Bulletproof Coffee Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
The health and performance enhancing credentials of bulletproof coffee, a.k.a. butter coffee, are impressive. But it's not a concoction to fuck around with—the blend of a strong caffeine hit and saturated fats can have quite the effect on your insides. Charlie Norton Jun 2 2014, 4:33pm Foto von thedabblist via Flickr It's mid-morning on a busy day when hunger pangs usually set in and lunch is still but a distant dot on the horizon. But today is different. I'm strangely fortified with a feeling of satiety. I'm brimming with purposeful energy and my conscious brain has a sharp sheen, keeping me focused. What's more is that I ate no discernible solid for breakfast. Rather, a veritable slick of strong coffee lathered with a heaped tablespoon of butter—the kind of breakfast that Withnail might have cobbled together with leftovers after a big night. Advertisement This was premeditated, though. I had drunk a mug full of bulletproof coffee (also known as butter coffee), an old world tradition that has re-emerged as a potent performance enhancer. The term was coined by American health guru Dave Asprey, who has harnessed his experience of drinking yak tea with butter at 18,000 feet in Tibet (it gave him astounding energy levels) into this turbo coffee. Mingma Tseri Sherpa, one of the world's leading mountaineers and 19-time Everest summiter, tells me, "We often drink tea with yak butter and salt. It's good for our health and we mostly drink it during winter. It's very common fuel for sherpas and climbing." RELATED: How To Make Perfect Pour Over Coffee This isn't about spooning any old butter into any old coffee, though. Margarine and instant coffee won't cut it. With bulletproof coffee, the quality of the ingredients is paramount. The coffee must be the lowest toxin and most Continue reading >>
Keto Drinks: What Is Safe To Drink On The Ketogenic Diet?
We talk a lot about keto foods here, but today, it is all about the drinks! When it comes to drinks on keto, plain old water is king. However, sometimes you might want something else to enjoy with meals or as a nice refreshment. So, let’s look at what is safe to drink on the ketogenic diet, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Non-Alcoholic Drinks Here are some options for every day drinks during the week or the weekend: Coffee Drinks Many people turn to coffee for extra alertness. Is it okay on keto? Yes! It can even be helpful if you’re new to ketosis or beginning intermittent fasting and experience tiredness at first. Just be careful what you add to it. Some coffee ideas include: Plain ole’ black. Enjoy drip, espresso, cold brew, aeropress, iced, etc. as black as coal for all the caffeine without anything added. With milk. Add a splash of unsweetened full-fat dairy, almond milk, or coconut milk to your morning cup or combine with espresso for a no-sugar, low-carb latte. “Bulletproof” coffee. Created by Dave Asprey, Bulletproof coffee includes some special ingredients, but you can easily make your own simpler version at home. Add a good fat source from MCT oil or powder, coconut oil, or grass-fed butter to your coffee and blend. This can be a great option first thing in the morning because you’re getting easily digestible fats that continue the fat burning from your overnight fast, giving you a nice jolt of energy. Plenty of variation options too when it comes to keto coffee. Like those sugar-laden pumpkin spice lattes? Add some spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to fancy it up even more. Want a healthy keto mocha? Add some coconut oil and unsweetened cocoa powder for a creamy, chocolatey treat. Tea Drinks Most teas have virtually no carbs, so they are Continue reading >>
10 Things That Can Make Incontinence Worse
(Health.com) -- Incontinence can happen to anyone, although it's more common in women than in men. "Mild urinary leakage affects most women at some time in our lives," says Mary Rosser, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Montefiore Medical Center, in New York City. "Although it is more common in older women, younger women may experience leakage as well." You may have stress incontinence, urge incontinence, or some other type. The good news is that there are treatments -- and lifestyle changes -- that can help. Health.com: What type of incontinence do you have? Fluid intake It's no surprise that too many drinks -- whether water, milk, or other beverages -- can be a problem for people with incontinence. However, you can't solve incontinence by severely cutting back on fluids. This can lead to dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones, which can actually irritate your bladder and make symptoms worse. It's important to get the right