Clean Water: The Best In-Home Water Filtration Systems

What are the best in-home water filtration systems to make sure your family has clean water? 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 …

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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

Why are cruciferous vegetables important in a ketogenic diet? There is a wrong way and a right way to do keto. The wrong way is high protein and little to no vegetables. 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, leafy green …

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Monitoring Your Progress on a Ketogenic Diet

It’s important to monitor the progress of a ketogenic diet 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 your progress with actual changes in your blood chemistry and metabolic function over a longer period of time.  The second …

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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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KETOGENIC DIET RULES FOR BEGINNERS

THEY’RE LIKE PIRATE RULES—THEY’RE REALLY MORE LIKE GUIDELINES I hesitated to give my version of a plant-based ketogenic diet a label or to attach too many hard and fast ketogenic diet rules for beginners.  My intention is to give recommendations for dietary changes that will decrease the risk for disease.  Man, woman, young, old—it doesn’t …

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Dietary Sources of Chronic Inflammation

Dietary sources of chronic inflammation cause disease. It has been said many times (I’ve said it myself) that chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of the lifestyle diseases that are plaguing American society today.  While that is a true statement, it is also incomplete. Inflammation is a source of damage to body tissues: brain, heart, …

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