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Why are heart disease and dental health related?

Some years ago people became excited about the news that poor dental health, particularly gum disease, and heart disease are correlated. Not only that, but gum disease develops first! Post hoc ergo propter hoc (“after this, therefore because of this”) right? Soon we started hearing advice to take good care of our teeth (by brushing […]

The Ketogenic Diet’s Effect on Cortisol Metabolism

(Related post: Red Light, Green Light: responses to cortisol levels in keto vs. longevity research) One of the myths surrounding ketogenic diets comes from misunderstanding the role of cortisol — the “stress hormone”. In a previous post, we addressed one of the arguments behind this myth: the idea that to activate gluconeogenesis (to make glucose […]

The Ketogenic Diet Reverses Indicators of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide 1. Because of its prevalence and life-threatening nature, and because it appears that a keto diet is likely to reverse it, we consider it one of the most important conditions to discuss here. In our last post, we argued that CVD, being a disease strongly […]

The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) can be viewed as a set of symptoms of insulin resistance. Taken together, those symptoms signify a threat of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases that appear to be different manifestations of a common cause. That common cause is likely to be insulin resistance. This hypothesis is supported by evidence that […]