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Exogenous Ketones: What They Are, Benefits Of Use And How They Work

Exogenous ketones have become an increasingly popular nutritional/ dietary supplement since they were introduced in 2014. Like with any new supplement of interest, though, there tends to be a lot of misinformation that you have to sift your way through to find the reliable data. Therefore, this

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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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A Bold New Experimental Treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects five million Americans in 2014. In fact, a third of seniors will die with the disease or another type of dementia (1). The cause is unknown, but over time the brain cells begin to fill up with waste products

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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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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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Conquering Alzheimer’s with Coconut Ketones

Conquering Alzheimer’s with Coconut Ketones   By Dr. Bruce Fife Original article: Conquering Alzheimer’s with Coconut Ketones   Patti Smith sensed something was wrong. Her mind seemed to go into a fog at times. She would fumble for words, forget appointments, and often stopped abruptly in mid-sentence, forgetting what

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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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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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