Sugar Linked with Cancer

The American diet isn’t so sweet — as sugar-laden eating habits are linked to an increased chance of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers at The University of Texas: MD Anderson Cancer Center gave groups of mice four different diets, and found that at 6 months old, rodents eating the largest amount of […]

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Dr. Dominic D’Agostino returns: ketones and inflammation, anti-aging, overeating, and more…

  Dr. Dominic D’Agostino returns to the podcast after 3 years. We discussed a number of cool topics, check the time-stamps below! 01:56 New, exciting topics within ketogenic research 06:31 Inflammation, and the anti-inflammatory aspects of the diet. 10:58 Anti-aging effects of the ketogenic diet 13:52 The appetite suppressing effects of the ketogenic diet 17:28 Why […]

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Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0

Dr. Robert Lustig, UCSF Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, updates his very popular video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system. In it, he discusses the metabolic influence of sugar and processed foods on obesity and related diseases. He also […]

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What Are Ketone Bodies

If you eat a calorie-restricted diet for several days, you will increase the breakdown of your fat stores. However, many of your tissues cannot convert these fatty acid products directly into ATP, or cellular energy. In addition, glucose is in limited supply and must be reserved for red blood cells — which can only use […]

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Ideas for Keto Breakfast: Keto Waffles

Ingredients 5 eggs separated 4 tbs coconut flour 3-5 tbs granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice, to taste 1 tsp baking powder 1-2 tsp vanilla 3 tbs full fat milk 125g/ 4.5 oz butter melted First bowl. Whisk the egg whites until firm and form stiff peaks. Second bowl Mix the egg yolks, coconut flour, […]

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How sugar affects the brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets […]

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Bread and Mental Disease

Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’ condition. Here we attempt to help correct this situation by reviewing, in non-technical, plain English, how cereal grains—the world’s most abundant […]

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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty […]

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