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Keto Q&a: Hypothyroid, Hair Falling Out, And Missing Period

Keto Q&a: Hypothyroid, Hair Falling Out, And Missing Period

This week we’re covering hypothyroid on keto, wheat belly, listening to your body, hair falling out on keto, amenorrhea, cortisol on keto, falling off the keto wagon, and more. Resources… Find an answer to your keto, low-carb, high-fat questions in past keto question and answer sessions. Continue reading >>

Zinc And Hair Loss

Zinc And Hair Loss

Testimonies of the Day Another great 30 day Accelerated testimony: “I got compliments on my HAIR today at work. There is NEW hair growth, it’s not as lifeless. I laugh now and feel happy. I’m firing on all cylinders for the first time in I don’t know when, I’m losing weight and have energy but most important my mood is the best it’s been in, forever. It took such a huge leap of faith to buy your services. I’ve been down the rabbit hole so many times I could cry! I went off the HCG early to start your program and boy, I am glad I did. Now I eat and feel full. I feel awake when I should feel awake and sleep great when I need to. Today my time of the month came and NO pms which was awesome. It dawned on me when I was at the grocery store the other day, I thought to myself, wow….I don’t need or want half of this stuff in here anymore!! I really like this and feel like the recipes you supply are enough for me to sustain on and be happy with. I think people at work are wondering why I’m so chipper and laughing a lot too. Haha” – Donna Photo Testimony: Do you or someone you know suffer from an auto immune disease? Alopecia is an auto immune disorder is close to my heart. One client really sticks out in my mind. Kiki, was a middle-aged woman who came into my office. I saw her often in the weight lifting class that I take three times a week, but I never talked to her. It was impossible to ignore that she always wore a bandana on her head, but I never knew why. Her story is that in her 20’s she started losing her hair and by the time she came into my office, it was completely gone. I love this story because Kiki was a professor so I never saw her at the gym during the school year. After 6 months of my anti-inflammatory, keto-adapted, gluten free diet, Ki Continue reading >>

6 Home Remedies For Low Carb & Keto Induced Hair Loss

6 Home Remedies For Low Carb & Keto Induced Hair Loss

6 Home Remedies for Low Carb & Keto Induced Hair Loss Because We’ve Been There Let’s start off by saying that we’ve got personal experience with keto induced hair loss (Paola here! ). You see, a couple years back I suffered from a bout of excessive hair loss (i.e. losing roughly 1k hairs per day… yup, I counted!). And then guess what? A bad hair dye job finished it all off, and I lost two-thirds of my hair. Not fun to say the least. But guess what? After a couple months of trying everything and anything related to hair loss, I finally found a regime which worked. And within just two weeks, my hair stopped falling in chunks. It literally went form 1k to just 30-50 (at least those that I could count!). A year later, and my mane was back in full swing. And most importantly, do not despair! As you probably know already (and I know, it probably doesn’t help me saying it again!): stress also causes hair loss. So if there ever was a vicious cycle, this is it. An important note is that excessive hair loss can be caused by a thyroid malfunction, so it’s worth getting a quick workup to check that that’s not the underlying issue. Otherwise you’ve got options. So here are 6 home remedies you can try for keto induced hair loss. With an MSM supplement most definitely at the top of our list. 1. MSM If there’s one treatment for hair loss you really (and absolutely!) must try it’is a simple intake of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). And forget the scary name, it’s simply a sulfur-bearing compound naturally found (in very small amounts) in several fruits, veggies, animal products, and algae. You see, MSM helps to create several of the chemical links that you need in order to form several types of structural tissues in your body. Including connective tissues such as arti Continue reading >>

What's The Best Vitamin To Boost Your Keto Diet?

What's The Best Vitamin To Boost Your Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, has been proven an effective means of weight loss and improving cardiovascular health. But despite all these great benefits, some people still end up feeling lousy on this low-carb diet. Why? More often than not, that crappy feeling is a simple case of vitamin deficiency. When you cut high-carb foods from your diet, you may also be unintentionally cutting out several essential nutrients as well. And when you are lacking in these things, you might feel noticeable effects on how you live your everyday life. The effects could range from simple tiredness to headaches and a few other things as well. Luckily, vitamin deficiency can be easily avoided without breaking your hard-earned ketosis by taking various supplements. In this article, we’ll go over the three most common nutrients that low-carb diets might lack. We’ll also take a look at the best ketogenic-friendly vitamins and minerals to make up for these common deficiencies so that you can start reaping the benefits of the diet and improve your overall health at the same time. Vitamin B complex isn’t just one thing, but a group of eight different water-soluble nutrients that include thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, B12, B6, pantothenic acid, and biotin. These essential ingredients play a variety of different roles in the body, from converting food into energy to supporting the production of red blood cells. On the ketosis diet, you’ll get most of your B-complex vitamins by eating leafy greens and protein-rich foods like fish, chicken, and legumes. The only B vitamins you may be lacking are biotin and pantothenic acid, which are more commonly found in the carbohydrate-rich grains that most low-carb diets avoids. If you often feel sluggish and fatigued on keto, your body m Continue reading >>

