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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 BrothBone 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

Cancer remains the number 2 killer in the United States, causing 22% of all deaths (just behind heart disease which is at 23%). The good news, however, is that the overall cancer incidence has been stable in women and declining steadily in men, and our ability to treat various types of cancer keeps improving.As all aspects of cancer research and treatment evolve, cancer incidence should start to decline significantly regardless of gender, and our ability to treat every type of cancer will ...

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 ...

Can a Low Carb Diet Lower Blood Pressure?

Can a Low Carb Diet Lower Blood Pressure?

We previously looked at research suggesting that a well-planned, low-carb diet coupled with exercise can help you lower blood sugar, triglycerides, and body weight and also improve HDL cholesterol and insulin sensitivity.But what impact does ketogenic diet have on blood pressure? Recent research suggests that maintaining an optimal blood pressure is even more critical for your heart and overall health than previously thought.Read below to learn how cutting carbs and keto may be a good ...

The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

Many people use the ketogenic diet today to manage symptoms of diabetes, lower triglycerides, and lose body weight. However, the high fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was not first used for any of these purposes.Instead, doctors created it to help treat epilepsy in children. Below we give a brief overview of epilepsy, specifically pediatric epilepsy, and the origins of using keto to treat it. Then, we investigate the hard evidence from high-quality research showing its ...

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 Are Ketones? Everything You Need to Know

What Are Ketones? Everything You Need to Know

One miraculous energy source has garnered the attention of many nutrition experts and researchers over the past decade. No, it is not carbohydrates, fats, or even protein. We call them ketones or ketone bodies (more on the difference between the two later). To your body, however, ketones are nothing new.In fact, your heart and renal cortex (the part of the kidney where ultrafiltration occurs) are using ketones as fuel right now. These cells prefer to use ketones instead of sugar.After ...