Neuronal inhibition and seizure suppression with a ketogenic diet

The ketogenic diet is clinically used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy. The diet treatment markedly increases ketone bodies (acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate), which work as energy metabolites in the brain. Here, we investigated effects of acetoacetate on voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels (VDCCs) in pyramidal cells of the hippocampus. We further explored an acetoacetate analog that inhibited VDCCs in […]

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Insulin, Not Cholesterol, Causes Heart Disease

Dr. Gerber discusses why it’s important to measure post-meal insulin and the strong relationship between hyperinsulinemia and heart disease. 02:07 Focus on Nutrition: Dr. Gerber has been focusing on nutrition and lifestyle for 17 years. He lost 40 pounds on the Atkins diet. His research found that metabolic disease is the root cause of many […]

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Fish Poisoning Ciguatera and CBD

Fish poisoning or ciguatera from contaminated fish produces a complex of neurologic and gastrointestinal symptoms. The cause is a toxin that acts on sodium channels on selective cell membranes. There is no known treatment but CBD has been shown in other preclinical studies to block sodium channels and prevent associated complications as seen in epilepsy […]

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Carb Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors such as David Perlmutter M.D., […]

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Dr. Benjamin Bikman – ‘Insulin vs. Ketones – The Battle for Brown Fat’

Dr. Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. He is currently a professor of pathophysiology and a biomedical scientist at Brigham Young University in Utah. Dr. Bikman’s professional focus as a scientist and professor is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, […]

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