Low-carb diet propelled Chris Froome to three Tour de France titles

British cyclist Chris Froome won his third Tour de France on Sunday, and a key part of his preparation was eating a low-carb diet. In fact, Froome insists that it was adopting a low-carb diet in 2012 that helped launch his cycling career. He now eats a protein-based diet, but despite profoundly reducing his carbohydrate […]

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Bacon wrapped jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese

Ingredients: 6 jalapeno peppers (about 8 ounces), sliced lengthwise in half with seeds and membranes removed 6 slices bacon, cut widthwise in half 4 ounces cream cheese 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Instructions Add cream cheese to a microwave-safe mixing bowl. Microwave until slightly softened, about 15 seconds. Add cheddar cheese and […]

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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

If you have a brain, you need to know about ketogenic diets. The fact that these specially-formulated low-carbohydrate diets have the power to stop seizures in their tracks is concrete evidence that food has a tremendous impact on brain chemistry and should inspire curiosity about how they work. I first became interested in ketogenic diets as […]

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There is Hope For Chronic Illness | Dr. Terry Wahls

At Sharlin Health and Neurology in Ozark, Missouri, we are excited to have Dr. Terry Wahls explain how Functional Medicine is dramatically changing the trajectory of chronic illness. There is hope, there are solutions and we are thrilled to be helping people just like Terry, to regain their health and life.

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Food Guidelines Are Broken. Why Aren’t They Being Fixed?

Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) release new dietary guidelines that set the agenda for what Americans should eat to maintain a healthy weight, prevent disease and sustain overall wellness. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are intended to make us healthier, but for more than […]

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Fasting Plasma Glucose and Insulin are Determinants of Dietary Weight Loss Success

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, together with colleagues from the University of Colorado, Tufts University, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBER OBN) and Gelesis, Inc., presented new data demonstrating that blood sugar (glucose) and/or fasting insulin should be used to select the right diet, particularly for […]

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Dietary Starch Intake Modifies the Relation Between Copy Number Variation in the Salivary Amylase Gene and BMI

Studies have shown conflicting associations between the salivary amylase gene (AMY1) copy number and obesity. Salivary amylase initiates starch digestion in the oral cavity; starch is a major source of energy in the diet. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Dietary starch intake modifies the relation between copy number variation in the salivary amylase gene and […]

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Comparison of a Low-Fat Diet to a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss, Body Composition, and Risk Factors for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Overweight and obese men and women (24-61 yr of age) were recruited into a randomized trial to compare the effects of a low-fat (LF) vs. a low-carbohydrate (LC) diet on weight loss. Publimed: Comparison of a low-fat diet to a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss, body composition, and risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in […]

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Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet

We recently proposed that the biological markers improved by carbohydrate restriction were precisely those that define the metabolic syndrome (MetS), and that the common thread was regulation of insulin as a control element. Springer Link: Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet We specifically tested the […]

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Comparison of Energy-Restricted Very Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets on Weight Loss and Body Composition

The objective is to compare the effects of isocaloric, energy-restricted very low-carbohydrate ketogenic (VLCK) and low-fat (LF) diets on weight loss, body composition, trunk fat mass, and resting energy expenditure (REE) in overweight/obese men and women. Design Randomized, balanced, two diet period clinical intervention study. Subjects were prescribed two energy-restricted (-500 kcal/day) diets: a VLCK […]

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