In a fast paced world where novelty drives our appetites, the typical American spends a lot of time and money eating out. Staying home for a home cooked meal takes time and can seem mundane. Going out for the latest new dish from restaurants offering endless variety draws us as does the need to get a meal done and move on to the next task.
I have said a million times that there is no perfect diet for everyone. Each person begins life wired differently, and individual persons need individualized nutrition. For that reason, I have not jumped on the ketogenic bandwagon like many who sound like it fixes everything. However, I have to admit this research is pretty intriguing.
In functional medicine circles, I have heard many anecdotes about patients who got tipsy with sugar intake. While not necessarily common, auto-brewery syndrome is not uncommon either. In these patients, sugar intake appears to feed yeast in the colon which convert the sugar to alcohol. Even conventional medicine had to recognize this entity given the multiplicity of case reports which had been tested and proven true.
Did you feel the earth quake on April 3rd, 2019? Well, that was the date the prestigious journal, The Lancet, published one of the most important studies of the year. Their findings? Simply their conclusion that medical students need more education in nutrition during their training.
Most of you who are reading this are likely unimpressed,
The debate over cholesterol intake rages on in the world of cardiovascular medicine. After years of “fat is evil” propaganda, the tide turned to acknowledge that some fat is better than others. We even recognize that fat can be a good thing. A question however continues to plague each of us as we sit down at the dinner table or walk through the grocery aisles,
Come on… don’t we all already recognize that eating lots of fried food is bad for you? Just in case you don’t, here is one more study to add to your list. Researchers studied the effects of adding canola oil cooked at 325 F in a local eatery’s commercial fryer to the diet of lab mice.
The internet buzzes with fad diets
claiming amazing results for all-comers even to the extreme of becoming a
Breatharian (eating only air and light).
While I profess no interest in giving up food for a breakfast of air and
light, I do strive to guide others in finding an optimal nutrition plan for
them. Several factors go into my
patient’s optimal nutritional approach.
Guest Blog by Dr. Potter’s Wife, Jennifer
There it is again. That old saying, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade”. Well, as I have said before, sometimes it takes awhile to get to the lemonade stage. Sometimes the sugar is in short supply and you are doing good to decrease the tartness of the lemon by making lemon water.
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of some conversation, listening in? Well, researchers are trying to do just that as your sweet little baby’s poop sends messages to his or her developing brain.
Research methods over recent decades have allowed scientists to “see” so many more bacteria in our guts and how they interact with our bodies.
Autism – its one of the day’s great debates.
Many spend their time arguing about whether vaccines or some toxin has created the epidemic. Others search for the magic gene convinced that genetics or epigenetics can explain it all. None of these avenues are wrong or fruitless as understanding origins may lead to therapies.