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Can a High Fat/Low Carb Diet Slow the Aging Process?

Free radicals are highly reactive, short-lived molecules that, when not balanced by antioxidants, can have an adverse affect on body systems, triggering a number of human diseases as well as aging. Aging is caused by free radical damage called oxidative stress that causes damage to our cell powerhouses called the mitochondria. Mitochondria produce ‘packages’ of […]

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Goitrogens and Your Thyroid

A goitrogen is a substance that suppresses thyroid function by inhibiting iodine uptake. Goitrogens get their name because of their tendency to cause goiter, swelling of the thyroid gland. Some foods can be goitrogenic when they’re eaten in excess, or if the individual has a background of low iodine uptake. Goitrogenic foods include: cassava, which […]

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Histamine and Your Thyroid

Histamine is an organic compound produced by the body and also present in many foods. Histamine is necessary for the maintenance of life and is involved in immune response. It is released by cells in response to injury and allergic or inflammatory reactions. There are four types of histamine receptor cells (H1R, H2R, H3R, and […]

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Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies and Your Thyroid

Nutrient deficiencies are prevalent in our diets today due to mononculture farming, pesticides and herbicides and soil deficiencies. You might be surprised to find that you are deficient in quite a few of these vitamins. Lack of protein in a vegetarian diet of a thyroid deficient person can also cause problems. Vitamin A  (not carotene) […]

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Oxalates and Mineral Levels

Oxalate is a naturally occurring, “organic acidic salt compound” commonly found in foods of plant origin, such as berries, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. Your body also produces oxalates by the metabolism of glyoxylic acid or ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Oxalate is normally excreted out of the body via urine, and sometimes the bowels. Consistently […]

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Improving Health Markers with a Ketogenic Diet

Since the 1920s, very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been used as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. Beginning in the 1960s onwards ketogenic diets became widely known as a common treatment for obesity. A ketogenic diet isn’t just beneficial for weight loss. A high-fat, low-carb […]

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What is Keto-Adaptation?

The ketogenic diet, also known as a low-carb diet or the low carb, high fat (LCHF) diet aids in weight loss by changing the way the body uses energy. Reducing net carb intake and increasing consumption of healthy fats induces the body into a state of ketosis, during which ketones are produced from the breakdown […]

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What is Keto-Adaptation?

The ketogenic diet, also known as a low-carb diet or the low carb, high fat (LCHF) diet aids in weight loss by changing the way the body uses energy. Reducing net carb intake and increasing consumption of healthy fats induces the body into a state of ketosis, during which ketones are produced from the breakdown […]

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How A Ketogenic Diet Can Help You Lose Weight

Many people first stumble upon the idea of ketosis while looking for a weight loss strategy. They’ve tried one diet after another, but have found that cutting calories isn’t effective and are in search of something more. When counting calories doesn’t work, a ketogenic diet may be the answer. Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work Have […]

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What is the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet has been around for more than 90 years, first designed in 1924 by Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic as a treatment for epilepsy. As more anti-seizure medications hit the market, the ketogenic diet became less popular. In 1994, the Abraham family started The Charlie Foundation promoting the ketogenic diet after […]

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