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Precision Xtra Vs. Novamax Plus: Ketone Meter Evaluation

Precision Xtra Vs. Novamax Plus: Ketone Meter Evaluation

With the rise in interest in the n=1 experiment I’ve been blogging about since May 2012 (read my latest updates about it here, here, here and here), so many of you have begun testing your own blood ketones to see how well you are doing in pursuit of reaching that glorious state of “nutritional ketosis.” Attaining blood ketone levels of 0.5-3.0 millimolar is the optimal level for producing an appropriate level of beta-hydroxybutyrate to commence fat-burning and to serve as an excellent alternative fuel source for your brain and body for optimal performance according to what Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek outline so beautifully in their outstanding MUST-HAVE 2012 book The Art & Science Of Low Carbohydrate Performance. If you haven’t already picked up your own copy of this book, then I cannot recommend it highly enough to you as an invaluable resource in your pursuit of living an optimally healthy low-carb lifestyle. As people have been shopping around for their own blood ketone meter, I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails from readers who have asked me for my recommendation between which of the two major ketone meters they should get to test their blood levels. Is there any difference between the Precision Xtra and NovaMax Plus blood ketone meters? I’ve personally tried both of these meters and have been using the Precision Xtra results to document my n=1 experiment. Let’s take a closer look at the PROS and CONS of each: **Precision Xtra Blood Ketone Meter** PROS: – Accurate and clear blood ketone measuring – Sturdy and strong test strips – More precise than urine ketone testing CONS: – Requires more blood than glucose testing – Test strips can be quite expensive – Not available for purchase in stores **NovaMax Plus Blood Ketone Meter** PROS Continue reading >>

Ketogenic Diet Plan

Ketogenic Diet Plan

A ketogenic diet plan improves your health through a metabolic switch in the primary cellular fuel source to which your body and brain are adapted. When your metabolism switches from relying on carbohydrate-based fuels (glucose from starch and sugar) to fat-based fuels and fat metabolism products called ketones, positive changes in the health of your cells occur, and this translates into better overall health. A metabolic process called ketogenesis and a body state called ketosis are responsible. Ketosis is simply a normal metabolic pathway in which body and brain cells utilize ketones to make energy, instead of relying on only sugar (i.e., carbohydrate). In fact, humans developed an evolutionary ability to burn ketones as an adaptation to periods of time when food was unavailable, and being in nutritional ketosis is a beneficial body state. A great deal of research is being done on ketosis as it relates to disease. Ketone bodies have some very beneficial effects on the human body, and elevating one's blood levels of ketone bodies is an effective treatment for many disease conditions because it improves the function of cellular energy pathways and mitochondrial health. Ketogenic diets are now being used to treat medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer's, cancer and others and much of the success of these treatments is rooted in these cellular effects. This page will answer some questions you may have about a ketogenic diet plan including: Who should NOT follow a ketogenic diet: list of medical contraindications. How do I start a ketogenic diet plan? Do I need to worry about the "dangers of low carb diets"? What are the side effects of a ketogenic diet? What are the benefits of a ketogenic diet? But first a little legal and medical coverage: Alth Continue reading >>

At Last: Nutritional Ketosis

At Last: Nutritional Ketosis

It took one whole week after my trip to CT to find my way back into nutritional ketosis (1,5-3mmol/L)! But now I am here… This means: Extra energy Less needed sleep Burning fat at maximum Not so hungry Optimal fuel for the brain Bad breath… So how can you turbo your way into nutritional ketosis? Eat lots, LOTS of fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil) Avoid: berries, nuts, fruit, alkohol, too much dairy Bullet coffee helps Eat only 2-3 times a day In South Africa this is where you can get hold of a blood keton measurer: M-KEM, Durban Road. (At the Durban Road off-ramp from N1 heading out in direction of Paarl). Price: R149.95 B-Ketone strips (Box of 10). Price: R129.90 That’s R12.99 per strip! In Sweden the strips cost R30 each… But it is a pricey hobby, but for me, so worth it. It is very motivating to keep track of what you eat and how it affects your body and definately helps weight loss! Continue reading >>

