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A Dietary Treatment For Bipolar Disorder?

A Dietary Treatment For Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a challenging illness with various clinical presentations. In "type one" people struggle with alternating symptoms of full blown mania, and most also have depressive episodes as well. In "type two," depression is the primary state, with the occasional rare bit of hypomania. By mania, I mean increased energy, increased sexuality, racing thoughts, insomnia, feeling grandiose or very irritable, sometimes to the point where you detach from reality and become psychotic. Medication and specific kinds of therapies focused on monitoring symptoms, adjusting lifestyle and regulating sleep-wake cycles have been proven to be helpful in decreasing the number of manic and depressive episodes. Typically, the medications are also anti-seizure medicines, such as valproate, lamotrigine, and carbamazepine. Ketogenic diets, which are low in carbohydrate and protein while high in fat have been used to treat epilepsy for a hundred years. Since anti-seizure medicines are clearly useful for bipolar disorder (notwithstanding many side effects), would a ketogenic diet that can control seizures be useful in bipolar disorder (1)? In the literature for epilepsy, patients were encouraged to fast for 12-36 hours to promote ketosis, and then to follow a dietary plan with less than 20 g carbohydrate daily (or even lower, in most research ketogenic diets). In doing so their brains would be flooded with ketones, and promote having some excess protons floating around in the space between the cells. Critically, it seems that in order for a ketogenic diet to help control seizures, there must be reduced sodium molecules floating outside the cells as well. There are several seizure medicines (such as gabapentin) that don't work well for bipolar disorder. When scientists look closely, they Continue reading >>

Importance Of Potassium In A Keto Diet

Importance Of Potassium In A Keto Diet

Being on a keto diet is a good feeling because at the end of it all you will be expecting positive results like immense weight loss, less metabolic issues, high mental performances amongst others. You should always be aware that some vital minerals are lost in the journey. Minerals like potassium and sodium are the affected electrolytes which require replenishment now and then. What is potassium? Potassium is an essential mineral that is required by the body. It’s a mineral that is obtained from the food that you feed on. Potassium is a liquid electrolyte “that comprises of ions that are essential in the body’s metabolism.” This mineral is easily lost in the body, and regular recharging should be implemented. It takes part in the following body functions; Regulation of blood pressure. Digestion of food Heart rhythm Maintenance of a healthy water balance. PH balance in the body this include alkalinity and acidity. Muscle retrenchments. Nerve impulses. Potassium is a mineral that should be introduced into the diet regularly since it’s not naturally produced by the body. The normal amount of potassium intake that is stipulated is around 4,700mg each day. Reaching this amount while on a keto diet may be challenging. To see this target accomplished then you have to take a right amount of potassium-rich beverages and foods. Don’t forget that little or no consumption of this mineral can lead to some serious health complications. The following health issues may arise when potassium levels in the body are either high or low. Hypokalemia – What is it? This is a condition that the body undergoes when the levels of potassium are low (<3.5 mmol /L).If the situation is not attended to, the following symptoms may be experienced; Great levels of fatigue. Heart Arrhythmias Continue reading >>

Getting Started

Getting Started

When you start your Keto journey you need plenty of fat. Where that fat comes from is completely your choice. For a lot of people that’s bacon, avocado, heavy cream and butter. But the adaption period to a ketogenic diet can be rough. You may feel like calling it quits before even entering ketosis, which is when most of the fat burning happens. The supplements below will help you avoid, or make it through the dreaded “keto flu” that many experience in those early days. Electrolytes Switching your body’s preferred source of fuel from carbohydrates to fat can be hard. Not only does it take time, but along the way you may run into headaches, maybe some nausea, and for a lot just starting out, fatigue. People refer to this as the “keto flu”. As carbs leave, so do key electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. If you’re dehydrated or lacking in electrolytes the symptoms are going to feel much worse. To prevent the symptoms of keto flu you should consider supplementing electrolytes. The best way to get more sodium and potassium is to add them to your diet. This can be accomplished by eating keto friendly foods that are naturally higher in sodium such as eggs and lean meats. Sprinkling on some Lite Salt (a combination of both sodium and potassium) will help you hit both at the same time. There are also some very affordable Potassium Gluconate supplements that may be a good choice. Magnesium Magnesium is an essential nutrient for the body, but magnesium deficiency is relatively common. It is more common among people eating a lower carb diet partially due to the diuretic effect it has on your body. Low magnesium can lead to fatigue, neurological damage and muscle cramps, among other things. In order to deal with magnesium deficiency you can eat keto friendly magnes Continue reading >>

