Counting On Sheep

In an earlier article I discussed my findings around the topic of vitamin D and the ongoing debate whether a deficiency in this pre-hormone results in worse outcomes from respiratory infections. I was surprised at the time of discovering the vast amount of information out there on vitamin D that mainstream media hadn't really covered …

Go With Your Gut: Novel findings on the gut microbiome, nutrition and health

Streamed live on 11 Jan 2021 The latest research from the landmark PREDICT study is the first to reveal strong links between specific gut microbes, diet, and health.‍ For the first time, they have found a group of 15 “good” and 15 “bad” gut microbes that are linked to better or worse health, including inflammation, …

Vitamin D: how it can help fight Covid19 – David Davis MP

Former Brexit Secretary David Davis MP has recently reported on his success on turning his health around with a low carb way of eating. Mr Davis published his story in the Daily Mail, recalling the health scare he had after stepping down from his cabinet position last year. He reported that a routine medical revealed …

Study Suggests Potential Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Ketone Bodies Via Effects on Gut Microbial Ecosystems

Research published May 2020 by University of California San Francisco Findings suggest that the effects of ketogenic/low carb diets on the microbiome are not just about the diet itself, but how the diet alters the body’s metabolism, which then has downstream effects on the microbiome. Researchers found that the mere presence of added ketones was …

Low-Carb Diet May Reverse Age-Related Brain Deterioration

Researchers say brain pathways begin to erode in our late 40's, but this can be repaired through dietary changes? A low carbohydrate diet may prevent and even reverse age-related damage to the brain, research has found. By examining brain scans, researchers found that brain pathways begin to deteriorate earlier than previously believed. Changes associated with …

Saturated Fats and Health: A Reassessment and Proposal for Food-based Recommendations

The recommendation to limit dietary saturated fatty acid (SFA) intake has persisted despite mounting evidence to the contrary. Most recent meta-analyses of randomized trials and observational studies found no beneficial effects of reducing SFA intake on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and total mortality, and instead found protective effects against stroke. Although SFAs increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, …

Daily Mail Highlights Vitamin D Study

A preliminary study has found tentative evidence suggesting low levels of vitamin D may make it more likely an individual will die after contracting coronavirus. The research compared average levels of vitamin D across 20 European countries with COVID-19 infection rate and mortality. It revealed a convincing correlation where countries with low vitamin D levels …

A Low-Carb Strategy for Fighting the Pandemic’s Toll

Download a PDF version of this blog post Link to story as originally printed in the Wall Street Journal By Nina Teicholz  May 31, 2020 The coronavirus has added a brutal exclamation point to America’s pervasive ill health. Americans with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related diseases are about three times more likely to suffer …