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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

Ketogenic Diets Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow … If you have a brain, you need to know about ketogenic diets. The fact that these specially-formulated low-carbohydrate diets have the power to stop seizures in their tracks is concrete evidence that food has a tremendous impact on brain chemistry and

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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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What Happens to Muscles During Exercise?

Adopting a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for your long-term health. With each passing year, researchers learn more about the benefits of frequent movement. Exercise benefits all tissues in your body, including your heart, blood vessels, muscles, bones, ligaments,

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Endurance athletes who ‘go against the grain’ become incredible fat-burners

Elite performance on a diet with minimal carbs represents a paradigm shift in sports nutrition Elite endurance athletes who eat very few carbohydrates burned more than twice as much fat as high-carb athletes during maximum exertion and prolonged exercise in a new study — the highest fat-burning

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Brown Fat vs. White Fat

Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT)   Brown fat —also called brown adipose tissue (BAT)— is one of two primary types of fat in our body, the other being the familiar “white” or “yellow” fat we pile on when we gain weight. Brown fat is turned on by cold temperatures, exercise, and some

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There’s More to Diet Than Salad!

The fat-burning foods that will help us lose weight and heal   In order to lose weight and heal, we need to stay away from foods which have little or no nutritional value (empty calories) and consume more nutrient rich foods. The more nutrient rich foods we eat, the slimmer we shall get.

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Bipolar Disorder and Low Carb Diets

Bipolar Disorder and Diet (Part II): Low Carbohydrate Diets   Can food stabilize mood?  Is there a diet out there that could prevent mania, mood swings, deep depressions, and uncomfortably anxious and agitated states? Sound far-fetched?  Maybe not. Dietary changes can have very powerful effects on brain

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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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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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