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Inflamation and Your Heart

You have undoubtedly heard all about high cholesterol and high LDL levels and their relationship to increased risk factors for heart. But another important—and insidious—factor for heart disease is inflammation. In simple terms, inflammation is a catchall word that encompasses the processes by which your body… Read More

Identifying Independent Risk Factors for Stroke

The December 11, 2001, issue of Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), published a study by Tanne et al. of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel. It reported on more than 11,000 individuals with coronary heart disease but no previous history of stroke or transient ischemic attacks (TIA). All… Read More

How To Reduce Your Risk For Metabolic Syndrome

If metabolic syndrome, formerly known as syndrome X, is indeed a disease of insulin resistance—as it almost surely is—that’s good news for Atkins followers. Here’s why: • High blood sugar (glucose) levels are a signal that the body may be having trouble processing carbs. • High… Read More

Dukan Diet, Where Is The Science

Where is the Science? Atkins Nutritionals is aware of no science nor clinical research that supports the claims made for the Dukan Diet. Absolutely no research has been done on the diet to substantiate its claims. In fact, the British Dietetic Association branded the Dukan Diet one of the five… Read More

Dealing with Gallbladder Disorders

The message that your gallbladder is sending could very well be this: Beware the effects of bad nutrition. In recent years surgeons have been increasingly removing gallbladders, presumably in an attempt to treat gallstones and related disorders. But the gallbladder is fundamental to your well-being. Among other functions, it stores… Read More

Changing Your Eating Style

The typical American way of eating is grossly mismatched to the normal human metabolism. Most obesity is the result of metabolic disturbances, resulting from long-term inappropriate food choices, not the over-consumption of fat.  Studies consistently show that sugar, refined white flour, starchy carbohydrates and junk foods are bad for… Read More

Longer Is Better

In the last decade a multitude of studies on restricted carbohydrate intake has dramatically changed the research landscape. This newer research builds upon older information on carbohydrate-restricted diets, including the use of low-carbohydrate diets by a variety of Aboriginal hunting cultures that persisted for thousands of years. Let’s take… Read More

Epilepsy: A low-carbohydrate diet may be just what the doctor ordered

We’ve known for some time that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate (and high-fat) diet is effective in controlling epileptic seizures in children. In fact, the ketogenic diet is used in over a dozen hospitals around the country as an intervention for epilepsy. Now some new research from Johns Hopkins School of… Read More

Could coffee actually be good for you?

Health-conscious consumers always have considered their daily Java a guilty pleasure. Conventional thinking would suggest that caffeine may raise blood pressure in susceptible individuals, make some feel jittery or anxious, interfere with deep and restful sleep, or raise stress hormones. However, until recently, there has been little talk about coffee's… Read More

Ask the Nutritionist: Make Hunger Go Away with Five-A-Day

Q: Why am I always hungry? I feel satisfied right after eating, but then I’m starving in about 90 minutes. A: If you’re following the program exactly how it should be and you’re still hungry in between meals, you could try eating more frequently, like every two hours… Read More

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