Author: Kelly@lazybiohacker.com

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How to Taper off Anxiety Meds Without Withdrawals

Stopping anxiety meds can trigger miserable withdrawal symptoms. I began taking Zoloft (sertraline) four years ago for anxiety. After one failed attempt to discontinue it I realized the powerful effects anxiety meds have on the brain. It took me over a year to get the courage to try again. If you suffer from anxiety, whether your medicated or not, I hope my story gives you hope that you can successfully taper off anxiety meds. At the very least I hope it prevents the hellish experience I had. Anxiety Felt Like… I’ve suffered from anxiety for about 10 years, probably longer if...

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Best 4 Keto and Carnivore Podcasts for Lazy Biohackers

Best Keto & Carnivore Podcasts During my transition to the keto lifestyle I sorted through lots of misinformation and garbage content. It’s taken me several years to find reliable and credible sources on keto, carnivore and biohacking topics. I’ve compiled a list of the best 4 Keto and Carnivore podcasts. I’ll also add the actual episodes I’ve enjoyed over the years as I have time. Whether it’s on a long car ride, volleyball game or while I’m falling asleep, these experts and influencers have kept me company for hours on end. I’ve learned so much about how our bodies actually work,...

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New Data, MTHFR Gene Variant May Increase Sensitivity to Toxins

MTHFR is an enzyme responsible for the process of methylation in every cell in your body. It’s been compared to the garbage collection system. People who carry a MTHFR gene variant, up to 60% of the population, may be at higher risk for preventable diseases including heart disease, colon cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. According to physicians and researchers who’ve been ringing this bell, MTHFR is very important in detoxification and several other metabolic pathways of the body through methylation. They emphasize that when MTHFR isn’t working properly, certain functions are compromised:  Cellular Repair: synthesis of nucleic acids, production &...

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Dangers of COVID Fear Signaling in Kids, How to Stop Today

I took this picture of my daughter a few weeks ago as she prepared to return to school, physically. Her excitement was infectious as I took the ‘first day back to school picture’. She was thrilled to see her friends and I was relieved that our life took a giant step towards normalcy. It made me reflect on the kids who are not going back to school in person. Even those that are physically going back to school, many are afraid. It makes me sad that our COVID fear signaling has robbed kids of these pure, joyful moments. COVID Fear Signaling...

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Low-Sugar, Keto-Friendly Wine, Amazing or just Hype?

Dry Farm Wines is all over social media advertised as an ‘all-natural’, low sugar, lower sulfite alternative to commercial wine. More compelling than the description was that it’s endorsed by two of my favorite keto influencers, Dave Asprey and Dr. Dominic D’Agostino. Following my recent review of RSVP Skinny Cocktail Mixers, wine reviews were next on my list. I was super excited to have the opportunity to try a ‘keto friendly’ wine Keto Friendly Wine Before we get into the results of my ‘wine tasting’ let’s talk about keto friendly wine. Most keto followers try to keep their daily carb intake...

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Keto Cocktails that Make you Forget about Vodka Sodas!

Unfortunately for us KETO peeps, most cocktails are full of sugar and off-limits. Instead, we end up with dry wines and vodka sodas while everyone else is indulging in fruity island cocktails. It’s that jealousy that attracted me to keto cocktails. The problem is, substituting the sweet flavors was difficult, until I found these RSVP cocktail mixers. While they looked great online, have super clean ingredients, and awesome reviews, I had to taste them for myself. For me, either it’s super good… or not worth the trouble. Keto Cocktail Mixers RSVP Skinnies Cocktail mixers come in single flavor packs or variety...

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Is the Vertical Diet Better than Keto for Muscle Building?

Although I live a low carb lifestyle, not everyone in my family wants a long, lean physique. Both of my kids are athletes and both want to build muscle and strength. While there’s nothing about the keto lifestyle that prevents building muscle, it’s much harder to add size without carbs. That said, not all carbs are equal and including the wrong ones can undermine any health goals. That’s what attracted me to the Vertical Diet, it had all the healthy aspects of keto with a few carbs for building muscle. Gaining Muscle as an Elite Athlete My son has always struggled...

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Secrets to Keto Success – Keto Treats that Crush Sugar Cravings

The keto diet can be challenging at first, especially giving up sugar. Once you’re fully into ketosis, the hunger and cravings will disappear for the most part. Until then, and when they pop up, I have a few keto treats that will satisfy even the most ferocious sweet tooth. Keep these ‘secret weapons’ on hand at all times to make sure you don’t feel deprived. They’re so rich you’ll never guess they’re keto! Banana Pancakes – Sweet Keto Treats #1 While bananas are not usually part of a keto diet, you can savor these delicious, flourless pancakes on days when you’re...

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6 Keto Drinks that will make you Forget Plain Water

One of the worst parts about adopting the keto lifestyle is losing all your favorite drinks. Plain water gets old quickly. After 8 months on the keto diet, I’ve lost weight, sleep better, and look years younger, but I’m SICK of plain water. Thank goodness I’ve found some delicious keto-friendly drinks that keep me on track. These are my top six go-to drinks for home and on the go. If you were looking for adult drinks… check out my post on Keto Cocktails😉 Iced Coffee – Keto Drinks Reimagined! Skok cold brew is by far the best cold brew coffee I’ve...

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Strong Women are the New Skinny

Strong Women are ‘In’ Scrolling through social media today you’re more likely to see a woman doing a handstand, Olympic lift, or flipping a tire than flaunting a rail-thin physique. The new ideal female physique features toned muscles, sculpted curves, and not so subtle air of power. Articles like Why Strong is the New Beautiful detail this shift in the way society defines beauty. Strong women are now seen as powerful, accomplished, and most notably… beautiful. The concept of being a strong woman — physically and mentally — has become increasingly popular. This dramatic departure from the skinny obsession that’s dominated pop culture for...