Keto Flour Substitutions

Keto Flour Substitutions

Melty chocolate chip cookies, moist double chocolate layer cake with vanilla frosting, delicious donuts, fluffy pancakes, fresh Belgium waffles —  just the thought of them will make your mouth water and induce an intense craving. Do you have to fight against these cravings for the rest of your life?Although only one serving of these sugar-filled foods can easily put you over your carb limit for the day (or, in some cases, the entire week), this doesn't mean that you have to give them up ...

What is Ketosis?

What is Ketosis?

Ketosis is the metabolic state when blood ketone levels reach a certain level (around 0.5 mmol/L). People will typically enter ketosis when they restrict carbohydrates (i.e., by following the ketogenic diet) or eat little to no calories (i.e., fasting for multiple days).In general, the body will not enter ketosis as long as there are enough carbs available from the diet or stored glycogen (the storage form of sugar) to provide the cells with energy. As long as sugar is available (and you ...

Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Acne?

Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve Acne?

Pimples, blackheads, and red bumps — the primary symptoms of acne vulgaris — affect more than 85% of adolescents and around 50% of people who are over the age of 25. In fact, so many people have acne that it is now the most common skin disease of western civilization.Fortunately, recent research suggests that acne doesn't have to be so prevalent. Simple dietary interventions may be all we need to reduce the severity and incidence of acne.But is it really possible to treat acne from the ...

Shirataki Noodles: How to Cook Them and Their Health Benefits

Shirataki Noodles: How to Cook Them and Their Health Benefits

These noodles are becoming increasingly popular as a low-carb, ketogenic pasta replacement, but what is the story behind these keto-friendly noodles?Shirataki noodles — also known by other names like miracle noodles, glucomannan noodles, konjac noodles, or konnyaku noodles — are gelatinous and translucent traditional Japanese noodles common in Asian Cuisine. They are made from the konjac plant which is ground and shaped into various types of pasta and rice — but don't be fooled, these ...

Keto And Alzheimer’s Disease

Keto And Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia. For decades, researchers have been struggling to find therapies that prevent or, at least, delay the progression of the disease, but now we have some promising evidence.Current research suggests that the ketogenic diet and ketones have a wide range of neurological benefits that help address many factors that contribute to the progression of Alzheimer's disease. However, before we get into ...

Ketogenic Diet vs. SAD and Exercise

Ketogenic Diet vs. SAD and Exercise

The ketogenic diet keeps astonishing researchers with its ability to reverse a handful of diseases. But can keto help quell the growing epidemic of metabolic syndrome that now affects 1 in 4 American adults?A 2017 research study provides compelling evidence that it can. In fact, the data suggests that the ketogenic diet is much more effective than the old paradigm of diet and exercise.Metabolic Syndrome — When Your Health Goes From Bad to WorseThe study that we will focus on ...

7 Day Keto Crash Course

7 Day Keto Crash Course

Laying the groundwork correctly is vital to your success on a ketogenic diet. Enter your e-mail below and we’ll send you daily guides, tips, and insights on how to get the most out of your ketogenic diet. It will give you all of the basics you need to start and succeed.Frequently Asked Questions Does keto sound right for you? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:Q. How much weight will I lose on this challenge? A. It depends from person to person. If you weigh ...

Parkinson’s Disease and The Ketogenic Diet

Parkinson’s Disease and The Ketogenic Diet

As many as one million Americans live with Parkinson's disease, which is more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease combined. Although there is no known cure or cause of this disease, recent research has uncovered some encouraging evidence that provides us with more insight into the disease and how to treat it.The Cause of Parkinson's DiseaseDue to the complexity of Parkinson's disease, the cause has yet to be ...

Autism and the Ketogenic Diet

Autism and the Ketogenic Diet

One of the most complex conditions known to man is autism or autism spectrum disorder, and the number of children with the disorder keeps increasing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates autism's prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the United States, whereas only one out of every 2,000 children had autism in the 1970's and 1980s.Despite the alarming rise in cases of autism spectrum disorder over the past 40 years, answers are still out of reach. Due to the variability ...

Top 10 Foods for the Ketogenic Diet

Top 10 Foods for the Ketogenic Diet

Decades of research indicates that the high-fat, low-carb keto-friendly foods that we once thought were destroying our health may be doing just the opposite. Studies upon studies on the ketogenic diet have been finding benefits for people with all types of conditions, including type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer's disease.How could a diet filled with so much cholesterol and fat be so good for us? Becuase many of the foods that we once thought were the problem — ...