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Keto Flu: Symptoms And Relief

Keto Flu: Symptoms And Relief

Many people (not everyone!) who start a low carb diet experience what’s called the “keto flu” or the “induction flu” in the first few days while the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose. What is keto flu? The basic symptoms are: headaches nausea upset stomach Lack of mental clarity (brain fog) sleepiness fatigue It’s called the “keto flu” for a reason: you feel sick. I’ve gone through it, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, it only lasted four days (2 of them were pretty bad) but then suddenly I woke up feeling much better, less hungry and my energy level was high and consistent throughout the day! While at one point (or three or four) I thought to myself: “what the serious F am I doing? I’m going to die!” but I plowed through it, and when it was over I didn’t regret a thing because what I gained mentally and physically was 100% worth it. Keto and autoimmune disorders I have an autoimmune disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Fibromyalgia to top it off. So, I’m no stranger to brain fog and fatigue, but the fatigue and brain fog that comes with keto flu is a little different, and feel much more like having the regular flu. How long will the keto flu last? It depends. Some people don’t experience any symptoms at all, but some suffer anywhere from a day to a week. In rare cases up to 15 days. Everybody’s bodies are different, and some people handle switching over better than others. You might consider starting keto on the weekend or sometime when you’re able to get good rest deal with the symptoms. For those of you that are going through the keto flu, don’t give up! I know you feel like it’s never going to get better but stick with it and you´ll be so happy you did! I’m telling you, waking up r 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Keto Flu A-z: Causes, Symptoms & How To Get Over It For Good!

Keto Flu A-z: Causes, Symptoms & How To Get Over It For Good!

Keto flu: the ugly side of Ketogenic diet. Most people suffering from keto flu symptoms say things like “It feels like death”. Are you one of them? Well, rest assured knowing you’re not alone. But guess what? Keto flu is not actual flu, yeah the symptoms are pretty similar if not worse but it’s not the one caused by any flu viruses. It’s more like the side effects of Ketogenic diet. And guess what? Had you done some deep research prior to starting your keto diet, you could have avoided it by at least 80%. But it’s not too late. Once you finish reading this article, you will have a better idea of what causes Keto flu and how to get rid of it for good. What is Keto Flu? As far as medical research is concerned, the term ‘keto flu’ does not exist. BUT, it’s real. As mentioned before, It’s not real flu but some of the symptoms of keto flu are pretty similar to normal flu and that’s probably how it got its name. Before we get started, I just want to remind you that you’re not alone. The majority of people on the ketogenic diet go through keto flu at some point. You will feel crap, you will feel like it’s never going to go away and you’ll feel like giving up, but DON’T. Once your body gets adapted to ketosis, you will feel 100 times better and it will all be worth it. What are the signs and symptoms of Keto Flu? You may experience some or all of these symptoms. Headache Nausea: Remember, it will only get worse if you avoid eating. If you’re not feeling hungry because you feel nauseous and exhausted, remind yourself you must eat to get better. Dizziness Exhaustion Brain fog: Feeling like you can’t recall simple stuff or focus on your day to day activities properly? Do you feel like you can’t concentrate on a single thing? Lethargic Cravings F 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 >>

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 >>

3 Frozen Desserts For An Energy Boost (not A Sugar High)

3 Frozen Desserts For An Energy Boost (not A Sugar High)

When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, sugar is a safer bet than fat, right? Trick question! While study after study finds that sugar can seriously harm your health (it’s even sparking a whole nutrition label change), fat has been exonerated—at least, the healthy kind, which is as good for your diet as it is for your skin. (Seriously, is there anything avocado can’t do?) Come dessert time, you might want to turn to the ketogenic diet—which certainly does not skimp on fats (think 75 percent of your daily intake). The high-fat, low-carb plan aims to put the body in a state of ketosis, which means that fat replaces glucose as the body’s primary source of energy. (Studies have found it to be a better long-term weight-loss option than just low-fat, low-carb programs, FYI.) That doesn’t mean that the diet consists of fatty junk food—again, it’s all about the healthy fats. And to make sure you’re getting enough of them, ketogenic diet proponent Martina Slajerova wrote a cookbook, Sweet and Savory Fat Bombs, featuring recipes that will ensure you’re packing your diet with good fats. “They’re the ideal snacks if you’re eating low-carb,” she explains. The recipes focus on ingredients that are fat-concentrated, like nuts, seeds, coconut, cacao butter, and full-fat dairy products, all in their most natural forms. And while you won’t want to have “fat bombs” with every meal, they make for a perfect treat with benefits for your health. Sugar crash, be gone! Satisfy your sweet tooth with these three filling high-fat, low-sugar frozen desserts. Mint and Chocolate Chip Ice Bombs Yields 14 ice bombs Ingredients 1 medium ripe avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled 1 cup full-fat mascarpone cheese or creamed coconut milk 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp powdered er Continue reading >>

Should You Stay In Ketosis While Sick?

