Good Proteins, Bad Proteins: The Amino Acids in Health and Disease

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Good Proteins, Bad Proteins… 1. Preface: Not All Protein Is Created Equal A few months ago, an interesting Danish study was published, showing that a “high-fat/high-sugar” diet would cause obesity to mice consuming chicken, cod, or crab as their main protein source. However, the group of mice eating scallop protein didn’t develop these problems at all. The researchers...

Glycine and Cancer

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Comment from Martin Tornberg: “One thing that gives me pause with respect to consuming too much glycine is the study on http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6084/1040.abstract that “identified glycine consumption and expression of the mitochondrial glycine biosynthetic pathway as strongly correlated with rates of proliferation across cancer cells” and noted that “Antagonizing glycine...

Diet and Inflammation Part 4

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By Joel Brind, Ph.D. My last post focused on the propagation of the inflammatory signal, and how nutrients such as omega-6 PUFAs and the lack of salicylic acid results in amplification of that signal, thus contributing to the overall increase in inflammation-related disease we currently experience. But what about the initiation of the inflammatory signal in the first place? That often turns out...

Diet and Inflammation Part I

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There’s no shortage of info out there about inflammation’s being the root cause of most of what makes people sick and die these days–from arthritis to diabetes to cardiovascular disease to cancer—and what to eat and not eat to put your body into an “anti-inflammatory” state. But there is a shortage of real knowledge about inflammation itself: What its proper role is...

Why Healthy Diets Fail

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By Matt Stone There is a lot of hype surrounding various “healthy diets.” I too had a religious faith that a nutritious and wholesome diet would deliver unspeakable vitality. The science seemed to be there, testimonials left and right, and it “just made so much sense.” But, when I tried various versions of what seemed like the optimal diet at the time, it didn’t...
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