Ketogenic Diets

Ketogenic diets are controversial popular diets that can temporarily help you to lose weight by restricting carbohydrates. A keto diet usually restricts carbohydrates that are absorbed only as sugars, and lets you eat lots of fat and moderate amoun ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 17th, 2018
Cheese, Yogurt or Milk?

Much controversy still exists over whether dairy products are healthful or harmful. However, the recent literature shows that milk is a high-sugar drink, and accumulating evidence over the last few years shows that fermented dairy products such as ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 10th, 2018
Long Fasts May Increase Diabetes Risk

At the European Society of Endocrinology meeting in Barcelona (May 20, 2018), a study was presented that found that three months of alternating 24-hours of fasting on one day and eating unrestricted food on the next day caused rats to eat less tota ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | June 3rd, 2018
What the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

The gigantic food industry in North America and its lobbyists are happy with the concept that most people are fat just because they eat too many calories. This message relieves them of their responsibility for harm from the typical western diet tha ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 27th, 2018
Why Intermittent Fasting Works

Obesity shortens lives by increasing risk for diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and many cancers, yet the dozens of widely-promoted weight loss diets have failed to stop the epidemic of obesity that has spread for the last 50 years. Daily restrictio ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 13th, 2018
More Good News About Nuts and Peanuts

Several articles show that eating tree nuts or peanuts with a high-fat or high-sugar meal prevents the expected high rise in blood factors that increase risk for the inflammation that can lead to diabetes, heart attacks or strokes. • Three ou ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | May 6th, 2018
How Much Alcohol is Safe?

A review of 83 scientific studies covering almost 600,000 current alcohol drinkers in 19 higher-income countries shows that men and women who take in as few as six drinks a week (100 grams of alcohol) are at increased risk for death from strokes, h ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 22nd, 2018
Can You Eat Too Much Fruit

Many scientific studies show that eating whole fruit is healthful, even for people who are diabetic. However, this month I learned that some people, especially those who are overweight, prediabetic or diabetic, may be harmed by eating very large am ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 15th, 2018
Artificial Sweeteners, Obesity and Diabetes

Virtually all scientists agree that North Americans need to reduce their intake of sugar, but their views on artificial sweeteners are not as clear. Increasing evidence is showing that artificial sweeteners are not benign substitutes for sugar. In ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 8th, 2018
Lectin-Containing Foods are Good For You

The latest fad diet tells you to try to avoid lectin-rich foods and to buy their products that are supposed to block lectins in the foods that you eat. However, scientific studies show that eating the common foods with high-lectin content is associ ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 1st, 2018
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