Does diet play a role in high blood pressure? Are there certain foods that increase blood pressure or are there certain foods that can lower blood pressure or make it easier to control? In this article we will look at some of the studies that have looked at association between diet and blood pressure, and […]
Are Multivitamins Effective?
What Are Multivitamins? Multivitamin supplements are a multi-billion dollar industry, being sold over the counter in almost every pharmacy and grocery store throughout the world. Everyone either takes multivitamins themselves or knows someone who does, but are they effective? Interestingly, unlike medications, multivitamins are classed as a supplement, not a drug and as such do […]
Garcinia Cambogia Extract – What You Need To Know
Garcinia Cambogia extract is also known as the Malabar Tamarind and has been used as a traditional remedy in Asian countries for many years to treat a number of conditions ranging from arthritis to infections. The reason most people reading this have heard of Garcinia Cambogia Extract however, is due to the media hype created […]
Benefits of Coffee : Getting To The Heart Of The Matter
Decades ago in the 70’s and 80’s there was a flurry of articles published in major medical journals that implicated coffee drinking as a risk factor for heart attacks. It was reported that the risk was related to the amount of coffee consumed: the more coffee, the higher the risk. But as research techniques improved, […]
High Fat Diet – What To Eat
So after reading Insulin Resistance Diet, you should now hopefully understand why eating a high fat diet can result in incredible amounts of weight loss. What you should also understand however is that the fat should be eaten in isolation with protein, and the introduction in anything but trace amounts of carbohydrates will result in […]
Low Carb Diets and Cholesterol Levels – When High Fat Isn’t Bad
The following article is not intended to be part of the debate concerning cholesterol, or whether a low carb high fat diet such as the Atkins diet is good for long term health, it is simply to review the evidence with respect to the effect of low carb diets on cholesterol. One of the problems […]
The Insulin Resistance Diet – Fat, Fat and More Fat
The Insulin resistance diet is the holy grail in reversing and treating diabetes, but it is not as elusive as you may think. For the purpose of this article, when I refer to the insulin resistance diet, I imply a diet that helps to reduce or prevent insulin resistance and I use it interchangeably with […]
Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Insulin Release?
Mustafa Ahmed MD Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Insulin Release – Why Do People Care So Much? The search for the answer has reached almost mythical status, and is most commonly asked by those following a low carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. Lets briefly look at the theory behind the Atkins diet, which is […]
Are Carbohydrates The Real Enemy?
For decades fat has been labeled as the enemy when it comes to obesity, diabetes and a whole range of health problems. In the medical world it has been blamed for the deposition of plaques in arteries and the cause of high cholesterol, and in the fitness world it is deemed the reason why people […]
Is Soda Really the Leading Cause of Obesity?
Making waves in the news recently is California’s proposed law to place a health warning on all sugary drinks in much the same way as is seen on cigarettes. Whilst on the surface this seems like a great idea, is the reasoning behind it all that valid? The lawmakers claim research shows that consumption […]