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The Carnivore Diet: Starting Pointers

May 14, 2021
Important Points: Carnivore diet Withdrawal symptoms Cravings Adapting Meat The Carnivore Diet: Starting Pointers The carnivore diet – also known as the all meat diet or the carnivorous diet – entails eating almost nothing but meat for every meal, every day. That means a lot…

Should people with diabetes try the Carnivore diet?

May 7, 2021
Important Points: Carnivore diet Meat Type 2 diabetes Side effects Weight loss Should people with diabetes try the Carnivore diet? The diabetes state of affairs has taken the world by storm. With easy to access processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle, obesity has become all…

Saturated Fats Unpuzzled

April 30, 2021
Important Points: Saturated fats Unsaturated fats Cholesterol levels Cardiovascular risk Fatty acids Saturated Fats Unpuzzled In the last decade, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding saturated fats. In case the news hasn’t caught up with you, scientists are rethinking the bad label attached…

Reversing Diabetes: What Does and Doesn’t Work

April 23, 2021
Important Points: Type 2 diabetes Insulin resistance Weight loss Diabetes reversal Diabetes remission Reversing Diabetes: What Does and Doesn’t Work About 30 million people in the US have diabetes, and of these, about 8 million don’t know that they have it. Early diagnosis of diabetes…

Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

April 16, 2021
Important Points: whole grains refined grains Western dietary pattern diabetes obesity Refined Grains: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Flour is all around us and a temptation at every meal. Breakfast toast, bagels, cereal, and pancakes fill our tables. Lunch revolves around sandwiches, wraps, pasta…

Refined grains, insulin resistance, and Type 2 Diabetes

April 9, 2021
Important Points: Refined grains Whole grains Blood sugar Glycemic index Refined grains, insulin resistance, and Type 2 Diabetes Flour is hard to avoid during meal times. Breakfast options mainly consist of toast, bagels, cereal, and pancakes. Convenient lunches are sandwiches, wraps, pasta or pizza. Dinner…

The role of Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the progression of Type 2 diabetes

April 2, 2021
Important Points: Oxidative stress Reactive oxygen species Type 2 diabetes Cardiovascular The role of Reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the progression of Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes is the most prevalent metabolic disease currently known to man. Its hallmarks are pancreatic beta-cell dysfunction and…

Are you pre-diabetic? How can you tell?

March 26, 2021
Important Points: Prediabetes Fasting sugars Chronic diseases Early signs Exercise Are you pre-diabetic? How can you tell? Of all the chronic diseases currently known to mankind, diabetes is the most common with well over 88% of patients being prediabetic without knowing it. The onset of…

Does chronic overnutrition play a role in metabolic inflammation?

March 19, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation overnutrition obesity carbohydrates fatty acids Does chronic overnutrition play a role in metabolic inflammation? We have been looking at metabolic inflammation and its role in the development of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Does overnutrition contribute to metabolic inflammation? How? Background…

What’s on your plate? Does overeating cause diabetes?

March 12, 2021
Important Points: Diabetes Diet Sugar Physical activity Obesity What’s on your plate? Does overeating cause diabetes? We live in the modern-day age of convenience where everything is available to us at the touch of a button. A study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine…

Metabolic signals and innate immune activation in obesity

March 5, 2021
Important Points: Obesity Inflammation Innate immune activation Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Infection Metabolic signals and innate immune activation in obesity The interplay between immunity, inflammation, and metabolic changes is a growing field of research. Exciting new evidence is emerging with regard to their role in…

Metabolic Inflammation: What is it?

February 26, 2021
Important Points: Insulin resistance Sugar Type 2 Diabetes Glucose Metabolic Inflammation: What is it? The modern diet contains a large amount of simple sugars. From bread, to donuts, to carbonated drinks, to chocolate, cookies and candy, everywhere you look, temptation abounds. The potential impact on…

Understanding the role metabolic inflammation plays in obesity and diabesity

February 19, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation Obesity Diabesity Insulin resistance Adipose tissue Understanding the role metabolic inflammation plays in obesity and diabesity Obesity is a disease that has plagued the modern day man in recent time. Access to highly processed foods and decrease in physical activity are key…

Metabolic inflammation as a cause of insulin resistance

February 12, 2021
Important Points: Insulin resistance Prediabetes Inflammation Metabolic syndrome Metabolic inflammation as a cause of insulin resistance In previous articles, I have discussed the role of metabolic Inflammation in obesity and diabetes. Today, we will narrow down to the specifics of what insulin resistance is, its…

What is the relationship between metabolic Inflammation and type 2 diabetes?