Should You Stay In Ketosis While Sick?

This is a tough question for those low carbing out there. There is no doubt that ketosis is a fat burning state that forces your body to metabolize food differently. But what about staying in keotsis while sick? Should you call it quits for the week? The month? The answer is a bit more complex. How sick are you? “sick” can mean a variety of different things. If you are having a cold for instance, staying in ketosis should be okay. Symptoms of runny nose, sore throat, cough, mild congestion, mild fever, are all generally manageable with over the counter meds and hydration. Generally if you feel you are up to the task, staying in ketosis when you have the common cold is usually safe and reasonably easy to manage. Some tips and tricks… Sugar Free Cough Drops. Dont forget that cough drops are loaded with sugar, which can throw you out of ketosis. I like to get HALLS Sugar-Free Cough Drops {affiliate link} and only use them when absolutely necessary Other great foods when your sick is homemade chicken zuchini noodle soup, scrambled eggs, pot roast, egg drop soup or basically any low carb soup you can make. Noatmeal is another low carb hot cereal option. Some people prefer to make bullet proof tea instead of bullet proof coffee. Even plain tea is a great option, just try to avoid the honey if you can resist. For a sore throat, sugar free jell-o with whipped cream is always an option for food. If you have more of a flu like sickness, or If you are having more of a stomach upset with nausea and vomiting, then perhaps keeping down what foods you can is better strategy. Sometimes when it is hard to keep anything down, it is better to eat something rather than nothing at all. The tried and true method of ginger ale and crackers is probably one of your best bets. There are op Continue reading >>

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 >>

Keto Flu: Symptoms And Remedies

Keto Flu: Symptoms And Remedies

As a health conscious and fitness enthusiast, you might be interested in Ketogenic diet aka Keto diet. Keto is very effective to reduce the extra fats in your body. But leaving the lifelong habit of having carbohydrate on a daily basis can have some initial disturbance. You might be feeling nausea, irritation or maybe mental blurriness on the first few days of the Keto diet. Some think of it similar to leaving a drug addiction! Don’t worry, these unwanted symptoms will go away in no time! So, What is this Keto Flu Actually? As you start avoiding the usual rich in carbohydrate food habit, your body thinks that there is a problem. It will rebel at first and cause flu-like symptoms. This particular situation is termed “Keto flu”. Our body is very receptive and soon will fill new source of energy, in our case find it from the fats. The body will start to burn the fats and work like a fat-burning machine. The symptoms last for about 2-5 days. In some cases, people face these symptoms for up to 15 days. Normally the flu will visit you between day 3 and day 7, and leave between day 5 and day 15. Some people experience the flu while others don’t. It depends on how carb-dependent you were before starting the keto diet. The more carbs your body used to consume, the worse the symptoms. The Symptoms of Keto Flu The symptoms are pretty common; almost like the common flu. Maybe your symptoms are like: Fatigue or constant feeling of weakness Dizziness or headaches Extreme cravings for carbohydrates i.e. sugar Irritation Diarrhea Mental fogginess or blurry focus Nausea Sleep deprivation So, if you facing these situations after starting the Keto diet, you might be having normal Keto flu. Here are simple treatments for this: The Cure: How to Get Relieved from Keto Flu? As we have 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 >>

Diy Natural Cold And Flu Remedies

Diy Natural Cold And Flu Remedies

Being sick is no fun, and I for sure don't want my kids or me to suffer any longer than necessary when they get sick. But since I had way too many antibiotics in my childhood, and it caused many issues for me including gut health problems, I am all about finding natural flu remedies and cold remedies so we can avoid the prescription drugs and OTC meds. Over the years I've found that it's a good idea to try different remedies and see what works for you and your family. Plus, there might be some that just aren't palatable for you or your kiddos, so you'll need to be armed with other options to. Making your own natural remedies is very satisfying. First of all, you have total control over the ingredients so you can keep everything natural and avoid ingredients that you might have an allergy or intolerance too. It also saves money since not only are the DIY versions less expensive than the store bought, but you can use so many of these ingredients for different applications, so you'll find yourself shopping less. Here are the natural cold remedies and flu remedies including some very yummy ones. I'm sure you'll find several that you are eager to try. Most have low carb options so they can be incorporated into a low carb / keto lifestyle. 1. Elderberry Jam – Spread this Immune Boosting Jam on your favorite gluten-free bread or put a dollop on hot cereal or eat off of a spoon. 2. Coconut Orange Smoothie. According to Green Thickies, this will help you avoid getting sick, plus can reduce the duration should you succumb. This does not have a low carb alternative. 3. This DIY Antibacterial / Antiviral Essential Oils Blend has many applications but one of my favorite is to fight off an illness. 4. Elderberry Syrup from my site. We use this every time we get a “bug” and it r Continue reading >>

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