How To Break A Weight Loss Stall On The Ketogenic Diet

How To Break A Weight Loss Stall On The Ketogenic Diet

Halleluja! Friends! I have figured out How to Break a Weight Loss Stall on the Ketogenic Diet!! But first, I feel the need to explain a few things… First, no one really understands why we start to stall on the keto diet. Keep in mind that I am not a doctor. I am only sharing the experience I have and what works for me. I would highly suggest finding a doctor that believes in a low carb diet or Ketogenic diet before you begin. Even though I feel amazing, I’ve noticed a stall in my weight loss. I feel the need to say the Keto diet has cleared a brain fog that I didn’t even really notice was there. It has also made me feel less bloated, less gassy and my energy is through the roof! That alone is probably one of the reasons I continue with this way of eating. The end result is a bonus when it’s a weight loss. But what about the people who are doing this for weight loss as a primary goal? It just means that all the other benefits are the after thought. The Keto Diet has so many benefits and I’m learning more and more each day. I myself started to notice a weight loss stall. I figured it was probably my age because the older we are the harder (or slower) it is to lose weight. I went to a Ketogenic Diet conference here in Austin Texas called KetoCon. I’ve met so many people and many have different success stories and different approaches to the Keto Diet. It’s no wonder there aren’t any clear rules that everyone must follow. It all depends on the Macros you calculate for your own body. The diet rules are pretty much the same but the intake can vary. Some people are extremely strict, while others tend to vary the diet based on their lifestyle. I think the biggest take away for me was the fact that we are all different and if you find something that works for you Continue reading >>

Beat Keto-flu With Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Beat Keto-flu With Homemade Electrolyte Drink

This recipe was inspired by a great electrolyte drink created by Wellness Mama. Apart from using electrolyte drinks for rehydrating during sports, it's an effective natural keto-flu remedy. Electrolytes, especially magnesium, are often deficient when you eat less than 20-30 g net carbs. Making an electrolyte drink that tastes good was a real challenge. At first, the drink was too salty and I had to make a few batches before I was happy with the result. I used slightly different ingredients than the original recipe to increase the potassium and magnesium content and to make it suitable for a keto diet. If you've ever been through keto-flu, you know how bad the symptoms can be: headaches, muscle weakness, cramps or fatigue are just some of the side effects you don't want to experience during the transitional period of the ketogenic diet. Great for pinning: Quick Guide to Keto-flu Remedies 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 Nutritional values (per cup) Total Carbs 1.7 grams Fiber 0 grams Net Carbs 1.7 grams Protein 0.1 grams Fat 0.1 grams of which Saturated 0 grams Energy 6 kcal Sodium 103 mg (5% RDA) Magnesium 178 mg (45% RDA) Potassium 216 mg (11% EMR) Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (90%), protein (4%), fat (6%). If you need to add more sodium to your diet, try Homemade Bone Broth!. For more potassium try avocados! Ingredients (makes ~ 6 cups) 5 cups water or herbal tea of choice (~ 1.2 l) ½ cup lemon or lime juice (120 ml/ 4 fl oz) ½ tsp potassium chloride (see Tips below for alternatives) ¼ tsp salt (I like pink Himalayan) - ⅛ tsp if too salty 2 tbsp Natural Calm magnesium supplement (12 g/ 0.4 oz Continue reading >>

Keto Flu – Start Ketogenic Diet And Avoid The Keto Flu Completely!

Keto Flu – Start Ketogenic Diet And Avoid The Keto Flu Completely!

Keto Flu Solution (LINKS BELOW): Trace Minerals – Potassium Gluconate – Natural Calm (Magnesium) – Himalayan Salt – AND DRINK WATER! Cannot stress that enough. Have some water with you handy at all times. In today’s video I share how to make sure the keto flu doesn’t happen to you. Going through the induction phase of the ketogenic diet can be quite the stressor on the body. Replenishing depleted electrolytes is essential when combatting the symptoms of the keto flu. You hear of horror stories of fatigue, drowsiness and even heart palpitations. It can be quite serious. These supplements will ensure you experience a smooth(er) transition to a fat adapted state. It’s still recommended that you begin the ketogenic diet on a weekend to be able to manage the experience and effects you may have. Depending on your current sugar/carb intake, you can feel a crash from limiting your consumption. This amounts to withdrawal from your dependence. I’m sure you’ll love being in ketosis. The feeling is nearly euphoric when you move from spikes of insulin in your system to steady, cool energy. You’ll find yourself more level headed and more capable when dealing with stress. I do hope this video was helpful for you. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE as I’d love to provide more value! I’d also love your comments. Share your experiences! My Channel: Other great videos on the subject: Affiliate Links Disclosure: I get a small commission if you buy from the links I provide for the products and solutions I recommend. Of course, I only share products with my audience that I myself use and find to be beneficial. source Continue reading >>

What Are The Benefits Of Potassium Gluconate Supplements?

