Elevated blood pressure is a common health issue today. Almost a third of U.S. adults have high blood pressure – perhaps you or someone in your family does? High blood pressure isn’t necessarily something you can feel, but it increases the risk of serious conditions such as strokes and heart attacks.
The good news is that you can improve your blood pressure by way of simple lifestyle changes.
The usual treatment for elevated blood pressure today is medication. This is often reasonable. But what if you could achieve perfect blood pressure without pills or side-effects – with improved health and weight as welcome side-bonuses, instead?
The truth is that high blood pressure was extremely rare as recently as a few hundred years ago. Something in today’s environment is giving more and more people high blood pressure. What is it?
Here’s everything you need to know:
A new scientific review article from a large group of scientists put forward the argument that a low-carbohydrate diet should be the first approach in managing both type 2 and type 1 diabetes.
Behind the article is a large group of scientists who have long focused on low-carb diets. But the name that stands out to me is Arne Astrup, the influential Danish professor and nutrition researcher who in recent years became convinced and changed sides in the debate. And dared to admit it! A scientist with integrity.
According to a new Swedish study, boring TV shows seem to increase the risk of obesity. In the study, a “boring” program (an art lecture on Swedish Television) led to more snacking than a fun program.
Personally, I think boring art shows on TV may be less of a problem in the long run, as they reduce the risk of getting stuck in front of the screen. Addictive TV shows that don’t contribute anything positive in your life are worse.
There are, of course, a couple of highly efficient solutions to the problem of snacking on candy in front of the TV:
- Don’t watch TV passively – do something else that you enjoy more. If you want to become really smart, watch TED.com instead.
- Avoid buying unhealthful snacks – so that you avoid being tempted.
Do you have any suggestions for what to eat while watching TV and what do you like most to watch when you watch TV?
I just learned from a health care professional about a new silly LCHF myth. Someone had said that you shouldn’t be on an LCHF diet for more than seven months because of cholesterol issues.
Old ideas about LCHF being harmful and generally bad for cholesterol are common, but why the number seven month? Any guesses?
The truth is that LCHF usually produces great cholesterol numbers, or simply normal ones. Significant elevations are less common, and it’s not seen at all in averages in large studies (for example) on years of eating LCHF.
Do you have to suffer from aches and pains as you’re getting older? Although this has become the norm, it’s not part of a natural aging process.
Here’s an email from Beth, who wanted to share her experiences with an LCHF diet: Continue Reading →
More and more people (and doctors!) realize that the fear of fat was a mistake:
Obesity is caused by flour-rich and starchy foods, such as bread, cookies and macaroni. This is not a new idea, and it certainly wasn’t I who said it first. The page above is from the book “The Physiology of Taste”, by a famous French food guru.
Ignorant people like to dismiss the ideas as a “fad diet”, but then this is an extremely long-lasting fad, as the book was published in 1825.
Why does a reduction of sugar and starch – variants of a low-carbohydrate diet – recur in thousands of different forms over hundreds of years? Simple.
Most people lose excess weight without hunger on a low-carbohydrate diet. It just works.
It’s not about a fad. It’s because it works. Continue Reading →
Vacation on Gotland, Sweden, includes a traditional visit to Sysne fishing village. So even this year.
Here’s this year’s fish platter, which was enjoyed by the sea: Continue Reading →
In the summer of 2006, I started eating an LCHF diet and since then I have continued to do so. It has now been eight years and I decided it was time for a thorough checkup.
According to certain fat and meat phobics, I should have been dead a long time ago. Personally, I’m planning to hang in there for about 50 more years. So who’s going to be right?
Here’s the result from my recent blood work: Continue Reading →
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- 2Reversing Diabetes After a Visit to the Emergency Room37
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- 4No More Than Seven Months?35
- 5“I Was Wrong, We Should Be Feasting on Fat”29
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- 2Dr. Oz Positive to LCHF Against Alzheimer’s!196
- 3My Health Markers After Eight Years on LCHF139
- 4Will LCHF Work Long-Term? Say, After Four Years?117
- 5Sugar vs Fat on BBC: Which is Worse?117
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