Diagnosis:Diet Blog

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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Do High-Fat Diets Cause Depression?

Discover why you don't need to worry about the results of the new mouse study that links high-fat diets with diabetes and depression.

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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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Is Fructose Malabsorption Causing Your IBS?

Learn the symptoms of fructose malabsorption, how accurate fructose breath tests are, and what dietary strategies you can use that go beyond fructose elimination. Plus, helpful food and beverage charts.

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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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Fructose Raises Appetite . . . for Better Science

My critique of the 2015 study claiming glucose controls hunger better than fructose. Take a closer look—there's no proof in this pudding!

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Has Fructose Been Framed?

Is fructose bad for you? Learn about the differences between fructose and glucose metabolism and why fructose is no worse than glucose when it comes to weight gain, uric acid levels, or cellular energy.

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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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