Well, it's been years since I've been a big contributor here, all the while I've made near daily posts in a private game developer's forum (in a massive health thread) about diet and supplements. I'll share these postings here, in this single thread, rather than start a new thread each time. In effect, duplicating how I've already been posting about health topics the last several years (actually, over 10 years now in that forum, before almost anyone ever talked about high-fat diets, resveratrol or avoiding grains).
Over the years, this thread may become quite large!
I'll start with a few of my most recent posts:
A sad reality for vegetarians/vegans:
I thought this was interesting...Neanderthals used plants for medicinal properties. Not surprising, though--we know that cats and many other mammals do this.
Until recently Neanderthals, who disappeared between 30,000 and 24,000 years ago, were thought to be predominantly meat-eaters. However, evidence of dietary breadth is growing as more sophisticated analyses are undertaken...Dr Stephen Buckley, a Research Fellow at the University of York's BioArCh research facility, said: "The evidence indicating this individual was eating bitter-tasting plants such as yarrow and camomile with little nutritional value is surprising. We know that Neanderthals would find these plants bitter, so it is likely these plants must have been selected for reasons other than taste."
Professor Les Copeland from the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney, Australia, said: "Our research confirms the varied and selective use of plants by Neanderthals."
Yes, we paid money for the above research.
We've known for 10 years that Alzheimer's is a sugar overload of the brain. Alzheimer's is a unique "disease" to societies that consume too much carb (aka glucose) in their diet. BTW, that's why the treatment is consuming ketones (from MCT oil), because it gets the brain back on a proper/healthy fuel mix of 50/50 fatty acids and glucose.
Low carb diets, over and over, crush low calorie diets when it comes to treating diabetics. Ketogenic diets offer the best benefits for diabetics.
This study shows the beneficial effects of a ketogenic diet over the conventional LCD in obese diabetic subjects. The ketogenic diet appears to improve glycemic control.
Now, while this type of result is a no-brainer for most of us here, the vast majority of diabetics are still being told to eat a low-calorie, low-fat diet (because most doctors still insanely believe that eating fats makes a person fat). And, of course, a low-fat diet is high-glucose diet -- EXACTLY what further hurts the health of a diabetic.