Statins may cause insulin resistance by depleting vitamin K

A great study, which both highlights the dangers of statins while also providing a plausible mechanism for those side effects that both FDA and Big Pharma vehemently continue to dispute. This plausible mechanism involves the inhibition of vitamin K2 (MK-4) synthesis, which requires the same enzymes that synthesize cholesterol. As the authors themselves state, vitamin … Read more Statins may cause insulin resistance by depleting vitamin K

PUFA may drive obesity, insulin resistance, liver issues in diabetes II patients

Yet another study where the message is clear – there is nothing “essential” about the PUFA we are bombarded with from all directions be that diet, medical interventions, household products, etc. What makes this study particularly relevant is that PUFA ingestion actually is promoted as one of the healthiest ways to keep weight at bay, … Read more PUFA may drive obesity, insulin resistance, liver issues in diabetes II patients

Vitamin D Reduces Blood Sugar And Body Fat In Obese Women

A neat study, albeit lasting much longer (about 1.5 years) than most other intervention studied with vitamin D. What makes this study particularly interesting is that it only used high doses vitamin D (60,000 IU once weekly) initially until blood levels rose into the normal range. It did not seek to achieve a specific target … Read more Vitamin D Reduces Blood Sugar And Body Fat In Obese Women

Vitamin D strikingly therapeutic for type II diabetes

Despite the ongoing assault against “ineffective” dietary supplements, the evidence in favor of them keeps piling on. One of the favorite targets of mainstream media is vitamin D, and multiple claims of “ineffectiveness” based on “meta” studies have come out in the last 5 years. Usually, this is a sign that something big, and financially … Read more Vitamin D strikingly therapeutic for type II diabetes

Burning more fat and less glucose leads to diabetes

I really hope the keto community and other low-carb diet afficionados are taking note of the stream of recent studies that keep demonstrating a causative link between low-carb and/or high-fat diets, fasting, chronic stress, cortisol and diabetes. The evidence at this point is indisputable, no matter how much effort the medical industry puts into trying … Read more Burning more fat and less glucose leads to diabetes

Gut serotonin (due to bacteria) is the master regulator of metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and weight

Over the last year I posted a number of studies demonstrating strong link between serotonin and chronic conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, and even diabetes. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-018-0047-8 https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-obesity-trigger-human-gut.html However, when those studies came out the medical authorities immediately countered with the argument that it is not serotonin that is the culprit but changes in the … Read more Gut serotonin (due to bacteria) is the master regulator of metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and weight

MS Tied To Glucose Deficiency Due To Endotoxin And Fat, Extra Glucose May Treat It

Just a few days ago I posted the groundbreaking study on metabolic derangement in ALS – i.e. it is a diseased characterized by increased FAO, which wastes glucose. Simply increasing dietary glucose was able to greatly restrain the pathology. Well, hot on the heels of that study is the study below, which found very similar … Read more MS Tied To Glucose Deficiency Due To Endotoxin And Fat, Extra Glucose May Treat It

Vitamin D deficiency can cause heart failure

As many readers know, there is an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency. It is of worldwide proportions, but is visible mainly in “developed” countries in the Western world. The official stance of mainstream medicine is that while vitamin D deficiency is undesirable, it does not really have much clinical relevance except for older people at … Read more Vitamin D deficiency can cause heart failure

Dieting is deleterious

Hot on the heels of another post I recently made is the study below, which concludes that dieting (fasting) is deleterious to metabolism and health in general and needs to be seriously re-evaluated by medical professionals who repeat ad nauseam “eat less and move more”. Fasting and exercise closely mimic the effects of the low-carb … Read more Dieting is deleterious

Keto diet (low-carb) causes liver insulin resistance, raises diabetes risk

Finally some common sense is coming out of mainstream medicine. As the study below aptly shows, eating low carb diets results in fatty liver and liver-specific insulin resistance, both of which are key components of diabetes II. In fact, the study says that eating a high-fat high-carb diet is LESS detrimental than eating high-fat, low-carb … Read more Keto diet (low-carb) causes liver insulin resistance, raises diabetes risk