The Low-Carbohydrate Diet and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Obesity is an important public health issue because of its high prevalence and concomitant increase in risk of cardiovascular diseases. PMC: The low-carbohydrate diet and cardiovascular risk factors: Evidence from epidemiologic studies Low carbohydrate diets are popular for weight loss and weight management but are not recommended in leading guidelines due to the perception that increases […]

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Ketogenic Diet and Heart Disease

Russ Scala sits down with Bill to talk about how he used the ketogenic diet to take control of his life after a near fatal heart attack. Scala Precision Health and The Institute offer cutting-edge research, metabolic testing, and advanced imaging that pushes innovative performance solutions into the hands of companies, physicians, and athletes.

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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass […]

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Don’t believe the American Heart Assn. — butter, steak and coconut oil aren’t likely to kill you

Empowering Neurologist guest Nina Teicholz takes the American Heart Association to task for their recent announcement about coconut oil and other healthy fats. Pushing back with science! Los Angeles Times: Don’t believe the American Heart Assn. — butter, steak and coconut oil aren’t likely to kill you “In a stunning example of science ignored, researchers, either unable or unwilling to […]

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Isocaloric Fructose Restriction and Metabolic Improvement in Obese Children

Dietary fructose is implicated in metabolic syndrome, but intervention studies are confounded by positive caloric balance, changes in adiposity, or artifactually high amounts. This study determined whether isocaloric substitution of starch for sugar would improve metabolic parameters in Latino (n = 27) and African-American (n = 16) children with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Wiley Online Library: Isocaloric fructose restriction and […]

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Reduction of Risk for Cardiovascular Disease in Children and Adolescents

It is clear that risk factors for atherosclerotic CVD can develop during childhood and adolescence. This results from both genetic and environmental factors. When risk factors develop at an early age, they are likely to track over time, maintaining a high-risk status. This tracking is reinforced by ongoing and new adverse health behaviors. Professional Heart […]

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The Cholesterol and Calorie Hypotheses Are Both Dead

Emerging evidence shows that insulin resistance is the most important predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The Pharmaceutical Journal: The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistance Aggressive lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been the cornerstone of preventative cardiology for decades. Statins […]

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To our knowledge, the effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure (BP) in individuals with preclinical or noncommunicable diseases has not been previously investigated in a meta-analysis, and the findings from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been inconsistent. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: The effect of magnesium supplementation on blood pressure in individuals with insulin […]

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Insulin Action and Resistance in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Nutritional excess is a major forerunner of type 2 diabetes. It enhances the secretion of insulin, but attenuates insulin’s metabolic actions in the liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. However, conflicting evidence indicates a lack of knowledge of the timing of these events during the development of obesity and diabetes, pointing to a key gap […]

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There is Hope For Chronic Illness | Dr. Terry Wahls

At Sharlin Health and Neurology in Ozark, Missouri, we are excited to have Dr. Terry Wahls explain how Functional Medicine is dramatically changing the trajectory of chronic illness. There is hope, there are solutions and we are thrilled to be helping people just like Terry, to regain their health and life.

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