Bread and Mental Disease

Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’ condition. Here we attempt to help correct this situation by reviewing, in non-technical, plain English, how cereal grains—the world’s most abundant […]

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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty […]

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Ketone Bodies and Brain Health

The effects of ketogenic diets are not limited to seizure prevention. Ketogenic diets have shown beneficial effects and are being studied as therapeutic options for an impressively high range of neurological disorders: cognitive impairment, migraine, pain, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, for example, […]

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Time to Assess the Evidence and Guidelines for High Cholesterol

In 2000 seniors over 65, for Each 1 mmol/L increase in total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) corresponded to a reduced risk of cognitive impairment. The risk reduction was as much as 38% for total cholesterol from the highest to the lowest. Thus, it appears […]

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Eat Less, Lower Your Calories & Lose Weight Myth

Very interesting video by Dr. Eric Berg. Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, […]

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Bad for Your Brain: Sugar AND Saturated Fat

Diets high in sugar or saturated fat, but not polyunsaturated fat, impaired memory study using energy-matched diets enriched in fat or sugar says: ScienceDirect: The effect of short-term exposure to energy-matched diets enriched in fat or sugar on memory, gut microbiota and markers of brain inflammation and plasticity Highlights • Diets high in sugar or […]

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10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. However, you may not be getting enough of it, even if you eat a healthy diet. Here are 10 health benefits of magnesium that are supported by modern scientific research. 1. […]

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Role of Cannabidiol in Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is classified as an atopic disease, where allergens induce clinical airway inflammation, bronchial spasm, and obstruction of airways. T-helper 2 lymphocytes are found in the lung of patients with asthma. These cells are involved in cytokine production that regulates immunoglobulin synthesis. T cell interaction with antigens/allergens is key to the development of inflammatory diseases. […]

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