Editorial: Added Sugars Drive Coronary Heart Disease

This is a good editorial so I've quoted it in its entirety. ‘I know of no single acceptable study that shows a high intake of sugar in a population that is almost entirely free from heart disease.’1—John Yudkin Coronary heart disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the USA,2 and it … Continue reading Editorial: Added Sugars Drive Coronary Heart Disease

What I Ate for Lunch

As I counsel patients about how their nutrition directly affects their health, I'm often asked questions about specific challenges.  One of the most common questions is what to eat when dining out.  I've decided to share some of the meals I've found at local restaurants that fit the low carb paradigm taught at Trinity in … Continue reading What I Ate for Lunch

Article: Evidence surrounding the use of low carbohydrate, high fat diets for the prevention and treatment of CVD, type 2 diabetes, and obesity is accumulating.

Here's a great article by Drs. Demasi, Lustiq, and Malhotra on the association concerning low carb high fat diets (like the one taught by Trinity and VitalSigns) and their ability to reverse (ie, cure) insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.  The purported risk of increased cardiovascular disease is shown to be not fully understood. … Continue reading Article: Evidence surrounding the use of low carbohydrate, high fat diets for the prevention and treatment of CVD, type 2 diabetes, and obesity is accumulating.

What to drink?

What to Drink?  ​Besides water, it sometimes seems like there is nothing truly safe to drink. Let’s start with the most obvious problems – sweetened drinks. Unfortunately this includes most of our favorites,such as sweet tea, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, Powerade, Red Bull and many more. As a major source of empty … Continue reading What to drink?

VitalMeals: Miso Ginger Grilled Salmon

VitalMeals is a weekly recipe service that offers 7+ dinner recipes to satisfy every palate.  Included is a detailed grocery list that makes stopping to get supplies incredibly easy.  Combine a VitalMeals shopping list with Kroger's new ClickList feature and you can a week's worth of low-carb, healthy meals waiting to be picked up on … Continue reading VitalMeals: Miso Ginger Grilled Salmon

Breast cancer’s favorite food may be sugar

In this article, researchers found that cells obtained from breast cancer contain over six times as many receptors for insulin as normal breast tissue cells.  Since all carbohydrates that contain glucose (which is most everything) increase insulin levels, this might mean that diets high in carbohydrates will trigger increased growth of these cancer cells. We … Continue reading Breast cancer’s favorite food may be sugar

The Fallacy of the Empty Calorie

The Fallacy of the Empty Calorie David Ludwig, MD shares a short essay on nutritional theory based on calories, whether 'full' or 'empty', is fundamentally flawed.  Consider stopping at the gas station because your car's fuel gauge was at empty and filling the tank with 0W-20 motor oil.  Fundamentally, you're filling up with the same … Continue reading The Fallacy of the Empty Calorie

Is sugar killing us?

Gary Taubes, one of my favorite low carb writers, posts another editorial in the Wall Street Journal.  Good Calories, Bad Calories was a paradigm shift when it was published and helped solidify so many concepts concerning carbohydrate metabolism and the reactionary insulin response.  It has become required reading for all physicians and clinicians when they join … Continue reading Is sugar killing us?