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What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet has been around for more than 90 years, first designed in 1924 by Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic as a treatment for epilepsy. As more anti-seizure medications hit the market, the ketogenic diet became less popular. In 1994, the Abraham family started The Charlie Foundation promoting the ketogenic diet after […]

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Inflammatory Cytokines: The Angry Fat Messenger

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also […]

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Adipokines and Cytokines of Fat Burning: Small But Important Molecules

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also […]

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Fat Burning 101: The Hormones of Fat Burning

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also […]

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Fat Production 101: A Look at How Your Body Makes Fat

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also […]

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Dispelling the Myth That Fat Makes You Fat

Most people have been getting dietary advice all wrong. Eat less, move more works only for some people for a period of time, but it is not solid long-term dietary advice. Low carbohydrate diets again and again show greater weight loss, increase in HDL, reduction in blood pressure, resolving diabetes and metabolic syndrome and also […]

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Nutritional and Functional Causes for Digestive Complaints

The body requires specific nutrients to function properly. When we don’t get adequate nutrition, our bodies begin to fight back and systems begin to fail. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is generally lacking in nutrient-rich foods, thus the obesity and health epidemics that are sweeping across our nation. To keep gut function healthy, you need […]

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Causes of IBS: Allergies, Sensitivities and Autoimmune Reactions

Classic allergy reactions called IgE (immunoglobulin E) can occur under a variety of circumstances and are usually swift, obvious and can cause potentially life-threatening to somewhat debilitating symptoms —“ shock and awe” symptoms. The sudden reaction is triggered by the IgE antibody binding to the offending object triggering a histamine response, which is the cause […]

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Two Gut Organisms: A Destructive Co-Dependent Relationship

Balance of bacteria and organisms in your gut matters more than you may think. When the bacteria are out of balance you may experience symptoms such as bloating, cramping, gas, belching, constipation and diarrhea. There are two types of organisms in the gut. One group is bacteria, the other is an archaea—a one-celled organism like […]

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Common Causes of IBS: SIBO

Statistics show that at some point, nearly 75 percent of women will be diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome at some point in their lives. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the intestines and causes symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. Symptoms of IBS often occur when bacteria […]

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