“A calorie is a calorie” Violates the Second Law of Thermodynamics

The principle of “a calorie is a calorie,” that weight change in hypocaloric diets is independent of macronutrient composition, is widely held in the popular and technical literature, and is frequently justified by appeal to the laws of thermodynamics. We review here some aspects of thermodynamics that bear on weight loss and the effect of […]

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What If Fat, Doesn’t Make You Fat?

Science journalist, Gary Taubes, joins Dr Oz, Dr Dean Ornish, and American Heart Association’s Dr Barbara Howard to debate and discuss his recent New York Times Magazine article, “What If It’s All Been A Big, Fat Lie?” http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/07/mag… This groundbreaking article led Gary Taubes, a Harvard and Stanford graduate of physics and aerospace engineering respectively, […]

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Low Carb Grocery List

Many people plan to eat better, but feel confused about how to start a low-carb diet. In this article, we’ll look at putting a healthy low carb grocery list together. More info in the article:  Nutrition Advance: Low Carb Grocery List: A Nutritious Guide to Healthier Eating For starters, you should plan to eat from […]

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Understanding Insulin

Sir Edward Schafer, who was Professor of Physiology in Edinburgh, appears to have named insulin and described its actions. British Journal of Anesthesia: Insulin: understanding its action in health and disease He did so in a book, The Endocrine Organs, based on a lecture series he gave in California in 1913. In this book, published […]

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The Ketogenic Diet for Type II Bipolar Disorder

Successful mood stabilizing treatments reduce intracellular sodium in an activity-dependent manner. This can also be achieved with acidification of the blood, as is the case with the ketogenic diet. Publimed: The ketogenic diet for type II bipolar disorder. Women with type II bipolar disorder were able to maintain ketosis for prolonged periods of time (2 […]

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Effects of a Low-Carbohydrate Diet on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factor

Objectives To compare the effects of a low-carbohydrate (LC) diet with those of a low-fat (LF) diet on weight loss and serum lipids in overweight adolescents. Design A randomized, controlled 12-week trial. Setting Atherosclerosis prevention referral center. ScienceDirect: Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents Methods Random, […]

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