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Sugar Alcohols 101

Sugar alcohols are one of the available alternatives to sugar that can lead to little or no spike in blood glucose. There are many different types of…

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Enjoy Your 4th of July with these Keto Diet Recipes

The Fourth of July holiday is tough for those on the ketogenic diet. When you see your friends throwing back beers, eating potato chips, and pigging out…

Ketogenic Diet in the Treatment of Epilepsy

Did you know that we can “thank” epilepsy for the emergence of the ketogenic diet? While the majority of those who have adopted a ketogenic…

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5 Tools to Help You Maintain Keto

When it comes to diets as strict and as intense as keto, there are many ways to fall behind on progress and accidentally break the rules, whether by…

How Does a Ketogenic Diet Affect Sleep?

Sleep is one of the most under-utilized methods for improving health. Most of us are so busy focusing on what we are eating, how we are moving, and…

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A Ketogenic Approach to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is the most common hormonal abnormality in this population, affecting about 4–18% of reproductive-age women. Signs and symptoms can range in…

Why Diet is Important Following Head Trauma

In May 2017, a study revealed that 110 of the 111 brains analyzed from deceased National Football League players were diagnosed with CTE. The question…

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PCOS, Pregnancy, and Keto

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which includes insulin resistance. Pre-diabetes is also a symptom of PCOS. My father battled diabetes for…

How To Get Enough Protein On A Vegan Ketogenic Diet

At first glance, it may not seem like vegan and ketogenic diets can coexist. Plant-based dieters thrive off of starchy beans and vegetables, typically…

Beating Anxiety and Anger

I was a happy kid—obsessed with Barbies and bikes, cap guns, and Wonder Woman. I’ve never liked being the center of attention, but I do love to be in…

Will Keto Help My Migraines?

The prevalence of migraine headaches is high, afflicting 1 out of every 7 Americans, of which females 18–44 years old have the highest risk. An…

5 Daily Tips to Battle Hunger

We all know the feeling of being “hangry” (hungry and angry). As these dreaded hours of the day approach us, our mouths water, and our bellies turn with…

Finding My Place of Healing

It feels like there is an elephant sitting on my chest. My lungs are fluctuating between hyperventilation and taking deep breaths…

Christian’s Story

It is beyond encouraging knowing that the ketogenic diet is helping, but it is always a burden knowing…

Our Journey to Be Wildly Well with Autism

At 18 months, his pediatrician never noticed his regression, my adult daughter’s friend in college suggested to her that his language was not right…

Why Macros Actually Matter

Let us mentally metabolize these macronutrients to see how they each support the body’s basic daily functions as well our health goals…

Weight Loss, Autism, & Epilepsy

Fast forward to about a month into keto and down more than 20 lbs., parenthood threw me another curve ball: epilepsy. Other autism moms warned me to…

Why Am I So Tired on Keto?

As with anything, mindfulness is the backbone to success on a ketogenic diet. If you do not feel like something is working properly, do not look for different outcomes by doing the same things…

5 Health Benefits of Fasting

Fasting elicits an amount of stress upon the body’s cells, enough to drive some rather interesting processes. Now, we are told that we must eat every…

The Truth About Your Dog Food

A recent study showed 70% of dog owners don’t know what’s in the food they give their dogs. Despite being someone who cares so deeply about my own…

Your Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating protocol whereby you sustain a period without food. Most people already practice intermittent fasting by…

Top 5 Keto-Friendly Snacks

One of the biggest questions we get about ketogenic dieting is, “What snacks can I have?” Meal frequency is not as important many people like to claim…

The Best Low-Carb Food Swaps on a Ketogenic Diet

Low-carbohydrate or “low-carb” diets are gaining more and more popularity. Great! However, switching to a low-carb diet could and often does mean…

10 Easy Tips to Stay Keto or Low-Carb While Flying or Traveling

Any diet can be difficult to maintain during times of travel, especially one with as many restrictions as a ketogenic or low-carbohydrate diet…

One Problem with Vegan Diets for Dogs

One way to understand the deficiencies of a plant-based diet is to look at protein. It can be argued that many of the benefits of feeding protein are…

