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Alzheimer’s is Now Called Type 3 Diabetes – Is It Due to Aging or Diet

Alzheimer’s is Now Called Type 3 Diabetes – Is It Due to Aging or Diet

When you think of Alzheimer’s disease, what comes to mind?

It is probably an older person experiencing a progressive loss of memory and difficulty recognizing common objects or even faces of loved ones.

For many years we have believed that Alzheimer’s is a consequence of aging with a genetic propensity toward getting it.

In other words, there was nothing you could do to avoid it.

However, there are new understandings about how the foods we eat impact the brain.

These understandings have many linking the disease to our diet.

In fact, Alzheimer’s Disease is now being referred to as Type 3 Diabetes.

In this post, I will discuss how Alzheimer’s is linked to a pre-diabetic state called insulin resistance, and why this might be good news in the long run.

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Is Fruit Juice Concentrate Healthy on a Low-Carb Diet?

Is Fruit Juice Concentrate Healthy on a Low-Carb Diet?

If you are trying to follow a healthy diet, then you have likely started reading food labels.
You may have noticed that many ingredient lists contain tricky names.
One of the trickiest ingredients is fruit juice concentrate.
It sounds healthy, but is it?
In this blog post and video, I explain what fruit juice concentrate is and how it affects your health.

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What is the Best Cooking Oil for a Low-Carb or Keto Lifestyle?

What is the Best Cooking Oil for a Low-Carb or Keto Lifestyle?

From the home cooks new-found enthusiasm for coconut oil to restaurants deep frying with “healthy” vegetable oil, there has been a lot of debate over which oils are the best cooking oils.

The fact is that some oils degrade when exposed to heat, which makes them bad choices for cooking.

In this article and video, I explain which oils to include as part of your healthy low-carb or keto lifestyle, and which ones to avoid.

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Should I Count Net Carbs or Total Carbs on My Low-Carb Diet?

Should I Count Net Carbs or Total Carbs on My Low-Carb Diet?

Counting macros is an important skill to learn when following a low-carb diet.

As low-carb diets continue to grow in popularity, you may have seen the term, “net carbs” thrown around.

What does this term mean, and what counts when you follow a low-carb diet? Total carbs or net carbs?

In this post, I’ll explain what net carbs are, how they are calculated,  and share why choosing to count net carbs could make it harder for you to succeed on your low-carb diet.

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How to Burn Body Fat as Fuel & Lose Weight Faster

How to Burn Body Fat as Fuel & Lose Weight Faster

Sugar is one of the main sources of fuel for your body. For this reason, you may think this means you have to continually consume sugar to stay energized throughout the day.

However, if your goal is to lose weight, that is not a good idea.

You actually want your body to prefer burning body fat, not sugar.

In this post I explain how to make a simple shift in your food choices to help your body prefer to burn body fat rather than sugar.

The answer may surprise you!

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