Food For Thought

Researchers have found that people with Alzheimer’s disease have more undesirable bacteria in their gut microbiome (the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microbes that live in the gut), with less abundant amounts of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria.The authors of “Gut microbiome alterations in Alzheimer’s disease,” add Alzheimer’s disease to the growing list of …

Kids on Keto Diet Trend Sparks Controversy on TikTok

https://nypost.com/2021/07/16/kids-on-keto-diet-trend-sparks-controversy-on-tiktok/ When I read an online article from the New York Times recently, covering the online abuse received by a mother for including her two children in her and her husbands’ low carb lifestyle, the trial of professor Tim Noakes instantly came to mind. For those unaware of Tim Noakes the world-renowned South African scientist …

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 …