Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training

For years, athletes have known the benefits of high intensity interval training, which involves short, hard bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. Marathon runners, for example, who race at a steady pace over a long distance – 26.2 miles – can boost their fitness by doing regular workouts in training that include fast […]

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What Happens When Less Saturated Fat in Diet Is Replaced by Carbs

An analysis of how carbohydrate and fat intake affects blood lipid profiles in more than 100,000 individuals living in 19 low- to high-income countries suggests that the message to lower dietary saturated fats to lower cholesterol and thus decrease risk of cardiovascular disease may be misleading. More: Medscape: Lipids Suffer When Less Saturated Fat in […]

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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty […]

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Eat Less, Lower Your Calories & Lose Weight Myth

Very interesting video by Dr. Eric Berg. Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, […]

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