The ketogenic diet is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment for epilepsy in infants and children. But the mechanisms underlying its anti-seizure effects have remained unclear until recently. In a recent study, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found that certain bacteria in the gut play an important role in mediating the anti-seizure effects … Continue reading The ketogenic diet helps reduce epileptic seizures through its effects on gut microbiota
It’s fascinating to see all the interest in the ketogenic diet in the form of new books and social media lately. By and large the narrative as it relates to this particular diet seems to portray it as something new and innovative. In reality, humans have been on a ketogenic diet for thousands of years. … Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Ketogenic Diet
Dr. Berg talks about the key foods on a ketogenic diet. We want to base this around nutrients. Vitamin C is one, so consume bell peppers, sauerkraut and lots of vegetables. Omega 3s from wild caught salmon and fatty fish is good. Then you have vitamin B1 from sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast. Potassium and magnesium … Continue reading Key Foods on a Ketogenic Diet
A review published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology shows that a person’s diet can improve or worsen his mental health, depending on the quality of the foods that he eats. European researchers arrived at this conclusion after reviewing past studies that examined the potential link between nutrition and mental health. The researchers found strong evidence that the Mediterranean diet, which is … Continue reading Food for the brain: Review examines the link between diet and mental health
Many people desire instant results when they’re trying to lose weight, but it’s called a “journey” for a reason. If you want to achieve your weight goal, you’ll have to put in the work and be consistent about it. One sustainable weight loss strategy is to follow a certain diet. Diets come with a set of … Continue reading 5 Tips for a successful keto diet
It turns out, you can “hack” your diet to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease, says a recent study by Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. In the report, a team of researchers showed how diet could influence gut bacteria, which, in turn, can stop the progression of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). In particular, they identified … Continue reading Your diet and gut health can be modified to lower risk of Alzheimer’s
One of the better ways to lose weight is through reducing calorie intake. One low-calorie diet, in particular, requires cutting consumption to 1,200 calories. Called the 1,200 calorie diet, this diet option is not like other diet strategies such as the ketogenic diet — it targets no specific food group. Instead, what matters is that you keep within the 1,200 calorie mark. But this … Continue reading The 1,200 calorie diet: How to lose weight the healthy way
The ketogenic (keto) diet might inhibit the growth of tumors in cancer patients, according to a team of American and Korean researchers. Published in the journal Cell Reports, their findings showed that the keto diet, which kept blood glucose from spiking, also kept cancer cells from using glucose as a fuel source, thus stalling tumor growth in mice with lung cancer. … Continue reading Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits
Our eating habits can definitely be changed for the worse because of stress, but the reason for an uncontrollable bout of eating may not just be psychological. An underlying epigenetic influence was recently discovered to play a role in binge eating. A new mice study published in Cell Metabolism suggests that a mother’s stress level when she’s … Continue reading Could We Use Epigenetics and Diet to Fix Binge Eating?
Researchers from the University of Regensburg in Germany recently reviewed the findings of preclinical studies and clinical trials which focused on the efficacy of ketogenic diets in treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Results from different trials suggested that ketogenic diets could halt the progression of AD by counteracting the impaired glucose uptake and metabolism that precedes the onset of AD. Their … Continue reading Can the keto diet be used to treat Alzheimer’s?