10 False Things People Say About Low-Carb Diets

When arguing about nutrition, it can be hard to get your point across. People often seem biased against ideas that don’t fit with their philosophy. When the topic of low-carb turns up, many people dismiss it, call it a “fad” diet and say that it is either harmful or impossible to stick to. Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/10-things-dietitians-say-about-low-carb-diets/ […]

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Dr. Westman’s LCHF FAQ

This answers MANY of our questions about LCHF: … HOW MANY GRAMS OF CARBS SHOULD I BE EATING DAILY? My program allows for 20 grams of TOTAL carbs per day. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOTAL CARBS AND NET CARBS? Net carbs do not include fiber; total carbs include carbs from fiber. An example would […]

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Nutritional Ketosis Increases Endurance Performance in Athletes

Ketosis, the metabolic response to energy crisis, is a mechanism to sustain life by altering oxidative fuel selection. Often overlooked for its metabolic potential, ketosis is poorly understood outside of starvation or diabetic crisis. CELL: Nutritional Ketosis Alters Fuel Preference and Thereby Endurance Performance in Athletes Thus, we studied the biochemical advantages of ketosis in […]

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CBD Could Prevent Kidney Failure

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a medical condition of impaired kidney function in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter metabolic wastes from the blood. Chronic kidney disease is not considered reversible. The most common causes of CKD are diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, toxic drugs and reduced blood supply from uncontrolled hypertension. CKD is closely […]

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A Global Food Revolution

Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt is a Swedish medical doctor based in Karlstad who specialises in family medicine He is primarily interested in how food and lifestyle can improve a patient’s health and reduce their medication needs. In 2007, Dr. Eenfeldt started the blog “Kostdoktorn” – a Swedish word that means “Diet Doctor”. The goal was to […]

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Spinal Cysts and CBD

Spinal cysts, a condition called syringomyelia, are cerebrospinal-fluid-filled (CSF) sacs in the spinal cord. Tarlov cysts are another type in the sacral area that are formed within the nerve-root sheath at the dorsal root ganglion and cause nerve symptoms. Theories include increased pressure in CSF, filling of congenital cysts with one-way valves, inflammation in response […]

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Prostatitis and CBD

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland, often resulting in swelling or pain. Prostatitis can result in four significant symptoms: pain, urination problems, sexual dysfunction, and general health problems, such as feeling tired and depressed. Many urologic disease experts feel that from 5 to 10 percent of males will be experiencing prostatitis at a […]

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Effect of Pre-Diabetes on Future Risk of Stroke

The search yielded 15 prospective cohort studies including 760,925 participants. In 8 studies analysing pre-diabetes defined as fasting glucose 100-125 mg/dL (5.6-6.9 mmol/L), the random effects summary estimate did not show an increased risk of stroke after adjustment for established cardiovascular risk factors (1.08, 95% confidence interval 0.94 to 1.23; P = 0.26). In 5 […]

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Retinal Diseases and CBD

Several retinal diseases including macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy have common pathways damaging the eyes. These disorders frequently cause inflammation, vascular changes, edema, hemorrhage and visual loss. Cannabidiol could be very effective in several ways. CBD comes from imported industrial hemp and is legally supplied throughout the US and internationally (Elixinol). It has been shown […]

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