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How Natural is the Ketogenic Diet?

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The ketogenic diet can seem to be an extreme diet. However, a high fat, low carb diet or a ketogenic diet quite closely mimics what our hunter gatherer ancestors would have eaten in the northern hemisphere and in the winter months. This diet would consist of animal fats and animal protein, foraged seasonal wild leafy […]

Don’t Fear the Fat: High Fat Healing

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Fat has had a bad rap for the past 40 plus years. Let’s re-examine why fats are so good for you and how fat can heal your hormones, body and brain—and particularly—your heart. If you are considering a ketogenic or high fat, low carb diet, the first thing you need to get your head around […]

Exogenous Ketones: A Fast Track to Weight Loss or Just a Fad?

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Can exogenous ketones help you lose weight? There has been a lot of hype about the wonders of exogenous ketones, (Beta Hydroxybutyrate aka BHB salts) and their link to weight loss. The American supplement industry is literally exploding with new BHB products being introduced every week…but do they actually work? A quick Google search will […]

Keto Adaptations for Women: A Different Approach?

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The Keto Diet for Women I’ve just returned from a whirlwind of ketogenic knowledge and inspiration at the wonderful Keto Ladies Low Carb Universe Conference in Palma, Mallorca. The speakers and attendees were incredible and included: Martina Slajerova (Keto Diet App), Shawn Mynar (Keto Diet for Women Show), Martina Johansson (author of Keto Guidebook) as […]

The Ketogenic Diet: Getting back on track after the Festive Season

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How many of you had a break from Keto? We certainly did! It seemed like such a blasphemy not to indulge in all the Christmas treats. But there were certainly consequences and now it’s time to get back into the heavenly lucid state of ketosis! Leading up to Christmas we were sensible by limiting sugary […]

The Good, the Bad and the Trans: Why we Need to Talk about Vegetable Oil

What makes a fat turn bad and how can we distinguish between the fats we should enjoy and the ones that we should avoid at all costs? The ketogenic diet prescribes a high fat intake, often up to 90% of calories can come from fat. But this doesn’t give us free reign to eat any […]

Are you Making these Common Keto Diet Mistakes?

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Transitioning to a ketogenic lifestyle can come with it’s own complications. You can make your keto journey so much smoother by being aware of the following: Eat too much protein (more than 20% of your macros) and your body is likely to break down the protein into glucose, which will kick you out of ketosis […]

Carbs: Friend or Foe? On Quantity, Quality and Timing of Carb Consumption for the Ketogenic Diet

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Carb Consumption for the Ketogenic Diet If you have been following a ketogenic, keto-style, atkins, or any form of low carb high fat diet you will be pretty accustomed to frantically checking food packaging for its carbohydrate content and no doubt grown increasingly frustrated at the amount of carbs which are added to most foods […]

Canine Musings: What you Can Learn from your Best Friend about How to Eat.

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After spending a day in the woods with my beautiful Alsatian (Elsie, pictured guarding KetoCaNa), she inspired me to reflect on how the dog diet is actually incredibly keto. We know that they love to eat meat: animal fat, bones and cartilage. They often chew on grass and occasionally eat dirt…and they absolutely never touch […]