Category Archives: Advanced Glycation End-products

Green coffee bean extract in AGF Factor I

Track Your Plaque’s new and proprietary formulation, AGF Factor I, is designed to to support a program to achieve low levels of endogenous glycation. Endogenous glycation, discussed at length in a recent Track Your Plaque Special Report, makes LDL particles … Continue reading

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Gluten-free is going DOWN

The majority of gluten-free foods are junk foods. People with celiac disease experience intestinal destruction and a multitude of other inflammatory conditions due to an immune response gone haywire. The disease  is debilitating and can be fatal unless all gliadin/gluten … Continue reading

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Why does wheat cause arthritis?

Wheat causes arthritis. Before you say “What the hell is he saying now?”, let me connect the dots on how this ubiquitous dietary ingredient accelerates the path to arthritis in its many forms. 1) Wheat causes glycation–Glycation is glucose-modification of … Continue reading

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The Anti-AGEing Diet

Advanced Glycation End-products, AGEs, are a diverse collection of compounds that have been associated with endothelial dysfunction, cataracts, kidney disease, and atherosclerosis in both animal models and human studies. Not all involve glycation nor glucose, but the catch-all name has … Continue reading

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Butter: Just because it’s low-carb doesn’t mean it’s good

The diet I advocate in the Track Your Plaque program to gain control over the factors that lead us to coronary plaque and heart attack is a low-carbohydrate diet. We begin with elimination of wheat, cornstarch, oats, and sugars in … Continue reading

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You’re fried

If I could invent a food that illustrates nearly all of the shortcomings of the American diet, it would be French fries, the familiar fixture of fast food. What we have come to view as French fries contain just about … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate-LDL double whammy

Carbohydrates in the diet trigger formation of small LDL particles. Because carbohydrates, such as products made from wheat, increase triglycerides and triglyceride-containing lipoproteins (chylomicrons, chylomicron remnants, VLDL, and IDL), LDL particles (NOT LDL cholesterol) become triglyceride-enriched. Triglyceride-enriched LDL particles are … Continue reading

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AGEing gracefully

Advanced Glycation End-products, or AGEs, have the potential to change our entire conversation about diet. AGEs come from two principal sources: 1) Endogenous–Glucose-protein interactions that arise from high blood glucose levels 2) Exogenous–From diet The first is sensitive to glucose … Continue reading

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