The Keto Diet: Benefits, Side Effects & Solutions

BY: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO The Ketogenic diet is one of the most popular diets being followed right now.  The significant reduction in carbohydrates allows for the utilization of fat and protein as energy sources.  With this comes a multitude of benefits. Weight loss is the main benefit but others include:  Balanced energy levels throughout the Read more about The Keto Diet: Benefits, Side Effects & Solutions[…]

Important Ketogenic Diet Benefit is Dependent on the Gut Microbiome

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH The benefits of the Ketogenic Diet, in which the vast majority of calories come from fat and carbohydrate sources are severely restricted, for the general population continue to be debated.  However, this restrictive diet can be an extremely effective tool in reducing epileptic seizures in children whose condition is not adequately Read more about Important Ketogenic Diet Benefit is Dependent on the Gut Microbiome[…]

What Dietary Fiber Health Benefits are recognized by the FDA?

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH On June 14th, 2018 the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidance regarding the classification of isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates as dietary fiber. While seemingly a very dry, overly-technical document, this guidance has far reaching ramifications for food and supplement producers, dietitians and nutritional professionals, and for anyone Read more about What Dietary Fiber Health Benefits are recognized by the FDA?[…]

Why does Insulin Resistance Improve with Exercise?

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH Many of us facing diabetes or pre-diabetes have been told to improve our diets and start exercising. These two pieces of advice are directed at nearly everyone at some point in their life. Besides these tasks being challenging, the frequent use of this advice can make it seem vague or non-specific, Read more about Why does Insulin Resistance Improve with Exercise?[…]

A Short Primer on Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, and Blood Sugar Metabolism

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH A 50-year-old man has some routine blood tests and visits his Doctor, only to be told that his blood sugar is high and that he is at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Sound familiar? It probably does – a recent report estimates that 15% of the population fall into this Read more about A Short Primer on Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, and Blood Sugar Metabolism[…]

When to Use Therapeutic Diets: Don’t Hop on the Bandwagon

AUTHOR: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO As a clinician, navigating through the muddy waters of digestive health concerns offers a multitude of challenges – even when you are successful in helping your patient. This uphill battle usually begins by dispelling their misconceptions about dietary change: Which diets will or will not work for me? Will the new Read more about When to Use Therapeutic Diets: Don’t Hop on the Bandwagon[…]

Not Just a Fad: The Intersection of 3 Factors Explains Why the Current Focus On Gut Health Is Worth Paying Attention To

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH As a skeptical person, I completely understand that many people’s ‘gut’ reaction to all the news on gut health is to see it as another fad or trend. And like many overblown topics based on some tidbit of truth, people are concluding that the hype outweighs the science. While I can’t Read more about Not Just a Fad: The Intersection of 3 Factors Explains Why the Current Focus On Gut Health Is Worth Paying Attention To[…]

How Can Spring’s Energy Help You Open the Door to Wellness?

AUTHOR: DR. JASON GRANZOTTO There is no bad-time to start living a healthy lifestyle. However, in my opinion there is an ideal time, that being the Spring. With roots in Asian or Traditional medicine, the spring season has proven to be the optimal time for us to shed some weight, eat cleaner, improve organ function Read more about How Can Spring’s Energy Help You Open the Door to Wellness?[…]

New “Leaky Gut” research is surprising

AUTHOR: DR. JASON BUSH A recent article published in the scientific journal Science has me thinking about how intimately gut health is related to the other aspects of our physiology. The researchers used a variety of methods to determine why obesity was correlated with increased intestinal permeability (aka “leaky gut”). Remarkably, they found that obesity Read more about New “Leaky Gut” research is surprising[…]