Electromagnetic fields and oxidative stress

“The results of the recent studies not only clearly demonstrate that EMF exposure triggers oxidative stress in various tissues, but also that it causes significant changes in levels of blood antioxidant markers. Fatigue, headache, decreased learning ability, and cognitive impairment are among the symptoms caused by EMF. The human body should therefore be protected against exposure to EMF because of the risks this can entail.” This is the conclusion of a quite well structured research done three years ago on the effects of electomagnetic fields and oxidative stress. Since then, the average exposure to EMR is significantly increased, and the large scale adoption of 5G in the next future will… Read More

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Constipation on keto: you are doing it wrong!

It’s a touchy subject, and one of the most popular on several keto groups on Facebook. Constipation seems to be one of the common side effects of a ketogenic diet, but is really true? Removing carbohydrates sources from the average Western diet is often compensated by eating more vegetables. Vegetables are good, right? Doctors tell us to eat more and more vegetables, fibre have to be good for us, right? Wait a minute, aren’t they the same doctors who tell us to eat a low fat, high carb diet, avoid saturated fats and use seed oils? I’m afraid the recommendations for more fibre in our diet have pretty much the… Read More

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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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Healthier for longer with more omega-3 (or with less omega-6)

Higher serum levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are associated with healthy aging in adults, defined as survival without chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, or severe chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. And while this seems certainly true, it doesn’t mean you must run to your computer to order some omega-3 oil supplement. It’s important to keep in mind that the amount of omega-3  you should get with your diet to get optimal benefits largely depends on your omega-6 consumption. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids have different roles, and they are both beneficial but it’s paramount to keep their ratio to a certain level.… Read More

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How to make billions with a evidence-free drug

Jerome Burn, a long time health journalist, writes: “Over two million prescriptions were written for the cholesterol lowering drug ezetimibe in 2011, even though there is no evidence that it does anything to reduce the risk of heart disease, which is (surely) the only reason you would take it… “It’s been available on the NHS for ten years and in 2011 taxpayers spent 71 million pounds on those prescriptions. Worldwide sales are about two billion annually. “It’s topical because last month the makers Merck paid out 688 million dollars to settle claims in America that it had defrauded shareholders by withholding the results of a negative trial in 2008. “The… 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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Religion and food: a marriage made in hell

What you think it would happen if the religious believes of a church would influence the Australian dietary guidelines? Well, that’s exactly what the Seventh-day Adventist church is doing, bending science to their goal: no meat for anyone. The Seventh-day Adventist church promotes a vegetarian/vegan diet, and that’s fine, other religions have similar dogmas, like not eating some kind of meat for Muslims and fasting at Ramadan, not eating meat on Fridays for the Catholics, not eating seafood without scales or mixing dairy and meat together for Jews. The problems start when a religious beliefs is pushed (through Seventh-day Adventist church Food Industry arm supports Sanitarium) and becomes part of… Read More

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Cancer and red meat, there is no association but don’t tell anyone!

In a survey of over 7,000 studies on cancer, scientists found no association between it and red meat consumption, but World Cancer Research Fund’s key recommendations on how to avoid cancer still include to not eat more than 500g of read meat per week. It’s not just bad science, it’s a matter of hiding the results of researches that don’t fit the Fund’s narrative. Did Diet Politics Corrupt World Cancer Research Fund Recommendations?

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All in moderation? Bullshit!

Eat everything in moderation, they say. Doctors, dietitians, nutritionists all say that you can’t exclude food groups from your diet, and that the key for weight management and health lies in the quantity of food you eat, not the quality. Bullshit. We, as human beings, we need food specific for our species, or we became fat and sick. And it’s not just humans: dogs and cats, our poor pets, are increasingly sick because we don’t feed them what they are supposed to eat, what they evolved to eat: meat, organs and bones, raw.

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