Fasting Regenerates Your Entire Immune System

Prolonged fasting downregulates a IGF-1/PKA pathway in stem Prolong fasting protects hematopoietic cells from chemotoxicity Prolonged fasting cycles promote HSC self-renewal to reverse immunosuppression Inhibition of IGF-1 or PKA signaling mimics the effects of prolonged Immune system defects are at the center of aging and a range of diseases. Here, we show that prolonged fasting […]

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Does Fat Really Burn in the Flame of Carbohydrate?

Dr. Michael R. Eades received his BSCE degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pamona, California and his MD from the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS). After completing training in General Surgery as UAMS, Dr. Eades (along with his wife) founded Medi-Stat Medical Clinics, a chain of general family medicine outpatient […]

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Sugar is Almost a Metabolic Poison for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

David Unwin, Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), and Senior Partner of the Norwood Surgery presented “Real life experiences: Weighing up the pros and cons of drugs and lifestyle choices properly before making choices” at the Swiss Re Institute’s Expert Forum on diabetes, Rüschlikon, 9 – 10 October 2017.

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Substantial and Sustained Improvements in Blood Pressure, Weight and Lipid Profiles from a Carbohydrate Restricted Diet: An Observational Study of Insulin Resistant Patients in Primary Care

Hypertension is the second biggest known global risk factor for disease after poor diet; perhaps lifestyle interventions are underutilized? In a previous small pilot study, it was found that a low carbohydrate diet was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure, weight, ‘deprescribing’ of medications and lipid profiles. We were interested to investigate if these […]

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Bread and Other Edible Agents of Mental Disease

Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’ condition. Here we attempt to help correct this situation by reviewing, in non-technical, plain English, how cereal grains—the world’s most abundant […]

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Chronic Inflammation Removes Motivation by Reducing Dopamine in the Brain

Why do we feel listless when we are recovering from an illness? The answer is, apparently, that low-grade chronic inflammation interferes with the dopaminergic signaling system in the brain that motivates us to do things. This was reported in a new paper published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. The research carried out at Emory […]

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Why We Get Fat

Gary Taubes is an award-winning journalist and author of “Why We Get Fat: And What to do About It.” Here, he speaks on “Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional, Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease” at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union on April 12, 2011.  

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Nutritional Nuggets to Combat Conventional Dietary Guidelines

Thermodynamics -what the laws actually say; how they have been misapplied to weight loss; the thermic effect of macro nutrients (the work of Jequier 2002, Feinan and Fine2005) and the isocaloric advantage this gives. • The origin of the calorie formula; the fact that 1lb does not equal 3,500 calories and what it could equal […]

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