The Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease

The gut microbiota comprises a complex community of microorganism species that resides in our gastrointestinal ecosystem and whose alterations influence not only various gut disorders but also central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). AD, the most common form of dementia, is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with impaired cognition and cerebral accumulation of […]

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Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes

When patients are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, clinicians stress lifestyle modifications—and especially diet—as the first and best intervention. Often, they recommend diets endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. Pharmacy Times:  Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes: Recent Research Shows Good Results  A previous study suggested that a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet augmented with more physical activity, […]

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Why Fat, Butter, and Red Meat May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

“It doesn’t make any sense that animal protein would be problematic for us, if you look through that evolutionary lens.” Heleo: Why Fat, Butter, and Red Meat May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, medical advisor for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and a #1 New York Times bestselling […]

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Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices

Cardiovascular Deaths Linked to Poor Dietary Choices Cardiovascular disease claims 610,000 lives in the United States each year. It is the leading cause of mortality nationwide, accounting for one in every four deaths. A new analysis, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that a substantial portion of these deaths could be prevented […]

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Want to Lose Weight? You Should Stop Counting Calories

No more meal math: Eating high-quality foods—including plenty of fat—is the new golden rule of weight loss. Keri Rabe, a 41-year-old elementary school librarian in Austin, Texas, used to be a hard-core calorie counter. Each day for a year, she logged everything she ate, squeezing in caloric space for twice-baked potatoes and tater tot casseroles by making them with low-fat dairy, believing fat would make her fat. […]

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Association Between Blood Glucose Variability and Coronary Plaque Instability

Blood glucose variability is receiving considerable attention as a new risk factor for coronary artery disease. This study aimed to investigate the association between blood glucose variability and coronary plaque tissue characteristics. Cardiovascular Diabetology: Association between blood glucose variability and coronary plaque instability in patients with acute coronary syndromes Methods In 57 patients with acute coronary […]

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9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

Gary Taubes’ expose in Mother Joneson the sugar industry’s terrifying campaign to convince the American public that sugar won’t kill you, maybe you’ll reach for a “healthier” option instead—like a green Odwalla “Super Food” smoothie. Mother Jones: 9 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Not so fast. According to a new […]

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Mexican Zucchini Skillet

This low carb Mexican zucchini and ground beef recipe is a simple dish made with low cost ingredients. It’s an easy LCHF dinner recipe perfect for summer. Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 35 minutes Servings 6 servings Calories 272 kcal Ingredients 2 medium zucchini sliced and quartered 1 1/2 pounds […]

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