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Breastfeeding On A Low-carb Diet – Is It Dangerous?

Breastfeeding On A Low-carb Diet – Is It Dangerous?

Is it dangerous to breastfeed while on a low-carb, high-fat diet? Recently, the journal of the Swedish Medical Association published a case report (summary in English) of a woman who, six weeks after giving birth, had to be hospitalized for severe ketoacidosis. Luckily, she recovered quickly and her numbers were back to normal the next day. Ketoacidosis is a dangerous condition, most often seen in type 1 diabetics with acute insulin deficiency. In rare cases, ketoacidosis may occur in non-diabetics after prolonged periods of starvation or inadequate food intake, in which case it typically occurs in combination with stress or other medical conditions. The woman in this case had been eating low-carb, high fat for a long time before the incident. After giving birth however, she had suffered flu-like symptoms of fever, nausea and a complete loss of appetite. Despite this, she was still able to breastfeed her baby, which of course ramped up her nutritional requirements. The case study report brings up the woman’s low-carbohydrate diet as one possible contributing factor to the situation. However, as soon as the media found out, they immediately exaggerated this possible contributing factor to the guaranteed sole cause of the condition (which, as we shall see, is unikely): Metro: Woman Falls Seriously Ill of LCHF Diet During Lactation (Google translated from Swedish) In the woman’s own words The woman described in the case report in the journal contacted me of her own accord through common acquaintances. She tells a different story from the one perpetuated by the media: What isn’t made clear is that I, the breastfeeding woman, had been eating LCHF for approximately six years before this incident, but, because of stress during my second pregnancy and after childbirth I s Continue reading >>

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide

A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide

What is a Keto Diet? A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc. When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin. Glucose is the easiest molecule for your body to convert and use as energy so that it will be chosen over any other energy source. Insulin is produced to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body. Since the glucose is being used as a primary energy, your fats are not needed and are therefore stored. Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis. Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver. The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates. Our bodies are incredibly adaptive to what you put into it – when you overload it with fats and take away carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the primary energy source. Optimal ketone levels offer many health, weight loss, physical and mental performance benefits. Make keto simple and easy by checking out our 30 Day Meal Plan. Get meal plans, shopping lists, and much more with our Keto Academy Program. Looking for Something Specific? There are numerous benefits that come with being on keto: from weight loss and increased energy levels to therapeutic medical appl Continue reading >>

Comparing Perfect Keto Vs. Pruvit Keto//os

Comparing Perfect Keto Vs. Pruvit Keto//os

Exogenous ketones are becoming an extremely popular supplement for performance. They are brand new to the mainstream market so it makes perfect sense that there are a lot of questions about what’s important in a ketone product so that buyers can make an informed decision. This is the guide to compare Perfect Keto Base vs. Pruvit Keto//OS ketone products. Marketing and advertising claims can leave consumers feeling bewildered on what’s important and what is “healthy.” As with any purchase, it’s important to take a look at what it has to offer and make the best choice for your goals. Our aim is to keep it simple and break down the few significant differences and why they matter. There are three general categories of ketone supplements (perhaps four if you include products that use the term “keto” but don’t do anything for ketosis). Perfect Keto and Keto//OS are ketone salts. Important questions to ask when looking at ketone supplements are: Do they contain ketones? (Re: Raspberry ketones) Do they promote ketosis? Do they have artificial ingredients and fillers? Are there ingredients that I am intolerant of? (eg. soy, dairy, gluten) Let’s take a quick overview of the Perfect Keto and Pruvit ketone products, then dive in deeper to ingredients, product development, and price. Perfect Keto vs. Pruvit Keto//OS – Product Overview Keto//OS Overview The Keto//OS products are made by Pruvit and come in four different types: Keto//OS Max Maui Punch Keto//OS Max Swiss Cacao Keto//OS 3.0 Chocolate Swirl Keto//OS 2.1 Orange Dream Option for each: buying products “charged” (with added caffeine) or caffeine free. Perfect Keto Base Overview Perfect Keto Base comes in two flavors: Let’s dive into more the details of each – what they are, and how they’re made, Continue reading >>

