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In this edition of my newsletter, we highlight an article from Ben Greenfield’s website: Ben Greenfield Fitness.

If you are not familiar with Ben’s website, it is definitely worth checking out: it is one of our favourite podcast sources.

This article highlights even more dramatic evidence regarding the profound health benefits of ketones, the ketogenic state and the Ketogenic diet.

Included is reference to recent published research from Reggie Veech, PhD who is one of the top ketosis researchers which suggests that being in a ketogenic state may influence longevity (in addition to quality of life).

In my opinion and based upon my clinical experience nothing works better to bring a patient’s metabolism back into balance from what I would refer to as “Diabesity Spectrum Metabolic Dysregulation”.

Following is Ben’s article.

From the article:

But I recently learned something about ketones that I never before fully realized, something that inspired me to begin knocking back a daily dose of beta-hydroxy-butyrate (BHB) ketone salts prior to my afternoon/early evening workouts -workouts that I’d normally, up until the recent past, enter into in a completely fasted state having not eaten lunch for the previous 4-6 hours.

The reason is because ketone bodies have now been proven to have some pretty potent anti-aging, longevity enhancing properties.

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In this edition of our newsletter, we document a press release from Umea University suggesting that the presence of the Herpes Simplex virus increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease.

If this hypothesis is true that the Herpes Simplex virus may be a contributing factor to Alzheimer’s Disease then it would make sense that the usage of antiviral compounds could be of benefit in helping to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.

We have written some previous articles on Alzheimer’s Disease in this newsletter, including the following:

Alzheimer’s: Protocols and Compounds Proven to Work

Is Alzheimer’s a Prion Driven Process?

Alzheimer’s would appear to be a multi-factorial process and certainly the best cure is prevention, however recent published research (as indicated in the article above) would suggest that it is a condition for which progression can be halted and even reversed.

From the article linked above:

“Alzheimer’s disease appears to be the consequence of several convergent factors including oxidative stress, inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and accumulation of toxic protein aggregates in and around neurons (Luan 2012; Teng 2012; Rosales-Corral 2012; Wang 2007; Fonte 2011; Ittner 2011). Emerging, intriguing research implicates chronic infection with several pathogenic organisms in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease as well (Miklossy 2011). Moreover, age-related changes such as declining hormone levels and vascular dysfunction are thought to contribute to some aspects of Alzheimer’s disease (Vest 2012; Barron 2012; Baloyannis 2012)”.

 Here is a list of suggested causative factors:

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I came across an interesting article on the Medical News Today website referencing a paper published in the Science Translational Medicine journal which suggests that NAC- N-Acetyl Cysteine may be an effective treatment modality for osteoarthritis.

The authors suggest that they expect that osteoarthritis is a multi-factorial process and the mechanism of action that they have identified may not provide a total solution to the osteoarthritis process however this article/paper may present us with a new treatment modality to deal with this health issue.

Most health care practitioners would agree that trying to treat osteoarthritis simply by consuming nutritional supplements is short sighted and this approach does not take into consideration a functional approach such as looking at factors like diet (inflammatory vs. anti-inflammatory), gut health, toxins etc.

Let’s quickly review some of the benefits of NAC:

Health Benefits of Time Restricted Feeding

It is interesting to reflect on some of the significant dietary trends which have gained some traction in the general population during the past several years: I would suggest that the key movements have included the Paleo movement which has to an extent transitioned now into the LCHF (Low Carb / High Fat) / Keto movement, vegetarian and vegan, fasting and intermittent fasting – and most recently Time Restricted Feeding (TRF).

Although there is to date not a lot of published research on the topic of TRF, it is becoming a topic of significant discussion amongst the LCHF / Keto practitioner community.

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