Hidden in Plain Sight

Added sugar is hiding in 74% of packaged foods. We tend to think that added sugar is mainly found in desserts like cookies and cakes, but it’s also found in many savory foods, such as bread and pasta sauce. And some foods promoted as “natural” or “healthy” are laden with added sugars, compounding the confusion. In […]

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Evidence for sugar addiction

    The experimental question is whether or not sugar can be a substance of abuse and lead to a natural form of addiction. “Food addiction” seems plausible because brain pathways that evolved to respond to natural rewards are also activated by addictive drugs. Sugar is noteworthy as a substance that releases opioids and dopamine […]

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The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD in Children and Adolescents

Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been related to nutrient deficiencies and “unhealthy” diets, to date there are no studies that examined the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and ADHD. We hypothesized that a low adherence to a Mediterranean diet would be positively associated with an increase in ADHD diagnosis. American Academy of Pediatrics: The Mediterranean […]

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Ambition Nutrition

Harvard Medical School Professor David Ludwig, M.D., PhD explores the elements of our food environment that keep us hungry for more. He walks us through the research from his New York Times bestselling book, Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently, and dives into the policies that shape our nation’s […]

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Diabetes Can Be Prevented and Reversed with Carbohydrate Restricted Diet, Says UAB Expert

According to a new comprehensive financial analysis reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and The Washington Post diabetes leads a list of just 20 diseases and conditions that account for more than half of all spending on healthcare in the United States. News Medical Life Sciences: Diabetes can be prevented and reversed […]

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Review of the Therapeutic Uses of Very-Low-Carbohydrate (Ketogenic) Diets

Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. From the 1960s onwards they have become widely known as one of the most common methods for obesity treatment. PMC: Beyond weight loss: a review of the […]

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The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment for Diverse Neurological Disorders

Dietary and metabolic therapies have been attempted in a wide variety of neurological diseases, including epilepsy, headache, neurotrauma, Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, sleep disorders, brain cancer, autism, pain, and multiple sclerosis. Frontiers in Pharmacology: The ketogenic diet as a treatment paradigm for diverse neurological disorders The impetus for using various diets to treat – or […]

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