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Ketones And Breastfeeding

Raspberry Ketone

Raspberry Ketone

RASPBERRY KETONE Overview Information Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries, as well as kiwifruit, peaches, grapes, apples, other berries, vegetables such as rhubarb, and the bark of yew, maple, and pine trees. People take raspberry ketone by mouth for weight loss. It became popular for weight loss after it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz television show during the segment called "Raspberry ketone: Miracle fat-burner in a bottle" in February 2012. People apply raspberry ketone to the skin for hair loss. Raspberry ketone is also used in foods, cosmetics, and other manufacturing as a fragrance or flavoring agent. How does it work? Raspberry ketone is a chemical from red raspberries that is thought to help for weight loss. Some research in animals or in test tubes shows that raspberry ketone might increase some measures of metabolism. It might also affect a hormone in the body called adiponectin. Adiponectin can increase the rate at which the body burns fat and reduce appetite. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that raspberry ketone improves weight loss when taken by people. Continue reading >>

Newborn Hypoglycemia And Breastfeeding

Newborn Hypoglycemia And Breastfeeding

What is Hypoglycemia? “Hypoglycemia" is another name for “low blood sugar". Glucose is the body’s main fuel source. Your liver takes the carbohydrates you eat and turns it into glucose; the glucose is then sent into your blood stream and provides energy to the body. When the body’s blood glucose is low, it is called hypoglycemia. While a baby is in utero, he/she is continuously receiving glucose through the placenta. The baby will store some of this glucose as glycogen in the liver for after birth. This glycogen usually only lasts about 12 hours, in which time the baby will start producing his/her own glucose from the milk consumed. There is always a normal drop in blood sugar levels 1-2 hours after birth, this is as a result of the baby adapting outside the womb. It is important to get a second opinion on the diagnosis of hypoglycaemia in a baby. While one doctor may say that a baby has hypoglycaemia, another may say something different. Some babies may show low blood sugar levels, but may have absolutely no symptoms. Severe newborn Hypoglycaemia can deny the brain from fuel and cause seizures and even brain damage. Should a Hypoglycaemic Baby Breastfeed? Yes, in fact, it is really beneficial for a baby with Hypoglycaemia to breastfeed. Why? Breastfed babies produce more Ketones than formula fed babies. These ketones can be used as brain fuel. Breastfed babies can therefore tolerate lower levels of glucose without developing clinical symptoms. Interesting fact ~ Breastfed babies usually have a lower blood sugar level than their formula-fed counterparts. This is not an indication of a problem, but caregivers often take the physiology of artificially fed babies as “normal". What are the Newborn Hypoglycemia Symptoms? A high pitched cry. Weakness and fatigue. Si Continue reading >>

Lactation Ketoacidosis: An Unusual Entity And A Review Of The Literature

Lactation Ketoacidosis: An Unusual Entity And A Review Of The Literature

Go to: CASE PRESENTATION A 31-year-old woman who was 10 months postpartum and was breast-feeding presented to the Emergency Department with nausea, fatigue, vertigo, malaise, and 1 episode of emesis. She had been well until 20 hours earlier when her symptoms began somewhat suddenly and progressed in severity such that she sought treatment in the Emergency Department. She denied having fever, chills, or diarrhea and reported having consumed nothing out of the ordinary; no one else in her household was ill. She had not ingested or used any illicit substances, alcohol, or over-the-counter or prescription medications in the days preceding her presentation. Her medical history included mild asthma, for which she took no medications on a regular basis. She had an ectopic pregnancy 6 years earlier and hyperemesis gravidum 7 years ago when pregnant with her first child. She was breastfeeding her second child, a 10-month-old daughter. She had 2 hospital admissions in the preceding 3 months, with symptoms similar to those at current presentation. In each case, she was given intravenous fluids, her symptoms quickly resolved, and she was discharged from the hospital the following day. No cause was established for her illness in either of her prior hospital admissions. On physical examination, she appeared ill but was not in acute distress. She was alert and fully oriented. Her temperature was 35.8°C, respiratory rate was 16/min, heart rate was 92/min, blood pressure was 157/125 mmHg, and oxygen saturation was 100% breathing room air. Results of her physical examination revealed no abnormalities of her head or neck. She had clear breath sounds, normal heart tones and no murmurs, and a soft nontender abdomen. She had no abnormalities of the extremities or nervous system. Results of Continue reading >>

