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The Official Dietary Advice Continues to Fail Us

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Yes – eggs are good for you

Regardless of whether it being advice on salt, saturated fat or sugar, health authorities are failing to stay up-to-date with the latest research:

Observer: Health Authorities Continue to Fail Us

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She Was Saved by Ketosis


4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars68%4 stars21%3 stars0%2 stars5%1 star3%51 ratings2,207 viewsMichel Lundell managed to get his epilepsy under control using a ketogenic diet (this is now an accepted and proven treatment). To make it easier to track his ketone levels – and being an engineer – he then developed the first ketone breath analyser, called Ketonix.

He’s joined in this presentation by Alison Gannett who have used a ketogenic diet to combat terminal brain cancer, another potentially very life-changing use of the diet.

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Using Ketone Breath Analysers – Michel Lundell and Alison Gannett

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Ten Years of Ketogenic Research


4.9 out of 5 stars5 stars94%4 stars1%3 stars1%2 stars0%1 star1%53 ratings737 viewsDo you have questions about ketosis and a keto diet?

The Diet Doctor camera crew and I got the honor of sitting down with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, one of the leading researchers in the field of ketosis, right in his lab in Florida. It became a very interesting interview with useful answers to questions, that anyone interested in ketosis will love.

You can watch part of the interview above (transcript). The full 22-minute video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership, see table of contents below.

Ten Years of Ketogenic Research – Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

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The Burden of Heart Disease Expands Faster Than Anticipated in the US

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A new disturbing report from the American Heart Association finds that the burden of cardiovascular disease in the US outpaces all projections. Or as AHA president Dr. Steven Houser puts it – “the burden of CVD is growing faster than our ability to combat it”:

Medpage Today: CVD Burden in U.S. Expanding Faster Than Expected

The risk of heart disease can be lowered with the help of lifestyle interventions and a healthy diet. What constitutes the latter is said to be under debate. But the fact that the problem keeps increasing at an alarming rate is yet another indication that the current high-carb guidelines are not working.

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World Heart Federation President: Fat Is Protective, Carbs are Harmful!

Note: This video has been taken down; It was never meant to be public because it contains unpublished results.

Get ready for action, with this new attention-grabbing talk by the president of the World Heart Federation, Professor Salim Yusuf. Here are just a few of the controversial, but likely correct, quotes:

  • “Above 40% carb we see a steep increase in CHD risk. Fats are protective.”
  • “Contrary to common belief the current recommendation to reduce saturated fat has no scientific basis.” (at 20:20)
  • “You must have heard of the book Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. She shook up the nutrition world. But she got it right.” (at 20:33)

Yusuf also gets into the mistaken war on salt, where a moderate amount of sodium (3-5 grams per day) may be optimal.

It’s an excellent talk, if you can stand the slight over-reliance on observational data at some points (it normally does not prove cause and effect). Still, highly recommended!

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How Do You Become Sugar Free?


4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars73%4 stars10%3 stars8%2 stars2%1 star4%68 ratings1,930 viewsWhat is it like being a sugar addict? And what’s it like to struggle to break free from it? How could you do it?

Karen Thomson, former model and a recovering sugar addict, talks about her personal journey to break free from sugar and how’s she’s now helping others.

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How Do You Become Sugar Free? – Karen Thomson

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The Salt Guidelines Are Too Restrictive, Say Experts

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Is it really necessary to lower your salt intake as much as the current guidelines advise, in order to lower your blood pressure? According to a new expert paper, the guidelines are way too restrictive and not based on enough evidence.

Cardio Brief: International Experts Call Salt Guidelines Far Too Restrictive

I agree, and especially enjoyed this paragraph:

The new paper also emphasized the potential dangers of lowering sodium too much, as in the WHO and AHA guidelines. “Sodium,” the authors wrote, “is an essential nutrient. This implies that there must be a ‘U’-shaped relationship between dietary sodium intake and cardiovascular events, but there is no consensus of where the minimum risks lies.”

Salt IS an essential nutrient, so why don’t guidelines also mention the minimum intake for optimal health and wellbeing? Studies show that too little salt could even be dangerous.

Salt restriction is usually mainly thought of as a means to control blood pressure, even though the effect is usually modest. Are there other ways than salt restriction to control your blood pressure? Sure – like keeping your insulin low. Which of course can be achieved through a low-carb diet.

How to Normalize Your Blood Pressure

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Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid?


4.6 out of 5 stars5 stars81%4 stars9%3 stars3%2 stars1%1 star3%53 ratings2,821 viewsDoes a low-carb diet impact thyroid function? Can it worsen the symptoms – or are there potential benefits?

We asked some of the top low-carb doctors in the world to give their quick and spontaneous answers, and made the a video. Watch a segment it above, where Dr. Sarah Hallberg answers (transcript).

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Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid? – Doctors Answer Common Questions

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What Should I Do After a Slip Up?

Ask Bitten Jonsson

What do you do if you accidentally slip up and eat too many carbs? What can you do to overcome a weight plateau? And what about food cravings during your period?

These and other questions are answered this week by our food addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN: Continue Reading →

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