Intuitive eating is kind of a big thing these days. It makes sense, society as a whole isn’t doing too well health-wise, and everyone’s sick of counting calories. Suddenly, “intuitive eating” sounds like some sort of no-diet miracle, and less of a basic survival mechanism that somehow managed to be ingrained in most species. Well, it’s […]
I’ve posted before about hormonal issues that are often resolved by a ketogenic diet (PCOS and endometriosis), but I have yet to talk about a predominantly male hormonal issue: testosterone. I was recently asked to write an article about natural ways to boost testosterone for work, and thought it would be interesting to explore the relationship […]
We all metabolize carbohydrates differently, and in this episode, we’ll take a look at the factors involved with carbohydrate digestion and metabolism. We’ll also look at the general recommendations for carbohydrates in a low carb or ketogenic diet. Fun!
How many carbs to eat on a low carb diet can be a pretty tricky subject. I’ve been pretty open about the fact that I eat more carbohydrates every day than the average low carb bear. I eat loads of veggies, and have some berries and yogurt. I know – I’m a real wild one. Usually, […]
If you’ve ever spent time browsing the #keto hashtag on Instagram (what? I like to get meal ideas!), you’ve likely seen pictures of ketostix, proudly displaying their pinkish purple results. It’s exciting! It’s an almost instant way to tell if you’re in ketosis…sort of. Either way, the concentration of keto strip pictures on social media […]
There are a lot of conflicting ideas about sugar floating around out there, and sometimes it can be a bit maddening. I’ve seen so many recipes labeled “sugar free” that contain a cup of honey, or maple syrup or dates. True, these sweeteners are less refined than traditional white sugar, but the fact remains that […]
This is the third part in a series discussing Ayurveda and keto. Part one explores the basic mind/body types, and part 2 discusses the six flavors of foods. I’m so excited to be writing these articles about how Ayurveda can work within the parameters of ketogenic and low carbohydrate diets. It’s just so fascinating to be, […]
The first post in our Ayurveda and Keto series talked about the basics of Ayurvedic elements and the doshas (constitutions) which make up all things. Today, we’re going to explore the flavors of Ayurveda, and see how they interact with each of the doshas.
For the past few years, I’ve been fascinated by Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India. Studying for my Nutrition Consultant certification really opened my eyes to so many new perspectives on food and nutrition, but Ayurveda jumped out the most, and so I began a deeper exploration of this field. The main goal to […]
Is fruit healthy? You probably think I’m crazy for asking this, whether you think it’s healthy or unhealthy. There’s pretty much two camps: fruit has way too much sugar, and fruit is the ultimate health food! Of course, the truth lies in the middle.