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Acidosis In Dairy Cows

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Farming: Why Are Most Cows Fed Corn Instead Of Grass?

Most cows are not fed corn. As a matter of fact most cattle aren't even on a high-grain diet for most, if not all, of their lives. Most cattle are actually grass-fed. Just not grass-finished. There's around 89 million beef cattle in the US, 9.3 million dairy cattle and 12.1 million cattle currently in the feedlot being finished (that according to USDA statistics from July 1, 2015). The 89 million beef cattle are breeding cattle: Beef cows, replacement heifers, and bulls. The 9.3 million dairy cattle are primarily dairy cows used in milk production. And the 12.1 million cattle and calves in the feedlot are both beef and dairy of various ages. Now, look at the 89 million number again. That's 95% of the total cattle herd inventory of the United States (which is currently sitting at 93.4 million cattle). That equates to "most cows/cattle." And what most people don't know (nor have most acknowledged here, except for one) is that those 89 million cattle are grass or forage-fed. That means that those cattle are on pasture or range from spring until fall and fed hay in the winter. They are being fed and eating grass and forbs on either an extensive or intensive (all depending on grazing ma Continue reading >>

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  1. Shocking

    Hey all,
    New to Keto. I've been on it roughly 5 days at this point, but I'm noticing I have random aches on random places on my body. For example right now it's my left bicep. It's not from exercise because my fat ass doesn't exercise right now.
    Is this something I should expect?
    Current macros:
    126g fat
    131g protein
    22g carbs
    From the keto calculator thingy on the sidebar (65% fat, 30% protein, 5% carbs)
    It seems like I'm getting adequate protein intake for my size (this is roughly the same amount of meat I'd usually eat, just add in a shit ton of other bad shit that I currently don't eat?
    It currently feels like I did a roaring bicep workout yesterday (you know the kind where it hurts to extend your arm?)
    Also, I have a strange feeling in the bottom of my stomach throughout the day and I don't understand what it is?
    One more random question: I'm not actually hungry but I haven't quite hit my macros yet today, (see picture for info). Do I really need to fill that out?

  2. erinizzie

    Keto flu, yes, you should expect it but that doesn't mean you can't manage it! This post really helped me: http://www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/1b89uv/science_avoiding_keto_flu_explained/

  3. Shocking

    Two problems: I've already cut the sugar down for 5 days, so I'm not sure increasing it is gonna help.
    Secondly, I'm hypertensive so I think increasing my sodium intake is probably a bad idea. My BP before I started this diet was still a little on the high side 127 ish, so if this lowers it a little bit that'd technically be fine.
    I'm drinking about 1.5L of water a day and usually have one or two diet sodas fwiw.

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Is Milk Protein (casein) Is Harmful For Diabetics? Should They Avoid Dairy Products?

When it comes to health, I tend to rely on factual evidence as opposed to popular opinion, hyperbole, unsubstantiated hypothesis, or conjecture. To avoid the confusion and distraction caused by meritless debate, I look for a preponderance of evidence... well established correlations having a long history of independently reproducible peer-reviewed clinical studies published in medical journals. As far as the deleterious effects of casein on diabetics, it is the same as with non-diabetics; the science is clear about it, and has been clear for several decades. Recent limited studies which tend to indicate otherwise have yet to be vetted, perfected, independently reproduced, and peer-reviewed. When it comes to my health, I do not rely on outliers - I rely on what the propensity of data indicates, and govern myself accordingly. Casein and animal proteins promote cancer; plant-based proteins do not. Period. Barnard RJ, Gonzalez JH, Liva ME, Ngo TH. Effects of a low-fat, high-fiber diet and exercise program on breast cancer risk factors in vivo and tumor cell growth and apoptosis in vitro. Nutr Cancer. 2006;55(1):28-34. Ornish D, Weidner G, Fair WR, Marlin R, Pettengill EB, Raisin CJ, Du Continue reading >>

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  1. Jason_Stenack

    Hello,
    New to Keto. I want to do keto and increase weight. I figure if I keep my calorie count high enough I can do it but have found that harder than I thought when working 14-18 hour days. I was 145 pounds when I started and after two weeks found myself at 138! Oops! I used an app, carb manager, and it said in order to gain 1/2 pound a week to eat about 2,500 calories a day. I had some long days at work where I missed my 2,500 calorie goal and it looks like I paid for it swiftly.
    For someone who is 5’7" and (now) 138 pounds, what is a good strategy for me to climb my way up to something around 155 or 160 pounds? Should I not worry about doing strict keto and take in a few carbs or is there another method? Anybody know of any calorie shakes that are keto friendly? That may help.
    Oh, and I have a history of struggling to gain weight and maintain it. I went from 115 pounds to 151 pounds once before after many months with a personal trainer and consuming about 5,000 - 6,000 calories a day. Unfortunately, it came with a small layer of fat since I wasn’t worried about “eating clean.”

    What do you think is the best approach for me to gain a few pounds?

  2. VLC.MD

    EDIT.
    Try Ketogains !

  3. collaroygal

    Underweight, struggling to gain weight on keto • r/ketogains
    I'm a female in my 20s. I've got reactive hypoglycaemia and a suspected heart condition called POTS, both of which mean that I can't eat more than...