Biotin Deficiency

Biotin Deficiency

Biotin deficiency is a rare nutritional disorder caused by a deficiency of the water-soluble B vitamin termed biotin. This article discusses biotin deficiency caused by deficiency of the enzyme biotinidase (see also Biotinidase Deficiency). Over 140 different genetic defects have been noted with biotinase. [1] At least 25 countries have included biotinidase deficiency in their screening programs for neonatal disease. Biotin deficiency rarely, if ever, occurs in healthy individuals who consume a regular diet unless they are being treated either with certain anticonvulsants or with broad-spectrum antibiotics. The extremely low prevalence of biotin deficiency is probably the result of a combination of factors. First, the daily requirement for biotin is low (approximately 150-300 µg/d). Second, almost all foods contain significant quantities of biotin, and many widely consumed foods are relatively rich in biotin. Third, the intestinal flora synthesizes significant quantities of biotin, and at least a portion of that biotin is believed to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Fourth, a significant fraction of the body's biotin is recycled; that is, a given molecule of biotin may be repeatedly used before it is eventually lost from the body in the feces or urine. A new mouse model of this disease has been noted and could help research on this disease. [2] Continue reading >>

10 Nail Problems You Need To Know About

10 Nail Problems You Need To Know About

10 Nail Problems You Need to Know About Fingernails and toenails are comprised of a rich complex of micronutrients needed to maintain their health, strength and shine. A protein structure known as keratin makes up nails along with almost any vitamin and mineral influencing nail health (4). Critical nutrients include iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, sodium, vitamins A, C and B-complex vitamins like biotin. (8) The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recognizes that nail problems may often be a sign of a serious disease including cancer that should not go untreated. The organization summarizes: (5) “Nails often reflect our general state of health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration or thickening, can signal health problems including liver and kidney diseases, heart and lung conditions, anemia, and diabetes.” The declining health of your nails is your body’s cue that you may have an underlying disease, nutrient deficiency, or chronic health concern. See a dermatologist immediately if you experience any of the following 10 nail problems. 1) Dry, Cracked or Brittle Nails There are many influences that cause nails to be brittle, dry and crack easily. Activities that involve your hands in water frequently such as swimming and washing dishes can cause these symptoms. Nails may also be exposed to chemicals from nail polish remover and cleaning products which weakens the nail. If you live in an area with low humidity your nails may also be susceptible to becoming dry and brittle. Related Conditions: Symptoms of dry, cracked and brittle nails may be a sign of a fungal infection or more serious endocrine disorder called hypothyroidism (1). Nutrient Deficiencies: Associated with a deficiency in vitamins A, C or biotin (B vitamin), and iron (3). Foods for Improvement: S Continue reading >>

Vitamin B Complex And Low-carb Diets

Vitamin B Complex And Low-carb Diets

When it comes to losing weight, low-carb diets work. However, eliminating whole food groups from your diet, including grains and fruit, may increase your risk of nutritional deficiencies, including some of the B vitamins. If you're considering a low-carb diet to help you drop those unwanted pounds, first talk to your doctor about whether you should add a multivitamin of B-complex supplement to your regimen. Video of the Day Eight water-soluble vitamins make up the B-complex, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, vitamin B-12, pantothenic acid and biotin. While each of these vitamins plays a specific role in helping make sure your body works properly, collectively they help your body turn the food you eat into energy. They also play a role in vision, skin health and the formation of red blood cells; assist in running your nervous system; and help with appetite control. As water-soluble vitamins, your body isn't able to store these nutrients -- with the exception of vitamin B-12 -- which means they need to be a regular part of your diet to get what you need. But, because B-vitamins are found in a variety of different foods -- vegetables, fruit, grains, beans and meat -- deficiencies are rare. Low-Carb Diet and B-Vitamins Cutting out foods such as grains and beans may make it hard for you to get all the B-vitamins on a low-carb diet. A 2010 study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition looked at some of the most popular weight-loss diet plans, including a low-carb diet, to determine if they were deficient in any nutrients. This study found that the low-carb diet, which restricted carbs to 20 grams a day, was deficient in only pantothenic acid and biotin and met 100 percent or more of the reference daily intake for th Continue reading >>

Biotin Deficiency By Amino Acid Formula Nutrition For An Infant With Milk Protein Allergy

