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The headlines came out about two weeks ago: “Obesity Rates Hit an All Time High”. The percentage of adults in the US with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 has gone from 30 in 2000 to almost 40 today. About 18.5 percent of children are now obese, versus 13.9 percent in 2000. So what’s the good news? What the
Zonulin: A Way to Test For Leaky Gut Our small intestines are designed to absorb small molecules and keep bigger ones from entering our circulation, where they can trigger immune responses and lead to inflammation and autoimmune disease. Dr. Alessio Fasano, back in 2000, discovered zonulin (represented by the blue circular objects in the drawing above), a protein which
The Ketogenic Diet (Keto) is all the rage. Claims are being made that it will speed up weight loss, fight cancer and improve brain function. What is it and is it right for you? Keto Defined Keto is typically 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates. For someone eating 2000 calories a day, 5% carbohydrates is 25 grams. What are ketones?
Thanks to Johns Hopkins for this excellent information! Preventing Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
Most of us have heard that a tick apocalypse is here. We have also seen that ticks are transmitting diseases other than lyme, including relapsing fever, babesiosis, and Powassan virus. I am still planning to go outside, ride my bike, plant my vegetable garden, and do an occasional hike. I will be careful and take intelligent precautions. Let
To my patients and readers of this blog, it comes as no surprise that I endorse a nutrient-dense, low carb, high(er) fat diet. The ratios work out to 50-60% fat, 25-30% protein, and 15-25% carbohydrates. My patients are eating healthy, (mostly) whole foods, doing a lot more of their own cooking, and reversing serious conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.
Testing and Treatment for Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Anyone in this area either has been or knows someone who has been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Many of you have also been exposed to one of many other diseases carried by ticks, such as Babesiosis, Erlichiosis, and others. You know firsthand that these illnesses, especially if not caught early,
CT NDs Need Your Help: Please Contact Your Legislator(s)! Hearing is Monday March 20th “Anything worth having is worth fighting for”. That’s certainly the case with the long-overdue revision in the practice law for NDs in Connecticut. Thanks in no small part to the support of our patients, family and friends, we NDs continue to make progress toward our
In her informative, extremely readable and often exasperating history of how saturated fat came to be demonized and shunted aside in favor of less healthy food choices, Nina Teicholz shows us how dietary orthodoxies are established and research is directed and interpreted to support the status quo, no matter how misguided and inaccurate. Teicholz also reveals how those who came
WHY HUNTING AND GATHERING WON’T GET YOU THERE – LESSONS FROM THE HADZA Hadza men and women burn the same amount of calories as we do Total energy expenditure was compared by lean body mass Conclusion: our bodies adjust to hold on to weight after a certain amount of exercise My take: Eat less, AND eat fewer carbs, while