Major Depression and Impaired Glucose Tolerance

Hypercortisolism is a frequent endocrine sign in major depression and cortisol is a well-known anti-insulinergic hormone. Impaired oral glucose tolerance has already been described in major depression. However, thus far no information is available on spontaneous, circadian insulin secretion in patients. We studied 26 depressed inpatients along with 33 age- and sex-matched controls. Blood samples […]

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The Nervous System and Metabolic Dysregulation

A link between metabolism and brain function is clear. Since ancient times, epileptic seizures were noted as treatable with fasting, and historical observations of the therapeutic benefits of fasting on epilepsy were confirmed nearly 100 years ago. Shortly thereafter a high fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD) debuted as a therapy to reduce seizures. This strict regimen […]

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Government Is Helping to Feed the Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is rampant in Texas. Two million residents have the condition, and that figure is expected to shoot up by another million by 2030. The disease generally afflicts those with unlucky genes who eat poorly. But unhealthy diets are not entirely the fault of Texans. Federal dietary guidelines are based on weak science. […]

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How Do Carbohydrates Impact Your health? – Richard J. Wood

The things we eat and drink on a daily basis can impact our health in big ways. Too many carbohydrates, for instance, can lead to insulin resistance, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. But what are carbs, exactly? And what do they do to our bodies? Richard J. Wood […]

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Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight – Robert Lustig

While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar’s many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into […]

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The Miracle of Vitamin K and The End of Osteoporosis

Vitamin K2 comes from animals that eat grass. American farms industrialized in the mid 1900’s and our animals were moved from pastures where they ate grass to feedlots where they were fed corn and beans. Our K2 intake in America plummeted, probably by 80-90%. Now, American women break their bones at 80 times the rate […]

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Ketogenic Diet For Cancer, Epilepsy & Diabetes With Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Is the ketogenic diet for cancer healthy? Does it prevent epilepsy, seizures and diabetes? Dr. Dominic D’Agostino talks about the keto diet for not just preventing cancer but also treating it. The ketogenic diet helps to stop cancer cells from using sugar to grow and even causes apoptosis (cell death) in certain instances. Dr. Dom […]

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Starving Cancer: Dominic D’Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

Dr. D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed […]

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