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Posts tagged with ‘low carbohydrate’

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can I Develop Diabetes If I’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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  • 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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  • Too Many Carbohydrates Cause Gout

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

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  • Low Carbohydrate Treats For Halloween

    Poisoning Our Children’s Future The diabetes epidemic is growing so rapidly that presently 1 of every 10 adults in the U.S. has…

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  • No Health Benefits From Eating 5 Times A Day

     The Myth Almost everyday a patient tells me they believe eating 5 times a day is important. They remember hearing…

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  • Carbohydrate Reduction and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormone disorder among women of reproductive age.  PCOS affects…

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  • Headaches and Lightheadedness

    Headaches, A Common Malady A common problem many people experience from time-to-time is a headache. We can still function through…

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  • Carbohydrates and Urination Problems

    Introduction Many patients commonly experience symptoms of urinary frequency, urgency or incontinence.  They may wake 2-4 times at night to…

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  • The Forgotten Protein: Plant Protein

    The first word that comes to mind when the word protein is mentioned is ‘meat’.  Meat can include beef, pork,…

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  • How Processed Carbohydrates Fuel Your Hunger Part 3

    How Many Carbohydrates are Too Much? So what should we reduce our carbohydrate intake to?  The average American diet consists…

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  • How Processed Carbohydrates Fuel Your Hunger Part 2

    Good Carbs and Bad Carbs It is important to understand there are some very healthy forms of carbohydrates that you…

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  • How Processed Carbohydrates Fuel Your Hunger Part 1

    The Basic Science of Carbohydrates What are carbohydrates, and how do they increase our hunger and cause us to become…

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  • A No-Cook Type of Protein? Cottage Cheese

    Dairy is commonly forgotten for its protein content.  All dairy has some form of protein, and some are higher than…

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  • Avoid Bread in Your Low Carb Program

    A low carbohydrate program is not entirely removing carbohydrates from the diet, simply reducing the amount.  Breads are a high…

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  • How to Start Your Low Carb Diet

    The approach taken on this blog is not the Adkin’s diet.  Completely eliminating carbohydrates is not the intention, but more…

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  • How to Make Fast Food Healthier

    Fast food restaurants are usually the quickest option for a meal, but unfortunately one of the more unhealthy options as…

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  • When Deciding What to Eat, Be Sure To Make It ‘Carb Worthy’

    I recently had the pleasure to travel to the beautiful city of Chicago to visit friends, dine at a few…

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  • How To Prevent Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Attacks and Strokes

    In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers identified 4 factors tied to reduced disease risk:…

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  • Beans Are Good for You

    In terms of carbohydrates, an overall reduction of processed, simple carbohydrates in the diet is the best approach for weight…

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  • How Much Fish Oil Should I Take And Why?

    Many patients I see  in my practice are taking fish oil supplements and don’t really understand why they are beneficial …

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  • Your Pants Will Feel Looser Before Your Scale Says You’re Lighter

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

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  • Get Out of the Carb Coma

    Hello readers, We apologize for the break in blog posts, but no matter how much of our own advice we…

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  • Is There A Weight Loss Wonder Bread?

    No. In terms of weight loss, breads are arguably one of the worst foods to be consuming.  There are grocery…

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  • Low Calorie Drinks (Part 2)

    With the holidays just around the corner the calories from foods may add up to extra weight baggage.  But what…

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