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Rumen Acidosis

Managing disease can be a frustrating proposition. This Guide can help you identify which disease is damaging your cattle. Rumen acidosis is a metabolic disease of cattle. Like most metabolic diseases it is important to remember that for every cow that shows clinical signs, there will be several more which are affected sub-clinically. Acidosis is said to occur when the pH of the rumen falls to less than 5.5 (normal is 6.5 to 7.0). In many cases the pH can fall even lower. The fall in pH has two effects. Firstly, the rumen stops moving, becoming atonic. This depresses appetite and production. Secondly, the change in acidity changes the rumen flora, with acid-producing bacteria taking over. They produce more acid, making the acidosis worse. The increased acid is then absorbed through the rumen wall, causing metabolic acidosis, which in severe cases can lead to shock and death. Cause The primary cause of acidosis is feeding a high level of rapidly digestible carbohydrate, such as barley and other cereals. Acute acidosis, often resulting in death, is most commonly seen in ‘barley beef’ animals where cattle have obtained access to excess feed. In dairy cattle, a milder form, sub-acu Continue reading >>

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  1. anthropomorphised

    I bought a chocolate with 20.1g of Polyols in 100g. Do Polyols count as carbs or can be eaten safely?
    I hope they don't as I just accidentally the whole chocolate, all 100g of it.

  2. exzyle2k

    The main issue that I see come up time and again on here regarding sugar alcohol is that it reacts differently in each person. While you might not have an insulin spike, and might be able to have all the chocolate you want, the next person might have a piece of it and it'll react the same as sugar and kick them out.
    The only way to determine what you can/cannot handle is try a bit of each type. Some people might react differently to Malitol than they do to Xylitol.
    It's all relative to the individual, and there's no "golden fleece" encompassing sugar alcohols and the majority of keto'ers yet.

  3. Cullly

    This is brought up in a thread for me a few days ago...
    Here's some info posted by "anotherwise"
    Comparison of Sugar and Sugar Alcohols Ingredient Sweetness GI Cal/g Sucrose(sugar) 100% 60 4 Maltitol Syrup 75% 52 3 Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate 33% 39 2.8 Maltitol 75% 36 2.7 Xylitol 100% 13 2.5 Isomalt 55% 9 2.1 Sorbitol 60% 9 2.5 Lactitol 35% 6 2 Mannitol 60% 0 1.5 Erythritol 70% 0 0.2
    Basically... Sugar Alcohols affect some people but not others. The higher the GI it is, the higher the rate of insulin response it has. Check exactly what Polyols are in the food you're eating. If it's on the low GI scale it's good, if it's high, it's bad.

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When Does Acidosis Occur?

Subclinical, or chronic, ruminal acidosis in broad terms is a fermentative disorder in the rumen. Acidosis can occur when cows are not properly transitioned onto high/sugar starch feeds, commonly brassicas or fodder beet. Or when large quantities of high starch/sugar feeds are included in the diet (e.g. greater than 6 kilograms of barley). The rumen in the cow is a huge “fermentation vat” where rumen microbes ferment feed, ready for further digestion in the rest of the intestinal tract or for direct use by the cows for things like milk production. What are the symptoms of acidosis? Cows with mild clinical acidosis will exhibit scouring, will be off their feed and hanging back from the rest of the herd. Subclinical acidosis In lactating animals, sub-clinical acidosis is usually of greater economic importance than the clinical disease and can often affect a significant proportion of the herd. How to treat acidosis? Treatment of acidosis depends on the severity of the case. Seek veterinary attention if cows are down. If a few cows get mild acidosis, ensure the time and space allocations are being achieved and reduce the allocation back to 2-3 kg DM until all cows are eating it. An Continue reading >>

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  1. Mrs_Elliston

    Does the intake of caffeine during a fast have a negative impact on autophagy?

  2. ketohorse

    Coffee - not necessarily caffeine - boosts metabolism and inhibits the mTOR pathway, which should help - or at least not hurt - autophagy.

  3. Bahrutile

    what about fat that may be in the coffee?

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New Developments In Understanding Ruminal Acidosis In Dairy Cows

Summary Maximizing milk production without incurring ruminal acidosis is a challenge for most dairy producers. Feeding a highly fermentable diet provides energy precursors needed for high milk production, but the risk of subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) increases. Ruminal acidosis is characterized by periodic episodes of suboptimal rumen pH, which depresses fiber digestion and possibly milk production. Preventing SARA requires careful management of rumen fermentation. Key strategies that help reduce the risk of acidosis are adaptation of the rumen environment to changes in diet composition, formulation of diets with slow rate of ruminal carbohydrate digestion, and increased intake of physically effective fiber. New research developments are improving our understanding of the factors that put cows at risk of developing SARA and how this risk can be managed. Please check this link first if you are interested in organic or specialty dairy production. Introduction There is increasing concern about the prevalence of SARA in dairy cows, and several excellent reviews have been published (e.g., Krause and Oetzel, 2006; Enemark, 2008). Subacute ruminal acidosis is an increasing problem for Continue reading >>

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  1. spblind

    I've googled and there are so many different answers, i don't know which to believe !

  2. rundymc

    When you're breath stinks more than usual.

  3. spblind

    rundymc wrote:
    When you're breath stinks more than usual. i don't feel it leh, i've been on a keto diet for a week, 65% of fats intake and 35% of protein 0% carbs.
    but my urine become damn yellow and the smell of fats oil, very bubbly and thick also and of cos the first few days i felt very giddy and i don't even feel like doing anything, like crashing like that but now better alot alr.

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