Diets & Diseases

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

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Revolutionizing Anorexia Care Starts with Nutrition

Treatment and recovery from anorexia is possible using surprisingly logical nutrient-based strategies.

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Nutrition Can Strengthen the Immune System to Fight COVID-19

If you catch COVID-19, it is largely the health of your immune system that ultimately determines your fate. So, is there a diet that strengthens your immune system?

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The Problem with Epidemiological Studies

Understand how nutritional epidemiological studies are performed and why they perpetuate confusion about the relationship between food and health.

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Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health: A Guide to Resources

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

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Ketogenic Diet Promising for Mild Alzheimer's Disease

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.

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Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

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.

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WHO Says Meat Causes Cancer?

The WHO's report on red and processed meat and cancer finds no evidence against meat and clear evidence of bias. This report should be viewed as a political document not a scientific one. Read my detailed critique.

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Book Review: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung MD

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.

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Histamine Intolerance: Understanding the Science

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.

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The Grinch, the WHO, Red Meat and Cancer: A Holiday Poem

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.

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New Dietary Guidelines Hazardous to Your Health?

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?

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Why Sugar Is Bad for You: A Summary of the Research

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

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Constipation and Ketogenic Diets

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…

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Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for Everyone?

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

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Book Review: Welcome, Keto Clarity!

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.

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Foods that Cause Hypothyroidism

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

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Does Carnitine from Red Meat Cause Heart Disease?

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.

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The History of All-Meat Diets

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?

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Ketosis Done Right—Meet Anne

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.

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Ketosis for Cancer: Week 5—Ketogenic Diet Blood Tests

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.

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Keto for Cancer: Week 4—Keto-adaptation Challenges

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.

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Keto for Cancer: Week 3—Being Sick on a Ketogenic Diet

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.

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Keto for Cancer: Week 2—Protein and Ketosis

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.

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Keto for Cancer: Week 1—My Transition to Ketosis

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.

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Seyfried's Cancer Diet: My Fasting Jump-Start to Ketosis

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.

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