Heart health

platelet and white blood cell count on a plant based diet
January 14, 2019

Can a plant based diet suppress the immune system?

How does adherence to a whole foods, plant based (“wfpb”) diet impact the immune system? Could it be responsible for low white blood cell and platelet count? If so, does… Read More

January 7, 2019

Does losing weight on a Keto diet increase levels of “bad” cholesterol?

Losing weight is hard. As a guy that’s been heavy for as long as I can remember, the challenge of dropping pounds seems even more intimidating when you stop and… Read More

Lancet fat study
November 13, 2018

Can a ketogenic diet prevent Alzheimer’s? What about APOE4?

We received a question recently from a gentleman who purchased a custom nutrition plan and wondered about the results. His diet type was Villager, which due to issues with fat… Read More

Vegan studies
November 12, 2018

The Vegan studies that weren’t

Most of us can agree: eating less meat is better for our health and better for the planet. But how far should we take it? John Mackey, CEO of Whole… Read More

Heart Health Cholesterol Genetics
November 6, 2018

Why heart attack risk goes well beyond LDL-C

If you’re like most people, you go to the doctor once or twice a year to get blood drawn. A few weeks later, you get a call to go over… Read More

October 23, 2018

Sterol sensitivity: a genetic explanation for success on the Carnivore diet?

Science Score:  I’ve already written about why I think the carnivore diet is unhealthy, but some, at least for a time, seem to thrive on it. Why? The carnivore diet… Read More

steak and high protein diets
September 17, 2018

Why the carnivore diet is unhealthy and what to try instead

When it comes to food, no two people are alike. What works for one may not work well for the next person. For example, we’ve written previously about how certain… Read More

Lectin and Dr. Gundry
September 3, 2018

In defense of lectin sensitivity and Dr. Gundry’s the Plant Paradox

In his book the Plant Paradox, Dr. Steven Gundry sounds the alarm on the danger of lectins as the source of a wide variety of ailments plaguing our modern world,… Read More

Plant based diet
July 27, 2018

Going Vegan – a beginners guide to the first six months

Reader’s note: the opinions expressed in this post are of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of our editorial staff.  There are plenty of good reasons to… Read More

Veganism after 65?
July 11, 2018

Is veganism safe after 65? If older adults need more protein, where should they get it?

Note to readers: the author of this article is a nutrition expert whose opinion we respect, otherwise we would not publish her work on our blog. However, we rate this… Read More

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