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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 >>

Symptoms Of Low Potassium Levels: Are You Low In Potassium?

Symptoms Of Low Potassium Levels: Are You Low In Potassium?

Potassium plays a vital role in heart health, digestive, and muscular function, bone health, and more Only 2 percent of US adults get the recommended daily amount of 4,700 milligrams of potassium Potassium needs to be kept in proper balance with sodium in your blood; if you consume too much sodium, which is common if you eat a lot of processed foods, you’ll have an increased need for potassium By Dr. Mercola Potassium, a mineral and electrolyte, is essential for your cells, tissues, and organs to function properly. It plays a vital role in heart health, digestive, and muscular function, bone health, and more. While potassium is found in many foods commonly consumed in the US – including fruits, vegetables, dairy products, salmon, sardines, and nuts – only 2 percent of US adults get the recommended daily amount of 4,700 milligrams (mg).1 This is especially problematic because potassium is a nutrient that needs to be kept in proper balance with sodium in your blood. If you consume too much sodium, which is common if you eat a lot of processed foods, you'll have an increased need for potassium. Others who are at particular risk of low potassium, or hypokalemia, are those with chronic malabsorption syndromes, such as Crohn's disease, or those taking heart medicine (particularly loop diuretics).2 However, anyone who eats a poor diet – an excess of processed foods and not enough fresh, whole foods – is potentially at risk of inadequate potassium levels. Optimizing Your Potassium Level Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure The number of deaths due to hypertension, or high blood pressure, increased nearly 62 percent from 2000 to 2013, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).3 Currently, about 70 million US adults struggle with 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance By Jeff S Volek And Stephen D. Phinney – A Summary

The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance By Jeff S Volek And Stephen D. Phinney – A Summary

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Doctors Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney should be a must read for everyone interested in doing keto for athletic performance. So here it is, a summary with the finer points of the book. I encourage you to go and buy the book, which is a great resource of factual information to help you along your ketogenic journey. Use this summary as a guide, as it goes hand in hand with our FAQ – you will see a lot of similarities and suggestions between both of them. KETOGENIC DIET FOR ATHLETES INTRODUCTION * A high carbohydrate diet locks a person into a dependence on carbohydrate as the dominant fuel for exercise (page 2) * You can train your body to burn fat by simply changing your diet (page 2) * After a few weeks you can train harder, perform longer, and recover fast. (page 2) HEALTH * Low carbohydrate diets are anti-inflammatory (page 4) * Produces less oxidative stress during exercise (page 4) * More rapid recovery between exercise sessions (page 4) * Much less dependence on muscle glycogen (page 4) * Less need to reload with carbohydrates during and after exercise (page 4) * Low carb adaptions accelerates the use of saturated fats of fuel, allowing a high intake of total fats (including saturates) without risk (page 4) * By reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, gut and immune functions are better maintained (page 44) HISTORY With the advent of agriculture, the average height of the population decreased by 6 inches, and average longevity declined by 10 years. HUMAN BODY COMPOSITION * 400-500 grams of glycogen in your body (1600-2000 kcal) (page 10) * practically unlimited fat, e.g. 10kg when you are very lean (90.000 kcal) (page 10) * In well trained athletes, muscles cells can store as much energy in fat drop Continue reading >>

Using Supplements To Maximize Your Ketogenic Diet

Using Supplements To Maximize Your Ketogenic Diet

Science shows that the ketogenic diet is an effective way to lower blood sugar in diabetes, control insulin resistance, and optimize cholesterol. One of the most common questions we get from people is how to utilize supplements to further reap the benefits of a carbohydrate-restricted diet. Below we outline some science-backed supplements and reasons you might want to use them in order to optimize your carbohydrate-restricted diet. About 145 million Americans use nutritional supplements each year—that’s almost one-half of the population. [1] Fight Triglycerides with Fish Oil Supplements According to Nutrition Business Journal, Americans spend over 1.2 billion dollars on fish oil supplements per year. But what are they exactly and can they benefit your health? Fish oil supplements are capsules that contain various oils derived from the liver and skin of fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel. They are rich on a special kind molecule called omega-3 fatty acids, a polyunsaturated fat which helps protect against heart disease and potentially a variety of other health conditions. Omega-3 fatty acids come in one of three varieties. The first one is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is found in foods like canola oil, soybean oil, walnuts, and chia seeds. The other two, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are only found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements. Omega 3 fatty acids are an essential food; this means that it isn’t naturally produced by the body and you must obtain it through dietary means. Unfortunately, many American don’t get enough of any of these three types of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets. Recent research suggests that fish oil supplements may lower levels of triglycerides, fat molecules found in the blood Continue reading >>

