Diagnosis:Diet Blog

The Vegan Brain

Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? What are the most important potential brain nutrient deficiencies that ALL plant-eaters need to be aware of?

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

Read the inspirational stories of how two people with severe mood and psychotic symptoms used the ketogenic diet to achieve long overdue relief that even the strongest medications could not provide.

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Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction

Where do you find the highest concentration of cholesterol in your body? In your brain—because it needs cholesterol to function properly. What does that mean for people choosing cholesterol-free vegan diets or who take statins to lower their cholesterol levels?

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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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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

If you have a brain, you need to know about ketogenic diets. That these diets have the power to stop seizures in their tracks is concrete evidence that food has a tremendous impact on brain chemistry.

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What's Your Omega-3 IQ? A Fun Quiz for a Healthier Brain!

How can you maximize your intake of brain-healthy omega-3s from food alone, without supplements? Find out which foods are secretly sabotaging your best efforts to balance your brain chemistry.

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Put Your Omega-3 Supplement to the Test

We’ve all heard that omega-3s are essential to brain health. But how much do you actually know about that expensive supplement you (try to remember to) take every day? Do you really need it? Are you taking the correct dose? Did you buy the best kind?

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Clinical Trial Finds Diet Works for Depression

A groundbreaking new RCT—the SMILES Trial—demonstrates for the first time that people with depression can improve their mood by eating a healthier diet.

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The Secret to Outsmarting Your Acne

As you’ll see, acne is a hormonal condition, but it is not normal. Here’s what the cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to understand: you can prevent acne simply by changing your diet.

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Review: The Ketogenic Kitchen

THE must-have cookbook for people with cancer, written by a nutritionist and a chef who use low-carbohydrate diets to support their own recovery from cancer. A powerhouse of information and inspiration!

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These 5 Foods and Substances Can Cause Anxiety and Insomnia

Medications may be helpful in managing your symptoms in the short term, but what if you could get to the root of the problem once and for all?

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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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