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Ketogenic Diet Experience - Updated Blood Clotting

Ketogenic Diet Experience - Updated Blood Clotting

I’ve been following a Primal / Paleo diet for a few years and hit a plateau with my fitness, body composition, and nutritional goals. So, I thought I would mix the diet up and investigate ketogenic dieting to drive my body composition a little leaner and see if I can retain my power / strength while staying in Ketosis. See this prior post. Ultimately, I’d like to find an optimal nutritional lifestyle that keeps me lean, strong, powerful, and healthy without having to cycle through various traditional training programs of mass-gain / lean phase / etc. Nothing lofty, just the holy grail of nutrition and training objectives *smile*. I’ve been in ketosis for approximately 10 weeks now. Here is my experience. Disclaimer: You should consult with your doctor or medical practitioner before embarking on any significant change to your diet. First, what is ketosis. Ketosis is when your body enters an alternative energy state by converting fat into ketone bodies for fuel rather than glucose from carbohydrates. When glucose is present and your body is not ketogenic adapted (used to burning ketone bodies) your body will leverage glucose as a primary fuel source for your cells, however, everyone has the capability of generating a secondary fuel source known as ketones. You enter ketosis by flushing your body of excess carbs and glucose, and your liver starts to turn fat to ketones bodies as a fuel source. The main ketone bodies generated by the liver are acetoacetate, and beta-hydroxybutyrate. A lot of research has been done and is being done on ketosis as pertaining to health. Studies show that ketosis can be an effective treatment for many conditions and improve health at a cellular level. Doctors are beginning to use ketogenic diets to treat conditions such as epilepsy, autis Continue reading >>

Ketosis Urine Test Strips Cvs

Ketosis Urine Test Strips Cvs

Ketosis Urine Test Strips Cvs - What ketosis? - perfect keto exogenous ketones, Ketosis is a state where you body gets energy from fats instead of carbohydrates. click here to learn how it works and how you can get into ketosis.. # lose weight ketosis - natural detoxes 7, ★ how to lose weight in ketosis - all natural detoxes 7 day fruit and vegetable detox diet how to lose weight in ketosis homemade urine detox for drug test. # quick weight loss ketosis - fat burn supplements, Quick weight loss ketosis - fat burn supplements riboflavin quick weight loss ketosis what foods to eat to burn stomach fat what workouts burn belly fat fast. Health | healthfully, Bleach is an allergen contained in many household cleaning products. as with many cleaning products, bleach can cause an allergy that. What is ketosis? perfect keto exogenous ketones → # how to lose weight in ketosis all natural detoxes 7 → # quick weight loss ketosis fat burn supplements → Health healthfully → Continue reading >>

How I Got Into Ketosis (and Why You Might Not Want To)

How I Got Into Ketosis (and Why You Might Not Want To)

Hi you awesome people!!!! It’s 5am in Abu Dhabi right now so I figured it was the perfect time to write a blog. I keep procrastinating by listening to Bulletproof Radio (I love Dave Asprey’s podcast). Check out what he says about bulletproof birth control in this one, you’ll find it aligns very well with the video Nicole and I made about hormones. Also, listen to what he says about how we biologically choose our mates based on how they smell (pheromones), and if you’re on the pill you can’t pick up on that, which is why many women realize they chose the wrong mate once they get off the pill. WHAT! That’s so freaking cool, life blows my mind. Ok I gotta get this blog written quickly so I can get on a flight to Mahe Island. I love this blogging challenge because when would I ever normally be making this a priority? Fun. Honestly, I feel like this topic needs more time and consideration than I’m giving it right now, but I also feel like it’s so FRESH on my mind that I need to get out some thoughts before I head to the islands and totally forget about my bulletproof coffee and dive into a pile of coconuts and rice. ;) So here’s the short version and I’ll elaborate more later. Consider this PART 1 of my ketosis journey. The past couple of weeks I’ve been heavily focused on the Bulletproof Diet, and then subsequently, getting into ketosis. Read my initial thoughts in this post – Too Low Carb, Too Fast? I’ve been doing this because I’m obsessed with experimenting, I’ve always been fascinated by biohacking (I was super into Tim Ferriss’s 4 Hour Body) and I just love figuring stuff out about how my body works and how to function optimally. Basically, the Bulletproof Diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carb way of eating. Dave Asprey (the aut Continue reading >>

