Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training

For years, athletes have known the benefits of high intensity interval training, which involves short, hard bursts of effort followed by periods of recovery. Marathon runners, for example, who race at a steady pace over a long distance – 26.2 miles – can boost their fitness by doing regular workouts in training that include fast […]

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Bread and Mental Disease

Perhaps because gastroenterology, immunology, toxicology, and the nutrition and agricultural sciences are outside of their competence and responsibility, psychologists and psychiatrists typically fail to appreciate the impact that food can have on their patients’ condition. Here we attempt to help correct this situation by reviewing, in non-technical, plain English, how cereal grains—the world’s most abundant […]

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Metabolic Effects of the Very-Low-Carbohydrate Diets

During very low carbohydrate intake, the regulated and controlled production of ketone bodies causes a harmless physiological state known as dietary ketosis. Ketone bodies flow from the liver to extra-hepatic tissues (e.g., brain) for use as a fuel; this spares glucose metabolism via a mechanism similar to the sparing of glucose by oxidation of fatty […]

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Ketone Bodies and Brain Health

The effects of ketogenic diets are not limited to seizure prevention. Ketogenic diets have shown beneficial effects and are being studied as therapeutic options for an impressively high range of neurological disorders: cognitive impairment, migraine, pain, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, for example, […]

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10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. However, you may not be getting enough of it, even if you eat a healthy diet. Here are 10 health benefits of magnesium that are supported by modern scientific research. 1. […]

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