What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet has been a hot topic of late. Depending on who you talk to, it is praised for its incredible weight loss results, criticised for being too restrictive, or condemned as dangerous, especially without medical supervision. As with anything related to diet and nutrition, there's a lot of conflicting (and misleading) information out there, so HuffPost Australia spoke to Clare Collins -- professor of nutrition and dietetics at the University of Newcastle, accredited practising dietitian and spokesperson for DAA -- about what the ketogenic diet is, how it works, and the pros and cons. What is a ketogenic diet? A ketogenic eating pattern is very low in carbohydrates and moderate in protein, meaning a high percentage of total energy intake comes from fat found in dairy products and meat. "A true ketogenic is one where carbohydrate intake is extremely low -- usually less than 10 percent of your total energy intake," Collins told HuffPost Australia. Getty How does a ketogenic diet work? During times of severe energy restriction (such as during fasting or starvation), prolonged intense exercise, or when carbohydrate intake is reduced to around 50 grams per day or less, the body can enter ketosis. This means that, rather than the body burning its primary fuel source, glycogen (a "complex carbohydrate, which in the human body is like petrol for a car"), the body must break down fats as its main source of fuel. "If you can flip the switch and get the body to burn predominantly fat, then you produce these thing called ketone bodies, which can appear on your urine and they also come out on your breath. They actually smell like acetone, like nail polish remover essentially," Collins said. These ketone bodies are made by the liver from fatty acids, and are used up by the Continue reading >>

Freestyle Optium Neo Blood Glucose And Ketone Monitoring System

Freestyle Optium Neo Blood Glucose And Ketone Monitoring System

Insulin Support Tools At Your Fingertips Introducing the FreeStyle Optium Neo System, with a choice of support tools especially designed for people on insulin. Finally a meter that’s as easy1 or as useful as you want it to be! Key Features Accurate blood glucose & blood ketone^ testing 1,2 Trend indicators highlight when your blood glucose patterns need attention Insulin logging helps you track your insulin doses Clear, sharp screen is icon driven & easy to read1 even in direct sunlight No chip or coding required Fast 5 second test time Small blood sample required 0.6 µl Individually foil-wrapped strips protect from air & moisture, are convenient to store & carry3 Meets current ISO 15197:2013 system accuracy standards1 FreeStyle Auto-Assist Neo compatible – download up to 1000 events & print or email reports Owner’s Manual Instructional How to Use Video Test Strips The FreeStyle Optium Neo meter uses FreeStyle Optium Blood Glucose test strips to check for blood glucose. It can also be used with FreeStyle Optium blood β-Ketone test strips to check blood ketone levels. Continue reading >>

Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol: How To Lose Fat Way Faster Than You Should

Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol: How To Lose Fat Way Faster Than You Should

The best way to lose weight on the Bulletproof Diet is with Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. But if waiting for results just isn’t your thing, you can use this Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol – but only if you are currently significantly overweight or obese, and you have healthy, functioning kidneys and liver. However, you need to understand that your body stores toxins in fat that your liver couldn’t excrete, so when you lose weight very rapidly, those toxins are released and can make you very sick. This Bulletproof Rapid Fat Loss Protocol helps you avoid any side effects from this toxin release, so it’s important to follow the plan carefully. In a nutshell: the plan uses 6 days of ketosis – when your body burns fats for energy – followed by 1 day of carbohydrate loading along with constant toxin binding supplements to help your body get rid of the released toxins. This protocol isn’t low-calorie, and you don’t run the same risk of causing metabolic problems that you do when you follow a low-calorie diet. Being fat sucks. It’s bad for every part of your body. Your body is actually breaking down, your relationships suffer, your brain doesn’t work right, your joints hurt, you lose muscle, and you just don’t look good in the mirror. Conventional wisdom says you should start cutting fat and calories and run on a treadmill for an hour a day. Then you’re made to feel as if it’s your fault because their advice doesn’t work. After living this for years when I weighed 300 pounds, I know how frustrating this can be. Luckily, losing fat doesn’t have to be that hard. In an earlier post, you discovered how to increase muscle growth, brain function, and longevity with regular Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting. Now, you can learn how to lose massive Continue reading >>

The Benefits Of A Ketogenic Diet And Its Role In Cancer Treatment

The Benefits Of A Ketogenic Diet And Its Role In Cancer Treatment

Could a ketogenic diet eventually be a “standard of care” drug-free treatment for cancer? Personally, I believe it’s absolutely crucial, for whatever type of cancer you’re trying to address, and hopefully some day it will be adopted as a first line of treatment. A ketogenic diet calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable carbohydrates, and replacing them with healthy fats and high-quality protein. The premise is that since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then lowering the glucose level in your blood though carb and protein restriction literally starves the cancer cells into oblivion. Additionally, low protein intake tends to minimize the mTOR pathway that accelerates cell proliferation. This type of diet, in which you restrict all but non-starchy vegetable carbs and replace them with low to moderate amounts of high-quality protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone, whether you have cancer or not. It’s a diet that will help optimize your weight and all chronic degenerative disease. Eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode to fat burning. Dr. Thomas Seyfried is one of the leading pioneer academic researchers in promoting how to treat cancer nutritionally. He’s been teaching neurogenetics and neurochemistry as it relates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston College for the past 25 years.He’s written over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and has also published a book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer. Ketogenic Diet Accepted as First Line Approach for Epilepsy; Is Cancer Next? The ketogenic diet has actually been used for managing seizures in children for qu Continue reading >>

