interest in the creative arts was sparked as a relative youngster with a venture into sponsorship of Music Theatre London , specialising in bringing classic opera and related topics to new audiences. Some of those we translated into film including La Boheme and can be purchased via the film catalogue links.
That branched into light drama including In Love with Alma Cogan working with Capriol films which can be accessed via the film catalogue links before deciding to get involved in a bigger way with Provenance a drama produced by Afinia and largely set in France , which went on to win Best Film and Best Supporting Actor awards at the Madrid International Film Festival with nominations for the lovely and talented Charlotte Vega as best actress.
The relationship with Parkland Pictures began from there and culminated in the Nov 2019 agreement to collaborate more formally including distribution of The Biggest Little Farm and myriad other films as shown in the film catalogue links.
Since Provenance, I have commissioned writing from drama, to horror to comedy from promising talented people to help them achieve their goals in film making and provided funding to new films in horror , drama and documentaries that need to be told- especially in the nutrition space . Some of that is purely philanthopic, some more commerical in nature. It depends on the project.
The Creeping, has finally been officially released after a Covid hiatus. For this film I worked with the talented Jamie Hooper and Helen Miles from Cryptograph and Ben Hecking, this time as cinematographer. its great to see it having won Best Film , Best Indie Film and Best Director at Kansas Panic Fest with nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Feature , Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography In the upcoming Houston Festival. The film is in many more festivals so watch this space.
Haar is now under development, Ben is director again this time, ably supported by a largely Hungarian crew and starring Kate Kennedy, currently receiving acclaim as Kai-125 https://decider.com/2022/05/19/halo-season-1-finale-kai-125-kate-kennedy/
Nutrition Health & Sustainability.
A personal diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes rather focuses one's mind. In my case very heavily on the role of nutrition. You can find out more about how I reversed my own T2 diabetes ( 5 years now) on the health tab. which also includes some key sources of information for you to look things up yourself
From a personal perspective I'm getting on a bit , so I'm focussed on helping others get things off the ground too and helping sort out the global nutrition mess we are faced with .
The core of good nutrition is quality foods including animal proteins produced from grazing on nutrient rich soils. It is fortunate that the very same elements that create good health for humans and the animals that rely upon us , is also good for the planet. The Biggest Little Farm and Sacred Cow demonstrate that wonderfully well. Its a pity that the current narrative says the precise opposite!
I have become involved in a number of nutrition related ventures including Fat Fiction, ( T2) Fat : a Documentary with Vinnie Torterich ( trainer to the stars !) the Diabetes Solution ( T1) and the much anticipated Food Lies series out soon.
The goal for FAT FICTION was to get it out far and wide. We are pleased that we are now getting close to 2 million views on you tube having now made it freely available. Interest in metabolic health as the cause of underlying disfunction is growing both scientifically and amongst the general public. Its a pity that public health is largely still sticking its head in the sand!
I have also become a founding member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners, based in the US and focusingoon the role of nutrition in achieving metabolic health (link below) I support the Citizens Science Foundation project looking into the role of LDL cholesterol in a low carb context " Lean Mass Hyper Responders " . That project should help clarify whether " high cholesterol " is really the cause of heart disease , though again whether anyone will believe it , will be interesting to see. (Link below)
FInally I am proud to be working with Nina Teicholz on the reverse T2 Foundation a legacy project for Dr Sarah Hallberg, a young, slim, fit, non smoker who fell victim to lung cancer now increasing particuarlarly in younger women . Dr Sarah is a legend in the nutrition world with her TedX talk now nearing 10 million views. Hopefully we can use her numerous lectures to help medical practitioners gain a better understanding of metabolic health,
Good health is a function of good food, sunshine and contentment. All available in abundance in Malta .
You can find out more about our properties available in Malta and our services to those looking to become Digital Nomads based in Malta in the Malta section.
Finally I'm a cat lover, and through C.L.A.W.S. I'm an active member of the local animal welfare community having now rehomed more than 100 . My home is full of pregnant mums all taking advantage of a luxury stay chez Amanda to give birth in peace.
If you want to feel happy cuddle a cat! If you want to make me happy send a donation to
The Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP) represents all researchers and practitioners working to improve metabolic health around the world through education, training, and support of evidence-based nutritional approaches, including carbohydrate restriction, as a valid therapeutic option or intervention.
The question I get asked most often is " but what about my cholesterol ? won't that go up on a Low Carb. diet.
It might, it might not . Studies by Virta Health in the US show that most health markers improve and LDL cholesterol could go either way . read the research for yourself here
For some people LDL does go up. For some, particularly those who are lean and athletic by a lot.
Afinia is assisting finding out whether this matters or not .
If you have high LDL , then maybe this is the place for you to join in and find out .
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