Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Dr. Josh Axe and Dr. Bredesen: brain health and cognitive decline

Dr. Josh Axe and Dr. Bredesen talking about brain health and cognitive decline.
Dale E Bredesen is the author of "The End of Alzheimer's", a best seller.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVhNOxmwG0k

Saturday, October 27, 2018

5 Supplements You Should Take If You're on the Keto Diet

Following the ketogenic diet means sticking to a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb meal plan. What's the purpose? Eating this way puts your body in a state of ketosis, so you burn fat rather than sugar for energy.

 Though it wasn't developed as a weight-loss plan, that's what keto has become, with hordes of devotees dedicated to obtaining most of their calories from fat and protein and limiting themselves to less than 50 grams of carbs a day. While fans rave about the pounds they've shed, health experts say there are some potential drawbacks to the keto diet, such as a loss of muscle mass, diarrhea, and a condition dubbed the keto flu.
Read article: https://www.health.com/weight-loss/keto-supplements

The Sugar Epidemic Policy versus Politics

Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, argues that it is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy, away from personal responsibility and toward public health. His presentation elaborates on his contention that sugar, like alcohol, should not be treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market.

Recently featured in the New York Times Magazine, Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDeso6SVOI

Friday, October 26, 2018

Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease- Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD

"Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease" is a presentation by Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD that took place at Silicon Valley Health Institute on November 17, 2016.

Alzheimer’s disease affects 5 million people in the U.S. and about 30 million worldwide. Until now, the prognosis seemed poor for this population Dale Bredesen MD, the founding president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, has developed a program which has had success in reversing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. His research model addresses several possible disease components at once (diet, exercise, etc.) rather than testing one drug at a time to rule out the effects from other drugs or interventions. Bredesen says that studying one drug at a time is like patching one hole in a roof that has dozens of holes.

 Dr. Bredesen sees Alzheimer’s disease,- as an imbalance rather than a toxicity resulting in amyloid beta plaques which block nerve cell signaling and lead to memory loss. Amyloid beta, he and others say, also has a normal function in the brain, performing important roles, such as helping the brain’s plasticity – how nerve cells signal to make and store memories and delete unneeded ones. After intense testing of a patient, Dr. Bredesen determines which factors have gone awry, and personalizes a program to correct the issues.

 Among the measures he recommends:
 - A diet that eliminates processed foods and other unhealthy ingredients, and boosts fruits, vegetables and healthy fish
- Stress reduction with meditation, yoga, music or other means
- Eight hours of sleep a night
- At least 30 minutes of exercise four to six times a week
- Very good oral hygiene
- Improvement of gut health with probiotics and prebiotics
- Fasting for 12 hours between dinner and breakfast, and three hours or more between dinner and bedtime, to keep insulin levels low

 Published in the September Journal Aging, he did a study on ten patients. Nine of the 10 patients improved. Six who had been on leave from work or were struggling with work due to memory loss and other Alzheimer’s-related issues returned or improved their work performance. The one patient who did not improve was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. One 67 year old patient is still doing well after three years. She had a demanding job when her memory issues surfaced. She couldn’t finish work reports properly and would even forget her longtime pets’ names. Within months of beginning the program, she was doing well at work. “Four times she went off the program and each time she got worse. When she went back on, she went back to normal.”

 Dr. Bredesen hopes to start a clinical trial this year. He also hopes to launch a program where interested patients could learn how to follow it during a one-week intensive stay, returning periodically for progress checks and program tweaks. The Alzheimer’s Association cautions against Alzheimer’s patients trying to self-start Bredesen’s program. That’s despite the fact that the Association recommends some of the program features for better brain health.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D5aA_-3Ip8

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Alzheimer's Reversed in Detail

SharpAgain.org and HealthAdvocatesWorldWide.com come together and show how some people in detail have reversed their diagnosis of Alzheimer's and have obtained their memories and lives back from this horrible disease. This takes place with an audience in Florida.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1XvjeoOK0c

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Dr. Stephen Phinney on Nutritional Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets (Part 1)

Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D, explains the science of nutritional ketosis, a natural metabolic state in which your body is fueled mainly by fats and ketones, instead of carbohydrates (glucose). Nutritional ketosis occurs when you follow a ketogenic diet.
Watch part 2 here: https://youtu.be/CHJmqhMzKtE Watch part 3 here: https://youtu.be/k0NE8WEH44A Stephen Phinney is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Virta Health, the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes without medications or surgery. As a physician-scientist with 40 years of experience divided between academic internal medicine and industry, Dr. Phinney has studied nutritional biochemistry with a long-term focus on low carbohydrate research and its benefits for physical performance and insulin sensitivity. A Professor of Medicine Emeritus at University of California, Davis, Dr. Phinney is an internationally recognized expert on obesity, carbohydrate-restricted and ketogenic diets, diet and performance, and essential fatty acid metabolism. Dr. Phinney has designed, completed, and published data from more than 20 clinical protocols involving diets, exercise, oxidative stress, and inflammation. His extensive experience in the design of clinical nutrition trials in both academic and industrial settings has led to more than 87 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on clinical nutrition and biochemistry. He is the author of four books, including The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, two foundational books on low carb nutrition science and nutritional ketosis that he co-authored with Jeff Volek, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Phinney received his medical degree from Stanford University, holds a Doctorate in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral research at Harvard University. Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IEuhp8RFMU

Is a Ketogenic (Low Carb) Diet Heart Healthy? • Dr Bret Scher

Listen to Dr Bret Scher, US board-certified cardiologist myth-bust the eating fat fear and explain why we should be adopting ketogenic/low carb diet for prevention of heart disease. This episode is great for anyone interested in the low carb or keto diet who's concerned about the effects of a high-fat diet on heart health.

 If you know someone who is interested in trying out the LCHF/Keto diet, but is concerned about possible negative effects on the heart, this interview is for them.

 I enjoyed this interview because Bret was very good at explaining all the factors that go in to maintaining a healthy heart and dispelling the fears about adding healthy fat to our diets.

 After talking to Bret, I feel people should feel reassured that high fat diets aren't harmful to cardiovascular health, contrary to what the conventional message has been from the medical profession for years.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YohHoZKzvA

Diet Doctor Podcast #5 - Dr. Michael Arata & Stephanie Kennedy

Dr. Michael Arata, founder, and lead physician at Arata Medical, is the most unique radiologist I have ever met. He specializes in limb-salvage interventional procedures, and as such, is the last resort to prevent a patient from having an amputation. Luckily, he realized that he could potentially have an even bigger impact by taking a functional medicine approach to prevention, rather than last-minute heroics. That’s when he teamed up with his star health coach Stephanie Kennedy to teach people how to use plant-based ketogenic diets and a holistic approach to their health to prevent the chronic disease that plagues our society.

 Their upcoming book, Keto with Plants, is an accumulation of their experience and their attempt to help thousands of patients with their message. I love their patient care philosophy, and it was quickly evident that they are experts in helping their clients practically implement lifestyle changes that will help them today and for the long haul. You are sure to learn some valuable tips in this interview!

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llbSc1ctLIU

AHS12 Robert Lustig, MD — Sugar: No Ordinary Commodity

Robert Lustig, M.D., presenting at the Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 (AHS12)
 Sugar: No Ordinary Commodity

Substances of abuse qualify for regulation if they satisfy four criteria: unavoidability, toxicity, abuse, and negative impact on society. The carbohydrate fructose is ubiquitous, impact health negatively beyond it's caloric equivalent, and produces a "vicious cycle of consumption and metabolic disease in large quantities, akin to that seen with ethanol.

 It is time for a paradigm shift in obesity science and policy; one in which sugar, like alcohol, is not treated as an ordinary commodity on the open market. Efforts to reduce fructose consumption should be informed by the extensive body of evidence from international experience and research on alcohol policy.

 This evidence points to inadequacy of public information and education programs, but rather supports taxation and other controls on marketing and distribution, including taxation and other controls on marketing and distribution, including access and zoning restrictions.

At the national level, removal of fructose from the Food and Drug Administration's GRAS list, the abatement of federal corn subsidies, and cessation of deregulation of farmers' crop plantings are among the most promising policy interventions to address the rising rates of chronic metabolic disease.

