Category Archives for "Keto Info"

March 8, 2018

How the Keto Diet Affects the Brain

How the Keto Diet Affects the Brain

A low carbohydrate diet is a diet where only 5 to 30 percent of your total caloric intake comes from carbohydrates. There is plenty of research to suggest that this restrictive diet can free your brain to do more. The brain needs massive amounts of nutrients to function properly, and it typically gets those from […]

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March 8, 2018

How Ketogenic Diets Can Fight Disease

How Ketogenic Diets can Fight Disease

From a clinical standpoint, the keto diet has been used by doctors to treat conditions for more than 80 years. The diet is useful for reducing and preventing certain diseases and conditions. While more research needs to be conducted, the diet may solve a broad range of ailments from diabetes to cancer. The keto diet […]

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March 8, 2018

Nutrients Missing on a Ketogenic Diet?

Nutrients Missing on a Ketogenic Diet?

When you begin a diet that restricts certain types of foods, there is always a risk of not getting the right levels of nutrients that you need to maintain optimal health. With the ketogenic diet, there are certain nutrients that you may need to supplement to ensure you’re getting the right amount of micronutrients, minerals […]

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March 8, 2018

Is there a Dark Side to the Keto Diet?

Is there a dark side to the Keto Diet?

The long-term effects of a keto diet are undergoing continual debate. Short-term effects are largely known, and the verdict on short-term effects is that the keto diet is an exceptional diet for improving health. Many doctors are simply unaware of new research studies and developments regarding the keto diet. While there are legitimate risks, most […]

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March 8, 2018

Treating Metabolic Disorders Using the Keto Diet

Treating Metabolic Disorders Using the Keto Diet

Ketogenic diets bring about a metabolic condition that is similar to a fasted state while still allowing for adequate nutrition. When completed correctly, they can do this without entering a catabolic state, which is a condition where the body begins to break down muscle tissue for fuel. For individuals with various inherited metabolic disorders, the […]

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March 8, 2018

Long Term Effects of the Keto Diet

Long Term Effects of the Keto Diet

Critics of the keto diet call it a diet dripping with over-sensationalism, gimmicky or a passing trend sold by authors who want to sell their latest book. They cite how it’s a diet that was originally used in the 70s and that there is no scientific evidence to support the benefits of this diet. Criticism […]

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March 4, 2018

What is Re-Feeding Syndrome

What is Re-Feeding Syndrome

Refeeding syndrome is not something to be trifled with. It’s a serious condition that has no standard treatment in the medical community. At the most basic level, refeeding syndrome occurs when the body is unable to maintain electrolyte balance. It most often occurs when an individual has undergone a prolonged fasting period. While fasting may […]

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