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Fasting and Growth Hormone

Fasting to build muscle?

Could fasting help build muscle and unleash anti-aging properties, via the release of human growth hormone?

The physiology of fasting is fascinating. The power of fasting lies not in the mere reduction of calories, but the beneficial hormonal changes. One of the main benefits comes from reducing insulin, but there are also increases in nor-adrenalin, cortisol, and growth hormone.

Collectively, these are known as the counter-regulatory hormones, since they all serve to increase blood glucose at a time that the body is not getting glucose from food. Here we focus on human growth hormone (HGH). Continue Reading →


Health Experts Demand That Doctors Start Learning About Nutrition

While doctors spend much of their time treating lifestyle-related diseases, they spend close to zero time learning about nutrition or other lifestyle interventions.

Leading health experts such as Dr. Aseem Malhotra now demand that doctors start learning about nutrition and lifestyle in an open letter. All in order to halt the devastating crisis of related diseases:

The situation is quite absurd. But also highly profitable, for the pharmaceutical industry.

There’s no way to cure a dietary disease with a drug. So as long as doctors only know about drugs, people with these diseases will have to keep taking drugs forever.

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What Causes Obesity?

4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star6%3 star1%2 star1%1 star1%64 ratings3,382 viewsWhat is the real cause of obesity? What causes weight gain?

It surely is not excess calories – that’s just a description of how people gain weight. It does not explain why, so it’s not helpful. Dr. Fung gets into the REAL cause in this presentation.

This talk has only been available for our members before (check out our free trial), but now everyone can watch it above.

Table of contents

  2:10  Why are there fat doctors?
  4:10  What causes weight gain?
10:15  The ultimate cause of obesity – the unspoken accusation
16:09  The biology of human starvation
18:55  Metabolic rate and calorie reduction
21:45  Not lack of willpower
24:05  The cruel hoax
26:00  Hormonal obesity
28:40  Insulin and weight gain
37:05  A new hope



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Top 14 Low-Carb Fears

Top 14 low-carb fears

Is a low-carb diet dangerous? Will it harm every organ of your body and destroy the planet?

There are many fears about low carb, and most (but not all) are based on misunderstandings and myths. We’ve put together a big new guide to make sense of the top 14 low-carb fears. Should you be worried or not? Have a look:

Top 14 Low-Carb Fears (And Whether You Should Be Worried)

Do you have friends or relatives (or a doctor) who worry? Feel free to share the guide!


How to Win on Fat: Becoming a Fat-Burning Machine for Athletic Performance

4.6 out of 5 stars5 star81%4 star9%3 star0%2 star4%1 star4%22 ratings1,070 viewsKetosis is becoming more and more of a recognized strategy for athletic performance, especially since two of the top performers in this year’s Tour de France – including the winner – were on some type of low-carb diet.

One of the few people who had an early interest in ketosis for increased performance was the coach and ultra athlete Peter Defty. In this talk from the Low Carb USA conference, he talks about what he has come to realize – everything from stress, weight management and how to get adapted – by getting top athletes to become fat-burning machines.

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Winning on Fat – Peter Defty

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Portugal Introduces Soda Tax in 2017


Sugar is now clearly public health enemy #1. Here’s further proof, in the form of yet another country planning to implement a new soda tax:

The Guardian: Portugal to Levy Sugar Tax on Soft Drinks in 2017

Clearly more and more countries believe that soda taxes are an effective strategy to lower obesity and type 2 diabetes rates. Early results from countries like Mexico show that soda taxes result in a significant reduction of soda consumption.

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“I Have the Energy to Do Things I Never Thought Would Be Possible”

Before and after

Before and after

Bill was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and immediately started searching online for help. He stumbled upon the traditional American Diabetes Association diet… and the weird ketogenic diet.

After reading more on the subject, the keto diet started to make more sense, so he decided to give it a try: Continue Reading →


Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid?

Everything in Moderation – Answers to Common Questions4.8 out of 5 stars5 star88%4 star7%3 star3%2 star0%1 star0%26 ratings2606:28

Does a low-carb diet impact thyroid function? Can it worsen the symptoms – or are there potential benefits? Here’s how five of the top low-carb doctors in the world answer these questions in this 6-minute video, that so far has a 5.0 out of 5 rating:

Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid?

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Do you want to check out a similar video without signing up? Check out the “Is Saturated Fat Bad?” video below. Continue Reading →


Leaked: Coca-Cola’s Strategy to Kill Soda Taxes


More and more countries start implementing soda taxes, which of course cause major losses for Big Soda. So how’s the industry going to fight this?

Newly leaked internal Coke e-mails reveal their secret plans:

We already knew the huge amounts of money spent by Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association to lobby against health policies, but these new leaked emails illuminate the inner-workings of the soda industry’s coordinated political strategy. They confirm many health advocates’ deepest suspicions: the soda industry is a united force against public health.

Medium: Leaked: Coca-Cola’s Worldwide Political Strategy to Kill Soda Taxes

Is anybody surprised?

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‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’ Is Excellent – Even According to the Harshest of Critics


In addition to being the number one best selling book on Canadian Amazon (before Harry Potter!), ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’ is called excellent by some of the harshest of critics:

If you haven’t already ordered a copy, you can do it either on Canadian or American Amazon.

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