Robert H. Lustig, M.D. is Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1980. His research focuses on the regulation of energy balance by the central nervous system.
Dr. Lustig is the past Chairman of the Ad hoc Obesity Task Force of the Pediatric Endocrine Society, a current member of the Obesity Task Force of The Endocrine Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association of the Bay Area. His new book Fat Chance: beating the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity, and disease is due to be released in January 2013.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sVlJEhnRu4

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Dr. Michael Eades and Fat Emperor talk Calcium Scanning & Diabesity

Part 2 of my chat with Dr. Mike Eades at Low Carb USA San Diego.
Mike decoded the carbohydrate mess way, way back - and is always willing to help anyone with his immense knowledge.

In part two, we discuss the power of the Calcium Scan - and the prophetic CAC Score. Also, we muse on causes for our totally insane Diabesity epidemic.
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZacuLvo8rRw

How To Reverse or Prevent Osteoporosis?

Is it possible to reverse osteoporosis? I have seen it happen many times with my patients. You can prevent/reverse osteoporosis with the tips I give in this video, as well as prevent/reverse osteopenia. Large drug companies would rather you not know this, but you deserve to know.

Bones are living tissue that are constantly being remodeled, and they are built of what you have eaten over the past few years. Osteoclast are specialized cells which removed old & damaged bone tissue. Following behind them are Osteoblasts which are cells that lay down new bone matrix in a very strategic way. You diet and lifestyle determine if this remodeling process leads to stronger or weaker bones; what you do and what you eat literally decide how strong your bones will be. These specialized cells down dissolve old bone and lay down new bone in some willy-nilly fashion, they are very wise in this process of increasing your Meaningful Bond Density.

 Most of the prescription medications for Osteoporosis Treatment/Prevention hi-jack the actions of these specialized cells. Although these medications can increase your over-all bone density; this increased density often does not lead to meaningful increases in bone strength and flexibility...

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qv01Wfq3LQ

Monday, October 22, 2018

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease with Dr. Thomas Seyfried

Provocative question: Is cancer a nuclear genetic disease or is it a mitochondrial metabolic disease?

See YouTube comments...
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm_ob5u9FdM

Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D. A Novel Strategy for the Metabolic Management of Cancer

2nd Annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Therapeutics

Reason for LDL Increase for Some on a Low Carb Diet

Dr. Sean Bourke, of JumpstartMD, interviews author Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D. & Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D. - in this clip reasons why some people experience an increase in LDL when on a low carbohydrate diet is discussed.

For more weight loss information go to www.jumpstartmd.com, call us at 1 855 JUMPSTART (586-7782) or email us at info@jumpstartmd.com.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNfjkTyBUdQ

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Dr Eric Westman; Duke University Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Brain Performance

Kenneth Woolard:
He is saving lives!!!!! If you are diabetic and don't reverse it following this knowledge you will suffer all the side effects of the disease because you chose medicine (the treatment) and not the cure which is a diet like this!

Keto Knew:
I watched this video for the first time in 2013, it was one of the very first things that helped me understand the ketogenic diet better. Thank you Dr Westman!

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNZsfluh0Uo

7 Ketogenic Veggies You Can Eat as Much of as You Want!

Ken D. Berry MD:
Here are 7 ketogenic vegetables you can eat as much of as you want (and one bonus!). All veggies have some carbs, but in certain veggies the carbs are so locked up in the fiber and surrounded by vitamins, minerals, and phyto-nutrients that they are effectively ketogenic.

If you don't like one or more of the veggies on this list then you will be happy to know that new research is showing that you can Retrain Your Palate! It's not too late to learn to enjoy these veggies.

 Another good way to eat these veggies, even when you don't love them, is to saute them in butter or lard, salt and pepper and spice them up to taste, that will make them easier to eat.

 Depending on DNA, gut flora and goals, NOT EVERYONE will be able to eat as many of these veggies as they want. But overall, these veggies, when eaten raw or very lightly cooked, will keep most people in ketosis.

 Caveat: Some people's DNA, because of living/reproducing for millennia in Northern climes will not be able to eat too many veggies without the carb count slowing their weight loss, and perhaps even causing inflammation. If your ancestors spent the majority of their time on this planet above 45 degrees Latitude, then it is likely you won't be able to eat as much veg as you want without stalling...

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsXlwieBp8I

Friday, October 19, 2018

Low carb explained

Dr Mary Vernon, MD, is one of the world's foremost experts on treating obesity and diabetes with low carbohydrate nutrition. She is a practicing family physician, educates doctors on low carb and is active in and former president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (doctors specializing in treating obese patients).