Keto Basics

Keto Basics

If you follow the ebb and flow of the dietary industry, then you have probably heard of the term “ketosis,” “ketones,” or “the ketogenic diet.” You generally hear reference to them when we talk about low-carb, higher fat diets. In a society where low-fat/no-fat is pretty much the accepted standard, this whole low-carb/high-fat concept can seem a little… out there. Especially when there is so much confusion about what ketones are and what they do. THEN, I start talking about the possibility of supplementing with ketones – and people get even more confused. So let’s unpack all of this, learn a little more about ketones, and why taking a supplement might actually be a good thing. Let’s start with the basics. What ARE ketones and what is ketosis? When we think of the body’s natural fuel source, we think of glucose, or sugar. We know that our body needs to use sugar as a fuel, but what many people don’t realize is that fats can be an equally, and even superior, fuel source to the body. The process of ketosis refers to the body’s ability to use fats as its primary source of energy, over glucose. When the body burns fat, it produces three bi-products of fat breakdown, β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate (ACA) and acetone. These bi-products are called Ketones. This is a naturally occurring process and it’s what allows our bodies to survive during times of food restriction. When an individual begins to follow a low carbohydrate diet, the body has to look for another fuel source, and it turns to fatty acids and fat stores to provide that much needed energy. The liver breaks down the fat, and releases ketones into the blood to be used by the brain and other organs to produce energy. The interesting thing about ketones is that BHB may be a more effici Continue reading >>

Breastfeeding And Pregnancy- Keto//os

Breastfeeding And Pregnancy- Keto//os

“Is it true that Keto/0S helps to put you in Ketosis?” Fact or Fiction?” Can I take KETO//os while breastfeeding or pregnant? AlohaKeto.com Continue reading >>

Keto During Pregnancy

Keto During Pregnancy

I get a ton of emails a few months after these consults telling me that they are ecstatic and are now pregnant but are wondering on what to eat now. As if this diet of REAL food would be harmful to a fetus. There are many reasons why to not add in certain foods like gluten and dairy. Many times when cravings get the best of pregnant clients and they consume these foods, the auto-immune response can result in a miscarriage. But even if the clients are committed about staying away from gluten and dairy, they often worry that too low of carbs is bad for the fetus. You will never find evidence of this, but you will read it all over the web. The information that clients read have a few flaws: 1. A huge mistake is when people and doctors compare benign dietary ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis. You can produce ketones in a starvation state. So instead of using a well-formulated low carb diet, they starved pregnant rats to get them into ketosis. The flaw in that evidence should be obvious. 2. The last form of this “evidence” is when they sliced up the brains of rat fetuses and saturated them in ketones. What happened was that the brain cells lived but it stopped producing new brain cells. This is thought to be evidence that ketosis causes retardation. Now let’s dive into the facts. The lean human body is 74% fat and 26% protein by calories. Fats are a structural part of every human cell and the preferred fuel source of the mitochondria, the energy-burning units of each cell. A fetus naturally uses ketones before and immediately after birth. Many studies done on pregnant pigs that are placed on ketogenic diets have fetuses with “increased fetal brain weight, cell size and protein content. In the early stages of pregnancy there is an upsurge in body fat accumulation, whic Continue reading >>

I Am Breastfeeding My Baby And I Want To Lose Weight. Is A Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe For A Breastfeeding Mother?

I Am Breastfeeding My Baby And I Want To Lose Weight. Is A Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe For A Breastfeeding Mother?

Many women are anxious to get back in shape after childbirth, but we must remember that pregnancy weight wasn’t gained overnight, and won’t disappear quickly, either. It is wise for mothers to wait until two months postpartum to purposely lose weight, as the mother’s body needs time to recover from childbirth and establish a good milk supply. Many mothers find that by following a sensible diet they are able to lose weight steadily while breastfeeding. Anyone who wants to start a weight loss diet should consult with their physician to rule out any health problems that would contraindicate the diet. If a breastfeeding mother is interested in any type of weight loss diet, there are several factors she should consider. Nutritional balance-- A breastfeeding mother should receive adequate and balanced nutrition, for her breastfed baby’s sake, and the sake of her own health. Otherwise, she risks depleting her body’s nutritional stores. A malnourished mother may have inadequate levels of vitamins A, D, B6 and B12 in her milk, and may risk decreased milk supply. Hunger-- Inadequate caloric intake results in feeling weak, tired, and drained. When a mother feels this way, taking care of a baby is very difficult, and these very real feelings can result in lowered milk supply and inhibited milk ejection (letdown) reflex. The Subcommittee on Nutrition during Lactation advises breastfeeding mothers to take in 1500-1800 calories per day. Rate of weight loss-- Gradual weight loss has not been found to affect either the mother’s milk supply or the baby’s health. However, there are documented concerns when a breastfeeding mother loses weight rapidly, defined as more than a pound (.45 kg) per week. Toxins, such as environmental contaminants PCBs and pesticides, are stored in Continue reading >>

