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HDL Cholesterol: anti-oxidant in top gear.

How to increase your HDL cholesterol levels. Very important: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the so-called good cholesterol. There is good evidence that: HDL carries oxidized cholesterol that damage vessels from the vessels to the liver to be excreted. High HDL levels are linked to reduced heart disease. HDL is not only an antioxidant but prevent... Continue Reading →

Functional Ketosis

  Functional ketosis is a natural metabolic state in which your body is using  fats and ketones as fuel, instead of glucose. Functional ketosis happens when carbohydrate consumption goes low enough that a person’s liver can convert adipose tissue and dietary fats into a fatty acid known as ketones, then burn the ketones for energy.... Continue Reading →

The value of fasting.

It sounds outrageous to fast, because we as South Africans have been raised with custom to eat three good meals per day with a good portion of "mieliepap"in the morning; "to take you through the day". Surprisingly then that more and more recent studies see fasting as an important part of the solution for obesity,... Continue Reading →

Flaxseed: Protection against cancer?

 What does flaxseed has to do with cancer? When plant lignans are metabolised by intestinal bacteria they form enterolactone. Lignans are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens that are estrogen-like chemicals and also act as antioxidants. Source of Lignin Amount per 100 g Flaxseed 300,000 µg (0.3 g) Sesame seed 29,000 µg (29 mg) Broccoli Cauliflower Cabbage... Continue Reading →

The Cholesterol Shock.

Evacetrapib is a drug under development by Eli Lilly that inhibits cholesterolester transfer protein. In a phase 2 trial it was seen as a wonder drug with the following effects: Decrease LDL levels by 35%. Increase HDL levels by 130%. In a randomised control study by A. Michael Lincoff et all, the ACCELERATE trial, 12,092... Continue Reading →

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