Diets & Diseases

Low-carb? Vegan? Keto? Paleo? Z-carb? Learn how various popular diets affect your physical health.

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Ketogenic diets can have profound effects on mental health. Learn how with these videos, podcasts, and professional services resources.

New science is emerging that offers a more hopeful path for people with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study explores whether ketone supplements and low-carb diets could help.

Do plant-based diets contain the micronutrients our brains need or are vegans at higher risk for mental health problems? Beyond B12: what you need to know.

Dr. Fung takes aim at tired myths about weight control and shoots each of them dead. He convincingly argues that obesity is a hormonal disorder and explains how to eat to rebalance your hormones.

This post offers an in-depth look at how histamine forms, how it behaves in the body, why some people are more sensitive to it, and why responses are so unpredictable.

A fun holiday poem a la Dr. Seuss to whet your appetite for my more detailed analysis of the WHO report proclaiming that red and processed meats cause cancer.

The new US Dietary Guidelines are about to be unleashed on the American people. This past February, the Advisory Committee reviewed the latest research and submitted its recommendations. But can we trust them?

Does fructose cause fatty liver, gout, cancer, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease? The research says NO—excess sugar and insulin resistance are to blame!

Before trying a ketogenic diet, if you take these medications or have one of these medical or psychiatric conditions, consult with a clinician first.

A review of Jimmy Moore and Dr. Eric Westman's excellent new book about the how and why of ketogenic diets for health and weight loss.

Learn how certain foods interfere with thyroid hormone production and how dietary changes can improve your symptoms.

Despite the acrobatics researchers Koeth and Hazen perform in an attempt to link the carnitine in red meat to heart disease, their experiments fail to show a plausible connection.

Mainstream nutrition advice instructs us to avoid meat and opt instead for a plant-based diet. But how healthy were Eskimos and other people around the world who ate all-meat diets?

Meet Anne: a dedicated woman who successfully lost weight using ketosis—a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet—and documented her progress along the way.

Is extreme ketosis good for you? It wasn't good for me . . . Plus, results of ketogenic diet blood tests after 4 weeks on Dr. Seyfried's keto for cancer diet.

Week 4 of my attempt to follow Dr. Seyfried's ketogenic diet, including keto-adaptation challenges, effects on my hormonal cycle, and a dairy experiment.

How does being sick on a ketogenic diet affect the body? My attempt to stick to Dr. Seyfried's cancer diet recommendations while enduring the common cold.

The important relationship between protein and ketosis: How I finally got my ketones above 4.0 mM, as Dr. Seyfried recommends for people with cancer.

Why I broke my fast: A detailed account of my transition from fasting to a ketogenic diet, inspired by Prof Seyfried's book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.

What happens to ketones, blood sugar, and appetite during a 3-day fast? A detailed account of my fasting experiment inspired by Dr. Seyfried's book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.

Which diets work best for treating and preventing cancer? Low carbohydrate/ketogenic diets based on Thomas Seyfried's book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.

How does the ketogenic diet work to slow cancer growth? Read a summary of Dr. Thomas Seyfried's recommendations about how to treat cancer using ketogenic diets. 

How damage to mitochondria causes cancer. Part 2 of a 4-part series about Thomas Seyfried's vitally important book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.

Cancer may not be caused by genetic mutations after all. Thomas Seyfried's new book makes a powerful argument for cancer as a metabolic (dietary) disease.

Get answers to common questions about cranberries and health. Does cranberry juice prevent urinary tract infections? Why are cranberries sour?