Is there a relationship between your diet and mental health? It seems plausible that a person's diet can play an important role. Certainly there is a link between physical and mental health. There is good evidence that the 2 are linked. However, it's problematic determining if one causes the other or they are indirectly linked. … Continue reading Diet and mental health: Can what you eat play a role?
Category: Low carb
Getting normal blood glucose levels: Every weapon at your disposal
Trying to optimize your lifestyle by getting normal blood glucose levels? Are you wondering what tools are at your disposal? Well, you're in luck. This information is not only freely available, but there are dozens of tools at your disposal. And the best part is, you can eat carbs. Low carb diets for attaining normal … Continue reading Getting normal blood glucose levels: Every weapon at your disposal
Carnivore diet side effects: Increased coronary artery calcium
The side effects of a long term Carnivore diet are unknown. For many, short term issues such as diarrhea, constipation, or other GI issues improve with time. But what about the long term effects? Might some problems creep up over the long term? A recent paper on the long term effects of a Carnivore diet … Continue reading Carnivore diet side effects: Increased coronary artery calcium
Is a low carb high fat diet good for your gut?
Thinking about doing a low carb high fat diet but not sure if it's right for you? Can even you build great gut health with such a diet? Fortunately, low carb diets can improve gut health. So if you want to adopt one, it's certainly a valid option. But they're not right for everyone. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Is a low carb high fat diet good for your gut?
The key to controlling small intestine inflammation
Small intestine inflammation causes major problems in the gut. It negatively affects nutrient digestion and absorption while creating nasty symptoms including: Gas & bloatingCrampingDiarrhea Intestinal permeabilityImpaired mucosal immunityGut dysbiosisLoss of appetiteWeight loss Last week's blog covered how stress induces Crohn's disease flare ups. The basic jist is that chronic stress causes elevation of glucocorticoids(cortisol). As … Continue reading The key to controlling small intestine inflammation
Transitioning off keto: What you need to know
Transitioning off keto diets is not as simple as one would think. The perception many have is that they'll lose weight with keto, get to their goal, and switch back. Unfortunately, this isn't really how it works. Many people have misconceptions about carbs, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The primary myth is that a high … Continue reading Transitioning off keto: What you need to know
Gut healthy foods for a low carb diet
For those doing a low carb diet, adding in some gut healthy foods is a good idea. Often, a low carb diet can devolve in to a meat-only orgy of sausage, beef, and eggs. Not that those foods can't be a part of a healthy overall eating plan. They certainly can. I eat all of … Continue reading Gut healthy foods for a low carb diet
How a low carbohydrate diet impacts cardiovascular disease risk
Use of a low carbohydrate diet is becoming increasingly popular. In addition, various organizations who once recommended against low carbohydrate diets now recommend them. So it's not surprising that we're seeing more and more studies looking at the effects of these diets. There are many potential concerns with long term use due to their high … Continue reading How a low carbohydrate diet impacts cardiovascular disease risk
Type 2 diabetes remission: Why low carb diets aren’t a cure
There's currently quite a bit of interest in type 2 diabetes remission as the long-term consequences are devastating to health. Fortunately, I feel equipped to tackle this subject: I was pre-diabetic in my late 20s/early 30s but have spent the last 10 years free of it. At 44, my hemoglobin a1C is 4.9% and has … Continue reading Type 2 diabetes remission: Why low carb diets aren’t a cure
Is a CGM useful for a healthy user?
A CGM, or continuous glucose monitor, is a device commonly used for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. They use it to manage their blood glucose in real time. CGM provides a continuous readout of how blood glucose changes over time. The best part is you use it without the hassle of drawing blood with … Continue reading Is a CGM useful for a healthy user?