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Ketosis And Uti-like Symptoms

Ketosis And Uti-like Symptoms

Every time I go into ketosis for more than I a week or two, my bladder gets irritated and I experience UTI-like symptoms. The last time I experienced this in ketosis, I ended up doing a round of antibiotics (big mistake), seeing a urologist, and getting my kidneys checked via ultrasound. The antibiotics didn't cure the discomfort, the urologist couldn't even find bacteria in my urine, and my kidneys checked out fine. The only thing that finally helped was when I discontinued my all meat and fat diet and took a month off from tea. I suspect that my bladder is just getting irritated by the ketones. Has anyone else experienced this? Any idea how to treat this? Continue reading >>

Does The Ketogenic Diet Cure Candida? The Ketosis-candida-mercury Link

Does The Ketogenic Diet Cure Candida? The Ketosis-candida-mercury Link

You’ve been on the Ketogenic Diet for a while now and you’ve been promised weight loss, more energy, clearer head, better sleep or possibly even ascension? But instead you got some or all of the following? weight gain stiff neck fatigue brain fog heart palpitations head pressure burning sensation in the mouth insatiable thirst impaired breathing / coughing / shortness of breath headaches nausea stiff joints muscle stiffness depression insomnia rash bloated, painful intestines constipation or diarrhea white coated tongue phlegm or mucus or the feeling of having a “frog” in your throat just overall feeling more miserable But you aren’t willing to give up on the diet just yet because you were told all those negative symptoms you’ve started to experience were due to your body adjusting from a sugar to a fat burning metabolism? Or that your mtDNA was being repaired? That you just need to stick through it, or drink more water or take a few supplements? That in order to get well you have to get sick first? That the insomnia really is you having more energy and hence needing less sleep? And yet it’s been weeks, months, or more than a year but you still experience those symptoms and you’re not really feeling well and – surprisingly – you have actually GAINED some weight?! If so, then it might be time to consider that the Ketogenic Diet is actually making you sick. WHAAAAAT??!! How could that be? You ask. And: Who am I to suggest such blasphemy? I’m a former Keto Fanatic, someone who had been on the Ketogenic Diet for over 1 year until I realized that ketosis was wrecking havoc with my body, and now I’m here to tell you all about it. How did I get into the Ketogenic Diet? Did I go from eating pizza and drinking Cola straight to eating 4 eggs for breakfast Continue reading >>

Can I Take Ketones While On Medication?

Can I Take Ketones While On Medication?

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The Deadly Side Effects Of Antibiotics

The Deadly Side Effects Of Antibiotics

Fluoroquinolones are among the most commonly prescribed class of antibiotics in the United States. Among the most well known is Cipro (made by Bayer), which became a household name during the anthrax scare that occurred shortly after 9/11. Levaquin is a close second. All antibiotics carry a risk of side effects, but the fluoroquinolones are in a class by themselves when it comes to their potential to cause serious, permanent injuries and even death. Given their potential to harm, they should be reserved for treating only the most serious bacterial infections that won’t respond to any other treatment; instead, they’re often offered for mild conditions like sinus, urinary tract and ear infections. Fluoroquinolones: The Deadliest Antibiotics on the Market? If your doctor hands you a prescription for a fluoroquinolone antibiotic (this could be not only Cipro or Levaquin but also Avelox or generics ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and moxifloxacin, or others), be very certain that your condition warrants the risks that come along with taking these drugs. Fluoroquinolones have fluoride as a central part of the drug. Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and drugs with an attached fluoride can penetrate into very sensitive tissues. The fluoroquinolones have the unique ability to penetrate your blood-brain barrier, entering your brain and damaging your central nervous system. Many of these drugs have already been removed from the market due to their toxicity, and those that remain are riddled with black box warnings required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2008, the FDA required seven fluoroquinolone antibiotics to add a black-box warning because they pose a risk of tendinitis and increase the risk of a tendon rupture by three to four times. But this is far from th Continue reading >>

Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

Not Losing Weight On A Low-carb Ketogenic Diet? Don’t Give Up And Read Further

The ketogenic diet is not only known to be one of the most effective weight loss tools, but has proven to have many health benefits. Ketosis is a state at which your body produces ketones in the liver, shifting the body's metabolism away from glucose and towards fat utilization. Unless you can check your blood ketones, using Ketostix is an easy way to detect urinary ketones. It's not the most accurate method, but may be good enough to find out whether you are in ketosis. In some cases, weight loss may be difficult even on a low-carb ketogenic diet and there may be a few possible reasons for weight stalling, which I have listed in this post. If you want to know more about the ketogenic diet and how it can help you lose weight, have a look at my Practical Guide to Keto Diet which is freely available on my website also as PDF. 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 Top Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Keto Diet 1. Carbs are Too High Your carbohydrate intake may be too high. Try to decrease your daily carbs limit. Also try to include coconut oil in your diet. Coconut oil consists of MCTs (Medium chain triglycerides), which are easily digestible, less likely to be stored by your body and are used for immediate energy. MCTs are converted in the liver into ketones, which helps you enter ketosis. If you want to know more about carbs, check out this post. For more about ketones, have a look at this post. 2. Protein is Too High or Too Low Your protein intake may be too high/ low. Protein is the most sating macronutrient and you should include high-quality animal protein in your diet. If you don't eat enough protein, you Continue reading >>

Keto Do’s And Don’ts

Keto Do’s And Don’ts

Whether you are new to Keto or not, there are some mistakes you could be making that could cause you to stall, not get the results you want, or keep you from having overall good health. My reason for starting Keto was two-fold. First and foremost I desperately wanted to lose weight, but I also wanted to get off all the medication I was on for T2 Diabetes and high blood pressure. The reason I stay Keto is to keep the weight off of course and to stay off medication, but also I want overall health and well being. I want to stay energized, be strong, and be as chemical and preservative free as possible. DO eat real food. Veggies that grow above ground, beef (grass fed and antibiotic free if you can find it), chicken, salmon, butter, heavy cream – farm food basically. DON’T eat low carb tortillas, “sugar-free” candies or jello, low-carb packaged/sold in the store bread, diet soda, low carb bars, shakes or frozen microwaveable meals or zero calorie artificially sweetened drinks or water flavoring. DO replace your electrolytes, but don’t do it with diet Gatorade or sugary energy type drinks. Drink bone broth or chicken broth. Think salt. Make sure you get at least 2 tsp per day. DON’T eat low-fat food. Don’t bother buying fat-free or low-fat cheese or yogurt. NO! You need to eat full-fat cheese, and plenty of healthy fats. If the label says low fat, walk away. If your Keto diet includes yogurt, make sure it is full fat yogurt. DO eat plenty of healthy fats! Coconut oil, avocado oil, avocados, butter, heavy cream, extra virgin olive oil, animal fats (preferably from grass fed animals) butter and MCT oil. Fat is a source of energy and provides mental clarity – it’s brain food! DON’T eat bad fats! What are the bad fats? Corn oil, vegetable oil, soybean oil, hy Continue reading >>

Tim Ferriss: What Ketosis Does To Your Brain, Why He’s Not Doing Crossfit, And How To “evaluate” Your Husband

Tim Ferriss: What Ketosis Does To Your Brain, Why He’s Not Doing Crossfit, And How To “evaluate” Your Husband

Tim Ferriss, the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef returns to Fat-Burning Man this week (click here to listen to his first appearance on FBM where we talk about eating crickets and more). The New York Times calls him “A cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk,” and Wired Magazine says he’s “The Superman of Silicon Valley.” Not too shabby, Tim. Tim’s got a new show in the works, including the launch of a new TV series that’s a sort of combination of Jackass, Mythbusters, and A Beautiful Mind. Before we get to the show, here’s the review of the week for my new book, The Wild Diet. 5 STARS— More than recipes…By Michael Wesselson April 13, 2015 I bought this book after listening to Abel’s “Fat-Burning Man” podcast for months. Abel takes a practical and positive approach to eating well and exercise. I have lost 3 inches in my waist from following his simple plan for 3 months. I look better and feel fantastic. I decided to buy “The Wild Diet” book so I could explore new and different recipes and still stay true to my new way of eating. There is a lot more than recipes in this book and I enjoyed having extra information on why this diet works and why traditional American eating and dieting does not. It is especially useful to have this resource because so many friends and family want to know what I have done to lose weight and look so good. Thank you Abel! Thanks, Michael! Get your friends to try the new cheesecake recipe – there’s no turning back… If you haven’t picked up a copy of The Wild Diet, please check it out on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks, or anywhere books are sold. And don’t forget to leave a review – I read every one! On this show with Tim, we talk about: How to Continue reading >>

