7 Things Everyone Should Know About Low-Carb Diets

I came across this article as I was researching and studying for my current course. Knowing many of my readers are on ketogenic diets, and their popularity has sky rocketed, I wanted to share this article with you.

I myself tried a ketogenic diet earlier this year and it went horribly. I followed it to the letter and ended up gaining weight. There is no one right diet for everyone. One of the underlying principles at Hawthorn University and the first thing they taught us was the concept of BIOCHEMICAL INDIVIDUALITY. Everyone has very specific biochemical needs, when it comes to diet and nutrition. What works for one, won’t work for another.


One of my favorite points in this article is: PALEO DOESN’T MEAN LOW CARB. Over the summer, when I did my elimination diet, I discovered that I couldn’t eat grains. I am now on a permanent paleo eating plan. (grain free and dairy free) But, my diet is by no means low carb. I eat starchy veggies (sweet potatoes/squash) on a daily basis.

Anyway, onto the main article:

Last week, my staff nutritionist Laura Schoenfeld wrote a guest post for my blog called “Is a Low-Carb Diet Ruining Your Health”. Perhaps not surprisingly, it has caused quite a stir. For reasons I…

For main article follow this link: 7 Things Everyone Should Know About Low-Carb Diets

Author: Tamara Hoerner

Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness I’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, wellness educator and founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I work with middle-age individuals to help support brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggled with weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines. I know what it takes to use food as medicine, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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