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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.Ā Ā 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 aboutĀ the historyĀ of low carbohydrate…

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  • Is The Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe?

    Yes. Howā€™s that for a definitive answer. The low carbohydrate approach advocated by Dr. Atkins is nothing new.Ā  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.Ā  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. Itā€™s 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.Ā  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 ā€˜sour stomachā€™ 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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  • Kids, Heartburn, Constipation and Abdominal Pain

    In my practice, I commonly encounter kids that have intermittent abdominal pain usually with some degree of heartburn and constipation.…

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  • Kids

    I am unpleasantly surprised by how frequently I see children who are suffering from some fairly serious symptoms. Parents often…

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  • Mobile Phone Apps

    Here is a list of some of my favorite phone apps. I’m so hip I even have an app for…

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  • Reduce Carbohydrates to Reduce Obesity

    Reduce Carbohydrates to Reduce Obesity – Obesity Simplified. Obesity is caused from excessive fat cell growth triggered by high insulin…

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  • Itā€™s Time to Worry If Your Child Has Heartburn

    Does your child have heartburn? If your child has heartburn it’s because they are slowly being poisoned by the carbohydrates…

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  • Monitoring Triglycerides is Important in HIV Disease

    The Importance of Elevated Triglycerides Insulin resistance is the cause of type II diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease and…

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  • Eat Protein To Suppress Hunger

    How Much ProteinTo Eat Patients on low carbohydrate diets are also encouraged to eat more protein.Ā  Many ask how much…

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  • Can I Develop Diabetes If Iā€™m Not Overweight?

    Absolutely! Although your risk of developing diabetes is increased if you weight more, anyone at any weight can develop type…

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  • Join the Nutrition & Metabolism Society for Only $10 and Help Increase the Awareness of the Health Benefits Low Carbohydrate Diets

    As is obvious from my posts, I as well as many other scientists and physcians believe a reduction in carbohydrates…

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  • The American Protein Experience

    The American Protein Experience The burning of human muscle between meals to release the stored amino acids is a common…

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  • Lower Blood Pressure

    A reduction in carbohydrate consumption has been shown to be more effective in lowering blood pressure than eating a low…

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  • Family History of Diabetes, High BP or Heart Attacks?

    Iā€™ve spoken with many patients who worry about their health and that of their children because there seems to be…

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  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Increases Chances of Developing Diabetes

    A recent study has shown women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have a three-fold greater chance of having diabetes later…

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  • ‘Low Carb’ is More Effective than ‘Low Glycemic’ for Diabetes

    Brown Rice is Not as Healthy as You Think Many patients will ask me if it’s OK for them to…

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  • Treat Hypertension With Low Carb Diet

    A reduction in carbohydrate consumption has been shown to be more effective in lowering blood pressure than eating a low…

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  • Why Starting The Atkins Diet Causes You To Feel Tired

    Why Starting The Atkins Diet Causes You To Feel Tired Patients who go on the Atkins low carbohydrate diet often…

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  • Prevent or Stop Gout

    Gout is a common form of arthritis that has been recognized for centuries. Patients often will complain of experiencing recurrent…

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  • Too Many Carbohydrates Cause Gout

    What is Gout? Gout is a common form of arthritis that has been recognized for centuries.Ā  Patients often will complain…

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  • Lower Triglycerides

    Overweight patients commonly have elevations of their small LDL cholesterol and triglycerides as well as decreases of their HDL cholesterol;…

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