The Nutritional Benefits of Grass Fed Butter

Dr. Berg talks about the nutritional benefits of grass-fed butter. BENEFITS: 1. Essential fatty acids 2. Fat-soluble vitamins – K2 (takes calcium out of the soft tissues and arteries. Vitamin A is also good in the immune system, the eyes, and the skin. 3. CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) – great for cardiovascular system and weight […]

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Prof. Jeff Volek – ‘The Art and Science of Low Carb Living: Cardio-Metabolic Benefits and Beyond’

Professor Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of ‘The New Atkins for a New You’, ‘The […]

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Saturated Fat, Carbohydrate, and Cardiovascular Disease

A focus of dietary recommendations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention and treatment has been a reduction in saturated fat intake, primarily as a means of lowering LDL-cholesterol concentrations. However, the evidence that supports a reduction in saturated fat intake must be evaluated in the context of replacement by other macronutrients. Clinical trials that replaced saturated […]

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Study Comparing the Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate diet and a Conventional Diet on Inflammation

The purpose of the study is to compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet and a conventional (fat- and calorie-restricted) diet on lipoprotein subfractions and inflammation in severely obese subjects. We compared changes in lipoprotein subfractions and C-reactive protein levels in 78 severely obese subjects, including 86% with either diabetes or metabolic syndrome, who were […]

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The case for low carbohydrate diets in diabetes management

A low fat, high carbohydrate diet in combination with regular exercise is the traditional recommendation for treating diabetes. Compliance with these lifestyle modifications is less than satisfactory, however, and a high carbohydrate diet raises postprandial plasma glucose and insulin secretion, thereby increasing risk of CVD, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity and diabetes. Moreover, the current epidemic of […]

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Chronic Kidney disease and CBD

Cannabidiol could improve the lives of those with kidney disease by multiple pathways as well as reducing difficult symptoms like pain. Other kidney damaging pharmaceuticals can be avoided. Working closely with Pro Health Advisor renal dietitians they have stopped and even reversed CKD in many clients by using diet as medicine and combining with CBD. […]

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Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet

We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. We specifically tested the idea with a 12‐week study comparing two hypocaloric diets (~1,500 kcal): a carbohydrate‐restricted diet (CRD) (%carbohydrate:fat:protein = 12:59:28) […]

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Consumption of Whole Eggs Promotes Greater Stimulation of Postexercise Muscle

Protein in the diet is commonly ingested from whole foods that contain various macro- and micronutrients. However, the effect of consuming protein within its natural whole-food matrix on postprandial protein metabolism remains understudied in humans. OWe aimed to compare the whole-body and muscle protein metabolic responses after the consumption of whole eggs with egg whites […]

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Genetically Determined Favourable Adiposity is Characterized by Lower Liver Fat and Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Hypertension

Recent genetic studies have identified alleles associated with opposite effects on adiposity and risk of type 2 diabetes. We aimed to identify more of these variants and test the hypothesis that such “favourable adiposity” alleles are associated with higher subcutaneous fat and lower ectopic fat. We combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data with genome-wide association […]

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Midlife Hypertension and 20-Year Cognitive Change

Hypertension is a treatable potential cause of cognitive decline and dementia, but its greatest influence on cognition may occur in middle age. The objective of the study was to evaluate the association between midlife (48-67 years of age) hypertension and the 20-year change in cognitive performance. The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort (1990-1992 through 2011-2013) […]

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