Archive | August, 2017

Keto Diet fights cancer and heart disease for longer and healthier life

  Health Benefits of Ketones A ketogenic diet is characterized by the production of ketones, small molecules that the body can use as alternative energy sources. These molecules — beta hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate, and acetone — are produced when carbohydrate consumption is very low. Depletion of glycogen, the storage form of carbohydrate, results in the production […]

Low Carb Best for health and weight loss

High-Fat Diet Doesn’t Cause Obesity I wrote the other day about the less-than-optimal control animals and humans used in fasting and calorie-restriction studies. Partly this is due to the bad food that most people eat, as well as the substandard lab food that rats and mice eat. A similar problem exists in other diet experiments […]

Keto-Fasting and life extension

The starvation hormone increases lifespan   In the last post, I discussed the growth-longevity trade-off in the context of intermittent fasting. In this post, I’ll discuss some further evidence for the connection between growth and lifespan. A very neat paper shows that transgenic mice made to overexpress a certain hormone live much longer than wild […]

Keto diet creates beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) that extends health and lifespan

Eating a very low-carbohydrate diet results in the production of ketones, which the body uses as an alternative fuel source; hence very low-carbohydrate diets (VLCKD) diets are called ketogenic. The liver makes ketones from fatty acids when glycogen (the storage form of carbohydrate) has been depleted, hence going without carbohydrates, or fasting altogether (for around […]

The Ketone body β-Hydroxybutyrate a key signaling metabolite in disease and aging

However, in its oxidized form (NAD+), NAD is also a cofactor for sirtuin enzymes and poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP), both of which consume NAD in the course of removing acyl groups from and adding poly-ADP to proteins, respectively. Sirtuins and PARP thereby regulate cellular functions ranging from gene expression and DNA damage repair to fatty acid […]

Atkins Diet: Does it work for weight loss?

The atkins diet is widely known to be a weight loss program that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. There’s a vegerarian alternative, which was developed called the Eco-Atkins Diet. This article will focus not only on vegetarianism but also on veganism, which means that dairy products and eggs are not included in […]

How to Optimize Thyroid Function?

The reasons women are so prone to this condition are complex, though one important factor is simply the delicate nature of a woman’s hormonal system. The thyroid gland belongs to a group of glands in the HPAT axis. This stands for “hypothalamus, thyroid axis, pituitary, adrenal.” The HPAT axis is the locus of all hormonal direction and instruction […]

Alternate-Day Fasting Increases Fullness After Meals

Alternate-day fasting is a version of intermittent fasting, which is currently one of the world’s most popular weight loss trends. Recently, a group of scientists examined the effects of 8-week alternate-day fasting on appetite ratings, appetite hormones and body weight. Here is a detailed summary of their results. Alternate-Day Fasting Related: health benefits of elysium […]