Autism and Ketogenic Diets

Evolutionary Psychiatrist Dr. Emily Deans looks at 1999 study on the effects of a ketogenic diet on 30 Greek children diagnosed with Autism. For some of the participants, the improvement in their condition was exceptional.

Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Published 12th August 2015, The British Medical Journal. A team from McMaster University in Canada have reviewed 50 observational studies of saturated fat intake and find “Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes, but the evidence is heterogeneous with methodological limitations.”

Turning diabetes upside down

Another interesting blog post from Dr. Malcolm Kendrick suggesting that our entire thinking of the blood diabetes/insulin/glucose response may be upside down. Dr. Kendrick formulates the theory that instead of viewing Insulin as a key hormone, perhaps we should be viewing it as ‘merely’ the subservient hormone, produced to counter the effects of too much Glucagon.

Research Reveals How Sugar CAUSES Cancer

A groundbreaking new study published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Investigation’ is the first of its kind to identify sugar, not only as fuel source for an already existing cancer, but as a primary driver in oncogenesis – i.e. the initiation of cancerous characteristics (phenotype) within previously healthy cells.

High-fat diet may alleviate mitochondrial disease

Published June 30th 2015, Science Daily. This study looks at the effects of a high-fat diet on mice and shows that it may alleviate mitochondrial disease and the signs of aging. This work provides insight into potential new therapies for mitochondrial and metabolic diseases in humans.

What happens to the carbs?

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of ‘The Great Cholesterol Con’ provides a brilliant breakdown of some of the problems with our current dietary guidelines. Eating carbohydrates is supposed to be healthy and eating saturated fat unhealthy yet the science proves otherwise.

Ketosis: Metabolic Flexibility in Action

The Ketogenic Diet Resource outlines some of the unique properties of ketones. The brain and nerve cells, which are heavily dependent on glucose can be trained to utilise ketone bodies for fuel. Ketones are a “cleaner” fuel for your cells to use and burning fat for fuel causes less oxidative damage to cells which makes it possible for those cells to create much more energy than it can from glucose.

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