Road cyclists racing.
Road cyclists racing.

Last year I reviewed some scientific research papers evaluating a ketogenic (keto) diet on both strength and endurance performance and the conclusion was that neither strength or endurance performance improves when on a keto diet.

To see if there have been any updates since that time, I was browsing the literature again and found a series of publications from Louise Burke’s lab down under at the Australian Catholic University.


Woman wearing a surgical mask
Woman wearing a surgical mask
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As economists have modeled the global economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, epidemiologists have also modeled the estimated number of SARS-CoV-2 infections and deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvard epidemiologist, Dr. Marc Lipsitch DPhil, stated that:

There’s a chance that between 40% and 70% of the world’s adult population could end up infected with coronavirus.

Soon after the San Francisco Bay Area implemented shelter-in-place, California governor, Gavin Newsom, wrote a letter to US President Donald Trump stating that ~56% of California’s population will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 over an 8 week period.

Based on these estimates of SARS-CoV-2 infections, it…


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Adding to the list of cities and countries locking down, the COVID-19 pandemic has now added to the list the San Francisco Bay Area with six counties ordering a ‘shelter-in-place’. The order requires residents to remain at home except for essential travel such as for buying groceries and visiting the hospital. Thankfully, residents can still continue to go outside to exercise provided social distancing is established by being at least 6 feet apart from others. …


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Lifestyle medicine is a new wave in approaching healthcare. Image from Pexels.

A swell has been building up within and around the United States (US) healthcare system and the tide is about to change. I’m not talking about longer doctor consultations, transparent upfront healthcare pricing, more reasonable drug pricing, or even universal healthcare — although all four would add tremendous value to patients, providers, and the healthcare system. Rather I’m talking about lifestyle medicine, a relatively new clinical specialty that encompasses evidence-based lifestyle interventions for individuals and patients to prevent, treat, and/or reverse chronic diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. Lifestyle medicine aims to treat the…


Maybe this is new news, maybe this is old news — regardless, diabetes is ranked as one of the top 10 causes of death around the world. A long time ago, diabetes was labeled as ‘adult onset’ as the medical community tended to find that older patients had diabetes and was not seen in children. Sadly, today, diabetes in children is a common occurrence!

Over the years, I’ve met more and more people with diabetes and many of them are trying a low-carbohydrate diet. This got me wondering what is diabetes and how would a low-carbohydrate diet help?

There are…

Brandon Too

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