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Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health [Textbook 1st Edition]
Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health presents the most up-to-date and evidence-based science and research available in the field of TCR, with the purpose of training medical and allied healthcare professionals on the effective therapeutic use of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition in clinical practice. This book explores the appropriate, safe, and effective use of TCR to improve patient outcomes in a broad range of chronic metabolic conditions and aims to promote health.
Focused on lifestyle management, health support and the treatment of diseases rooted in poor nutrition, this book explores the role of food and lifestyle modification as medicine and is a valuable resource for nutritionists, dietitians and medical professionals who provide diet-related counselling, as well as those researching or studying related areas.
Apr 15, 2023
Arguments against veganism
"Arguments Against Veganism" is a comprehensive and thought-provoking book that takes a critical look at the vegan lifestyle. We'll explore the psychological aspects, potential health risks, ethical dilemmas, and environmental consequences of a meat-free diet. With a balanced and nuanced approach, the book provides readers with a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding the vegan lifestyle, and challenges commonly held beliefs and misconceptions. Whether you're a die-hard vegan or a skeptic looking for answers, this is a must-read for anyone seeking a more nuanced perspective on this important topic.
Mar 12, 2023
Living Paleo Style: Overcome The Ancestral-Modern Mismatch to Regain Your Natural Wellbeing
Only a few generations ago, we lived in direct and constant contact with nature in a tightly-knit group of hunter-gatherers. Autonomy, intimacy, and equality ruled, and our authenticity could be freely and fully expressed. Paleoanthropologist Dr. Miki Ben-Dor proposes actual cognitive and dietary means to ameliorate the emotional and physiological discontent that stems from the mismatch between modern life and our evolutionary past. A summary of the book in the first pages and summaries at the head of each chapter provide quickly accessible to-do lists.
Feb 10, 2023
Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload Is Making You Sick--and How to Get Better
An acclaimed nutrition educator reveals how the foods you’re eating to get healthy might be making you sick.
“Sally Norton’s well-researched book makes a truly important contribution to the literature in revealing just how much oxalates can damage the human body.”—Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise
If you’re eating a healthy diet and you’re still dealing with fatigue, inflammation, anxiety, recurrent injuries, or chronic pain, the problem could be your spinach, almonds, sweet potatoes, and other trusted plant foods. And your key to vibrant health may be quitting these so-called superfoods.
After suffering for decades from chronic health problems, nutrition educator Sally K. Norton, MPH, discovered that the culprits were the chemical toxins called oxalates lurking within her “healthy,” organic plant-heavy diet. She shines light on how our modern diets are overloaded with oxalates and offers fresh solutions including:
• A complete, research-backed program to safely reverse your oxalate load
• Comprehensive charts and resources on foods to avoid and better alternatives
• Guidance to improve your energy, optimize mood and brain performance, and find true relief from chronic pain
In this groundbreaking guide, Norton reveals that the popular dictum to “eat more plants” can be misleading. Toxic Superfoods gives health-seekers a chance for improved energy, optimum brain performance, graceful aging, and true relief from chronic pain.
Jan 3, 2023
Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health--and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More
This is the book that will forever change the way we understand and treat mental health.
If you or someone you love is affected by mental illness, it might change your life.
We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer outlines a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: Mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain.
Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens up—which apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and even schizophrenia. Brain Energy pairs cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health.
This groundbreaking book reveals:
Why classifying mental disorders as “separate” conditions is misleading
The clear connections between mental illness and disorders linked to metabolism, including diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, pain disorders, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, and epilepsy
The link between metabolism and every factor known to play a role in mental health, including genetics, inflammation, hormones, neurotransmitters, sleep, stress, and trauma
The evidence that current mental health treatments, including both medications and therapies, likely work by affecting metabolism
New treatments available today that readers can use to promote long-term healing
Palmer puts together the pieces of the mental illness puzzle to provide answers and offer hope. Brain Energy will transform the field of mental health, and the lives of countless people around the world.
Nov 15, 2022
Metabolic Madness: Understand Why Metabolic Health Is Key to Mental Health (Your Keys to Success)
Rachel S Brown
Address underlying inflammation in mental disorders.
Uncover why metabolic health is crucial for mental health.
Uncover approaches to managing mental disorder that target underlying root cause of illness.
Use these techniques to relieve symptoms of mental illness and even help with treatment failure!
