Is The “Obesity Crisis” Just a Disguise For a Deeper Problem?

What if obesity has nothing to do with eating too much? Peter Attia, MD, President and co-Founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, says we don’t know enough about the science of weight gain, and that clinicians — and society — should stop blaming the victims.  

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Fasting and Its Impact on Skin Anatomy, Physiology, and Physiopathology

Skin serves as the first protective line and barrier of the body. Like many other organs, skin can be affected by several disorders in response to external factors such as pathogens, ultraviolet light, and pollution, as well as endogenous alterations related to aging and/or oxidative stress disturbance. Researchers have reported new insights into how skin […]

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Impact of Sleep on Appetite Regulation

Sleep duration seems to play an important role in the regulation of human leptin and ghrelin levels, hunger and appetite. Differences in energy balance between sleep restriction and sleep extension do not entirely explain the differences in appetite regulation since the laboratory studies kept energy intake and activity levels constant for both bedtime conditions.Sleep loss […]

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Dr. Sheila Cook – ‘Back to the Future: A low carbohydrate diet in Type 1 Diabetes’

Dr Sheila Cook is the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Toowoomba Hospital, and Deputy Director of Clinical Training at the University of Queensland Rural Clinical School, Toowoomba. She completed her specialist endocrine and obstetric medicine training in Brisbane and since arriving at Toowoomba Hospital in 2006, she has established the Diabetes in Pregnancy Clinic, […]

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Fasting: Awakening the Rejuvenation from Within | Valter Longo

An enlightening and provocative presentation is given by Valter Longo updating audience on the benefits of fasting for life-extension. Dr. Valter Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California – Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo’s studies […]

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Targeting Metabolism with A Ketogenic Diet During the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Retrospective data suggests that low serum glucose levels during the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) may improve clinical outcomes. As such, many patients are implementing a ketogenic diet (KD) in order to decrease serum glucose flux while simultaneously elevating circulating ketones during radiation therapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of GBM. With IRB approval, a […]

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Calories, Carbohydrates, and Cancer Therapy

Aggressive tumors typically demonstrate a high glycolytic rate, which results in resistance to radiation therapy and cancer progression via several molecular and physiologic mechanisms. Intriguingly, many of these mechanisms utilize the same molecular pathways that are altered through calorie and/or carbohydrate restriction. Furthermore, poorer prognosis in cancer patients who display a glycolytic phenotype characterized by […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique

Two-thirds of women 40-59 years old are overweight and more than 1/2 are obese. Intermittent fasting can help women lose weight effectively. And can have profound impact on bio-physical profiles, but also improved self esteem and interpersonal relationships. It is easy to implement, it is inexpensive and flexible. Cynthia is a Western medicine trained nurse […]

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The Impact of Dietary Changes in the Context of Modern Medicine

Medical talk will be around diet in the context of treatments of heart disease. Main topics to be covered: 1. Coronary stents, 2. Statins (primary and secondary prevention) 3. Communication of risk/informed consent 4. WHO figures on CVD 5. Smoking and heart disease 6. Saturated fat and heart disease 7. Tom Frieden’s CDC-health impact pyramid […]

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Researchers Discover How Eating Feeds into the Body Clock

New research has found it is not just what you eat, but when you eat that is important, knowledge which could improve the health of shift workers and people suffering from jet lag. The MRC-funded study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first to identify insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the […]

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