The Benefits of The Ketogenic Diet

The Benefits of The Ketogenic Diet

There is a ton of hype surrounding the ketogenic diet. Some researchers swear that it is the best diet for most people to be on, while others think it is just another fad diet. To some degree, both sides of the spectrum are right. There isn't one perfect diet for everyone or every condition, regardless of how many people "believe" in it. The ketogenic diet is no exception to this rule. However, the ketogenic diet also has plenty of solid research backing up its benefits. In fact, it has ...

How To Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Naturally

How To Reverse Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Naturally

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is responsible for as much as 70 percent of infertility issues in women. In fact, it is the most common hormonal problem in women of childbearing age, and yet, few women are aware of PCOS and its symptoms. The Most Common Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Before we explore why PCOS happens and how we can reverse it, we must know how it affects the female body. The most common symptoms of PCOS are: Irregular periods, including amenorrhea (the ...

What Is Ketoacidosis? A Comprehensive Guide

What Is Ketoacidosis? A Comprehensive Guide

Ketoacidosis is lethal. It is responsible for over 100,000 hospital admissions per year in the US with a mortality rate of around 5%. In other words, ketoacidosis is to blame for about 5,000 deaths per year. The cause? A deadly combination of uncontrolled hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis, and increased ketone body levels in the blood (more on this deadly combination later). Luckily, this lethal triad rarely affects individuals who don't have diabetes. However, the majority (80%) of cases of ...

What is the Keto Flu & How to Remedy It?

What is the Keto Flu & How to Remedy It?

Adapting to the ketogenic diet can feel like the flu. Tiredness, fatigue, stomach pains, and dizziness are common symptoms that the ketogenic diet beginner can experience, but these symptoms don't come from a ketogenic virus or an infected mosketo (like “mosquito” — sorry, I couldn't resist). In fact, the symptoms for keto flu are not even caused by ketosis, ketogenesis, or the flu at all. The keto flu is caused by the body's response to carbohydrate restriction. Carbohydrate ...

Are Omega’s 6s Healthy or Unhealthy?

Are Omega’s 6s Healthy or Unhealthy?

We recently documented the health benefits of eating sufficient omega-3 fatty acids. Oftentimes, researchers discuss omega-3 fatty acids in the context of their counterpart omega-6 fatty acids. News outlets such as authority nutrition state that eating too many omega-6 fatty acids causes health problems ranging from inflammation to heart disease. Additionally, others tout the importance of eating a proper ratio of omega-6/omega-3 fatty acids. But what is the real story behind this ...

What Are Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

What Are Omega 3 Fatty Acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a special type of fat molecule. As a triglyceride, they consist of a small compound called glycerol (C3H8O3) attached to three chains of carbon atoms called fatty acids. They are a polyunsaturated fat, which means that they contain more than one carbon-carbon double bonds. In contrast, monounsaturated fats contain only one carbon-carbon double bond while saturated fats contain no carbon-carbon double bonds. Fatty acids generally have two ends: a carboxylic acid, which ...

Keto: The Best Fatty Liver Diet

Keto: The Best Fatty Liver Diet

Fatty liver disease is exactly what the name suggests - a disease characterized by the build up of fat in the liver. There are two main types of fatty liver disease: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Alcoholic fatty liver disease (also called alcoholic steatohepatitis) Both types of fatty liver disease are diagnosed when fat makes up at least 10% of the liver, but the cause of the fat build up is different for each type. The cause of alcoholic fatty liver disease is obvious. The ...

The Ketogenic Version of The Bone Broth Diet

The Ketogenic Version of The Bone Broth Diet

Bone broth has hit the health scene as the next healing elixir. Many health gurus and naturopaths tout bone broth as being good for weight loss, detoxification, and joint health, but is there any truth to this? On the surface, it sounds like another health fad. The Truth About The Bone Broth Diet and Bone Broth Bone broth has been gaining popularity lately due to the recent release of the book titled “Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet” and the plethora of bone broth protein products on ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Fat Bombs

A Comprehensive Guide to Fat Bombs

Most diets are not sustainable. Whether it is a vegan diet, low-fat diet, or low-calorie diet, we tend to revert back to the most convenient way of eating that we can find. Just thinking about preparing meals in a new way, on a new schedule, with new ingredients consumes so much energy and time that eating becomes a chore. For example, you will start getting noticeable results on the ketogenic diet after about 3 weeks, but it may be too much of change that you won't make it that far. At ...

Ketogenic Diet & Cancer: Interpreting the Research for You

Ketogenic Diet & Cancer: Interpreting the Research for You

We recently covered the science and clinical research behind using keto to treat pediatric epilepsy. Recently, scientists, doctors, and dietitians have assessed how the ketogenic diet can be utilized to manage symptoms of cancer. Below we report the findings of their preliminary research. While it’s a stretch to say that keto cures cancer, in some cases, it might be a useful complement to conventional cancer treatments. The Basic Facts of Cancer There are over 100 documented forms of ...