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How To Measure Ketones And Optimize Ketogenic Diets

How To Measure Ketones And Optimize Ketogenic Diets

The problem with diets is that we think that one diet should be good for everyone. But research and N=1 experiments show that’s not the case. Learn about measuring ketones and ketosis to understand how your low carb or high fat diet is really affecting you. If there is one area of our bodies that is debated to extremes, with literally hundreds of differing strong opinions on it, it’s nutrition. For many, beliefs about nutrition and diet are tribal. We put ourselves in different camps and we war agains the other camps. Whether it be paleo, low fat, low carb, Atkins, high fat, low protein, vegan, raw vegan and so on. It’s exactly this sort of area where I see data as essential. Without data we have no hope of cutting through the maze of opinions to get to what really works. Part of the problem with nutrition and diets is that we tend to think that one diet should be good for everyone. But increasingly, research and N=1 experiments, are showing that that isn’t the case. And this is exactly why you should pay attention to today’s show. Today, we’re looking at what has relatively recently become the fastest growing nutrition or diet trend. The high fat diet. Also known in different guises as the ketogenic diet, or the low carb diet. And specifically how this can affect our different individual biochemistries, how we can measure “Ketosis” and other biomarkers to understand how our specific biology is reacting to it… and allowing us to troubleshoot and course correct when it isn’t getting the desired results we’re looking for from it. Today’s guest is Jimmy Moore. In 2004, Jimmy, at 32 years, weighed 410 pounds. Since then he has transformed his own biology, shedding all that additional weight with low carb and ketogenic diets. He has also interviewed n Continue reading >>

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Import Alert Name:

(Note: This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel regarding the manufacturer(s) and/or products(s) at issue. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public). Import Alert # 75-01 "Detention Without Physical Examination Of Urine Test Strips Not Labeled for Marketing in the U.S." The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has received numerous complaints involving urine test strips which are labeled for sale in Canada but are being commercialized in the United States. These urine test strips are being used for various tests such as: Glucose, Bilirubin, Protein, Ketone, Nitrite, and Leucocites. These products are intended for sale in Canada and they are labeled in the International System (IS) of units which are used and recognized in Canada. Because these metric units are not commonly used in the United States, consumers in this country may not appropriately convert and interpret the results. Districts may detain, without physical examination, urine test strips manufactured by firms identified in the attachment for this import alert. Continued surveillance of urine test strips from other foreign manufacturers appears warranted. For questions or issues concerning science, science policy, sample collection, analysis, preparation, or analytical methodology, contact the Division of Field Science at 301 796-6600. "The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to section 801(a)(3) in that its labeling appears to lack adequate directions for its intended use, in that product is labeled in International System (SI) units which are not commonly used in the United States [Misbranding, 502(f)(1)]." OASIS charge code - DIRECTIONS Sensor Health Products Inc Date Pu Continue reading >>

Management – Gdm

Management – Gdm

How to treat it? There are four major initial aspects of treatment. 1. Diet and activity About two-thirds of people with gestational diabetes respond very well to watching their diet. Keeping track of your weight is helpful. Older practice was a very restrictive diet, but now it is understood that the pancreas needs a reasonable amount of carbohydrates to work properly. The modern diabetic meal plan is very close to a healthy normal diet. It is important that your pancreas is not exposed to a large meal, so it is best to spread out your intake into 3 meals and 3 snacks. Small amounts of food periodically throughout the day are much easier for your pancreas to process. As the baby consumes calories all night long, it is also important that you have a bedtime snack. It is very important that you avoid really sweet things because these high-sugar foods tend to raise your blood sugar more and puts extra stress on your pancreas. Avoiding sugary pop and limiting the amount of juice you drink is important. Juice may be natural but it is high in fructose and glucose that will raise your blood sugar. The less fat you eat the less likely you will be to gain further weight and aggravate the problem. Fat is a much more concentrated form of energy than carbohydrates or protein. Exercise and activity help to use up sugar. Sometimes a 10-15 minute walk after meals will also lower the blood sugars. Walking or gentle swimming are usually good exercise for pregnant women but check with your caregiver to be sure they are fine for you. 2. Monitoring Blood Sugar Once you are on the diet your physician or caregiver will need to know your blood sugar levels. For this your clinic should provide you with a meter and ask you to check your blood sugar four times a day. A nurse will usually check Continue reading >>

