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Weight Loss (Low Carbohydrate Diets)

Low carb diets have often been used throughout history for weight loss. Although sometimes called a fad, low carb diets have actually more science...

Is the Keto Diet Healthy? (Saturated Fats)

Should you avoid dietary saturated fat? The keto diet recommends eating more natural fats and less carbohydrates – is that healthy or unhealthy? The surprising conclusion from the world’s top cardiologists is that there is no reason to limit natural foods high in saturated fat such as whole fat dairy, red meat and chocolate.

Fructose causes insulin resistance – Hormonal Obesity XXXII

The metabolism of excessive amounts of fructose leads to fatty liver, which is a key step in the development of insulin resistance, as we saw in our last post.  Is there evidence that consumption of fructose leads to insulin resistance?  In a word - yes. As far back as 1980, there were studies linking the...

Part V – The Phantom Menace

The link between diet and disease is discussed in this lecture. We explore how diet causes heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke and cancer amongst other diseases and the implications for treatment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yoOx_7MLn0 Download Lecture Slides & Notes

Low Fat Diets and Exercise for Type2 Diabetes – T2D 41

The Low Fat Era Several years back, the monumental task of recommending an optimal diet for type 2 diabetics was assigned to Dr. Richard Kahn, then the chief medical and scientific officer of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Like any good scientist, he began by reviewing the available published data. “When you look at the...

Therapeutic Nutrition – Paradigm for 21st century Medicine

Does your doctor talk about nutrition? My guess is no. My feeling, as a physician, is that most doctors know very little about nutrition. Why not? We are in the midst of a huge paradigm shift in the entire way we look at health and disease. It's happened so gradually that most doctors are not...

Cancer Paradigms – Cancer 8

Cancer has been recognized as a disease since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Ancient manuscripts from the seventeenth century BC describe a "bulging mass in the breast" - believed to be the first description of breast cancer. The Greek historian Herodotus, writing around 440 BC describes Atossa, the queen of Persia who suffered from...

Cancer – proximate causes – Cancer 5

If so much evidence exists that cancer is largely environmental, then why do so many researchers consider cancer a predominantly genetic condition of accumulated random mutations (Somatic Mutation Theory)? It comes down, unfortunately to intellectual laziness in identifying proximate and ultimate causes. Let me explain. Proximate means the step immediately preceding. For example, if we...

Cancer as an endocrine disease – Cancer 3

Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971. It’s been close to half a century, and the war is hardly close to being won. If you simply look at how many people have cancer, things look quite bleak. However, this is not quite accurate. Cancer screening has increased significantly in the past decades – with...

Hyperinsulinemia and cancer – Cancer 2

There is a strong relationship between cancer and obesity as discussed in our last post. Since I've spent several years arguing why hyperinsulinemia is the root cause of obesity and type 2 diabetes, it would only make sense that perhaps i think it may play a role in cancer development, too. This link has been...

Obesity and Cancer – Cancer 1

We’ve talked extensively over the last few years about obesity, metabolic syndrome, fasting, and type 2 diabetes. These are extremely important in the development of cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes). This addresses the number 1 killer of Americans, but we have not yet touched upon the very close #2 killer of Americans – the...

Fasting and Polycystic Diseases

Much new and interesting data support the benefits of fasting in diseases other than obesity and type 2 diabetes. This often relates to the role of nutrient sensors in the body. Everybody always believes that increased growth is good. But the simple truth is that excessive growth in adults is almost always bad. Excessive growth...