Abbott Rebrands Optium Diabetes Testers, Introduces 'no Coding'

Abbott Rebrands Optium Diabetes Testers, Introduces 'no Coding'

Abbott Diabetes Care in South Africa has relaunched its Optium glucose meter, blood glucose and ketone test strips under its global FreeStyle brand, adding a functional 'no coding' enhancement to the product that aims to make the use of the FreeStyle Optium Blood Glucose and Ketone Test Strips - and management of diabetes - that much easier for insulin users. Says Lorraine Bellingham, Commercial Manager Sub Saharan Africa: "For insulin users, regularly checking blood glucose levels and ketones is a way of life. Accuracy is critical but so is ease of use and efficiency. The rebranding has allowed us to deliver a fresh, new, updated design to the South African market but, more importantly, the new design houses an updated product - the new technology into our testing strips eliminates the need for painstaking coding, or calibration, of each batch of new test strips in the meter without compromising our highest standard of accuracy." "This will increase speed and simplicity of use of the blood glucose and ketone test strips, and reduce the possibility of erroneous readings which occur when calibration is omitted. It's just one step less but it's one that makes management of this chronic condition that much easier for people who must sometimes do a blood test four or more times a day." No coding Announced at the recent Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa (SEMDSA) Congress, the 'no coding' feature of the Abbott Diabetes Care FreeStyle Optium range is a valuable, functional enhancement that will serve to better differentiate this product range in the local market. The new test strips can also be used with older Optium meters - there is no need to replace or upgrade them. Notes Bellingham: "Thanks to our expertise in strips manufacturing, the new Continue reading >>

Screening Tests

Screening Tests

RAPID DIAGNOSTIC Humor Diagnostica is a dynamic supplier of a broad range of high quality, accurate and easy to use rapid diagnostic screening tests. The U-Test name is well known and respected. Products are distributed in pack sizes that are convenient and cost-effective for both healthcare professionals and home use. Continue reading >>

Dom D’agostino — The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet

Dom D’agostino — The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet

– Dominic D’Agostino Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). He has also deadlifted 500 pounds for 10 reps after a seven-day fast. Many of you sent enthusiastic follow-up questions after the last conversation we had, so Dom took the time to answer your most popular questions. In particular, he focused on ketosis, ketones, and the ketogenic diet — so you can consider this a ketosis master class (especially if you combine both episodes, though this one does stand alone). It takes a few minutes for Dom to warm up — so be patient! If you have an interest in these types of metabolic therapies, whether for performance enhancement, endurance, weight loss, or fighting cancer, diabetes, or any number of other maladies, you will find a gem within this episode. If you only have 5 minutes, listen to Dom’s thoughts on how much protein you should eat on a ketogenic diet. Enjoy! Want to hear my first interview with Dom D’Agostino? — Listen to our in-depth conversation here. In this episode, we discuss fasting, heavy deadlifts, and the end of cancer (stream below or right-click here to download): This podcast is brought to you by Gymnastic Bodies. This is the training system that I am most obsessed with at the moment. Coach Sommer appeared on a previous episode of the podcast, which turned into a sleeper hit. He is the former USA national team coach for men’s gymnastics and creator of this bodyweight-based training system. I’m not easily impressed, and I have been completely blown away by the sophistication and the elega Continue reading >>

