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Sensationalist Science

A study published earlier this month found an association between individuals eating foods considered “acidic” and the risk of them developing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).

Vegetarian Diet for Athletes – A Few Considerations

In a two part special for the Natural Ketosis Company blog, guest blogger Richard Chessor, the lead nutritionist for Scottish Rugby, discusses the implications and considerations of vegetarian diets as a way to improve athletic training and performance. 

PART 1- THE PRIMARY CONSIDERATIONS

Low Carb Diets can Improve Brain Function

Following the American Diabetes Association’s change of position on the effectiveness of low-carb treatments to manage diabetes, research published this week in Neurology further supports the importance of lowering blood sugar levels overall, and has suggested that a lower blood sugar level may improve brain function.

Will Fizzy Drinks Soon Be 'Good For You'?

As early as next year certain fizzy drinks will be able to advertise themselves as being “good for your health” even if they are not calorie free; so long as the only sugar is ‘fructose’. The reason for this change is the new ruling from the European Food Safety Authority, the European version of the Food Standards Agency.

Low-Carb is the Way, According to Swedish Experts

A report published last month by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU), the Swedish equivalent of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) here in the UK, has endorsed Low-Carbohydrate diets as being the most effective treatment for obesity and its related diseases, including Diabetes.

Another Blow To High-Carb Diets

A review paper looking at the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diets versus low-fat diets has recently been published in the British Journal of Nutrition. This paper is one of the first challenges to the long held belief that low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets are the most efficient method of losing weight, which are currently recommended by the Government and other Health agencies.

Is SACN About To Make A Low Carb U-Turn?

 Any keen follower of health and nutrition will have received their notification of the next SACN meeting, due to take place on 9th October 2013. We at Natural ketosis have taken keen interest  in this year’s SACN agenda. 

Innocence or Ignorance?

Earlier this month yet another article was published in the Guardian highlighting the downside of drinking fruit juices and smoothies.  The basic principal is that these drinks are full of fructose, and this has the same effect on our bodies as high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in soft drinks.

Paleo - Can We Have A Modern Version?

Loren Cordain’s vision of us all eating grass fed cattle and collecting our organic berries while avoiding all dairy is pretty cool… if you live near a Wholefoods and don’t enjoy the odd French soft cheese. However, for many of us, it is hard even when we agree with the principals. 

It's All About Lucien Protein

Knowing that protein is good for you is now widely understood by men in gyms, who have long been guzzling protein shakes at every opportunity. Weight Watchers have also kindly introduced ‘pro-points’ to reflect the importance of protein.

Unilever’s Unfair Influence

Having been founded by a lawyer, we at Natural Ketosis are used to reading long boring documents in search of hidden gems. In the last few years we have been carefully following the activities of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). This was set up to provide robust scientific support for the health guidelines given out by the Food Standards Authority and others on what we should or should not be eating.

SACN Sees the Error of it's Ways

Apart from the message that we are fat because we ‘eat too much and don’t exercise enough’, we have also been told that we must follow a balanced diet which is best represented as the Eat Well Plate. Is this right?

Diabetes Time Bomb is a Threat to Millions

Diabetes has consistently been news in recent weeks. Research published into the effect of fizzy drinks on diabetes has been highlighted by a number of newspapers, stating that as little as 1 can per day will increase your chances of developing the condition. A recent article in the Express has stated that there may be something else to worry about, and that is the people that don’t know they have Type 2 Diabetes.

Fasting Diets Dismissed as a FAD by Nutritionists

A recent article in the Daily Mail has stated that the latest dieting craze of fasting is dangerous and unhealthy. Despite this, fasting diets have received endorsements from various celebrities. Obviously it wouldn’t be the first time a celeb has put their name to an unhealthy fad diet, nor will it be the last.