A New Toy Measuring Blood Ketones

A New Toy Measuring Blood Ketones

I just got a new toy: a device for measuring blood ketones. This is a far more exact and reliable measurement than testing for urine ketones using cheap dipsticks. Ketosis is of course the state the body is in when eating very low carb. Ketones, made from fat, will then fuel the brain instead of glucose. So who needs one of these gadgets? Perhaps nobody. Obviously it’s easy to eat LCHF without it. This is for curious nerds (like me) and for those who want definite proof that they are eating so little carbs that insulin levels are low and fat burning is maximized. A ketone level somewhere between 1.5 – 3 is said to be an optimal level for maximizing weight loss. It means that insulin levels are very low. As you can see my first measurement was 0.2, after a caesar sallad dinner. I’m not surprised as I’ve probably eaten at least 50 grams of carbs a day lately. I will try it out fasting in the mornings during the coming days. Perhaps I’ll try being really strict with the carbs for a while to see what happens. Have you tried one of these or are you interested in doing it? Continue reading >>

Day 16 – Pcos & Ketosis

Day 16 – Pcos & Ketosis

Quick updates! Bought Ketone strips from the CVS pharmacy to test my urine every morning for ketones. I’ve been in ketosis for the past week and a half! YAY! All this hard work is paying off! Here is my spread of supplements as recommended by The Hormone Cure for women’s health, excess androgens and insulin resistance. Everyone in Rochester should be on a liquid vitamin D supplement, including children! Last night I looked up a bunch of websites and blogs for keto diet recipes and found a whole lotta crock pot meals and really simple ways to throw protein and veggies together! I’m pumped that it’s summer here in town because that means the market will be overflowing with fresh veg for me to buy cheap! Woo hoo! Continue reading >>

What Is Ketosis?

What Is Ketosis?

Most people have heard they should eat a low-carb diet for weight loss and/or better health, but the word “ketosis” might have some tilting their heads in confusion wondering what’s so special about this funny term. Don’t worry; we’ve got all the details you need to understand the process of ketosis in the body — and more importantly, how you can implement it in your own life! Before you can fully understand ketosis, let’s cover some simple facts about the body and energy. The primary source of energy in the body — which normally fuels every function of the body, from brain cognition to athletic performance — is glucose. You typically get glucose from your diet by eating carbohydrates like: sugar bread grains Beans and legumes fruit starchy vegetables These carbs either turn immediately into glucose in the body or are stored as glycogen in the body to be used as glucose later. However, sometimes the body will have a low supply of glucose, also known as blood sugar. This could be because a person is eating a low-carb diet. When there is no longer enough glucose for the body to use, it turns to an alternative source of energy: your fat stores. It takes the fat stores and the liver breaks them down to make glucose. And when this happens, elements known as ketones are formed as a byproduct of the process. There are three main types of ketone bodies that form in your body during when this happens: Acetate Acetoacetate Beta-hydroxybutryate (BHB) Once ketones are formed, your body can use them as alternative fuel. KETOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS Probably the most widely talked about use for ketosis right now is utilizing it for weight loss. In fact, the ketogenic diet is built around creating ketosis in the body. There are several benefits you can experience when you Continue reading >>

