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A Comprehensive Guide To The Vegan Ketogenic Diet

A Comprehensive Guide To The Vegan Ketogenic Diet

Animal suffering, climate change, and health are three vitally important issues that can all be addressed with one solution — the vegan diet. At least, this is the idea that many health documentaries promote, however, the truth is much more nuanced. For example, some people have much better health when they go low-carb and eat some animal products, while others feel much better on a high-carb vegan diet. A vegan diet is not the best diet for every health issue either. For example, people ...

How Many Carbs Should You Eat to Get Into Ketosis?

How Many Carbs Should You Eat to Get Into Ketosis?

Limiting carbs is one of the easiest ways to get into ketosis. It doesn’t require fasting; it doesn’t even require you to eat fewer calories — all you have to do is restrict your carbohydrates and eat just enough protein (and not too much) to stimulate fat burning and ketone production. Other factors like fat consumption, stress, and activity levels are important to consider as well, but knowing how many carbs you need to eat to get into ketosis is a good place to start. How Many Carbs ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Bodybuilding on the Ketogenic Diet

A Comprehensive Guide to Bodybuilding on the Ketogenic Diet

A common belief among bodybuilders is that carbohydrates are essential for building the best physiques. However, carbohydrates have little to do with the success of many bodybuilders. The key to improving body composition is not through little intricacies like eating the right amount of carbs at the right times. The best bodies are built by implementing five simple principles, whether you are on the ketogenic diet or not. The Five Most Important Bodybuilding Principles The bodybuilding ...

Is Keto and Ketosis Safe?

Is Keto and Ketosis Safe?

The ketogenic diet and ketosis are safe. Not only are they safe, but they are useful in helping people with many different conditions. The ketogenic diet has helped cancer patients, people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2), women with polycystic ovary syndrome, people with heart disease, and many others. So, where does the rumor that the ketogenic diet and ketosis may not be safe come from? Well, it starts with ketones. Rumors Spread Like Ketones in an Insulin Deficient Body One of ...

What Is the Best Triglyceride Lowering Diet?

What Is the Best Triglyceride Lowering Diet?

You (or a loved one) probably have high triglycerides. This sounds like the beginning of a drug commercial, but it's true. Overall, 31% of the adult United States population has triglyceride levels that are equal to or above 150 mg/dL. In other words, about 1 in every 3 people has above normal triglyceride levels. So, what does this mean exactly? Should you be worried if your doctor tells you that you have “high triglycerides”? Why Triglyceride Levels Matter Although high ...

Type 1 Diabetes and The Ketogenic Diet

Type 1 Diabetes and The Ketogenic Diet

For thousands of years, something has been sneaking up on children and robbing them of their ability to control their blood sugar levels. The culprit is an autoimmune condition called Type 1 Diabetes, and its incidence has been increasing in both the United States and in other western countries. But there is no need to worry. This sneaky disease has left us with enough clues to diagnose it, manage it, and potentially reverse it. How to Know If It Is Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is ...

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 ...

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 ...