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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 health, I was unaware of what I feed my dog every day…

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 abstaining from food overnight during sleep and then returning to…

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, and this is especially true on a ketogenic diet…

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…

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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 exercise...

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MCTs: A “Fat”tastic Acronym

Across the globe, there is an ingredient flooding the market on product labels under the acronym “MCT,” which is short for medium-chain triglyceride. These MCTs are an important and staple ingredient...

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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 is credited with shedding light on lesser…

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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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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 missing out on…

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 derived…

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 or what to do, I just…

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. Prognosis…

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 microbiome has to be as well…

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 rest in…

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…

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, cappuccino, maybe even a…

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 about this and she recommended the ketogenic diet…

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…

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 to be a part of this endeavor, and I can’t wait to…

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 two, but the addiction always took over…

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 Watchers, and even…

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 emotional control food had over me and…

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—so improving the microbiome…

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 Ketogenic Diet. This may often provoke…

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 requirement; however, individuals new to keto or…

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 remember…

Ketosis Aids in Protecting Against Traumatic Brain Injury

Following a TBI, a cascade of events immediately takes place. In short, neuronal membranes are damaged upon the initiation of a TBI, which ultimately…

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 are going to die…”. I believe this experience…

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 the media portrays it to be….

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 individuals. 2018 was full of amazing conferences…

The Ketogenic Diet: A Conceivable Therapy For PTSD?

PTSD may be improved by the ketogenic diet. The mechanisms and outcomes of a ketogenic diet are similar to fasting as both lack dietary glucose and…

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 scale and somehow you lost 5 lbs overnight…

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 into trying to mimic the health properties of…

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 pressure…?

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, “Savor DON’T Smother” in which the Program…

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 a…

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, especially in…

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 buy…

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 bacteria to proliferate (grow) on. It has been said 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…

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 follow the…

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 of what a typical workout may look like over…

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 body. The presence of insulin in…

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 discuss the…

6 Keto Pizza Recipes You Can Make Right Now!

6 Keto Pizza Recipes You Can Make Right Now!

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 page runs…

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 with foods or approved supplements high in…

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 ketogenic diet, foods like bacon, beef…

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…

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…

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 amount of options to choose from…

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 into your ketogenic diet…

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

Have you looked into dog friendly restaurants? Summer is here! Thinking about bringing your dog dining? Be sure…

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?..

Beyond the Bite: Probiotics for Pet Health

Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that healthy gut flora, or “good” bacteria, is essential, and largely responsible for immune system function. Astonishingly…

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 beneficial in comparison to those that may 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

One of the very first reported benefits of ketones was improved brain function. Decades of research is now also starting to show other positive implications…

The Keto Diet for Beginners

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