February 5, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation Diabetes Obesity Metabolic syndrome Beta cells What is the relationship between metabolic Inflammation and type 2 diabetes? A growing body of data shows that type 2 diabetes is at least in part rooted in inflammation. The higher a person’s body mass index, the…

Meat Heals: What is the effect of the carnivore diet on obesity and cancer?

January 29, 2021
Important Points: Carnivore Diet Meat Ketosis Obesity Cancer Meat Heals:What is the effect of the carnivore diet on obesity and cancer? Does meat really heal? Many anecdotal reports have been released claiming that the carnivore diet, consisting of eating a diet restricted to meat, has…

Malnutrition is Both Obesity and Starvation

January 22, 2021
Important Points: Obesity Malnourished Nutrient intake Vitamin deficiency Starvation Malnutrition is Both Obesity and Starvation Malnutrition is a word we usually associate with the tragically thin figures from TV news reports of third world famines. In fact, it's a shockingly common problem the world over. Though…

Lifestyle Induced Inflammation

January 15, 2021
Important Points: Inflammation Lifestyle change Healthy diet Refined carbohydrates Trans fats Lifestyle Induced Inflammation Inflammation is not entirely a bad thing. When it happens over extended periods, it can trigger diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. A number of foods that we eat…

Keto Versus Carnivore

January 8, 2021
Important Points: Ketogenic diet Carnivore diet Ketosis Fat burning Keto Versus Carnivore In the world of low-carb diets that have amazing results, keto has been a great hit. How does the Carnivore diet compare? Which of these two diets has better outcomes? What are the…

Is there a solution to rising insulin prices?

January 1, 2021
Important Points: Insulin price Diabetes Ration Is there a solution to rising insulin prices? The subject of the rising cost of insulin has been a contentious topic of debates about policies in the eyes of the public; however, the human struggle of patients trying to…

How to Manage Inflammation with Right Diet

December 25, 2020
Chronic inflammation Mediterranean Diet Processed Foods Refined carbohydrates How to Manage Inflammation with Right Diet Redness, hotness, swelling, and pain are the key signs of inflammation. Inflammation is not entirely a bad thing as it alerts us to the presence of an injury or infection,…

Is the Triclosan used in products safe?

December 25, 2020
Important Points: Soaps Triclosan Inflammation Colitis Is the Triclosan used in products safe? Triclosan, a common antimicrobial often used in making soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitizers, body washes and kitchenware, has been found to aggravate risk factors for gut inflammation and promote the development of colon…

The Carnivore Diet: Just a passing fad?

December 18, 2020
Important Points: Carnivore diet Meat Leaky gut Eliminate carbs The Carnivore Diet: Just a passing fad? The carnivore diet has taken over the pop culture space like a whirlwind, hot on the heels of other diets like the ketogenic and paleo diets. It has received…

Is our gut flora determined randomly?

December 11, 2020
Important Points: Gut Bacteria Environmental conditions Is our gut flora determined randomly? With our growing understanding of the gut-brain axis, the relationship of intestinal flora and of our control center has been slowly revealing itself to be complex. We now know that gut bacteria can…

Is Diabetes linked to bacteria invading your colon?

December 4, 2020
Important Points: Gut bacteria Microbiota Type 2 Diabetes Is Diabetes linked to bacteria invading your colon? The gut has been called by many scientists as the second brain. Our brain regulates the intricate functions of our body autonomously while we go about our business. The…

Is Celiac Disease related to Autism?

November 27, 2020
Important Points: Celiac Autism Gastrointestinal Is Celiac Disease related to Autism? With the development of a better understanding of the relationship between the brain and gut found in our body, it is not surprising that conditions affecting both areas are related. In a new study…

Insulin Resistance and Chronic Pain

November 20, 2020
Important Points: Fibromyalgia Chronic pain hemoglobin A1c insulin resistance Insulin Resistance and Chronic Pain An estimated 10 million adults in the United States live with fibromyalgia — a condition that causes pain throughout the body often to the point where it’s difficult to function. Could the key…

Inflammation and Cancer

November 13, 2020
Important Points: Inflammation Tumor Cancer risk Immune reaction Inflammation and Cancer Our body’s immune system forms a defensive shield that would impress any fighting force. One of its most powerful weapons is inflammation, a carefully orchestrated maneuver designed to eliminate enemies such as bacteria, injured cells,…

Human Microbiome

November 6, 2020
Important Points: Microbiome Bacteria Storage Human Microbiome We traditionally think of bacteria as dirty, something we want to keep outside of our bodies.  Intestinal bacteria are very important for digestion; they break complex fiber polysaccharides (sugar molecules connected to each other) into simple absorbable sugars…

What can you eat to improve your gut flora and reduce inflammation?

