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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 ...

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 ...

Evaluating the Research on the WHO Red Meat Controversy

Evaluating the Research on the WHO Red Meat Controversy

You have been bombarded with headlines about the World Health Organization report from October 2016 claiming that red meat causes cancer. That certainly seems like a blow to bacon lovers and strict keto dieters who eat lean pork daily. However, when we dig deeper into the science, we can clearly see that their ruling is scientifically questionable. Below we document the WHO’s faulty verdict and how you can further maximize your ketogenic diet to improve your health. What is Red Meat? We ...

Is Coconut Oil Actually Good for You?

Is Coconut Oil Actually Good for You?

Coconut oil is all the rage now. People from ketogenic dieters to paleo enthusiasts to avid cross-fitters tout it as an energy-boosting, fat-fighting “superfood”. But are any of these claims supported by sound scientific research? Or are they just based on unsubstantiated hype? In this piece, we investigate all of the science to show how coconut oil affects your body and whether or not you should add it into your ketogenic diet. What really is Coconut Oil? Before investigating how ...

What to Eat on a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet

What to Eat on a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet

Carbohydrates are generally avoided on a ketogenic diet, but they can be utilized with hard workouts that push your body. If you sit all day and eat refined carbohydrates (like cookies, chips, and candy), your risk of heart disease and diabetes increases dramatically — bad. If you use carbohydrates as a way to fuel intense workouts or replenish your body's depleted energy stores, then you can get the most out of your body without any negative side effects — good. The same principle applies ...

Keto Diet: Cost Breakdowns of Popular Recipes

Keto Diet: Cost Breakdowns of Popular Recipes

A common misconception is that a ketogenic diet is expensive. People see low-carb and automatically start calculating the high prices of meat. Luckily, this is not the case. A keto diet focuses on high fat and moderate protein which allows us to save money by focusing on the fat first. I went through some of my top reader and personal favorite recipes from the site to show you how much a typical ketogenic diet recipe costs, both per recipe and per serving. There are also many ways to save ...

Keto and Fast Food: On the Go

Keto and Fast Food: On the Go

Whether you’re out and about and need a quick meal, or you want to go out with family to have a sit-down dinner, you should be able to find low-carb and ketogenic friendly foods at most places. We’ve all been there. You’re out running errands on a Saturday afternoon and your tummy growls: it’s 2 pm and you haven’t eaten yet! Or it’s a Tuesday night at a friend’s house, and they want to grab a meal. What do you do? Luckily, you have plenty of keto fast food and sit-down restaurant options! ...

Traveling on Keto

Traveling on Keto

Maintaining the keto way of eating while traveling: I can’t count the number of times that I've been e-mailed, messaged, or asked about this topic. It’s a common factor that when people travel, they’re just not sure if they can keep up with a high-fat ketogenic lifestyle. A few months ago, my girlfriend and I went on a small vacation through Portland and Seattle. I wanted to document all of the food I was eating to share the experience and to provide some tips and tricks with all of the ...