How Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets Boost Brain Health Like most people my age (nearing 50 years young!), I grew up during a time when dietary fat was the bad guy. So, prior to starting school at Hawthorn University (HU), I was completely brainwashed with… Continue Reading “How Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets Boost Brain Health”
I had another keto post planned, but, I’m struggling today, due to a severe case of keto induced insomnia, which I’ll talk about in my Fit by 50 journal on Thursday. Due to sleep deprivation, I’m WAY behind schedule today….So, I decided to post… Continue Reading “The Ketogenic Diet Mini-Course with Dr. Berg”
All fats, whether saturated or unsaturated, contain 9 calories per gram. This is more than double that of protein or carbs, which contain 4 calories per gram. Therefore, while healthy sources of fat are essential to human health, they should be consumed in moderation.
Hello everyone… I’m in the midst of a big assignment for school, so instead of moving on to the next topic in our series on fats, I decided to repost the three previous posts in the series. This will be a good review, since… Continue Reading “Ultimate Guide to Nutrients: Fats – A short review”
Saturated Fatty Acids have been demonized since the 1970’s and as far back as the 1950’s, when Ancel Keys published his famous “7 Country Study“. However, many studies are now beginning to show that saturated fat isn’t the bad guy we’ve been led to… Continue Reading “Ultimate Guide to Nutrients: Saturated Fats”
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You may have heard of people who take fish oil supplements… but do you know why they take them? Fish oil supplements are gaining in popularity as people become more aware of the health benefits that they may offer us.…
Keep in mind, at least 50% of the fat in our body is saturated fat. So, we have a lot of saturated fat in the body, we can’t form cells without it, but it’s bad for us? Hmmmm.
At the beginning of August, I wrote the first in a series of articles on FAT. In that article, I explained that I was breaking this topic down into a series of six articles: Fat-the basics Fats to avoid Trans Fatty Acids Vegetable oils… Continue Reading “Ultimate Guide to Nutrients: Understanding Trans Fats”
Since the 1970’s, fat has been demonized as the primary cause of heart disease. There are so many questions about fat. Is it good? Is it bad? Does it cause heart disease? Does it clog arteries? Is it the cause of our obesity epidemic?… Continue Reading “Ultimate Guide to Nutrients: Fat-The Basics”
Butter?…healthy?…what? Yes! At least if you use the right kind. I’m not talking about just any old butter, but proper grass-fed, preferably cultured, butter. It is an amazing source of healthy medium chain triglycerides, (MCT), the same type as in coconut oil. Did you… Continue Reading “7 Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Butter Nutrition – Dr. Axe”