Comparison of Various Diets

A two-year long comparison of three diets was done in Israel (N Engl J Med 2008; 359:229-241. Weight Loss with a Low-Carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or Low-Fat Diet. Iris Shai, R.D., Ph.D., Dan Schwarzfuchs, M.D., Yaakov Henkin, M.D., Danit R. Shahar, R.D., Ph.D., Shula Witkow, R.D., M.P.H., Ilana Greenberg, R.D., M.P.H., Rachel Golan, R.D., M.P.H., Drora Fraser, … Continue reading “Comparison of Various Diets”

Metallic Taste in your Mouth?

If you have done a Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet for more than a few days you entered ketosis and likely experienced that metallic taste in your mouth.  That taste is acetone. It is the marker that you are in ketosis. It’s being produced in your lungs (Acetone as biomarker for ketosis buildup capability–a … Continue reading “Metallic Taste in your Mouth?”

Drinking Alcohol (Reprinted from Aug 2016)

This was originally a multi-part series from Aug 2016 where I explored the possibility of drinking beer and doing Low Carb. Remember the food metabolism curve (Only Three Things in What We Eat)? That graph is only missing one thing. Alcohol. The conventional wisdom (which seems to be repeated from Atkins) I have heard but … Continue reading “Drinking Alcohol (Reprinted from Aug 2016)”