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The fat-fueled brain: unnatural or advantageous?

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December 22, 2017

Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication. As you’ll see below, data exploring the potential neuroprotective effects of ketosis are still scarce, and we don’t yet know the side effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. This post talks about the SCIENCE behind ketosis, and is not meant in any way as medical advice. (more…)

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Benefits of ketogenic diets

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December 22, 2017

In this age of the obesity epidemic, some careful work reported in the May issue of the Journal by Johnston et al (1) provides more information to help solve the problem. With strict controls in a 6-wk trial, they directly compared 2 diets: a ketogenic very-low carbohydrate (KLC) diet and a nonketogenic low-carbohydrate (NLC) diet. (more…)

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LCHF and Ketogenic diet

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December 22, 2017

The ketogenic diet (or keto diet) is basically a very low-carbohydrate, adequate/low-protein, high-fat diet. (more…)

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Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients

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December 22, 2017

BACKGROUND:

Although various studies have examined the short-term effects of a ketogenic diet in reducing weight in obese patients, its long-term effects on various physical and biochemical parameters are not known.

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Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets

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December 22, 2017

Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. (more…)

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Coconut Oil Is Still Fine — Not Great, But Fine

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December 22, 2017

It’s no wonder people love coconut oil. It’s a fat that gets you less fat. It tastes delicious in that saturated-fatty kind of way, but without the stigma of butter. It smells delicious. It makes for a pretty good stir-fry. Also, it evokes the beach, and the whole “wellness” lifestyle — in which coconut oil plays a prominent role — pairs well with beach Instagrams.

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