What Are The Benefits Of Potassium Gluconate Supplements?

Your body depends on potassium to relay nerve impulses, stimulate muscles and to maintain the right amount of fluids. It’s especially vital for regulating your heartbeat. Potassium gluconate is one of several supplemental forms of potassium that will increase your levels of potassium. Potassium supplements can lead to serious side effects, however, so you should only take them under the guidance of your health care provider. Potassium gluconate supplements are primarily used to prevent or treat low levels of potassium. Your potassium levels can drop when you lose more fluids than normal, whether due to excessive sweating, diarrhea, vomiting or taking water pills or laxatives. Low potassium doesn’t always cause symptoms, but it can make you feel fatigued. You may experience bloating, abdominal pain or muscle weakness. If low potassium is not corrected, it can lead to abnormal heart rhythms, a condition requiring immediate medical attention. Lower Blood Pressure Through its ability to dilate your blood vessels, potassium improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. It also helps to counteract high blood pressure caused by sodium. While it takes about four weeks to see results, potassium supplements may lower your blood pressure, according to a report published in the March 2006 issue of the “American Journal of Physiology.” But consult your health care provider to determine whether supplements are appropriate for your condition and to establish the right dose. Reach Your Daily Intake The recommended daily intake for potassium is 4,700 milligrams, but most adults consume barely half that amount, reports the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Taking a potassium gluconate supplement can help fill in the gap and provide some of your daily potassium. The best way to Continue reading >>

Have Some Synectar Keto, Y’all

Have Some Synectar Keto, Y’all

Releasing European ketogenic DIY powdered food recipe to the public. We’ve always been fans of low-carb, high-fat diets, which is probably clearly visible in the macronutrient ratio of our classic Synectar One recipe. Only 23% of its energy comes from carbs, 27% from protein and 50% from fat, in contrast with “classic” recommended diets which usually have the ratio of 50% carbs, 25% protein and 25% fat. There’s much debate about these numbers in the soylent community – which ratio is supposed to be the best? Which one is “healthier” or more “natural to human beings”? As you wade through the endless streams of internet discussions, trollposts, blogposts, links, journals and videos on this topic, suddenly there comes the moment when you realize that maybe this just boils down to what you like to believe in. Sure, there’s scientific knowledge to help you decide – the trouble is, for every article posted by one camp, there will be an opposing article posted by the other camp the following day. Which isn’t to say that it doesn’t matter what you choose – indeed, everyone should read the arguments do their research thoroughly, but in the end, you just have to decide on your own. Going Keto One of the more “alternative” decisions of this kind is to live on a ketogenic diet, which is, simply put, eating as little carbohydrates as it’s possible. The ketogenic diet can thus be qualified as very low-carb, very high-fat, adequate protein diet. This should help you get your body into a special state called ketosis, in which you happen to have a raised level of ketones in your blood, which effectively means your body runs on fat instead of glucose. Ketosis isn’t unnatural – the body switches to ketosis every time you fast, which also means you are Continue reading >>

Keto Diet Store

Keto Diet Store

Product Description Potassium is a mineral that is needed for several functions in the body, especially the beating of your heart. Potassium Gluconate powder is used to battle low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia). Pure Science Potassium gives you your needed dose of Potassium Gluconate. The Pure Science Supplements Potassium Difference Pure Science Potassium made from Potassium Gluconate is a bioavailable form of potassium to help you maintain normal levels of potassium, allowing you to absorb its benefits. We bring to you potassium gluconate in capsule form for easier swallowing and quicker absorption. Low potassium intake has been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular illness. An increase in potassium intake, through Pure Science Potassium Gluconate supplement, along with a decrease in sodium can be a helpful dietary change a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular illness. Potassium Gluconate also maintains lean tissue mass and increases bone density. The ratio of sodium to potassium is critical for muscle contraction. Benefits of potassium also include improved bone and muscle strength, normal and healthy metabolism, water balance, electrolytic functions, and nervous system. Pure Science Supplements continues to grow hand in hand with the uncompromised quality and integrity of our products. Using only the best ingredients and standardized technology, Pure Science Supplements Potassium Gluconate boasts of the highest quality Potassium supplement. Manufactured at GMP certified facilities and having passed through stringent testing, we stop at nothing in order to give you the purest and most genuine Potassium Gluconate in the market. You will certainly get what you pay for as we give you the highest quality for your money’s wort Continue reading >>