 Nobody knows more about the practicalities of low carb than Dr. Mary Vernon. Here she explains it for you.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The perfect treatment for diabetes and weight loss

What is the perfect treatment that can cure type 2 diabetes (!) and lead to effortless weight loss? Listen to the eloquent Dr. Jason Fung describe it in this 12-minute part of a longer interview.

Observe: This treatment is extremely effective. If you have diabetes and take blood sugar lowering medication (especially insulin injections) you may need to reduce the doses a lot to avoid potentially dangerous hypoglycemia. You may instantly become too healthy for your medication.

 In the full 45 minute interview Dr. Fung goes into more detail about exactly how to add fasting to your low-carb diet, important things to consider and how to avoid potential problems.

Watch the full interview and many more similar videos: 

Watch this shorter video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a2Fsfa8e4I

Autophagy: Introduction to Macroautophagy

Macroautophagy: Steps, Regulation, and Importance in Health

 Hey guys! In this lesson, you will learn about the macroautophagy pathway, how the pathway is initiated, how the pathway operates, what regulates the pathway and why the pathway is important in human health. You will also learn how different types of pharmaceutical drugs act to inhibit or activate the macroautophagy pathway.

 Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmSVKzHc5yA

How to cure type 2 diabetes

Jay Wortman, MD, tells the story of how he got rid of his rampant type 2 diabetes, using a simple dietary change. Ten years later he is still free from the disease and needs no medication. He just stopped eating the foods that turn to sugar in the body.

 Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjUdtK6ukqY

💚 Help! Eating Keto Increased My Cholesterol! (It’s OK, Here’s Why) 💚

Your doctor telling you that your cholesterol level has gone up can be scary. Your doctor telling you that you need to take a Statin for your cholesterol can be terrifying. Let me calm your fears and tell you exactly what you should worry about with respect to the risk of heart attack and stroke. It's not what you think, and it's not what you've probably been told. There is a huge paradigm shift in medicine and nutrition. We have all be tricked to fear saturated fat and cholesterol, and now we are slowly realizing that neither of these nutrients are dangerous. Here are 3 books which will explain in detail the facts about cholesterol and saturated fat... LIES MY DOCTOR TOLD ME (Chap 5): https://amzn.to/2DT8wc5 Big Fat Surprise: https://amzn.to/2DTOiPs Good Calories, Bad Calories: https://amzn.to/2INeyPf

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QwD4xoSmRg

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Peter Attia - Reverse engineered approach to human longevity

Dr. Peter Attia is a health speaker, researcher, nutrition and longevity expert, and the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance. His practice applies nutrition science, lipidology, four-system endocrinology, sleep physiology, stress management, and exercise physiology to minimize the risk of chronic disease onset, while simultaneously improving healthspan.

 When not helping others, Attia writes the Eating Academy blog, which charts his own adventures in nutrition and examines scientific evidence surrounding food, weight loss and disease risk.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFxdkck354

How to Increase Human Growth Hormone Naturally: Mother Nature’s Way

You listened to this mantra throughout your life. Now you’re in your 60s or 70s. Your fear of fat is solidly wired into your brain. 'Do not eat fat or you will die.' Oh, SNAP! I am sorry. This was the wrong advice. One hormone can reverse every conventional crime medicine has done to you: Growth Hormone.

 NOTE: The discussion advises to do this naturally, NOT by injections, ect., that cause unnatural developments.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJOcc47pbwU

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sugar: The Bitter Truth Mini Medical School for the Public

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods.
 He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.

 From the University of California.
Watch video: https://www.uctv.tv/shows/Sugar-The-Bitter-Truth-16717

🔴Live With Dr Boz - she talks about saving her Dad

Very interesting discussion about saving her family & patients.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SZAPWw5LFg

Monday, October 15, 2018

David Diamond- Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research

For the past 60 years there has been a concerted effort to demonize saturated fats, found in animal products and tropical oils, and cholesterol, in our food and blood. Despite the well-established health benefits of diets rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, flawed, deceptive and biased research has created the myth that a low fat, plant-based diet is ideal for good health. Poorly conducted epidemiological research, U.S. government intervention and misinformation conveyed by contemporary lifestyle researchers have contributed to the current state of confusion on dietary influences on health. The public must educate themselves on how to optimize their diet and cardiovascular health.