Biotin Deficiency By Amino Acid Formula Nutrition For An Infant With Milk Protein Allergy

Abstract We reported a 4-month-old girl with biotin deficiency caused by amino acid formula. Two weeks after birth, she was diagnosed as having a milk protein allergy. After switching to amino acid formula from usual formula, her symptoms and laboratory findings became normal. About three weeks after the beginning of amino acid formula, she developed intractable skin erosions around the eyes, mouth, neck, and anogenital area. By measuring concentrations of some trace elements, she was diagnosed as having a biotin deficit, because of the organic aciduria and undetectable serum biotin concentration. Her serum biotinidase level was normal. Upon administration of oral biotin supplementation, all her symptoms and laboratory findings were dramatically improved. Since amino acid formula contains very few biotin, we should pay attention to biotin deficiency when infants receiving amino acid formula. 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 >>

The Definitive Guide To Micronutrients In The Ketogenic Diet

The Definitive Guide To Micronutrients In The Ketogenic Diet

When excluding particular foods, food categories, or macronutrient groups from the diet, the opportunity for deficiency to present itself increases. Therefore, it is no surprise that pushback against the ketogenic diet cites vitamin, mineral, or other nutrient deficiencies as a reason to think twice before restricting carbohydrate content in the diet. However, a close examination of our foods and their contents strongly supports the consumption of animal products. In fact, removing animal products from the diet poses more of a risk to the development of nutrient deficiencies than removing carbohydrate-rich products. This is particularly true when looking beyond the nutrient content of the food to how the nutrients are absorbed and metabolized. In general, meat and other animal products do not limit or may promote nutrient absorption, while plants can often contain antinutrients like phytates, oxalates, or glucosinolates which reduce nutrient absorption, nullifying any benefits associated with their contents. So... what nutrients are lacking in a ketogenic diet? Vitamins Sources: National Institute of Health, Daily Values National Institute of Health, Recommended Intake Vitamin A Cruciferous vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli), dairy (cheese), and meat (beef liver, fish) are rich in vitamin A. Interestingly, 1 ounce of beef liver would provide nearly 100% of the DV for vitamin A (a tablespoon of butter can also provide over 5%). Vitamin A is NOT lacking in a ketogenic diet. Here we say B “complex,” as this group includes thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folate, and cobalamin. The B vitamin complex is an interesting one because we’re told to eat grains and cereal to get B vitamins. Grains and cereal don’t actually contain much B Continue reading >>

Is There A Dark Side Of Ketosis?

Is There A Dark Side Of Ketosis?

I can’t remember what appetizer she pointed to, but the woman sitting to the left of me said this so casually, and several folks at the table knew exactly what she meant, confirming what I’d long suspected: Ketogenic diets have officially gone mainstream – or recognizable at a party mainstream at least – in 2017. Let’s back up and demystify ketosis, which simply means you’re utilizing ketone bodies – more commonly called ketones – rather than glucose as your body’s primary fuel. Just like your car uses gasoline, your body needs fuel. That usually means glucose. But let’s say you’re on a very-low carbohydrate, higher-fat diet. Your body doesn’t get a lot of glucose, which primarily comes from carbohydrate and to a lesser degree protein. That means your liver’s backup glucose (glycogen) also becomes in short supply. Unlike your car, your body doesn’t just shut down. Thankfully, you have an alternative fuel source called ketones. Ketones are organic compounds your liver always makes. You’re cranking out ketones right now as you read this. During starvation or (more likely) when you restrict carbohydrate and increase fat intake, your body uses ketones as its primary fuel. In other words, when your body doesn’t receive or can’t make enough glucose, it shifts to this alternative fuel. Almost every organ can utilize ketones except for your red blood cells (which don’t have ketone-metabolizing mitochondria) and liver. Your liver, in fact, does the heavy lifting. This hardworking organ metabolizes fat into three ketone bodies: acetoacetate (ACA), beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), and acetone.(1) BHB is the first substrate that kicks ketosis into action. Among its benefits, BHB reduces chronic inflammation and restores healthy inflammation levels. In Continue reading >>

Consumption Of A Low-carbohydrate And High-fat Diet (the Ketogenic Diet) Exaggerates Biotin Deficiency In Mice.

Consumption Of A Low-carbohydrate And High-fat Diet (the Ketogenic Diet) Exaggerates Biotin Deficiency In Mice.

