Alzheimer’s disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, by noticing a similarity in the way insulin signaling works in the brain and in the pancreas of diabetic patients. Scienmag: Alzheimer’s disease found to be a diabetic disorder of the brain The research group, led by Dr. Moriguchi and Professor Kohji Fukunaga […]

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Effects of Exogenous Ketone Supplementation

Nutritional ketosis induced by the ketogenic diet (KD) has therapeutic applications for many disease states. We hypothesized that oral administration of exogenous ketone supplements could produce sustained nutritional ketosis (>0.5 mM) without carbohydrate restriction. PMC: Effects of exogenous ketone supplementation on blood ketone, glucose, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels in Sprague–Dawley rats Several studies have investigated the […]

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Diet and Stress

Stress and obesity have a strong link in our society.  In order to combat the obesity epidemic effectively we need to recognize the connection and handle the underlying stressors.  A group of hormones that are released when we are stressed are called glucocorticoids.  These glucocorticoids remain in the blood for a significant time after the […]

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Dr. Jason Fung – ‘The Aetiology of Obesity’

Dr. Jason Fung completed medical school and internal medicine at the University of Toronto before finishing his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai hospital. He now has a practice in Ontario, Canada where he uses his Intensive Dietary Management program to help all sorts of patients, but especially those […]

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Energy Metabolism in Brain Cancer

Malignant brain tumors are a significant health problem in children and adults and are often unmanageable. As a metabolic disorder involving the dysregulation of glycolysis and respiration, malignant brain cancer is potentially manageable through changes in metabolic environment. PMC: Targeting energy metabolism in brain cancer: review and hypothesis A radically different approach to brain cancer […]

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