This book exposes different options for diet for mental health and troubleshooting if things aren't working!
In fact, here's just a sample of what you'll see:
* Why what you eat may be causing or perpetuating your symptoms
* Why and how dietary approaches can help you to heal underlying metabolic dysfunction
* The role of inflammation in mental disorder
*The importance of oxidative stress in mental disorder
... and much, MUCH More!
And best of all, this eye-opening book will give you a better understanding of why you may have become unwell in the first place and what you can do about it.
Jul 13, 2022
The Keto Solution for Kidney Disease: Reversing Metabolic Disorders with a Ketogenic Diet
The answer is probably in your kidneys. As the body’s filters, the kidneys are responsible for removing toxins, balancing acid-base levels, and distributing critical nutrients. When your kidneys get damaged, it can manifest in cardiovascular disease, lung disease diabetes, and many, many other medical issues.
There is a medical-nutritional management option for improving kidney function—a pH Balanced Ketogenic Diet, created specifically for better kidney health. Ketogenic therapy has been proven to reverse the effects of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and mycotoxins on the body. I know this because I’ve seen it in my own body, and in hundreds of my clients.
The Keto Solution for Healthy Kidneys is your guidebook for transforming your health. Private practice functional dietitian Teresa Rodriguez details the groundbreaking science and provides tips and recipes you can implement today. The power to change the future of your health is in your hands!
Teresa Rodriguez, RDN, IFNCP, CNSC, LDN, CLT, has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for more than twenty-seven years. She is an Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian with a specialty in renal nutrition, nutrition support, mitochondrial health, ketogenic approach, and identifying adverse food reactions with an emphasis on food sensitivities as part of an Integrative and Functional Nutrition plan.
Teresa was able to find and treat her own problems through a method of controlled nutrition protocols and evidence-based medicine. Her goal is to empower individuals with the necessary nutrition therapy knowledge to help control their disease and positively impact their quality of life. She coaches her patients and their families about the safe and effective use of nutrition therapies and protocols for metabolic diseases, auto-immune diseases, critical care issues, neurological disorders, and environmental toxicity. She is the author of The Keto Solution for Kidney Disease: Reversing Metabolic Disorders with a Ketogenic Diet.
Jun 27, 2022
What Your Food Ate: How to Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health
David R. Montgomery
Are you really what you eat?
David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us far beyond the well-worn adage to deliver a new truth: the roots of good health start on farms. What Your Food Ate marshals evidence from recent and forgotten science to illustrate how the health of the soil ripples through to that of crops, livestock, and ultimately us.
The long-running partnerships through which crops and soil life nourish one another suffuse plant and animal foods in the human diet with an array of compounds and nutrients our bodies need to protect us from pathogens and chronic ailments. Unfortunately, conventional agricultural practices unravel these vital partnerships and thereby undercut our well-being. Can farmers and ranchers produce enough nutrient-dense food to feed us all? Can we have quality and quantity?
With their trademark thoroughness and knack for integrating information across numerous scientific fields, Montgomery and Biklé chart the way forward. Navigating discoveries and epiphanies about the world beneath our feet, they reveal why regenerative farming practices hold the key to healing sick soil and untapped potential for improving human health.
Humanity’s hallmark endeavors of agriculture and medicine emerged from our understanding of the natural world—and still depend on it. Montgomery and Biklé eloquently update this fundamental reality and show us why what’s good for the land is good for us, too. What Your Food Ate is a must-read for farmers, eaters, chefs, doctors, and anyone concerned with reversing the modern epidemic of chronic diseases and mitigating climate change.
Jun 21, 2022
The Great Plant-Based Con: Why eating a plants-only diet won't improve your health or save the planet
Plant-based is best for health, go vegan to help save the planet, eat less meat... Almost every day we are bombarded with the seemingly incontrovertible message that we must reduce our consumption of meat and dairy - or eliminate them from our diets altogether.
But what if the pervasive message that the plant-based diet will improve our health and save the planet is misleading - or even false? What if removing animal foods from our diet is a serious threat to human health, and a red herring in the fight against climate change.
In THE GREAT PLANT-BASED CON, Jayne Buxton demonstrates that each of these 'what-ifs' is, in fact, a reality. Drawing on the work of numerous health experts and researchers, she uncovers how the separate efforts of a constellation of individuals, companies and organisations are leading us down a dietary road that will have severe repercussions for our health and wellbeing, and for the future of the planet.