October 30, 2020
Important Points: Gastro Intestinal tract (GI) Inflammation Gut flora Gut bacteria Microbiome Balance What can you eat to improve your gut flora and reduce inflammation? Your gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms — both friendly and unfriendly. Maintaining the…

How much inactivity can trigger diabetes symptoms?

October 23, 2020
Important Points: DiabetesActiveInactivityHealth benefits How much inactivity can trigger diabetes symptoms? One of the core risk factors for diabetes and general unhealthiness is sticking to a sedentary lifestyle. Not moving around or having no physical activity not only promotes muscular decline and weakness of the…

How effective is the Carnivore diet in curbing chronic obesity?

October 16, 2020
Important Points: Carnivore Diet Meat Obesity Weight loss How effective is the Carnivore diet in curbing chronic obesity? Obesity has become rampant in recent times. It is said to affect almost 50% of the American population, and it has been credited with being a leading…

How can intermittent fasting help with your health?

October 9, 2020
Important Points: Intermittent Fasting Benefits Diabetes How can intermittent fasting help with your health? Intermittent fasting may be a new concept for some, but it’s gaining a lot of popularity especially because of its touted health benefits. Intermittent fasting is not a diet in a…

Gut Bacteria’s Effect on Brain Health

October 2, 2020
Important Points: Diabetes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fatigue Multiple Sclerosis Gut Bacteria’s Effect on Brain Health Our brain is one of the most complex living structures know to man. Until recently, we have viewed the brain as sole and central to our bodies function, but today…

Optimal Gut and intestinal microbiota in the prevention of metabolic inflammation

September 25, 2020
Important Points: Microbiome Inflammation Gut Microbiota Mediterranean diet Optimal Gut and intestinal microbiota in the prevention of metabolic inflammation If Hippocrates the father of modern medicine is to be believed, “All disease begins in the gut”. The gastrointestinal tract with its microbiota is a complex,…

METAINFLAMMATION AS A DRIVER OF CHRONIC DISEASE

September 22, 2020
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From Keto to Carnivore

September 18, 2020
Important Points: Carnivore diet Ketones Keto Flu Calorie Intake Meat From Keto to Carnivore The Carnivore Diet is the new trend that has seen people feeling better, healed of diseases, and performing at new heights. Of all the people who attempt the carnivore diet, a large segment…

Sugar, Inflammation, and Health

September 18, 2020
Important Points: Inflammation Fructose Natural sugar Added sugar Lifestyle change Sugar, Inflammation, and Health It’s no secret that sugar is bad for you. It spoils your teeth, packs on pounds around your belly, and provides zero nutrition. Unfortunately, these are the least of sugars crimes.…

Foods That Improve Insulin Sensitivity

September 11, 2020
Important Points: Insulin sensitivity Insulin resistance Fiber Processed foods Foods That Improve Insulin Sensitivity Insulin is an essential hormone responsible for regulating levels of blood sugar, and the bodies response to the release of insulin is called insulin sensitivity. When the sensitivity is high, the…

Easy- Peasy Fast Food and Your Immune System

September 4, 2020
Important Points: Fast foodImmune systemInflammationHealthy eating Easy- Peasy Fast Food and Your Immune System Bad habits are easy to pick up but very difficult to undo. This could be anything including binge eating, drinking too much booze, over- or under-sleeping, and eating too much junk…

Does sugar consumption cause obesity?

August 28, 2020
Important Points: ObesityAdded sugarsEmpty caloriesChronic disease Does sugar consumption cause obesity? Sugar has been vilified over the years with claims of its disastrous effects on our health. Are these claims true? Does drinking a soda a day guarantee one ill health? What of the effects…

Does gut microbiota fuel metabolic inflammation and dysregulation?