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as a cofactor for several carboxylases. The ketogenic diet, a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet, is used to treat drug-resistant epilepsy and promote weight loss. In Japan, the infant version of the ketogenic diet is known as the "ketone formula." However, as the special infant formulas used in Japan, including the ketone formula, do not contain sufficient amounts of biotin, biotin deficiency can develop in infants who consume the ketone formula. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the ketogenic diet on biotin status in mice. METHODS: Male mice (N = 32) were divided into the following groups: control diet group, biotin-deficient (BD) diet group, ketogenic control diet group, and ketogenic biotin-deficient (KBD) diet group. Eight mice were used in each group. RESULTS: At 9 wk, the typical symptoms of biotin deficiency such as hair loss and dermatitis had only developed in the KBD diet group. The total protein expression level of biotin-dependent carboxylases and the total tissue biotin content were significantly decreased in the KBD and BD diet groups. However, these changes were more severe in the KBD diet group. CONCLUSION: These findings demonstrated that the ketogenic diet increases biotin bioavailability and consumption, and hence, promotes energy production by gluconeogenesis and branched-chain amino acid metabolism, which results in exaggerated biotin deficiency in biotin-deficient mice. Therefore, biotin supplementation is important for mice that consume the ketogenic diet. It is suggested that individuals that consume the ketogenic diet have an increased biotin requirement. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Continue reading >>

Consumption Of A Low-carbohydrate And High-fat Diet (the Ketogenic Diet) Exaggerates Biotin Deficiency In Mice

Consumption Of A Low-carbohydrate And High-fat Diet (the Ketogenic Diet) Exaggerates Biotin Deficiency In Mice

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Biotin Deficiency

Biotin Deficiency

Biotin deficiency is a rare nutritional disorder which can become serious, even fatal, if allowed to progress untreated. It can occur in people of any age, ancestry, or gender. Biotin is part of the B vitamin family. Biotin deficiency rarely occurs among healthy people because the daily requirement of biotin is low, many foods provide adequate amounts of it, intestinal bacteria synthesize small amounts of it, and the body effectively scavenges and recycles it from bodily waste. However, deficiencies can be caused by consuming raw egg whites over a period of months to years. Egg whites contain high levels of avidin, a protein that binds biotin strongly. When cooked, avidin is partially denatured and binding to biotin is reduced. However one study showed that 30-40% of the avidin activity was still present in the white after frying or boiling.[1] But cooked egg whites are safer to consume.[2] Genetic disorders such as Biotinidase deficiency, Multiple carboxylase deficiency, and Holocarboxylase synthetase deficiency can also lead to inborn or late-onset forms of biotin deficiency.[citation needed] In all cases – dietary, genetic, or otherwise – supplementation with biotin is the primary method of treatment.[citation needed] Signs and symptoms[edit] Rashes including red, patchy ones near the mouth (erythematous periorofacial macular rash) Fine and brittle hair Hair loss or total baldness (alopecia) Anemia Birth Defects (still being studied)[3][4] Seborrheic dermatitis Fungal infections Psychological[edit] Hallucinations[5] Lethargy[6] Anorexia[7] Mild depression, which may progress to profound fatigue and, eventually, to somnolence Generalized muscular pains (myalgias) Paresthesias Causes[edit] Total parenteral nutrition without biotin supplementation: Several cases of Continue reading >>

Biotin Deficiency: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Epidemiology, Role Of Biotin In Body, What Foods Are High In Biotin

Biotin Deficiency: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Epidemiology, Role Of Biotin In Body, What Foods Are High In Biotin

There are various nutritional disorders which are caused by deficiency of various vitamins and minerals in the body. One such nutritional disorder caused by a deficiency of the water soluble vitamin B7, termed Biotin is known as Biotin deficiency. This is in fact a rare nutritional disorder which can be caused by various factors. In this current article of ours we will talk about the causes and treatments of Biotin deficiency. Biotin, also known as vitamin B7, like most Vitamin B, is a water soluble vitamin required by all living beings, except bacteria, yeast, fungi and molds that can make the vitamin on themselves. That means, bacteria living inside our intestines create biotin on their own and share the vitamin with the host organisms. Biotin or vitamin B7 helps in supporting adrenal function, helps in calming down and maintaining a healthy nervous system and also necessary for key metabolic processes of life. It must be noted that biotin deficiency is not very common, and usually a very rare nutritional disorder, especially in healthy individuals who consume a regular balanced diet. However, specific medications and diets can lead to biotin deficiency in certain individuals. Most common symptoms of biotin deficiency include brittle hair, hair loss, dry skin, nausea, muscle pain, fatigue, depression etc. We will talk about the causes and symptoms along with the treatments for this deficiency in our following array of the article. Biotin as mentioned earlier is an important nutrient required by the body. There are some foods which are known to be good source of biotin. Some of them include: Cooked eggs; mostly the yolk. Brewer's yeast Nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc. Whole grains Nut butter Vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms etc. and fruits like bananas. S Continue reading >>

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