Does a Ketogenic Diet Help Diabetes or Make It Worse?

Does a Ketogenic Diet Help Diabetes or Make It Worse?

“Does a Ketogenic Diet Help Diabetes or Make It Worse?” Ketogenic diets can certainly lower blood sugars, better than conventional diets, so much so there is a keto product company that claims ketogenic diets can reverse diabetes. But they are confusing the symptom—high blood sugars— with the disease, which is carbohydrate intolerance. People with diabetes can’t properly handle carbohydrates and this manifests as high blood sugars. Sure, if you stick…

The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity

The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity

“The Healthy Food Movement: Strength in Unity” Dietary changes appear to be shifting universally towards a diet dominated by higher intakes of calorie-dense foods, corn syrup and sugar, animal products, and oils, thanks to global agricultural policies that have built in a long-term focus on creating things like cheap corn. Consumption of these foods high in saturated and trans fats, salt and sugar is the cause of at least 14…

Sodium and Arterial Function: A-salting our Endothelium

Sodium and Arterial Function: A-salting our Endothelium

“Sodium and Arterial Function: A-salting our Endothelium” If you put people on a low salt diet, meaning only getting twice as much sodium as they need, as opposed to a usual salt diet where they’re getting five times more, you get a significant improvement in artery function. Lower salt, better arterial function; suggesting heart protective effects beyond just blood pressure reduction. Now this was after dropping people’s salt intake by…

Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds but Cause Kidney Stones?

Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds but Cause Kidney Stones?

“Do Vitamin C Supplements Prevent Colds but Cause Kidney Stones?” Mainstream medicine has long had a healthy skepticism of dietary supplements extending to the present day. Enough is enough. But this commentary in the Archives of Internal Medicine argued that we may have gone too far as evidenced by our uncritical acceptance of supposed toxicities, the surprisingly angry scornful tone found in medical texts, with words like careless, useless, indefensible,…

How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed

How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed

“How to Treat Endometriosis with Seaweed” Endometriosis is a major cause of disability and compromised quality of life among women — a chronic disease which is under-diagnosed, under- reported, under-researched. For patients it can be a nightmare of misinformation, myths, taboos, lack of diagnosis, and problematic hit-and-miss treatments, overlaid by a painful, chronic, stubborn disease. Pain is what best characterizes the disease, pain, painful intercourse, heavy irregular periods and infertility….

How to Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen-Producing Enzymes

How to Block Breast Cancer’s Estrogen-Producing Enzymes

you [Music] the vast majority of breast cancer start out hormone-dependent meaning the primary human estrogen called estradiol plays a crucial role in breast cancer development and progression that’s one of the reasons why soy food consumption appears so protective against breast cancer because soy phytoestrogens like genestein act as estrogen blockers they block the binding of estrogens like estradiol to breast cancer cells but wait a second the majority…

Plants With Aspirin Aspirations

Plants With Aspirin Aspirations

“Plants with Aspirin Aspirations” The results of the recent aspirin meta-analyses suggesting a reduction of cancer mortality by about a third in subjects taking daily low-dose aspirin can justly be called astounding. Yet the protection from “Western” cancers enjoyed by those eating more traditional plant- centered diets is even more dramatic. Before the Westernization of their diets, animal products made up only about 5% or less of the Japanese diet….

Could Lactose Explain the Milk – Parkinson’s Disease Link?

Could Lactose Explain the Milk – Parkinson’s Disease Link?

“Could Lactose Explain the Milk – Parkinson’s Disease Link?” Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. In the US, there are approximately 60,000 new cases diagnosed every year, bringing the total number of current cases up to about a million, with tens of thousands dying from it every year. The dietary component most often implicated is milk, for which contamination of milk by neurotoxins has been…

Are Keto Diets Safe?

Are Keto Diets Safe?

“Are Keto Diets Safe?” Given the decades of use of ketogenic diets to treat certain cases of pediatric epilepsy, a body of safety data has accumulated. Nutrient deficiencies would seem to be the obvious issue. Inadequate intake of 17 micronutrients —vitamins and minerals— has been documented in those on strict ketogenic diet. Dieting is a particularly important time to make sure you’re meeting all your essential nutrient requirements, since you…

Treating Prostate Cancer with Green Tea

Treating Prostate Cancer with Green Tea

“Treating Prostate Cancer with Green Tea” Green tea has been called nature’s defense against cancer. Population studies linking green tea consumption with lower cancer risk have led some to advocate for the incorporation of green tea into the diet— after all, what’s the downside? However, population studies can’t prove cause and effect. It’s not possible to determine whether green tea actually prevents cancer in people, until you put it to…