Prurigo Pigmentosa – The Ketosis Rash Nobody Warned Me About

Prurigo Pigmentosa – The Ketosis Rash Nobody Warned Me About

While I haven’t had this rash, I have been on ketogenic diets a few times, usually with herxheimer symptoms. I believe this origined from candida die-off because I had the exact same feeling when on antifungal drugs. It was worst the first times, then substantially less, and during my third course of antifungals I felt nothing. This would suggest the fungal infection had diminished a lot by then. Also, my reactions when on a ketogenic diet were worst the first time, but less so (and with later onset) during subsequent diets. I never dieted in order to lose weight – I am skinny already – but only as a remedy (somewhat desperately) against candida. I had some very bad years where I would react from all kinds of simple carbs, and since doctors didn’t help me a lot, I had to find something myself. In the end, however, my GP did prescribe fluconazol for a month which helped. I did have a rash once, however. All over my torso when I was 22, 16 years ago. My doctor first thought this was pityriasis rosea, a common and harmless rash. Then I got transferred to a dermatologist who diagnosed psoriasis, but at that time, the torso rash had disappeared. Since then, I have had a litle psoriasis on my elbows, but rarely elsewhere. Skin rashes are often a sign of immunological changes – and of infections, of course, as we know from common childhood diseases. (But isn’t the rash of e.g. measles caused by the immune reaction, rather than directly from the infection itself?) But regarding that many of you had a month or year-long and stable rash when being in ketosis, there might be other causes. As I understand, the effect of doxycycline here is not as an antibiotic, but because doxycyline has a direct impact on neutrophils (a sort of white blood cells). It is also well-known Continue reading >>

Dave Asprey’s Take On The Keto Rash

Dave Asprey’s Take On The Keto Rash

Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Executive briefly discussed his thoughts on the keto rash in his most recent Q&A session. Before going into this, I want to first thank Jasmine from jasminesvision.com for alerting me to this a few weeks ago. Beginning at the 41:50 mark they address the question of: “What are your thoughts on Keto rash and it’s causes or processes. It’s not everyone, so why some and not the others. Is that genetic? And is the only cure carb consumption. It would seem as though waiting it out as if it were a detoxing mechanism is risky, as it can cause scarring.” You can listen to the full podcast here. If you would prefer to read Dave’s complete answer, they have generously provided the full transcript here, although there are quite a few transcription errors… With regard to scarring, Dave admits that he isn’t familiar with whether it can cause scarring or not, but suspects that scarring is more related to sun exposure rather than keloid formation. In terms of causes, Dave thinks that it’s related to toxins, such as mercury, DDT, pesticides, estrogen disruptors etc. that are released when the body starts to burn fat… OR it can happen with there is yeast or certain bacteria in the body. Supposedly yeast and bacteria get stressed when they don’t get food or they get things that are bad for them, causing them to pump out a lot of toxins as a survival mechanism. If you eat carbs, the fungus or bacteria in your gut that like carbs relaxes, and when they relax, they don’t release toxins, improving the rash. He says you can try binding toxins like activated charcoal, calcium d-glucarate, glutathione, and chlorella or try taking antifungals. He suggests a natural antifungal like grapefruit seed extract. He also suggests berberine and garlic, bu Continue reading >>

Butyrate – In Our Gut & In Our Exogenous Ketone Supplement?

Butyrate – In Our Gut & In Our Exogenous Ketone Supplement?

Butyrate is a fatty acid that helps our gut work right. Foods high in Butyrate are Ghee, Pastured/grass fed Butter – and its also in KETO OS an exogenous Ketone powdered supplement from a company called Pruvit. Butyric acid has been shown to help ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Fatty acids—like butyrate—help keep the gut wall healthy and sealed. Animal studies show that butyrate both suppresses the development of leaky gut and improves the intestinal barrier. This may be because butyrate actually encourages the immune system to make specialized immune cells that reduce inflammation. Helicobacter pylori (commonly just called H. pylori) is a germ (bacterium). It can infect the lining of the stomach and duodenum (the first part of the intestine). Over half the world’s population has it. Once you are infected, unless treated, the infection usually stays for the rest of your life. Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the cause of most stomach and duodenal ulcers. H. pylori also causes some cases of non-ulcer dyspepsia. What is so fascinating is that Butyric Acid has been known to destroy h.Pylori. (here is the PubMed study confirming this: (link is external) ) How many of my clients over the years have been given antibiotics to kill h.Pylori but the infection came roaring back a few months later. Some of my clients have had h.Pylori 5-6 times. Antibiotics may wipe out bad bacteria but they do not change the ground or terrain (health) of the gut – in fact – they destroy it by wiping out the healthy (good) flora. Now here we have Butyric Acid coming in via natural foods to destroy this bacteria, as well as helping the gut make good flora (bacteria) out of fiber. Healthy gut flora digest food by fermenting it. When they ferment certain types o Continue reading >>

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