Urine Glucose Testing

Urine Glucose Testing

General concept Accuracy Limitations of urine test strips Barney's example (potentially fatal mistake) A little humor How urine glucose testing works Many vets recommend urine glucose testing as a method of monitoring your pet's diabetes at home. It is simple and inexpensive. But it has some serious limitations that must be understood and taken into consideration. Urine glucose testing is based on the fact that excessive amounts of glucose in the blood will be filtered by the kidneys into the urine. Once the amount of glucose in the blood exceeds the renal threshold (180 mg/dL) , glucose is spilled into the urine. The renal threshold is the level at the kidneys can not "process" any more blood glucose and it spills into the urine. If the blood glucose is high for an extended period of time, glucose is usually present in the urine. The amount of glucose present in the urine depends on how high the blood glucose was, and how long the blood glucose was high. Urine glucose test strips like the pictures shown below are used. The test strip has a little test area at the end that is dipped into urine or held in the urine stream. After a certain amount of time, the color of the test area is compared to a reference color chart. Bayer makes several types of urine tests strips. Diastix and Clinistix test only for urine glucose. Keto-Diastix test for both glucose and ketones. The Diastix have more "levels" of glucose measurement than the Clinistix. Follow the instructions that come with your test strips, and use the reference color chart on the bottle or box. The picture shown below is just an example - the colors are NOT to be used to compare your urine test strip. The color chart tells you approximately how much glucose has spilled into your pet's urine. Note: Different test stri Continue reading >>

Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes Test Strips

Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes Test Strips

Update: A lot of our readers ask us where can they find the best deals for test strips. We personally recommend Amazon. You can check the list of selections they offer by clicking here. Blood glucose test strips play a crucial role in helping you to monitor your daily blood glucose level and giving your doctor the data to adjust your medication to control your diabetes symptoms. Without the help from these little disposable strips, life with diabetes can become even more chaotic than ever. But what exactly are these thin little plastic slip and why are they so expensive? Are there any alternative method I can use? Where can I get the best deal on these test strips? This article will answer many of your questions and concerns regarding these blood glucose test strips: Table of Contents History on Glucose Test Strips How Does the Test Strips Work Why Are the Strips So Expensive? And Why the Price Discrepancy? Why Must Diabetic Patients Use Glucometer and Test Strip? How Often Should You Administer A Blood Glucose Test? How to Find Out if Your Glucose Monitor is Accurate? How Accurate Are the Test Strips? How to Find Out if Your Glucose Monitor is Accurate? What is a Urine Glucose Test? Can’t I Use This Procedure Instead? Expiration of Test Strips Medicare Plan B Coverage for Glucose Test Strips Where to Get the Best Deal on Test Strips? Ways to Save of Test Strips How to Avoid Counterfeit Blood Glucose Test Strips Can You Reuse Test Strips? Can You Make Your Own Test Strip? 4 Most Affordable Meters How to Pick the Right Glucometer? How to Dispose Used Test Strips, Lancets, and Needles? What to Do with All These Test Strip Containers? Selling Your Glucose Test Strips A Good Idea? Odd Way to Earn Some Money Back Questions? History on Glucose Test Strips The first glucomet Continue reading >>

How Long Did It Take Ketostix To Start Working For You? Did They Work Well For You? Do You Still Use Them Regularly?

How Long Did It Take Ketostix To Start Working For You? Did They Work Well For You? Do You Still Use Them Regularly?

I recently bought some ketone detecting strips. (This brand.) I'm toying with using them regularly as an accountability tool in keeping my carbs low. I'd like to hear more about folks' use of Ketostix or other ketone detecting strips. My main points of curiosity: 1 Worst Carb After Age 50 If you're over 50 and you eat this carb, you will never lose belly fat. HealthPlus50 Do you have a favorite/least favorite brand? Where did you find the best deal? Did you need to eat zero-carb or just low-carb to see the strips change? How many hours/days of low- or zero-carb eating did it take for the strips to start changing? How many grams of carbs have you eaten in the past which resulted in the ketone detecting strips reversing color (indicating that you're out of ketosis)? Do you use them only occasionally or all the time? If all the time, do you test multiple times daily? In other words, do Ketostix (or ketone detecting strips) work for you, and if so, how do you put them to work for you? Continue reading >>

