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  • Why Do I Crave Carbs When I Have a Headache?

    The craving for carbohydrates when suffering a headache¬†stems from the fact that many¬†people commonly experience headaches from low blood flow…

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  • Do You Have Trouble Concentrating?

    Psychologists are finding out that even when people try to focus on a task they tend to lose concentration within…

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  • Proton-Pump Inhibitor Therapy Induces the Symptoms it Is Used to Treat

    Many individuals are placed on medications called proton-pump inhibitors (Nexiun, Prilosec, Aciphex) by their physicians for heartburn.¬† These¬†drugs do a…

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  • Bad Reporting, Mediocre Science and the Dangers of Foods

    A recent study¬†is being loudly quoted in the press with headlines such as “Processed Red Meat Intake Linked to Type…

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  • Weight Loss in Men Reverses Testosterone Deficiency

    Low testosterone levels and symptoms of male sexual dysfunction due to obesity may be reversible with weight loss after bariatric…

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  • Stomach Acid & Hunger

    It is not uncommon for individuals to occasionally feel hungry, weak and shaky or develop a ‚Äėsour stomach‚Äô between meals.…

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  • Daytime Sleepiness Is Associated With an Increased Craving for Carbs Among Teens

    Results show that the intensity of self-reported craving for carbohydrates increased in a linear relationship with the severity of subjective…

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  • Fish Oil’s Impact On Cognition and Brain Structure Identified in New Study

    Researchers at Rhode Island Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center have found positive associations between fish oil supplements and…

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  • “Pickles and Ice Cream” or Why You Crave Sweets

    Why You Crave Carbohydrates, Salty or Sweet: Your Brain‚Äôs Need for Increased Blood Flow. Most people crave either salty or…

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  • Watch This Video If You Want Something to Smile About

    I’ve been off grid for the last 2 months with various distractions and wanted to treat everyone to a refresshing…

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  • Carbs, Sport Drinks and Exercise

    Many people drink sports drinks before¬†or after exercising.¬† These¬†often contain a lot of carbohydrates¬†(Gatorade = 30 grams,¬†Powerade = 25 grams)¬†which…

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  • Niacin Supplement Doesn’t Prevent Heart Disease

    A recent NIH study assessing the effectiveness of Niaspan (a niacin supplement used to decrease triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol)…

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  • What Dr. N Eats…..

    Had a nice lunch yesterday….. A small butcher block covered with a variety of italian meats, some chunks of delicious…

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  • Don’t Feed Your Kids McDonald’s Strawberry Lemonade

    With summer coming on, a cold frosty lemonade from McDonald’s may sound refreshing and evoke some pleasant childhood memories but…

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  • Mummies and Atherosclerosis

    A Brief Overview of Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is a process of chronic inflammation of the cells lining the arterial walls.¬† Overtime,…

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  • 30% of All Americans Have Fatty Liver. Do You?

    What is Fatty Liver? Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a disorder of fat metabolism within the liver and affects…

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  • Fatty Liver or NAFLD

    Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a disorder of fat metabolism within the liver and affects approximately 1/3 of all…

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  • A Reader Asks – “How Do You Know When You Are Done ‘Detoxing’ After Reducing Carbs?”

    Wikipedia – “Detoxification (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including,…

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  • Misleading Science and Bad Reporting

    This article in the LA Times was forwarded to me by friend who asked my opinion about it. The article…

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  • William Banting – Father of the Low Carbohydrate Diet

    William Banting was a carpenter and undertaker who first championed the idea that a diet low in carbohydrates had health…

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  • Obesity Does Not Cause Heart Disease

    The Problem According to the American Heart Association, more than 910,000 Americans still die of heart disease annually.¬†¬†And more than…

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  • Nice Program from BBC on the History of Low Carb

    I recently found this program that aired on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) 2 years ago about¬†the history¬†of low carbohydrate…

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  • Is The Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe?

    Yes. How‚Äôs that for a definitive answer. The low carbohydrate approach advocated by Dr. Atkins is nothing new.¬† It was…

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  • Is Your Dog Getting Fat?

    I was recently asked by a family friend for some advice on their choice of dog food.¬† It seems their…

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  • Reverse Heartburn By Changing Your Diet

    Heartburn is a very common problem that affects approximately 20% of the general public. It‚Äôs commonly associated with symptoms such…

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  • Your Heartburn Is Actually A Neurological Problem

    Heartburn is a very common problem that affects approximately 20% of the general public.¬† It is commonly associated with symptoms…

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  • Low Fat Dieting Can Increase Heart Disease in Women

    The Study The Women’s Health Initiative was a massive study launched in 1991 to evaluate the health benefits for women…

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  • Children Are Developing Adult Onset Diabetes

    Children Are Developing Adult Onset Diabetes. When diabetes strikes during childhood, it historically has been type 1 diabetes (also known…

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  • Excess Stomach Acid Mimics Hunger

    It is not uncommon for individuals to occasionally feel hungry, weak and shaky or develop a ‚Äėsour stomach‚Äô between meals.…

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  • Shape Shifting

    One of the most intriguing aspects about reducing your carbohydrate intake is the surprising sculpting effect it has on your…

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