Nutritional Ketosis Tools

Nutritional Ketosis Tools

For anyone who is getting started nutritional ketosis or interested in how I track everything, I figure I would write a post showing all the tools I use. Something like this would have been helpful for me when I was just starting. Precision Xtra Blood Glucose and Ketone Meter: This is the system I use to track my daily fastingmorning blood ketones to determine if I am in the range of nutritional ketosis (0.5 mmol- 3.0 mmol). I’ve gotten pretty good at predicting what my ketones will be the following morning based on my diet and activity level. The system I purchased came with the meter itself, the lancet you see pictured on the right of the meter, and 10 needles. I had to purchase the ketone strips separately. There is another system out there, the Nova Max Plus, but I ended up going with the Precision Xtra system based on a review I read from Jimmy Moore and I wanted to the most accurate system available. The main draw back of the Precision Xtra system is the price of the ketone strips, which can be in the range of $5.00 a strip. Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Test Strips: These are the all important test strips to use with the Precision Xtra system. As you can see by the link, these things are costly! But in my searches online I found a Canadian pharmacy that sells these for a much more reasonable price of $1.99 per strip. Here is another one based in Canada that offers the strips for $2.49 per strip, depending on how many you buy. These prices also don’t include the shipping, so keep that in mind. I’ve had a lot of success with the first one so at least for the length of this experiment, I’ll continue to order from them. I have read in some places that eBay can be a place to look for these strips, but when I checked there the prices weren’t much better. FreeSt Continue reading >>

Buy Diabetic Health Medical Testing Supplies Online

Buy Diabetic Health Medical Testing Supplies Online

Diabetic Health Medical Testing Supplies Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) T2D was once referred to as adult onset diabetes, but it can also occur in children. T2D is a serious medical condition characterized by high blood sugar levels. This happens as a result of the pancreas failing to produce enough insulin, or the body becoming resistant to it. Insulin is a natural hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas. This hormone works by absorbing and processing glucose from the blood stream into the body’s cells to be used or stored for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar which is one of the main sources of fuel for all the cells of the body. Two of the body’s main sources of glucose comes from food and the liver. The liver makes glucose and stores it for future use. On the other hand, when you eat carbohydrates, your body produces insulin and the glucose is absorbed into the bloodstream. When blood glucose levels drop as a result of skipping meals, the liver will break down glycogen into glucose. This will help to maintain normal blood sugar levels. In T2D, this process does not work properly, as the body does not product enough insulin or use the insulin it does produce properly. In healthy people, the beta cells in the pancreas produce more insulin when blood sugar levels rise. Over time, however, these beta cells can become damaged and fail to meet the insulin needs of the body. If this happens, this is called T2D. There is no cure for T2D. However, this medical condition can be treated through regular exercise, healthy diet and maintaining a proper weight. If a healthy diet and exercise does not work, your doctor may prescribe an oral diabetes medication, such as metformin, to help control your blood glucose levels. T2D is more common compared to T1D. It is not yet kno Continue reading >>

The Best Ketone Meters To Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

The Best Ketone Meters To Monitor Ketosis – Christmas 2017

The goal of a high-fat, low-carb diet is to get into a state called Ketosis where the body burns fat as fuel rather than using glucose as its source of energy. Types of Ketone Meters There are several types of ketone meters available that monitor ketosis in vastly different ways, some more accurate than others and some more convenient others. We’ll discuss 3 types of Ketone Meters available starting with the best on the market today in 2017. Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer The Ketonix breath analyser doesn’t use any blood glucose test or test strip, it works by analysing acetone on your breath that your body produces when you’re in a state of ketosis. The Ketonix is slightly less accurate as blood ketone and glucose meters are per test. But they are more convenient With the Ketonix, you can test yourself an unlimited amount of times, hourly if you like. Which is ideal if you want to see how various foods effect ketosis after you’ve eaten them or even the effects exercise has. The Ketonix is affordable when you take into account the price of test strips for blood monitors. (Many companies give away cheap versions of blood monitors but make their money on testing strips). The Ketonix has no test strips and requires no further outlay. Ketonix also comes with software that will keep a log and also calibrates the device to the optimal settings for your goals. If you’re trying to monitor ketones under conditions such as athletic performance, weight loss, diabetes, alzheimer’s or epilepsy. The Ketonix adjusts its settings to test whether you’re in the ideal range for that condition. The Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer is a one-off payment you can read more & check them out here. Blood Ketone Meter One of the best & most precise ways of monitoring ketosis is with a Continue reading >>

Ketone Strips: Are They Legit?

Ketone Strips: Are They Legit?