THE GREAT PLANT-BASED CON is neither anti-plant nor anti-vegan - it is a call for us to take an honest look at the facts about human diets and their effect on the environment. Shocking and eye-opening, this book outlines everything you need to know to make more informed decisions about the food you choose to eat.
The book even recommends this very website! (the old domain)
Professor Noakes is one among a carnivore community
that is sizeable and growing. A Twitter search for
carnivores will turn up thousands of results. Carnivore
advocates such as Dr Shawn Baker (@SBakerMD, otherwise
known as the Carnivore King), Dr Paul Saladino
(@CarnivoreMD), and Carnivore Aurelius (@ketoaurelius)
number their Twitter followers in the many tens of
thousands. A Facebook group called Women Carnivore
Tribe has almost 24,000 members. Travis Statham's
website, carniway.nyc, which is 'dedicated to the science
and history of a carnivorous way of eating', attracts new
members every day, many of whom submit their stories of
health regained via the diet.
Jun 9, 2022
Understanding the Heart: Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease—and Why It Matters
Heart disease is the number-one killer in the world. Despite ever-advancing medical procedures and more powerful pharmaceutical drugs, the rate of heart disease continues to rise. According to Dr. Stephen Hussey, this is due in part to misunderstandings about how the heart really functions and how to keep it healthy. These misunderstandings result in improper medical approaches and off-target intervention therapies.
As a type 1 diabetic, Dr. Hussey has always known that he was at two to four times greater risk of developing heart disease. As a result, he has dedicated his entire adult life to understanding the heart, to prevent himself from becoming a statistic. And then his worst nightmare came true. Dr. Hussey suffered a “STEMI,” a blockage in the left anterior descending artery of his heart. STEMIs are typically so fatal that they are known as “widowmakers.” Only twelve percent of those who experience them outside of a hospital setting survive. Dr. Hussey was among the lucky twelve percent, but faced a difficult decision during his recovery: follow the standard of care laid out for him by the attending cardiologist or politely decline and apply everything he’d learned about the heart to a recovery protocol that would look massively different than what the doctors were recommending. In Understanding the Heart, Dr. Hussey shares the information that guided him through the highest-stakes decision of his life.
Apr 19, 2022
Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid―The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Unlock the secret to extraordinary health by reducing high uric acid levels—the hidden risk you didn't know you had—by the author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash.
What do obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, fatty liver disease, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, neurological disorders, and premature death have in common? All can be stoked by high uric acid levels.
Our most respected scientific literature is bursting with evidence that elevated uric acid levels lie at the root of many pervasive health conditions, but mainstream medicine for the most part remains unaware of this connection. This is especially alarming because a large number of Americans don’t know they are suffering from increased levels, putting them at risk for developing or exacerbating potentially life-threatening illnesses.
Offering an engaging blend of science and practical advice, Drop Acid exposes the deadly truth about uric acid and teaches invaluable strategies to manage its levels, including how to:
Reduce fructose and foods high in “purines” through simple dietary edits
Lower uric acid levels through natural hacks like consuming tart cherries, vitamin C, quercetin, and coffee
Identify common pharmaceuticals that threaten to increase uric acid
Implement lifestyle interventions, like restorative sleep and exercise
Easily test your uric acid levels at home—a test routinely performed in your doctor’s office during regular check-ups but typically ignored
Featuring the groundbreaking “LUV” (Lower Uric Values) diet, 35 delicious recipes, self-assessment quizzes, and a 21-day program for dropping levels, Drop Acid empowers readers with the information they need to address this hidden danger and live longer, leaner, and healthier lives.
Feb 15, 2022
Busting the Diabetes Myth
'Excellent book - written for patients but also great for clinicians' - Amazon 5-star reader review
'[Busting the Diabetes Myth] should be compulsory reading for anyone recently diagnosed.' - Amazon 5-star reader review
'Full of valuable information about the condition and how to beat it' - Amazon 5-star reader review
Busting the Diabetes Myth provides an effective and evidence-based approach to guide people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes towards a healthier future. Focusing on the lifestyle changes that help reverse the diabetes disease process, the book will be an invaluable source of hope and inspiration for the millions of people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes around the world.
