Metabolic Syndrome, Keto and Breast Cancer

What is Metabolic Syndrome? The term “metabolic syndrome” (MetS) does not yet have an agreed-upon definition by the medical establishment. Some doctors will say it is simply insulin resistance. Insulin resistance (IR) happens as a result of blood insulin levels that remain consistently high (hyperinsulinemia). This constant exposure to insulin causes a decrease in cell …

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Decrease Your Risk of Breast Cancer

How much do we really know about how you can decrease your risk of breast cancer?  Turns out, we know a lot. We also know that prevention is the best cure. Cancers of all kinds are feared more than any other lifestyle disease, even though we are more likely to die of a cardiovascular event …

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The Best In-Home Water Filtration Systems

What is the Best In-Home Water Filtration System and Why is a Filtration System Necessary? In 21st century America, having access to clean drinking water seems like it should be as easy as turning on a faucet.  Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Most of us live in areas where our city officials are doing …

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The Therapeutic Power of Plants: The Power to Heal

Plants as Food Plants have the power to heal the body.  When we eat plants as food, we don’t just get vitamins, minerals and macronutrients like carbohydrate, fat and protein.  We also eat pigments and other compounds made by the plant that are generally called phytochemicals (phyto- from the Greek for “plant”) or phytonutrients. These …

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The Importance of Vitamin D

  The importance of Vitamin D’s function is becoming more and more evident with current research. We were taught, at one time, that the only purpose of Vitamin D was to increase the absorption of calcium from the intestines into the blood stream.  The increase of calcium blood levels would, in turn, increase bone density. …

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The Importance of Magnesium in a Ketogenic Diet

  Supplementing with magnesium can be very important while doing a ketogenic diet. Electrolytes, in general, can become depleted during a keto diet.  This happens because excess ketones in the blood are eliminated in the urine, and with them go water and electrolytes.  So, those will need to be replaced.  That can easily be done …

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The Importance of Iodine

Let’s talk about our need for and the importance of iodine. Last week we talked about the importance of cruciferous vegetables in a ketogenic diet.  I briefly touched on the controversy of whether-or-not those vegetables can cause hypothyroid symptoms as a result of competition of iodine uptake with sulfur containing phytonutrients in the thyroid gland. …

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The Importance of Cruciferous Vegetables in a Plant-Based Ketogenic Diet

What is the importance of cruciferous vegetables in my Plant-Based Ketogenic Diet? There is a wrong way and a right way to do keto. The wrong way is high protein and non-vegetable carb sources. Doing keto the right way—the Plant-Based way—necessarily requires that most of the carbohydrate you consume will be from non-starchy, nutrient dense, …

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Monitoring Your Progress on a Ketogenic Diet

Monitoring your progress on a ketogenic diet is your prescription for success at losing weight and reversing disease caused by lifestyle choices and inflammation. It’s important to monitor your progress with some concrete evidence. I suggest that you do this in a couple of different ways.  The first way is going to help you see …

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A Pharmacist Discovers True Health

My Personal Keto Testimony I was diagnosed with asthma when I was a young teenager.  It was mainly seasonal or exercise induced, and I seemed to grow out of it as I hit my late-teens.  I rarely had to use my rescue inhaler in my 20’s and 30’s.  It bothered me a little more as …

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