Ketosis Test Strips South Africa

Ketosis Test Strips South Africa

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Uricheck

Uricheck

UriCheck INTRODUCTION The UriCheck urine testing device consists of a firm plastic film to which several separate reagent patches are affixed. The list below outlines the particular parameters used for each specific UriCheck: UriCheck Glucose Glucose UriCheck 2 Ketone, Glucose UriCheck 2S Protein, Glucose UriCheck 3 Protein, Blood, Glucose UriCheck 3L Leucocytes, Protein, Blood, Glucose UriCheck 4L Leucocytes, Nitrite, Protein, Blood, Glucose UriCheck 5 Protein, pH, Blood, Ketone, Glucose UriCheck 5N Nitrite, Protein, pH, Blood, Ketone, Glucose UriCheck 9 Leucocytes, Nitrite, Urobilinogen, Protein, pH, Blood, Ketone, Bilirubin, Glucose UriCheck 10 Leucocytes, Nitrite, Urobilinogen, Protein, pH, Blood, Specific Gravity, Ketone, Bilirubin, Glucose OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS • Ensure the urine is less than 4 hours old and at room temperature. • Check the expiry date on the strip can. • Remove one strip at a time and replace the lid immediately • Do not touch the test patch - hold by the handle. • Dip the test strip into fresh urine for approximately 2 seconds. • Remove excess urine by briefly blotting the side of the strip on absorbent tissue. • After 30-60 seconds, compare the test strip with the colour scale. • Colour changes after 2 minutes are of no significance. STORING INSTRUCTIONS STRIPS URINE • Urine can be stored up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. • After 4 hours the urine might produce false results. • Allow the urine to warm to room temperature before use. PARAMETERS NITRITE Chemical Principle: Gram-negative bacteria in the urine are able to reduce dietary nitrate to nitrite. The test is based on the principle of the Greiss reagent whereby the nitrite forms a diazonium compound with the alpha-Naphthylamine in an acidic medium. This results in a 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 >>

Why Ketonix

Why Ketonix

Why Ketonix rather than a urine or blood test for ketones? As always there is a short and a long answer, the short answer is: Ketones are formed by breaking down fatty acids in your liver and can be used instead of glucose. When your body breaks down fat and creates ketones your body is in a state called ketosis. There are many advantages to using fat as energy source instead of sugar (carbohydrates). There are also many reasons for choosing a diet that gets your body into a ketogenic state, some therapeutic uses include the treatment of epilepsy, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, increased fertility and weight loss. Ketosis is not the same state as ketoacidosis which can occur when a person with diabetes type 1 has a very high blood sugar level combined with a high concentration of ketones. High blood sugar is caused mainly by sugar and carbohydrates, not fat. A ketogenic diet is very low in carbohydrates, moderate in protein and high in fat and it normalises the blood sugar in your body. Any required glucose in your blood, body can be produced from protein. Being in ketosis can have a huge advantage sports men and women. When your body has adapted to using fat as fuel, the muscles use fat and the brain and heart use ketones. The muscles and brain do not compete to get fuel as can happen when glucose fuelled. We have all seen the result of this competition for glucose, a phenomenon called bonking where athletes often collapsed just before reaching the finish line. Additionally the production of lactic acid is minimized when you muscles are burning fat for fuel. There are three main ketones used by the human body being acetoacetate, acetone and beta-hydroxybutyrate. Acetoacetate, is formed either from the breaking down of fatty acids in the liver or from t Continue reading >>

The Truth Behind The World's Most Cutting-edge, Fat-burning Performance Meal Plan: The Keto Diet

The Truth Behind The World's Most Cutting-edge, Fat-burning Performance Meal Plan: The Keto Diet

Timothy Noakes, M.D., is an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. While his name may not ring a bell here in the U.S., he’s a full-blown celebrity in his native South Africa and one of the most accomplished exercise physiologists on the planet. You can’t walk by a restaurant in Cape Town that doesn’t offer a “Noakes option”—say, an avocado stuffed with breakfast sausage and eggs, or a double cheeseburger with lettuce sans bun—and evidence of his teachings seems to be everywhere, mostly in the form of the nation’s best-known athletes, including ageless golfing legend Gary Player and eight-time Ironman World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser. In fact, Noakes’ celebrity these days is such that he’s even been pulled into South African presidential politics: To echo the country’s papers of record, “Is President Jacob Zuma’s and his wife’s dramatic weight loss a result of the Noakes Diet?” No one is sure about the president, but his wife, definitely: She’s lost 66 pounds following the Noakes plan. To high-performing athletes, Noakes preaches that the bedrock tenet of endurance athletic nutrition—that winning performance is best fueled by eating lots of carbohydrates—is simply wrong. Instead, he believes athletes can alter their bodies so that their metabolism burns fat as a primary fuel source, a physiological process known as ketosis, either from stored body fat or from the foods they eat every day. For non-athletes and anyone trying to lose weight or keep it off, Noakes’ advice is that eating a high-fat diet, with few if any refined carbs and as little sugar as possible, will switch on the same fat-burning system and keep your body lean and your weight stable without making Continue reading >>

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