balance, says Rosser, who recommends about two liters of fluid a day, which is eight 8-ounce glasses. (The right amount depends on your lean body mass.) If you're prone to nighttime incontinence, cut back your fluid intake in the evening. Alcohol If you have incontinence, happy hour can be anything but happy. Alcohol is a diuretic. It causes you to produce more urine, which can contribute to urge incontinence. And it can irritate the bladder, which is a problem for those with overactive bladder. "Limiting the amount of alcohol you consume to one drink a day can help," says John L. Phillips, M.D., program director of urology at New York Medical College, in Valhalla, New York. Coffee and tea Coffee and tea, once your best friends, may now be your worst enemies. They contain caffeine, which like alcohol, is both Continue reading >>
Perfect Keto Reddit | What You Need To Know
Although I most definitely have a stockpile of supplements that I stock, with every little thing from healthy protein powder as well as vitamin D to electrolytes and also BCAAs, I was constantly rather doubtful concerning adding exogenous ketones to that collection. I’ve been keto for even more than two years at this point, so absolutely my body should be a professional at making it’s very own ketones now, right? And of course, the aggressive sales pitches from MLM vendors on social media sites didn’t aid at all; ketosis could absolutely feel enchanting in some cases, however I do not like any kind of supplement being offered as some sort of magic immediate weight-loss remedy. I was constantly curious about them however, so when I lastly found a brand of exogenous ketones that really did not set you back a fortune and really did not need me to sign up with an MLM program, I determined to offer it a try. Perfect Keto Base is designed to offer the advantages of exogenous ketones while “sampling better and also being more economical” compared to various other options. I’ve been utilizing it over the past few weeks, as well as since I recognize a great deal of individuals have questions about exogenous ketones, I figured I would certainly share several of my experience with Perfect Keto Reddit. What Is Perfect Keto Reddit? The primary ingredient in Perfect Keto Reddit is beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB), one of the ketones that your body makes use of for energy while in ketosis. Supplementing with BHB in the form of exogenous ketones elevates your blood ketone degrees, which is connected with improved mood/focus, raised energy, as well as the various other results you may be familiar from a keto way of living (such as weight reduction, reduced desires, etc.). I’ve l Continue reading >>
Herbal Coffee Bulletproof: A Caffeine-free Treat!
Coffee that’s good for you We keto people just love our bulletproof anything!! But what happens when you realize that your adrenal glands are exhausted or your thyroid is imbalanced or your blood sugar is going on a rollercoaster?! That is the time to quit caffeine! (In case you are not familiar with the reasons why your should avoid caffeine read this great post!) But let’s say you know of all the reasons and you have been looking for an healthy alternative to coffee… Or you are trying to give up caffeine but do not really like herbal teas… Alas, quitting caffeine is not always as easy as we would like it to be..Sometimes we just need a cup of hot creamy, bittersweet deliciousness to hold in our hands in the morning….And wouldn’t it be fantastic if that deliciousness is good for your body? Using herbal coffee instead Herbal coffee can be pretty much as tasty as the real deal! I really like this Ayurvedic Roast! Ayurvedic Roast is a 100% Certified Organic herbal coffee substitute that tastes like real coffee with no caffeine. Brews like coffee, drinks like coffee, without the edge and side effects of caffeine. It is the best tasting herbal coffee alternative currently available, and includes three antioxidant, adaptogenic, and immunity-enhancing organic ayurvedic herbs. A delectable recipe for you to try! This is my own special version of bulletproof coffee made with super healthy ingredients that will boost your vitality and well being. A super healthy version of the classic bulletproof coffee made with health boosting ingredients. The results are especially delicious! Put all ingredients in a blender and bend on high for 30 seconds. Serve immediately! Continue reading >>
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The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet With Dr. Dom D’agostino
Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Why people frown so much on the ketogenic diet? Most people don’t like it because of a lack of education, even in the nutrition branch. The diet can help a lot with overcoming type II diabetes and obesity. It’s not really feasible for most because there is too much restriction. The diet contains a lot of saturated fat, which scares away most people. Doctors are not really educated on nutrition, because it doesn’t fit in their busy schedule. Nutrition is the pillar of good health, but we lack studies. The studies are hard to do and really expensive. Without research, there’s no evidence for doctors. 10% of the population could benefit from a ketogenic diet. 40% of the population could follow a modified ketogenic diet that keeps the ketones in the blood elevated. What can you use the diet for? There are many applications for athletes. It’s not optimal for every endurance athlete. People over 40 would respond really well. How much protein intake do you need? It takes1 to 1.5g per kg per day to stay in nutritional ketosis. Too much protein causes the ketones to decrease. If you have a fast metabolism (ectomorph), then you need 2g per kg per day. A typical ketogenic diet has a 4:1 ratio, so 4 parts fats, 1 part of protein and carbs. In a modified Atkins diet, the amount of protein is increased to 25 to 35%. Eric Kossoff is the leader of the modified diet for people with seizures. Impact of ketogenic diet on type I diabetes Dom has a student in his class with type I diabetes. That student found tha Continue reading >>
I Drank Butter Coffee For A Month And It Was More Magical Than I Expected
Hi, I'm Sally. For six weeks this summer I started my day with a frothy, oily mug of butter coffee. Butter coffee is made by combining brewed coffee, butter, and coconut oil (or a derivative of coconut oil) and blending it in a blender. When you look into butter coffee's benefits, you get a bunch of people who basically describe feeling like Bradley Cooper in Limitless. People drink butter coffee for lasting energy with no crash, accelerated calorie burning, and a mental boost. And even though I'm not one of those people who's really into experimenting with tiny tweaks that might result in a few more minutes of sleep or a few more calories burned or a few more nutrients absorbed, I am one of those people who's persuaded (with a side of skepticism) by "this changed my entire life" testimonials. • Brew 16 ounces of coffee (I used a French press and this dark roast) • Add brewed coffee to blender • Add 1 tablespoon Kerrygold unsalted butter • Add 1 tablespoon MCT oil (this is a kind of oil found in coconuts and some other foods) • Blend until the mixture is a beigeish color • Pour and drink! Butter coffee also came highly recommended by fitness expert and registered dietitian Albert Matheny of Soho Strength Lab and ProMix Nutrition, especially after I told him that I experience insatiable mid-morning hunger and mid-afternoon fatigue. He said butter coffee tasted good, which I didn't believe. He also said: "I really love butter coffee because it is a more consistent/slower release of caffeine and it is super filling. After an early breakfast — at like 6:30 a.m. — I'm good until lunch at 12 p.m." And that intrigued me enough to want to try it. For context, here's how I incorporated butter coffee into my life: • For six weeks I would replace my normal black Continue reading >>
How To Order Low Carb / Keto At Starbucks And 10 Low Carb Starbucks Copycat Recipes
Have you ever stood in line, gazing at their menu board and feeling a little lost as to how to order low carb / keto at Starbucks and still get something yummy? Well those days are over. This post will give you several options that will leave you feeling satisfied. Being born and raised in Washington State, just outside of Seattle, Starbucks is a staple. It is part of our landscape. It’s just something we do. I am surprised it is not used as a verb yet – like Facebooking, googling or tweeting. Friend -“Hey, what are you up to tomorrow?” Me – “Oh you know, just Starbucking” You could say that Seattle is the coffee capital of the U.S. The city of Seattle has the greatest concentration of coffee houses in the country. The original Starbucks opened in 1971 in the Pike Place Market and has been iconic to this area ever since. Have you ever tried to visit the original Starbucks during the summer? Due to Starbucks cult like following and the fact that it is at the market, there is a line through the entire store and down the side walk outside. It seems like almost everyone in the world is there at the same time. Now, it is rare to travel anywhere and not see a Starbucks. People will get up early to grab it before work. They will wait in long lines, pre-order through their app, and even fork over cash they really don’t have for a cup of that delicious bean juice. So the big question on every low carbers mind is “Do I have to give up my daily Starbucks to maintain my low carb, ketogenic lifestyle?” The answer is NO!! Well then how do you order low carb / keto at Starbucks? You just have to get creative with your ordering. Don’t be too shy to ask for exactly what you want. You are handing over your hard earned money and paying a premium to go to Starbucks, v Continue reading >>
