May 2020 / 122 posts found

Functional medicine goes to the root of the problem

by health and nutrition advice journalist
The status quo of medical practice is so deeply rooted in society that most people would not think of treatment options other than drugs, in treating chronic conditions or preventing them altogether. Healthcare as it is currently practised, is reactionary, i.e. you only seek medical attention when you experience symptoms and sickness. The focus is on diagnosing the immediate problem and curing the symptoms with drugs or supplements. Additionally, health screenings that are ordered in this current system only go as far as catching a disease already in the body, not in anticipating and preventing it. Managing the symptoms of […]

Ketogenic Diet Myths vs. Facts | Nina Teicholz

by health and nutrition advice journalist
A slew of articles in recent months have referred to the ketogenic diet as a “fad” or “trend.” It’s “dangerous,” claimed one article, and an anonymous post by the Harvard Public School of Public Health said the diet “comes with serious risks.”1 Yet strangely, these critics seldom cite scientists or doctors who work with the diet, and many—including the Harvard article—cite no medical literature to substantiate their allegations. Without substantiation, many simply rehash long-contradicted, outdated claims. A ketogenic diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. It’s called “ketogenic” because people on this diet shift from using glucose (a […]