Carolyn Gretton

The damage a high-fat diet can do to your heart

There are benefits to high-fat, low-carb diets, particularly for weight loss and brain conditions like epilepsy. But there’s no denying the damage fat can do to your heart. Researchers have uncovered a connection between diets high in fat and a certain protein that can wreak havoc with your cardiac health…

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Can diet reverse heart failure? Keto might

Based on available research, a ketogenic diet may be associated with improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, such as type 2 diabetes and HDL cholesterol levels. And now, it certainly looks promising as a nutritional intervention for heart failure.

Jenny Smiechowski

The alarming connection between gut fungi, Alzheimer’s and the diet that can help

When you read about supporting a healthy gut microbiome, bacteria may be stealing too much of the spotlight. That’s because your gut contains a lot of fungi too. And the type and amount of fungi in your gut could have just as big an influence on disease risk as bacteria do. In fact, fungi could even play a big role in your Alzheimer’s risk…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why a low-carb, high-fat diet could keep you safe from glaucoma

There are a lot of eye problems you can fall victim to as you get older. But perhaps the most concerning is glaucoma. It’s one of the few that can cause permanent and complete blindness. On the bright side, it’s possible to reduce your odds of ever developing the disease in the first place. One of the most effective ways is a popular diet…

Jenny Smiechowski

How fasting and low-carb diets fight infection and aging

A lot of people try intermittent fasting and low-carb diets like the keto diet to lose weight. But that’s far from the biggest benefit of going low-carb or fasting. Research shows both practices change how your metabolism works in a way that fights infection and aging simultaneously.

Jenny Smiechowski

Keto, inflammation and the autoimmune disease connection

Making changes to your diet can drastically improve autoimmune disease symptoms… or even send your disease into remission. But what diet is best if you’re one of the 23.5 million American’s struggling to get an autoimmune condition under control?