Breastfeeding & No Carb Diets

Breastfeeding & No Carb Diets

Video of the Day Cutting carbs or calories suddenly can cause your milk supply to dwindle, leaving you struggling to make enough breast milk for your baby's needs. Some moderately low-carb diets have multiple phases, so you might be able to skip the ultra-restrictive early phases and try a diet that gives you some healthy carbs and enough calories to maintain milk production. Aim for slow weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week and avoid dieting at all until around eight weeks after your baby's birth. At this point, your milk supply is fully established, so dieting won't derail that process. When you embark on a drastic diet, your body's fat stores may release stored toxins that could get into your breast milk. If your diet restricts carbs, you could also be missing out on vital nutrients that your body needs to support your own and your baby's health. Women on an extremely carb-restricted diet often begin to produce types of chemicals called ketones, and it is unknown whether ketones can get into breast milk or whether they are a danger to a nursing baby. Continue reading >>

Safe Dieting While Breastfeeding

Safe Dieting While Breastfeeding

For a new mom, weight loss after delivery of her child can be an important goal for a mom's self-esteem and happiness. But for moms who are breastfeeding, it is important that weight loss occur slowly and in a healthy manner. Below, I provide a few comments on three of the more popular diet plans, specifically regarding how to implement them in a way that is safe for breastfeeding moms and for their new babies. Here are the three that I've selected to touch on for this post: Atkins South Beach Weight Watchers Weight Watchers... This diet is by far the most appropriate and healthy diet for breastfeeding women of the three discussed in this blog post... Breastfeeding moms SHOULD NOT participate in the first phases of this diet due to the fact that low-carb diets can cause mom’s body to release ketones that could pose risks for a baby. [Ketones are chemicals made when the body does not have enough insulin in the bloodstream. Serious illness and even comas can result when ketones build up too quickly in the bloodstream.] Phase 1 NOT RECOMMENDED for Breastfeeding Women The Induction Phase is meant to kick-start the weight loss process by burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Phase 2 NOT RECOMMENDED for Breastfeeding Women Phase 2 of the Atkins Diet is an "Ongoing Weight Loss Phase" designed to keep carbohydrate consumption low (25 grams/day) so that fat continues to be burned. Phase 3 Breastfeeding Women May Begin the Diet at this Phase and eat a Well-rounded Diet Atkins' Pre-maintenance Phase helps the dieter lose the last 10 pounds towards their goal. Phase 4 Breastfeeding Women May Engage in this Phase The Maintenance Phase. Visit the South Beach website This diet has three fundamental phases for moms. If you are breastfeeding, DO NOT engage in Phase 1. Skip Continue reading >>

I Am Breastfeeding My Baby And I Want To Lose Weight. Is A Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe For A Breastfeeding Mother?

I Am Breastfeeding My Baby And I Want To Lose Weight. Is A Low Carbohydrate Diet Safe For A Breastfeeding Mother?

Many women are anxious to get back in shape after childbirth, but we must remember that pregnancy weight wasn’t gained overnight, and won’t disappear quickly, either. It is wise for mothers to wait until two months postpartum to purposely lose weight, as the mother’s body needs time to recover from childbirth and establish a good milk supply. Many mothers find that by following a sensible diet they are able to lose weight steadily while breastfeeding. Anyone who wants to start a weight loss diet should consult with their physician to rule out any health problems that would contraindicate the diet. If a breastfeeding mother is interested in any type of weight loss diet, there are several factors she should consider. Nutritional balance-- A breastfeeding mother should receive adequate and balanced nutrition, for her breastfed baby’s sake, and the sake of her own health. Otherwise, she risks depleting her body’s nutritional stores. A malnourished mother may have inadequate levels of vitamins A, D, B6 and B12 in her milk, and may risk decreased milk supply. Hunger-- Inadequate caloric intake results in feeling weak, tired, and drained. When a mother feels this way, taking care of a baby is very difficult, and these very real feelings can result in lowered milk supply and inhibited milk ejection (letdown) reflex. The Subcommittee on Nutrition during Lactation advises breastfeeding mothers to take in 1500-1800 calories per day. Rate of weight loss-- Gradual weight loss has not been found to affect either the mother’s milk supply or the baby’s health. However, there are documented concerns when a breastfeeding mother loses weight rapidly, defined as more than a pound (.45 kg) per week. Toxins, such as environmental contaminants PCBs and pesticides, are stored in Continue reading >>

Is It Safe To Take Raspberry Ketones While You Are Breastfeeding?

