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ACNE DIET

Acne Diet The Western diet is loaded with processed foods. Processed foods are known to cause a sharp rise in insulin levels.

Insulin is one of the major hormones involved in your body’s production of sebum. Sebum acts as a skin protector. This is at its normal level. If insulin levels are high, too much sebum is produced. This excess sebum will often clog your pores. Clogged pores cause acne breakouts. Control your insulin level and you control your acne breakouts.

ACNE DIET

By eating low glycemic Ketogenic Diet your body receives the health benefits while keeping insulin at healthy levels.

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disease. When our bodies are exposed to inflammatory properties, our bodies become vulnerable to inflammatory ailments. Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties. Continue reading ACNE DIET

KETOGENIC DIET FOR DEPRESSION

KETOGENETIC DIET FOR DEPRESSION

It’s no secret that most people are overworked, under-rested, and living on a poor diet. It’s also no coincidence that the modern advice to eat a diet high in carbohydrates, low in fat, and with constant snacking or small meals throughout the day has coincided with a rise in diabetes, obesity, and mental issues like anxiety and depression.

Depression is no joke. It’s serious. It affects approximately 3 million people every year, just in the US. Approximately 1 in 5 in the US and Canada will experience a mental health illness in any given year , and almost 7% of the population will have experienced a major depressive episode in the past year.

Starting a ketogenic diet, removing high-carb refined foods, losing weight, and eating whole foods is bound to help with mood and make you happier. This alone could have benefits for those with depression. They have studied rats on a ketogenic diet displayed less behavioural despair— meaning they exhibited less hopelessness, and they were more active than the control group not eating keto.

The general consensus is that the brain functions more cleanly and efficiently when a significant portion of its energy comes from ketones, calming overactive and overly-reactive brain cells.

It should be noted that when the body is initially adapting to burning fat instead of glucose, a period known as the “keto flu,” one might feel worse at first. So it may take several weeks or longer for most people to adapt to a low carb diet.

During that transition time when you are first reducing your carb intake, your body has to make new enzymes to burn fat instead of glucose. While it’s busy making these enzymes, and you are eating less carbs, your brain chemistry is changing, and it’s possible to experience lower mood during this time, but it passes once the body adjusts and is able to level out. As your body adapts and learns how to burn fat instead of sugar, mood levels out, and the depressive feelings lift. 

KETO DIET DEPRESSION SUCCESS STORIES

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KETOGENIC DIET FOR DISEASES

KETOGENIC DIET FOR DISEASESRANGE OF DISEASES

While the keto diet is touted for its fat-burning effects, there’s growing evidence that it can help a range of diseases, including migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy Autism and Depression.

KETOGENIC DIET FOR DISEASES

 

These also include psychiatric disorders like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and attention or memory problems.

Doctors know that fasting reduced the amount of seizures, and eating mainly fat and little else mimicked the effect of starvation in the brain: each molecule of ketone (good fat) bodies produces more energy than glucose, but less oxidative stress, so the brain and the muscles work more efficiently. This effect of ketone bodies as energetic boosters is very important in migraine patients, or migraineurs, because they have an energetic deficit in the brain.

Ketone bodies also have an anti-inflammatory effect. The ketone bodies dampen the neural inflammation that’s both common in epilepsy and migraines and modulate the cortical excitability.

 

It is a sustainable way to eat a lot of plant based foods, healthy nourishing, brain healthy fats, and it has been shown to have several anti-aging components to it.

It is often referred to as a fasting mimicking diet, because it has the same benefits as fasting in terms of weight loss, insulin sensitivity, neurotrophic and neurogenic effects on the brain, improved cholesterol markers and insulin resistance.

 

A 16-week study also found a 16% reduction in blood sugar levels. Additionally, 7 of the 21 participants were able to completely stop all diabetic medication.

It should be noted that when the body is initially adapting to burning fat instead of glucose, a period known as the “keto flu,” one might feel worse at first. So it may take several weeks or longer for most people to adapt to a low carb diet.

