Can You Lose Weight on a Keto Diet? 

Let’s dive into ketogenic diets and their $33-billion gimmick. The carbohydrate–insulin model of obesity, the underlying theory that ketogenic diets have some sort of metabolic advantage, has been experimentally falsified. Keto diet proponents’ own studies showed the exact opposite: Ketogenic diets actually put you at a metabolic disadvantage and slow the loss of body fat.…


Testing the Keto Diet Theory 

Do low-carb and ketogenic diets have a metabolic advantage for weight loss?  When you don’t eat enough carbohydrates, you force your body to burn more fat. “However, this rise in fat oxidation [burning] is often misconstrued as a greater rate of net FM [fat-mass] reduction” in the body, ignoring the fact that, on a ketogenic…


Keto Diet to Effectively Fight Cancer? 

What does the science say about the clinical use of ketogenic diets for epilepsy and cancer?  Blood sugar, also known as blood glucose, is the universal go-to fuel for the cells throughout our bodies. Our brain burns through a quarter pound of sugar a day because “glucose is the preferred metabolic fuel.” We can break…


Explore Native American Cuisine with Chef Lois Ellen Frank

Meet Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. We had the pleasure of talking with her about food history, health, and culture. Read on and enjoy her recipe for Three Sisters Stew. Tell us a little about your work. Chef Walter Whitewater and I are based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Red Mesa Cuisine, a catering company specializing in the…


Can You Lose Weight with Pills? 

Studies show that many doctors either tend to overestimate the amount of weight that can be lost with obesity drugs or are simply clueless. Current options for weight-loss medications include the ridiculously named Qsymia, a combination of phentermine (the phen in fen-phen) and topiramate, a drug that can cause seizures if you stop it abruptly.…


Is It Safe to Take Weight-Loss Pills? 

Why don’t more people take the weight-loss medications currently on the market?  Despite the myriad menus of FDA-approved medications for weight loss, they’ve only been prescribed for about 1 in 50 patients with obesity. We tend to worship medical magic bullets in the United States, so what gives? As I discuss in my video Friday…


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