Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Older Adults Dramatically Improves Metabolic Health

What is the value of very low carbohydrate diets? A new study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, from researchers with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center observed improvements in body composition, fat distribution and metabolic health in response to an eight-week, very low-carbohydrate diet. Very Low-CarbohydrateRead …

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The Influence of the Microbiome on Metabolism

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Featuring the MetabolicBiome™ Plus Program Join Dr. Alex Vasquez as he embarks on a journey to redefine metabolic health and weight loss to include dietary and metabolic insults, microbial imbalance and an increased toxic load. In this webinar, Dr. Vasquez explains the integral relationships between the gut microbiome, inflammatory status and metabolicRead …

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Effects of Sucralose Ingestion versus Sucralose Taste on Metabolic Responses to an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

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Artificial sweeteners such as sucralose provide the seductive taste of sweetness without the calories contained in sugar — a seeming win-win for people who need to control their blood sugar and insulin levels or weight. However, simply tasting or consuming sucralose may affect blood glucose and insulin levels on glucoseRead …

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14-Hour Fasting Effective for Fending Off Diabetes and Heart Disease

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Does fasting work to stave off metabolic syndrome, which affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population, and increases the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke? In a collaborative effort, researchers from the Salk Institute and the UC San Diego School of Medicine, published in Cell Metabolism,Read …

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Compounds in Hops May Alter Gut Microbiome and Liver Acids to Address Metabolic Syndrome

Could hops be a new way to address metabolic syndrome? According to new research from Oregon State University, compounds in hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver. The findings, published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, areRead …

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Plant-Based Food Trend May Lead to Choline Deficiencies

A recent study suggests that the push toward only plant-based diets, without professional nutritional counseling, guidance, and supplementation, may lead to choline deficiencies beyond what is already present. The warning comes from a recent article in the British journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, by Dr. Emma Derbyshire, of NutritionalRead …

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Barrie Tan, PhD: Using Tocotrienols to Address Lifestyle and Metabolic Disease

In this interview from Dick Benson and Barrie Tan, PhD, from our partners at Integrative Medicine, a Clinician’s Journal, the two discuss the potential for tocotrienols to address non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and other metabolic health issues. See below for an excerpt of the interview and an opportunity to download

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Is Intermittent Fasting About Burning Calories or Lowering Appetites?

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Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies such as intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the daytime appear to help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories, according to a report published in the journal Obesity. The study is the first to show how meal timingRead …

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