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Keto Flu Remedies: Symptoms And How To Cure Keto Flu

Keto Flu Remedies: Symptoms And How To Cure Keto Flu

There’s a few main reasons why you feel like you have the flu when going ketogenic. I’ve going to teach you guys my keto flu remedies that alleviated these symptoms. This painful stage of dizziness, headaches, and other flu-like symptoms has gained the term, “keto flu” because well, you feel like you have the flu when you first hop on the keto diet. Do you guys remember your first hangover? Or your second? Or third? “I feel horrible, I’m never drinking again.” Everyone who’s gotten a hangover has said this before. Does that stop you from drinking? No, probably not. Remember those days where you had decent nutrient dense foods throughout the day then went out drinking, stayed hydrated throughout the night and woke up with NO hangover whatsoever? Yeah those are the best. The keto flu is just like avoiding / having a hangover. If you can prepare yourself with proper nutrients and electrolytes, you can mitigate the keto-flu. When I first started on the ketogenic diet I didn’t have the keto flu because I took every single precaution I could in order to avoid it. So how will you know if you’re having symptoms of the keto-flu? Headache is one of the most common symptoms. Feeling fatigued Body aches and pain Feeling extra cold and having the chills. Struggling with focus (also known as the “brain fog) Extremely irritable Stomachaches Craving sugar Any major dietary change you make will come with a variety of seemingly endless problems. It’s your responsibility to take necessary actions in order to make sure you alleviate these issues. One of the main reasons that people give up on the ketogenic diet is because they can’t get over the initial “induction phase” where people begin to experience the feared “keto flu”. It’s important to trust the Continue reading >>

Home Made Sinus, Cough And Cold Remedy – Easy Just Two Ingredients

Home Made Sinus, Cough And Cold Remedy – Easy Just Two Ingredients

If you’re suffering from the latest cold or sinus infection going around you need this home remedy. It works better than any over the counter medication you can buy! Homemade Sinus, Cough and Cold Remedy Ingredients To make this homemade remedy, you’ll need… Apple cider vinegar Honey Homemade Sinus, Cough and Cold Remedy Instructions Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have your remedy made in no time! Measure equal parts honey and apple cider vinegar Pour into mixer container and shake well until completely mixed. Fill a Shot Glass full of mixture and drink in one gulp Do this throughout the day for several days. You cannot overdose! How Apple Cider Vinegar helps to Treat Sinus Infection: Apple cider vinegar has many natural properties that help heal sinus infections. These natural properties include… Vitamins B1, B2, A, and E, calcium, potassium, and magnesium which clear sinus cavities and reduce allergy symptoms. When taken orally, apple cider vinegar has high pH levels that break up mucus and clear airways, ridding sinus infection. Thins mucus to clear sinuses and delivers a number of nutrients to the body that supports the immune system and prevents infection. Once the infection has developed, apple cider vinegar dilutes the bacteria and rinses the sinuses. Has natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties and is an immune system booster which clears sinuses quickly. Antiseptic properties that fight against sinus infection and clears mucus. Balances the alkaline and acidic levels in the body and relieves sinus pain. Acts as a natural antihistamine preventing the production and release of histamines. Tips and Precautions You can alternately take supplements of apple cider vinegar in the form of tablets or capsules to fight sinus i Continue reading >>

7 Ways To Prevent Keto Flu

7 Ways To Prevent Keto Flu

7 Ways To Prevent Keto Flu Have you ever started a ketogenic or low-carb diet only to find that you feel sluggish and brain fogged? What happened to the promise of rapid weight loss, mental clarity, and endless energy? Well you may have encountered Keto Flu. This article covers how to identify it and 7 ways to prevent keto flu so you can reap the full benefits of a ketogenic diet. What Is Keto Flu? The experience of keto flu is often discouraging and can lead many people to fall off their nutrition plan completely. Due to a number of physiological changes that occur during the initial stages of a lower-carb diet, some people experience sluggishness, intense cravings, and many other flu-like symptoms. When many people think that maybe their body just doesn’t respond well to a ketogenic diet, there are typically three underlying causes: hypoglycemia, HPA Axis Dysfunction, and electrolyte imbalance. By addressing these three underlying causes, keto flu can be significantly reduced to improve your keto adaptation process and get you on your way to becoming a fat-burning machine! Keto Adaptation Most people beginning a ketogenic diet have been primarily burning sugar for energy their entire lives. When they all of a sudden stop consuming carbs, the body must then relearn how to burn fat for energy. Hypoglycemia occurs because the body quickly burns through stored sugars and hasn’t yet learned to burn fat, leaving you with an energy deficit (don’t worry it is temporary!) HPA Axis Dysfunction occurs because sudden drops in blood sugar will tend to promote cortisol release (cortisol raises blood sugar). If this happens too much, then your stress response can become dysregulated and stable blood sugar becomes harder to attain. Electrolyte Imbalance occurs due to a drop in Continue reading >>

