Sugar Is Public Enemy Number One

Dr Aseem Malhotra is no doubt leading the global anti-sugar campaign. In this video he describes why he believes that ‘Sugar is public enemy number one’. The Cape Times Sugar Free Breakfast in partnership with Harmony Addictions Clinic was held in Cape Town, South Africa with speakers Prof Tim Noakes, Dr Caryn Zinn and Karen […]

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How Metabolism and Brain Activity are Linked

A new study shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet. The findings reveal that metabolism controls the processes that inhibit brain activity, such as that involved in convulsions. […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism of Dieting and Fasting

Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Source: ScienceDaily: Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature […]

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Ketone Body Acetoacetate Buffers Methylglyoxal via a Non-enzymatic Conversion during Diabetic and Dietary Ketosis

Researchers have made a discovery that could explain why a low-carb, high-fat diet can promote healthy aging and prevent age-related diseases. Previous studies have shown that eating less sugar and more healthy fat can protect against type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer, but the mechanics behind this metabolic process have been unclear. Now, researchers have observed a detoxification system in […]

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Reverse Engineering Epilepsy’s ‘Miracle’ Diet

Researchers link seizure resistance to a protein that modifies cellular metabolism in the brain. The findings, which shed light on the extremely low-carb ketogenic diet, may lead to the development of new treatments for epilepsy. ScienceDaily: Reverse engineering epilepsy’s ‘miracle’ diet Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have proposed an answer, linking resistance […]

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Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones. Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?” University Health News: Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages A […]

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Fueling the Alzheimer’s Brain

In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there are early significant deficits in glucose utilization that become increasingly severe as disease progresses. Clinical Neurology News: Fueling the Alzheimer’s brain with fat Most reports from early-onset AD animal models find that these energy deficits are largely due to defects in mitochondrial complex IV and V, and possibly related to mitochondrial fusion and fission […]

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Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer

A single night of interrupted sleep causes an increase in brain proteins believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease, researchers reported. NBC News: Here’s How Sleep Loss Can Affect Alzheimer’s They believe their research shows that sleep helps the body clear away the compounds, called amyloid and tau, and that interrupting sleep may allow too much of them […]

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Too Much Sugar Could Increase Depression Risk in Men

Men who consume a lot of added sugar in drinks, cakes and confectionery run an increased risk of depression, according to a new study. The Guardian: Too much sugar could increase depression risk in men, study suggests Researchers from University College London (UCL) looked at sugar in the diet and common mental health problems in a […]

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