Pruvit Keto-os Reviews

Pruvit Keto-os Reviews

Pruvit Keto OS Review – A Miracle Supplement? Health and fitness are among the most discussed topics in the current age. Different companies are developing products that are meant to boost the overall health of the user. Most of them are weight-loss management supplement, which plays the role of promoting the fat burning process in the body. Pruvit KETO OS is one of the most recent supplements developed to aid in the weight loss management. Here is a detailed review to help you learn more about the product; What is Pruvit Keto-OS? This is a dietary supplement developed by Pruvit, and it is known to play a huge role in burning the excess fat in the body. Keto-OS is also classified as an exogenous ketone supplement. Ketones are mostly used as alternative energy sources when glucose is not in plenty. For that, this supplement helps to supply your body with enough ketones to promote the fat burning process and also give you enough energy to engage in physical activities. Other than promoting the weight loss process, Keto-OS is also believed to offer other functions like preventing the development of cancer cells, boosting the cognitive functions, as well as offering anti-inflammatory functions. For that, this supplement is used to boost the energy levels when the body is unable to do it on its own. Once the energy levels are high, the body will naturally switch into the fat burning mode and work on your weight loss. Is KETO OS Safe? Honestly speaking, Pruvit Keto OS is a safe product to use, and it has been made with natural ingredients to factor its functionality. The best part of it all is that the supplement will make the body switch into a metabolic rate that is strong and natural as well. It will not halt any process in the body. Also, it doesn’t affect any body ce Continue reading >>

Keto-os Ketone Drink Conference Call Episode #10 With Dustin Schaffer & Sara Banta

Keto-os Ketone Drink Conference Call Episode #10 With Dustin Schaffer & Sara Banta

These audio recordings are to help you learn about one of the most innovative and life-changing health products to hit the mass market: Keto-OS Ketosis Drink In this episode, Dustin Schaffer of schaffermethod.com talks with Sara about why Keto-OS works for basically everybody, even vegetarians who typically have a hard time with a low carb diet. He discusses how new mothers can safely and successfully use exogenous ketones, even while breastfeeding. Dustin touches on concerns over saturated fat and cholesterol. Also, why ketones are such a powerful fuel source for healthy brain functions and even more important to the brain during times of stress or trauma. Plus a special announcement about the New Keto Cream Product and new and improved Keto-OS Version 2.1! Click the play button below to listen and learn more. What You Will Hear: Dustin Schaffer’s background [0:26] The low-down on Ketosis and Exogenous Ketones [1:45] The History of the Ketogenic Diet for Curing Disease [3:30] Why does this product work for basically everybody? [6:15] The Typical Low-Calorie Diet Cycle vs Fat Loss using Keto-OS [7:20] Ketones preserve muscle tissue during calorie restriction [8:45] When you have exogenous Ketones in your system you are less cranky, less hungry, you have less cravings, your mood is better, so you can get more done during the day [9:15] What happens if you’re a vegetarian? Can you successfully use the product? [10:20] Dustin’s recommendations for a safe protocol for new mothers wanting to use Keto-OS [13:23] Why are Ketones such a powerful fuel source for healthy brain functions and so important during times of stress or trauma? [15:21] Dustin touches on concerns over saturated fat and cholesterol [17:20] NEW Keto Cream Product [20:02] NEW Version of Keto-OS being r Continue reading >>

Is It Safe To Use Pepto-bismol During Pregnancy Or Breastfeeding?

Is It Safe To Use Pepto-bismol During Pregnancy Or Breastfeeding?

Diarrhea, nausea, heartburn are unpleasant. Pepto-Bismol can be used to help relieve these and other digestive problems, including upset stomach, gas, and feeling overly full after eating. If you’re pregnant, chances are you’re all too familiar with these types of digestive upset. You may wonder if you can use Pepto-Bismol to help relieve your discomfort safely. Here’s what research has to say about using “the pink stuff” during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This is a tricky question without a crystal-clear answer. Even though Pepto-Bismol is an over-the-counter drug, it’s still important to question its safety. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests that you avoid taking Pepto-Bismol during the second and third trimesters of your pregnancy. This is because it raises your risk of bleeding problems when you take it closer to delivery. However, it’s likely safe to take the drug during the first trimester of pregnancy. That said, even during the first trimester, it’s probably best to use Pepto-Bismol as few times as possible. Here are a few other things to keep in mind about using Pepto-Bismol during pregnancy: Long-term use The active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol is a type of drug called a salicylate. The risk of problems from salicylates is thought to be small. However, there have been reports that long-term use of these drugs by mothers can cause serious harmful effects on a pregnancy. Pregnancy category The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not assigned a pregnancy category to Pepto-Bismol. This means that it isn’t known for sure if Pepto-Bismol is safe for use in pregnant women. Birth defects The Collaborative Perinatal Project researched the effects of drug exposure on pregnancy. It did not find any evidence that Pepto-Bismol is linked Continue reading >>