Is It Safe To Take Raspberry Ketones While You Are Breastfeeding?

Are you a new mom and breastfeeding your little one? Have you heard of various herbal remedies or supplements that let you lose weight naturally, without any apparent side effects? Are you thinking of trying something, in particular, like raspberry ketone? If you would like to know more about the use of raspberry ketone and whether it is safe to consume while lactating, scroll down to know more. What Is Raspberry Ketone? Raspberry ketone is the name for the chemical form of the red raspberry. In its most prominent use, raspberry ketone is a weight loss supplement, and it helps improve metabolism. While it is mainly used due to its weight loss properties, there is no scientific data to back the claim. [ Read: Is It Safe To Drink Herbal Tea While Breastfeeding ] While you are breastfeeding, it is important to ensure that whatever you eat or drink is safe for both you and your baby. There are no direct health risks of the use of raspberry ketones while breastfeeding. However, there are no proven health benefits of taking raspberry ketone for nursing moms, which means there is no scientific research to back the same. It is advisable that while you are breastfeeding, you stay away from using any forms of raspberry ketone (1). [ Read: Benefits Of Drinking Chamomile Tea While Breastfeeding ] Important Warning To Remember: If you do plan to use any form of raspberry ketone while breastfeeding, make sure you speak to your doctor about it first. Also, here are a few warning signs you should consider before you consider using the same: Raspberry ketone has never been tested on humans to date. Any good effect of the same that you hear, like natural weight loss, or improved metabolism or burn fat does not have any scientific proof to back it. The USFDA has not evaluated any products Continue reading >>

Ketosis – Key To Human Babies’ Big Brains?

Ketosis – Key To Human Babies’ Big Brains?

Prof Noakes is on trial for ‘advising’ a mom to wean her baby onto low carb, high fat foods. Could babies’ innate ketosis – a state more often associated with low-carb, high-fat diets – be an arrow in Prof Noakes’ defence’s quiver? By Tamzyn Murphy Campbell BSc, BSc Med(Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics, RD Did you know that human newborns and exclusively breastfed babies are in ketosis? 1 I am a dietitian, with two years of intensive postgraduate training in nutrition, and I didn’t realise this until just over a month ago. The fact that human babies are naturally in ketosis is an inconvenient truth because it implies that ketosis (which also occurs when fasting or eating a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet) is not only a natural metabolic state for human infants, but that it’s probably beneficial too. Nature seldom does something without a reason, so it’s likely that ketosis may confer some kind of evolutionary advantage to human infants. Research suggests that it may be one of the main factors behind the development of the large human brain. 2 “Nature seldom does something without a reason, so it’s likely that ketosis may confer some kind of evolutionary advantage to human infants. Research suggests that it may be one of the main factors behind the development of the large human brain. ” A word on ketones and ketosis Ketosis is a metabolic state where your body uses fat as fuel in preference to carbohydrates – as occurs when fasting or eating a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. The body makes ketones from fat, when dietary glucose (from carbohydrates and sugar) is low. Ketones can be used as fuel to produce the energy your body and brain needs to function. The human brain only has two options for fuel: glucose or ketones. The other body orga Continue reading >>

Breastfeeding And Banting: Is It Safe To Eat A Lchf Diet?

Breastfeeding And Banting: Is It Safe To Eat A Lchf Diet?

Breastfeeding and Banting: Is it safe to eat a LCHF diet? On this episode of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast we address two concerns surrounding breastfeeding. Prof. Tim Noakes chats about what you should be eating for the benefit of the baby and how much of it you should be eating. Today we have got two separate questions but it is on the same topic. The first one was submitted by Kim and she wanted to know is it safe to be on a low carb high fat diet or the Banting diet and be breastfeeding. She wants to know, are ketones harmful to her baby’s health and will it affect her milk supply? The second question came from Christa and she wants to know is there special things you can do when breastfeeding, she said that her daughter has started follow the LCHF diet recently but she is feeling faint an hungry and the baby is still quite small, only eight weeks old? Prof Tim Noakes: Let us get to Kim’s question. Firstly, if babies were not able to metabolise ketones, they would all be dead because they would all die within a few hours of being born and before they are fed, so the ketone response is critical to our survival. Can infants metabolise ketones? Infants, when they are born, are ketotic and they burn ketones until they start getting fed which takes some hours as you can imagine so the fact that you might give the child a little bit of ketones in the breast milk is really unimportant. Ketones are one of the best foods there is, one of the best foods for the brain and for the muscles that there is. She need not worry about that. If her milk supply is struggling because she is on the Banting diet and she knows it absolutely is the case, then she needs to address that question, perhaps eat a bit more carbohydrate but that is not a common complaint. Many people will normall Continue reading >>

