Food and Heart Health Documentary – What are you Eating?

Interesting  documentary around the foods we eat and how they contribute to Heart Attack risk. LCHF advocates Dr. Aseem Malhotra and Prof Sherif Sultan are in great form. Lots of mixed messages throughout though – the fat situation generally well presented, but fat-phobia lurks and pops up regularly.

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Fasting and Insulin resistance

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those […]

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What is Metabolic Syndrome, and Why are Children Getting It?

Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of at least three of the five following medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Metabolic syndrome is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In the US about a quarter of the adult population have metabolic syndrome, and the prevalence increases with age, with racial […]

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Widowmaker TV Version

Note that the fixes for cardiovascular disease primarily involve lowering hyperinsulinemia (mainly via a well-formulated LCHF diet), adequate Magnesium, optimum Omega3:Omega6 ratio, adequate sun exposure/vitamin D and many others. The movie here mainly mentioned meds, a very small part of the risk-reversal story.

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Ketogenic Diet is Cardioprotective Against Heart Failure

Ketone metabolism is upregulated during heart failure (HF) in mice and humans. However, the functional significance of the upregulated ketone metabolism in the failing heart is poorly understood. Objective: To determine whether a ketogenic diet is protective against pressure-overload-induced heart failure and to demonstrate the underlying mechanism. Methods and Results: C57BL/6J wild-type mice were fed a ketogenic […]

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Mechanisms of action for the medium-chain triglyceride ketogenic diet in neurological and metabolic disorders

High-fat, low-carbohydrate diets, known as ketogenic diets, have been used as a non-pharmacological treatment for refractory epilepsy. A key mechanism of this treatment is thought to be the generation of ketones, which provide brain cells (neurons and astrocytes) with an energy source that is more efficient than glucose, resulting in beneficial downstream metabolic changes, such as increasing adenosine levels, which might […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Before 40 Increases Early Death Risk

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age of 40 increases the risk of early death, according to new research. A UK study has shown those who develop the condition are 2.5 times more likely to pass away at a younger age, compared with those who are diagnosed after the age of 60. While the findings are […]

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