These days, everyone is a keto dieter, but very few actually know they’re in ketosis. Sure, you can follow the diet and take the supplements, but if it’s all predicated on reaching a certain metabolic condition, wouldn’t you want to know if you’ve achieved it? Ketone strips fall into two distinct categories that dictate the accuracy of the test you are taking. These two categories are urine and blood. The degree to which ketone strips help you to successfully monitor your blood ketone levels will be greatly affected by which of these you use. Think of a urinalysis as the book jacket version, and a blood test as the entire Moby Dick novel in regard to detail. Depending where you are on the commitment scale, you’ll want to make sure you’re using the right test for your needs. Below, we’ve listed the various types, brands, and benefits/detriments of each of the ketone strips. Check them out, and see which one suits your needs best, and most importantly, helps you remain in ketosis. Ketone Strips: Urine Analysis Using urinalysis to test for ketones is simply getting a “30,000 foot view” of the ketones in your system. The body regularly emits anywhere from 3 to 15 milligrams of ketones a day. Increased amounts of ketones in the urine (acetoacetate) can show you that there is in fact an excess of ketones your system, however ketone strips that evaluate the urine will not report the amount of ketones in the blood – ketonaemia – which is where the real work is done. The benefit of using the urinalysis ketone strips at the beginning of your ketogenic diet, is that you’ll save money of the bat in case you choose not to pursue the diet later on. And, as your body initially gets into ketosis, you’ll find value in the measurements. But once your body adapts Continue reading >>

Hospital Connectivity Glucose/ketone Monitoring System The Most Extensively Studied And Proven Glucose Measurement Technology

Hospital Connectivity Glucose/ketone Monitoring System The Most Extensively Studied And Proven Glucose Measurement Technology

In addition to the study submitted to the FDA, 138 other independent studies over the last eight years—including 53 critical care studies—have found no clinically significant interferences for StatStrip Glucose measurement technology. This is a statement that no other glucose meter manufacturer can make. StatStrip Glucose and StatStrip Xpress2 Glucose are the world’s most extensively studied and proven glucose test. It has been proven to be safe and effective for use throughout all hospital and professional healthcare settings including critical care. Wireless meter connectivity to LIS/HIS with StatStrip Glucose The StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System now offers bidirectional wireless connectivity to hospital HIS or LIS with complete security to protect patient data. Wireless connectivity can transmit patient results directly from the bedside, alleviating the need to bring the meter to a fixed location for meter docking and data transmission. Wireless connectivity saves time for the caregiver and allows for faster charting of results and clinical decision making to improve patient care. Dual-band wireless connectivity provides complete security and encryption to ensure that patient data remains uncompromised. Nova now offers a full range of StatStrip Glucose wireless connectivity capabilities, including wireless meters, wireless carrying cases, and wireless docking stations. All wireless devices use industry standard POCT1-A2 data format and are compatible with a choice of middleware partners. Measures ketones* with same meter Easy to use No meter preparation or calibration coding steps are required. Insert a ketone strip and StatStrip Glucose/Ketone automatically recognizes the strip and converts the meter to ketone measuring mode. Blood ketone testing should Continue reading >>

Ketone Testing

Ketone Testing

If glucose levels are very high Type 1 diabetes, then blood ketones may be formed and lead to a serious, potentially life threatening complication known as Diabetic Keto Acidosis (DKA). This is an emergency condition and should be treated in a hospital. If glucose levels are very high and not responding to insulin treatment then a blood ketone test should be done at home. If ketones are elevated GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM for further treatment. What are Ketones? In diabetes, there is not enough insulin to help your muscles absorb glucose from the blood. And when your muscles are starved for energy they start to "burn" fat. This produces breakdown products called ketones. These are toxic acids. The accumulation of these acids in the body may lead to the condition called ketosis and as it gets more serious, ketoacidosis or DKA. We can test for ketones using urine ketone testing strips or we can test for blood ketones. The Canadian Diabetes Association Guidelines suggest that blood ketone testing is more appropriate. There is one glucose meter in Canada that can also test blood ketones, this is the Precision Xtra meter and there are special ketone testing strips available, they come in a package of 10 and cost about $20:00. Most private drug plans will cover the cost though the Ontario Drug Benefit plan and some other provincial plans do not. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Occurs when excessive levels of ketone accumulate and the body becomes acidotic. It is a potentially life-threatening condition. ß-Hydroxybutyrate is the predominant ketone associated with DKA. ß-Hydroxybutyrate: A key to DKA Detection, Better Clinical Decisions Sick-day management requires increased monitoring of blood glucose and assessment for ketosis. Testing for ß-Hydroxybutyrate is a key to early dia Continue reading >>

