CARB MANAGER has been the #1 low carb diet counter since 2010.

CARB MANAGER is a food tracker App that accurately tracks food consumption.

The FREE Basic Carb Manager is the most comprehensive and easiest-to-use NET and total carb counter.

Carb Manager is available as an App for your mobile or on the web by pasting this link into your address bar https://www.carbmanager.com/

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Quick 2-minute Overview:

https://wombatapps.helpshift.com/a/carb-manager/?s=getting-started&f=tutorial-video-1—getting-started&l=en

Use Carb Manager to:

  • Keep a daily log of your diet to know exactly what you are eating
  • Set your net carbs, macros, and weight loss goals with our calculator
  • Search 1M+ foods with macros and carb counts, including net carbs and sugar alcohols
  • Use the lightening-fast search engine, or scan a product barcode for instant lookup
  • Quickly record your water intake — hydration is vital
  • Exercise matters! Pick from 100s of common exercises or create your own
  • Track your weight and BMI with beautiful charts
  • View detailed nutrition info for each day and food, including total carbs, net carbs, fat, calories, protein, and more
  • Visualize your macros each day
  • Create custom foods and recipes

It is so easy to set up.

This 10-minute video is easy to follow. It covers the features of the Basic App.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhmtEP_noWg

In the video you will see the wheel that gives you the breakdown of your net carbohydrates total carbs, fiber, fat, protein and calories for your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

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Set up your Carb Manager by going to Getting Started.

Select the following:

  • Show progress on the wheel.
  • Track my macros
  • Select net carbs and nottotal carbs
  • Select Energy Units in calories
  • You can connect it with your Fitbit if you do have one.

Still under Getting Started in my Profile:

  • Enter in your demographics:
  • For example: Female, Birthdate, Height and weight. Here you can update your current weight
  • Enter how active you are

Under Goal:

Be sure to select “I’d like help calculating my goals” not “I know my goals already”. It is not recommended that you choose more than 1.5 pounds per week.

Next choose Custom.

Place your finger on the dotted line and drag it to select:

Fat 70% for fat

Protein 20%

Carbohydrates 10%

Click apply

Now enter your meal.

Go to Daily Log.

Example for breakfast, go to common foods, type in Egg.

You can also add Branded purchased products, with the Search function in Foods.

If there is a food you’re going to be eating on a regular basis, you can do is click the three dots at the very top and then you can select add to your Favorites.

To access your Favorites, go to Quick Find. There you can also add foods in the Recently Viewed and Frequent lists.

Recipes:

To create a recipe, go to recipe, enter give it a title.

  • Then determine how many serving sizes
  • Add in your ingredients.
  • Then save.

It shows you the net breakdown for one serving of the recipe.

When you have completed entering the meal go to In Depth (Details in older versions) to see the actual breakdown.

You can copy the same food to other days. Simply click the breakfast tab then click the three dots select copy and then add it to a new day.

The sample day selected is September 8th.

The Wheel is fully highlighted on the fat, went over on protein, did well on the carbohydrates.

Go to In Depth (Details in older versions) to see the pie chart.

Progress:

To track progress, go to My Measurements (More in older versions)

Support is readily available at https://wombatapps.helpshift.com/a/carb-manager/?contact=1

You may want to check out Carb Manager Premium but I found that the Free Basic App was all I need.

https://www.carbmanager.com/premium

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As always, I am interested in your thoughts on these topics. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.

 May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra

416-428-5285

lpolstra@sympatico.ca

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Gut issues? Do you suffer from any of these?

I was reading some of the comments in my newsfeed regarding Ketogenic Diet.  A good 80% that I read just last night asked about gut issues. 

I say why not follow the Ketogenic Diet ratios for fat, protein and carbs BUT fill our meals with gut friendly foods. 

Today we am asking you if you suffer from any of these gut issues?

Digestive disorders: IBS, IBD, gastritis, colitis, esophagitis, celiac disease.

Autoimmunity: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type 1, osteoarthritis, lipus, interstitial cystitis, psoriasis, alopecia.

Arthritis, ME, allergies, asthma, eczema, hay fever. Endocrine disorders: thyroid, adrenal, PMS.

Migraines, neuropathy and other neurological conditions. Chronic cystitis.

Food intolerances.

In the link below, Dr. Mercola helps us understand the cause Leaky gut. It is a condition that occurs due to the development of gaps between the cells (enterocytes) that make up the membrane lining your intestinal wall.

These tiny gaps allow substances such as undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes, that should be confined to your digestive tract, to escape into your bloodstream — hence the term leaky gut syndrome.

Once the integrity of your intestinal lining is compromised, and there is a flow of toxic substances “leaking out” into your bloodstream, your body experiences significant increases in inflammation.

Also, your immune system may become confused and begin to attack your own body as if it were an enemy (autoimmunity).

Most often, leaky gut syndrome is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, or celiac disease, but even healthy people can have varying degrees of intestinal permeability leading to a wide variety of health symptoms — and this can be influenced heavily by the foods you choose to eat.