Pruvit Keto Os And Bio Max Review Best Fat Loss Ketone Supplement

Pruvit Keto Os And Bio Max Review Best Fat Loss Ketone Supplement

Keto OS is a DRINK that puts your body into ketosis in 59 minutes or less, without changing your diet! Puts your body into FAT BURNING MODE! Pruvit KETO OS and Keto Max Review: Does KETO OS Work? Prüvit’s proprietary formula, KETO OS, has been researched, tested, and is doctor approved. It is the first natural consumer product on the market to provide elevated blood ketone levels to the body. Profession athlete’s body builders, and every day people are using our products for fat loss, muscle preservation, appetite suppression, increased focus, better sleep and more! You simply mix Keto OS with water and drink it, 1-2 times a day to benefit from the amazing effects of Ketones in your body. What is Keto? Pruvit – KETO OS Review Keto OS Review from Dr Andi and CEO Brian Underwood What are the side effects of KETO OS? I get asked that question a lot. I realize it’s because most supplements out there have nasty side effects and you are often miserable while taking them. Often, at the same time you are dieting and starving yourself while on those supplements. Restricting calories makes you tired, hungry, gives you mental fog and makes you CRANKY and HANGRY! This is why many fail. You are depriving yourself and that is not a normal lifestyle or a long term solution. You will eventually give up, and all that you accomplished will be lost. Many end up bingeing on bad foods because they starved themselves for so long, quickly gaining all their weight back that they lost. Keto OS is different because it only has AMAZING benefits and no bad side effects. What if you could limit your food intake and feel AMAZING at the same time? I know it seems impossible after what I said above, but Keto OS if DIFFERENT. It gives you energy, mental clarity, focus, better memory, better mo Continue reading >>

My Experience With Exogenous Ketones: Tale And Truth

My Experience With Exogenous Ketones: Tale And Truth

97 Comments I woke up the morning of the ceremony with butterflies in my stomach. I’d done the necessary prep. I’d abstained from carbs the past week and food the past 24 hours. I’d performed four consecutive full-body circuit workouts to deplete muscle glycogen, and undergone a liver biopsy to confirm full depletion of liver glycogen. I wasn’t taking any chances. Although I had extensive experience generating endogenous ketones and subsisting on my own body fat, exogenous ketones were another matter entirely. You don’t want to mess around with a holy sacrament without doing due diligence. Holy sacrament? Yes. According to ethnographic accounts from early Arctic explorers who encountered the sacred compound, the exogenous ketone was developed by traditional peoples of the wintry north. No one’s quite sure where it arose first—Siberia, Greenland, Alaska, Lapland. What they do know is that these societies revered the type 1 diabetic, a rare find in the pre-contact Arctic. Using an admittedly grisly and cruel process, these groups would starve the tribe’s diabetic to induce ketoacidosis, harvest the ketone-rich urine, and reduce it slowly to a ketone-rich tar over a wood fire. Tribe shamans would dissolve the tar in pine needle tea and distribute it to members exclusively before hunting trips, warfare, and any other activity requiring optimal physical and mental function to boost energy and improve performance. As Mark Twain famously quipped, “The strongest coffee I ever had was a Laplander’s piss.” So when I showed up to the small building on the edge of town on a rainy evening, I was anxious. What was I in for? The solemn countenances worn by my two guides for the day—Dr. Peter Attia, wearing dark robes and swinging a thurible loaded with burning Continue reading >>

