Under New Guidelines, Millions More Americans Will Need to Lower Blood Pressure

The nation’s leading heart experts on Monday issued new guidelines for high blood pressure that mean tens of millions more Americans will meet the criteria for the condition, and will need to change their lifestyles or take medicines to treat it. Under the guidelines, formulated by the American Heart Association and the American College of […]

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Maria Emmerich – ‘Ketogenic Cooking’

 Maria Emmerich is an expert in nutrition and exercise physiology. She attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls where she received a degree is nutrition and exercise science. Maria struggled with her weight throughout childhood and decided enough was enough. She studied health and wellness so that she could help others stop wasting their […]

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Magnesium deficiency produces insulin resistance

Evidence suggests that magnesium deficiency may play an important role in cardiovascular disease. In this study, we evaluated the effects of a magnesium infusion and dietary-induced isolated magnesium deficiency on the production of thromboxane and on angiotensin II-mediated aldosterone synthesis in normal human subjects. Because insulin resistance may be associated with altered blood pressure, we […]

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Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management

We present major evidence for low-carbohydrate diets as first approach for diabetes. Such diets reliably reduce high blood glucose, the most salient feature of diabetes. Benefits do not require weight loss although nothing is better for weight reduction. Carbohydrate-restricted diets reduce or eliminate need for medication. There are no side effects comparable with those seen […]

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Why fasting bolsters brain power

Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and amyotrophic […]

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Canola oil: a chemical carcinogen

Canola oil is marketed as a healthy oil, it is anything but healthy. It is a cheap, highly unstable, inflammatory oil that was given a huge push by trusted advisory groups and the government’s dietary guidelines. The problem with canola oil Canola oil comes from highly toxic genetically modified rapeseeds. In the past, rapeseed oil […]

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

Dr. Palmer described the experiences of two adults in his practice with schizoaffective disorder who had tried a ketogenic diet. Whereas schizophrenia is characterized primarily by psychotic symptoms, people with schizoaffective disorder have to cope not only with psychosis but also with overlapping periods of severe mood symptoms. Signs of psychosis include paranoia, auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations, intrusive thoughts/images, and/or […]

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Added Sugar Intake and Cardiovascular Diseases Mortality Among US Adults

Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Few prospective studies have examined the association of added sugar intake with CVD mortality. Objective  To examine time trends of added sugar consumption as percentage of daily calories in the United States and investigate the association of this […]

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Comparison of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets. A Meta-Analysis

Reduced calorie, low fat diet is currently recommended diet for overweight and obese adults. Prior data suggest that low carbohydrate diets may also be a viable option for those who are overweight and obese. PlosOne: Dietary Intervention for Overweight and Obese Adults: Comparison of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets. A Meta-Analysis PurposeCompare the effects of low carbohydrate […]

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