The Morning Cocktail I Drink Instead Of Coffee
Try this morning tea cocktail instead of coffee. It’s rocket fuel for the brain. I started experimenting with fat-plus-stimulant beverages in 1998 and 1999 while on the Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD). For the above tea blend, I now add turmeric and ginger to the aged pu-erh, usually Rishi brand. The above video was shot while filming the parkour episode of The Tim Ferriss Experiment TV show. We filmed 13 episodes back-to-back and I needed a morning pick-me-up that could be prepared quickly but sustain me for hours. The tea prep might seem reminiscent of Bulletproof Coffee, and it is. They serve similar purposes. For this reason, I jokingly referred to the cocktail as “Titanium Tea” with the production crew. Alas, BP coffee looks like a delicious frappuccino, and my concoction looks like diabetic horse urine. Here’s why I still drink TT Horse Urine nearly every day: I’m a caffeine “fast metabolizer” according to genetic test results from 23andMe, Navigenics (since acquired), and personal experience. If I drink a cup of black coffee, I feel like a superhero for 30 minutes, then need two cups to get back to baseline. But… When I use a blend of — say — green tea and fermented black tea, I’m combining slightly different pharmacokinetics and biological half-lives, so respective peak plasma (blood) concentrations of stimulants and other compounds are staggered. Instead of one single high point and then a rapid descent into fatigue, I have multiple high points. Rather than feeling amazing for 30 minutes and then fatigued, I can feel 20% more effective for 3-4 hours. This can be extended further if I include a tea like yerba mate (I like Cruz de Malta), which includes three xanthine alkaloids. For our purposes, you can think of these three xanthines as “st Continue reading >>
Keto Os Review
Created by Prüvit, Keto OS, which stands for Ketone Operating System, is a “revolutionary drink mix based on a proprietary ketone energy technology. It delivers advanced macro nutritionals and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, energy and longevity.”  Also known as the keto diet, KETO OS is a line of supplements that promise to turbocharge your metabolism and send your body into ketosis without resorting to the draconian no-carb, all-fat diet. The History of Ketones Known for centuries, it wasn’t until a hundred years ago that ketones (Beta-hydroxybutyrate) were used to treat seizures in kids with epilepsy. A “neuroprotective effect” was produced, which calms the nervous system. Soon researchers were exploring an expanded use of ketones to help with mental, emotional and cognitive health, according to Prüvit spokesperson Andra “Dr. Andy” Campitelli , a naturopathic doctor. She says ketone use was expanded as a tool to enhance athletic performance. Ketones result when the body burns fat for fuel.  Prüvit on Better Business Bureau There are two Prüvit profiles on the Better Business Bureau site, one in Indiana and one in Texas. Both sell Prüvit products, but have no website link. The Texas profile has an F rating, mostly for lack of response to customer complaints about return issues. The Indiana profile has an A rating, but no reviews or complaints, and it’s only been open a year. Neither profile lists the CEO the same as the website. There is no phone contact on either the Prüvit website or the Texas BBB profile, only an “Ask a Question” form that goes via email. The Indiana profile does have a phone number: (812) 631-4282.    What Keto OS Does? So Prüvit claims Keto OS supplementation helps shed fat, build a better body Continue reading >>
Ketogenic Diet Faq: All You Need To Know
Below is an list of the most commonly asked questions about the ketogenic diet. Simply click on the question you're interested in and it will take you right to the answer. If you have any more questions, please let me know by leaving a comment and I'll add it to the list! KetoDiet Basic Facts Foods & Diet Plans Health Concerns Troubleshooting 3 free diet plans to help you kickstart your diet, lose weight and get healthy Recipes, giveaways and exclusive deals delivered directly to your inbox A chance to win the KetoDiet app every week KetoDiet Basic Facts Why is it that conventional diets don't work? Most of us would say we get fat simply because we get lazy and eat more. But what if it's the other way round? What if we