A survey of economic data across 42 European countries found no relationship between heart disease risk and eating animal protein and animal fat.Read MoreFood Consumption and the Actual Statistics of Cardiovascular Diseases
The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
Frederick Allen, Elliott Joslin, Louis “Harry” Newburgh, and Phil Marsh were pioneers in the treatment of diabetes before the discovery of insulin. This 2006 review of their methods and outcomes found that all four successfully treated diabetic patients with a diet that closely resembles modern high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets.Read MoreDietary Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus in the Pre-Insulin Era
"Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease — a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, as Dr. Fung reveals in this paradigm-shifting book, is that type 2 diabetes is reversible."Read MoreThe Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
This 2007 study found increased pancreatic fat is strongly associated with diabetes, independent of overall BMI or waist circumference. These results support the hypothesis that organ-specific fat accumulation, due to its effect on insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, directly predicts and may play a causal role in the development of metabolic distress.Read MorePancreatic Fat Content and β-Cell Function in Men With and Without Type 2 Diabetes
A 2011 article takes a historical look at the use of extremely low-calorie diets in diabetic patients prior to the discovery of insulin.Read MoreWhy Were “Starvation Diets” Promoted for Diabetes in the Pre-Insulin Period?
A brief summary of Frederick Allen’s work to treat diabetes through fastingRead MoreAn Effective Dietary Therapy for Diabetes Before the Discovery of Insulin
Lack of an Association or an Inverse Association Between Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Mortality in the Elderly
This 2016 review finds that low LDL cholesterol levels either have no association with mortality or predict increased mortality in the elderly.Read MoreLack of an Association or an Inverse Association Between Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Mortality in the Elderly
Chronic Fructose Renders Pancreatic β-Cells Hyper-Responsive to Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion Through Extracellular ATP Signaling
A 2019 in vitro study found chronic fructose exposure increases insulin release by pancreatic β-cells, which may contribute to obesity and insulin resistance over time.Read MoreChronic Fructose Renders Pancreatic β-Cells Hyper-Responsive to Glucose-Stimulated Insulin Secretion Through Extracellular ATP Signaling
Is Statin-Modified Reduction in Lipids the Most Important Preventive Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease?
This 2016 debate features arguments for and against the use of statins in primary prevention.Read MoreIs Statin-Modified Reduction in Lipids the Most Important Preventive Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease?
This 2011 review surveys biological markers of depression and its comorbidities. Directly addressing these biomarkers — which often can be done through changes to diet, exercise, and lifestyle alone — may be an effective means to manage depression and reduce its associated disease burden.Read MoreOf Sound Mind and Body: Depression, Disease and Accelerated Aging
Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate Content on Circulating Metabolic Fuel Availability in the Postprandial State
A 2020 study by the team at Boston Children’s Hospital found a low-carbohydrate diet increases post-meal circulating energy levels and may support reduced calorie intake over time.Read MoreEffect of Dietary Carbohydrate Content on Circulating Metabolic Fuel Availability in the Postprandial State
This 2019 review summarizes the mechanisms that regulate ketogenesis and analyzes the impact of ketones on specific disease states.Read MoreKetogenic Diet: Shining a Light on Old But Gold Biochemistry
A 2017 review summarizes mechanisms by which obesity may contribute to age-related diseases, including arthritis and dementia.Read MoreAging, Obesity and Inflammatory Age-Related Diseases
A low-carbohydrate, low-calorie diet significantly improved HbA1c in diabetics over 12 weeks.Read MoreA Food-Based, Low-Energy, Low-Carbohydrate Diet for People With Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care
A U.K. clinical practice reports on its physicians’ use of low-carbohydrate diets to reverse diabetes in 16 out of 18 patients over eight months.Read MoreLow Carbohydrate Diet to Achieve Weight Loss and Improve HbA1c in Type 2 Diabetes and Pre‐Diabetes
This 2013 review summarizes mechanisms by which poor metabolic health may increase asthma risk. The review findings indicate insulin can lead to changes in muscular and epithelial cells in the lungs as well as changes in the extracellular matrix — all of which may contribute to asthma and similar conditions.Read MoreInsulin and the Lung: Connecting Asthma and Metabolic Syndrome
This 2016 review summarizes multiple mechanisms by which obesity impairs immune function.Read MoreImpact of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on Immunity
This 2005 review argues an exercise-induced increase in IL-6 reduces the harmful effects of inflammation and the anti-inflammatory properties of exercise may help explain the link between physical activity and health.Read MoreThe Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Exercise
A 2020 review finds more than three-quarters of those serving on the boards of major medical organizations have received funding from industry. This indication of pervasive conflicts of interest among the leadership of leading U.S. medical organizations reveals the level of industry influence may be substantial.Read MoreFinancial Ties Between Leaders of Influential U.S. Professional Medical Associations and Industry