The Link Between Metabolism and Immunity

In the search for obesity treatments, scientists recently zeroed in on a gene known as Nucleobindin-2 (Nucb2), which was believed to play a role in satiety. However, in a new study published in Cell Reports, Yale researchers uncovered an unexpected function for the gene in reducing inflammation. To better understand the role of Nucb2, a research […]

Brownie Cookies

I made Peace Love and Low Carb Keto Flourless Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies and they taste just like a brownie cookie. I tweaked recipe a little and used cacao powder -found at Walmart (instead of cocoa powder), used pyure (instead of swerve) and used unflavored whey protein (instead of peanut butter powder). I  promise, you will […]

Fructose and Cardiometabolic Health

Recent attention has focused on fructose as having a unique role in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases. However, because we rarely consume fructose in isolation, the major source of fructose in the diet comes from fructose-containing sugars, sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, in sugar-sweetened beverages and foods. Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has been consistently […]

Dr. Stephen Phinney on Problem Solving a Ketogenic Diet (Part 3)

Are your ketones consistently low? Have a headache? Having trouble figuring out your macros? Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D, explains 5 common mistakes people make on a ketogenic diet—and how to fix them.  

Could a Ketogenic Diet Alleviate Gout?

More than 8 million individuals in the United States have gout, a disease that can cause intense recurrent episodes of debilitating pain, inflammation, and fever. The cause of gout is the accumulation of urate crystals in joints, which continuously reactivate the immune system, leading to activation of the most common type of immune cell in […]

The Nervous System and Metabolic Dysregulation

A link between metabolism and brain function is clear. Since ancient times, epileptic seizures were noted as treatable with fasting, and historical observations of the therapeutic benefits of fasting on epilepsy were confirmed nearly 100 years ago. Shortly thereafter a high fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet (KD) debuted as a therapy to reduce seizures. This strict regimen […]

Diet Affects Progression of Autoimmune Diseases

Dietary fatty acids affect the development and progression of autoimmune chronic-inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In a collaborative study between the Departments of Neurology at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (St. Josef-Hospital) and the Friedrich Alexander Universtiy Erlangen, researchers now found that long-chain fatty acids promote the development and propagation of CNS reactive immune cells in […]

Ketosis and Ketones w/ Dr. Dominic D’Agostino Ketogenic Diet Expert & Fat Burn

Ketosis and ketones what are they. When in a ketotic state, carbohydrate intake is so low that the body shifts over from burning glucose as a primary source of fuel to using fat and its own fat stores for energy. Essentially, when in ketosis you become a “fat burner” instead of a “sugar burner.” Our […]

David Perlmutter – Ketogenic Diet, Carbs & Gut Bacteria

Dr. Perlmutter discusses new science regarding low-carb, high-fat diets (ketogenic), gut bacterial diversity and exercise for optimal brain health.  

Dr. Gary Fettke – ‘Nutrition and Inflammation’

Dr. Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania practising in Launceston, Australia. Along with his wife Belinda, Gary has also opened the ‘Nutrition for Life – Diabetes and Health Research Centre’ based in Launceston which provides nutritional care around Tasmania and Australia. Gary has a longstanding interest in […]