August 21, 2020
Important Points: Probiotics Microbiota Diabetes Antibiotics Prebiotics Does gut microbiota fuel metabolic inflammation and dysregulation? Given that obesity and the associated disorder type II diabetes mellitus have reached epidemic proportions worldwide, the development of efficient prevention and therapeutic interventions is a global public health interest.…

Achieving Success with Diabetes Remission

August 14, 2020
Important Points: Diabetes remission Diabetes reversal Sugar levels Weight loss Type 2 diabetes Achieving Success with Diabetes Remission Many people living with diabetes often wonder if diabetes remission is a possibility for them.  For most people this is an achievable goal. If you are willing…

Diabesity and Inflammation: A Case of Chicken and Egg

August 7, 2020
Important Points: Diabesity Diabetes Obesity Inflammation Anti-inflammatory Diabesity and Inflammation:A Case of Chicken and Egg In a previous article, I introduced the term “diabesity”, the description of Type 2 diabetes when it occurs in the context of obesity. Insulin resistance is defined by an inability…

Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Is It Good for You?

July 31, 2020
Important Points: Conjugated linoleic acid CLA Healthy fats Trans fats Grass-fed Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Is It Good for You? We have heard a lot about the unhealthy effects of fat. But did you know that some fats are actually good for your overall health and…

The Carnivore Diet: What is it?

July 24, 2020
Information Points: Carnivore diet Meat Low carb Cholesterol ratio Inflammation The Carnivore Diet: What is it? Are you considering going carnivore? This all-meat diet is trending, and many people have reported significant benefits from adopting it, however, totally dropping plant-based food off your plate could…

Sugar and cancer: Is there a link?

July 17, 2020
Important Points: Sugar Glucose Cancer Health risk Nutrition Sugar and cancer: Is there a link? Sugar is the modern-day diet villain, but does it cause cancer? Does sugar feed cancer cells making them grow more aggressively? How does the sugar we consume through food and…

Can studying gut microbiomes help brain disorders and mood disorders?

July 10, 2020
Important Points: Brain Gut Fecal matter Microbes Can studying gut microbiomes help brain disorders and mood disorders? The relationship between the gut and the brain has now been scientifically proven to be a valid and working one. The Gut-Brain axis does exist, and it does…

Can probiotics treat gastrointestinal conditions?

July 3, 2020
Important Points: Probiotics Ulcerative colitis Diarrhea Can probiotics treat gastrointestinal conditions? Definition Probiotics are substances that contain microorganisms that are similar to the beneficial bacteria normally found in the human gut.  Probiotics work by restoring the balance of the GI flora that has been altered…

Can probiotics help those with Alzheimer’s?

June 26, 2020
Important Points: Probiotics Alzheimer’s Cognitive function Can probiotics help those with Alzheimer’s? With the discovery of how the gut microbiome directly effects brain functions, it is inevitable that in time new alternative treatments for cognitive disorders will be coming. A clear example of this was…

Can gut microbial activity be used as serotonin drug treatment?

June 19, 2020
Important Points: Gut bacteria Serotonin Depression Can gut microbial activity be used as serotonin drug treatment? Serotonin is known to be the crucial neurotransmitter needed for emotion and behavior regulation. It has been long established that imbalances in serotonin levels are related to depression and…

Can Gluten make autoimmune conditions worse?

June 12, 2020
Table of Contents: Gluten-free Proteins Autoimmune Can Gluten make autoimmune conditions worse? Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is slowly gaining momentum as a legitimate health concern at par with celiac disease. At first, the research findings point out how substances seen in food products containing gluten contribute…

Can eating a sugary and fatty diet affect your mind?

June 5, 2020
Table of Contents: Diet Memory Mood Study Can eating a sugary and fatty diet affect your mind? The extent of how your diet affects your body has been the subject of numerous studies throughout time. Now, there is a new study stating that eating a…

Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria?

May 29, 2020
Table of Contents: Blood sugar Artificial sweeteners Bacteria Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria? According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting, the use of low-calorie sweetener capsules altered…

Can anxiety be caused by gut problems?

May 22, 2020
Table of Contents: Anxiety Mental Health Gut Flora Can anxiety be caused by gut problems? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting an estimated 18 percent of the American population. Given…

Can a gluten free diet help those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

May 15, 2020
Table of Contents: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Gluten-free Celiac Can a gluten free diet help those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome? The anecdotal health benefits of a gluten-free diet have long been touted by those who believe that staying away from gluten is the key to a…

Are antibiotics more harmful when given earlier in life?

