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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Short-Term Fasting Induces Profound Neuronal Autophagy

Disruption of autophagy—a key homeostatic process in which cytosolic components are degraded and recycled through lysosomes—can cause neurodegeneration in tissue culture and in vivo. Upregulation of this pathway may be neuroprotective, and much effort is being invested in developing drugs that cross the blood brain barrier and increase neuronal autophagy. PMC: Short-term fasting induces profound neuronal […]

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Statins stimulate atherosclerosis and heart failure: pharmacological mechanisms

In contrast to the current belief that cholesterol reduction with statins decreases atherosclerosis, we present a perspective that statins may be causative in coronary artery calcification and can function as mitochondrial toxins that impair muscle function in the heart and blood vessels through the depletion of coenzyme Q10 and ‘heme A’, and thereby ATP generation. […]

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“Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” Lists

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” lists — a catalog of fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest amounts of pesticide residue. Strawberries still top the “Dirty Dozen” list — in fact, one sample of strawberries had more than 20 different pesticides. The increased insect burden […]

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Cholesterol Confusion and Statin Controversy

The role of blood cholesterol levels in coronary heart disease (CHD) and the true effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are debatable. In particular, whether statins actually decrease cardiac mortality and increase life expectancy is controversial. PMC: Cholesterol confusion and statin controversy Concurrently, the Mediterranean diet model has been shown to prolong life and reduce the risk […]

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FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with J&J diabetes drug

Johnson & Johnson is required to add new warnings to its diabetes drug, Invokana, about the risk of foot and leg amputations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday. Reuters: FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with J&J diabetes drug Final results from two clinical trials showed leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as […]

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Adrenal Fatigue Explained

Cortisol, DHEA, and another hormone, adrenaline, are the three main hormones secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress. In the short run, they provide protection to the body against a variety of threats—anything perceived by the unconscious brain as potentially dangerous—from infection to a hungry lion, particularly if you happen to be a […]

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