 David M. Diamond is a professor in the Departments of Psychology and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida and is a Research Career Scientist at the Tampa Veterans Hospital, where he has directed his research program on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has also served as the Director of the USF Neuroscience Collaborative program and is a Fellow at the American Institute of Stress and the International Stress and Behavior Society. 

Dr. Diamond has served on federal government study sections and committees evaluating research on the neurobiology of stress and memory, and has over 100 publications, reviews and book chapters on the brain and memory. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals and has received over 25 years of federally funded support for his research.In the past decade, Dr. Diamond has expanded his research program to include cardiovascular disease and nutrition. His controversial research is an extension of an advanced seminar he directs at the University of South Florida entitled “Myths and Deception in Medical Research”, which emphasizes the critical evaluation of methods and conflicts of interest in health-related research. In recent years he added to his list of publications controversial papers on diet, cholesterol and statins, including one paper published in the peer-reviewed medical journal “Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology”, which described the deceptive practices employed by researchers promoting statins for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Diamond has been invited to present his myth-busting views on nutrition and cholesterol to lay people and physicians at nutrition, cardiology, obesity and diabetes conferences all over the world.

 Dr. Diamond received his Ph.D. in Biology in 1985, with a specialization in Behavioral Neuroscience, from the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at the University of California, Irvine.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX1vBA9bLNk

The cholesterol hypothesis is wrong - Malcolm Kendrick - Part 1

PART 1: Ten contradictions from the medical literature that show why the cholesterol / saturated fat / heart disease hypothesis is wrong.

 Dr Malcolm Kendrick, author of the best selling book "The Great Cholesterol Con" speaking at Rosemary Cottage Clinic Education Trust* Autumn Seminar, 27th September 2014, in Chichester West Sussex.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ls9HWRxvMo

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dr. Stephen Phinney - 'Recent Developments in LCHF and Nutritional Ketosis' (Part 1)

Dr. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.

Watch part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8uSv6OgHJE

Dr. Stephen Phinney - 'Recent Developments in LCHF and Nutritional Ketosis' (Part 2)

Watch part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk0U006YZ2w

STATIN NATION First 13 mins)

Graham Donnelly:
This video is the first 13 minutes of an Independent Documentary that I worked on in 2012.
It has a great and informative subject matter and I urge you watch and then head to www.statinnation.net to learn more and purchase the full document.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNDqtZWbSpM

Monday, October 8, 2018

Dr. Benjamin Bikman - 'Insulin vs. Ketones - The Battle for Brown Fat'

Dr. Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. He is currently a professor of pathophysiology and a biomedical scientist at Brigham Young University in Utah. 

 Dr. Bikman's professional focus as a scientist and professor is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with a special emphasis on the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes, with an increasing scrutiny of the pathogenicity of insulin and insulin resistance. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.

 Dr. Bikman has long been an advocate of a ketogenic diet in light of the considerable evidence supporting its use as a therapy for reversing insulin resistance. His website InsulinIQ.com promotes dietary clarity, healing, and freedom through evidence-based science about insulin resistance. Employing cell-autonomous to whole-body systems, Dr. Bikman's recent efforts have focused on exploring the intimate associations between the metabolic and immune systems.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1JN0RgvO4

Is Ketosis Good for Brain Development & Long-Term Health? • Amber O'Hearn

Listen to Amber O'Hearn, carnivore diet proponent, explain ketosis and the importance of micronutrients for brain development + long-term brain health.

In today's interview, we get a chance to talk about nutritional ketosis from an evolutionary perspective, and we break down all the essential micronutrients needed for a healthy brain. Amber also explains how the bioavailability of these micronutrients is a crucial factor to consider.

If you know someone who is interested in learning more about ketosis and the key role that micronutrients play in the development of a healthy brain in children, as well as in the long-term maintenance of brain health in adults, this interview is for them.