Drawing upon Dr Cavan's extensive research into diabetes management and his professional experience, Busting the Diabetes Myth reveals the latest scientific evidence behind his innovative approach in helping people reverse their diabetes, providing specific advice for people with prediabetes as well as those with type 2 diabetes. Explaining in easy-to-understand terms how today's lifestyles are driving millions of people into prediabetes and then on to developing type 2 diabetes, the author then describes the changes we can make to halt the process in its tracks, and help people turn around their health to look forward to a future free from diabetes.
Advocating a diet based on healthy fresh foods that avoids sugars, refined carbohydrates and other highly processed foods, and with simple suggestions for how to incorporate physical activity into the daily routine, this accessible guide shows us sustainable and achievable ways of adjusting our lifestyles to reverse prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, authenticated with first-hand testimonies from people who in following Dr Cavan's evidence-based approach have already done just that.
Jan 6, 2022
Only in Africa - The Ecology of Human Evolution
That humans originated from Africa is well-known. However, this is widely regarded as a chance outcome, dependant simply on where our common ancestor shared the land with where the great apes lived. This volume builds on from the 'Out of Africa' theory, and takes the view that it is only in Africa that the evolutionary transitions from a forest-inhabiting frugivore to savanna-dwelling meat-eater could have occurred. This book argues that the ecological circumstances that shaped these transitions are exclusive to Africa. It describes distinctive features of the ecology of Africa, with emphasis on savanna grasslands, and relates them to the evolutionary transitions linking early ape-men to modern humans. It shows how physical features of the continent, especially those derived from plate tectonics, set the foundations. This volume adequately conveys that we are here because of the distinctive features of the ecology of Africa.
... the book is exceptionally well written, and very recommendable as a foundational introduction to modern Africa savanna ecology for a readership ranging from undergraduates to professional researchers in paleoanthropology.' Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Evolutionary Anthropology
‘In Only in Africa Owen-Smith presents us with copious evidence of the complexity of interactions within and between species of plants, herbivores, and carnivores, coherently linking the trophic levels. He also makes a compelling case that the early stages of human evolution could only have happened in Africa. For those willing to accept that their knowledge of relevant contemporary African ecosystems and their critical role in human evolution could do with some updating and refreshing, Norman Owen-Smith's new book provides just the help they need. Its importance for paleoanthropology cannot be exaggerated.’ Bernard Wood, Journal of Human Evolution
Demonstrates how Africa's physical features, savannas and abundant grazers enabled frugivorous apes to become savanna-living hunters.
Only in Africa. The Ecology of Human Evolution. By Norman Owen-Smith (2021). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 361 pp., ISBN 978-1-108-83259-5 (paperback). Paleoanthropologists have long recognized the importance of studying past climates along with the animal and plant communities, of which hominins have been members since the Late Miocene. While there is a growing recognition that those climates and communities were unlike any today (Faith et al., 2019), there can be no diminution in our efforts to understand the past and its determining impact on human evolution. Norman Owen-Smith's superb book, ‘Only in Africa,’ gives us some of the tools we need. Recognizing that ‘natural laws’ are invariant in time and space is the general approach of all science (Gould, 1965), the book provides us with the means to understand the processes and dynamics of any mammal community, paleo- or neo-. 1. The book Owen-Smith's career has been devoted to investigating the ecology of large African herbivores, first white rhino in the Hluhluwe-iMolozi Park and then kudu in Kruger National Park. Owen-Smith's book is Darwinian in scale and scope, with a rich and broad appreciation of geology, soil chemistry, and plant and animal physiology, all providing context for his interest in the short-term and longer term behavior of herbivores. Darwin's preference for Africa as the cradle of humanity was primarily based on its being the location of chimpanzees and gorillas, the two apes he accepted as having the closest relationships with modern humans (Darwin, 1871). ‘Only in Africa’ makes the case thatdfor a host of reasons explored in the bookdthe continent of Africa, because of both its physical geography and its fauna, provided a unique environmentdthe tropical savanna biomedthat was conducive to the emergence of one, or more, bipedally competent apes. At least one of these bipeds eventually shifted from an herbivorous lifestyle to one that included supplementing what was likely still a predominantly plant-based diet with meat and marrow scavenged from the carcasses of large herbivores. A book such as ‘Only in Africa’ runs the risk of falling into the trap of being determinist by providing explanations for what did occur, but Owen-Smith's strategy of focusing on processes and mechanisms as well as outcomes helps emphasize the role of contingency. ‘Only in Africa’ is divided into four parts consisting of between four and six chapters. Each chapter ends with a brief overview, and each part ends with a helpful two- to three-page synthesis. The book is organized literally ‘from the ground up.’ In part I, OwenSmith explains that although there are tropical savannas on other continents “tropical savannas outside Africa are generally rather wet and extremely dystrophic” (Owen-Smith, 2021:86). In Australia, South America, India, and southeast Asia, the grasses are different and the quality of the grazing is poorer. According to Owen-Smith, fertility in savannas is governed by the capacity of soil particles to retain mineral nutrients, such as phosphorous; nitrogen is mainly retained by the organic, humus component of the soil. The retention of mineral nutrients is increased by clay, which is preferentially generated from mafic volcanic rocks such as those in eastern Africa, whereas felsic granitic rocks generate sand. Similarly, sedimentary rocks derived from mud and silt are more clayrich than those derived from sand. He also explains how the elevation of much of the eastern side of Africa influenced the allimportant weather systems and how the nature of the bedrock influences the fertility of the soil, which along with the seasonal availability of moisture from rainfall, in turn influences the type of grasses that can flourish. In the beginning of part II, Owen-Smith explores the physical nuances and complexities of the African savanna in both eastern and southern Africa. The important variable is the presence and number of trees, referred to as ‘woody cover.’ But most of part II focuses on two arms races: one among grasses, and the other between grasses and trees. Grasses that use the C4 photosynthetic pathway are better
Dec 2, 2021
Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day
What foods to put on your table so you don’t end up on mine
For the past century, we’ve been bombarded with diet ads and advice from gurus and governments. Yet heart disease remains the #1 killer worldwide, and 88% of adults are metabolically unhealthy. Up to 95% of dieters gain back all the weight they lost while following both dietary guidelines and popular fitness fads.
Here’s why they fail.
Most diet books teach you to set short-term weight loss goals. Whether low-carb or low-fat, the typical plan goes like this: restrict your food choices, exercise until exhaustion, and swallow stacks of supplements. These “solutions” do a better job of lightening your wallet than lightening you.
Meanwhile, the healthcare industry fails to prevent chronic disease. Rather than showing people how to remain healthy and prevent illness through proper nutrition, the system offers drugs and surgery to manage symptoms.
As a heart surgeon who used to be morbidly obese, Dr. Philip Ovadia has seen firsthand the failures of mainstream diets and medicine. He realized that what helped him lose over 100 pounds was the same solution that could have prevented most of the thousands of open heart surgeries he has performed—metabolic health.
What you eat determines how long and how well you live. Yet most doctors don’t learn that in medical school. And pharmaceutical companies and food manufacturers have a vested interest in the public not knowing how to live and eat metabolically healthy.
In Stay off My Operating Table, Dr. Ovadia shares the complete metabolic health system to prevent disease and optimize your health, a system that the diet and drug industries don’t want you to know about. Unlike quick-fix, “7-day,” radical diets, Dr. Ovadia’s approach is a sustainable, long-term solution that works. This book teaches:
How most leading causes of death are rooted in metabolic disease
How to measure and improve your metabolic health, from a doctor’s perspective
How to eliminate your need for most supplements with a nutritionally complete diet
How to eat metabolically healthy on any diet, from carnivore to vegan
How light, everyday exercises benefit you more than brutal workouts
How metabolic health holds the answer to most health, food, and fitness questions
Whether you’ve suffered from chronic diseases or want to prevent them decades from now, Stay off My Operating Table will help you take back control of your health from the institutions and experts that have failed you.
A doctor’s nutrition system to prevent and reverse disease
Nov 11, 2021
The Clot Thickens: The Enduring Mystery of Heart Disease
“Malcolm Kendrick's masterly survey of the enduring mystery of heart disease reads like a detective story. With great verve he marshals the evidence for the two main contending theories, exonerates the presumed suspect and makes a formidable case for thrombogenesis (blood clotting) as the perpetrator. Witty, provocative and entertaining, 'The Clot Thickens' packs a powerful scientific punch. Highly recommended.”
Dr James Le Fanu
Doctor, journalist, author of ‘The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine.’
