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What is the Ketogenic Diet?

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December 21, 2017

The ketogenic diet is a special diet designed to help children with epilepsy that fails to respond adequately to routine anti-epileptic medications. A typical ketogenic diet is made up of the following: (more…)

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Is the Keto diet Safe? 10 Myth-Busting Arguments for the Safety of Ketosis

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December 21, 2017

Is ketosis safe?  The truth is that we can’t say for certain that it is 100% safe.  Humans don’t understand everything under the branch of nutritional science and probably won’t for a very long time.  As an individual, the only thing you can do is take a look at the research yourself and form your own conclusion. (more…)

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The Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism: Can They Coexist?

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December 21, 2017

The interest in the hot, but controversial ketogenic diet has been growing on a daily basis. The diet consists of mostly fat (generally 70% of the diet or more), with generally lesser amounts of protein and a minimal amount of carbohydrates. During this carbohydrate-restricted diet, blood glucose (sugar) levels eventually fall. Glycogen, which is a form of sugar that is stored in muscle (the body stores most of its accessible energy as fat), is used for energy. After a certain period of time, the body begins to burn its fat stores and the liver begins producing ketones to provide energy to our cells. (more…)

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Low Carb Dieting for Vegetarians / Vegans

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December 21, 2017

The benefits of a ketogenic, low carb diet have been known for decades, and it has been proven time and again that cutting carbs to minimal levels in your diet can transform your body, by making it burn its own fat for fuel in a natural reaction called ketosis. (more…)

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Ketogenic Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Numerous Aging Markers

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December 21, 2017

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  • A physician conducted a decade-long experiment on the health effects of a ketogenic diet, using himself as the laboratory rat; he experienced improvement in insulin sensitivity, body fat, lipids, blood sugar, and other markers

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