Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes

When patients are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, clinicians stress lifestyle modifications—and especially diet—as the first and best intervention. Often, they recommend diets endorsed by the American Diabetes Association. Pharmacy Times:  Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes: Recent Research Shows Good Results  A previous study suggested that a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet augmented with more physical activity, […]

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Why Fat, Butter, and Red Meat May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

“It doesn’t make any sense that animal protein would be problematic for us, if you look through that evolutionary lens.” Heleo: Why Fat, Butter, and Red Meat May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician, medical advisor for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and a #1 New York Times bestselling […]

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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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Adrenal Fatigue Explained

Cortisol, DHEA, and another hormone, adrenaline, are the three main hormones secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress. In the short run, they provide protection to the body against a variety of threats—anything perceived by the unconscious brain as potentially dangerous—from infection to a hungry lion, particularly if you happen to be a […]

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Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body. Time: 8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar Your brain suffers Fructose—the sugar that naturally occurs in fruit and is a component, with glucose, of […]

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The effects of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid co-supplementation on glycemic control and lipid concentrations

This study was performed to evaluate the effects of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids co-supplementation on glucose metabolism and lipid concentrations in gestational diabetes (GDM) patients. Publimed: The effects of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid co-supplementation on glycemic control and lipid concentrations in patients with gestational diabetes. METHODS: This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial […]

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Hyperinsulinemia: a Cause of Obesity?

This perspective is motivated by the need to question dogma that does not work: that the problem is insulin resistance (IR). We highlight the need to investigate potential environmental obesogens and toxins. Recent Findings The prequel to severe metabolic disease includes three interacting components that are abnormal: (a) IR, (b) elevated lipids and (c) elevated […]

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The Big Fat Surprise

Nina Teicholz, Author, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Ronald M. Krauss, M.D., Senior Scientist and Director, Atherosclerosis Research, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF and Department of Nutritional Sciences, U.C. Berkeley – Moderator Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz spent nine years deeply […]

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