The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it?

he Diabetes/Obesity epidemic begins in 1980 three years after the introduction of the low fat dietary advice by the United States Department of Agriculture. In this presentation I present information detailed in my book Obesity, of the factors driving the obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom and globally. Attempts to reverse the obesity epidemic require […]

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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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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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High Metastaticgastric and Breast Cancer Cells Consume Oleic Acid in an AMPK Dependent Manner

Gastric cancer and breast cancer have a clear tendency toward metastasis and invasion to the microenvironment predominantly composed of adipocytes. Oleic acid is an abundant monounsaturated fatty acid that releases from adipocytes and impinges on different energy metabolism responses. The effect and underlying mechanisms of oleic acid on highly metastatic cancer cells are not completely […]

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Quick n Easy Frittata

Sauté in cast iron skillet garlic, onions, asparagus, throw in handful organic spinach and whatever veggies you have on hand.  Add cooked bacon, sausage or ham.Sprinkle cheese on top of veggies, if you do dairy. Season up veggies with good quality salt, fresh cracked pepper and seasoning blend like TJ 21 seasoning saluteWhisk 5 eggs […]

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FREE Webinar: Manage Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Terry Wahls used functional medicine to bring herself back from debilitating MS.  In less than a year, she went from depending on a tilt-recline wheelchair to biking again with her family. Do you find this hard to believe? Do your family, doctors, and specialists say that diet and lifestyle interventions have no place in […]

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The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, adequate-protein, and high-fat diet with a long history of use for the treatment of intractable seizures in children. This dietary therapy has been enjoying increasing popularity in recent years, despite the availability of increasing numbers of new antiepileptic drugs and surgical treatments. The authors review the history of the […]

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Evidence for Inflammation-Associated Depression

This chapter explores the evidence supporting inflammation-associated depression. Data to date suggest a bidirectional relationship between inflammation and depression wherein one process can drive the other. A wealth of animal and clinical studies have demonstrated an association between concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines – specifically interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α – and depressive symptoms. […]

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Neuroinflammation and Psychiatric Illness

Multiple lines of evidence support the pathogenic role of neuroinflammation in psychiatric illness. While systemic autoimmune diseases are well-documented causes of neuropsychiatric disorders, synaptic autoimmune encephalitides with psychotic symptoms often go under-recognized. Parallel to the link between psychiatric symptoms and autoimmunity in autoimmune diseases, neuroimmunological abnormalities occur in classical psychiatric disorders (for example, major depressive, […]

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