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New Study: Does Sugar Cause Heart Disease? 28
Is It Dangerous to Eat Meat Before Age 65? 48
Gallstones and Low Carb 105
Better Blood Sugar, Better Memory 40
One Million Views on YouTube! 19
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More Blood Sugar, More Dementia! 50
Ancestral health, obesity and smurfs 33
Discovering Airline Diabetic Meal 108
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Heavily Criticized in Australian TV Documentary 29
Great Cholesterol Numbers After 4 Years on an Ultra-Strict LCHF Diet 86
Why We Get Sick 14
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The Doctor: “Have You Started an LCHF Diet, Or Something?”

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Many people with obesity or diabetes experience amazing health improvements with fewer carbohydrates in their diets. But you may still feel a little nervous at that follow-up appointment. What will the tests show?

A reader e-mailed me a story about what can happen.

“Have you started an LCHF diet, or something?” was the first thing the doctor said: Continue Reading →

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Why Do More and More Adults Get Type 1 Diabetes?

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More and more Swedes get type 1 diabetes, which used to be called juvenile-onset diabetes.

It was previously thought that the increase only applied to children, but now it’s clear that the disease is also increasing greatly in people between 14 and 34 years:

University of Gothenburg: More adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes than previously thought

Nobody knows for sure what causes the disease. For some reason, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells and kills them.

The increase in type 1 diabetes follows the rise of obesity – three times more people are obese today, than in the 80′s.

Obese people have greatly elevated levels of insulin in their blood, on average four times more (!) than lean people.

The same Western food that stimulate an overproduction of insulin, making susceptible people obese, may affect other people in other ways. Perhaps a hyper-stimulation of insulin-production constitutes a risk for an attack of the insulin-producing cells.

Perhaps the Western high-carb diet is not only behind obesity and type 2 diabetes in ever more people, but also behind an increased risk of type 1 diabetes? Continue Reading →

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“I Should Have Believed My Grandmother Instead of Listening to Authorities”

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I received an email from Megan, 24, in Melbourne, Australia. She’s got a fantastic story about what happened when she stopped eating what people said was healthy:

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Is Salt Dangerous? Or Good for You?

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Is salt dangerous? Certain organizations – such as those issuing official dietary guidelines – have warned for a long time against salt and recommended a reduced intake. But as often when it comes to nutrition, the science is far from settled.

A recent review of all good studies in this area shows that the amount of salt that most people consume is associated with good health. Both an extremely high salt consumption and a low consumption seem to be worse.

The review can be added to several similar reviews in recent years, that question the dead-certain warnings against salt. Neither too much, nor too little, seems to be best.

You can actually get too little salt. This causes fatigue, dizziness and difficulty concentrating. You lose focus. And maybe you don’t just feel worse from salt deficiency, perhaps it’s also really bad for your health.

Avoid high doses of salt from junk food, cheap processed foods, soda and bread. Extreme amounts of salt are hardly good for you, and there are more reasons to avoid such foods. But if you eat real food, you can probably put as much salt on your food as you like.

If you have symptoms of salt deficiency, try taking half a teaspoon of salt, dissolved in water. If you quickly feel better, you were probably salt deficient. Continue Reading →

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Higher Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar, Poorer Memory

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Yet another study shows that by middle age people with elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure may already have significantly worse cognitive function:

UCSF: Early Cardiac Risks Linked to Worse Cognitive Function in Middle Age

As usual, this is about statistics, and correlation doesn’t prove causation. But the brain is sensitive – and it will likely be best off with a normal blood sugar and blood pressure.

If you want to keep your brain functions, you probably want to go easy on the Easter candy. And of course, it’s even more important how you eat on a daily basis.  Continue Reading →

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Free of Sugar Addiction – Third Time’s the Charm!

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It can be difficult to get rid of a sugar addiction. Just like quitting smoking, several attempts may be needed before you succeed.

Here’s Sara’s story: Continue Reading →

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“Everything Changed for Me Once I Did a Lifestyle Change”

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I just got another e-mail from Mexico with an impressive success story! Continue Reading →

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Restoring Liver Function with LCHF?

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I received an e-mail from Eduarda Castro, whose husband was diagnosed with Gilbert’s syndrome when he was a teenager.

This is a relatively common and benign hereditary cause of sporadic jaundice (yellowing of the skin due to elevated bilirubin levels) caused by the liver not being able to get rid of bilirubin at the normal pace.

Here’s her story on how her husband normalized his liver function: Continue Reading →

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Why You Should NOT Listen to Your Dietitian

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Here’s another good reason NOT to listen to your dietitian if you get diagnosed with diabetes*. A reader sent me her story:

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Saturated Fat Completely Safe According to New Big Review of all Science!

Good fat, good fat, good fat.

Good fat, good fat, good fat.

Are butter, and other saturated fats, bad for us? No.

Yet another new major review of all good science shows that saturated fat is as harmless as other natural fats, whether unsaturated or polyunsaturated.

This review goes through all observational studies and randomized intervention studies of high quality that have been done. Which means all the best science available on the subject:

The result? People who eat a lot of butter or other saturated fats don’t get sicker. And people who reduce their butter intake don’t get any better. There simply is no connection between butter and heart disease.

The same result – that butter is completely harmless – has recently been shown in major reviews of all science time after time, again and again and again and again.

When are older so-called experts going to give up their outdated and unscientific warnings about butter? It’s time to embrace science.

Today, fear of butter lacks scientific support. It’s based on old preconceptions and on an inability to update knowledge.

If you want to be taken seriously as a “nutrition expert” you’d better keep updated. It’s not good enough to continue spreading ideas from the 80′s about fat, ideas that have long since been refuted.

There has to be a limit to how long you can bury your head in the sand. Or what do you think?

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