• Cocoa Flavanols May Use Gut Microbiota Pathway To Ease Metabolic Syndrome

    This review of new findings published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry suggests the flavanol composition of cocoa allows an advantageous interaction with molecules, improving metabolic syndrome.


  • Gluten and the Brain

    This article published on thepaleodiet.com takes a look at some new research on how gluten could be impairing cognitive function by disrupting neurogenesis. While further research is certainly required, it argues that just because a specific mechanism for neurologic dysfunction hasn’t yet been identified – doesn’t mean gluten is doing anyone any favours.


  • Is It Time for the Dietary Guidelines to Die?

    With the recent release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for America we find that not much has changed. While the cap on sugar intake is a step in the right direction the guidelines once again ignore the growing body of evidence for Low Carbohydrate nutrition. Ross Pomeroy writing for realclearscience.com takes a look at the history of the guidelines and questions; Is It Time for the Dietary Guidelines to Die?


  • Sugar found in ketchup and Coke linked to breast cancer

    This article published in The Telegraph looks at new findings from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Centre. They have found that when mice are given a sucrose-rich diet the mice show increased levels of tumour growth and metastasis when the cancer spreads.


  • Second Opinion on BMJ Dietary Guideline Takedown

    Once again, the experts are passionately arguing about the amounts of saturated fats and carbohydrates that should be recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. The heavy hitters at the moment are Nina Teicholz, Marion Nestle and David Katz who are each picking their respective corners and readying themselves to come out swinging.


  • Is the Ketogenic Diet the Cure for Multiple Diseases?

    It has been used for many years as an effective treatment for Epilepsy and as a tool for weight loss. Now, Health Impact News looks at the various ways the ketogenic diet is being used to treat different diseases and poses the question “Is the Ketogenic Diet the Cure for Multiple Diseases?”


  • The Ketogenic Diet and Schizophrenia

    A new research project out of James Cook University suggests that adopting a ketogenic diet may be effective in treating schizophrenia. Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai belives that using ketones as an alternative energy source may help to circumvent abnormally functioning cellular energy pathways in the brain of a schizophrenia sufferer.


  • Therapeutic Ketogenic Diets: Evidence from the Experts

    Franziska Spritzler cuts through some of the confusion surrounding ketogenic diets and weighs up their therapeutic applications. Particularly exciting is the contined and emerging science around the use of ketogenic diets (in conjunction with traditional therapies) in treating different forms of cancer.


  • Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

    A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the journal Obesity has found that obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days.