just get fat and as a result we eat more and become lazy? For the last decades we have been given wrong advice about nutrition and effects of fatty foods on putting on weight. What if the main problem is that due to our modern diets we cannot satisfy our appetite? A study on this subject concluded with a surprising result: the fatter people get, the more inactive they become, not the other way round. And what if the interests of the authorities offering advice are influenced by economic reasons? To learn more about this, I recommend you watch The Food Revolution on Youtube Ketogenic diets are, in fact, closely related to the Paleolithic diet. Both exclude carbohydrates and aim at eating real food. Today carbohydrates make the majority of our diet and have significant implications for our health including hormone balance. For example, insulin, which is responsible for storing fat in our body, is greatly affected by excessive carbohydrate consumption. Carbohydrates are without doubt the most fattening element in our diets. Based on studies performed over th Continue reading >>
Is There A Dark Side Of Ketosis?
I can’t remember what appetizer she pointed to, but the woman sitting to the left of me said this so casually, and several folks at the table knew exactly what she meant, confirming what I’d long suspected: Ketogenic diets have officially gone mainstream – or recognizable at a party mainstream at least – in 2017. Let’s back up and demystify ketosis, which simply means you’re utilizing ketone bodies – more commonly called ketones – rather than glucose as your body’s primary fuel. Just like your car uses gasoline, your body needs fuel. That usually means glucose. But let’s say you’re on a very-low carbohydrate, higher-fat diet. Your body doesn’t get a lot of glucose, which primarily comes from carbohydrate and to a lesser degree protein. That means your liver’s backup glucose (glycogen) also becomes in short supply. Unlike your car, your body doesn’t just shut down. Thankfully, you have an alternative fuel source called ketones. Ketones are organic compounds your liver always makes. You’re cranking out ketones right now as you read this. During starvation or (more likely) when you restrict carbohydrate and increase fat intake, your body uses ketones as its primary fuel. In other words, when your body doesn’t receive or can’t make enough glucose, it shifts to this alternative fuel. Almost every organ can utilize ketones except for your red blood cells (which don’t have ketone-metabolizing mitochondria) and liver. Your liver, in fact, does the heavy lifting. This hardworking organ metabolizes fat into three ketone bodies: acetoacetate (ACA), beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), and acetone.(1) BHB is the first substrate that kicks ketosis into action. Among its benefits, BHB reduces chronic inflammation and restores healthy inflammation levels. In Continue reading >>
Perfect Cup Of Ketoproof Coffee
Ketoproof coffee is quite a bit healthier than your average breakfast, and it has the calories to match. Commonly used in intermittent fasting, ketoproof coffee gives plenty of energy and a great satiated feeling throughout the morning fasting hours. Now, I want to explain this further. Drinking this coffee will break your fast from the night time, but it will ramp up your metabolism with caffeine and fats. This is to help you get through the fasting process in the 10+ hours ahead. Personally, I drink 2 cups of this in the morning – fast all day – and eat at 9pm. If you’re only using this for breakfast, and still eating a lunch, then it’s not really intermittent fasting. Our favorite brew is made with a pour over and goose-neck kettle. I chose the Bonavita Variable Temp Kettle because it’s on the cheaper side for the quality that you can get. If you’re a coffee lover, it’s definitely worth the splurge! For the pour over, we have an Osaka “Lake Masu” Pour over. It’s really just for the design – I think it looks fantastic. You can easily get a cheap one here that’ll do the same exact thing though. Don’t forget that you’ll most likely need some coffee filters, too. If you’re not a morning person and just want a quick and easy cup of coffee, you can always consider a Keurig Coffee Maker. I’ve owned numerous in the past and they’re great machines if you want convenience. It doesn’t take up much more room than a regular coffee maker and you can usually get small drawers or stands that will hold the k-cups for you. Plus, you can switch up the flavors with just about any type you want! Even though k-cups have come a long way on consumer safety and ecological factors, you still might want to grind your own fresh coffee. Luckily, you can grab a Continue reading >>
Do Coffee And Caffeine Inhibit Iron Absorption?