SOURCE: 

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/21/grains-causing-gut-leaks.aspx

Topics:

Grains — Especially Whole Grains — Increase Intestinal Permeability

Are Grains Causing Your Leaky Gut Symptoms? This Food is the “Antidote”

Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on these topics. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.

 

How Do I Do the Ketogenic Diet?

Today, we will learn how to do the Ketogenic Diet.

I attached a few overviews of the diet from well respected sources.

  1. Josh Ellis Ketosis overview snapshot.
  2. Dr. Volek snapshot of a meal plan. His scientific research on the Ketogenic Diet has inspired many other authors. He has been on the diet for over 15 years.
  3. KetoDiet Book with all the dos and don’ts. A 14-day meal plan and several recipes. The Ketodoetapp will have more recipes.
  4. Dr. Pompa’s Keto-roadmap.  A second source of what the diet is all about.
  5. Supplements instructions
  6. Restore a multivitamin and mineral powder.

Ready to go?  Start with a tracking App. I look for ones that give the grams as well as percentages of calories. The KetoDiet App is one of many good ones.

Here is the link to the KetoDiet App.

https://ketodietapp.com/

Health - Ketogenic Diet, Dr. Josh Ellis

HEALTH - Volek Menus -2Recipe – Guide – Ketogenic – DietPlan14DayLowCarbPaleoKeto

Health – Keto-Roadmap-eBook_v4_hl – By Daniel Pompa

Supplements – Restore for Thyroid from Tennant SynergySupplements – Restore from Tennant Synergy

 

Since first reading the above mentioned attachments, I learned that becoming fat-burning could take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the current level of carbohydrates.

Secondly, I learned that protein should be restricted more than listed in the attachments. Please see my posting: Protein reduction is the best way to reduce to slow aging and the chronic diseases.

WebMed: What are the risks?

https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/type-1-diabetes-guide/what-is-ketosis#1

To clarify: Ketoacidosis is not to be confused with Nutritional Ketosis?

Unlike the dangerous state of diabetic ketoacidosis, nutritional ketosis is a natural metabolic state that enables the body to efficiently use fat as a primary source of energy instead of glucose. When shifting into ketosis, one becomes a “fat burner” instead of a “sugar burner,” relying on fat as the primary cellular fuel. Ketones are produced as a byproduct of fat metabolism, and nutritional ketosis is defined by measuring blood ketones between 0.5 and 5.0 mmol/L.

Mayo Clinic: Low-carb diet: Can it help you lose weight?

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/in-depth/low-carb-diet/art-20045831?pg=2

To clarify: Risks

To reduce the occurrence of any of the risks listed, the leading scientists recommend supplementing with magnesium, potassium and sodium such as sea salt or himalayan sea salt.

For me, for the magnesium, potassium and all the other vitamins and minerals I need I choose Restore.  I do not make money on these products, I am sharing my experience to those who wish take advantage of my experience.

I attached the long list of ingredients. For people with thyroid issues, please have your doctor reduce the medication as needed.  To reduce the shipping costs call  972-580-0545. Here is the link to their product offering  http://www.senergy.us/nutritional-products.html

I am not a doctor, so I attach this Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I post.

How your blood panel values respond to a Ketogenic diet presented by Jeff Volek, PhD, RD

Today’s video is presented by Jeff Volek, PhD, RD. He has been on the Ketogenic diet and researching the diet for 15 years.

Jeff Volek talks about research he has done an other research that shows how a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates causes positive changes in blood lipids. His talk makes it clear that this way of eating is quite healthy.

He explains the health markers such as Cholesterol. He places more importance on inflammation.

I found it helpful to follow along using the Transcripts.

He is a co-author of the book, The New Atkins For a New You.

 

I am not a doctor, so I attach this Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I post.  I welcome your comments.

May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra

Ketogenic Diet – Dr. Jong Rho, MD – How Ketones Affect Whole Body Metabolism and Inflammation.

The connection between the Ketogenic Diet and the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) has fascinated me.  Dr. Rho supports that connection in this very informative interview. Sit back and relax while Dr. Rho tells you how you can improve your health by diet.

Dr. Rho’s Elevator Pitch: The primary lesson from the ketogenic diet is that a simple alteration in the type of foods we eat is the basis for preventing disease, treating disease and is something that can be done pragmatically without billions of dollars and the decades needed for drug development. Fats are not bad. Through the unfounded philosophy that fats are bad, we have created a health problem throughout the world.

Dr. Rho attended Cumming School of Medicine at University of Calgary. He is Professor of the Departments of Paediatrics, Clinical Neurosciences, Physiology and Pharmacology and Section Chief, Paediatric Neurology, Alberta Children’s Hospital.

Health - Diet - Ketogenic explained by Dr. Jong Rho

https://highintensityhealth.com/jong-rho-md-ketogenic-diet-explained-how-ketones-affect-metabolism-inflammation/

The Show Notes are available when you scroll down.

