Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a […]

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The Wrong White Crystals

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of premature mortality in the developed world, and hypertension is its most important risk factor. Controlling hypertension is a major focus of public health initiatives, and dietary approaches have historically focused on sodium. Open Heart: The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease […]

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Get Up and Move. Happier Adults May Exercise More.

A new longitudinal study from Harvard University reports that adults over 50 with psychological well-being (as marked by positive emotions and optimism) were more likely to be physically active over the course of an 11-year study. The December 2016 report was published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Psychology Today: Harvard Study Reports: Happier Adults May Exercise […]

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Insulin Resistance

Dr. Ted Naiman graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1997. He is a board-certified family medicine physician who practices at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Naiman first learned about low-carb diets when he was an intern and heard about it from a patient who reversed the ill […]

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Obesity treatment by very low-calorie-ketogenic diet at two years

The long-term effect of therapeutic diets in obesity treatment is a challenge at present. The current study aimed to evaluate the long-term effect of a very low-calorie-ketogenic (VLCK) diet on excess adiposity. Research Gate: Obesity treatment by very low-calorie-ketogenic diet at two years: reduction in visceral fat and on the burden of disease Especial focus was […]

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D-beta-hydroxybutyrate effects in Parkinson disease

Parkinson disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a loss of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons accompanied by a deficit in mitochondrial respiration. Publimed: D-beta-hydroxybutyrate rescues mitochondrial respiration and mitigates features of Parkinson disease. 1-Methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) is a neurotoxin that causes dopaminergic neurodegeneration and a mitochondrial deficit reminiscent of PD. Here we show that the infusion […]

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The Effects of Ketogenic Dieting on Body

Twenty-five college aged men were divided into a KD or traditional WD from weeks 1-10, with a reintroduction of carbohydrates from weeks 10-11, while participating in a resistance-training program. Body composition, strength, power, and blood lipid profiles were determined at week 0, 10 and 11. A comprehensive metabolic panel and testosterone levels were also measured […]

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An Inconvenient Truth About Healthcare Prices

Diabetes patients already feel the daily health burden of their disease. However, the rising costs of their medical care are also taking a toll. While endocrinologists understand the problems and have solutions, getting those solutions implemented is the ultimate challenge. Endocrine News: Sticker Shock: An Inconvenient Truth About Healthcare Prices  Irl B. Hirsch, MD, professor of […]

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