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Starting right here in the San Jacinto Valley, let’s make lives better !

When 30% of our family members, children, friends, neighbors and co-workers are affected by chronic illness, we all are. On Monday, October 16, 2017 MyKetoPal  is launching the fall program for the “Healing Chronic Illness Through Nutrition” workshop series in San Jacinto, California. This 5-part lecture program is

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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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Robert Lustig: the man who believes sugar is poison

The maverick scientist has long argued that sugar is as harmful as cocaine or tobacco – and that the food industry has been adding too much of it to our meals for too long. A convert hears more about his theory. If you have any interest at

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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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I Reversed Insulin Resistance and You Can Too

How I went from a sugar/carb burning athlete to a fat burning beast. It was 2014 and I was looking at a lot of red in my most recent blood work results. What’s all this red?” I asked my Doctor. “Well,” she said, “It shows your cholesterol

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The Limits of Sugar Guidelines

Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar consumption? A firestorm recently erupted over a paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found official advice limiting sugar in diets to be based on “low” or “very low” quality evidence. Because a food-industry group had funded the

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Do Our Bodies Treat Sugar Like Poison?

Sugar isn’t poison, but it definitely isn’t good for you. One sugar in particular (glucose) lies at the core of virtually all of the metabolic reactions going on in your body because it is the primary molecule from which your body “knows” how to get energy. Most

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Ketogenic Diet Wins

Study Compares American Diabetes Association Low-fat Diet to High-fat Ketogenic Diet for Helping Diabetes: Ketogenic Diet Wins ... A study published in April 2014 compared two diets with overweight diabetic people. One group ate the standard recommended diet by the American Diabetes Association, which was a low-fat, highRead more

Fructose and Liver

Added sugars are high in “Fructose,” which can overload our liver.   In order to fully comprehend what is so alarming about fructose (i.e. high fructose corn syrup); we need to understand what it is and what happens to it when we ingest it. Fructose is a

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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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