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Anti-Inflammatory, High Omega-3 Seafood Breakfast

At MyKetoPal, we chose seafood, in particular fish to play a starring role in our breakfast. Yes, you read right; we’re talking about eating fish for breakfast. Seafood-centric low carb brain-foods are main staples in self-healing focused MyKetoPal breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. We strongly believe in the

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How Vegetable Oils Replaced Animal Fats in the American Diet

In this excerpt from The Happiness Diet, discover how Procter & Gamble convinced people to forgo butter and lard for cheap, factory-made oils loaded with trans fat.Before highways and before railroads, America conducted her commerce via steamship over water through a system of rivers, canals, and lakes.

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Don’t Use These Oils

When you buy a “cold pressed” cooking oil, do you assume that the seeds were pressed safely at a cool temperature to protect the oil from rancidity, trans fats, and other toxic processing chemicals? Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Modern cold pressing heats the

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MCT Oil (Liquid Coconut Oil): The Coconut Oil Dregs

If there is one truism in the world of food manufacturing, it is this. If a particular whole food becomes popular with consumers, food manufacturers will figure out a way to adulterate and cleverly market it. The endgame is that the average consumer is fooled into believing that

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Chia Seed – the Superfood

Chia Seeds   Origin of chia These tiny black seeds were first used in central Mexico by the Aztecs as early as 3500 B.C. They were so appreciated that Aztecs offered chia seeds to their gods during religious ceremonies. Besides being a key raw material for medicines,

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Metabolic Patterns of our Organs

Each of our organs has a unique metabolic profile!   The metabolic patterns of our brain, muscles, adipose tissue, kidney, and liver are strikingly different.   Brain Glucose is our first fuel of choice for the brain, except during prolonged “sugar” starvation. The brain does not store fuel and hence requires a

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Omega-3 Rich Pasture-raised California Lamb

While many fish, pound for pound, are the best source of the healthiest omega-3s, any animal that eats grass has also omega-3s. In particular, meat from pasture-fed lambs contains relatively high amounts of both EPA and DHA, while meat from pasture-fed cattle contains good amounts of both EPA and DHA. Being a

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3 Surprising Benefits Of Cocoa Butter

Some of the most important health benefits of cocoa butter include its ability to improve skin health, boost the immune system, improve hair quality, prevent signs of aging, and reduce inflammation. Cocoa Butter Cocoa butter is probably something that you’ve heard of in various applications, including cosmetics, chocolates, ointments,

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How “too much omega-6 and not enough omega-3” is making us sick?

In the last article we discussed the problems humans have converting omega-3 (n-3) fats from plant sources, such as flax seeds and walnuts, to the longer chain derivatives EPA and DHA. Since EPA and DHA (especially DHA) are responsible for the benefits omega-3 fats provide, and since

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Which foods are good sources for Omega 3s?

Under the right circumstances, our body transforms Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) into other omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, even if we consume large amounts of plant-based ALA, our body converts ALA into EPA and DHA at a “very low ratio,” and only when there is a satisfactory supply of

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