May 8, 2020
Table of Contents: Antibiotics Vaccination Microbes Sanitatize Are antibiotics more harmful when given earlier in life? If you were asked whether babies and germs should be mixed, you would probably answer by reflex with a resounding no. These two life forms are not exactly meant…

Beta Cells

April 30, 2020
Table of Contents: Diabetes Insulin resistance Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Basics of Beta Cells The pancreas is an exocrine gland that produces two key hormones involved in the regulation of blood sugar: Insulin and Glucagon. Beta cells are distinctive cells within the pancreas…

Episode 79: Hear Doctor Gurpreet Padda MD Reveal Some Frightening Health Information That We Should All Take Note Of

April 11, 2020
Do not miss the opportunity to hear Gurpreet Padda MD explain just how bad the percentages of healthy versus non-healthy have become. An urban doctor who is trying to make a difference in several ways, Gurpreet’s thoughts and experience will certainly make you think twice…

Episode 91: Dr. Gurpreet Padda

April 10, 2020
[audio mp3="https://painmd.tv/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Episode_91_Low_Carb_MD.mp3"][/audio]   Today we are joined by Dr. Gurpreet Padda, a man of great learning and with a great interest in metabolic health and nutrition. He became interested in metabolic health when he noticed that, working in adult pain at the time, 91% of…

The Coronavirus and Returning The Power of Health to Back to The Individual with Dr. Gurpreet Padda

April 10, 2020
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbvBW4tjcA4[/embed] With the topical news of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) taking the world by storm, I thought I'd pick the brain of Dr. Gurpreet Padda and ask how this affects the 'at risk' patients he treats and how we can return the power of health…

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Dr. Gurpreet Padda | Episode 240 The Power Foods Lifestyle Podcast

April 10, 2020
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSeb-c_0Xnk[/embed] If you have high insulin levels, blood sugar, Type 2 Diabetes, sugar addiction, or insulin resistance, this is the podcast episode for you! Dr. Padda joins Kristy Jo to discuss how you can beat the weight gain, addictions to sugar, and Type 2 Diabetes…

Reversing Disease

April 10, 2020
[audio mp3="https://painmd.tv/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/55_Reversing_Disease.mp3"][/audio] Pain is the final pathway, the body screaming that something has gone terribly wrong. Dr. Gurpreet Padda and his team treat at the intersection of the pain epidemic, opioid epidemic, and the diabetes epidemic. Tune in for an informative conversation between Maggie Kelly…

RATS, FOOD & PRISONS – REVERSING THE DIABETES PANDEMIC WITH DR. PADDA

April 10, 2020
We are living in a diabetes pandemic. But diabetes isn’t just about blood sugar, it’s systemic inflammation, incessant cravings-driven eating. It’s obesity. And it’s impacting our nation in ways most are completely unaware of. From our children’s exposure to the U.S. dietary regulations in our…

Dr. Gurpreet Padda – Discover The Secret to ‘Becoming’ a Type 2 Diabetic

April 7, 2020
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wotW25iUkXQ[/embed] Stu: This week I’m excited to welcome Dr. Gurpreet Padda. Dr. Padda is a board-certified MD and the Medical Director of Reversing Diabetes MD. This online space features protocols designed to reverse disease in patients who are overweight or already have established pre-diabetes or diabetes. In this…

Hyperinsulinemia Causing Chronic Pain – Gurpreet Padda: Episode 33

April 6, 2020
[embed]https://youtu.be/-l8IMXd4jxc[/embed] Dr. Gurpreet Padda is an interventional pain physician who treats patients with profound, chronic, severe pain that is unrelenting.  Over time he worked out that there was more to these people’s pain than just the physical source of it and that it was also…

St. Louis Muscle Building Tips People Don’t Want You To Know!

February 11, 2020
Anytime you want to start building your muscles in St. Louis, you need to know the best, safest ways to do so. It can be a straightforward process, but you have to take the precautions and do what is safe, effective, and what you feel…

Follow This Great Article About Cellulite in St. Louis

February 4, 2020
No one likes to look down and see cellulite in different areas on their body. Women have often wondered what they can do to get rid of this pesky problem. If you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body, then this article…