[34] 2-keto-d-gluconate Reductase From Acetic Acid Bacteria

[34] 2-keto-d-gluconate Reductase From Acetic Acid Bacteria

Abstract This chapter describes an assay method for the isolation of 2-keto-D-gluconate reductase from acetic acid bacteria. 2-Keto-D-gluconate reductase occurs in acetic acid bacteria and catalyzes the reduction of 2-keto-D-gluconate to D-gluconate. 2-Keto-D-gluconate is reduced by the enzyme in the presence of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate dehydrogenase (NADPH) to give D-gluconate and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). The reaction rate is measured by the decrease of optical density at 340 nm. The enzyme activity is measured by reading the decrease of the absorbance of NADPH at 340 nm in a recording spectrophotometer with thermostatted water at 25°C, or a spectrophotometer in a thermostatted room. The crystalline enzyme and crude enzyme preparations of 2-keto-o-gluconate reductase is stable in 0.01 M potassium phosphate, pH 6.0, containing 1 mM 2-mercaptoethanol . Enzyme activity for the reduction of 2-keto-D-gluconate to D-gluconate is found at pH 6.0 with all enzyme preparations of acetic acid bacteria. The Oxidation of D-gluconate to 2-keto-D-gluconate is found at pH 10.5 with the enzyme from G. liquefaciens, 12.0 with the enzyme from A. rancens, and 11.0 with the enzyme from A. ascendens. Continue reading >>

Low-carb Diets And Potassium Deficiency

Low-carb Diets And Potassium Deficiency

As an adherent to the low-carb lifestyle (and currently on a cut) I’m acutely aware that I might not getting enough potassium: potassium is required for ketogenesis as well as supporting exercise 1. Can I get enough without eating bananas or other carbs? Potassium is primarily found in fruit and is essential to our health. The recommended daily amount for an adult male is 4,700mg but less than 2,900mg may be lead to deficiency 2. What good is potassium? Potassium deficiency may cause chronic health problems like muscle cramping, weakness, fatigue, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and digestive issues. A deficiency may also cause high blood pressure while a major study suggests that potassium supplements may reduce systolic blood pressure by ~8 points 3. Getting the required daily amount of potassium reduces the chance of stroke and osteoporosis. Potassium (combined with sodium, which none of us is deficient in due to it’s over-use in prepared foods) is an electrolyte required for muscle contraction – not just in muscles like the biceps but also the heart. Potassium is required to break down carbohydrates and make amino acids from proteins therefore a deficiency of potassium will negatively effect metabolism. Potassium is essential for ketogenesis (burning fat as energy) and flushed from the body during exercise. These two facts make it especially relevant to athletes and body builders. How much potassium do I need? As stated above the recommended daily amount for an adult male is 4.7g. There is no established upper limit but overdosing (called “hyperkalemia”) may be fatal which is why the FDA prohibits supplements from containing more than 99mg of potassium. It would take ~47 pills to reach just the daily requirement! However if kidneys are functioning properl 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 >>

Best Potassium Supplement To Take On A Ketogenic Diet

Best Potassium Supplement To Take On A Ketogenic Diet

Did you know that an electrolyte imbalance is common when eating keto? At least there is an easy fix for it. Potassium deficiency happens even in people who are eating a standard diet that might be high in carbs and low in fat. (Ref) Low carb & ketogenic diets are great for improving health in many ways like reducing metabolic syndrome issues, weight loss, physical & mental performance boosts, plus loads of other health benefits. But, one thing to remember is that it’s not perfect. Certain minerals or vitamins are definitely lost and need to be replenished. Potassium is one mineral our bodies need and that seems to run low on a keto diet. (Sodium from salt is another) If you start to feel weak, get muscle cramps, have skin problems, are irritable or moody then a low level of potassium in your system might be the culprit you need to fix. I’ve found a few different potassium supplements to help you stay keto plus feel good. 2017’s Best Potassium Supplements to take on a Keto Diet Compared Top Rated Potassium Supplements We all know Nature Made brand. They’ve been around for over 40 years and have that bright yellow label that’s easy to spot on the store shelves. So is it any surprise that they would show up in my top 3. With Nature Made Potassium Gluconate, you have a supplement that is trusted and approved by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Since low carb diets are known to deplete potassium, it’s important to make sure to increase potassium intake on a daily basis. You can do this by eating foods high in potassium – such as spinach, kale, and bananas – and a taking a trusted supplement. A potassium supplement, like Nature Made Potassium Gluconate, can help prevent you from having to deal with the symptoms that seem to go hand-in-hand with a low car 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 >>

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 >>

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