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Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Keto: The diet with potential to starve cancer cells

Nobel Prize-winning physiologist and biochemist Otto Warburg hypothesized over 90 years ago that cancer cells use sugars for energy. If you take a cancer cell’s preferred energy source, what happens then? On the keto diet, the body turns to burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates, but cancer might starve…

Joyce Hollman

What ‘diabetes remission’ really looks like

Is it really possible to send type 2 diabetes into remission? That’s the word scientists used when they reviewed almost 100 papers about the effects of various diets on the disease. Their final assessment? It certainly is, as long as these two key strategies are part of the plan….

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

Insulin resistance: What you need to know

Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance. They’re all manifestations of the same metabolic dysfunction, just to a different degree. And all individuals who develop type 2 diabetes are initially pre-diabetic. And all pre-diabetics are initially insulin resistant. The key may be stopping this hidden dysfunction…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How sugar drains our mitochondria and sets the stage for disease

It’s no secret that most of us eat way too much sugar. It’s also no secret it can lead to diabetes. But that’s not all. It has a very sinister effect on our mitochondria, our cellular power plants, that can set the stage for a metabolic disaster. What can you do? Cut down on sugar and feed your mitochondria what that sugar’s been stealing from them…

Carolyn Gretton

The overlooked nutrient deficiency that can sneak up on diabetics

If you have diabetes, you know it’s imperative to manage your intake of sugar and carbs. But while many diabetics are busy making sure they are eating right for blood sugar management, many are falling behind on an important nutrient that can leave them with mobility issues…

Joyce Hollman

Does your body have enough beige fat to ward off dementia?

When all the experts are telling you to cut down on fat it can be confusing. But the body contains one fat that you certainly need more of, especially if you want to avoid cognitive decline. In fact, this fat has been deemed “indispensable” in protecting the brain from dementia. Here’s how to turn your fat to the good side and benefit…

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Carolyn Gretton

Why you should never throw these fruit and vegetable skins away

If you’re a foodie you may already be on board with leaving the skins on many fruits and vegetables for that rustic look and taste. But there’s another reason: super nutrition! But can you eat all the skins? That’s up to you, but here’s a list of fruit and vegetable skins you should never throw out…

Carolyn Gretton

Making sense of starches in your diet: The good and the deadly

Starchy foods have a mixed reputation. Some are actually good for you, while others can spike your blood sugar and contribute to metabolic diseases. And recent research has come down that certain starchy foods present a clear and present danger to your heart health. Here’s the good and the bad on those starches on your plate…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The truth about coffee’s effects on heart rhythm

If caffeinated coffee gives your brain a jolt to get you started each morning, might it also give your heart a jolt that causes rhythm problems, like atrial fibrillation? That’s been the subject of debate among doctors and concern for coffee lovers. But has it all been just speculation? After following more than 300,000 coffee lovers for 4 years, we have an answer…

Joyce Hollman

Simple diet changes that relieve skin and joint inflammation

Considering the risks of some medical treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis — topical steroids that raise blood pressure and expensive biologics — the possibility of living symptom-free with simple dietary changes is a game-changer. But that’s just what happened when scientists put the standard American diet to the test against foods that heal instead of harm…

Tina Stellar

3 ways a protein-rich diet can enrich your life

Protein is vital to your health. Getting enough in your diet from healthy sources is important to prolong the lifespan of your cells and encourage their renewal — a process that slows down as we age. Here’s three ways protein enriches your life and how to be sure you’re feeding your body the amount it needs…

William Davis

What causes Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut is hotly debated within the medical community. While opinions may differ on what it is, causes and treatments, all sides agree irritable bowel syndrome, stomach pain, bloating, and GERD, among others, are on the rise. Worse, the effects of leaky gut can lead to chronic illness if you don’t address it before the damage spreads from your gut throughout your entire body.

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