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Your Brain On Ketones

How a high-fat diet can help the brain work better   The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low fat diets (Standard American Diet – SAD), and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and and increase in the incidence of many mental health

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Ketosis and Ketones

How does ketosis work?   During ketogenic diet program, glucose is by design in short supply. During metabolic state of ketosis, the liver switches from sugar metabolism (processing/digesting sugar/carbs) into fat metabolism (breaking down the ingested and stored fats). The process of fat digestion is called “beta-oxidization.” Our fat stores accumulate fat as “long”

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Challenges of Ketosis

What are the challenges of ketosis?   While the benefits of the ketogenic diet outweigh the downsides, there are a few challenges which need our attention:   During the first few weeks of the ketogenic diet, our body will go through the “metabolic shift.”   While going

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Benefits of Ketosis

What are the benefits of ketosis?   Establishing the metabolic state of ketosis —even for a short period of time— has great benefits.   In the metabolic state of ketosis, our body becomes increasingly efficient at mobilizing fats as our energy source. Once in ketosis, our body

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Shift from Sugar to Lipid (Fat) Energy Metabolism

How long does it take our body to shift from “sugar energy metabolism“ to “lipid energy metabolism“?   It may take somewhere between four days to two weeks for the body to shift from sugar energy metabolism to lipid energy metabolism (using fat as primary fuel). The rate of

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When Does the Liver Produce Ketoacids?

Ketoacid production during high- and low-carb diets   When we are on a typical high-carbohydrate diet … On a typical high-carbohydrate diet (such as the Standard American Diet-SAD), our body uses solely the ingested sugar as fuel. As a result of the continual availability of sugar in

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How Do Ketone Testing Strips Work?

Ketones and ketosis are no mysteries thanks to ketone testing strips.   They are called KetoStix (the first brand name), Urine Test Strips, Reagent Strips, Ketone Testing Strips, or Lipolysis Test Strips.   Quick look at ketosis and ketones During ketogenic diet program, glucose is by design in short supply; in this state the

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What is Ketosis?

Ketosis a.k.a. Ketogenic State or Metabolic State of Ketosis   Ketosis, also referred to as ketogenic state or metabolic state of ketosis, is the metabolic state of the body at which the quantity of ketone bodies (ketones) in the blood has reached higher-than-normal levels. Ingested and stored fats as alternative energy source. For energy, our body mainly

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