Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty […]

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Ketone Bodies and Brain Health

The effects of ketogenic diets are not limited to seizure prevention. Ketogenic diets have shown beneficial effects and are being studied as therapeutic options for an impressively high range of neurological disorders: cognitive impairment, migraine, pain, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, for example, […]

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Eat Less, Lower Your Calories & Lose Weight Myth

Very interesting video by Dr. Eric Berg. Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, […]

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Bad for Your Brain: Sugar AND Saturated Fat

Diets high in sugar or saturated fat, but not polyunsaturated fat, impaired memory study using energy-matched diets enriched in fat or sugar says: ScienceDirect: The effect of short-term exposure to energy-matched diets enriched in fat or sugar on memory, gut microbiota and markers of brain inflammation and plasticity Highlights • Diets high in sugar or […]

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10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. However, you may not be getting enough of it, even if you eat a healthy diet. Here are 10 health benefits of magnesium that are supported by modern scientific research. 1. […]

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