5 Steps To Transition Into A Keto Diet

5 Steps To Transition Into A Keto Diet

Living a low carb lifestyle can be difficult, but only if you make it that way. Most “cheat” foods have alternatives, and we’ll go over them later on. Be sure to check out some of our recipes if you’re stumped on ideas for what to eat! I’ll go over some tips for making your transition to a keto diet easier, successful, and more importantly – work. From eating out to eating on the go and everything in between, we’ll cover some foods you should and shouldn’t eat. Carb Counting Calculating your carb intake is very important and should never be overlooked. Don’t slack at first because eventually you’ll start to get the hang of things, and it will become second nature. Always read the label on foods you’re eating, and make sure that you can fit the carbs into your daily allowance. If you go grocery shopping, make sure you read the labels on everything you buy. Sure it might be difficult at first, but it will pay off in the end. When determining the carb count in food, we calculate what’s called net carbs. Roughly, you will want to eat around 20 net carbs per day. It’s okay if this fluctuates, but the general rule of thumb is to keep yourself at 20-30 net carbs per day. If you’re working out you can eat about 20-30 carbs before you start as your body burns the glucose off during the exercise, and returns to using ketones afterwards. Having a small “carb up” before you exercise is a great way to get some fast energy into your system so that you can push your workout to the max. At only 1 net carb, this would be a great choice (image to the left). Make sure that in the first few months, you keep a log of what you are eating. Sometimes it can be a simple mistake or a forgotten snack that pushes you over the carb threshold. We’ve put together a g Continue reading >>

Day 16 – Pcos & Ketosis

Day 16 – Pcos & Ketosis

Quick updates! Bought Ketone strips from the CVS pharmacy to test my urine every morning for ketones. I’ve been in ketosis for the past week and a half! YAY! All this hard work is paying off! Here is my spread of supplements as recommended by The Hormone Cure for women’s health, excess androgens and insulin resistance. Everyone in Rochester should be on a liquid vitamin D supplement, including children! Last night I looked up a bunch of websites and blogs for keto diet recipes and found a whole lotta crock pot meals and really simple ways to throw protein and veggies together! I’m pumped that it’s summer here in town because that means the market will be overflowing with fresh veg for me to buy cheap! Woo hoo! Continue reading >>

Blood Ketone Testing In The Clinical Laboratory - Technical Evaluation Of Test-strips

Blood Ketone Testing In The Clinical Laboratory - Technical Evaluation Of Test-strips

Background: The clinical management of diabetes in the ketosis-prone patient can be a challenge. Testing for urine ketones is well established but it has low specificity, sensitivity or immediate correlation with patient status. Recently, improved test-strips for blood ketone measurement (specifically β-hydroxybutyrate) are available, in particular for self-checking and near-patient testing. We evaluated the analytical performance of the test-strips in the laboratory. Methods: Blood ketone was measured on Abbott Optium Xceed meters. The evaluated performance parameters included precision, detection limit and linearity. Blood ketone levels were also compared with plasma β-hydroxybutyrate. Analytical variation between meters was assessed for 3 meters' performances. Results: The within-run precisions/CVs obtained were low - 6.9% at 0.75 mmol/L, 2.4% at 2.15 mmol/L and 1.6% at 3.81 mmol/L (n=15). Between-run CVs were 6.9%, 3.3% and 3.5% at the respective 3 levels obtained from 15 batch-runs over 3 months. At 1.71 mmol/L, slightly above the critical level (1.5 mmol/L) requiring immediate medical attention, repeatability of the test was 1.5%. Linearity (0-4.4 mmol/L) was verified. Blood ketone measured with the test-strips and plasma levels (0-4.6 mmol/L; n=31) were well correlated ([blood ketone]=0.996 [plasma ketone] - 0.012, r 2=0.958). Ketone (0-3.6 mmol/L) remained stable in blood and plasma for at least 3 days at 4°C. Comparable results were obtained for heparin and EDTA blood (0-4.3 mmol/L; n=20). The comparison of 20 consecutive specimens (mean 1.5 mmol/L; range 0.1-4.4 mmol/L) tested with 3 meters showed no analytical difference in the results determined between meters (ANOVA p=0.999). Conclusions: Correlated with plasma levels and demonstrating good analytical pe Continue reading >>

