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Disease Prevention – The Shunned Science

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This post excerpted and adapted from Chapter 3, Modern Nutritional Diseases

Diseases do not just happen.  Every disease has a cause, and once this cause is known, prevention is often the next most reasonable and cost-effective step.  –Anon.

The United States is in the midst of enormous epidemics of chronic debilitating diseases, the most important of which are cardiovascular diseases, type-2 diabetes, mental disorders, and cancer.  Attack rates of these diseases began increasing in the mid-20th century and have grown steadily since that time.  They are major causes of death in older adults, and, in recent years, their numbers have been rising in younger age groups.  Overall, these diseases are, by far, the major causes of disability and death in the United States.  More »

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Modern Nutritional Diseases, 2nd. Edition is Here!

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It is with great joy that I receive word directly from Alice and Fred Ottoboni that Modern Nutritional Diseases, 2nd. Edition is available for purchase from Amazon. As you may remember, the first edition of Modern Nutritional Diseases had a profound impact on my understanding of nutrition and its relationship to health. The second edition is revised and updated, and is sure to be a must have for anyone looking to get into the science behind nutrition.

It’s also worth noting that Alice and Fred have been exceedingly gracious in their willingness to share their intellectual property with readers of Ketopia. Let’s wish them great success with this recent edition of their masterwork!
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Metabolic Pathways of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats in Humans

The next time someone tells you that carbohydrates are essential for life, or that you’ll die if you don’t eat carbohydrates, point them to the metabolic pathways diagram and ask them to identify which metabolic needs go unmet without carbohydrate ingestion.

Diagram of metabolic pathways for fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

See a full-size image of the metabolic pathways. Click terms in the image for additional details.

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