Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases?

Epidemiologic studies suggest a link between excess sugar consumption and obesity, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: Conversion of Sugar to Fat: Is Hepatic de Novo Lipogenesis Leading to Metabolic Syndrome and Associated Chronic Diseases? One important pathway that may link these metabolic diseases to […]

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Energy Expenditure and Body Composition Changes after An Isocaloric Ketogenic Diet in Overweight and Obese Man

The carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity posits that habitual consumption of a high-carbohydrate diet sequesters fat within adipose tissue because of hyperinsulinemia and results in adaptive suppression of energy expenditure (EE). The American Journal of Clinical Journal: Energy expenditure and body composition changes after an isocaloric ketogenic diet in overweight and obese men Therefore, isocaloric exchange of dietary carbohydrate for fat is […]

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Beef Caulifried Rice

Directions: 1. In one skillet heat beef patty Shortcut: Angus Beef patties 2. In 2nd skillet ; – Heat butter (or ghee) & vegies in skillet – Add riced cauliflower (either buy frozen or use food processor on fresh) – Sauté until soft and then add minced garlic – Sauté additional veggies-diced carrots, peppers, broccoli – […]

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Low-Calorie Diet May Slow Aging

New research has revealed that as mice age, the biological clock in their stem cells remains just as active but shifts focus onto other cell processes. It becomes less concerned with maintaining tissue and more involved in dealing with stress, carrying out such functions as repairing damaged DNA. MedicalNews: Low-calorie diet may slow aging by ‘rejuvenating […]

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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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Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Macular Degeneration

Better adherence to a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of developing neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nvAMD), according to a study published onlineNovember 5 in Ophthalmology. Medscape: Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Macular Degeneration “The MDS [Mediterranean Diet Score] has been inversely associated with cardiovascular disease, cancer, and mortality, and more recently progression to advanced AMD,” write Ruth E. […]

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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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