What is Metabolic Syndrome Anyway?

JumpstartMD is a medical practice dedicated to pre-emptive medicine through lifestyle changes and healthy, sustainable weight loss. Personalized program based on proven nutritional science, one-on-one lifestyle counseling and real, fresh food. Founded by Stanford trained physicians and board-certified Diplomates of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. PPO, HSA and FSA reimbursement support provided to patients. […]

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Wheat Is Sugar

Many people have come to believe that the only problem with wheat is gluten. But there are many other issues with wheat that impair health. The amylopectin A carbohydrate of wheat is unique in its digestibility, making it worse than table sugar in its capacity to raise blood sugar, cause insulin resistance, and contribute to […]

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Keto Made Simple

The rapid rise in popularity in Keto Diets has created misconceptions that can make it harder to lose weight, and even cause weight gain. In this talk, Dr. Westman will give examples from the Duke and HEAL Clinics on what can lead people astray, and practical advice on how to correct these misconception.

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Can Ketones Compensate for Deteriorating Brain Glucose Uptake During Aging? Implications for the Risk and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Brain glucose uptake is impaired in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A key question is whether cognitive decline can be delayed if this brain energy defect is at least partly corrected or bypassed early in the disease. The principal ketones (also called ketone bodies), β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, are the brain’s main physiological alternative fuel to glucose. Three […]

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Ketone Bodies as a Therapeutic for Alzheimer’s Disease

An early feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is region-specific declines in brain glucose metabolism. Unlike other tissues in the body, the brain does not efficiently metabolize fats; hence the adult human brain relies almost exclusively on glucose as an energy substrate. Therefore, inhibition of glucose metabolism can have profound effects on brain function. The hypometabolism […]

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Cardiovascular Disease Responses to a Type 2 Diabetes Care Model Including Nutritional Ketosis

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D). We recently reported that glycemic control in patients with T2D can be significantly improved through a continuous care intervention (CCI) including nutritional ketosis. The purpose of this study was to examine CVD risk factors in this cohort. We […]

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A Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Improves Gastroesophageal Reflux and Its Symptoms

Obese patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may experience resolution of symptoms utilizing a very low-carbohydrate diet. The mechanism of this improvement is unknown. This studied aimed to prospectively assess changes in distal esophageal acid exposure and GERD symptoms among obese adults initiating a very low-carbohydrate diet. We studied obese individuals with GERD initiating a […]

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The Role of Magnesium in Depression Treatment

Current treatment options for depression are limited by efficacy, cost, availability, side effects, and acceptability to patients. Several studies have looked at the association between magnesium and depression, yet its role in symptom management is unclear. The objective of this trial was to test whether supplementation with over-the-counter magnesium chloride improves symptoms of depression. An […]

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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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The Cancer Research Dream Team Leader Gives us 2 Minutes on SUGAR

Wondering about sugar…and links to cancer risk? Well there was a Cancer Research “Dream Team” set up many years ago – to really get to the bottom of the disease. And here is its leader, Professor Lewis Cantley. I’ve heard some cancer researchers claim that sugar has little to do with cancer risk – seriously, […]

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