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Keto for better moods

Better Moods with Ketosis?

Can Ketosis Fix Your Moods? Have you ever felt depressed? Maybe it is not just a once-in-a-while kind of thing. Maybe it is a constant occurrence kind of thing… Whatever the source is, a ketogenic diet will provide much more relief than you would expect. Hear me out. While it may sound too good to…
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Does Saturated Fat Impair Ability to Focus?

Headlines warn, “Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat” [1, 2, 3]. Another tells us, “Fried Mind: Just One Meal High In Saturated Fat Impedes One’s Ability To Focus” [4]. Intrigued, I looked up the study: Afternoon distraction: a high-saturated-fat meal and endotoxemia impact postmeal attention in a…
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Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day?

I grew up on a small farm in southeastern South Dakota.  One of my earliest memories was eating a hearty breakfast of pancakes and eggs at the Stockyards Cafe in Sioux Falls. My brothers, sisters, and I begged to ride with Dad on those trips delivering cattle. Other breakfast traditions included picnics at Newton Hills…
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Nurse Ruth

Fooled by Phenome

A Skinny-Fat Phenotype Nobody ever accused me of being fat.  People, many of whom carried a few extra pounds, told me I was skinny.  I didn’t think I was skinny, but I knew I wasn’t overweight or obese.  At least on the outside.  In a world experiencing an epidemic of obesity, I was proud of…
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The Need for Community

What makes keto difficult? Would you want an alcoholic to quit the booze addiction on his own, alone?  How about expect the pornography addict to resist the temptation sitting alone in his apartment? Of course not! You would expect both to get help through love, not solitude. Through friends, family, and other support groups, we…
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Neuroprotection with Keto

Keto can protect your brain Most people use the ketogenic diet for weight loss. That is by far its most popular use; however, these people are gaining much more than they ever thought possible. It’s like buying a ticket to Florida and finding out you won a scuba diving trip with Leonardo DiCapario. You get…
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Hyperinsulinemia Leads to Dysglycemia

What’s a real predictor of diabetes? What is the real definition of diabetes? It is a little harder to define than some may think… Doctors usually measure and diagnose it through high blood sugars. The American Diabetes Association focuses only on glucose in their diagnostic section.[1] Because they talk only of blood sugar, we must assume they…
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