Category: weight loss

How Stress is Killing Your Thyroid

September 13, 2016 0 Comments
How Stress is Killing Your Thyroid

Too much stress in your life doesn’t just affect your mental well being, it wreaks havoc on your body and could lead to symptoms mirroring those of hypothyroidism. Types of Stress Stress comes in a number of ways, some impacting us more than others and at different times in our lives. At some point in […]

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My Experience with Modified Intermittent Fasting

June 29, 2016 0 Comments
My Experience with Modified Intermittent Fasting

I have to admit for several years now, I have been resistant to personally doing intermittent fasting. I have a fairly stressful, fulfilled life as a nutritionist in practice and as a CEO of two companies. To be honest, I felt that intermittent fasting would be too hard on my cortisol and leptin control. But, […]

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The Potential Downside to Intermittent Fasting

June 21, 2016 0 Comments
The Potential Downside to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting isn’t for everyone. As mentioned in my previous blogs on this topic, those with adrenal fatigue and poor insulin control cannot jump into intermittent fasting overnight. It takes a skilled plan to move you from feeding frequency to control blood sugar — the often quoted three meals and two snacks a day to […]

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Intermittent Fasting – Types of Intermittent Fasting

June 14, 2016 0 Comments
Intermittent Fasting – Types of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting can be used for weight loss and several hundred studies over the years show that in addition to inducing weight loss, it can improve immune regulation, slow the aging process and induce autophagy (degradation) of decayed and damaged cells. Intermittent fasting may work for some but there are caveats to starting a program […]

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Intermittent Fasting – What You Need to Know

June 7, 2016 0 Comments
Intermittent Fasting – What You Need to Know

What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is the practice of alternating intervals feeding and fasting. The most popular method of intermittent fasting will be discussed in a later article, but for now, it’s enough to mention that there are differences between fasting methods, length of time of the fasting window and the placement of meals. The […]

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Ketogenic Diet and Sports Performance

May 24, 2016 0 Comments
Ketogenic Diet and Sports Performance

We are full of fat, as an interesting review article published last year in The European Journal of Sport Sciences points out. The article, “Rethinking Fat as a Fuel for Endurance Exercise,” notes that even the leanest marathon runner has more than 30,000 kilocalories of fatty tissue in reserve — enough fat to fuel multiple […]

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Improving Health Markers with a Ketogenic Diet

March 1, 2016 0 Comments
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?

February 24, 2016 0 Comments
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 the Ketogenic Diet?

January 19, 2016 0 Comments
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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