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Manage Your Blood Sugar… Naturally!

Essential Knowledge: Where in our body are carbohydrates digested? The two digestible carbohydrates are starches and sugars. Whenever we consume foods containing carbohydrates (breads/pastas/cereals/fruits/sugars), these carbs are digested, or broken down along the gastrointestinal tract into their most elementary form “glucose.“ The starches are broken apart by the enzyme “Amylase” in the mouth

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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

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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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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Thermogenesis

What is Thermogenesis?   Also known as the thermic effect of food, dietary thermogenesis (DIT: diet-induced thermogenesis) is the process of energy production in the body caused directly by the metabolizing of consumed food (thermē is Greek for heat and genesis for creation). Our diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT) rate is

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Reversing Type II Diabetes with Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is Superior for Reversing Type II Diabetes and Normalizing Blood Sugar   Do you have type II diabetes? If not you most likely know someone who does. And low carb is fantastic for treating type II diabetes. It only make sense that eating less of what turns

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The Key to Thermogenesis

Why is thermogenesis important for weight loss?   Thermogenesis plays an important role in regulating body weight.   Our weight depends on two key factors: food taken in, and energy put out. In the energy side of that equation, thermogenesis is one of the three main components,

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Physical Energy

Physical Energy   We burn a certain portion of our daily calorie provisions for supporting our routine external functions such as work, play and exercise. If a person is active, his/her energy needs are obviously greater than someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle. Fighting invading organisms that

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