Keto Drink Neutral: Ingredients

Keto Drink Neutral: Ingredients

Keto drink NEUTRAL consists of the following ingredients: water, rapeseed oil, pea protein, dietary fibre: corn dextrin, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), calcium phosphate, magnesium hydroxide, chromium chloride, ferrous gluconate, potassium chloride, potassium iodate, potassium lactate, copper gluconate, manganese sulphate, sodium selenate, zinc gluconate, sodium L-ascorbate, D-biotin, cyanocobalamin, menaquinone, nicotinamide, calcium D-pantothenate, phylloquinone, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride, retinyl acetate, riboflavin, DL-alpha tocopheryl acetate, cholecalciferol, vitamin E rich oil from palm fruit/annatto, choline tartrate, L-carnitine, maltodextrin, flavour, emulsifier: mono and diglycerides of edible fatty acids Shake well before using, so that all the ingredients are optimally mixed. Continue reading >>

Tips & Tricks For Starting (or Restarting) Low-carb Pt Ii

Tips & Tricks For Starting (or Restarting) Low-carb Pt Ii

In the last post we discussed ramping up the fat intake as the single best way to hurry the low-carb or keto adaptation along. I didn’t mention it in the previous post, but another little secret is to keep an eye on the protein intake. Too much protein will prevent the shift into ketoses because the liver will convert some of the protein into glucose – this glucose will then be used first and slow down the ketogenic process. Which, if course, prompts the question, how much protein is too much? As long as you’re getting your protein from meat, especially fatty cuts of meat, you’re probably okay. If you go for the extremely lean cuts of meat, say, skinless chicken breasts, or if you are supplementing your diet with low-fat protein shakes, you could have a little more trouble low-carb adapting. If you’re going the shake route, I would recommend you add some coconut oil to the shakes for a couple of reasons. First, you’ll hasten the keto-adaptation, and, second, the fat it coconut oil will help remove the fat from your liver (which I’ll discuss more later in this post). A glass of Tinto de Verano pictured at left. A great way to hydrate. (See note at bottom of post.) As I said, you need to really crank up the fat intake to push yourself over the adaptation divide as quickly as possible. If you don’t like fatty cuts of meat, you can add a little medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) to your diet. MCT are absorbed more like carbohydrates and are used quickly by the body. They are almost never incorporated into the fat cells, so they burn quickly, and any extra that might be hanging around are converted to ketones. So, MCT will drive the ketone production process. And so will coconut oil if you prefer that. You can find MCT oil at most health food or natural grocery Continue reading >>

My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 54 + Potassium Deficiency

My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 54 + Potassium Deficiency

Weight: 154 lb Transgressions: TNTC (too numerous to count) Exercise: none Comments The Potassium Problem My current food intake on the Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet appears to be low in potassium, which might have long-term health consequences if followed for many months or years. According to the Linus Pauling Institute’s Micronutrient Information Center, adequate potassium intake apparently decreases blood pressure, reduces salt sensitivity, decreases risk of kidney stones, and protects against osteoporosis and stroke. These associations between higher potassium intake and lower condition rates are based mostly on observational studies of populations in which some people eat little potassium and others eat a lot. It’s assumed that people with higher potassium intake are eating more fruits and vegetables, not taking supplements. The Linus Pauling Institute agrees with the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s “Adequate Intake” value for potassium of 4,700 mg daily for average adults. The current U.S. Food and Drug Administration Daily Value is about 3,500 mg. I’m only getting 2,000 mg/day now. Multivitamin/multimineral supplements in the U.S. provide a maximum of 99 mg potassium (by law?). I bought a potassium gluconate supplement at CVS Pharmacy last night: 90 mg potassium, a drop in the bucket. I dropped into a Hi Health vitamin store (health food store?) today and would swear I saw a combined magnesium and potassium supplement that contained 150 mg potassium. Excess potassium intake can be life-threatening in certain situations such as kidney impairment and use of medications like potassium-sparing diuretics and ACE inhibitors. Relatively high meat intake tends to create an acidic environment in the body, which our bones help to buffer or counteract. In the proce Continue reading >>

Tl;dr: Key Amounts Per Serving:

Tl;dr: Key Amounts Per Serving:

