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Gut Bacteria Predict Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Gut Bacteria Predict Type 2 Diabetes Risk

One of the important themes in my book Brain Maker had to do with the role of our gut bacteria in metabolism. In the book, I reviewed the research that related changes in the gut bacteria to risk for diabet...
An Integrated Plan for Lowering Uric Acid

An Integrated Plan for Lowering Uric Acid

It’s often said that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” And this is particularly true when it comes to what we can gain from combining specific nutritional supplements. For example, while tak...
How Our Gut Bugs Influence our Memory

How Our Gut Bugs Influence our Memory

By Dr. Austin Perlmutter What does current research tell us about the connections between the gut microbiome and our memory? Ancient Greek texts describe two opposing rivers running through the underw...
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 ...