HDL cholesterol is often known as good cholesterol. Early on, research showed that HDL may protect against heart disease. But, trials in drugs that raise HDL failed to show any benefit. Furthermore, a recent paper found that people with high HDL(>80mg/dL) have higher rates of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality. Many people who undertake a … Continue reading Why does saturated fat raise HDL? The answer may shock you!!!
Healing leaky gut: The power of weight loss
Healing leaky gut is a problem many with gut problems hope to solve. Unfortunately, most people have a skewed perspective on what leaky gut is. Many think leaky gut is a syndrome that happens to someone. Consequently, in this paradigm, you need a cure. But in many instances, leaky gut is simply a symptom of … Continue reading Healing leaky gut: The power of weight loss
Type 2 diabetes remission: Why low carb diets aren’t a cure
There's currently quite a bit of interest in type 2 diabetes remission as the long-term consequences are devastating to health. Fortunately, I feel equipped to tackle this subject: I was pre-diabetic in my late 20s/early 30s but have spent the last 10 years free of it. At 44, my hemoglobin a1C is 4.9% and has … Continue reading Type 2 diabetes remission: Why low carb diets aren’t a cure
Diets for fatty liver: Which is best for reversing NAFLD?
NAFLD is a disease of low energy availability in the liver. This prevents the liver from optimally fulfilling it's duties, many of which are in conjunction with the gut. Fortunately, it's reversible with the proper diet and exercise.