• Ketone bodies mimic the life span extending properties of caloric restriction

    A new study looking at why decreased signalling through the insulin/IGF-1 receptor pathway increases life span and how similar changes can be brought about by the metabolism of ketone bodies. The metabolism of ketones is shown to lower both blood glucose and insulin providing the thermodynamic drive to destroy oxygen free radicals which are a major cause of the ageing process.


  • A Novel Intervention Including Individualized Nutritional Recommendations Reduces Hemoglobin A1c Level, Medication Use, and Weight in Type 2 Diabetes

    Whilst not that “novel’ to some, this new paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows the astounding success Virta Health has had in both treating and reversing Type-2 Diabetes. Offering a combination of LCHF and nutritional ketosis, their individualised program is supported remotely via the internet and the results repeatedly show improved glycemic control, weight loss and reduced need for diabetic medications.


  • Diabetes can be prevented and reversed with carbohydrate restricted diet, says UAB expert

    Dr. Barbara Gower is a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who conducts research on diet composition and disease risk. Her research has led her to conclude that Type-2 Diabetes can both be prevented and reversed with a carbohydrate restricted diet. “I use the ‘cigarette’ analogy. We know it is bad to smoke, so we tell patents not to smoke. Why don’t we do the same thing with sugar and processed starches?”


  • Hyperinsulinemia and Insulin Resistance: Scope of the Problem

    This recently published paper, written by Dr. Jason Fung and Amy Berger, brilliantly outlines the true cost of the insulin resistance epidemic ravaging the world. It concludes with a call for modern medicine to cease the myopic and outdated search for a ‘silver bullet’ cure for many modern diseases and to instead embrace dietary and lifestyle interventions.


  • Study bodes well for low-carb eaters

    A new study released by the University of Michigan shows that three low-carb meals eaten within just 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent. The same study looked at those consuming high-carb meals and found sustained insulin resistance even after two hours of moderate-intensity exercise, which is supposed to lower insulin resistance and blood sugar levels.


  • Food Consumption and the Actual Statistics Of Cardiovascular Diseases

    This study results found no association between CVDs and saturated fat. Instead, they agree with data accumulated from recent studies that link CVD risk with the high glycaemic index/load of carbohydrate-based diets.


  • Lipids Suffer When Less Saturated Fat in Diet Is Replaced by Carbs in Worldwide Study

    An new analysis out of Mexico on how carbohydrate and fat intake affects blood lipid profiles in more than 100,000 individuals living in 19 low to high income countries suggests that the message to lower dietary saturated fats to lower cholesterol and thus decrease risk of cardiovascular disease may be misleading.


  • HIV’s Sweet Tooth May Be Its Downfall

    New research into the discovery of a cure for HIV has revealed the disease has a voracious sweet tooth, which may turn out to be its Achilles’ heel. After the virus invades an activated immune cell, it craves sugar and nutrients from the cell to replicate. This poses the question; could a Ketogenic Diet aid in slowing the spread of HIV throughout the body?


  • Gut Reaction

    New research led by Harvard Medical School investigators has looked at the role of bacteria living in the gut remotely influencing the activity of cells in the brain involved in controlling inflammation and neurodegeneration. “This opens up an area that’s largely been unknown until now: how the gut controls brain inflammation”.