I enjoyed this interview with Amber as, once again, she shared some of her valuable knowledge. She really got me thinking about the way our brains have evolved and why they thrive on ketones as well as why we need to rethink RDA's given the vastly different types of diets people consume.

watch video:

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond

Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more productive to think of obesity as a problem in 'energy flow' rather than energy expenditure (i.e., calories in, calories out). The most efficient approach to accelerate the body's ability to access and burn body fat is to restrict dietary carbohydrate while increasing fat intake for a period of several weeks, after which fatty acids and ketones become the primary fuel at rest and during submaximal exercise. The coordinated set of metabolic adaptations that ensure proper inter-organ fuel supply in the face of low carbohydrate availability is referred to as keto- adaptation. This unique metabolic state has recently been shown to have widespread and profound therapeutic and performance-enhancing effects ranging from reversing type 2 diabetes to shrinking tumors to allowing ultra-endurance runners to set course records. This presentation will discuss the physiologic effects of very low carbohydrate diets with an emphasis on their unique effects on both features of metabolic syndrome and human performance.

 Dr. Jeff Volek is a Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiologic impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements. Dr. Volek's most significant line of work has been a series of studies aimed at better understanding what constitutes a well formulated low carbohydrate diet and the physiological impact on obesity, body composition, fatty acid composition and lipoprotein metabolism, gut microbiome, adaptations to training and overall metabolic health. This line of work has shown profound effects of ketogenic diets on overall health and well-being, as well as peak performance. He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, many of which were longitudinal interventions of carbohydrate restricted diets. Specific to low carbohydrate diets, Dr. Volek has authored/co-authored 4 books, 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and reviews, and delivered over 100 invited presentations on low carbohydrate diets in half a dozen countries at scientific and industry meetings. Through more than a decade of research dedicated to better understanding low carbohydrate diets, Dr. Volek has accumulated an enormous amount of laboratory and clinical data on how carbohydrate restricted diets affects human physiology, and acquired a unique knowledge pertaining to the individualization and formulation of safe, effective and sustainable low carbohydrate diets.
watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC1vMBRFiwE

Keto Diet 101: Kidney Stones and Gout

Kidney stones should be called kidney crystals. That’s what they are: crystals. and the keto diet and kidney stones do sometimes cross paths.

watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLoC_dxjPI

Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy & Dr. Hala Lahlou - 'Can LCHF and ketogenic diets improve chronic pain?'

Dr. Evelyne Bourdua-Roy and Dr. Hala Lahlou are both family physicians based in Montreal, Canada.

 Dr. Bourdua-Roy came in contact with low carb when she was on maternity leave, and thought that it could be great for her professional practice. After having gone through training with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos, she set up her own LCHF clinic, 'Clinique Reversa' which launched in February 2017.

 Clinique Reversa is led by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping patients reverse their chronic diseases associated with lifestyle, such a type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, obesity, chronic fatigue and chronic pain. Dr. Bourdua-Roy is currently working towards her certification in Obesity Medicine with the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

 Dr. Hala Lahlou is a family physician, and a lecturer working at the Verdun Family Medicine Teaching Unit, in Montreal, Quebec. Other than her involvement in teaching, family practice, and palliative care, she advocates for primary prevention through a healthy lifestyle focused on a whole food, low carbohydrate diet, in conjunction with exercise and meditation.

 Dr. Lahlou personally adopted an LCHF lifestyle in 2016, and has been counselling patients interested in adopting LCHF and ketogenic diets ever since, helping them to achieve health and improve chronic nutritional diseases.
watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDT3CnN29zY

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ketosis and Kidneys: Setting the Record Straight

Dr. Boz [Annette Bosworth, MD]
"Doc, I got bad kidneys. Is ketosis safe?"
Dr. Boz dispels myths about kidney health on the ketosis diet!

watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttK01rOSR5A

Keto Diet 101: What Can Possibly Go Wrong? Low Magnesium Symptoms

Low Magnesium Symptoms Shouldn’t be Ignored.///
 Low magnesium symptoms are more dangerous than you think!///

 THIS PROBLEM AFFECTS PATIENTS: 2-4 days after their first ketone is made.///

THIS PROBLEM LASTS UNTIL: The magnesium level within the blood is restored to normal.///

 Most of you reading this most likely experience low magnesium. Almost every patient I see suffers from symptoms triggered by low magnesium. Low magnesium is ubiquitous- it’s everywhere.
Much like sleep deprivation, everyone should understand what happens to you when magnesium is low. ///

watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6qk9GlKFL0

Billie Rene: I use Calm to supplement Calcium & Magnesium

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ketosis and Insulin Resistance: How Much is Enough Carbs?

