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Fat Fighting Fat!

Fat Fighting Fat!   Omega-3 and Body Composition: The global epidemic of obesity is getting worse for children, adolescents, and adults alike. Not only are body weights climbing but we are also seeing more and more bulging waistlines, dangerous belly cavity fat surrounding our organs. Omega-3 fatty

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Vegetables Oils Are No Alternative for Animal Fats!

Are vegetables oils “healthy” replacement for natural butter and animal fats?   As the proponents of the diet-heart hypothesis told the world not to eat animal fats, they had to replace them with something. So, they proposed to eat vegetables oils such as corn oil, soy oil, canola

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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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Understanding the Electrolytes

The Electrolytes How does potassium work & what does sodium have to do with it? Potassium is one of the ‘key electrolytes‘ we need for the proper function of many of our body systems. In the absence of sufficient levels of potassium, our certain bodily functions break down.

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What Is Potassium? Why Do We Need It?

What is potassium and why can’t we do without it?   Potassium, a chemical element, is one of the three primary minerals known as ‘essential minerals‘ (others being sodium and chloride – regular table salt). Same as all essential minerals, potassium is critical to our body. Our

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Digestion of Protein

Digestion of Protein   As food containing protein enters our mouth, mucus is secreted to bind the particles together.  As the food then travels down the esophagus -the alimentary canal that connects the throat to the stomach– more mucus is secreted by the wall of the esophagus. The

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Digestion of Lipids (Fats)

Digestion of Lipids (Fats)   The food containing fats essentially follow the same pathway as carbohydrate foods. As fat containing food travels through the digestive tract, its digestion takes place in different locations, with chemical digestion primarily beginning in the stomach.. Step by step fat metabolism >> Read

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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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