Category Archives: Brain Health

In Bed With Big Sugar

The Journal of the American Medical Association released a paper last year highlighting a depressing statistic: Over 65% of adults in the United States are Diabetic or Prediabetic! But what’s even more depressing is that even this adjusted number is underestimated. As although the study attempted to include undiagnosed diabetic (5.2%) and pre-diabetic (38%) individuals,…

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The Government Made You Sick…And Now You’re Paying For It!

What if I told you most of the degenerative diseases we chalk up to “bad luck” are actually behavior related? And more specifically, related to our dietary behavior? Perhaps you’d call me a quack, and maybe you’d be angry. But regardless of how it makes you feel, it’s the truth. Whether we’re talking about diabetes,…

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Research Recap – May 2016

Before we dive into the research, I think it’s important to share a disturbing statistic with you. A recent report in the journal Obesity used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to determine that 17.4% of children (aged 2-19) met the criteria for class 1 obesity in 2013-2014. The sad part being,…

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The Antidote for Alzheimer’s

Once you understand how excess carbohydrates can negatively affect your body (1, 2, 3), it’s easy to see how they can wreck your brain. Yet, conventional wisdom continues to tell us obesity and diabetes are controllable, while Alzheimer’s and dementia are just ‘bad luck’?? Sure, there’s some genetic susceptibility (ApoE4), but this does NOT mean…

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Top Vegetarian Myths Exposed

We can all picture a big slab of butter-coated red meat clogging our arteries, or decaying in our gut and releasing harmful toxins, because it’s been hammered into our heads since most of can remember.  Especially when it’s the processed, factory-farmed, GMO-fed, antibiotic-pumped meat we wrongfully assume is all that’s available. Add the latest talk…

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Asthma? Eczema? Headaches? IBS? Arthritis? Depression? Go With Your Gut

The bacteria in our gut accounts for more than 75% of our immune system, and plays an integral part in regulating our metabolism, supporting our gastrointestinal system, and protecting us from infection. As previously discussed, the over-use of antibiotics (and prescription medication in general) is largely to blame for the compromised gut health we’re now…

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10 Red Flags You’re Unhealthy That You Call “Normal”

Doctors use symptoms to diagnose illnesses, and one could say a symptom is your body’s way of communicating something is wrong. The problem is, some of us have lived with these symptoms for so long, they’re no longer classified as symptoms anymore. They’re simply classified as “normal.” Many times these problems are treated with medication,…

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Don’t Mess With the Microbes – Gut Bacteria, Obesity, and Disease

The hottest trend in 21st century research is swapping the gut microbes of mice to pinpoint the impact of different bacterial strains on our health and body composition. With various studies showing considerable evidence that a bacteria-shift alone can turn a lean mouse into a fat mouse (1, 2), a normal eater into an overeater…

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