Studies Suggest Non-Caloric Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat


Think you are getting a jump-start to your day, and your diet, while sipping your skinny? Maybe, maybe not. Those non caloric artifical sweeteners could be doing you more harm than good.

Fat Head, Director’s Cut by Tom Naughton Documentary Review

Fat Head, Director's Cut DVD

Comedian Tom Naughton started out with the intention to film a rebuttal to Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Super Size Me but what he ended up with was so much more. After he started looking into the nutritional science behind our national dietary recommendations, Tom realized something was very wrong – the science and the recommendations didn’t align. Fat Head quickly morphed into a funny and educational combination that teaches you to look critically at the science, understand how the body/food connection actually works, and to think for yourself with this snazzy little thing called a functioning brain. He reminds us that we aren’t stupid, despite what certain organizations would like us to believe, and we can make smart decisions all by our little ole’ selves.

Of Ketones and Cancer, Low Carb Research Earns Prize

May 2013 Issue of CarbSmart Magazine

Of Ketones and Cancer, Low Carb Research Earns Prize by Dana Carpender in the May 2013 issue of CarbSmart Magazine.

Eating to Beat Breast Cancer – Part 3 of a 3 Part Series

After treatment. Happily, the hair returned as did the eyebrows. Eyelashes are slowly re-emerging and laughter is part of my daily medicine.

In part 3 of her 3 part series, Susie T Gibbs shares her experience with living with breast cancer and her low carb lifestyle. Part 3 includes several of the latest studies, articles, and even YouTube Videos that will help you make the most informed decision possible about what to eat and how to eat, should you or a loved one develop breast cancer.

Possible Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and High Carb Diets


A recent article from USA Today discusses a study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, in which 1,230 adults, ages 70 to 89, were tracked to determine how dietary choices including a higher amount of carbohydrates might play a role in MCI (mild cognitive impairment).

Righteous About a Diabetes Diet? Damn Right! by Dana Carpender


The low carb world has been abuzz with the news that Diabetes Health Magazine recently published an article, Type 2 Diabetes: From Old Dogmas to New Realities – Part 2 by a registered dietician and diabetes educator named Hope Warshaw. Ms Warshaw wrote this article, she says, to debunk two what she calls “common old dogmas” regarding diabetes management.

Will a Low Carb Diet Damage My Kidneys? Ketogenic Diet and Diabetic Nephropathy by Dana Carpender


Anyone who has low carbed for any length of time has heard the litany of dire health predictions: “You’ll get heart disease!” “It will weaken your bones!” “You won’t have any energy!” Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.

Can Low Carb Slow The Aging Process? by Dana Carpender


Can I be allowed a big, fat “I told you so?” On my blog, I told you eating low carb was slowing my aging process. Now we have University of California gerontologist Cynthia Kenyon, with an animal study showing exactly that. She’s actually discovered what she calls the Grim Reaper gene, and another she calls the Sweet Sixteen gene. The switch that turns on the former and turns off the latter? Insulin. Which means that by cutting carbs and lowering insulin, you can reverse the process, switching off the Grim Reaper and turning on your Sweet Sixteen. Or at least she can in roundworms.

Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb


CarbSmart is proud to introduce you to Jimmy Moore, the author of the Internet’s best low carb weblog Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb.