The Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet has been the subject of great controversy, as its recommendations are the complete opposite of the USDA food pyramid recommendations and that of most other health agencies in the United States. The diet was developed by Robert C. Atkins, M.D. in the late 1980s and contrary to its critic’s statements, it is […]

A Diabetic Diet for Controlling Blood Sugar

Following the correct diabetic diet is particularly important since many of the complications of diabetes are caused by high blood sugar levels. The correct diet for a diabetic is one that: helps diabetics stabilize and control blood sugar instead of making blood sugar control worse. In many cases, a type 2 diabetic diagnosis can be […]

The Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet is a diet in which most of the calories come from fats. The fats consumed may include cream, butter, vegetable oils, and coconut oil. A moderate amount of protein is also consumed to support body maintenance, but the diet is very low in starches and sugars (carbohydrates). The term “ketogenic” refers to […]

Gluten Free Diet

A gluten-free diet is one in which all products containing certain proteins called glutens are avoided. Gluten proteins are found in all forms of wheat (including durum, semolina) and close relatives such as spelt, kamut, einkorn, and faro. Other gluten grains such as rye, barley, and triticale are also restricted. Oats and millet may also […]

Medical Knowledge: Is Your Doctor a Reliable Source?

Consider this:  The medical knowledge your doctor relies on to treat you is incomplete, and at times, inaccurate. The smart medical consumer will spend the time doing their own medical research, so they can accurately judge the quality of the care they receive from their physician. So why don’t doctors have accurate information? To begin, […]

Insulin Resistance Symptoms

Insulin resistance symptoms are very similar to the symptoms associated with pre-diabetes, and I believe the two conditions are strongly related, in that insulin resistance is often the beginning stage of pre-diabetes and can worsen into type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is closely associated with obesity, high cholesterol brought on by inflammation, high blood triglycerides, high […]

High Cholesterol is Good

There are several long term studies that have indicated having a high cholesterol level (defined by mainstream medicine as being over 200 mg/dl) lowers your risk of death from all causes (stroke, cancer, diabetes, CHD). MRFIT The 1986 MRFIT study was widely touted as proof that the rate of mortality increases as cholesterol levels increase. […]

Low Carb Foods

Low carb foods are foods that are low in sugars and starches and high in protein and fats. Foods which are low in carbs include: Foods that are high in protein: beef, pork, lamb, veal, fish, shellfish, chicken and other poultry, eggs, and other animal-based foods. Cold cuts, bacon, and sausage are also allowed. High […]

A List of High Protein Foods

Here’s a list of high protein foods. I’ve broken them down by category and included the calories, grams of protein, and the grams of carbohydrate minus the fiber. Feel free to print this for reference. Meat and Seafood Calories Carbs/g Protein/g Beef, Ground,  4% fat, 1 ounce 38 0 6 Beef, Ground,  4% fat, 3.5 […]

Atrial Fibrillation: Alternative Treatment

Atrial fibrillation (heart arrhythmias) is a condition in which the heart’s electrical impulses are abnormal, causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Some arrhythmias are life-threatening medical emergencies that can result in cardiac arrest and sudden death. Others cause aggravating symptoms such as an abnormal awareness of heartbeat (palpitations) and are […]