Nuts & Seeds on a Ketogenic Diet

Are Nuts and Seeds Keto-Friendly Foods? As a registered dietitian who follows and recommends a well-balanced, very-low-carb diet, I've become concerned about the number of healthy foods being criticized for containing too many carbs. Although there's no denying that certain plant food ...

7 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Fasting

Humans have been fasting for hundreds of years and have evolved to be able to deal with periods of feast and famine. Today though we live in the thinking that we must eat every 2-3 hours with snacks in between. There is an ingrained belief in us now that if we leave large periods of time between ...

Ketogenic Diet and Insulin Resistance

What is Insulin? Insulin is a fat storing blood sugar regulating master hormone that is involved in multiple body functions beyond its metabolic role. A few examples include triglyceride and fat synthesis, electrolyte balance of sodium and potassium, feeding behaviors and cognitive and emotional ...

Is Flaxseed Healthy? Safety Concerns, Benefits & Recommendations

Flaxseed is a controversial food among health-conscious people. Although it has been criticized for increasing the risk of certain cancers and other diseases, the research to date on moderate flaxseed use is overwhelmingly positive. In this article, I discuss concerns that have been raised about ...

Ketogenic Diet and Brain Cancer

Brain cancers accounts for 1.8% of all cancers worldwide (1). The number of new diagnoses made annually is 2 to 3 per 100,000 people in the US and Europe. Brain and other CNS tumors are the 11th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cases (2). Types of Brain Cancers Prima ...

Ketogenic Diet and PCOS

PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a common disorder among reproductive-aged women. Emerging research suggests that a ketogenic or low-carb diet may improve hormonal regulation, weight control and other PCOS-related issues. This article takes a detailed look at PCOS and how carbohydrate restriction ...

Types of Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

In a previous blog post, we looked at how the ketogenic diet could be used as a treatment option for both children and adults with refractory epilepsy. When we look at the practical use of the ketogenic diet, there are more than one option that can be followed. All the forms of ketogenic diets f ...

Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that is associated with a disruption in the normal electrical activity within the brain. The main symptom of this abnormal brain activity results in repeated seizures, which can range from brief lapses to severe and prolonged convulsio ...

Ketogenic Diet and Parkinson's Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition generally indicated by nerve cell damage and cell death. It results from a deterioration of dopamine producing cells in the brain (an area known as substantia nigra). This lack of dopamine in the bra ...

Expert's Insight: Is a Very Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Healthy?

Is a very low-carb diet suitable for you? What are the pros and cons and what you should expect from it? These and other questions are answered by Franziska Spritzler from Low Carb Dietitian. Franziska is a certified dietitian and has personal experience with very low-carb ketogenic diets! Very ...

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