About Centrivet™ Gk Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System

About Centrivet™ Gk Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System

The CentriVet™ Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System is a dual glucose and ketone meter made specifically with animals in mind. The species specific code chip technology means that you get accurate results for every animal, the way it should be. With fast test timing, 5 and 10 seconds for glucose and ketones, you can have your animal’s result in the palm of your hand, wherever that is. • Small 0.8 µL and 1.2 µL sample size for glucose and ketones • 5 seconds for glucose results and 10 seconds for ketone results • Clinically proven accuracy • Audible fill detection reduces wasted strips The CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System is compatible with the CentriVet™ Blood Glucose Test Strips and the CentriVet™ Blood Ketone Test Strips as well as the CentriVet™ Glucose Control Solution and CentriVet™ Ketone Control Solution. The CentriVet™ GK Blood Glucose & Ketone Monitoring System is ideal for use in veterinary clinics, emergency animal hospitals, for mobile vets, farm, and home use because of its portability and size. Feature Specification Measurement Range Glucose: 10-600 mg/dL (0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L) β-Ketone: 0.0 – 8.0 mmol/L Minimum Sample Size Glucose: 0.8 µL β-Ketone: 1.2 µL Test Time Glucose: 5 seconds β-Ketone: 10 seconds Sample Glucose: capillary, venous β-Ketone: capillary, venous Battery Life 3,000 tests Memory Up to 450 records with date and time Automatic Shutoff 2 minutes after last action or after strip removal Meter Size 90.3 x 58 x 19.4 mm Display Size 40.2 x 36 mm Operating Temperature 41-113˚F (5-45 ˚C) Operating Relative Humidity 10-90% (non-condensing) Hematocrit Range 20 – 60% for both Glucose and Ketone Item Contents Item Code For customers ordering in the United States CentriVet™ GK Blood Gluc Continue reading >>

Can I Buy Glucose Test Strips Over The Counter?

Can I Buy Glucose Test Strips Over The Counter?

Yes, you can purchase as many blood glucose test strips as you want over the counter at your local pharmacy or online. You may find that local pharmacies keep their test strips behind the counter. That’s is not because a prescription is required for test strips but rather to keep the test strips from people stealing them because they are so expensive. Do I Need A Prescription to Buy Glucose Test Strip? We often get this question about all diabetic supplies not just the test strips, and the answer is always the same: No, you’re not required to have a prescription to buy glucose test strips. If for whatever reason you need buy diabetic tests strips you can do so by ordering them online or purchasing them at your local pharmacy. Just keep in mind that they are so expensive at your local pharmacy. Does Insurance Require Prescription to Cover My Test Strips? The answer to this question depends on your insurance. Generally, there are three possible scenarios: Your insurance requires a prescription to cover your test strips. In that case you will need to have your doctor write you a prescription to get coverage for your test strips. Otherwise, you can buy them without prescription but you would have to pay out of your pocket. You may have to launch a letter-writing campaign to your insurance to see if they will reimburse you for the over the counter purchase of test strips. There are other insurances that don’t require prescriptions. All they will need from you is the invoice. Simply Submit your invoice to them for reimbursement. These are commonly referred to as Good insurance. Lastly, if you’re on Medicare or Medicaid, you will need to have a prescription to get covered. You can check online to see if there are any government programs that will reimburse you for diab Continue reading >>

The Effects Of Caffeine On Ketosis

The Effects Of Caffeine On Ketosis

Nowadays, it seems as if society as we know it, is becoming more and more obsessed with body image and appearance on a day to day basis. Because of this, we find ourselves constantly trying to watch what we eat, watching our figures, and busting our butts in the gym until we feel physically sick in the process. What generally tends to happen is that when we go from one extreme, I.E eating junk and being lazy, to another, I.E eating healthy, but incredibly low calorie diets and exercising until we feel sick, it comes as quite a shock to the system to begin with, and we lose a fair amount of fat. Sadly, the body quickly adapts to these changes and our progress becomes slower and slower with each passing day. Eventually, we’ll find ourselves eating boring and tasteless food, constantly feeling tired, hungry, and irritable due to the extreme calorie deficit, and struggling to complete even the most basic of workouts. What generally then happens is that we’ll weigh ourselves, and notice that, after weeks of dieting, exercising, and making ourselves miserable in the process, we’ve lost barely any weight, if any weight at all for that matter. We then likely feel discouraged, will throw the towel in, and stuff our faces full of as much junk food as possible, before repeating the entire vicious circle all over again. Now, don’t get us wrong, calorie restrictive diets rich in healthy foods do work, but extreme deficits, and bland tasting foods are not good for the body, or the psyche for that matter. Ketogenic diets however, are quickly becoming popular once more, and it is ketogenic diets we’ll be looking at here, alongside caffeine and how caffeine effects these diets. What is ketosis? Ketogenic diets, such as ‘keto’ and the Atkins diet, are not new concepts, as t Continue reading >>

