In a previous post it was determined that if no carbs are available, our bodies start burning fat as a primary fuel source and producing ketones in the liver, which the body can turn into energy. This metabolic state, called ketosis, is what happens when someone is starving. Here Aryelle Siclait, reflects on the differences and whether there is a connection between ketosis and ketoacidosis: "If you've ever seen a commercial for a diabetes drug, you've probably heard the term … [Read more...] about Are You Worried About Ketosis And Ketoacidosis, While On A Keto Diet?
Science Behind Low Carb & Keto
There are many recognizably different challenges associated with the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet. With less carbohydrates, our bodies will begin to burn fat as an energy source. The positives shared in this post illustrates the keto diet as a "godsend". Jennifer Still, BusinessInsider.com, reflects on her experiences to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle:Image courtesy of: tedeytan "Having been overweight for years, I've tried every diet in the proverbial book in the … [Read more...] about 9 Things To Know About A Keto Diet Before You Start
There are many clinical trials taking place to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease. There is research on the possible use of cannabis to deter cognitive decline and dementia in Alzheimer's disease, with no high quality results indicating any benefits as of 2015. Here Maria Cohut, MedicalNewsToday.com, reflects on diet used to protect against cognitive decline:"Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, … [Read more...] about Can Diet Be Used To Mitigate Risk Of Dementia?
As mentioned on a recent posting regarding the keto diet, there are pros and cons associated with the use of the ketogenic diet as a lifestyle choice or for weight loss. Because Ketogenic diets are high in fat, it will essentially cut a person's sugar intake to nil. We know that it causes the body to use fat as an energy source rather than carbohydrates. Here Hilary Brueck, BusinessInsider.com, reflects on how David Harper, anatomy and physiology professor, is using the keto diet:Image courtesy … [Read more...] about After 6 Years On Keto Diet Scientist Says, “You Have To Be All In, And All In Forever”
A diet that tends to promote the metabolic formation of ketone bodies by causing the body to use fat as its principle energy source, rather than carbohydrates, defines the ketogenic diet. There are pros and cons associated with the use of the ketogenic diet as a lifestyle choice or for weight loss. Here Kristin Kirkpatrick, Today.com, reflects on her experiment with the ketogenic diet and the results:Image courtesy of: tedeytan"It's been a year since I experimented with the ketogenic diet. … [Read more...] about Can A Ketogenic Diet Be A Great Option For You?
Your likes and dislikes for food will be centered around fats, as a majority of your daily calorie intake while on a Ketogenic diet. You can add to your meals in many different ways with sauces, dressings, or simply meat with butter, as an example. The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. It forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Norma Nazish, Forbes.com, reflects on the subject as follows: "The Ketogenic or Keto diet has quickly become one of … [Read more...] about How To Transition To A Ketogenic Diet The Right Way, Says Holistic Nutritionist
The term ketogenic refers to causing ketogenesis. To supply your body with less than 100 grams of glucose, you have placed your body in a ketogenic state. The ketogenic diet tends to promote the metabolic formation of ketone bodies by causing the body to use fat, instead of carbohydrate, as its main energy source. "What do Silicon Valley tech workers and celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian have in common? They're fans of the ketogenic diet — the high-fat, low-carb diet that is … [Read more...] about Awesome Benefit From A Ketogenic Diet Using These 8 Tips