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Ketosis and the Heart

Ketosis and the Heart

So much has been written in recent years supporting the brain benefits of a ketogenic diet as it relates to protecting and even enhancing brain function. But this unique diet, like any other dietary plan, c…
Uric Acid – How We Got Here

Uric Acid – How We Got Here

As scientific research begins to more fully understand the incredible depth of the relationship between elevation of uric acid and some of our most aggressive metabolic problems including diabetes, insulin …
Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Why is uric acid included on the typical comprehensive blood panel that many people get as part of their annual physical examination? This certainly would be a good question to ask your doctor. Quite likely…
Uric Acid and Cognitive Decline

Uric Acid and Cognitive Decline

There are several key mechanisms that are directly involved in what causes our most pervasive degenerative conditions like coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, overweight and obesity, hypertension, and …
Uric Acid, Blood Sugar, and Body Fat

Uric Acid, Blood Sugar, and Body Fat

AMPK is an enzyme of central importance in human metabolism. Yes, this post is a bit steeped in science, nonetheless, the information is really important as you soon will see. AMPK plays such an importan…
Erectile Dysfunction – The Uric Acid Connection

Erectile Dysfunction – The Uric Acid Connection

In medical research from around the world, important relationships are now being described between elevated levels of uric acid and a variety of threatening issues like diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and …
Why is the “Alzheimer’s Gene” So Common?

Why is the “Alzheimer’s Gene” So Common?

Now that so many people are having their genomes sequenced, the role of the APOE-4 allele in terms of its association with a dramatic increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is getting a lot of attentio…
Is Alzheimer’s Disease “Old-Timer’s” Disease?

Is Alzheimer’s Disease “Old-Timer’s” Disease?

It’s generally assumed that we should expect that our cognitive function is going to decline as we age.
Does Diet Really Affect the Brain?

Does Diet Really Affect the Brain?

Over the years we’ve heard so much information about how diet affects things like heart attack risk, bone density, diabetes and blood sugar control, as well as, more recently, the brain.
If Fructose Is So Bad – Should I Eat Fruit?

If Fructose Is So Bad – Should I Eat Fruit?

With all the nuances of dietary recommendations from keto to paleo to vegan to who knows what else, one thing is clear: there is absolutely no need for added fructose, or any sugars for that matter, in the h…