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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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Freshness Counts: Histamine Intolerance

This post is your go-to guide to histamine intolerance: diagnosis, prevention, treatment, food choices, food handling/storage, and medications to avoid.

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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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What Causes Cancer Part IV: Got Hope?

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

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What Causes Cancer Part III: Dietary Treatment of Cancer

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. 

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What Causes Cancer Part II: Mitochondria and Cancer

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.

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What Causes Cancer? Part I

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.

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How Deadly Are Nightshades?

Did you know potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and goji berries can be toxic to your digestive and nervous systems? Discover the fascinating science of nightshades.

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What Is Nectresse?

All you need to know about Nectresse and monkfruit extract—ingredients, safety information, taste, and effects on blood sugar and insulin levels.

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Food Sensitivities and ADHD

Could you improve (or even cure) your ADHD by eliminating specific foods from your diet? European studies that placed children with ADHD on restricted diets showed significant results.

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Sugar and ADHD

While many parents suspect sugar plays a role in their children’s behavior, studies conducted in the 1980s and 1990s debunked this theory. But maybe we shouldn't abandon this line of thought so quickly.

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Attention! Is Your Diet Causing Your ADHD?

The two key brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) in ADHD are dopamine and norepinephrine. Protein and fat play a critical role in their regulation. Can we rebalance our brain chemistry with our diet?

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Cranberries for UTI Prevention: Crimson Crusader or Juicy Gossip?

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

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Are Pumpkins Cancer-Squashing Superfoods?

As fall approaches, let's take a look at our favorite pumpkins and squashes. Are they really the vitamin-A-rich, cancer-fighting powerhouses we are told they are?

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Got Gout but Love Meat?

Can people with gout eat meat? What is the best diet for gout? In this post we take a closer look at purines, alcohol, and sugar in the management of gout.

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