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Can people with epilepsy benefit from the ketogenic diet?

<b>What is the ketogenic diet?</b><p>Some might consider the ketogenic diet to be a fad diet, however, it was discovered centuries ago for the dietary …

Diabetes

Does beta hydroxybutyrate have an evil twin?

<b>The discovery of CH3CH(OH)CH2CO2H</b><p>CH3CH(OH)CH2CO2H = <b>beta hydroxybutyrate</b>. It’s a molecule your body makes from fats. The correct spelling is</i> …

Diabetes

A brief history of micronutrients

<b>Nutrients: how much, how often, which ones?</b><p>Most people can’t go more than a few minutes without air, about 3 days without water, approximately 9 to …

Nutrition

Heart disease and cholesterol: a new hope

<b>Heart disease: the car, the driver & the crash</b><p>Complex disease processes are best explained with analogies. Heart disease is no exception. To explain …

Medical Research

Cold thermogenesis: how to freeze your fat off

<b>Technology as a crutch</b><p>The industrial age started in the late 18th century in the United Kingdom and with it, brought about technologies that now keep …

Mount Everest

Is a Vegan Ketogenic diet Possible ?

<b>Your friend the vegan</b><p>Picture this. Your friend the vegan who’s always up on the latest plant-based superfood suddenly mentions wanting to try this …

Nutrition

3 ways to measures ketones: which is best?

<b>Intro: the age of Do-It-Yourself at-home medical technology</b><p>The medico-technological age we’re in goes by many names, such as biohacking, …

Diabetes

Kickstart your basic keto diet

<b>What’s a basic keto diet?</b><p>A basic keto diet is considerably higher in fat and lower in carbs than is typical of modern diets with pasta, bread and …

Nutrition

What is the keto flu or low carb flu and what to do about it?

<b>Keto flu symptoms, mitigation and getting over excess carbohydrates</b><p>Any major dietary or lifestyle change has the potential to cause discomfort or …

Nutrition

Episode 7 – How processed starches affect metabolic responses

The first paper discussed is from 1989 and is called “Insulin and glycemic responses in healthy humans to native starches processed in different …

Diabetes

How ketogenesis and ketones Treat Inflammation

<b>Intro</b><p>Inflammation is a biological mechanism our bodies use to deal with internal and external events, such as combatting infections, repairing …

Diabetes

Episode 6 – why bariatric surgery improves metabolic parameters quickly

Episode 5 of the Break Nutrition Show Gabor and I had a discussion about the paper called “Mechanisms facilitating weight loss and resolution of type …

Diabetes

Episode 5 – how enlarged adipocytes overloaded with lipids lead to insulin resistance

• The concept of IR occurring after the lipid-derived enlargement of adipocytes (as opposed to the other model of IR preceding it)<br>• The difference in …

Diabetes

Episode 4 – the rate at which sugar is absorbed by the gastro intestinal system affects obesity, diabetes and metabolic health

In episode 4 we discuss why the rate at which you absorb sugar may affect obesity, diabetes and general metabolic health, here is the 2 papers …

Diabetes

Episode 3 – Affecting fat loss in rodents by caloric restriction, knocking out insulin genes and seeing how incretin hormones play into it

In Episode 3 of the Break Nutrition show we discussed rodent studies showing an insulin gene dosage-dependent effect on adiposity, the interplay …

Diabetes

Episode 2 – trafficking fatty acids properly to avoid ectopic fat deposition

In Episode 2 of the BreakNutrition Show we talked about how dysregulated cycling of fat between fat cells, the liver and the fat we eat can lead to …

Nutrition

Good fats vs bad fats Part 1: how much and which ones?

Whether on a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet (HCLF) or on a low-carbohydrate high-fat diet (LCHF)(<b>see more: Kickstart your basic keto diet</b>), you’re …

Good fats vs bad fats Part 2: are saturated fats bad?

Fats, where they at?<p>Fats (or fatty acids) are fascinating. Humans eat fat, make fat and outsource the production of fat to bacteria living inside …

6 Common Fat Loss Mistakes

Mistake 1: losing fat is all about willpower<p>Obesity was extremely rare before the concept of food calories [1] was ever invented. There’s no evidence …

Do ketogenic diets have a place in human evolution?

Part 1: How to think about ketogenic diets within human evolutionary history<p>In the past decade ketogenic diets in humans have started to attract the …

Evolution

Ketogenic diet and Vitamin C: the 101

Written by <b>Amber O’Hearn</b> (MSc Computer Science). Find more of her writings at www.ketotic.org<p>The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for different …

The Ketogenic Diet 101: Make Fat Work for You

<b>What’s a ketogenic diet?</b><p>A diet is ketogenic when it is very high in fat, high enough to cause a change in your metabolism whereby more fat is turned …

Nutrition

How to be in ketosis?

<b>Different ways to be in Ketosis</b><p>Be a new-born baby reared on breast-milk [1]<br>• Don’t eat, use a diet that includes fasting [2]<br>• Use up your glycogen by …

Diabetes

Should you include fasting in your diet?

<b>What is fasting?</b><p>Fasting is not about eating +3 meals a day thing, very few people do it nowadays. Given what fast food actually is, it’s not …

Wellness