A Source Of Information For Carbohydrate

A Source Of Information For Carbohydrate

Welcome to Ketomeds LINK TO MEDICATION LIST LINK TO MEDICATION LIST in PDF Format For additional links of interest This site is for informational purposes only. Please note that a reasonable attempt is made to provide accurate information. The webmaster is not responsible for any error contained within. All persons should interpret the information with caution and should seek medical advice when necessary. The author of this website is a healthcare professional and receives no compensation whatsoever for providing this information and is done strictly as a public service. Information for this website is obtained from a number of sources including personal contact with the manufacturers and input from other individuals who contact manufacturers. The information is continually updated as it is obtained. If you have a medication that you would like added to this site please email it to me at: mailto:[email protected] Continue reading >>

Quick Guide To Keto-flu Remedies

Quick Guide To Keto-flu Remedies

Hi Everybody, Together with out talented designer Ola, we created yet another infographic for you. It explains what keto-flu is, who may experience it and how to lessen the common symptoms like headaches or muscle cramps. I've had keto-flu myself so I know how bad it can make you feel. Once you give up most carbs, make sure you include foods like avocados (potassium), nuts (magnesium), bone broth or sauerkraut (sodium) in your diet. If you want to learn more, have a look at my post here: "Keto-flu" and Sufficient Intake of Electrolytes Please, feel free to pin it and share it with your friends. You can find the Carbs vs Fat infographic here. Have any comments? Let us know! :-) Do you like this post? Share it with your friends! I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food. Continue reading >>

Keto Through Colds

Keto Through Colds

Hey all, Today I was going to very happily post how well Soren is doing. And then he had a big, awful seizure during breakfast. Poor kid. What a way to start the day! Still, the boy is doing great. Especially considering he's been sick for about a month! He caught a cold Mother's Day weekend. Despite that, he didn't have any seizures. Until the NEXT weekend! That seizure marked the end of a 6 week stint with no seizures! Not to shabby! Especially since just a few days later, I found out that Soren's cold had led to a raging ear infection in his left ear. So the fact that he only had 1 seizure through that was very impressive. So Soren went on antibiotics to clear the ear infection. (And probiotics to help his tummy) But then on the day of his last dose, last Friday, he caught ANOTHER cold! We went in for an ear recheck this past Tuesday and while the infection in his left ear was better, he now has one in his RIGHT EAR!!! So another round of antibiotics was started. Soren is clearly feeling better. Still, this has taken quite a toll on him, so it's no wonder he had another seizure. We're hoping with this round of antibiotics we'll get him all cleared up and healthy going into the summer. (Of course, I just caught my 3rd cold of this year. Ugh!) A note on getting through colds on the Keto Diet. We can't use regular, children's meds because they have sugar in them! So, no Dimatap or Motrin. Instead he got Tylenol suppositories, nasal decongestants, and Vicks Vapo Rub. And for his antibiotic, we can't do the liquid stuff. Instead, I crushed up non-coated pills and put them in his food. Yuck! And then there was the challenge of getting fluids in him. Turns out, Soren loves warm chicken broth, which is allowed on the diet and really seemed to sooth him. All in all, though, S Continue reading >>

What Is Keto Flu? (plus 6 Ways To Cure It)

What Is Keto Flu? (plus 6 Ways To Cure It)

