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A ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet with numerous health benefits. Here are 16 healthy and nutritious foods you can eat on this diet. Ketogenic diet foods list. ========== FREE EBOOK: Get the FREE eBook, FIRE YOUR DOCTOR: 30 Timeless Health Tips: https://eepurl.com/0--Or ========== SHOP NOW: Support us by using our unique Amazon affiliate link to GET YOUR HEALTH stuff and other products (at no extra cost to you!): https://amzn.to/2q9W9nL ========== MY BOOK: Get my Book on Amazon: http://a.co/0PHu24r ========== PARTNER WITH ME! Support this channel...Let's Touch the World Together: https://www.patreon.com/askdrmalik ========== SUBSCRIBE: Start taking charge of your health and happiness: https://www.youtube.com/c/askdrmalik?... ========== MY BLOG: Learn MORE for FREE: http://www.askdrmalik.org ========== LET'S CONNECT: FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/askdrmalik TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/askdrmalik INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/askdrmalik LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askdrmalik/ ========== DISCLOSURE: This video and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, Ill receive a small commission (and at no extra cost for you!). This helps support the channel and allows me to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! ========== DISCLAIMER: Even though I am a medical doctor, the information I supply here is "general information" and, therefore, does not serve as specific diagnosis and treatment for your particular health challenge. If you require personalized diagnosis and therapy for your specific medical condition, consult with a medical doctor personally. Also, even though I occasionally recommend some strong drugs, products, and supplements in some videos, I will give this serious instruction: Dont use them indiscriminately or without expert prescription. #AskDrMalik

What You Actually Eat On A Ketogenic Diet

Under "normal" physiological conditions, we tend to fuel a significant portion of our metabolism, particularly the energy needs of our brains, from carbohydrates. I put "normal" in quotation marks because the frame of reference for studying our metabolism is our modern, consistently overfed world. This overfed state is not, in fact, normal, healthy, or optimal, as the genetics governing our metabolism were forged in an environment in which access to food was inconsistent and the activity level to procure this food was reasonably high. If the brain can only run on glucose (as most health care providers claim), we must have a consistent supply of dietary glucose or we will "bonk" (experience serious cognitive problems due to low blood sugar) and cannibalize the proteins in our body to produce glucose for the brain. What is it and why is it the answer? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb style of eating (typically 30 to 50g of carbs per day, not counting fiber) with moderate to low protein (between 75 and 100g per day). When we are either fasting or eating at a significant caloric deficit, our body tends to mobilize our stored body fat for energy. If carbohydrates and proteins Continue reading >>

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    A bit over a year ago I started noticing difficulties with speaking, occasionally. I'd often completely blank on a word and stop talking midsentence, and kept using one tense of a word when I meant to use another. I wasn't having any issues thinking or writing, just talking. I was being screened for some other neurological issues at the time and came back with a clean bill of health, so I just assumed this was the dreaded "brain fog" that was a consequence of living too many years as a diabetic or just my age catching up with me (I'm 27).
    I've been on keto about six months, and it recently occurred to me that my tense misuse had virtually disappeared. Went off of keto for a few days last week, and just like magic, it was back.
    Just thought it was an interesting anecdote, and I'm curious if anyone else has noticed similar effects. I never really got the noticeable sustained energy boost or mental clarity that a lot of people feel on keto, but it's clearly still doing something for me.

  2. IllConceivedIdeas

    The cells in your brain quite literally work using different systems when you're in ketosis to such an extent that it's being actively researched for possible use in combating alzheimers, bpd and autism disorders.
    It's incredible just how many things it changes and how little we truly know about what exactly is going on.

  3. IllConceivedIdeas

    btw, just how far off did you go? Was it a lot of carbs or just a few more than your limit? Was a lot of sugar involved? You don't have to answer, but I'd be curious to know if you think there was any more to it than simply not being in ketosis.