Blazer’s Story: Mast Cell Cancer and the Ketogenic Diet for Dogs

Blazer was diagnosed with a Grade II Mast Cell Tumor. This kind of subcutaneous tumor can respond unpredictably to traditional canine cancer treatments…

A Ketogenic Life with Three Wheels and Lots of Love

One day, I knew enough was enough. My owners left me outside, and I was able to slip away and get out of that abusive home. With no idea of where to go…

Zoey the Boston Terrier

I have always cooked for Zoey, my Boston Terrier. As conventional wisdom tells me, my dog has a microbiome just as I do, and for her to be healthy, her…

Active Rest & Recovery: Optimize Your Training & Health

By including intra-workout activities, you can keep your heart rate elevated while allowing the current muscle group(s) you are working to get adequate…

2019 Metabolic Health Summit Recap

A 4-day immersive conference that featured top scientists, clinicians, influencers, and companies in the ketogenic space. This event delivered on it’s…

Coffee Health

There is something unique about the process involved in brewing and consuming that perfect cup of bittersweet stimulation, whether it be plain, a latte…

Fat: An Ironic Relationship

Sure, I looked good, and I could function. I had a job, a great boyfriend, and was doing pretty well, but I still wasn’t happy. I spoke to a friend…

Two Months In, I Realized Something Huge…

Today, I am 44 years old. For the past three years, I have been clean from bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive overeating. I have never felt so alive…

If I Knew Then… What I Know Now: My Health and Wellness Journey on a Plate

What I’m about to share with you is something that is very private and, quite frankly, not something I talk about regularly. However, I thought this was…

Beating Body Dysmorphia

Writing an article about the struggles that I have had with body dysmorphia has never made me feel more vulnerable. I feel incredibly lucky and honored…

It Changed Our Lives

Not leaving the house, rapidly gaining weight, and was depressed and suicidal. We tried so many times to do something. We would try to diet for a day or…

My Turning Point

Between the ages of 18 and 42, I was constantly up-and-down with my weight, trying every diet and method to lose weight from counting calories, Weight…

Feeding Your Hunger

The inflammation in my joints went away, my skin cleared, my hormones returned to balanced levels, and excess weight was coming off. I let go of the…

How to Measure Blood Ketone and Glucose Levels

The purpose of this article is to teach individuals on a ketogenic diet how to measure their blood ketone and glucose levels. This process is by no means…

9 Health Benefits of Chicory Root

Chicory root extract has been shown to improve the gut microbiome as well as other health variables. The gut microbiome and our health are inter-linked…

Can Ketones Cure TBI

When the injury occurs, chemical changes occur within the brain. Glucose consumption within the brain increases significantly post injury. There is some…

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Ketogenic Diet: A Remedy for Brain Disorders

Researchers, clinicians, and patients have long experienced success with the ketogenic diet in treating epilepsy. However, the mechanisms and mediators...

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Will a Ketogenic Diet Hurt My Training?

This is one of the most common critiques of the ketogenic diet. Depleted glycogen stores with no carbohydrates to replenish them must mean impaired...

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Insulin: Structure, Signaling, and Stability

Its function (or lack thereof), may not only serve as a hallmark of disease, but it can play a critical role in numerous physiological processes in...

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BHB: What is it?

This molecule is one of the three ketone bodies produced in the absence of glucose within the body for use as energy. When supplies of glucose are…

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What Impact Can a Ketogenic Diet Have on Cholesterol?

Clinical research suggests that a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet may have a positive impact on each form of lipoprotein. In general, a low-carb…

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Ketogenic Dieting and Body Composition: Beyond the Abstract

Critiquing a study based on the abstract is like reading the back of a book and trying to tell someone the details of what happens. There’s much more…

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Introduction to Oils on Keto

It is important to separate fats and oils into two sections when looking at a ketogenic diet and weight loss: those with which we cook and those with...