You’re tired and dizzy, you crave sugar, bread, pasta, and your mind wanders like crazy. You just started a ketogenic diet (or a Paleo or other low carb diet) and you’re suspicious if your new diet is making you feeling this crappy. Removing carbohydrates from your diet all of a sudden may well be the reason why you’re barely able to concentrate on this sentence! This can happen even on a Paleo diet if you remove too many carbs from your diet. And all this feeling of crappiness is due to something people call Keto Flu (or Carb Flu). Read on to find out what is keto flu, how long keto flu lasts, and of course, how to cure keto flu. (CARB FLU = KETO FLU) KETO FLU INFOGRAPHIC – please pin! Please feel free to pin and share this infographic about the keto flu. WHAT IS KETO FLU? Keto flu describes the flu-like symptoms that people starting a low-carb diet often experience. These symptoms are caused by your body being too used to receiving carbohydrates from the food you eat and not being able to change your body’s energy source when you stop eating carbs. (If you’re interested in the science, then this article provides a very detailed explanation of why keto flu happens.) Some people explain keto flu as symptoms resulting from withdrawal from carbohydrates (think drug addiction here). And indeed, there are studies showing that sugars (which are a form of carbohydrates) can cause drug-like additions. But don’t panic if you think you have keto flu. I’ve listed several ways to shorten that period of feeling crappy below. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF KETO FLU? If you just started a low carb or ketogenic diet, then you might experience keto flu symptoms like: Fatigue Sugar cravings Dizziness Difficulty focusing (or Brain Fog) Nausea Difficulty Getting To Sleep Irritab Continue reading >>

Keto Meal Plan

Keto Meal Plan

About this meal plan A ketogenic diet is a dietary approach that focuses on minimal carbohydrates, moderate amounts of protein and high healthy fat consumption — the three keys to achieving nutritional ketosis. Urban Remedy’s Keto plan does all the work for you. No counting carbs or worrying about portion sizes. Everything is ready-to-eat, organic, Non-GMO, clean and easy. This plan is 40 grams or less net carbs per day and include breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and a daily snack. Please give us a call at 855.875.8423 or send an e-mail to [email protected] should you need support or have any questions. Please consult your physician if you have any medical conditions. Plan tips Start your morning with a glass of warm water with lemon. Stay hydrated. Drink 8 glasses of filtered water throughout the day. Add 1 tsp of MCT oil to your morning lemonade. If you drink coffee you can add the MCT oil to brewed organic coffee and blend in a blender for a creamy treat (no sugar though!). Around lunch time you can drizzle another 1 tsp on your salad or in your soup for dinner. At the beginning, the MCT oil can stimulate a bowel movement so start slow. You’ll want to increase over the 3 days of your program to 1 Tbsp per day. Limit yourself to light exercise like walks, yoga, and stretching. Your energy levels may change during this program, so pay attention to what your body wants. Post-plan Stick to your new eating habits and incorporate healthier dietary and lifestyle choices to be the best you. You can test your urine, blood or breath to see if you are in ketosis. To stay in ketosis, count your daily net carbs by looking at total carbs and subtracting the fiber to calculate the total net carbs. Everyone is different, but a range of 25-80g net carbs daily is a good p Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need To Know

Ketogenic Diet Food List: Everything You Need To Know

Not sure what to eat on a ketogenic diet? Here’s a quick food list for you to reference. Below you’ll find a brief overview of what you can eat. Scroll further down to see more details on each section. Being on a diet isn’t the easiest thing in the world, especially when you don’t know what you should eat. We’ve put together this ketogenic diet food list to help people out there make decisions on what they are eating and shopping for. Below you can find a quick visual guide to what to eat on a ketogenic diet. Let’s go over some of the commonly identifiable items that people use on keto: All of the food above sticks to the strict 5% carbohydrate allowance that we use on keto. In general, you can eat from the following food groups: Fats & Oils. Try to get your fat from natural sources like meat and nuts. Supplement with saturated and monounsaturated fats like coconut oil, butter, and olive oil. Protein. Try to stick with organic, pasture-raised and grass-fed meat where possible. Most meats don’t have added sugar in them, so they can be consumed in moderate quantity. Remember that too much protein on a ketogenic diet is not a good thing. Vegetables. Fresh or frozen doesn’t matter. Stick with above ground vegetables, leaning toward leafy/green items. Dairy. Most dairy is fine, but make sure to buy full-fat dairy items. Harder cheeses typically have fewer carbs. Nuts and Seeds. In moderation, nuts and seeds can be used to create some fantastic textures. Try to use fattier nuts like macadamias and almonds. Beverages. Stay simple and stick to mostly water. You can flavor it if needed with stevia-based flavorings or lemon/lime juice. If you scroll down, you can see in-depth breakdowns of each section along with some ideas on what types of food to eat! If you’r Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet

Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is one of the oldest treatments for epilepsy, especially in children with difficult-to-control seizures. It’s a special high-fat, low carbohydrate diet recommended for children whose seizures have not responded to treatment with traditional anticonvulsant medications alone. A high level of carbohydrate intake can be correlated to the lack of seizure control and dietary modifications to reduce the intake of high carbohydrate substances is a cornerstone of the ketogenic diet. In addition to dietary changes and monitoring nutritional intake, compounded medications that conform to the ketogenic diet can be taken to increase the diet’s effectiveness in controlling seizures. They are an excellent alternative to commercially manufactured medications because they contain no sugar or sorbitol and are carb free. Contemporary pharmacy compounding is the process of preparing customized medications for individual patients. We formulate compound medications that fit the dietary and nutritional requirements of a ketogenic diet by using the raw chemical, rather than the commercially available drug. Commercially available tablet and liquid forms of medication may contain lactose and other carbs which reduce the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet in controlling seizures. We recommend liquid medications rather than crushing tablets and dissolving them in a liquid. Particles of the crushed tablet may not dissolve completely and there is a risk of clogging a feeding tube. Many commercially available liquids do not clog the feeding tube, but are not sugar or carb free. The ingredients used in specially compounded liquid medicines comply with the guidelines of the ketogenic diet. A compounding pharmacist, working closely with your child’s pediatrician can prescribe m Continue reading >>

Healing A Sore Throat Without Honey

Healing A Sore Throat Without Honey

NEW Keto-Adapted Video! We are always trying to improve our services and make life easier for you. We have made a very in-depth and detailed video on Keto-Adaption, how it works, how to calculate the right ratios of protein, fats and carbs, as well as how to test if you are in ketosis. This video is included in my nutrition packages. Click HERE to get started on your path to health and healing today! Testimony of the Day “Hi Maria!! I need to tell you Thank You!! I wanted to let you know 2013 has been the best year of my life. I am so happy I found your blog, and signed up for a consult. I’m down over 60 pounds, and off all but 1 prescription medication!!! I was taking over 600 pills a month, prescription and non-prescription. I had headaches everyday, had no energy, severe acid reflux and had severe IBS. For the first time in my life I feel amazing!!! My body is changing, and it feels great. I used to be a carb loader, now I have turned my body into a fat burner thanks to you!! You have given me back my health, which I am forever grateful!!!! -Tanya Have a sore throat? Skip the trick of using honey in your tea for it’s healing properties! Honey may be less refined and more natural than white sugar, but honey is still high in calories and fructose. It contains sugar and calories just like any other sweetener. One teaspoon of natural honey contains 22 calories. Honey actually contains more calories than sugar, as one teaspoon of sugar contains 16 calories. The biggest problem with honey is that it is roughly 50% fructose. One of the big contributors to the aging process and the development and perpetuation of degenerative diseases is Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs). Glycation is when a chemical reaction occurs between proteins and either sugars, lipid peroxi Continue reading >>

Low-carb Side Effects & How To Cure Them

Low-carb Side Effects & How To Cure Them

Are you struggling while starting out on a low-carb or keto diet? Do you get headaches, leg cramps, constipation or any of the other more common side effects? Use the information on this page to avoid them – and feel great while losing weight. The main solution to most common problems when starting low carb is to increase the intake of water and salt. It’s even better to do it preventatively during the first week. If you do, you’ll most likely not experience any of these problems, or they’ll only be minor. Use one of the shortcuts below for specific problems – or just continue reading for all of them. Top 6 common problems when starting Less common issues on low carb Low-carb myths Leg cramps Leg cramps are not uncommon when starting a strict low-carb diet. It’s usually a minor issue if it occurs, but it can sometimes be painful. It’s a side effect of the loss of minerals, specifically magnesium, due to increased urination. Here’s how to avoid it: Drink plenty of fluid and get enough salt. This may reduce loss of magnesium and help prevent leg cramps. If needed, supplement with magnesium. Here’s a suggested dosage from the book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Drs. Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney: Take 3 slow-release magnesium tablets like Slow-Mag or Mag 64 a day for 20 days, then continue taking 1 tablet a day afterwards. If the steps above are not enough and the problem is bothersome, consider increasing your carb intake somewhat. This should eliminate the problem. The more carbs you eat though, the weaker the impact of the low-carb diet. Bad breath On a strict low-carb diet some people experience a characteristic smell from their breath, a fruity smell that often remind people of nail polish remover. The smell is from acetone, a ket Continue reading >>

