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Ketogenic Diet and Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s

Neuro-protective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet Abstract The ketogenic diet has been in clinical use for over 80 years, primarily for the symptomatic treatment of epilepsy. A recent clinical study has raised the possibility that exposure to the ketogenic diet may confer long-lasting therapeutic benefits

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Studies on Alzheimer’s, MCI-Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Ketosis

Funny thing is, not even a month ago I was commenting over at Dr. Parker’s Diabetic Mediterranean Diet blog that there weren’t really any studies about ketogenic diets and Alzheimer’s and dementia.  There were a few case reports that it was helpful, to be sure, but nothing much

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How Sugar Feeds Cancer

The link between sugar and cancer   We are aware that our cells need glucose, the basic form of sugar which is transformed into energy, healthy ones and cancerous alike. But cancer cells thrive on simple carbs, like refined sugars, usually found in junk food and sweets. The

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Natural Sugar Substitute “Stevia”

Artificial Sweeteners and Natural Sugar Substitute Stevia   Story of sweeteners Let’s have quick look at our global food culture before we dive into the topic of sweeteners and stevia. After the Second World War came the industrialization of our food production. As economies recovered and living

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Reversing Type II Diabetes with Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is Superior for Reversing Type II Diabetes and Normalizing Blood Sugar   Do you have type II diabetes? If not you most likely know someone who does. And low carb is fantastic for treating type II diabetes. It only make sense that eating less of what turns

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Potassium and Ketogenic Diet

Why is potassium critical for ketogenic dieters?   The most commonly deficient mineral (not just on low-carb diets) is potassium. While adults are encouraged to consume 4,700 mg of potassium every day, EDR (Estimated Daily Minimum) for potassium is around 2,000 mg for healthy adults.  However, people on a

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Are Vegetable Oils True Replacement for Butter???

Are vegetables oils “healthy” replacement for natural butter and animal fats? No, absolutely not. Many of us perceive vegetable oils as “healthy” because these industrially extracted liquids are deceptively named after our healthy food source “vegetable.” Since vegetables are good for us, the vegetable oils must be too … Not so fast!

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Thyroid Problems! So What Do We Eat?

Thyroid problems! So what do we eat?   While there’s no such thing as a “hypothyroidism diet” that will make anyone instantly well, eating a well designed ketogenic diet will help boost the effectiveness of the thyroid. MyKetoPal’s ketogenic 180 Food Plan aims to… reduce our excess body fat, stabilize

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Eggs: One Of The Most Nutritious Foods.

Bu!!$h!t Alert: Health Authorities Recommend That We Cut Back on Eggs!   With the introduction of low-fat dietary guidelines by governmental regulatory agencies in 1977, cholesterol along with saturated fat (both harmless) were blamed for cardio vascular diseases. For that reason, the health authorities recommended that we cut

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Body Composition

Body Composition   Body composition is one of the determinant factors in one’s energy needs. Body Mass Index (BMI) is useful for analyzing populations but not so great for analyzing individuals. Individuals who are looking to get fitter, shouldn’t pay attention to the Body Mass Index (BMI) but

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