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Cardiometabolic, Foundational, Obesity

by Bianca Garilli, ND Although originally (and still) used as a therapeutic approach to reduce seizures in children with intractable epilepsy, nowadays the ketogenic diet is more well-known and broadly used for weight loss and cardiometabolic disease management. A question frequently asked when considering the implementation of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet is whether there are potential negative health outcomes associated with this approach, such as worsening cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not cut and dry and…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Although originally (and still) used as a therapeutic approach to reduce seizures in children with intractable epilepsy, nowadays the ketogenic diet is more well-known and broadly used for weight…

Cognitive

by Milene Brownlow, PhD It is estimated that 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).1 For decades, research efforts have targeted neuropathological features of the disease (amyloid plaques, tau dysregulation and tangle formation) with little success so far. Impaired brain glucose metabolism is an early hallmark of the disease.2 For instance, cerebral metabolic rate of glucose (CMRglu) utilization was found to be 13% lower in AD compared to healthy, young subjects.3 Conversely, brain ketone metabolism remains unchanged in mild…

by Milene Brownlow, PhD It is estimated that 5.7 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).1 For decades, research efforts have targeted neuropathological features of the disease (amyloid plaques, tau dysregulation and tangle…

Cognitive

by Milene Brownlow, PhD Nowadays, blogging about ketogenic diets hardly requires an introductory paragraph. Most of us are bombarded with newsletters, emails, and personal stories of how cutting back on carbs and increasing consumption of healthy fats yield remarkable benefits. The popularity of the diet is largely due to its effects on weight loss and improved metabolism. Yet, long before a trending topic on every social media platform, ketogenic diets were specifically, clinically used for seizure control in the treatment…

by Milene Brownlow, PhD Nowadays, blogging about ketogenic diets hardly requires an introductory paragraph. Most of us are bombarded with newsletters, emails, and personal stories of how cutting back on carbs and increasing…

Three key opinion leaders touch on the biological science behind ketosis as well as emerging scientific research that suggests the epigenetic benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. To monitor progress during a ketogenic lifestyle plan, they explain how to check for ketone levels, the optimal range for ketosis, and which biomarkers to measure. To help supplement a meal plan, easy-to-consume exogenous ketones and MCT oil provide a convenient way to boost fat intake and help patients reach their ketogenic goals. The…

Three key opinion leaders touch on the biological science behind ketosis as well as emerging scientific research that suggests the epigenetic benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. To monitor progress during a ketogenic lifestyle…

Three key opinion leaders explain the impact the ketogenic diet may have on various health conditions such as epilepsy, obesity, insulin resistance, and neurological disorders. They also explain why keto can be beneficial for athletes and how it may help increase focus and athletic performance. The following questions will be explored: Who would benefit from a ketogenic diet? Why do athletes use the ketogenic diet? For patients with severe insulin resistance, does it take longer to see keto-adaptation? Which patients…

Three key opinion leaders explain the impact the ketogenic diet may have on various health conditions such as epilepsy, obesity, insulin resistance, and neurological disorders. They also explain why keto can be beneficial…

Three key opinion leaders share their take on the philosophy behind the ketogenic diet and its therapeutic benefits, including macronutrient ratios, the process of ketosis, and the history of ketosis for human survival. They also provide thoughtful responses to the common misconceptions of keto as well as historical, experiential evidence for long-term use. In this MAPS talk, ketogenic science experts Dr. Scott Bergman, Dr. Ryan Lazarus, and Dr. Jeff Volek will answer the following questions: What is the ketogenic diet?…

Three key opinion leaders share their take on the philosophy behind the ketogenic diet and its therapeutic benefits, including macronutrient ratios, the process of ketosis, and the history of ketosis for human survival.…

Cardiometabolic

by Lewis Chang, PhD A yearlong lifestyle intervention that utilized a ketogenic diet significantly improved HbA1c, body weight, and multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to data from a clinical study published in two journals.1,2 CVD is the leading cause of death among patients with T2D.3 As the prevalence of T2D continues to increase rapidly worldwide, effective interventions to address T2D and CVD risk are critical. A low-carbohydrate diet is one of…

by Lewis Chang, PhD A yearlong lifestyle intervention that utilized a ketogenic diet significantly improved HbA1c, body weight, and multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), according…

Cardiometabolic, Foundational, Musculoskeletal

by Bianca Garilli, ND In the constant quest for improving performance, ultra-endurance athletes often alter exercise and dietary habits hoping to optimize peak physical and mental health. With this goal in mind, the ultra-endurance athlete community has turned its attention to the potential benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet. This is in stark contrast to the previously long-held approach of consuming a high-carbohydrate diet before, during and after exercise.1 Crucial to peak performance is the availability of adequate glycogen throughout the…

by Bianca Garilli, ND In the constant quest for improving performance, ultra-endurance athletes often alter exercise and dietary habits hoping to optimize peak physical and mental health. With this goal in mind, the…

Foundational, Musculoskeletal

by Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Endurance-trained athletes must maintain excellent physical fitness in order to regularly perform activities requiring large quantities of sustained energy. Nutrition plays a major role in their ability to achieve superior athletic goals. However, athletes often do not meet recommended nutritional requirements based on sport, age and sex.1 A study conducted in 146 endurance athletes from Lithuania found that 80.8% of endurance athletes used lower than recommended amounts of carbohydrates in their diet, while more than…

by Bianca Garilli, ND, IFMCP Endurance-trained athletes must maintain excellent physical fitness in order to regularly perform activities requiring large quantities of sustained energy. Nutrition plays a major role in their ability to…

Cognitive, Foundational

by Bianca Garilli, ND Every 65 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s disease (AD), resulting in approximately 5.7 million Americans currently living with this condition. These numbers are expected to rise dramatically over the next several decades with projections of nearly 14 million people living with AD by the year 2050 and an associated $1.1 trillion in healthcare costs.1 AD is the most common form of dementia, characterized by impaired cognitive capacity beyond what is considered part of “normal…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Every 65 seconds someone in the US develops Alzheimer’s disease (AD), resulting in approximately 5.7 million Americans currently living with this condition. These numbers are expected to rise dramatically…

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