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Some claim that cancer is a metabolic disease, and that a low-carb ketogenic diet can literally "starve" cancer cells. Is it true?

https://authoritynutrition.com/ketogenic-diet-to-fight-cancer/
Some early research suggests that a very low-carb ketogenic diet may be an effective way to treat and prevent cancer. This article explores the evidence.
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Very interesting info. I'm following Dr. D'Agostino's research in this field. Let's see what comes out of that.
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For many decades, people have been advised to limit their consumption of eggs, because the yolk is high in cholesterol.
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Bananas are a high-carb food that contains decent amounts of carbs and sugar. However, not all bananas are created equal.

Can you eat bananas if you have diabetes? How do they affect your blood sugar levels? Let's find out...

https://authoritynutrition.com/bananas-diabetes/
Can you eat bananas if you have diabetes? Bananas do contain carbs that can raise blood sugar, but they also have fiber and beneficial nutrients.
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Here are 9 reasons why oats and oatmeal are among the healthiest foods on the planet.

https://authoritynutrition.com/9-benefits-oats-oatmeal/
Oats are one of the world's healthiest and most nutritious foods. Eating oats and oatmeal has many benefits for weight loss and optimal health.
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Many of these contain more than the recommended daily limit for sugar in a single serving. Some of them are even considered as "health foods."

https://authoritynutrition.com/18-surprising-foods-high-in-sugar/
Added sugar is hidden in many foods and drinks, even ones that are considered healthy. Here are 18 foods and drinks that are surprisingly high in sugar.
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Eggs are among the very few foods that can truly be classified as a "superfood"!
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Eating raw eggs - safe and healthy, or downright dangerous? This article takes a look at the science.

https://authoritynutrition.com/eating-raw-eggs/
Eggs are one of the world's healthiest foods, but is it safe to eat them raw? Learn about the health benefits and risks of eating raw eggs.
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Taurine is a type of amino acid that has all sorts of health benefits when taken as a supplement. Despite what you may have heard, it is NOT made from bull urine.

https://authoritynutrition.com/what-is-taurine/
Taurine is an amino acid that is important for your body and brain. Taurine is found in some foods and often added to energy drinks.
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Have you ever tried tamarind?

https://authoritynutrition.com/tamarind/
Tamarind is a tropical fruit that is high in nutrients and has several health benefits and uses. Learn more about tamarind here.
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Agave nectar is often considered "healthy" - but it is actually even worse than plain sugar.
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Sushi is delicious, but is it healthy?

https://authoritynutrition.com/is-sushi-healthy/
Sushi is a very popular dish that originates from Japan. Some of the ingredients in sushi are very healthy, but not others.
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Constipation affects about 20% of people, and it has a major negative effect on quality of life. Here are 13 natural home remedies that can relieve constipation (with references).

https://authoritynutrition.com/13-constipation-home-remedies/
Constipation is a common problem, but there are many home remedies that can provide relief. Here are 13 effective ways to relieve constipation.
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On a mission to save the world from nutrition misinformation and pseudoscience...
Introduction
I'm a med student and certified personal trainer from Reykjavik, Iceland. 

My main interests in life are related to health and nutrition. You could say that it has become pretty much an obsession and I've spent the last few years reading blogs, books and research studies.

I run an evidence-based nutrition blog called Authority Nutrition. I write about health related topics from an evidence-based perspective every week.

The point of my website is to look through the literature to find evidence-based answers and solutions to common modern health problems, preferably from randomized controlled trials (the gold standard of research).

Then what I try to do is to decipher the scientific jargon and explain it in human terms, in language that both professionals and laypeople can understand.

I'm particularly interested in the low carb diet as a potential treatment for obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome... which are the biggest health problems in the world.

Other topics I cover on my site include weight loss, healthy eating, myth busting, food addiction, specific foods, sweeteners and whatever other health related topic I'm interested in exploring and discussing at the time.

Please take a moment to add me to your circles, I'd love to connect with you!

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In my spare time, I like to read, hang out with family and friends, listen to music, watch movies, go for walks and lift heavy things.
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Sober 6+ years. Made it to med school. Benched 330 pounds.
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  • Hradbraut
    Science, 2007 - 2008
    English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and many more.
  • Medical School
    Medicine, 2010 - 2015
    Bachelor's degree in medicine.
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April 4
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Kristjan Mar Gunnarsson, Kiddi
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Should a Low-Carb Diet be Ultra High in Butter?
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Many people who follow a low-carb diet also eat very large amounts of butter every day. A new study shows that this may be a problem.

How Drinking More Water Can Help You Lose Weight
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Drinking water can help reduce appetite and make you burn more calories. Several studies show that water can help you lose weight.

7 Nutrient Deficiencies That Are Incredibly Common
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Nutrient deficiencies may occur with almost every nutrient, but some are more likely than others. Here are 7 incredibly common nutrient defi

Do Multivitamins Actually Work? The Surprising Truth
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Multivitamins are the world's most popular dietary supplements. This article takes a detailed look at the health effects of multivitamins.

Spinach 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Spinach is a leafy, green vegetable. It is one of the most nutritious foods on earth. Here is detailed health and nutrition information abou

Blueberries 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Blueberries are an antioxidant-rich fruit that may provide several health benefits. Here is detailed health and nutrition information about

20 Common Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight
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This article lists 20 common reasons why you're not losing weight. Many people stop losing before they reach a weight they are happy with.

GMO Foods: Good or Bad?
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This is an evidence-based review of genetically modified foods (GMOs) and their health effects. There is a lot of controversy over the safet

Vitamin D - The Ultimate Guide
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This is a detailed article about vitamin D and its health effects. Vitamin D actually functions as a hormone, and deficiency is incredibly c

8 Foods with More Nutrients than Multivitamins
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Whole foods are the best sources of nutrients. Here are 8 healthy foods that contain higher amounts of certain nutrients than multivitamins.

Science Confirms: "Fat Shaming" Just Makes Things Worse
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Some believe that "fat shaming" helps motivate overweight people to change their lifestyles and lose weight. Nothing could be further from t

6 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds
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This is a detailed article about hemp seeds and their health benefits. Here are 6 ways that consuming hemp seeds can improve your health.

Biggest News for Authority Nutrition since Authority Nutrition!
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Today I have a major announcement for Authority Nutrition. If you already follow us on Facebook or the newsletter then you may have heard ab

The Dark Side of Iron - Why Too Much is Harmful
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Iron is an essential mineral, but ingesting too much can cause severe harm. This is a detailed review of the harmful effects of too much iro

How Much Vitamin D is Too Much? The Surprising Truth
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This is a detailed review of vitamin D toxicity and how much vitamin D is considered too much. Toxicity is rare, but can occur with extremel

Insulin and Insulin Resistance: The Ultimate Guide
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Insulin is a very important hormone in the body. Being resistant to its effects, termed insulin resistance, is a leading driver of many heal

A1 vs A2 Milk - Does it Matter?
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There is some evidence that A2 milk is healthier than A1 milk. This article takes a detailed look at the science behind the A1 vs A2 milk de

13 Foods That Cause Bloating (and What to Eat Instead)
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Bloating is often caused by certain foods. This article lists 13 foods that are known to cause bloating, and shows you what to replace them

Aspartame: Good or Bad?
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Aspartame is an artificial sweetener used in many foods. Its health effects are highly controversial, and this article examines both sides o

Decaf Coffee: Good or Bad?
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Decaf coffee is coffee that has had almost all of the caffeine removed. Decaf is loaded with antioxidants and has many health benefits.

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