More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes

Diabetes growth rate steady, adding to health care burden   More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new reportCdc-pdf released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have […]

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Substantial and Sustained Improvements in Blood Pressure, Weight and Lipid Profiles from a Carbohydrate Restricted Diet: An Observational Study of Insulin Resistant Patients in Primary Care

Hypertension is the second biggest known global risk factor for disease after poor diet; perhaps lifestyle interventions are underutilized? In a previous small pilot study, it was found that a low carbohydrate diet was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure, weight, ‘deprescribing’ of medications and lipid profiles. We were interested to investigate if these […]

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Why We Get Fat

Gary Taubes is an award-winning journalist and author of “Why We Get Fat: And What to do About It.” Here, he speaks on “Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional, Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease” at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union on April 12, 2011.  

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Fructose as A Key Player in the Development of Fatty Liver Disease

We aimed to investigate whether increased consumption of fructose is linked to the increased prevalence of fatty liver. The prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is 3% and 20% in nonobese and obese subjects, respectively. Obesity is a low-grade chronic inflammatory condition and obesity-related cytokines such as interleukin-6, adiponectin, leptin, and tumor necrosis factor-α may play […]

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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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Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Watch “The Skinny on Obesity” with Dr. Lustig: http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini […]

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Fatty Liver: How to Fix It

You may think of Fatty LIver as a disease that affects over-weight old people, but that’s wrong. We now have teenagers in the U.S. on the liver transplant list due to Fatty Liver Disease caused by their diet. Not caused by alcohol or over-dose or hepatitis, but by their D.I.E.T! Fatty LIver is Entirely cause […]

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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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‘Fructose and Fat – Fact or Fashion’ – Dr Gary Fettke Part 2 – How to make the change

Sugar and Polyunsaturated Seed Oils combine in our diet to create inflammation in every organ of the body resulting in obesity and most modern disease. Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who explains the problem in an easy to understand format.    

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Disease-Causing Effects of High Carbohydrate Diets

Whilst evidence accumulates that high carbohydrate diets are associated with increased rates of obesity and diabetes, there is growing evidence that a range of other conditions including dementia and cancer may also have their origins in high carbohydrate diets. In this presentation I will present the scientific evidence as it currently is, linking high carbohydrate […]

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