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Why I Chose a Ketogenic Diet For Diabetes Management

Carbohydrate is the macro-nutrient that raises blood glucose the most, so keeping consumption low is my primary goal. Of next importance is using whole foods that naturally have the necessary micronutrients and enough complete proteins to support my exercise. I had to add fat to my meals

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Dietary Ketosis Enhances Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Abstract   We randomly assigned 23 older adults with mild cognitive impairment to either a high carbohydrate or very low carbohydrate diet. Following the 6-week intervention period, we observed improved verbal memory performance for the low carbohydrate subjects (p = 0.01) as well as reductions in weight

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The Health Benefits and Safety of Low-Carb, High-Fat Diets

An Interview with Eric C. Westman, M.D.: Cholesterol Clarity   Let’s complete our discussion of the health benefits and safety of low-carb, high-fat “ketogenic” diets with Eric Westman, M.D., MHS. In January, we discussed the clinical benefits obtained with real people in the real world of low-carb,

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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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Challenges of Ketosis

What are the challenges of ketosis?   While the benefits of the ketogenic diet outweigh the downsides, there are a few challenges which need our attention:   During the first few weeks of the ketogenic diet, our body will go through the “metabolic shift.”   While going

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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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What is Ketosis?

Ketosis a.k.a. Ketogenic State or Metabolic State of Ketosis   Ketosis, also referred to as ketogenic state or metabolic state of ketosis, is the metabolic state of the body at which the quantity of ketone bodies (ketones) in the blood has reached higher-than-normal levels. Ingested and stored fats as alternative energy source. For energy, our body mainly

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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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