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Introducing: Drop Acid

Introducing: Drop Acid

The most threatening pandemic of our modern times is not a virus. The number one cause of death on our planet are chronic, metabolic conditions and the multitude of diseases they produce. These include diab…
The LUV Diet  vs. the Ketogenic Diet—You Can Have It Both Ways

The LUV Diet vs. the Ketogenic Diet—You Can Have It Both Ways

One of the most exciting trends over the past decade in the nutrition world has been the recognition of the value of ketosis. Typically, getting into ketosis, meaning that the body has shifted away from bur…
Are Eggs Good or Bad For You?

Are Eggs Good or Bad For You?

I really love eggs. Yes, I’ve called them a “perfect food” many times in the past, and fortunately the evolving data continues to support this view. These days, there is so much focus on the state of our…
Uric Acid Affects COVID-19 Outcome

Uric Acid Affects COVID-19 Outcome

It’s become very clear that various metabolic conditions are associated with worse outcome as it relates to COVID-19 infection. For example, things like obesity, elevated blood sugar, type 2 diabetes, and e…
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 …