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N of 1 – Metabolic Syndrome and Ketogenic Eating

Blood test results for a 45 year old man with metabolic syndrome, reversed via ketogenic/LCHF. Notable events: Yearly blood test results from 2013 to 2019 Metabolic syndrome symptoms (weight gain, insulin resistance, etc.) Started on rigorous exercise and a low fat, caloric restriction diet – ~2017 Started on using a CPAP machine for sleep apnea …

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Experts & Sources

Some of the experts and sources for the information provided in this blog: Experts Ken D Berry MD: Family physician, author of ” Lies My Doctor Told Me”, see his videos on You Tube on all health subjects – Twitter: @KenDBerryMDPhysician Paul Mason MD: Doctor and speaker, see his You Tube videos – Twitter: @DrPaulMason …

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What, Why and How

WHAT Avoid: Vegetable/seed oils and food containing them High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and foods containing them Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and its many names Sweeteners and most sugar substitutes Soft drinks containing HFCS, most are Reduces/Avoid as much as possible: Grains specially non-organic (wheat, rye, rice, etc.) Packaged foods with a long list of ingredients Highly …

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Supplements

Supplements recommendation Food/Sun sources are preferred, take the lower amount daily for each as needed. As with other dietary/life style approaches, need to pay attention and evaluate the effects of supplement(s) and stop or modify as needed. Vitamin D*: 2000/5000 IU Magnesium** (Magnesium Citrate or Magnesium Glycinate): 250-500 – Better at bed time as it …

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Fructose is no Glucose

High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS, that was invented and marketed only a few decades ago in 1970s, has been added to many packaged/processed foods and drinks, including breakfast cereals and soft drinks. Specially after people were told fat is the enemy around the same time period and food manufacturers looked for a cheap alternative to …

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Case Study – H. Pylori causing Iron Deficiency

Summary (case study): Iron deficiency in a 40 year old male turned out to be due to Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori). After H. Pylori eradication all symptoms disappeared and the iron levels became normal.  After many blood/stool tests, upper GI and colonoscopy. H. Pylori was diagnosed via a stool sample test and eradicated using a …

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Inflammation

Whether it is metabolic diseases (diabetes, fatty liver disease), autoimmune disorders of GI tract (ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease, EoE), skin (eczema, psoriasis) or joints (rheumatoid arthritis) or it is brain disorders like dementia and Alzheimer, inflammation plays a critical role. Definitions Oxidative stress: Oxidative stress is a phenomenon caused by an imbalance between production and …

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Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance

Metabolic disease/disorder: Metabolism is the process body uses to get or make energy from the food we eat. A metabolic disorder occurs when abnormal chemical reactions in the body disrupt this process. There are different types of metabolic disorders; some affect the breakdown of amino acids, carbohydrates or lipids and some are mitochondrial diseases that …

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IBD Dietary Interventions

Objectives: Provide nutrient, reduce inflammation, improve GI microbiome Suggestions: Nutrient dense foods that digest early in the digestive system, are not inflammatory and allow less frequent eating by controlling insulin production. fish (any kind including small fish like sardines, herring), bone broth, well cooked meats/non starchy vegetables, eggs, butter, cheese – real food with no …

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