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What is PEAK METER? What does PEAK METER mean? PEAK METER meaning - PEAK METER definition - PEAK METER explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. A peak meter is a type of measuring instrument that indicates visually the instantaneous level of an audio signal that is passing through it (a sound level meter). In sound reproduction, the meter, whether peak or not, is usually meant to correspond to the perceived loudness of a particular signal. A peak-reading electrical instrument or meter is one which measures the peak value of a waveform, rather than its mean value or RMS value. As an example, when making audio recordings it is desirable to use a recording level that is just sufficient to reach the maximum capability of the recorder at the loudest sounds, regardless of the average sound level. A peak-reading meter is typically used to set the recording level. In modern audio equipment, peak meters are usually made up of a series of LEDs (small lights) that are placed in a vertical or horizontal bar and lit up sequentially as the signal increases. There are many variations on how this is implemented. They typically have ranges of green, yellow, and red, to indicate when a signal is starting to overload. The term "peak" is used to denote the meter's ability, regardless of the type of visual display, to indicate the highest output level at any instant. A peak meter can also be implemented with a classic moving needle device such as those on older analog equipment (similar in appearance in some ways to a pressure gauge on a bicycle pump), or by other means. Older equipment used actual moving parts instead of lights to indicate the audio level. Because of the mass of the moving parts and mechanics, the response time of these older meters could have been anywhere from a few milliseconds to a second or more. Thus, the meter might not ever accurately reflect the signal at every instant of time, but the constantly changing level, combined with the slower response time, led to more of an "average" indication. By comparison, "peak" type metering is designed to respond so quickly that the meter display reacts in exact proportion to the voltage of the audio signal. This can be useful in many applications, but the human ear works much more like an average meter than a peak meter. The analog VU meters are actually closer to the human ear's perception of sound level, because the response time was intentionally slow - around 300 miliseconds, and thus, many audio engineers and sound professionals prefer to use older analog style metering because it more accurately relates to what a human listener will experience in terms of relative loudness.

What Is A Ketone And Why It’s Essential To Peak Mental Performance

We hear about Ketones and how they are important and can contribute to our nutrition and exercise performance. A person who is diabetic must be careful and watch out his/her ketones in the urine. Patients with diabetes, are asked to reduce their carbohydrate intake and increase good fats in diet, with optimal proteins. Doing so decreases blood glucose therefore keeping blood sugar at an optimal level. Studies have now shown that ketogenic diets are also used to prevent and improve brain function, improve diabetes and prevent cancers. Therefore, we will be discussing what are ketones, how they are essential for mental, physiological and general performance. Ketones are the result of the body burning fat for energy or fuel. Ketones are an acid remaining when the body burns its own fat. The liver converts fatty acids taken from fats that we consume into ketones which are then released into the bloodstream for use as energy. It is normal to have a low level of ketones as ketones are produced whenever body fat is burned. Why are we discussing Ketones? Our body normally utilizes carbohydrates and its simplest form for energy called as glucose. When there is a low amount of glucose in the Continue reading >>

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  1. _pickleliquor_

    A bit over a year ago I started noticing difficulties with speaking, occasionally. I'd often completely blank on a word and stop talking midsentence, and kept using one tense of a word when I meant to use another. I wasn't having any issues thinking or writing, just talking. I was being screened for some other neurological issues at the time and came back with a clean bill of health, so I just assumed this was the dreaded "brain fog" that was a consequence of living too many years as a diabetic or just my age catching up with me (I'm 27).
    I've been on keto about six months, and it recently occurred to me that my tense misuse had virtually disappeared. Went off of keto for a few days last week, and just like magic, it was back.
    Just thought it was an interesting anecdote, and I'm curious if anyone else has noticed similar effects. I never really got the noticeable sustained energy boost or mental clarity that a lot of people feel on keto, but it's clearly still doing something for me.

  2. IllConceivedIdeas

    The cells in your brain quite literally work using different systems when you're in ketosis to such an extent that it's being actively researched for possible use in combating alzheimers, bpd and autism disorders.
    It's incredible just how many things it changes and how little we truly know about what exactly is going on.

