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How to keep stress under control and your mind sharp all day long?

Adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1,300-1,400 gr). While the brain makes up only 2% of the total body weight, it uses 20% of our daily total energy and oxygen intake. The brain is comprised of about 100 billion neurons, or nerve cells. The neurons which reside in

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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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Potassium and Ketogenic Diet

Why is potassium critical for ketogenic dieters?   The most commonly deficient mineral (not just on low-carb diets) is potassium. While adults are encouraged to consume 4,700 mg of potassium every day, EDR (Estimated Daily Minimum) for potassium is around 2,000 mg for healthy adults.  However, people on a

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Body Composition

Body Composition   Body composition is one of the determinant factors in one’s energy needs. Body Mass Index (BMI) is useful for analyzing populations but not so great for analyzing individuals. Individuals who are looking to get fitter, shouldn’t pay attention to the Body Mass Index (BMI) but

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