Some good news (perhaps!) for those of us who love our bacon, salty snacks and preserved…

Some good news (perhaps!) for those of us who love our bacon, salty snacks and preserved lemons. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/health/study-linking-illness-and-salt-leaves-researchers-doubtful.html?mabReward=RI%3A1&action=click&contentCollection=N.Y.%20%2F%20Region&region=Footer&module=Recommendation&src=recg&pgtype=article

Originally posted 2014-04-29 12:26:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Dr. Bacon – “Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle”…

This one goes out to FoTDB Seth (SHOUT OUT)…

Stephen Lewis for The New York Times; Food Stylist: Brett Kurzweil

He posted this on the Facespace two weeks ago and specifically called me out on it.  It’s a terrific article about the use of food as medicine.  The author, Fred Vogelstein, relates his experience with his epileptic son and how a change to a high fat diet has help reduce his seizures, here’s just a quick excerpt…

Evelyn, Sam’s twin sister Beatrice and I don’t eat this way. But Sam has epilepsy, and the food he eats is controlling most of his seizures (he used to have as many as 130 a day). The diet, which drastically reduces the amount of carbohydrates he takes in, tricks his body into a starvation state in which it burns fat, and not carbs, for fuel. Remarkably, and for reasons that are still unclear, this process — called ketosis — has an antiepileptic effect. He has been eating this way for almost two years.

Read it, it’s truly fascinating…

Photo and article via New York Times.

Originally posted 2010-12-03 21:26:01.

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Always Hungry? Here’s Why

New studies show to lose and maintain weight, count and reduce the simple carbohydrates you consume, not the calories.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/opinion/sunday/always-hungry-heres-why.html?hp&rref=opinion