During that transition time when you are first reducing your carb intake, your body has to make new enzymes to burn fat instead of glucose. While it’s busy making these enzymes, and you are eating less carbs, your brain chemistry is changing, and it’s possible to experience lower mood during this time, but it passes once the body adjusts and is able to level out. As your body adapts and learns how to burn fat instead of sugar, mood levels out, and the depressive feelings lift. 

KETO DIET SUCCESS STORIES

 In 2009, a 12-month case study details the experience of a 70-year old overweight woman with chronic schizophrenia who was prescribed a diet limited to 20 grams of carbohydrate per day. She noted significant improvement in severe symptoms beginning only eight days after starting the diet. She reported complete resolution of auditory and visual hallucinations–with which she’d suffered since age seven.

A 20-month case study of a man with Alzheimer’s disease whose cognition and function significantly improved with the use of ketone supplements 

A high carb diet has resulted in severe depressive episodes that come in cycles, and worsen with the amount of carbohydrate I eat. Conversely, when I stick to a low carb diet, my mood evens out, I feel a lot better, and I’m not dependent on the next sugar fix to feel good. For me, low carb eating is a great depression treatment.

THE HOLY GRAIL

While the keto diet is touted for its fat-burning effects, there’s growing evidence that it can help a range of diseases, including migraine headaches and depression.

“Being in a mild state of ketosis is really the place to be,” neurologist David Perlmutter says in the film, adding that fat powers the brain better than carbs do.

A top neurosurgeon who specializes in brain tumors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, “I really think the ketogenic diet is going to be…part of that magic bullet, the holy grail of treating people with this disease.” Continue reading KETOGENIC DIET FOR DISEASES

KETOGENIC MAGIC PILL

KETOGENIC DIET: A GAME CHANGER 

Here is a simple explanation: 

I have had a little five pound pouch that I have been carrying for a few years. I am an avid swimmer; I swim five times a week for a distance of one kilometer (40 lengths x 25 meters).

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To my amazement the pouch finally disappeared. I started a Keto diet by simply eliminating all sugar and carbohydrates like toast for a couple of weeks. How did it magically happen?

The body needs energy for all its bodily activities from keeping the heart pumping to managing my stomach and intestines. This energy demand is vital.

Normally, the body will find easy energy sources in what I have been always eating: potatoes, spaghetti, etc. During the last ten days, the only energy the body could muster is from the fat build up in my five pound tummy. Voila!

I simply kept to a balanced diet including vegetables and fruit and I ate according to my needs (not overeating). I noticed that my water consumption tripled. During the transition of burning good fats using the liver, I felt a little dizzy. I simply drank it away with a smoothie.

Yes, there are other diets. The most important part of any diet is persistence.  Yet, Keto allows you to splurge on good fats, which is hardly a sacrifice.

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I started the morning after my swim at my favorite restaurant, Coco Fruiti,  and ordered an omelet – no toast or potatoes and a double order of fruit or tomatoes, which was offered free as a replacement.

I was introduced to the diet from my friend, Pedro, who now looks amazing after months of Keto. Of course, he added an exercise regime to burn away his excess fat (the body could not find any carbohydrates to burn for energy):KETOGENICS MAGIC PILL

KETOGENICS MAGIC PILL

KETOGENIC MAGIC PILL

What if most of our modern diseases are really just symptoms of the same problem: diet

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SPIRITUAL WEIGHT LOSS

SPIRITUAL WEIGHT LOSS  HIGH LEVELS OF WEIGHT LOSS

To adapt to this uncertain food environment, our ancient ancestors and all other animals developed a highly motivating and rewarding relationship with food. The oldest parts of our brain motivate us to hunt for that food, which we now have a 100% chance of getting — and we don’t have to exert much effort at all to get it.

SPIRITUAL WEIGHT LOSS

More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or have obesity in the United States. In other words, being overweight or obese is the new normal for Americans. Each one of these people carries an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders (e.g., arthritis and low back pain), cancer, type 2 diabetes, and depression. 

Keto is one of the most effective ways to lose weight rapidly and keep the fat off for good. The keto diet is a low carb and high fat diet that is similar to the Atkins diet – except there are no complicated phases to work through, making it a little easier to follow, especially for diet beginners.

The plan is said to cause fast weight loss while allowing dieters to remain satisfied, thanks to the large amount of fat included.

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