Resources

Resources

These are resources we find most useful and want to make this information readily available. 

Check back, as this list gets updated frequently.

Videos

"Reversing Diabetes" - Sarah Hallberg Ted Talk

"Demonization and Deception in Cholesterol Research" - David Diamond
Debunking the "Bad Fat" and "Must-Have Statins" stereotypes with research and data
"Minding your mitochondria"  - Dr. Terry Wahls TED Talk
Important for those with chronic pain, auto-immune and inflammation issues
"Reversing Multiple Sclerosis Using Functional Medicine" 
Dr. Terry Wahls is interviewed by Dr. Mark Hyman about her work in reversing MS.
"Fasting, Cancer Prevention & Mitochondria Health" - Dr. Nasha Winters
She quotes Hippocrates: natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Recent Science

Dr. David Ludwig - Ludwig is a professor at Harvard Medical School[1] and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. Effects of low carb diet on energy expenditure during weight loss. BMJ 2018;363:k4583.

 

This study's findings are consistent with the carbohydrate-insulin model that lowering dietary carbohydrate increased energy expenditure ( metabolic rate) during weight loss maintenance.  This study had 16 participants over a 20 week period and this metabolic effect may improve the success of obesity treatment, especially among those with high insulin secretion.   

This is a great article reviewing many books and science published on the subject of Ketogenic Diets that also offers assistance navigating the overwhelming subject matter.

Why Low-Fat Diets Fail

Howard BV, et al. Low-fat dietary pattern and weight change over 7 years: the Women's Health Initiative Dietary Modification Trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2006.

Howard BV, et al. Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2006.

Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial: Risk Factor Changes and Mortality Results. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1982.

Why Sugar is Unhealthy

Stanhope KL, et al. Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2009.

Stanhope KL, et al. Adverse metabolic effects of dietary fructose: results from the recent epidemiological, clinical, and mechanistic studies. Current Opinion in Lipidology, 2013.

Ludwig DS, et al. Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis. The Lancet, 2001.

Schulze MB, et al. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Weight Gain, and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Young and Middle-Aged Women. Journal of the American Medical Association, 2004.

Bostick RM, et al. Sweetened beverage consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women.Cancer Causes & Control, 1994.

Fung TT, et al. Sugar, meat, and fat intake, and non-dietary risk factors for colon cancer incidence in Iowa women. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009.

Low-Carb Diets are Healthy

Westman EC, et al. Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007.

Hession M, et al. Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of low-carbohydrate vs. low-fat/low-calorie diets in the management of obesity and its comorbidities. Obesity Reviews, 2008.

Santos F, et al. Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors. Obesity Reviews, 2012.

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