Did Ketosis Stop Working? Here’s Why!

First are you doing the following Healthy Keto recommendations?

  1. Are you doing the Healthy Keto correctly?
  2. Are you doing Intermittent Fasting with keto?
  3. Are you sleeping enough to get rested?
  4. Are you under chronic stress? Try to lower your stress.
  5. Do you have another health problem? Thyroid? Constipated? Inflammatory condition? These need to be handled.
  6. Are you on medication? Find an alternative with the help of your doctor.
  7. Are you gaining muscle? This means you are toning you body but not loosing weight. But your body may not be shrinking if are exercising and you measure every week.

It is important to have correct idea of what it is going to take for an individual to loose weight. Some people have a real tough time, other people do not. For example, your spouse can probably lose weight really fast. Or a family member does the exact same that you are doing they lose you do not.   It is frustrating.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine what is going on inside of the body, especially testing insulin resistance and other types of cellular dysfunctions because it is very expensive to test that and you have to do a whole series of test and even then a lot of times will not show up. 

The point is that if you had chronic resistance your entire life, meaning you have a chronic insulin resistance problem your entire life or 10 or 15 or 30 years you are up against a huge severe problem that is going to take a lot of effort to get through that.

If you are following the Healthy Keto recommendations and you are not seeing it come off easily you may be up against a bigger problem that is inside your body.  You will have to raise the level of effort to match the problem.

What can you do to take it to the next level?

  1. Carbs.            Instead of the 20 to 50 grams, go down to 10 grams or less each day. The slower, the metabolism, the lower the carbs.
  • Vegetables.  Eat 7 to 10 cups of vegetables each day. Dr. Berg said not factor vegetables into your total carbs but if you are not loosing you may have to factor them in. Check out the carbs in blackberries and nuts in the video link below.
  • Intermittent fasting.    If you are consuming lots of coffee or tea and you are adding half and half or cream that could be the thing that keeps you out of full factory fat-burning mode.  You may also need to cut out the bulletproof coffee with the MCT oil or the fat or the coconut oil. 
  •  Amount of fats you consume.         The goal is to have your body run on your own fat not as much the dietary fat. If you consume fat, you will burn the dietary fat and it will be eliminated as ketones. You will test positive for ketones but those are coming from the diet not your own fat in some cases. You may need to cut down the amount of fat to the point where your body burns its own fat.
  • Nutritional deficiencies.          You need to enhance to diet with electrolytes like more potassium, the B vitamins as in nutritional yeast, trace minerals as sea kelp and the fat-soluble vitamins. Cod liver oil will give you vitamin D and vitamin A. Have a small amount of organ meats, like liverwurst, that way you will get pretty much all of the fat soluble vitamins in a very small amount. Just make sure it is grass fed.
  • Type of carbs.           If you were doing even 10 or 20 g of carbs per day, and the quality of carb is juice or bread, not vegetable that could be a big problem because even know your carbs are at a certain amount that refined carbohydrate will greatly spike the blood sugars because you are dealing with not just a carbs if you are dealing with these what the carbs do to your blood sugars. Consider celery or vegetables versus juice or an apple definitely makes a big difference.
  • Alcohol.          Some people will say they are doing zero carb alcohol. Unfortunately, what it does for destruction of the liver cells, raising liver enzymes, knocking you out of ketosis despite not being a carb it is a solvent.  It is a chemical and it can definitely create some serious problems with your liver and sent you back.  For example this guy was not getting into ketosis. His food was not the issue. He stated that he had been alcohol free for five days but before that he had 10 days of drinking solid before that. On the days he was drinking is up to 12+ glasses of alcohol every single day. Now, think about what your body hast to do to make a ketone. The fat has to be burned and it is burn and it is converted to ketone through your liver. If you are damaging the liver for 10 days in a row, it could take you up to a month or more to heal your liver.  He was wondering why it is not working.  Now you know that alcohol is not friendly for keto.
  • Fructose.        For example, agave nectar is 98% fructose. There is fructose in fruit.  Fructose even though it does not increase the blood sugar, it creates a major insulin resistance, and a fatty liver which will decrease your capacity to make ketones.  
  • Intermittent fasting.    If you have a certain time of the day that you eat 1 o’clock and then 5 o’clock – it is very consistent. You may want to vary the times. In the caveman days they did not eat that consistently as far as the time, so if we mimic that it will actually really help you. Never eat at the same time, push it an hour forward or an hour back so you always vary it.

I hope this post helps you to spot an area that maybe you need to tweak and get better results.

This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Did Ketosis Stop Working? Here’s Why!

Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting, is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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How Much Alcohol Would You Have to Drink Before Liver Damage

One study found that just 21 binge-drinking sessions could potentially produce early-stage liver disease.

In this study, a binge drinking session is classified as more than five drinks in two hours, and a drink is classified as 0.6 ounces of alcohol.

Continue readingHow Much Alcohol Would You Have to Drink Before Liver Damage

Will Zero Carb Alcohol Stop Ketosis?

Alcohol does not turn to sugar. So, is alcohol Keto friendly?

Continue reading “Will Zero Carb Alcohol Stop Ketosis?”

How Much Alcohol Will Stop Weight Loss and Ketosis?

Depending on how much alcohol you drink, it can block fat burning for two days or more and most alcohol has added carbohydrates.

A carbohydrate is only four calories per gram and that will block your weight loss and that will block your ketosis. Ethanol, pure alcohol, has seven calories per gram.

But:

Ethanol does not spike the insulin directly.

It is not stored in the body.

It has to be removed by enzymes made by the liver.

The body considers it a toxin. It is highly oxidative (it creates a lot of stress in the liver) – it also causes inflammation that could lead to cirrhosis and a fatty liver.

It BLOCKS fat burning. If there is alcohol in the body, it is going to stop burning the fat and it switches focus to clearing the danger situation through the use of enzymes.

Your entire metabolism is going to be focused on getting rid of that alcohol not burning fat.

So depending on how much alcohol you drink it can literally block that burning for a day two days, even three or four days since most alcohol has added carbohydrates.

Most people do not just drink pure ethanol (alcohol); they drink beer, wine or other types of alcohol with a lot of sugar in it.

If you research the recommendation for drinking alcohol and all the benefits of drinking alcohol our government will tell you to drink two drinks per day if you are a man and one drink a day, if you are a woman and they will tell you that you will actually benefit the cardiovascular system.

Recently there has been a new recommendation based on another look at some of the studies that are already out there and they found that the benefits from alcohol actually are not there.

In fact, it will increase your risk of death.

Why the switch? When you see government research, realize that it is not as independent as you might think. They usually partner with someone who is helping fund the research and they actually partner with the actual industry that is related to that research. Realize that an alcohol-producing partner will not pay for research that says alcohol will increase your risk of death.

There are no health benefits from ethanol. It will knock you out ketosis for days.  If you are going to drink do not do it frequently and realize it slows down your progress.

Dr. Berg suggests you consume alcohol without the added carbs (sugar added drinks and snacks). If you do you would be knocked out of fat burning for less time especially if you are not going to overdo drinking.

This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, How Much Alcohol Will Stop Weight Loss and Ketosis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PNbViKzfuE

Dr. Berg is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

Disclaimer: The content of this email or Post 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.

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

I will bring you compelling articles on Ketogenic and GAPS diets, the Super Slow High-Intensity Exercise Program and supplements.

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Why Do Some People Have A Bad Diet and Still Live a Long Life?

My grandfather ate bread sugar, drank alcohol and smoked his entire life and he lived to be over 90 years old. I thought that if we consume these foods we’re supposed to die early.  How do you explain that?

Dr. Berg explains, we are all born with different genes. Some people have highly robust genes that can withstand much more than others.

Other people develop metabolic issues early in life and are not able to consume unhealthy foods without them having a tremendously negative effect on their health.

It is possible to eat unhealthily and live a long life. However, very few people are able to do this without experiencing serious health consequences.

Continue reading “Why Do Some People Have A Bad Diet and Still Live a Long Life?”

‘Bugs’ in the gut might predict Alzheimer’s – dementia disease

Alzheimer’s is one type of dementia and is a disease that affects the mind. It affects the whole brain and causes short-term memory loss, difficulty in communicating and thinking clearly, emotional instability and poor judgment. It mostly affects people over the age of 65, but is occurring more and more frequently in younger people too.

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Biological symptoms: Small protein bodies called amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles within the structure of the brain develop and cause the brain cells to die off. The amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles reduce the effectiveness of healthy neurons (nerve cells that carry messages to and from the brain) and destroy them.

People with Alzheimer’s also have a deficiency in neurotransmitters, the biogenic amines (compounds) that are involved in cellular communication. These compounds are adrenaline, dopamine, norepinephrine (noradrenaline), histamine and serotonin.