Pruvit Keto Os And Bio Max Review Best Fat Loss Ketone Supplement

Pruvit Keto Os And Bio Max Review Best Fat Loss Ketone Supplement

0320SHARES Share to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to PinterestPinterestPinterestShare to PrintPrintPrintShare to MoreAddthisMore Keto OS is a DRINK that puts your body into ketosis in 59 minutes or less, without changing your diet! Puts your body into FAT BURNING MODE! Pruvit KETO OS and Keto Max Review: Does KETO OS Work? Prüvit’s proprietary formula, KETO OS, has been researched, tested, and is doctor approved. It is the first natural consumer product on the market to provide elevated blood ketone levels to the body. Profession athlete’s body builders, and every day people are using our products for fat loss, muscle preservation, appetite suppression, increased focus, better sleep and more! You simply mix Keto OS with water and drink it, 1-2 times a day to benefit from the amazing effects of Ketones in your body. What is Keto? Pruvit – KETO OS Review Save 10% on your order today by choosing today and smart ship option! No coupon code needed, discount is automatically applied for you! Have Questions? Click live chat at the bottom of the screen! What are the side effects of KETO OS? I get asked that question a lot. I realize it’s because most supplements out there have nasty side effects and you are often miserable while taking them. Often, at the same time you are dieting and starving yourself while on those supplements. Restricting calories makes you tired, hungry, gives you mental fog and makes you CRANKY and HANGRY! This is why many fail. You are depriving yourself and that is not a normal lifestyle or a long term solution. You will eventually give up, and all that you accomplished will be lost. Many end up bingeing on bad foods because they starved themselves for so long, quickly gaining all their weight back that they lost. Keto OS is different because it Continue reading >>

Keto-os Ketone Drink Conference Call Episode #10 With Dustin Schaffer & Sara Banta

Keto-os Ketone Drink Conference Call Episode #10 With Dustin Schaffer & Sara Banta

These audio recordings are to help you learn about one of the most innovative and life-changing health products to hit the mass market: Keto-OS Ketosis Drink In this episode, Dustin Schaffer of schaffermethod.com talks with Sara about why Keto-OS works for basically everybody, even vegetarians who typically have a hard time with a low carb diet. He discusses how new mothers can safely and successfully use exogenous ketones, even while breastfeeding. Dustin touches on concerns over saturated fat and cholesterol. Also, why ketones are such a powerful fuel source for healthy brain functions and even more important to the brain during times of stress or trauma. Plus a special announcement about the New Keto Cream Product and new and improved Keto-OS Version 2.1! Click the play button below to listen and learn more. What You Will Hear: Dustin Schaffer’s background [0:26] The low-down on Ketosis and Exogenous Ketones [1:45] The History of the Ketogenic Diet for Curing Disease [3:30] Why does this product work for basically everybody? [6:15] The Typical Low-Calorie Diet Cycle vs Fat Loss using Keto-OS [7:20] Ketones preserve muscle tissue during calorie restriction [8:45] When you have exogenous Ketones in your system you are less cranky, less hungry, you have less cravings, your mood is better, so you can get more done during the day [9:15] What happens if you’re a vegetarian? Can you successfully use the product? [10:20] Dustin’s recommendations for a safe protocol for new mothers wanting to use Keto-OS [13:23] Why are Ketones such a powerful fuel source for healthy brain functions and so important during times of stress or trauma? [15:21] Dustin touches on concerns over saturated fat and cholesterol [17:20] NEW Keto Cream Product [20:02] NEW Version of Keto-OS being r Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Breastfeeding

