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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Fasting and over training could stall your weight loss

I get it, you want to lose those kilograms in excess as soon as possible, you’ve read a lot of articles and blogs about keto and low carb diet, and you are keen to experiment with fasting. It’s all good, but – as always – the devil is in the details. If you put on weight for the last 10 years, it’s not reasonable to expect to lose them in a few weeks. I’m not saying you can’t (actually many people have had spectacular results with a properly done keto diet), I’m just saying “do not exaggerate”. Skipping a meal seems an easy way to reduce calories and accelerate your… Read More

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The biggest keto mistake you can make

One of the most common cause of failure when starting a keto diet is the lack of electrolytes. Keto flu, headache, weakness, light headedness, all are mostly do to not getting enough electrolytes. But why this happens? First of all, in the last two decades the mainstream message from health authorities was to reduce salt intake, and most people use it very sparingly on their food. Eating keto means avoiding most industrially processed food, that is usually very rich in sodium, but also you have to keep in mind that while in ketosis your body doesn’t retain as much water as on a high carb diet. Expelling more water means… Read More

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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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What are the different types of diabetes?

It’s important to understand the differences between different types of diabetes, a disease that has reached epidemic proportions and affects over 400 million people worldwide. Type 1 diabetes It can be referrred to as juvenile diabetes, because the onset usually happens very early in life. It’s an autoimmune disease, with the immune system that attack the Beta cells in the pancreas where the insulin hormone is produced. Without insulin, the sugars accumulate in the blood (hyperglycemia) and since they can’t be used as a source of energy they are excreted in the urine. Type 2 diabetes It’s the most common form of diabetes, and even if in the past it… Read More

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A quick start guide to paleo/low carb/keto

Whatever your reason to embrace the low carb lifestyle (we use low carb here as a general term to include also keto and paleo), you must keep in mind that for our general well being is important not only to nourish our bodies with fresh real food, but also to get off the hamster wheel of the modern world. 1. EAT FRESH REAL FOOD Stay away as much as possible from processed food and carbohydrates, legumes, seed oils and soy products. Eat plenty of grass fed/pastured meat, preferably beef, lamb and game. Enjoy a variety of vegetables, free range eggs, seafood and good fats (extra virgin olive oil, grass fed… Read More

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