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A guide to high cholesterol on a keto diet

For most, a keto diet results in improved cholesterol values. But you might be one of the people whose LDL cholesterol has increased. Is that a problem? And if so – what can you do about it?
Here’s a guide to this topic by dietician Franziska Spritzler:

KetoDiet Blog: High cholesterol on a keto diet – Should you be concerned?

If you want to learn more about elevated cholesterol on a keto diet, go to the links below.

The result of a low-carb diet was eating less and moving more

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Larry Diamond has transformed his life and lost 125 lbs (57 kg) on a low-carb diet, and has been featured as a success story on the Diet Doctor site. In this interview, he shares his insights from his journey.Watch a new part of the interview above (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

200 pounds lost and a health journey for the family – Larry Diamond

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The keto diet: “I have not been hungry and cravings are gone”

ChallengeOver 285,000 people have signed up for our free two-week keto low-carb challenge. You’ll get free guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists and troubleshooting tips – everything you need to succeed on a keto diet.Here are new amazing stories from the people who’ve taken the challenge:

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Hello Andreas,

I recently completed the two-week challenge with Diet Doctor. I was referred to your site a couple of years ago by a friend but forgot about it.

My interest in keto stems from the “mental clarity” that so many people speak of after they have committed to the diet. Weight loss was a secondary concern for me. I am happy to say that I have felt significantly better over all after two weeks.

I am a young guy just 24, and I have been battling anxiety and depression for a few years. I can honestly say that I feel better than I have in a long time and that I have noticed a general stabilization in my mood that has lowered my anxiety and increased my energy. My depression also seems to have faded somewhat and I have also begun to experience that “mental clarity” that others have spoken of. I have really enjoyed the videos on your site have found some other really great resources there.

I am motivated to stick with LCHF and see where it will take me! I am hoping that I continue to experience the benefits that I have discovered this far.

Thanks and keep up the amazing work!
Benny

PS. I lost 6 pounds (3 kg) in the first 2 weeks.

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Finding the fun

Kids having fun in car on a road trip“It’s just one day, and my kids are going to have candy if they want it!” The commenter went on to tell me how irrational I was for suggesting a cute pencil and eraser set for children instead of candy for a holiday. The message she sent me was that she refused to spoil the holiday for her children by denying them candy. It reminded me of comments I had heard before from others. Once a lady said to me, “How can I enjoy a movie if I can’t have popcorn?!” And a man once said to me, “You cannot take away my beer! It’s football season, and there is no way you’re gonna ruin my fun!”I used to feel that way. I used to believe the unhealthy lies that marketers and food manufacturers want us to believe. We see people smiling on television as they drink beverages together; commercials show parents bonding with kids over breakfast cereal; and we see in images that Friday nights are made better with friends all reaching for a slice of pizza dripping with cheese. Advertisements for special holiday foods are abundant, and even when there is no holiday, food advertisements and commercials nearly always have some element of happiness in them. Marketers want you to know they put the happy in the Happy Meal, and they can help you put the fabulous feast on your table fast for only $19.99 at the drive-thru.We had been a keto family for nearly two years when we went on a brief weekend vacation to the mountains. Although I had gone into a store to purchase bottled water, I got sidetracked by a display just inside the door—doughnuts! The children’s favorite brand was stacked in a colorful configuration. My husband and I used to take our children to that doughnut shop to buy doughnuts hot and fresh. Those were such fun times when the kids were little! I started to reach for a box, and then I caught myself. We didn’t eat those any more. Continue Reading →

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The history and future of cancer

3d illustration of cell under microscopeCancer has been recognized as a disease since the time of the ancient Egyptians. Ancient manuscripts from the seventeenth century BC describe a “bulging mass in the breast” – believed to be the first description of breast cancer. The Greek historian Herodotus, writing around 440 BC describes Atossa, the queen of Persia who suffered from an illness likely to be inflammatory breast cancer. In a thousand year old gravesite in Peru, mummified remains show a bone tumor.So cancer dates back to antiquity, but it was likely very rare, given the shorter life expectancy of the time. But the cause was unknown, mostly blamed on bad gods. Continue Reading →

Low carb for doctors: Polite intros to discuss obesity

609 viewsHow can you discuss obesity with your patients in a respectful manner? Many doctors feel uncomfortable bringing up the topic of weight as they are afraid of being rude. So how should you do it?In the fifth part of our low carb for doctors series, Dr. Unwin discusses how doctors can talk about obesity to their patients in a respectful way (transcript).

The full course will cover very practical tips for doctors, like how to effectively discuss the low-carb lifestyle with patients, how to handle medications, safety, patient motivation and much more. We’ll keep publishing new parts every week here, together with our full low carb for doctors guide:

Low carb for doctors

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Should you worry about your cholesterol on a keto diet?

Are your cholesterol values problematic and something to worry about?

Dave Feltman, who runs the site Cholesterol Code, has made a video where he goes through a standard cholesterol test and what it means on a keto diet:

YouTube: Basics of cholesterol part I – Standard test

Want to know more about potentially elevated cholesterol levels on a keto diet? Check out the links below.

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The mood-stabilizing properties of keto after a traumatic brain injury

330 viewsContinuing from his talk about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for traumatic brain injury, Robb Wolf answers questions related to this.Watch a part of the Q&A session above, where he talks about the mood-stabilizing properties of keto after a traumatic brain injury (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Q&A with Robb Wolf

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