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Friday 19 May 2017

Protocol for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

More than 25% of the Dutch population suffers from NAFLD. The disorder is characterised by the accumulation of abdominal fat, dyslipidaemia, insulin-resistance, impairments in the production of transaminases and low-grade inflammations. Fortunately, a universal, nutritional treatment protocol is in place.   The occurrence of NAFLD is a universal process. This is also known as the ‘2-hit theory’. The first ‘hit’ consists of the consumption of excessive...

Thursday 18 May 2017

Underactive Thyroid Protocol

The underactive thyroid is a problem which receives too little attention within the healthcare sector. Nevertheless, the WHO states that approximately one third of the global population suffers from an iodine deficiency and therefore has thyroid-related problems. And that isn’t only in countries with low levels of iodine in the soil.   Globally, an iodine deficiency is the main cause of primary hypothyroidism – an underactive thyroid and, depending on the age,...

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Interview with Frits Muskiet about fat

The American nutritional researcher Ancel Keys pioneered the Fat Avoidance advice that has determined our dietary choices for decades. But according to Frits Muskiet, Professor Emeritus of Pathophysiology and Clinical Chemical Analysis, this has only contributed to our unhealthy eating habits.   “Ancel Keys was instrumental in probably the greatest error in the history of nutritional science” – Frits Muskiet   Ask a random person about the...

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Insulin resistance bad for the brain

New research published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease reveals that insulin resistance is not only bad for the body, but also for the brain. The study involved five hundred people, who were monitored for more than twenty years.   In response to persistent glucose loading, the pancreas has to produce increasing amounts of insulin in order to still be able to store glucose. Over time, this cause the cells in the body to become insulin resistant, as a result which the...