Ketogenic Diet Myths Exposed

Myths exposed.  What is the Ketogenic Diet really all about?

Please listen as Dr. Axe busts the myths one by one.

If you want to retain or build muscle, this diet does both. Enjoy.

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Holiday weight gain can be avoided.

 

Here are some tips to keep the weight from creeping on this holiday.

1. Swap grains for filling veggies

2. Try digestive enzymes

3. Consider intermittent fasting

4. Sip on red wine or other healthier alcohols

5. Make the most of limited time with burst training

Learn more at:  http://www.organicauthority.com/5-tips-to-avoid-gaining-weight-during-the-holidays/

 

Which Fats Do I Use To Replace Vegetable Oils?

 The best fats are low in Polyunsaturated Fats (blue) and high in either Monounsaturated (yellow) or Saturated Fats (red).
I use coconut oil in my cooking or heating meals. Butter is wonderful in baking. Olive oil is fantastic on salads.
My daily eating plan includes both coconut oil and olive oil.  That way I get both of the healthy fats: Monounsaturated and Saturated fats.

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Where did I get the chart? I got it from Dr. Phinney in his presentation:   ‘Recent Developments in LCHF and Nutritional Ketosis’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8uSv6OgHJE
STEPHEN PHINNEY a physician scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation.  He has held academic positions at the Universities of Vermont, Minnesota, and California at Davis; and leadership positions at Monsanto, Galileo Laboratories, and Efficas.  He received his MD from Stanford University, PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and did post-doctoral research at Harvard.

He has designed, completed, and published data from more than 20 clinical protocols involving foods, diets, exercise, oxidative stress, and inflammation.  His recent work in the private sector has resulted in several issued and pending patents.  He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on a wide variety of topics, including the effects of diets and specific nutrients on inflammation, the interaction between diet and exercise and their effects on obesity, body composition, physical performance, and cellular membrane structure.

Dr. Phinney’s clinical experience includes 20 years of inpatient and outpatient clinical nutrition, including directing multidisciplinary weight management programs in 3 locations.  As an internationally recognized expert in obesity, carbohydrate-restricted diets, diet and performance, and essential fatty acid metabolism, he has given hundreds of presentations to industry, health care professional, and lay audiences.

In collaboration with Dr. Eric Westman and Dr. Jeff Volek, he co-authored the New York Times Best Selling “The New Atkins for a New You” published in March 2010.

I highly recommend this book.
Please consider changing the fats you consume. Eating the the right fuel is a good habit to get in.

 

Canola oil has been proven to cause lung cancer and heart disease.

Canola oil comes from genetically engineered rapeseed. Rapeseed is easy to produce because it is so toxic not even insects want it. It was originally used as a lubricant for machinery in small industries. It has been proven to cause lung cancer and heart disease. It was originally used in Europe in farm animal feeds. These animals went blind, began exhibiting various diseases, and finally went mad and began attacking people.
 
Here is the link to the Natural News Post: https://www.naturalnews.com/029555_soybean_oil_disease.html
 
So what do you do about it?
 
Natural News:  Switching from a diet high in these polyunsaturated and refined vegetable oils (partially hydrogenated oils are Trans Fats) to one with raw or at least minimally processed medium chain fatty acids (MCT) can thus reduce our risk of cancer, heart disease, and various other diseases associated with these dangerous refined oil products.
What is the big deal about Trans Fat? 
 
Health Canada is banning Trans Fats.  From the CBC News Article: “Canadian researchers estimate a ban (onTrans fats) could prevent 12,000 heart attacks in Canada over 20 years.” Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/trans-fats-1.4292241
Where do I find these medium chain fatty acids (MCT)?  
 
Rich sources for commercial extraction of beneficial MCTs include palm kernel oil and coconut oil. 
 
I use coconut oil for heating up foods or for baking. 
Please look for 100% pure coconut oil that is cold-pressed to ensure the highest integrity and quality. It will become a liquid if it is over 72 degrees. Some suppliers mix it with vegetable oil to reduce the cost.  Their label may or may not say, “partially hydrogenated”, which is Trans Fat.
 
Look for a product like Silkeny.  http://www.silkeny.com/our-products/

Ketosis – Dr. Phinney tells us to maintain a low carb diet for a long time.

I was surfing looking for more Ketogenic advice.  I found this easy to understand video.  In it Dr. Phinney gives us Tips for maintaining low carb for a long time (Video 25 min. mark):

  1. Filling up with fat. Choose saturated and monounsaturated fats primarily.
  2. Keep the carbs low.
  3. Keep yourself at a range where you stay in nutritional ketosis, which allows the body to have a free flow of fat fuel to all organs in the body. To satisfy oneself by the moderate protein, high fat and
  4. Make sure that you eat the right kind of fat, which is stay away from the liquid vegetable oils that are rich in omega-6s.
  5. Emphasize those that have not have high monounsaturated like olive oil or high oleic safflower or possibly even canola oils.
  6. Then eat a variety of if you wish for taste and for variation, eat a variety of low carbohydrate vegetables and I even in my 25 to 50 grams of carb intake per day
  7. I find room for berries if I have a hundred grams of blueberries or raspberries or blackberries. I have that with cream makes a delicious dessert and so that one can have even a small amount of berry fruit in in the daily diet and that gives a opportunity for excellent variety.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkdFkPxxDG8

BOOK: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, who should read this book. https://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Low-Carbohydrate-Living-ebook/dp/B005CVV2AE

Dr. Phinney explains that originally when Dr. Volek (co-author from University of Connecticut) and he were writing it (the book), we realized that most physicians have no major background in nutrition and so we found ourselves writing in it the entry level for a well-educated smart person, but somebody who hadn’t had previous coursework in nutrition.

BONUS: The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook

https://www.amazon.com/New-Atkins-You-Cookbook-Delicious-ebook/dp/B0052A23L2/ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=AQTXHNAGMPSEB7CWFKW8

Genetics does not have to dictate my health.

Hello, my name is Lydia. I believe the best way to predict my future is to create it. To do that, I make it a habit to improve my health.

My goal is to maximize my physical performance and mental clarity, body composition, and most importantly my overall health with a wholesome diet and exercise.

Why am I so concerned, you may ask. My motivation came from watching my mother suffer from numerous illnesses. Her life was regulated by when she had to take her drugs.

I have been retired for a while and I have yet to experience any of her illnesses. I attribute that to eating a wholesome diet and exercise.

I supplement that with Prodity-5, which contains high-quality vitamins, minerals that are absorbed up to 70% more than current vitamins and mineral supplements.

I am a ForeverGreen Independent Distributor. To learn more about Prodigy-5, please go to http://lpolstra.fgxpress.com/#/fgx/prodigy5  OR email lpolstra@sympatico.ca OR call 416-428-5285

In my posts, I focus on two diets: the Ketogenic (Low-Carb /Atkins) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology / Physiology Syndrome) diets.

My exercise of choice is Dr. Doug McGuff’s Super Slow High-Intensity Exercise Program that I do for 15 minutes, once a week.

Please join me as I explore the latest and compelling studies on both subjects.

OBESITY: Is it hiding a bigger problem? Dr. Attia, as an ER doctor, blamed his patient because he had to amputate her foot. Please listen to his tearful apology.

As a young ER doctor, Peter Attia felt contempt for a patient with diabetes. She was overweight, he thought, and thus responsible for the fact that she needed a foot amputation. But years later, Attia received an unpleasant medical surprise that led him to wonder: is our understanding of diabetes right? Could the precursors to diabetes cause obesity, and not the other way around? A look at how assumptions may be leading us to wage the wrong medical war.