I continue to fuel my body with ketones because of its effect on brain function. Ketosis’ main attraction to most people is its ability to produce smooth, almost effortless weight loss.

Ketosis makes weight loss quicker and easier. In fact, losing weight on a keto diet is a ‘no-brainer’ for many people. How come? It all boils down to insulin. Insulin opens and closes the gates of all of your fat cells.

If there is insulin near a fat storing cell, all fat stays locked inside. If you want to use the energy of your fat cells, insulin must leave the scene. Insulin is also the chemical messenger that allows glucose into the cell. Without insulin, those extra glucose molecules never gain access to your furnaces. They remain in your bloodstream, outside your cells. /// Fat Loss and the Role of Insulin

When a patient asks for weight loss help, it often goes without saying that they are asking for help to get rid of their excess fat. No one has ever asked me to help them shed weight by trimming muscle tissue. Weight loss means getting rid of the contents stuffed in your fat-storing cells.

These cells fall under the commanding leadership of a mighty ruler: INSULIN. Keep in mind the following rules. Insulin is King

Insulin controls energy storage. Insulin is the king of hormones. If insulin is present, glucose molecules evacuate from your blood.

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn9sAi07D_0

Intermittent Fasting on a Keto Diet, Annette Bosworth, MD

Reduced calorie diets are a no-no. Intermittent Fasting (IF) knocks the socks off of a Low Calorie or Reduced Calorie diet.

Autophagy and Fasting: The Mystery Explained

Autophagy. The literal translation of this word: 'to eat thyself.' Autophagy is a hot topic. Yoshinori Ohsumi's 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine converted the medical world's previous whispers and murmurings about Autophagy and fasting into a full-blown conversation. Ohsumi discovered how our body degrades and recycles its cellular components. Autophagy for short. Why should you care? Isn’t this a keto-focused site? Well, it turns out ketones and autophagy are linked. Baby Boomers: please pay attention. You endured the most abuse from the medical establishment over the last 40 years. Before it’s too late, we in the medical establishment might have a few years to redeem some of the atrocious recommendations that your generation lived were given. The science of how your body eats itself is something you should pay attention to and master. It may sound weird, but this process of autophagy might be the saving grace to medical advice for your era. The science of autophagy surfaced in the nick of time for Boomers. Autophagy removes debris found inside your body’s cells. All those years of poorly fed brain cells, sleep deprived hearts, smoking in your early years, and becoming fatter than any generation before has left you with lots of crusty cells. The debris within your tissue has been there for years. If you are overweight, this debris has been around for as long as those extra pounds have insulated you. PLUS ten years.
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDzIbkyr5QQ

Monday, October 1, 2018

D is for Debacle - The Crucial Story of Vitamin D and Human Health

Leveraging the knowledge of the foremost experts in the field, I can now release what I believe is a comprehensive explanation of the Vitamin D story. It's benefits are difficult to disentangle from those of healthy Sun Exposure though - the beneficial effects of D status may be hugely due to the sun exposure that got your D up! I use sun and UV sources to achieve my D levels as a result, not supplementation. Other key elements like K2, A, Mg etc are inextricably linked also, but here we focus mainly on D. Reverse Causality applies also - people who have inflammatory issues and are obese may drive down their D status, but data on this is sparse - but keep it in mind. 

 Also important is that DAILY supplementation rather than big bolus dosing is used - the half-life of D3 is only a couple of days. This Seminar is of interest to Mothers their Children particularly (e.g. see 15:00:00 to 21:00:00 segment), to avoid probability of serious chronic diseases, in childhood and beyond. The main message is that blood levels of D should be targeted towards healthy evolutionary levels, ideally through access to UVB / healthy sun exposure (NO burning).

 So to stress again: there is a lot of associational "correlation but possibly not causation" data in this, and there is every possibility that Sun exposure delivers more benefits than D3 supplements (by the production of many other photoproducts in the skin), and also the modern carb-inflamed/diseased population may be causal in driving down 25(OH)D status (e.g. the obese people with low D - is it their fat sequestering away the D, or is their inflammation driving down their status?) Anyway, thanks for watching!
Ivor Cummins BE(Chem), CEng MIEI

Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3pK0dccQ38&t=51s

Is it possible to reverse aging? | The science of getting younger.