Caffeinated foods and beverages have become staples in most modern-day diets. Coffee is among the most popular, with 80% of US adults drinking it (1, 2). Caffeine is a natural stimulant. However, some claim it interferes with the absorption of certain nutrients, such as iron. As a result, some people have been advised to avoid coffee and caffeine. Here’s everything you need to know about how coffee and caffeine affect iron absorption. Several studies have found that coffee and other caffeinated drinks can reduce iron absorption. One study found that drinking a cup of coffee with a hamburger meal reduced iron absorption by 39%. Drinking tea, a known inhibitor of iron absorption, with the same meal reduced iron absorption by a whopping 64% (3). Another study found that drinking a cup of instant coffee with a bread meal reduced iron absorption by 60–90% (4). What’s more, the stronger the coffee or tea, the less iron absorbed (3). However, caffeine alone does not seem to be the main substance interfering with iron absorption. In fact, one study found that caffeine itself only binds to about 6% of the iron from a meal. Given that this is a relatively small amount, other factors must affect iron absorption (5). Furthermore, regular coffee consumption may also have an effect on iron storage levels. A large study found that among elderly people, each weekly cup of coffee was associated with a 1% lower level of ferritin, a protein that indicates iron storage levels (6). However, it’s important to remember that the effects of coffee and caffeine on iron absorption seem to depend on when you drink your coffee. For example, drinking coffee one hour before a meal had no effect on iron absorption (7). Drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages with a meal is associated w Continue reading >>
These Bro Scientists Want To Sell You Mind-hacking Pills
It’s 8 a.m. on a recent Wednesday in San Francisco, and Yan Zhu, a 24-year-old blue-haired software engineer, sits at a communal table in a Thai-Italian restaurant munching on a stick of butter. She’s too hungry to wait for food; she hasn’t eaten in 36 hours. “This is my first time fasting, and I was feeling faint, so I brought some butter from home,” Zhu says. Her friend Ayumi Yu (pink hair, 27) explains they’re on a ketogenic diet, which requires eating mostly fat and almost no carbohydrates. “I’ve been on it for a month and feel amazing,” she says. “Take how you feel and imagine feeling twice as good.” Danny Friday, a 23-year-old startup founder, emerges from the bathroom. He’s just done a urine test to check his ketosis levels, which indicate how the body is metabolizing fat. “I’m shocked,” he says, dismayed. “My body is barely in ketosis.” An error has occurred This story is available to Subscribers only. Get unlimited access to Businessweek stories Special Offer: $12 for 12 weeks Subscribe Already a subscriber? Link your Bloomberg Terminal account or your Businessweek subscription account to access all articles. All three, along with about 25 other people, are here to take part in a weekly break fast. The hosts, Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt, are the 27-year-old co-founders of Nootrobox, a startup that sells what are called “nootropics,” or pills intended to enhance memory, cognition, and mental stamina. Although fasting is not necessarily part of a nootropic regimen, the widely accepted health-boosting effects of periodic starvation make it a natural fit for people who think a monthly pill subscription service can make them more perfect humans. “We’ll do a 36-hour or 60-hour fast every week,” says Woo, Nootrobox’s c Continue reading >>