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Brain on Ketones

Brain on Fire is the 2016 biographical drama (based on the 2012 book) that follows Susannah Cahalan’s mysterious neurological disease. This movie…

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The Dairy Dilemma

The confusion regarding whether or not to include dairy as part of one’s food intake is quite common, specifically for those adopting a low carb and/or…

How To Test Urine Ketones

The purpose of this article is to teach individuals on a ketogenic diet how to measure their urine ketone levels. This process is by no means a…

How to Eat Keto at Your Favorite Restaurant

Part of making the ketogenic diet a lifestyle is finding ways to maintain ketosis even when dining out at our favorite restaurants. It is important to…

Ketosis Aids in Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injury

The physiological toll that results from one or more TBI(s) is usually costly. Unfortunately, TBIs are common…

Keto and TBI: A Former Athlete’s Perspective

Nearly 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury each year and have a profound long term impact on the brain. We need an action plan to combat…

Living with Four Brain Tumors

This was a huge turning point in regards to my perspective on life, which I don’t think would have occurred had I not been told “Josh, you’re going to…

5 Myths About the Ketogenic Diet

Although there is a lot of controversy behind the actual ratio of unsaturated to saturated fats that should be consumed, saturated fat is not the demon…

7 Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

On average, people gain anwhere from 2-5 pounds during the holidays.  With a plethora of cookies, cakes, brownies, and family style dinners, we all…

Will I Be Hungry on a Ketogenic Diet?

Once someone has finished their standard diet, maintaining progress depends on their ability to not give into their cravings. Well, what if there was…

Keto Conferences 2019

Keto conferences are a great place to not only learn more about the latest research on the ketogenic lifestyle, but network with other like-minded…

The Ketogenic Diet: A Conceivable Therapy For PTSD?

Cognitive performance and emotional health impairments often associated with PTSD may be improved by the ketogenic diet. The mechanisms and outcomes of…

The Whoosh Effect: Myth or Reality

Have you ever been stuck in a weight-loss plateau? It seems like it has been forever since you saw the scale move, but one fateful day you step on the…

Invest In The Breast

Human breastmilk is a unique substance with a wide array of health benefits that has yet to be matched. Infant formula companies have poured billions…

Reduce the Risk of Hypertension with a Ketogenic Diet

Blood pressure may be on your mind daily if you deal with the common struggle of trying to lower your high blood pressure. But what exactly is blood…

What is Atkins?

The Atkins Program is restricted in carbohydrates and is “optimal” in protein consumption. Additionally, fats are to be consumed from the perspective…

Trigger Foods: Seeing Red Into Feeling Green

Think about someone that pushes your every button; that REALLY knows how to get under your skin. Think about a time when they sent you over the edge…

Top 10 Tips to Start Your Morning Routine

You’ve heard someone say they’re a “morning person” or a “night owl”. More and more is being studied on the validity of this and what’s considered to be…

The Ketogenic Diet With Children and the Elderly

In spite of advancements in research, there is still a plethora of unwarranted criticism and scrutiny for the application of a Ketogenic Diet…

Why Fat Isn’t Bad: The Paradigm Shift

In a world flooded with health trends and diet fads, there is one macronutrient, namely fat, that even to this day, continues to be demonized. While the…

Why Buy Bananas on a Ketogenic Diet?

Have you ever gone to the store, picked up an avocado that wasn’t ripe, put it back, picked up another, only to find the whole batch isn’t ripe and not…

Pros & Cons of Prebiotic Fibers

Simply put, “probiotics” are live bacteria cultures and “prebiotics” are the food sources (typically vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts) for that…

The Scariest Part About Halloween: The Sugar

Halloween is the biggest candy sale holiday of the year according to the National Confectioners Association.1 This year alone, in 2018, Forbes reported…

References: Joe Rogan Keto Response: The Science Behind the Claims.

In this video, Dr. Ryan Lowery responds to the recent keto debate on the Joe Rogan podcast between bodybuilding coach, Layne Norton, and scientist Dr…

The Heart Is Primed to Use Ketones During Heart Failure

Ketone bodies, when accessible, are a preferred source of energy for the heart, especially one that is failing.  Ketogenic diets consumed for…

6 Tips for Optimizing Performance on a Ketogenic Diet

It is essential to remember that, when adopting a ketogenic diet, you may initially experience symptoms that impair your performance. However, if you…

Ketogenic Bible Workouts

If you read the Ketogenic Bible and you are looking for a jumpstart into your workout program then you have come to the right place! This is an example…

The Cost of Boutique Fitness in the U.S.