01:30 Interest in the Ketogenic Diet:

02:48 Attributes of Beta Hydroxybutyrate

04:01 Cancer Research:

04:51 Ketogenic Diet and the Disease State:

05:36 Impacts upon Metabolism:

07:02 Impacts of Fatty Acids:

08:57 Brain Development and Ketones:

10:46 Reducing Inflammation

12:32 Ketones and the Mitochondria

15:46 Carbohydrate Restriction:

17:20 Diabetic Ketoacidosis:

18:39 Mitochondria Cell Death:

21:56 Superoxide Dismutase Upregulation

23:01 “Fat is Bad for You”:

25:10 Ketogenic Diet and Your Microbiome:

27:47 Homeostasis: Diseases produce shifts.

28:25 The Big Picture:

32:18 Diet Response

33:53 Making the Ketogenic Shift:

35:56 Brain Cancer Survivors:

36:12 Autism and Ketogenic Diet

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I post. Please comment with your thoughts. Thank you.

May you Live Long Healthy.
Yours truly,
Lydia
416-428-5285

Protein reduction is the best way to slow aging and chronic diseases.

The best drug to reduce to slow aging and the chronic diseases associated with it is already available. 

Paraphrased from http://drrosedale.com/blog/2011/11/21/ron-rosedale-protein-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

The best drug is to avoid high protein.

So what’s high?  Certainly above 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass is probably high. It is less for diabetics, please see that recommendation the link http://drrosedale.com/blog/2011/11/21/ron-rosedale-protein-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

A high protein intake has endocrine effects such as it increases insulin, increases IGF (insulin-like growth factor). These hormones increase the rate of aging.

When you use protein as a fuel, your body takes off the excess nitrogen, and then you have to do something with it. Because, it’s a poison. If you take too much, it causes acidosis in the blood. It appears to accelerate the MTOR pathway and has all kinds of debilitating effect, not the least of which is stimulating cancer.

How Do I Calculate my “lean body mass”?

First you calculate your body fat.

You just need a measuring tape and to fill in this link https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/body-fat-percentage-calculator

Using my measurements when I started the Ketogenic Diet, my fat body fat percentage was 25.6%.

To find the lean body mass, multiply that body fat percentage by your total weight. In my example, it was 124 pounds times 25.6% which is 31.7 pounds.

Subtract that weight from your total weight. In my case 124 – 31.7 = 92.3

Then convert that lean body mass weight to Kilograms by dividing by 2.2.

In my case it is 92.3 lbs/2.2 = 42 Kilograms.

Since the recommended intake is 1 gram of protein per kilogram of lean body mass, my daily intake of proteins should be 42 grams.

On days of heavy exercise my daily intake of proteins should be increased by 25% or 53 grams.

So what’s left to eat?

Fat. Eat fat.

Our health is going to be dependent on what our hormones tell our brains to do, whether to be hungry or not.

You have to regulate the hormones that regulate your brain, and you do this by diet, and then you can affect the rate of aging and the incidence of the diseases associated with aging.

Here is a link to Dr. Rosedale’s book https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GG4HEI/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=drrose-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B000GG4HEI

To help you, I attach a snapshot of the foods in a Ketogenic Diet and an overview of types of fat. The healthy fats are in red.

IMG_0050Health - Diet Ketogenic, Fatty Acid in Oils, Dr. Phinney 2016

As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I post.  Please reply with your thoughts. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.

Comparing common diets: Ketogenic, Paleo, Mediterranean Diets

Today my focus is to understand the difference between the common diets.
Please see the Ketogenic vs. Paleo diagram. You will see that the Paleo and the Ketogenic diets are below the 30 grams of carbohydrate level.Health - Ketogenic vs. Paleo per Dr. Jeff Volek
 
Dr. Tennant* recommends the Mediterranean Diet without the grains and the dairy. Please see the Mediterranean Diet brochure. You may notice that he removes grains from the diet. In my opinion, this could also bring the carbohydrate levels to below 30 grams as well. 
 Health - Diet - Mediterranean Diet brochure from Dr. Tennant-2
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Dr. Tennant has been acknowledged by his peers by awarding him the following:

    AMA:  American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award

    Philip Corboy Award for contributions to ophthalmology

    Hawaiian Eye Society Award for Excellence

    Pope Benedict:  Order of Saint Sylvester Award for Contributions to Medicine

    Microcurrent Society:  Lifetime Achievement Award

    Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America

    Newsmax Health’s Top 100 Physicians Who Embrace Integrative Medicine

    The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine:  Lifetime Achievement Award

    World Academy of Neural Therapy According To Huneke:  Scientific Excellence Award

    And others

For me, Mediterranean Diet is like the Ketogenic Diet without the ratio of proteins, fat and carbohydrates to consume daily. Please see the Keto Pyramid.
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It seems to me that consuming high fiber vegetables is an excellent way to replace grains.
 
My intention here is for you to have the opportunity to present this information to your doctor if you so wish.
 
I hope this has been helpful as you go on your journey to improved health.
 
I am not a doctor, so I attach this Disclaimer: The content of this email is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.
 
As always, I am interested in your thoughts on the topics I email you.  Please reply with your thoughts. Is there any topic that I can research for you? Please let me know. Thank you.