Diabetes And Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is the normal and natural way to feed and nurture a baby. If you have diabetes you may be concerned about whether you can breastfeed. The answer is yes. All mothers experience metabolic and hormonal changes after giving birth. A mother with diabetes who breastfeeds has an advantage as breastfeeding reduces the impact of these changes. When you breastfeed, your body continues to support you and your baby, making your diabetes easier to manage in the days after birth. Later on, gradual weaning helps you to maintain control of your diabetes. Gestational diabetes Benefits of breastfeeding What about medications? Be prepared Blood glucose control Babies can have a hypo after birth Antenatal expression of colostrum Get breastfeeding off to a good start Looking after yourself Adjusting your diet Gestational diabetes It can be a shock if you are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during your pregnancy. This is usually a temporary condition in which your body fails to produce enough insulin to meet your extra needs while you are pregnant. It is usually diagnosed from the fourth month of pregnancy. Just like mothers who are on long-term treatment for diabetes, good control of blood glucose levels will minimise any problems for you and your baby. You may not need any extra medical care during labour and delivery. Diabetes treatment is usually unnecessary once you have given birth. Benefits of breastfeeding For you as a mum with diabetes • It is easier to control your blood glucose levels as your body adjusts after the birth of your baby. • Depending on the type of diabetes you have, you may need less insulin or other medications. • Breastfeeding suppresses your periods and monthly hormonal changes. • Oxytocin and prolactin hormones are calming and help to re Continue reading >>

Have You Had A Ketone Experience?

Have You Had A Ketone Experience?

Which interests you the most? Reducing Brain Fog Stimulating Fat Loss Increasing Energy All of the above Please comment at the end of the article on which one of these is the most important to you! And keep reading to find out how elevated ketones may give you these benefits and more. If you already know the many benefits of taking ketones and don’t have time to read my entire article, then click here to start your ketone experience. For those of you who want to read more, you can read the entire Prüvit review or click on the section that interests you the most. What do you do to stay healthy? Are you eating organic foods and exercising? Do you make sure that you eat whole foods that are non-GMO? Are you interested in releasing heavy metals from your system? All of these questions are on my mind in between chasing around my three little boys. And of course weight loss too! I really want to knock out that last 20 pounds of baby number three! In my quest to get healthy, I have been researching various ways to burn fat. That’s when I came across a powerful macronutrient called ketones. Why is it so special? It helps your body burn fat rather than carbohydrates. This is something that I am definitely interested in! So I started taking Keto OS and then I wrote this ketone supplement review. What are exogenous ketones? Have you ever wondered what are exogenous ketones? Let’s start with the word exogenous which is something that is created from external factors. In this case this means that these ketones are made by scientists and then eaten to accelerate ketosis. Your body produces ketones organically when you experience starvation or you eat a diet that restricts carbohydrates and increase your intake of fats. The ketones are used as a fuel source for your body and fo Continue reading >>

Low Carbohydrate Diets And Breastfeeding

Low Carbohydrate Diets And Breastfeeding

Article written by Dr Susan Tawia, Manager, Breastfeeding Information and Research team, for the January 2017 health professional member eNewsletter. Low carbohydrate (carb), high fat diets continue to be popular and women of reproductive age are following them. They will often change their diet to a more ‘conventional’ one during pregnancy, but are often keen to return to a weight-loss diet, that they have had success with, after the pregnancy. So, what do we know about the effect of low carb, high fat diets on breastmilk composition and on the metabolism of the breastfeeding woman? The lack of research on this type of diet, and the possible effect on breastmilk composition, breastfeeding women and their infants, was highlighted by both breastfeeding experts and dietitians in 2004 (Heinig & Doberne, 2004; Wood & Hilldebrandt, 2004) at the height of the popularity of the low carb, weight loss diet advocated by Dr RC Atkins — the Atkins diet. Research on low carb, high fat diets has been undertaken, but surprisingly, only one study has been done. Mohammad, Sunehag, & Haymond (2009) looked at maternal breastmilk production, infant intake and maternal glucose metabolism and broadly looked at the macronutrients in breastmilk. Two moderate hypocaloric diets (1785 ± 22 kcal/day) were assessed in a cross-over design: seven, healthy lactating mothers and their infants were studied on 2 occasions in random order for 8 days separated by 1 to 2 weeks. On one occasion, the subjects received the low carb, high fat (LCHF, 30% of energy as carbohydrate and 55% as fat) and on the other occasion received the high carb, low fat diet (HCLF, 60% of energy as carbohydrate and 25% as fat). It is important to note that the amount of carbohydrates consumed during the LCHF was around 150 Continue reading >>

Is Safe While Pregnant And/or Breastfeeding?

Is Safe While Pregnant And/or Breastfeeding?

KETO//OS is quite safe during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. It is recommended to choose the caffeine free Keto//OS and drink plenty of water. Ketones naturally exist in the body, and are created as a normal process of fat metabolism. KETO//OS simply provides these ketones from an exogenous source, but they have the same beneficial impact. However, if you suffer from any medical conditions, it is always safe to consult your health care provider prior to starting any new nutritional supplement. Continue reading >>

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