What’s happening in the world of nutrition news this week? Reports about reversing diabetes with food, eating bison to cure anemia, and how vitamin A protects against vitamin D toxicity and kidney stones.
Man Reverses Diabetes and Loses 17 Pounds in 5 Days
Kevin Brown, fitness trainer and author of The Liberation Diet, announced on his Visionary Trainers blog that one of his clients reversed diabetes and dropped 17 pounds in less than a week.
I’m currently reading Kevin’s book, The Liberation Diet and I have to tell you, it’s phenomenal. Really well written and very inspiring.
Here’s a quote to give you a quick glimpse into why I love this book so much:
Cutting calories or busting your butt at the gym is only going to make you tired, hungry, and irritable, and that’s no way to live life. So stop wasting time on calorie counting and start eating foods that encourage the release of fat from fat stores. This means eating more healthy animal fats and fewer carbohydrates.
What’s that, Kevin? You mean we don’t have to work out for hours on end at the gym and you want us to eat more butter and lard and bacon? And we can lose weight and get healthier? Well, okay, if you say so! (No arm twisting necessary.)
Anemic? Eat Bison!
The Olympian posted some interesting nutrition facts about bison from The National Bison Association.
For example, did you know: Bison has the highest concentration of iron than any meat source. So if you or someone you know suffers from anemia, start eating bison burgers instead of beef. (Bison contains 3.42 milligrams of iron; beef, 2.99 mg.)
By the way, anemia is not as uncommon as you might think — particularly in the United States, where 20% of all women of childbearing age have iron deficiency anemia, compared with only 2% of adult men. (Source: Wikipedia)
A cure for anemia in the form of a juicy bison cheeseburger? I’m all over that!
One of my favorite ways to eat bison is in the form of bison jerky. Here’s my recipe for how to make bison jerky at home.
Don’t know where to find a good source of bison meat? You can order online from US Wellness Meats. If you are a first-time customer, you can use my coupon code CHEESE20 and get 20% off.
Vitamin A Protects Against Vitamin D Toxicity and Kidney Stones
In other news, Chris Masterjohn of The Daily Lipid reported that Tufts University found that vitamin A protects against vitamin D toxicity and vitamin D’s induction of renal calcification (kidney stones) by normalizing the production of vitamin K-dependent proteins.
(I wrote about the rise in kidney stones in children in last week’s Nutrition News Roundup: Kidney Stones in Kids — Caused By Salt or HFCS?.)
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