“Malcolm Kendrick's new book brings to mind the quote from Thomas Huxley when he first learned of Darwin's theory of evolution: ‘how extremely stupid (of me) not to have thought of that’. What Kendrick presents is nothing less than a unifying theory of heart disease, that explains why everything from sickle cell disease to diabetes to a stressful lifestyle increases cardiovascular risk (and he does it with a large dollop of humour). After decades stuck in the blind alley that is the LDL hypothesis, this book is a revelation. It should be read by anyone with even a slight interest in understanding heart disease and what they can do to protect themselves from it.”
Dr Sebastian Rushworth
This is a 150-year detective story with a cast of unrecognised heroes who may, finally, become known for their work on the true causes of heart disease. Exploring the truth about cholesterol - the apparently tried, and convicted, cause of millions of deaths from heart disease - with billions spent each year on lowering cholesterol with diet and drugs.
Is it possible that our villain was simply left holding the gun whilst the true culprits ran and hid? Have they escaped our clutches?
Dr Kendrick also introduces us to a range of other lesser known characters in this tale of selective reporting, data manipulation and intrigue. The true story of heart disease is out there, and the evidence has been brought together here - a scientific mystery for our time that is ready to unfold.
Nov 2, 2021
THE WAR ON THE FLESH: Monopolies, Power, and Disease (Portuguese Title: A GUERRA CONTRA A CARNE: Monopólios, poder e doença)
The book A WAR AGAINST MEAT analyzes the facts surrounding meat consumption and human health, and notes the intensity and frequency of criticism made of the consumption of animal foods:
“Contrary to what many scientific researches claim, foods of animals are a tool to improve people's health.” These constant attacks on the flesh occur so vigorously that the author goes on to investigate the existence of a possible war against the flesh.
Based on scientific studies, the author dissects issues related to human biology and also integrates medical, nutritional, evolutionary, comparative zoology and political science knowledge. A true investigative work that lays bare the consumption of animal foods contextualizing it with culture, health and public policies.
The book has been described as surprising, direct, revealing, accurate and with remarkable clarity, bringing an original understanding of the potent effect of food and the promotion of human health.
The author, pediatrician and homeopath Cláudio Magalhães Brasil, who has been dedicated for over thirty years to the prevention and restoration of the health of the chronically ill. Graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Cláudio Brasil works at Conceição Hospital and at his clinic, where he develops work focused on safe approaches to health, such as lifestyle changes, especially with animal-based food.
Aug 30, 2021
A Statin-Free Life: A revolutionary life plan for tackling heart disease – without the use of statins
'Giving you all the facts to help you decide how best to have a healthy life. - Dr Phil Hammond
Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. Yet many report unacceptable side effects and a US survey revealed that 75 per cent of respondents stopped taking them within a year.
So what is the evidence for their benefits? Dr Aseem Malhotra, author of the bestselling The 21-Day Immunity Plan and co-author of the bestselling The Pioppi Diet, examines the claims for statins and their role in lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease. He introduces us to his targeted heart-health plan, which, with a diet plan, recipes and advice on reducing stress and increasing movement, can help us to live statin-free and take control of our own health.
'Backed by science, this is a riveting read for anyone with a heart.' - Liz Earle
'Aseem's programme gives you the best opportunity for a v long and healthy life.' - Ross Walker
'Get this book to figure out if a statin-free life is right for you.' - Dr Robert Lustig
Aug 19, 2021
Fasting While Furious: How I Turned Anger and Sadness into Motivation for Weight Loss
My name is Dr. Kevin R. Gendreau, and I lost 125 pounds in 18 months with a low carbohydrate diet and intermittent fasting. I am a practicing Board-Certified Obesity Medicine physician who reversed my diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, hypertension, and fatty liver disease with dietary changes alone. I did it without surgery, medications, or a personal trainer. Yes, I am a medical doctor. But, this story will not include crazy medical jargon or intricate details about randomized controlled clinical trials. There are other books for that. I’m simply here to share my story and help you get started. I recount all of the obstacles I faced that led to my excessive weight gain. I detail every step that I took to lose weight as well. Some of you may have seen my weight loss story featured on The Today Show, MyFitnessPal, Instagram, or People Magazine. I was a 306-pound doctor after all! But not everybody knows the full story--until now. Between my own weight loss journey and my experience practicing obesity medicine, a few important rules and secrets have come to light. This book is more than just my own personal story. I also included a 3-step guide to start your own journey, a sample meal plan, a chapter on common dietary supplements, and some of my favorite recipes! If my writing motivates or inspires even just one reader, I'll consider it a resounding success. Happy reading!
