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How the war on Cholesterol caused our diabetes epidemic

Cholesterol is a molecule required by every cell of the body in fairly large amounts. It can be easily synthesised by these cells, or taken up by them from LDL and other ApoB lipoproteins, but cannot be broken down. Cholesterol is not soluble in water, and thus must be carried through the blood on lipoprotein […]

Don’t believe the LIES about Garcinia Cambogia

Since the late 1990’s Garcinia Cambogia has been included in various weight loss products, but exploded in popularity in 2012 when Dr Julie Chen talked about it on the Dr Oz TV show. Unfortunately, there is an avalanche of faulty information about Garcinia Cambogia on the web that we attempt to clean up below. WHAT […]

Steps to Lower your Blood Sugar levels and live longer

This article was written and published on GarmaOnHealth.com by Joe Garma, and has been reproduced here in its entirety. There’s more than a 3-in-4 chance that your blood sugar is too high, and this can lead to a number of chronic health issues, even shorten your life. Learn how to measure and fix your blood sugar. […]

Starvation Mode: When You Eat Less, Your Body Burns Less

Besides storing fat, the body has several methods to survive periods of food shortage and starvation. One of them is called adaptive thermogenesis, sometimes referred to as “starvation mode”. It involves a reduction in the amount of calories your body burns, resulting in slower weight loss and faster weight regain. It is defined as a […]

Which Omega 3 oils are best – DHA is Better than EPA at Reducing Inflammation

DHA and EPA are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids that are well known for their health benefits. Both are found in fatty fish, as well as fish oil supplements. Most research has examined their combined health effects, but few studies have compared them. Recently, a large Canadian study compared the effects of DHA and EPA on […]

Diet and Gut Microbiota in Inflammation and Disease

Emerging evidence links chronic intestinal inflammation with obesity and metabolic disorders like insulin resistance. What’s more, this association seems to be affected by changes in the gut microbiota caused by diet. Recently, a group of researchers summarized the available evidence in a review published in Cell Metabolism. Below is an overview of the review’s main points. […]

DASH Diet Lowers Inflammation and blood pressure

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is designed to reduce blood pressure and improve blood lipids. It’s typically low in fat and relatively high in carbs, but it’s not clear what role these macronutrients play in the diet’s effectiveness. For this reason, a group of researchers compared the effects of a higher-fat, lower-carb DASH […]