Understanding Heart Disease and it relationship to Diabetes

Understanding Heart Disease and it relationship to Diabetes and other chronic diseases.  Researched through the lens of a Biochemical Engineer focusing on understanding the source cause of problems so they can be corrected.

Presented by Ivor Cummins, the Chief Program Officier for Irish Heart Disease Awarness.

Video Timeline:

00:00 Introduction – Why
00:00 Understanding Healthy Cholesterol & Blood Flow 
04:14 What are byproduct causes heart and artery dysfunction
05:50 What is the root causes & what do the experts say
07:16 How does the root cause occur and impact the body
12:25 How do you measure this condition?
19:15 How the indicators of this condition?
21:00 Actionable root causes to reduce the risk and/or reverse the condition 
24:00 Traditional measurements against measurements that can actual measure your risk
30:40 Actual Medical Case Review

How to avoid complications of Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. David Dikeman, a research doctor with a PhD in physics, explains his journey with his son who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  Find out from direct experience how a low carb diet can make a real difference in the life of a type 1 diabetic.

Click here for the 37 minute video:  Dr. David Dikeman’s Presentation

Table of contents

0:10  Disaster treatment for type 1 diabetic patients
1:48  The process of being diagnosed
5:02  The downward spiral of following the guidelines
7:18  Discovering Dr. Bernstein’s work
9:25  Low carb versus guidelines
13:00  The standard treatment
16:48  What happens if you follow conventional advice?
27:20  How to normalize blood sugar
30:19  There’s more to managing diabetes than food
31:25  Diabetes can be controlled


Cardiovascular disease risk factor response to a sustained carbohydrate restriction

Sustained carbohydrate restriction used for reversing type 2 diabetes also lowered risk factors for Cardiovascular disease. 

Published May 1, 2018


A continuous care treatment including nutritional ketosis in patients with type 2 diabetes improved most biomarkers of CVD risk after 1 year. The increase in LDL-cholesterol appeared limited to the large LDL subfraction. LDL particle size increased, total LDL-P and ApoB were unchanged, and inflammation and blood pressure decreased. Continue reading “Cardiovascular disease risk factor response to a sustained carbohydrate restriction”

Low Carb Diets in Healthy Adults Improve Cardiometabolic Outcomes

Low carb diets positive cardio impact on Healthy adults

Published February 5, 2019


Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets have a positive effect on markers of health. Adherence to the allocation of carbohydrate was more easily achieved in MCD, and LCD groups compared to VLCKD and there were comparable improvements in weight loss and waist circumference and greater improvements in HDL-c and TG with greater carbohydrate restriction. Continue reading “Low Carb Diets in Healthy Adults Improve Cardiometabolic Outcomes”

Effectiveness of Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Effectiveness and Safety of Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Intensive treatment effective in weight loss and reduction of bio makers.

Published February 7, 2018


The results demonstrate that a novel metabolic and continuous remote care model can support adults with type 2 diabetes to safely improve HbA1c , weight control, and other biomarkers while reducing diabetes medication use.  Continue reading “Effectiveness of Managing Type 2 Diabetes”

Heart Disease Explained

On our webinar, Carl asks the question about heart disease, and I had done some research and below is some of the resources and findings.

First, so that we are on the same page, let’s start with a definition.

The cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.

This information focuses on Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition which affects the arteries that supply the heart with blood. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis which is a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. This buildup causes the inside of the arteries to become narrower and slows down the flow of blood. Continue reading “Heart Disease Explained”