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 →

Metabolic syndrome; Signs and Symptoms

Hypertension or on treatment: 90% of cases. Cholesterol treatment: 70% of cases. Inactive and lack of energy: 80% of cases. Gout: 35% of cases. Obesity: 80% of cases. Cancer: 25% of cases. Low grade inflammation (feel warm): 60% of cases Fast heart rate. (tachycardia): 60% of cases.

Low Carbohydrate High Fat diets

In  an excellent review by Noakes and Wind in the British Journal of sport, the two authors evaluate the value of a LCHF diet and without fear or favour pointed out the benefits and pitfalls of such a diet. What follow is a summary of this article. The original article appears in Br. J Sports... Continue Reading →

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