Possible Causes of Alzheimer’s:      Head Trauma and Brain Tumours, Genetics, Atrophy, Alcohol, Heart disease, Aspartame

Other causes of Dementia include reactions to medications, thyroid problems and other metabolic problems and endocrine abnormalities, nutritional deficiencies including dehydration, infections (including meningitis and encephalitis, untreated syphilis, and the advanced stages of AIDS), subdural hematomas or bleeding between the brain’s surface and its outer covering (the dura), poisoning (lead and other heavy metals, and aluminium), anoxia and hypoxia (diminished supply of oxygen to an organ’s tissues), and lung problems.

There is strong evidence to show a link between heart health and brain health. This is where the GAPS protocol comes in.

GAPS: In the book Put Your Heart in Your Mouth by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride (the founder of GAPS, a diet and lifestyle regime), Dr Natasha says that in Alzheimer’s disease, the sufferer has excess glucose in the bloodstream. She explains that free molecules of glucose attach to proteins in the blood and cause them to become sticky. These substances are called AGEs – Advanced Glycosylated End products. AGEs can get into capillaries in the brain and block them (causing Alzheimer’s) as well as other parts of the body such as the kidney. When they stick to the blood vessels and damage them, they start the process of atherosclerosis, which can lead to a heart attack. Hence the connection. To address this problem, one part of GAPS is to avoid sugar.

Another part of GAPS is to decrease exposure to chemicals and toxic substances.  For example, in a higher acidic gut environment (such as that produced by sugar) absorption of aluminium has been shown to increase significantly. In individuals with impaired kidney function (such as those who maintain high glucose levels in their blood), dialysis dementia is likely to develop. John Yudkin found that sugar consumption caused the liver and kidneys to increase in size (inflammation). Other researchers have shown that high blood sugar can overwork the kidneys, causing them to stop working properly. If the kidneys aren’t working properly, they won’t be able to excrete aluminium efficiently.

The GAPS book, Put Your Heart in Your Mouth, is available at https://www.amazon.ca/Put-Your-Heart-Mouth-Atherosclerosis/dp/095485201X

This Post has been condensed from What causes Alzheimer’s Disease?http://simplefoodremedies.blogspot.com/2013/01/what-causes-alzheimers-disease.html

‘Bugs’ in the gut might predict dementia in the brain  DALLAS, Jan. 30, 2019 — The makeup of bacteria and other microbes in the gut may have a direct association with dementia risk, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedicated to the science and treatment of cerebrovascular disease.

Researchers studying the population of bacteria and microbes in the intestines, known as gut microbiota, have found these “bugs” impact risks for diseases of the heart and more. Japanese researchers studied 128 (dementia and non-dementia) patients’ fecal samples and found differences in the components of gut microbiota in patients with the memory disorder suggesting that what’s in the gut influences dementia risk much like other risk factors.

The analysis revealed that fecal concentrations of ammonia, indole, skatole and phenol were higher in dementia patients compared to those without dementia. But levels of Bacteroides – organisms that normally live in the intestines and can be beneficial – were lower in dementia patients.

“Although this is an observational study and we assessed a small number of the patients, the odds ratio is certainly high suggesting that gut bacteria may be a target for the prevention of dementia,” said Naoki Saji, M.D., Ph.D., study author and vice director of the Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan.

This Post has been condensed from ‘Bugs’ in the gut might predict dementia in the brainhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/aha-it012519.php

How the Bacteria in Our Gut Influences Our Minds

The gut is able to communicate with the brain via the vagus nerve – a cranial nerve extending from the brainstem to the abdomen via the heart, esophagus and lung – known as the gut-brain axis. Ninety percent of the fibers in the vagus carry information from the gut to the brain.

The human body has around 4 pounds of gut bacteria. When these bacteria become imbalanced, it can lead to unwanted symptoms, such as: Gas, Bloating, Diarrhea, Joint pain, Weight gain or loss, Headaches, Rashes, Memory problem, Painful periods, Fatigue, Poor sleep.

An imbalance of beneficial versus harmful gut bacteria, known as “dysbiosis,” has been linked to a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as autism, anxiety, depression and stress. It may even play a role in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’sand Parkinson’s disease. This suggests a person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression.

As a result amyloid and tau can accumulate in the brain for 10 – 20 years before Alzheimer’s symptoms begin.

This Post has been condensed from https://theheartysoul.com/how-gut-bacteria-influences-brain/?utm_source=JERF&utm_content=80713-IRN4&fbclid=IwAR3jgwcbb5xFATunOPyVGhZiddOmk8v8nOdo6PWeahxwtWdIn1uHkOWQb5A

Want more detail, please read this scientific study:

The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis  – Preclinical and clinical studies have shown bidirectional interactions within the brain-gut-microbiome axis. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6047317/

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