Last Updated: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Last Updated: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Contents 3.67/5 (15 votes) There is certainly a huge number of people all over the world who would want to lose weight. However, many of them simply cannot reduce their weight unless they eat virtually nothing and workout every hour of the day, which is something that none of us have got time for. Unsurprisingly, therefore, there is a huge market for weight loss products, plans, books, and supplements. Unfortunately, a substantial number of these don’t really work. Meanwhile, Pruvit, which is a well-established company, has developed its Keto OS line of products, which has been very positively received. Essentially, these products enable ketosis, which is a natural process whereby the body converts fat into fuel. But could it really be as simple as that? Let’s take a look at Keto OS and what you can expect. What Is Keto OS? Keto OS is a line of weight loss supplements based on caffeine, stevia, malic acid, natural flavor, beta-hydroxybutyrate, ascorbic acid, and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) powder. The company has also developed the Keto OS Max line, which added l-taurine and l-leucine. According to the manufacturer, taking one packet or one scoop a day will start the process of ketosis in the body, encouraging you to burn fat faster and thus, help you lose weight. Pruvit was first launched in 2013 and they have grown tremendously since then. Their Keto OS line includes pre-packaged servings or powder canisters, enabling you to easily follow their recommended diet. And, they claim that your body will go into ketosis in just half an hour after taking the product. Ketosis means that you don’t burn carbohydrates for energy, but instead you burn fat, which results in rapid and safe weight loss. The product is based on the ketosis diet, which, like the Atkins diet, Continue reading >>

The Keto Diet Podcast Ep. #021: Pregnancy On Keto

The Keto Diet Podcast Ep. #021: Pregnancy On Keto

Interview with Lily Nichols, a real food-focused registered dietitian and diabetes educator, chatting about the ins and outs of balancing a ketogenic diet while pregnant. Strategies for amenorrhea and other fertility issues, when to go low-carb during pregnancy, breastfeeding tips, and more. For podcast transcript, scroll down. SHOW NOTES + LINKS Try ZenSweet mixes (international shipping) RSVP for my book tour Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast app Watch free video series on managing gestational diabetes with real food Watch Leanne’s keto pregnancy video TIMESTAMPS Steps to accepting diet change (19:54) Pregnancy carb requirement (34:50) Fasting when you’re expecting (44:54) PARTNERS OF THE KETO DIET PODCAST Get the nourishment your body deserves and try Vital Proteins collagen protein, gelatin or liver capsules today. The podcast is partnered with Wolfe Clinic Royal Flora, my choice in soil-based probiotics. Get 20% off your soil-based probiotics with the coupon code GUT at checkout. 100% grass-fed & finished FERMENTED beef sticks with 1 billion naturally-occurring, gut-healing probiotics! Go to PaleoValley.com for 20% off. TRANSCRIPT FOR THIS EPISODE Leanne Vogel: You’re listening to episode number 21 of The Keto Diet Podcast. Hey I’m Leanne from Healthfulpursuit.com and this is The Keto Diet Podcast where we’re busting through the restrictive mentality of a traditional ketogenic diet to uncover the life you crave. What’s keto? Keto is a low-carb/high fat diet where we’re switching from a sugar-burning state to a becoming fat burning machines. If you’re in need of keto recipe food prep inspiration, I’ve prepped a free seven day keto meal plan exclusive for podcast listeners. The plan is complete with a shopping list and everything you need Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Supplements Reviews Fast & Safe Keto Products For Weight Loss

Ketogenic Supplements Reviews Fast & Safe Keto Products For Weight Loss

Ketogenic supplements are taking the world by storm and the right product can steady the balance of fats that your body needs to get your body into that state of ketosis. Those of you who have tried this form of weight loss before are probably more than aware of how hard it can be to first get your body to adapt to such a dramatic change in your daily intake of food, let alone without the help of a single exogenous ketone supplement. And the situation isn’t made any easier if you use a poor quality ketosis supplement because the wrong product may actually do you more harm than good. Bad quality ketosis supplements, have proven to lead to side-effects such as constipation and increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in men and women may also experience amenorrhea or other disruptions to the menstrual cycle. This is why it is really important to know what combination of compounds you are consuming, particularly while you are on this very strict diet, because the wrong balance can really mess with you in the long term. DO YOUR RESEARCH. I can't stress this point enough. This lifestyle change isn't for the faint hearted and you can't just wing it. It's a calculated exercise, which can lead to so many benefits. Check out the rest of this article so you can get up to speed, on how everything works and what powder or pill are actually out there and when you're finished go deeper and read our articles on the science behind this fascinating and our reviews on the best mix of exogenous ketone supplements out there in the market. Because without the knowledge and the right information, you'll never reach your goals and you may as well just keep eating that mash potato for dinner and club sandwich for lunch. Believe me, I stumbled onto this trend before it even blew up a Continue reading >>

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