Jun 17, 2021
Ravenous: Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection
The extraordinary story of the Nazi-era scientific genius who discovered how cancer cells eat―and what it means for how we should.
The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg―a cousin of the famous finance Warburgs―was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century, a man whose research was integral to humanity’s understanding of cancer. He was also among the most despised figures in Nazi Germany. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and protected Warburg in the hope that he could cure it.
In Ravenous, Sam Apple reclaims Otto Warburg as a forgotten, morally compromised genius who pursued cancer single-mindedly even as Europe disintegrated around him. While the vast majority of Jewish scientists fled Germany in the anxious years leading up to World War II, Warburg remained in Berlin, working under the watchful eye of the dictatorship. With the Nazis goose-stepping their way across Europe, systematically rounding up and murdering millions of Jews, Warburg awoke each morning in an elegant, antiques-filled home and rode horses with his partner, Jacob Heiss, before delving into his research at the Kaiser Wilhelm Society.
Hitler and other Nazi leaders, Apple shows, were deeply troubled by skyrocketing cancer rates across the Western world, viewing cancer as an existential threat akin to Judaism or homosexuality. Ironically, they viewed Warburg as Germany’s best chance of survival. Setting Warburg’s work against an absorbing history of cancer science, Apple follows him as he arrives at his central belief that cancer is a problem of metabolism. Though Warburg’s metabolic approach to cancer was considered groundbreaking, his work was soon eclipsed in the early postwar era, after the discovery of the structure of DNA set off a search for the genetic origins of cancer.
Remarkably, Warburg’s theory has undergone a resurgence in our own time, as scientists have begun to investigate the dangers of sugar and the link between obesity and cancer, finding that the way we eat can influence how cancer cells take up nutrients and grow. Rooting his revelations in extensive archival research as well as dozens of interviews with today’s leading cancer authorities, Apple demonstrates how Warburg’s midcentury work may well hold the secret to why cancer became so common in the modern world and how we can reverse the trend. A tale of scientific discovery, personal peril, and the race to end a disastrous disease, Ravenous would be the stuff of the most inventive fiction were it not, in fact, true.
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I read the full book and highly recommend it as a great mix of science and history that shows how difficult it is to do good science. The history of Hitler and vegetarian ideology is also really fascinating. The book doesn't cover too much the metabolic press/pulse ideas that are better covered in books like Tripping over the Truth by Travis Christofferson, but it reads similarly to books like The Fourth Fuel: Ketones.
May 25, 2021
Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine
The New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance explains the eight pathologies that underlie all chronic disease, documents how processed food has impacted them to ruin our health, economy, and environment over the past 50 years, and proposes an urgent manifesto and strategy to cure both us and the planet.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist who has long been on the cutting edge of medicine and science, challenges our current healthcare paradigm which has gone off the rails under the influence of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government.
You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what the problem is. One of Lustig’s singular gifts as a communicator is his ability to “connect the dots” for the general reader, in order to unpack the scientific data and concepts behind his arguments, as he tells the “real story of food” and “the story of real food.”
Metabolical weaves the interconnected strands of nutrition, health/disease, medicine, environment, and society into a completely new fabric by proving on a scientific basis a series of iconoclastic revelations, among them:
Medicine for chronic disease treats symptoms, not the disease itself
You can diagnose your own biochemical profile
Chronic diseases are not "druggable," but they are "foodable"
Processed food isn’t just toxic, it’s addictive
The war between vegan and keto is a false war—the combatants are on the same side
Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government are on the other side
Making the case that food is the only lever we have to effect biochemical change to improve our health, Lustig explains what to eat based on two novel criteria: protect the liver, and feed the gut. He insists that if we do not fix our food and change the way we eat, we will continue to court chronic disease, bankrupt healthcare, and threaten the planet. But there is hope: this book explains what’s needed to fix all three.
I read the full book and would recommend it - however it does have lots of advice to eat fiber despite citing the Stefansson 1928 study where two people survived without fiber.
May 4, 2021