Insulin: Miracle-Gro for fat cells

Highly processed carbs — white bread, sugary cereal, white rice, regular pasta and bagels, for example — produce rapid rises and drops in blood sugar, which can lead to weight gain. They also can lead to something called metabolic syndrome, which is associated with an increased risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome […]

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Jeff Volek explains the power of ketogenic diets to reverse type 2 diabetes

Today’s episode features an important interview with Dr. Jeff Volek, a researcher who has spent the past 20 years studying how humans adapt to carbohydrate-restricted diets. His most recent work, which is one of the key topics of today’s interview, has focused on the science of ketones and ketogenic diets and their use as a […]

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Researcher reports on the dietary causes of heart disease

A 98-year-old researcher argues that, contrary to decades of clinical assumptions and advice to patients, dietary cholesterol is good for your heart — unless that cholesterol is unnaturally oxidized (by frying foods in reused oil, eating lots of polyunsaturated fats, or smoking). The researcher, Fred Kummerow, an emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University […]

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A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Exacerbates Cancer

A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may […]

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Obesity Among All US Adults Reaches All-Time High

The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence […]

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Keto Fudge

Prep time: 21, Total time: 21 Serves: 12 Ingredients: 1 cup coconut oil, soft yet still solid 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk 1/4 cup organic cocoa powder 1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (or a drop of stevia glycerite) 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp almond extract 1/2 tsp Celtic Optional: 1/4 cup Almond Butter, Peanut […]

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What to Eat and What to Avoid

See proof that America’s dietitians are controlled by food manufacturers like Coke, Pepsi, Mars M&M, General Mills and the junk food association (National Confectioner’s Association). These groups are approved lecturers for dietitians’ continuing education credits. Just like how Monsanto controls conventional farmers and Pharmaceutical companies control conventional doctors, you’ll find dietitians are controlled by the […]

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Worldwide Trends in Body-Mass Index, Underweight, Overweight, and Obesity from 1975 to 2016

Underweight, overweight, and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with adverse health consequences throughout the life-course. Our aim was to estimate worldwide trends in mean body-mass index (BMI) and a comprehensive set of BMI categories that cover underweight to obesity in children and adolescents, and to compare trends with those of adults. Methods We […]

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Soaring Global Obesity Rates

New research is offering fresh insight into the global epidemic of obesity, revealing which countries are suffering most, how much it could cost them to treat related illnesses, and giving one glimmer of hope in the battle to beat the bulge. CBS: Soaring global obesity rates come with hefty price tag One study has found that the […]

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