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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The Potential Role of Gut-Derived Inflammation in Multiple System Atrophy

Recent evidence suggests that Parkinson’s disease (PD) is associated with intestinal microbiota dysbiosis, abnormal intestinal permeability, and intestinal inflammation. Publimed: The Potential Role of Gut-Derived Inflammation in Multiple System Atrophy OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to determine if these gut abnormalities are present in another synucleinopathy, multiple system atrophy (MSA). METHODS: In six MSA and 11 healthy […]

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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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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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