Evaluation Of Five Cowside Tests For Use With Milk To Detect Subclinical Ketosis In Dairy Cows.

Evaluation Of Five Cowside Tests For Use With Milk To Detect Subclinical Ketosis In Dairy Cows.

Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of five ketone tests for use with milk to detect subclinical ketosis [defined as > 1200 mumol of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA)/L of blood] in dairy cows. The tests studied were the Ketolac BHB strip to detect BHBA (Hoechst, Unterschleissheim, Germany) and four tests based on sodium nitroprusside to detect acetoacetate (Rothera tests) [Ketostix strip (Bayer, Etobicoke, ON, Canada), Bioketone powder (Societé d' Analyses Biopharmaceutiques, Laval, QC, Canada), Ketocheck powder (Great States, St. Joseph, MO), and Utrecht powder (University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands)]. Milk samples (n = 529) from 266 cows in 25 Ontario dairy herds were used for this investigation. The Ketolac BHB strip at 50 and 100 mumol of BHBA/L of milk showed sensitivities of 92 and 72%, respectively. This test was more sensitive for subclinical ketosis than were any of the Rothera tests. The sensitivities of the Rothera tests were 43, 33, 28, and 5%, respectively, for Utrecht powder, Bioketone powder, Ketocheck powder, and Ketostix strip. The Rothera tests were highly specific, as was the Ketolac BHB strip at 200, 500, and 1000 mumol of BHBA/L of milk (specificity, > 97%). The prevalence of subclinical ketosis was highest during the first 6 wk of lactation, and a peak was detected during the 2nd wk of lactation. Of the tests evaluated in this study, Ketolac BHB strip was the most useful to monitor subclinical ketosis in dairy herds. Continue reading >>

The Principle Of The Urinalysis Test

The Principle Of The Urinalysis Test

URS-K • URS-3 • URS-10SG • URS-UTIProfessional Urinalysis Reagent Test Strips Professional urine reagent test strips for the rapid determination of Ketones (URS-K), Glucose, Protein and pH (URI-3) plus Leukocytes, Nitrites, Ketones, Bilirubin, Blood, Urobilinogen, and Specific Gravity (URI-10) levels in urine. The URS-UTI is a single use test specific for detection of urinary tract infections. These are the diagnostic reagent strips used by physicians, clinics and hospitals to initially screen for suspected and/or existing health conditions. Simple to use, urine diagnostic reagent strips can provide early indications of developing health problems and identify potential abnormal functions requiring more extensive testing. Additionally, routine use is frequently recommended by physicians for monitoring certain existing and chronic health conditions. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE URINALYSIS TEST These urinalysis test strips, URS-K (Ketones) URS-3 (Glucose, Protein, pH) and URS-10 (Glucose, Protein pH, Leukocytes, Nitrites, Ketones, Bilirubin, Blood, Urobilinogen, and Specific Gravity) and URS-UTI (leukocytes and Nitrite) are simple, easy to use reagent strips for the detection of key diagnostic chemical markers in human urine. They are the same urinalysis test strips used routinely by doctors, laboratories and healthcare professionals in preliminary diagnosis of, and initial screening for potential health problems. URS-Strips are plastic strips to which chemically specific reagent pads are affixed. The reagent pads react with the sample urine to provide a standardized visible color reaction within 30 seconds to one minute depending on the specific panel screen. The color is then visually compared to the included color chart to determine the level of each chemical factor. Test Continue reading >>

Ketones

Ketones

Test Overview A ketone test checks for ketones in your blood or urine. Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. Normally, your body gets the energy it needs from carbohydrate in your diet. But stored fat is broken down and ketones are made if your diet does not contain enough carbohydrate to supply the body with sugar (glucose) for energy or if your body can't use blood sugar (glucose) properly. Ketones can be tested in a laboratory or on the go using home blood or urine tests. Continue reading >>

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