Category: DIET

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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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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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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. My son has always struggled to gain weight. As a tall...

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5 Sweet Keto Treats that Kill Sugar Cravings

The keto diet can be challenging, especially giving up sugar. Thankfully I’ve found 5 sweet keto treats that crush cravings. 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 strict about other carbs. A medium banana has about 24g of net carbs, and this makes enough for two people. If you play your carbs right and share it...

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5 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 five 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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Is Bottled Water Missing Important Minerals and Causing Deficiencies?

Mineral Deficiencies and bottled water When I was a kid there wasn’t bottled water. We drank out of the tap, or even the hose on a hot day. Today bottled or filtered water is the preferred water source for most people. Unfortunately, both bottled and filtered water are deficient in basic minerals lack magnesium. Drinking filtered water instead of the mineral-rich water our ancestors enjoyed can result in dangerous mineral deficiencies. Our human ancestors evolved in a world in which healthy drinking water came directly from streams, rivers, and lakes, rich in mineral content. The human body became reliant on obtaining...

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Magnesium Deficiency Prevents Vitamin D Metabolism

Magnesium Deficiency Recent reports have highlighted the importance of vitamin D in fighting Covid-19. With more than 40% of the population deficient in vitamin D, everyone is scrambling to restore healthy levels. Unfortunately, without normal levels of magnesium, these efforts will not have the intended effects. Even worse, if you supplement vitamin D but can’t absorb it, you can actually cause negative effects such as vascular calcification. Magnesium deficiency is common and undermines efforts to restore normal vitamin D levels. Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50...

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What Is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting Would you be surprised to learn that you can actually survive for days, weeks, or even months in a fasted state? The world record for fasting went to a 456 lb man who fasted for 382 days, consuming only water and vitamins and losing 276 pounds with no ill effects. While that’s a little extreme, the truth is we’re all carrying fat stores we could be using for fuel. One pound of fat has 3,500 calories! As we age we tend to increase fat stores and decrease our ability to burn fat for fuel. Intermittent fasting can restore our...