With the wide variety of exercise classes available and new fitness regimens developing all the time, there are so many options for getting fit in 2018…

Quick Tips For Low Carb Drinks

Not all ketogenic dieters will choose to refrain from alcoholic beverages. Here are some tips for choosing the right low carb drinks when going out. It is interesting to point out that alcohol…

Ketones: Introduction to Testing Ketones

Testing ketones can be a great way to determine how well you are sticking to the ketogenic diet. Here we discuss each of the testing methods and benefits…

Insulin in Context

Controlling insulin is one of the fundamental goals of a ketogenic diet, and can be elusive to some. Here we discover insulin and how it works in your…

Are There Different Types of Ketosis?

If you have read What is a Ketogenic Diet and Understanding Ketosis, then you are ready to dive deeper into the science of ketosis. In this article, we…

6 Keto Pizza Recipes You Can Make Right Now!

One of the hardest things about the keto diet is giving up your favorite foods. If it’s pizza for you, then you better check out these 6 keto pizza…

Clickbait Keto: Does Keto Really Kill You Faster?

In today’s society, clickbait, or “content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visitors to click on a link to a particular web…

Prebiotics and Probiotics 101

Prebiotics and probiotics help balance and stabilize our gut microbiome and, therefore, are extremely valuable to our well-being. Supplying your gut…

Top 6 Must Have Vegan Foods

Hands down, the question I get asked more than any other is, “Can I be keto if I’m also vegan?” The short answer is: yes. When many people think of the…

CrossFit and Keto: What if Fran Ran on Fat?

Recent discoveries bring new light to the idea that CrossFit athletes may be able to simultaneously improve body composition and maintain performance…

Congrats Keto Fans! Why Your Brain Thanks You

Keto can be hard without the right guidance or understanding. Unfortunately, there is so much noise on social media and news outlets every day about…

4 Tips for Dining Out on a Ketogenic Diet

Be courageous and get creative with your order. At first, you may find yourself rummaging frantically through the menu scavenging for keto options. If…

The Most Popular Diets By State

It is estimated that 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. And for the millions looking for their next diet to try, there is a seemingly endless…

5 Reasons to Eat Avocados

Avocados are one of the most nutrient dense foods out there and are a great addition to a ketogenic diet. Here are five reasons to incorporate avocados…

Doggie Dining: The “Paw”sibilities are Endless at These Dog-Friendly Restaurants!

Have you looked into dog-friendly restaurants yet? With the summer quickly approaching and passing, it is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities…

Net Carbs and Fiber: Are Fibers Truly Ketogenic?

We’ve all seen it on food labels: “Only 2 net carbs” or “Low net carbs.” But what does this truly mean? What are net carbs, and why does it matter? Are…

Beyond the Bite: Probiotics for Pet Health

The importance of digestive health in humans (and pets) has come to the forefront of research, where probiotics have grown to become an indispensable…

Going Nuts on a Ketogenic Diet?

Nuts can be a great ketogenic snack due to the high fat, but not all nuts are keto friendly, too many could threaten ketosis. Find out which can be…

Your Guide to Electrolytes and Ketogenic Dieting

While your macronutrients may be in line, there is another important factor to consider: ensuring you keep the balance of electrolytes in the body…

To Ketone or Not to Ketone: Mineral Salts

Exogenous ketone supplements are a hot topic in the keto world. Here we address the health implications of different ingredients used in these products…

Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: Understanding the Differences

Ketosis is often given a bad reputation due to its confusion with diabetic ketoacidosis. In this article, we look into the differences between them…

Ketones: Your Brain’s Preferred Fuel Source

Ketones have long been touted as a superior fuel source for the brain that possesses a wide array of cognitive benefits. Our brains are made up of two…

The Keto Diet for Beginners

A comprehensive introduction to the Ketogenic Diet: The science behind ketosis, a guide to nutrition, and how to achieve optimal health with ketones.