Jimmy Moore’s N=1 Experiments: Nutritional Ketosis Day 1-30

Jimmy Moore’s N=1 Experiments: Nutritional Ketosis Day 1-30

Before I went on the 2012 Low-Carb Cruise last month, I started reading a book that my low-carb research friends Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Steve Phinney had written as a follow-up to their fantastic 2011 release The Art And Science of Low Carbohydrate Living (listen to my interview with Dr. Phinney about this book in Episode 479 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show”). The sequel is called The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance and was written specifically to share the latest science behind ketogenic diets for athletes who are keenly interested in optimizing their exercise performance with fat and ketones serving as their body’s primary fuel source once they reach what Dr. Phinney refers to as “keto-adaptation.” But the information these low-carb stalwarts provide in this handy dandy little book goes much deeper than that as you will read about in this blog post. Most low-carbers have traditionally been using urine ketone sticks under the brand name Ketostix to measure their level of ketones being produced by color (from pink to dark purple) as a result of their low-carb diet. But as I previously shared in this YouTube video, this can be a frustratingly inaccurate way of measuring whether you are producing enough ketones in your blood to see the kind of results you are hoping for on your low-carb lifestyle change. But thanks to the cutting-edge information provided by Volek and Phinney in The Art And Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance, we now have a new and better way to measure the actual ketones that are in your blood which determines whether you have become keto-adapted and burning fat and ketones for fuel. They refer to getting into this state as “nutritional ketosis” to obviously distinguish it from ketoacidosis which is only an issue Continue reading >>

Keto Stix Cvs

Keto Stix Cvs

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[transcript] – Could This Ketosis-based Elixir Hold The Key To Weight Loss, World Record Performances, Brain Healing And More?

[transcript] – Could This Ketosis-based Elixir Hold The Key To Weight Loss, World Record Performances, Brain Healing And More?

Podcast from [0:00] Introduction [0:33] Straight From the Root [1:47] Ministry of Supply [3:40] Harry’s Razors [6:26] Background on Ketones [8:14] Dr. Richard Veech [9:38] Ketosis and Ketone Function [11:25] Man vs. Other Mammals [14:15] What are synthetic ketones? [21:30] Bill’s case of Parkinson’s [24:31] Esters vs. Alcohols [27:58] Why ketones that are non-racemic and non-salt so expensive? [29:18] The Ketone Market [32:05] Ketones and Cancer [37:00] Ketones and Nutrition [38:36] NAD and Its Link to Anti-Aging [43:35] Issues with NAD Supplements [45:27] What is Q? [45:59] Antioxidants [51:05] Dr. Veech’s Supplement Use [51:59] DARPA funding that Dr. Veech get [57:44] Ben’s Use of Ketones [59:47] Measuring Ketone Levels [1:03:33] Research on the use of Ketones [1:05:28] Breakfast for Dr. Veech Ben: Hey, what’s up? It’s Ben Greenfield. I dunno if you’ve ever heard of sous-vide, s-o-u-s-v-i-d-e, but sous-vide is a way of cooking things really fast and foolproof with perfect texture. The problem is, sous-vide cookers are extremely expensive. Now, sous-vide is a very healthy cooking method because you retain all the vitamins, and the juices, and the nutrients, and the flavors in whatever it is you’re cooking, but again it’s tough to actually afford one of these home sous-vide products. So, this is where this company called Straight from the Root comes in. What they make are these fresh, pre-cooked organic root vegetables, and when I say root vegetables, I’m talking about stuff like sweet potatoes, and beets, and butternut squash, and they sous-vide cook them and then they send them to you in these BPA-free grade cooking bags and you simply reheat them. It takes like 90 seconds to reheat them. I actually made myself a salad the other day, I wanted som Continue reading >>

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