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Great selection with only the best articles related to health and nutrition. Follow the latest updates, discoveries and many other subjects involving the ketogenic diet.

Cacao vs Cocoa, what is the difference?

Cacao and cocoa may sound similar, but both of them are unique when it comes to taste, nutrition, and cost.  If you’re unsure if you should buy cacao or cocoa, check out these differences below so you can make a well informed, choco-licious decision! CACAO Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw …

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Vaping, e-cigarettes and ketosis: how is it going?

For those not familiar, an electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered vaporizer which simulates the feeling of smoking, but without combustion, commonly called “vaping”. The user automatically activates the e-cigarette by taking a puff, other devices turn on by pressing a button manually and they come in many variations, some even look like …

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Carbohydrate Content of Medications for Patients on the Ketogenic Diet

CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT OF MEDICATIONS FOR PATIENTS ON THE KETOGENIC DIET DRUGS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: ANALGESICS/COUGH & COLD ANTIBIOTICS ANTICONVULSANTS ASTHMA/RESPIRATORY AGENTS GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS (GI) MISCELLANEOUS PAIN MEDICATIONS SUPPLEMENTS (ELECTROLYTES, MINERALS, VITAMINS) ——————————————————————————– ANALGESICS/COUGH & COLD ACETAMINOPHEN: Tempra Infant Drops 100mg/ml: made by Mead Johnson no sugar glycerin 0.18 gm/ml saccharin 10 mg/ml Tempra Syrup 160mg/5ml: …

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Guidelines for Drug Selection in Patients on the Ketogenic Diet

The following data has been compiled as guidance to be used when prescribing for children who are on the ketogenic diet.  Whilst best efforts have been made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the list, USERS MUST ENSURE THEY CHECK DETAILS WITH MANUFACTURERS, PHARMACISTS OR MEDICINES INFORMATION DEPARTMENTS AS APPROPRIATE. The information given relates to details declared by manufacturers.  The …

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Clean Workout: How to keep Germs and Bacterias away at Gym

You attend the gym to maintain your health and fitness, but what you don’t often consider is that gym equipment can harbor thousands of germs, acting as a hotbed of bacteria that can be harmful to your health. In order to maintain your physical health and also protect yourself from infections and viruses, follow our guide to cleaning gym equipment. …

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Insulin resistance may be making you fat

Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin. For many years, scientists and nutritionists have preached that weight loss comes down to a simple equation: kilojoules in versus kilojoules out. While this principle is true to an extent, there are a number of increasingly common hormonal shifts that …

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Explained Clearly

The intention of this post is to compare the two very different metabolic states “nutritional ketosis” and “diabetic ketoacidosis”, and try to clarify the main concept of DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis in a very simple explanation. Just to make sure we are talking about two different metabolic states, the main difference between them is: Benign dietary ketosis is a controlled, insulin regulated process …

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Diabetes Mellitus: Understanding the Core Concepts

 ou may know that Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism that results in high blood glucose, other metabolic disturbances and if uncontrolled, long-term mainly vascular damage and dysfunction. However, to gain insight into the holistic management of diabetes it is essential to have a good understanding of the Core Concepts involved. Diabetes is a common, …

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Blood Sugar Management: Questions & Answers

here is still so much doubt among the ketogenic dieters when it comes to managing the blood sugar. Obviously this is a major issue when the main goal is to reach ketosis, as the blood sugar regulation is what will determine about your ketogenic adaptation. To make this subject clear, we selected some questions and answers fairly generic, so we …

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The Hidden Danger of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs)

Fats are divided into three main categories: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Vegetable oils and animal fats are most often composed of a mixture of these types of fat. For example, olive oil is mainly composed of monounsaturated fat with some polyunsaturated fat. Coconut oil is primarily saturated fat. Lard is generally half saturated fat and half monounsaturated, but also contains some …

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