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High protein, low-carb, sugarless diet helps rid young girl of depression, pain and anxiety

10/12/2016 - There is no doubt that food plays a crucial role in our well-being. It provides building blocks and energy, and directly affects how our bodies and minds function. While there is not a single diet that works for everyone, eliminating processed foods, sugar and refined grains should be the main priority...

Low-carb diet almost kills new mom

10/27/2015 - A 32-year-old Swedish mom was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening condition after going on a strict low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet to lose her baby weight. When they brought her in, she suffered from severe nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, trembling and spasms in her limbs. When...

Low-carb vegan diet found to reduce weight gain and heart attack risk

6/10/2014 - A low-carb, vegan diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by 10 percent over the course of a decade, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College and Solae...

Low-carb vegan diet improves cardiovascular risk factors

4/22/2014 - A low-carb vegan diet leads to more weight loss and a better cholesterol profile than a high-carb vegetarian diet, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto), Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, New York Medical College...

China Study author-scientist declares low-carb diet a 'fraud'

3/21/2014 - One of the authors of The China Study, a well-known research project that evaluated the relationship between nutrition and disease, has come out in condemnation of health advice that recommends reducing or eliminating carbohydrate intake for better health. Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutrition scientist,...

Intermittent, low-carbohydrate diets - more effective than standard diets

12/20/2011 2:43:17 PM - A new study coming from a team of scientists at the Genesis Prevention Center, University Hospital in South Manchester, England reveals that intermittent, low-carb diets are more efficient in reducing weight and insulin blood levels than regular diets. High levels of insulin are directly linked to the...

Low-Carb Diets Do Not Have to be Stressful or Boring

1/3/2009 - In a study comparing an Atkins-type diet with a reduced-calorie regime, Tufts University scientists reported that low-carb diets may impair cognitive performance (D'Anci 2009). Since glucose is the brain's primary fuel, the need for it may not be met when restricting carbohydrates. Granted, some...

Low-Carb Dieters Eat More Vegetables (press release)

11/21/2006 - Are people on a low-carb diet replacing starches and sugars with unhealthy high-fat foods? A new survey suggests they may do something radically different. A recent study of an internet-based support group (Active Low-Carberís Forum: http://forum.lowcarber.org/) suggests that the major change in...

Study Shows Low-Carb Diet Improves Cholesterol (press release)

9/1/2006 - People who followed a low-carbohydrate diet for six months raised their good cholesterol and lowered their triglycerides, changes that can help lower the risk of heart disease, Duke University Medical Center researchers found. The Duke study compared the effects of a low-carbohydrate diet, which...

Low-carb vs. low-fat diet debate distracts from the real weight loss solution

11/16/2004 - With all the focus on low-carb versus low-fat diets in the news these days, you might think those are the only two options to consider when it comes to losing weight and reversing obesity. Proponents of one diet or the other debate over the merits of their particular dieting strategy, but neither seem...

Low-carb Oreo cookies from Kraft designated "most ridiculous low-carb product" on the market

7/26/2004 - Kraft has introduced new Low-Carb Oreo cookies that I have now designated "the most ridiculous low-carb product" yet introduced to U.S. consumers. The idea of having Low-Carb Oreo cookies, however, may be appealing to many consumers who are attempting to follow a low-carb diet without actually choosing...

The fight over low-carb dieting isn't about health, it's about healthy profits

7/18/2004 - There's a whole lot of bickering going on over the effectiveness and potential dangers of low-carb diets, but the participants in this fight aren't concerned about your health: they're concerned about their profits. Ever since the popularity of the Atkins Diet and South Beach Diet, Americans are avoiding...

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 6: Health Improvements

7/18/2004 - As good as the Atkins Good Guide Pyramid is, I think it's worth noting how it could be improved. First, the pyramid would benefit from clarifying the difference between refined and unrefined foods and ingredients. As mentioned previously, all the pictures on the pyramid show unrefined, natural ingredients....

The Atkins Diet Food Guide Pyramid, Part 4: The Importance of Exercise

7/18/2004 - The use of the exercise gradient on the Atkins pyramid is nothing less than brilliant. With the use of one vertical arrow, the pyramid clearly conveys the idea that increasing your level of physical exercise allows you to choose from an expanded list of foods. This one mechanism, if followed by everyone,...

Dieting Americans discover they can't pig out on low-carb foods and still lose weight

7/18/2004 - Popularity of the low-carb diet is edging downwards, say polls. The reason? More than half of all Americans who have tried the Atkins Diet and other low-carb diets have given up. The real issue here, however, isn't whether low-carb diets actually work (avoiding refined carbohydrates is extremely important...

Doctor invents disease name for low-carb diet habits

5/9/2004 8:50:25 PM - Doctors just love to come up with new disease names for behaviors or patterns of symptoms. Once you give it a label, it seems, it's suddenly a "real" affliction (like Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, which was really just normal childhood behavior until they gave it the ADHD name and...

Restaurants realize that low-carb menu items are not only good for customers, they're good for business

1/30/2004 10:02:34 AM - The low-carb diet trend is having a huge impact on fast food restaurants. Customers don't want the bun, the bread, or the sugar candy soft drinks. They want high-protein, high-fiber meals, and if you restaurants are listening and starting to deliver what customers want. Those restaurants include...

Kudos to Burger King for making fast food low-carb food

1/18/2004 9:07:44 AM - It's rare that I have any praise for a fast food chain, but in this case, I applaud Burger King's move to offer bunless hamburgers to their customers. It's being done in response to consumer demand and the accelerating popularity of the Atkins diet, the South Beach Diet, and other low-carb diets....

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