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The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes

The Ketogenic Diet and Diabetes

The ketogenic diet was originally developed almost 100 years ago to treat epilepsy. Nowadays, it is used as a nutrition plan by health-conscious men and women to optimize body composition and athletic performance. Recent research suggests that high fat, very-low carb diets have another benefit: They may help control glucose, triglycerides, insulin, and body weight in people with diabetes. The research below shows the ketogenic diet may be an effective tool you can use to manage symptoms of ...

3 Reasons Why Keto is Better for the Brain

3 Reasons Why Keto is Better for the Brain

The rigors and stress of life often leads us astray when it comes to our diet. Whether it’s a lack of proper nutrients or consuming either too few or too many calories – this can put our bodies out of equilibrium. With a failure to maintain an equilibrium, the body’s energy levels decline and performance on day to day tasks can suffer. We also observe deterioration in more complex tasks. Plus, as we age, it becomes more important to maintain a balance to perform and succeed in daily ...

New Major Study on Low Carb Implications

New Major Study on Low Carb Implications

Obesity is a rising problem that is increasing on a yearly basis all over the world. It commonly increases a person's risk for higher cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and many other health problems. Just a few days ago, we saw a year long study published in a peer-reviewed journal that was done comparing the differences between low-carbohydrate diets vs. low-fat diets. Although there's already plenty of studies that have been done on low-carbohydrate diets, I thought this one cemented the ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer

The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer

With the increasing incidence of cancer in the general population, it is important for us to look beyond traditional cancer therapies towards nutritional & other therapies, not only as a measure to prevent cancer but also as an alternative to standard cancer therapies or an additional tool used in conjuction with those therapies. One nutritional therapy that is picking up momentum both in the research and oncology communities is the ketogenic diet. While this is not a cure for all ...

Ketogenic Diet FAQ

Ketogenic Diet FAQ

With all the new people finding, switching, and transitioning into a low carb diet, I figured it was about time I put together an FAQ on all the common questions that are asked when someone is starting out. I don't go too in depth in the answers, but I tried to give a direct answer and then link to a more in depth article on the topic to help you fully understand it. If you have any other questions you'd like to be added, changed, or are unsure about - please feel free to leave a comment ...

An Introduction to Micronutrients

An Introduction to Micronutrients

We've talked about macronutrients, which are carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Now it’s time to talk about micronutrients. These are the vitamins and minerals that our body requires on a daily basis, and are vital to maintaining proper functions. Micronutrients are only needed in small quantities and is pretty easy to achieve your daily dose. Eating vegetables and proper amounts of meats will get you most of these vital nutrients our body crave. If that isn't enough, you can always get ...

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Should I Count Calories on a Ketogenic Diet?

Calorie counting is a great tool for people to use to get a rough idea of caloric intakes, as well as a way to pinpoint mistakes they might have made if they hit a plateau. You might have been told that counting calories is not needed on a ketogenic diet because it causes more weight loss than other diets. That’s not exactly true. Would you be burning more calories than a low fat diet? Most likely, but that’s because of your protein intake. What about high carb vs. low carb? The truth is, ...

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis, Ketones, and How It All Works

Ketosis is a process that the body does on an everyday basis, regardless of the number of carbs you eat. Your body adapts to what is put in it, processing different types of nutrients into the fuels that it needs. Proteins, fats, and carbs can all be processed for use. Eating a low carb, high fat diet just ramps up this process, which is a normal and safe chemical reaction. When you eat carbohydrate based foods or excess amounts of protein, your body will break this down into sugar – known ...

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need to Know

Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Here's a quick food list for you to reference. Below you'll find a brief overview of what you can eat. Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Being on a diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t know what you should eat. We’ve put together this ketogenic diet food list to help people out there make decisions on what they are eating and shopping for. Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat ...

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids: Omega 3 and Omega 6

Essential Fatty Acids cannot be made naturally by the body (hence why they are “essential”), so they must be supplemented into our diet through our food intake. Among a long list of health benefits, they are necessary for repairing and building cells. There are 2 main types of essential fatty acids: What Do Essential Fatty Acids Do? There are plenty of processes in the body that EFAs (Essential Fatty Acids) are responsible for, including: The typical diet that we have is ...