Is it possible to reverse ageing?
By uncovering the genetic secrets of humans and animals that live unusually long lives, scientists are finding extraordinary ways to wind back our cellular clocks.
Anja Taylor investigates one of these methods achieving extraordinary results in just five days.
NOTE: Also mentioned is Metformin, a popular drug in use today.

watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Whz431eJVI

Gabor Erdosi: The Road to an Early Death Starts in your Fat Tissue

How do you avoid an early death from a Heart Attack? Or indeed from any modern chronic diseases? The answers lie in your Adipocytes - the cells of your fat tissue.

Join us on a fascinating journey as Gabor explains the very roots of modern chronic disease. We start with weight loss - and end with what you must avoid...in order to stay alive!

watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3mZ-J-12bA

Heal insulin resistance naturally

Insulin resistance, a condition where the cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin, is at the root of almost every disease of modern life, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.

How exciting would it be if it were reversible without drugs? Well, it’s your lucky day…the only way insulin resistance can be reversed is without drugs. And it’s simpler than you might think.   Find out how to improve your insulin sensitivity naturally with the small but powerful choices you make every single day – from what you put on your plate, to whether or not you get to the gym, to what time you fall asleep.

 Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8AKi2RF3Yc

Cholesterol Conundrum - Know Your Metrics

Shouldn't everyone have a good understanding of the common Blood Test metrics and what they mean? After all, they are one of the primary tools to predict ill health and help take evasive action. Many people who have watched my Cholesterol Conundrum seminar have been trying to leverage learnings for their own situation, and to enable a more rich and rewarding conversation with their doctor around the implications of their blood test results - so in this presentation, I will summarise the key points to understand; and remember, this is not medical advice - this is science and engineering!

watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFRRqe0vrE

Cohort Profile: The HUNT Study, Norway

The HUNT Study includes large total population-based cohorts from the 1980ies, covering 125 000 Norwegian participants; HUNT1 (1984-86), HUNT2 (1995-97) and HUNT3 (2006-08). The study was primarily set up to address arterial hypertension, diabetes, screening of tuberculosis, and quality of life. However, the scope has expanded over time. In the latest survey a state of the art biobank was established, with availability of biomaterial for decades ahead. The three population based surveys now contribute to important knowledge regarding health related lifestyle, prevalence and incidence of somatic and mental illness and disease, health determinants, and associations between disease phenotypes and genotypes. Every citizen of Nord-Trøndelag County in Norway being 20 years or older, have been invited to all the surveys for adults. Participants may be linked in families and followed up longitudinally between the surveys and in several national health- and other registers covering the total population. The HUNT Study includes data from questionnaires, interviews, clinical measurements and biological samples (blood and urine). The questionnaires included questions on socioeconomic conditions, health related behaviours, symptoms, illnesses and diseases. Data from the HUNT Study are available for researchers who satisfy some basic requirements (www.ntnu.edu/hunt), whether affiliated in Norway or abroad.

READ ARTICLE: https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/42/4/968/655743

Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid? Norwegian HUNT 2 study

Is the use of cholesterol in mortality risk algorithms in clinical guidelines valid?
Ten years prospective data from the Norwegian HUNT 2 study. 

Many clinical guidelines for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention contain risk estimation charts/calculators. These have shown a tendency to overestimate risk, which indicates that there might be theoretical flaws in the algorithms. Total cholesterol is a frequently used variable in the risk estimates. Some studies indicate that the predictive properties of cholesterol might not be as straightforward as widely assumed. Our aim was to document the strength and validity of total cholesterol as a risk factor for mortality in a well-defined, general Norwegian population without known CVD at baseline.

We assessed the association of total serum cholesterol with total mortality, as well as mortality from CVD and ischaemic heart disease (IHD), using Cox proportional hazard models. The study population comprises 52,087 Norwegians, aged 20–74, who participated in the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT 2, 1995–1997) and were followed-up on cause-specific mortality for 10 years (510,297 person-years in total).

Our study provides an updated epidemiological indication of possible errors in the CVD risk algorithms of many clinical guidelines. If our findings are generalizable, clinical and public health recommendations regarding the ‘dangers’ of cholesterol should be revised. This is especially true for women, for whom moderately elevated cholesterol (by current standards) may prove to be not only harmless but even beneficial.

read article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3303886/