  3. IllConceivedIdeas

    btw, just how far off did you go? Was it a lot of carbs or just a few more than your limit? Was a lot of sugar involved? You don't have to answer, but I'd be curious to know if you think there was any more to it than simply not being in ketosis.

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This Mark's Daily Apple blog post podcast is an episode of the Primal Blueprint Podcast. You can find the Primal Blueprint Podcast on iTunes, and all other Primal Blueprint Podcast episodes on the Primal Blueprint YouTube channel. Although mainstream sources still mistake the brain needs glucose for the brain can only run on glucose, regular MDA readers know the truth: given sufficient adaptation, the brain can derive up to 75% of its fuel from ketone bodies, which the liver constructs using fatty acids. If we could only use glucose, we wouldnt make it longer than a few days without food. If our brains couldnt utilize fat-derived ketones, wed drop dead as soon as our liver had exhausted its capacity to churn out glucose. Wed waste away, our lean tissue dissolving into amino acids for hepatic conversion into glucose to feed our rapacious brains. Youd end up a skeletal wraith with little else but your brain and a hypertrophied liver remaining until, eventually, the latter cannibalized itself in a last ditch search for glucose precursors for the tyrant upstairs. It would get ugly. Thats adaptation. But is there an actual cognitive advantage to running on ketones? (This Mark's Daily Apple article was written by Mark Sisson, and is narrated by Tina Leaman)

The Fat Burning Brain: What Are The Cognitive Effects Of Ketosis?

41 Comments Although mainstream sources still mistake “the brain needs glucose” for “the brain can only run on glucose,” regular MDA readers know the truth: given sufficient adaptation, the brain can derive up to 75% of its fuel from ketone bodies, which the liver constructs using fatty acids. If we could only use glucose, we wouldn’t make it longer than a few days without food. If our brains couldn’t utilize fat-derived ketones, we’d drop dead as soon as our liver had exhausted its capacity to churn out glucose. We’d waste away, our lean tissue dissolving into amino acids for hepatic conversion into glucose to feed our rapacious brains. You’d end up a skeletal wraith with little else but your brain and a hypertrophied liver remaining until, eventually, the latter cannibalized itself in a last ditch search for glucose precursors for the tyrant upstairs. It would get ugly. That’s adaptation. But is there an actual cognitive advantage to running on ketones? Maybe. It depends. It certainly helps people with neurodegeneration. People whose brains suffer from impaired glucose utilization see cognitive benefits from ketones. In Alzheimer’s disease, aging-related cog Continue reading >>

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  1. _pickleliquor_

    A bit over a year ago I started noticing difficulties with speaking, occasionally. I'd often completely blank on a word and stop talking midsentence, and kept using one tense of a word when I meant to use another. I wasn't having any issues thinking or writing, just talking. I was being screened for some other neurological issues at the time and came back with a clean bill of health, so I just assumed this was the dreaded "brain fog" that was a consequence of living too many years as a diabetic or just my age catching up with me (I'm 27).
    I've been on keto about six months, and it recently occurred to me that my tense misuse had virtually disappeared. Went off of keto for a few days last week, and just like magic, it was back.
    Just thought it was an interesting anecdote, and I'm curious if anyone else has noticed similar effects. I never really got the noticeable sustained energy boost or mental clarity that a lot of people feel on keto, but it's clearly still doing something for me.

  2. IllConceivedIdeas

    The cells in your brain quite literally work using different systems when you're in ketosis to such an extent that it's being actively researched for possible use in combating alzheimers, bpd and autism disorders.
    It's incredible just how many things it changes and how little we truly know about what exactly is going on.

  3. IllConceivedIdeas

    btw, just how far off did you go? Was it a lot of carbs or just a few more than your limit? Was a lot of sugar involved? You don't have to answer, but I'd be curious to know if you think there was any more to it than simply not being in ketosis.

  4. -> Continue reading
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