Category Archives: Natalie Kather

The worst offending sites on the Internet for promoting bad misinformation.   by Brian Dunning Skeptoid Podcast #495 December 1, 201 You’ve seen it on Facebook or other places a million times: Someone makes some untrue medical or science or conspiracy claim, and to give it the appearance of authority, attach a web link to it. […]

Everything You Need to Know About Food Labels http://www.womansday.com/health-fitness/nutrition/advice/a4753/everything-you-need-to-know-about-food-labels-106833/ It’s hard to remember a time when those “Nutrition Facts” labels weren’t plastered on everything, but it wasn’t until the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act that it became mandatory for most packaged foods to have them. (Some that aren’t: foods sold in bulk, raw fruit, […]

Brain foods: the effects of nutrients on brain function Fernando Gómez-Pinilla Author information ► Copyright and License information ► The publisher’s final edited version of this article is available at Nat Rev Neurosci See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Go to: Abstract It has long been suspected that the relative abundance of specific nutrients can affect cognitive […]

The Front Lines of the Sugar war Can you believe that William Dufty’s landmark book, Sugar Blues, became a best-seller in 1975?  Since 1996, my books have sold more than a million copies, each one describing the metabolic disaster that sugar represents. And if the science is not compelling enough, I try to stimulate outrage by […]

The MTHFR brouhaha This has gone far enough. The benefit and activity of folic acid / folate progresses through a metabolic pathway known as the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) pathway. Mutations occur in this gene, which are passed from parent to offspring. If you inherited one mutated gene, you are heterozygous for the MTHFR defect. This altered gene is called […]

Then and Now THEN (for 2 million years) Complex carbohydrates that digest slowly, provided time-released energy over the course of many hours. Blood sugar balance was maintained by a high fiber, high protein diet and the activities of daily life. Now (since WWII) Refined sugars start to raise blood glucose levels even before they hit […]

Announcement!  Hear All About it! BEST SELLING AUTHOR NEW BOOK ‘The Metabolic Makeover’ SEPARATES FACT FROM FAD Olympia, Washington……Best-selling author and world-renowned biochemist Stephen Cherniske, and double board-certified physician and wife, Dr. Natalie Kather, announce the launch of their new revolutionary book The Metabolic Makeover (March, 2014). The book outlines a proven, clinically-tested health plan […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a corn-based sweetener that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert glucose into fructose. It’s time to put the last nail into the fructose coffin. I’ve been saying for many years that fructose is not a health food, not a sensible sweetener and should be avoided. […]

Eat Smaller, More-Frequent Meals Hunter/gatherers ate when they were hungry and stopped eating when their hunger was satisfied. This meant roughly 250 to 300 calories for an active tribesperson per meal; the amount we civilized folks normally consume before the entree. In reality, it takes a small quantity of food to satisfy hunger. If you […]

Burning fat is difficult and metabolically “expensive.” Burning sugar is fast and easy. Thus, when faced with an abundance of sugar, the human genome adjusts to down-regulate fat-burning machinery. This is the story of the 20th century, and the reason why 65% of adults in North America are overweight and tired. The glycemic index and […]

Healthy Fats Tuesday Happy Healthy Mardi Gras! Tuesday March 4, 2014 marks a day of debauchery for some, but I’d like to use it as an opportunity to create a new meme of discussing Healthy Fats! Yes! Healthy Fats Tuesday! I wish I could say that it’s common knowledge how important Omega 3 fatty acids […]