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Insulin is a hormone and the master regulator of metabolism. It’s very old, about 550 million years old! It’s found in nearly all organisms, from the microscopic worm called c. elegans all the way to humans.
The carnivore diet is really very simple. It’s simple to define although there are competing variations, see below. A carnivore diet is a plant-free diet, that typically excludes high carb dairy, so it’s a low or zero carb diet.
In this guide is all the information you need to start your ketogenic diet. What’s keto and what’s not? How to measure ketones? The best ketogenic foods and more. Check it out!
Ketosis is a metabolic state. Think of being in or out of ketosis like the settings in a hybrid car; you can rely on gas or electricity to different degrees. In ketosis we rely on fat instead of carbs for energy and do so to such an extent that we start making ketones from fat.
What is intermittent fasting? Fasting can often be a little intimidating to people, especially if you’ve never tried it before. But it doesn’t have to be daunting. Once you get the hang of it and learn a thing or two about it, you’ll be…
Nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state for humans. A lot of research links ketosis benefits to blood sugar control, fat loss, mood control, cancer, epilepsy and more.
Aside from measuring ketone levels, you may notice a dip in energy as you come off your carb rich diet. Soon thereafter you should start feeling normal again, if not better.
In this article, we’ll talk about nutrient density, the term used to describe how nourishing a particular food or meal is. It’ll explain how you can build a nutrient dense diet and identify the biggest misconceptions about nutrient density.
When first transitioning to keto, the body undergoes a major shift in its fuel source from carbohydrates to mostly fats.
We have metabolisms that are set up to burn fat and glucose to varying degrees. Most of us nowadays are on a Western diet, which locks us us into relying on glucose for most of our energy. We’re metabolically inflexible, in a sense.
The food insulin index can help you identify foods that are likely to minimize your lifetime insulin secretion, a great thing for metabolic flexibility, a good thing for overall health and longevity.
You’ve probably heard someone been called skinny fat. It’s a term considered not-so-politically-correct by many. The acronym TOFI is also used, although less commonly, and it stands for Thin-Outside Fat-Inside.
How much vitamin C you need depends on how much you use. How much you use is significantly determined by your metabolic context, meaning how much anti-oxidant action you require, the availability of other anti-oxidants and crucial co-factors that help maintain adequate vitamin C status.
With the rise in popularity of the ketogenic diet, there seems to be a lot of variance in how it’s practiced. Tracking macros, just keeping carbs low, limiting calories, only eating animal foods
The keto rash, also known as prurigo pigmentosa (PP), is a rare inflammatory skin condition characterized by a symmetrically appearing red, itchy rash that develops around the trunk of the body and the neck.
Metformin is the most popular drug for type 2 diabetes. It’s unique because unlike most other drugs it lowers blood sugar without increasing insulin secretion.
A ketogenic diet is any way of eating that leads you to have a certain level of blood ketones, like 1 mmol/L say. A Paleo diet is a little harder to define, but it comes down to foods we evolved eating, like meat and fruit.
Sweeteners are a bit of a controversial topic in the keto world. Why? Usually people say that eating sweet tasting foods and drinks will increase sugar cravings.
We’ve all heard the electrolytes are important to replace when you’ve just finished a gruesome sweat session, but not all of us know how our electrolyte needs change according to what we eat.
Fasting is a powerful tool to decrease your insulin levels and to regain good insulin signaling very quickly; in this sense, it’s even more efficient than the ketogenic diet. There are big benefits to be had with it, especially if you wish to control your blood sugars or lose fat.
what does all of this mean? We’re here to break down the mystery of total carbs vs. net carbs, and why understanding what net carbs are is key to keeping you in ketosis.
When going keto, you may think that eliminating everything from your diet might leave you eating meat and salad for the rest of your life. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
When it comes to stress hormones, the ketogenic diet has the reputation of being ‘a stressor’. It is often said to put the body in a “starvation mode” and to increase the levels of stress hormones.
If you’ve ever followed the ketogenic diet before, or even been low-carb, you have probably experienced a, possibly quite significant, drop in weight initially, and then eventually you hit a plateau and weight loss stalls.
Diabetes is said to be a ‘progressive, chronic’ disease – incurable, in other words. Recently, case reports and clinical studies have accumulated claiming diabetes reversal with a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
The different kinds of fats Fats make up most calories on a ketogenic diet, anywhere from 60 to 85% of calories. So make sure you know which ones are healthy and which ones you should diligently avoid. Why is this so important? Because bad..
The keto flu or low-carb flu is the most common reason why most people don’t stay on a keto or low-carb diet. They start restricting carbs, feel terrible and decide that it’s not for them. What they don’t know is that it would have taken only a few…
A keto diet and a vegan diet, aren’t they the exact opposite? Is it possible to combine the two? The problem is that most people have misconceptions and stereotypes in their head that are not necessarily true. Let me give you an example….
We have been told our whole life that our body needs sugar as energy, even though there is a much more efficient source of energy: ketones. Our body produces ketones when carbohydrates are very limited. You can reach the state of ketosis by
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