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High fat or ‘ketogenic’ diets could prevent, reverse heart failure

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Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University. Credit: Saint Louis University Research from Saint Louis University finds that high fat or “ketogenic” diets could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure caused by a metabolic process. The research team, led by Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D., assistant professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SLU, looked at a metabolic process that seems to be turned down in failing human hearts. In an animal model, drastic heart failure in mice was bypassed by switching to high fat or “ketogenic” diets, which could […]

A ketogenic diet and glioblastoma cancer — Diet Doctor

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This story is different. We hear from Tom who found the keto diet in a less than ordinary way, and he ended up losing 105 lbs (48 kg). Fantastically done, but this story has another focus. Read on to take part in this moving story: I’m going to tell you a story about how an obese 59-year old with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a 44” (112 cm) waist changed his life. This story will be about doctors, family and the unexpected twists life can take. This story has two endings. Here is how it started. This is one […]

Babies thrive under a ketogenic metabolism

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Some people, even some scientists who study ketogenic metabolism, have the idea that ketogenesis is somehow abnormal, or exceptional; an adaptation for emergencies only. We disagree. One reason we think a ketogenic metabolism is normal and desirable, is that human newborns are in ketosis. Despite the moderate sugar content of human breast milk, breastfeeding is particularly ketogenic. This period of development is crucial, and there is extensive brain growth during it. Although the composition of breast milk can be affected by diet [1], it is reasonable to assume that breast milk has always been ketogenic, and this is not an […]

If you are looking for a great sugar free, low-carb alternative to traditional cream cheese brownies, you’ve found it in these chewy, chocolate, keto cream cheese brownies. Curb your chocolate cravings without the guilt and still stick to your low-carb or ketogenic diet.

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Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Making a purchase through a link in this post may earn me a small commission. Don’t worry though! I only link to products I’ve used and love. For more information read my disclosure policy. If you are looking for a great sugar free, low-carb alternative to traditional cream cheese brownies, you’ve found it in these chewy, chocolate, keto cream cheese brownies. Curb your chocolate cravings without the guilt and still stick to your low-carb or ketogenic diet. I have made these keto cream cheese brownies several times now. If you have been a […]

The Power And Pitfalls Of The Popular Ketogenic Diet For Patients

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But it presents tremendous difficulties for those who try to follow it — from families like the Johnsons to everyday dieters. The point of the ketogenic diet is to shift your body from burning glucose as fuel to burning compounds called ketone bodies. From an evolutionary perspective, this ability to shift fuel was a hedge against starvation, for when food wasn’t available and the body needed to burn its own fat. Essentially, though, to make the switch, you have to trick the body into thinking it’s starving. If the body perceives more than a tiny amount of carbohydrates, it will stick […]

Can a Ketogenic Diet Prevent Migraines? – Migraine Again

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Can a ketogenic diet prevent migraines? A few studies and anecdotes say yes but there is no guarantee The auras, debilitating pain, nausea, and sensitivity to noise and light means that Migraine warriors will do almost anything to ward off an attack. A specialized diet has created a buzz, leaving many of us who are desperate for relief to ask: can a ketogenic diet prevent migraines? Several recent studies exploring the potential of a ketogenic diet show anecdotal promise of less-frequent attacks, but they aren’t yet conclusive. What is a Ketogenic Diet? Sometimes referred to as “Atkins Light” or “The Bacon […]

30 Day Ketogenic Diet Plan | Ruled Me

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Hey guys! So I know you’re all looking for something that’s easy to follow and I set out to make something that’s exactly that. A full one month meal plan of the ketogenic diet, the breakdown, the overview, and of course – the meals. Included are all recipes, all breakdowns of final macros, and the daily breakdown of what you should be eating. Tips Before Starting Some people don’t believe in counting calories on a ketogenic diet, but I am one of the few that does. For most normal people, the amounts of fats and protein will be enough to […]

The Ketogenic Diet: Does it live up to the hype? The pros, the cons, and the facts about this not-so-new diet craze.

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If you believe the buzz, ketosis—whether via the almost-zero-carb ketogenic diet or via ketone supplements—can curb appetite, enhance performance, and cure nearly any health problem that ails you. Sound too good to be true? It probably is. ++++ Wouldn’t it be awesome if butter and bacon were “health foods”? Maybe with a side of guacamole and some shredded cheese on top? “I’m doing this for my health,” you could purr virtuously, as you topped your delectably marbled, medium-rare steak with a fried egg. Well, many advocates of the ketogenic diet argue exactly that: By eating a lot of fat and close […]

The 43+ health benefits of ketogenic dieting (in addition to weight loss)

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For those unfamiliar, ketogenic dieting is any diet plan “low-carb” enough to switch your body into a state of producing and burning a significant amount of ketones , specifically acetoacetate (AcAc) and its derivatives beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and acetone .For those interested in background reading, I’ve previously written summary articles about the science of fat metabolism and ketosis here and here .These molecules, especially AcAc and BHB, are used by the brain and other tissues for energy, and facilitate a number of health benefits that I’ll address below.While the biological processes involved are extremely complex, I’d invite you to use this […]

Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus

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Electron microscopy of influenza virus. Credit: CDC A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn’t one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale University study published Nov. 15 in the journal Science Immunology. The ketogenic diet—which for people includes meat, fish, poultry, and non-starchy vegetables—activates a subset of T cells in the lungs not previously associated with the immune system’s response to influenza, enhancing mucus production from airway cells that can effectively trap […]