Is keto used just to lose weight?

Probably the most common misconception about keto is about its purpose. It’s quite understandable that most people would think that a keto diet is used just to lose weight, after all all other diets are seen as a temporary way to reach a certain goal and not a permanent lifestyle. But what many do not understand is that you can be in deep ketosis and actually gain weight! How is that even possible? Well, the whole idea of CICO (Calorie In, Calorie Out) as outlined by the standard definition of calories of each macro nutrient, is flawed, because apart from the caloric intake, the effect of proteins, fats and carbohydrates… Read More

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Sweden: obese kids have higher rates of metabolic syndrome

More than a quarter (26%) of apparently fit 6-year-old children in Sweden have at least one metabolic risk factor requiring action, according to researchers. Not surprisingly,¬†Dr. Emma Kjellberg of the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg found that kids in the higher-weight groups were significantly more likely to be insulin resistant than the normal weight group (28% vs. 5%). This was also the case for high triglycerides (8% vs. 0%).¬†Children with high waist circumferences had significantly higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure than those with normal waist circumferences. If that sounds scary enough, it’s because it is. We are talking about 6 years old kids with all the sign of… Read More

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Washington Times: carbohydrates are killing us

Finally on a mainstream media: carbohydrates are killing us. Most recent articles on newspapers started to demonize sugar, but blaming all the obesity and metabolic disorders epidemic just on sugar is misleading. This article, written by a cardiologist, put everything in perspective and shows how is grains (even “whole” grains) that clog our arteries and not fat.

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Alzheimer’s disease is type 3 diabetes

For years drug companies have tried to find a cure for Alzheimer disease, without any success. The problem is, Alzheimer is a neurodegenerative disease and is the leading cause of dementia, but all the researches to find a medication that either could slow or stop neuronal damage failed. But in the last couple of decades, a strong body of evidence about the causes of Alzheimer started to emerge, and it seems that it could be much more effective to prevent it than to cure it. A growing number of studies point toward insulin deficiency and insulin resistance as mediators of Alzheimer neurodegeneration, and scientists started to wonder if the disease… Read More

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