8 Ways To Blast Through Low-carb Flu And Dive Into Ketosis

8 Ways To Blast Through Low-carb Flu And Dive Into Ketosis

Have you just started a low-carb diet? Do you find yourself feeling exhausted and overcome by tiredness? Perhaps you are thinking that going low-carb wasn’t a good idea after all… You might already know that these symptoms are not uncommon, especially if you are doing low-carb for the first time. Also known as “low carb flu” or “Atkins flu”, this phase is completely normal – although by no means pleasant. This condition occurs when you cut your carb intake sharply, to about 20-30g a day, in order to induce ketosis. What is low-carb flu? Your body is used to running on carbs. It’s been operating this way for decades. Cutting carbs in favour of fat is a huge change for your metabolism. Your body needs some time to adjust to this change. This period of adjustment can sometimes cause flu-like symptoms. Fatigue is the most common one, but you could also get muscle cramps, headaches, dizziness and mental fog. Some of these symptoms are markers of sugar withdrawal. Sugar addiction is real and common, so trying to break away can be difficult. Low-carb flu is not actual flu Please note that “low carb flu” does not include fever or respiratory cold-like symptoms such as coughing or sneezing. If you are experiencing any of these, it means that you might have actually caught an infection! So it would be a good idea to postpone starting your diet until you are all clear. How can you fight tiredness and other symptoms of low-carb flu? First of all, remember that it won’t last forever. Low-carb flu usually lasts around 3-5 days (although could be 1-2 weeks for some unlucky people with high metabolic resistance). Here are some simple tips on making this transition easier. 1) Eat more fat Fat is the key to this whole issue. You must eat lots of it – a lot more th Continue reading >>

Easy Low Carb Chicken Soup For Keto Diets

Easy Low Carb Chicken Soup For Keto Diets

A delicious homemade chicken soup recipe from scratch. This low carb chicken soup is loaded with vegetables and chicken. It’s ready in 30 minutes. Cold and Flu season is here. When someone in my family is sick, I make this quick recipe to warm and comfort them. We save the bones from store bought rotisserie chickens and our roast chickens to make homemade bone broth which serves as a gut healing base. A simple chicken soup is easy to make and this recipe is ready to serve in about 30 minutes. For my kids, who eat more carbs, I add a little cooked pasta or rice to their bowls. My husband and I like this low carb chicken soup recipe as is. Low Carb Chicken Vegetable Soup Chicken soup satisfies the soul as much as it does the appetite. I find it fascinating that it’s a part of so many cultures around our world. Despite differing recipes and preparation, chicken soup is ever a popular cold remedy and warming bowl of comfort on cold days. Made with bone broth and fresh ingredients it becomes a restorative full of collagen and minerals. I love this quote about soup from Marge Kennedy: “Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.” Since this is a low carb chicken soup recipe, changing the classic French ratio for mirapoix (a mix of vegetables used to flavor sauces and soups) considerably reduces carbs. The classic ratio for mirapoix is 2 parts onion to 1 part each of celery and carrot. My low carb mirapoix swaps the celery with the onion to yield: 2 parts celery to 1 part each carrot and onion. Some lowcarbers and ketonians take issue with using carrots in recipes because they are high in sugar. Since carrots contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber Continue reading >>

Paleo & Frequent Colds

Paleo & Frequent Colds

Pre-paleo, I had a bunch of annoying life-style issues (heartburn, weight gain, etc) which are resolving nicely. However, I almost NEVER got sick (as in virus-type sick). Since I've been paleo, I've caught 3 different head colds. Not anything horrible, but seriously, it'd been 3 years since the previous one. I've been paleo since the beginning of the year, so 3 colds in 2 months seems like I must being doing something wrong! I'm moderately low carb (~100g/day), eating a variety of veg, some fruit, and supplementing as recommended by Mark Sisson. I've been trying to keep the chronic cardio under control but it IS ski season (I do cross country) and there have been some long days -- gotta ski when there's finally snow! Usually not more than one or two a week, though. Any suggestions? Continue reading >>

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