Review of the Therapeutic Uses of Very-Low-Carbohydrate (Ketogenic) Diets

Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. From the 1960s onwards they have become widely known as one of the most common methods for obesity treatment. PMC: Beyond weight loss: a review of the […]

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The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment for Diverse Neurological Disorders

Dietary and metabolic therapies have been attempted in a wide variety of neurological diseases, including epilepsy, headache, neurotrauma, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, sleep disorders, brain cancer, autism, pain, and multiple sclerosis. Frontiers in Pharmacology: The ketogenic diet as a treatment paradigm for diverse neurological disorders The impetus for using various diets to treat – or […]

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The Ketogenic Diet, Therapy for Glioma

Malignant brain tumors affect people of all ages and are the second leading cause of cancer deaths in children. While current treatments are effective and improve survival, there remains a substantial need for more efficacious therapeutic modalities. The ketogenic diet (KD) – a high-fat, low-carbohydrate treatment for medically refractory epilepsy – has been suggested as […]

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Vitamin K2, Intelligence and the Aging Brain

Vitamin K has been ignored. In the brain it is critically involved with a variety of important brain lipids and proteins. Experimental rats, without K2 can’t navigate mazes. Aging humans with cognitive decline have much lower K2 in their blood. If you want to prevent cognitive decline, taking K2 might be a good idea. It’s […]

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Increases in Physical Activity Result in Diminishing Increments in Daily Energy Expenditure

Exercise is a common component of weight loss strategies, yet exercise programs are associated with surprisingly small changes in body weight. This may be due in part to compensatory adaptations, in which calories expended during exercise are counteracted by decreases in other aspects of energy expenditure. Current Biology: Increases in Physical Activity Result in Diminishing […]

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If Sugar Is Harmless, Prove It

Over the past half-century, the rate of obesity in America has nearly tripled, while the incidence of diabetes has increased roughly sevenfold. It’s estimated that the direct health care costs related to obesity and diabetes in the United States is $1 billion a day, while economists have calculated the indirect costs to society of these […]

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