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What You Need to Know about Sugar and Insulin Resistance In today’s post our fructose journey comes to a sweet conclusion, with answers to the questions that really matter: How much sugar is safe for you to eat? How much fructose and glucose is in your favorite foods, drinks, and sweeteners? How can you tell if you have insulin resistance [...]
Tummy troubles? Bloating, diarrhea, cramping, pain, indigestion, or constipation? How can you figure out if fructose is irritating your innards? If it is fructose, what should you eat to make your symptoms go away? If it’s not fructose, what are the other foods that could be your culprits? What is Fructose Malabsorption? As we saw in the first three articles [...]
Type “is fructose bad for you” into your search engine and you’ll get a slew of articles telling you that fructose (aka fruit sugar) can cause diabetes, obesity, gout, fatty liver disease, and even cancer. If you believe the headlines, you might be worried that every time you bite into a banana, you’re hammering a big squishy yellow nail into your [...]
Welcome to Part Two of Fructose Phobia! Ready for more fun with fructose? I know I am! In today’s post, we look at fructose research, starting with the latest fructose study1)Luo S et al 2015 PNAS 112:20 making headlines to see what all the fuss is about. Researchers at the University of Southern California found that fructose may make it [...]
Fructose: The New F Word We used to be told that fructose (aka “fruit sugar”) was the ideal sweetener for people with diabetes because it doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes. However, in recent years its reputation has tanked, as some experts have decided that fructose is the silently sinister sister of the sugar family, single-handedly responsible for obesity, diabetes, heart [...]
Some people experience constipation on low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets and worry that it is due to a lack of fiber. If you are one of them, take heart! Fiber is not the answer!  What is? Read on…         The authors of Keto Clarity, Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman, acknowledge that some people develop constipation on ketogenic diets, [...]
Is a low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet right for you? Before you try this at home… First and foremost, if you pick up a copy of Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman’s excellent new book, Keto Clarity (which I highly recommend–see my review here) and feel (understandably) inspired to immediately embark on a ketogenic diet, I would caution anyone with a serious [...]
As a physician who personally follows a ketogenic diet, has studied the science behind it, and prescribed it for patients, I can attest that this book will be a valuable resource for clinicians and patients alike.  Anyone who is curious about the miraculous healing potential of ketogenic diets will love this book.  It is thorough, smart, and written in Moore’s signature style, [...]
Is your diet working against your thyroid gland? Find out which foods interfere with healthy thyroid function and how to minimize your risk.     HYPOTHYROIDISM 101 Thyroid hormone tells all of the cells in your body how busy they should be. Too much thyroid hormone (hypERthyroidism), and your body goes into overdrive; not enough thyroid hormone (hypOthyroidism), and your [...]
Hold on to your hats — this is going to be a wild ride…             This post is a detailed critique of the following study: Koeth RA et al.  Intestinal microbiota metabolism of L-carnitine, a nutrient in red meat, promotes atherosclerosis. Nature Medicine April 7 2013 [e-pub ahead of print]. The Hullabaloo over Hazen and Koeth’s [...]