Category: Nutrition

Nutrition includes both what and when we eat.  Elimination diets help many, often beginning by reducing sugar and processed foods. Others choose vegetarian, carnivore or eliminate problematic foods. Evidence also supports benefits of spending some time in a state of ketosis which can be achieved through nutrition (low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets), fasting, exercise, and (possibly) supplements. 2.0 Metabolic Health Factors

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Can Low-Carb agree to disagree on these 12 topics?

There are many camps within the low-carb community with differing views. These differences are most likely to occur in areas where the science is not yet settled.  Consensus to collaborate is important in a...

When patients reducing carbohydrates ask what to eat

Clinician-approved, carb-appropriate guides for patient education Here are some overviews of low carbohydrate eating plans for you to use in your patient education. These are all variations on carbohydrate reduction. Choose the guide that...

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Save time! 3 metabolic health research portals

We’re celebrating our Organizing Research team launching a big project with Metabolic Multipliers Sarah Rice & Nutrition Network. Low Carbohydrate Nutrition References Each curated by 40+ conditions with a metabolic component. Curated Low-Carbohydrate Nutrition...

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Nick Norwitz: an athletic diet?

Nick Norwitz started as a carb-fuled marathon runner. After his lifestyle destroyed his health, he turned to a ketogenic diet to heal.

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Mani’s “keto boot camp” by Cassey Hauser

My son’s friend, Cassandra Hauser, and I had planned a trip driving through South America in the summer of 2019. But, when my brother’s long-term caregiver became very ill with lung cancer I brought...

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Mani’s metabolic musings

Garlic, sugar & COVID19 11-13.7.2020| Sugar & infection | Aged garlic | Tight Glucose control | Sugars & protein function | Sugars & nerve sheaths | Virality or vitality? |Glycan shield or glucose sword...

Layperson terms for ketone body metabolism?

Hypoglycemia & hyperglycemia, low or high blood sugar levels, interact with ketone levels to produce either symptomatic or asymptomatic conditions. Layperson definitions & leading-thinker discussion.

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What is metabolic health? A biochemist’s definition

It depends on who you ask, but there are some generally agreed upon parameters for measuring metabolic health. It can be measured in our blood or bodies. These medical, physiological and laboratory test markers...

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Lifestyle Medicine, the key to metabolic healing

What is lifestyle medicine? Lifestyle medicine can be the central vehicle for metabolic intervention and metabolic optimization. Generally speaking, metabolisms are improved with behaviors rather than with the stuff of conventional health care, i.e.,...

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Best resources for carb-reduction therapies

Best keto resources for families and patients: | Keto diet overviews | Keto support groups | Best keto books | Keto for Psych | Low-carb & keto success stories || Best keto resources for...

Building my Keto Treatment Team

How to build my ketogenic therapy treatment team

Building a team to treat any illness with a ketogenic diet is often a difficult, multi-step process. Ketogenic dietary intervention is in its early stages in healthcare. Yet research has demonstrated its potential effectiveness...

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Raj’s journey: obese & diabetic to healthy

Raj Seth’s notes for his recent podcast on LowCarbMD with Doctors Brian Lenzkes and Jason Fung. Fat as a kid I had always been fat as far back as I can remember. I developed...

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Chris Palmer, MD: Ketogenic therapy may help stop seizures

This dietary treatment, the ketogenic diet, based on ancient medicine, is making a comeback as a treatment for epilepsy. The ketogenic diet controversy The keto diet is one of today’s most controversial diets, so...

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Might keto therapies help fight Alzheimer’s Disease?

Major Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease Studies show that major risk factors for Alzheimer’s include metabolic, lifestyle and genetic factors: Diabetes (1, 4, 7) Obesity (1) Cardiovascular disease (1,4) Lack of exercise (1, 7)...

Why evaluate dietary interventions? Are they just food?

Chris Palmer. MD just published Diets and Disorders: Can Foods or Fasting Be Considered Psychopharmacologic Therapies? It is in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry(1)  and you’ll find an executive summary in this post. First...

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Relieving depression with the ketogenic diet?

Perhaps those suffering from treatment-resistant depression could find some relief with the ketogenic diet? Any attempt to try this MUST be medically supervised because there are both psychiatric and metabolic dangers in this dietary...

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My mother’s suffering spurred me to find keto

Christie Barnett’s keto journey: Sitting in a nursing home with my dying mother is where it all began for me, Christie Barnett. There she was, a 71-year-old formerly dignified college instructor, stuck in a...