Nutrition for v2.0.1 & v2.0.2 Salted Caramel shown above (replaced Soy Lecithin with Sunflower Lecithin). See the Change Log for a complete list of changes to the recipe. Ingredients: Whey Protein Isolate, Acacia Gum, Vitamin Blend (Vitamin A Palmitate, Cholecalciferol, dl-alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Mixed Tocopherols, L-Methylfolate, Methylcobalamin, Niacinamide, Calcium d-Pantothenate, Thiamin HCl, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine HCl, Ascorbic Acid, Vitamin K2, Boron Amino Acid Complex, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chromium Picolinate, Copper Gluconate, Potassium Iodide, Ferrous Gluconate, Magnesium Citrate, Manganese Sulfate, Molybdenum, Nickelous Sulfate, Selenomethionine, Vanadyl Sulfate, Zinc Gluconate, Choline L-Bitartrate, Lutein, Lycopene), Potassium Citrate, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Chloride, Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Flavors, Sucralose. Specific flavors also contain: Peanut Flour, Cocoa Powder, Coffee Powder, Caffeine, Caramel Color, Tumeric (for color), Beet Juice Extract (for color), Artificial Flavor. See the flavor labels below for more information. Contains: Milk, the Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor contains peanuts. Think that’s a lot of “chemicals” with crazy sounding names? check this out (high-res PDF version). Alanine 1.33g Arginine 0.61g Aspartic Acid 2.81g Cystine 0.75g Glutamic Acid 4.96g Glycine 0.46g Histidine 0.44g Isoleucine 1.62g Leucine 2.81g Lysine 2.81g Methionine 0.58g Phenylalanine 0.84g Proline 1.60g Serine 1.07g Threonine 1.77g Tryptophan 0.46g Tyrosine 0.78g Valine 1.33g Continue reading >>

How To Get Into Ketosis For Optimal Cognitive Performance

How To Get Into Ketosis For Optimal Cognitive Performance

Contents Here’s a sample protocol. I’ve given more options below for you to tinker with, but if you just want clear and simple instructions, here you go. I think this is simple enough and doable. You don’t have to follow everything here, but it’s just a sample protocol. A bright light device by the workstation. Keep it about a foot away and use for 15-30 minutes, if you aren’t exposed to a good amount of bright light in the day. Before supper You can eat whatever you want for supper. Follow a diet that you can keep to and that suits your individual health needs. I recommend 20-50g of carbs depending on your individual needs. I’ve gotten into ketosis before but it didn’t work out very well. This protocol is my attempt to make it work more quickly. Getting into “Ketosis” is considered a state where your brain uses ketones for fuel. The most common fuel for your brain is glucose. Recently, I thought about what went wrong and thought about how I could change this. I’ve been experimenting with a modified ketosis version for about a month on and off. This protocol will be updated as I do more experiments and tweak it. This modified version solves most of the problems I had with ketosis when I previously tried it. I had a lot of issues with low carb diets in general, but this protocol is NOT a very low carb diet. I don’t do this protocol anymore because I need more carbs. I still recommend that you try this or a variation of it if you want to get into ketosis. These days I do a lectin avoidance diet, with carbs. But I may revisit ketosis later. My protocol doesn’t rely on ketones for fuel only. I like to get brain fuel from 4 different sources. This is one way in which this protocol is unique. I find if I get too much of one of these four fuels then it Continue reading >>

Top 10 Supplement Mistakes

Top 10 Supplement Mistakes

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!” – Lucy TOP 10 SUPPLEMENT MISTAKES You may be wondering why we need to supplement if our ancestors never did. Don’t get me wrong, food first when it comes to supplying our cells with essential nutrients, but there are a few things going on with our food supply: 1. Fields are exhausted by overuse and do not contain the nutrients they once did. 2. Most of the minerals such as magnesium was found in water but now most people drink treated, softened or bottled water which is devoid of these essential nutrients. Magnesium salts in water make deposits in your water pipes and makes it difficult to get a decent lather with soap. This problem was solved with the development of water softeners, but the process gets rid of the magnesium. Our ancestors drank untreated well water or water from a stream which had a lot of magnesium. Since our water is now depleted and you don’t find adequate amounts of certain vitamins and minerals in foods. 3. Pesticides overpower and ruin the act of favorable microbes in the soil that aid plants to such up essential nutrients. 4. GMO, genetically modified foods are in our food supply and are affecting our guts and health in detrimental ways. 5. Producers “perfect” and process our “food” so it lasts longer on the shelf. It is often striped nutrients. I believe these are some of the many reasons I deal with so many clients dealing with metabolic syndrome, food-allergies and auto-immune disorders. Our cells don’t know what they are being filled with and they keep screaming for you to fill your mouth even though you have had enough calories… your cells tell your brain to keep eating until it gets the nutrients it NEEDS. Cravings and lack of will-power is not your fault! You just need to tools to fill Continue reading >>

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