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Glucose Ketone Index (GKI) – What Ratio Do I need for Nutritional Ketosis Benefits?

Generally these blog posts are a result of scratching my own itch (answering my own question), and this post is no different. At the time of writing this, I’m doing a 5-day fast, and wanted to understand the readings I’m getting for my blood glucose and blood ketone levels. Initially I thought that blood ketones […]

How Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Health

This article was written and published on, and has been reproduced here in its entirety. Omega-3 fatty acids, types of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are most abundant in fish and fish oil, have long been associated with lower risk and/or mortality from heart disease. Meta-analyses of supplementation trials have, however, been equivocal as to […]

Carbohydrates, Not Saturated Fat, Are Correlated with Cardiovascular Disease

We’ve been told for many decades now to avoid saturated fat to lessen our risk of heart and other cardiovascular disease. But as with so many other pieces of mainstream health wisdom, the doctors and scientists got that one wrong, not that there was such great evidence to begin with. Instead, their recommended macronutrient, carbohydrates, […]

Steps to Lower your Blood Sugar levels and live longer

This article was written and published on by Joe Garma, and has been reproduced here in its entirety. There’s more than a 3-in-4 chance that your blood sugar is too high, and this can lead to a number of chronic health issues, even shorten your life. Learn how to measure and fix your blood sugar. […]

Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) raise Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure

Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are formed when sugar reacts with proteins or lipids (fats) in a process called glycation (1). Research shows that some AGE formation occurs  when blood glucose levels are over 85 mg/dl. Higher blood glucose levels result in more AGE formation (2). AGEs are also be ingested in the foods we eat. HIGH AGE […]

MCT Oil aids weight loss, increases energy and endurance

Interest in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) has grown rapidly over the last few years. This is partly due to the widely-publicized benefits of coconut oil, a rich source of them. Many advocates boast that medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) can aid in weight loss. In addition, MCT oil has become a popular supplement among athletes and bodybuilders. Here is everything […]

DASH Diet Lowers Inflammation and blood pressure

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is designed to reduce blood pressure and improve blood lipids. It’s typically low in fat and relatively high in carbs, but it’s not clear what role these macronutrients play in the diet’s effectiveness. For this reason, a group of researchers compared the effects of a higher-fat, lower-carb DASH […]

Low-Fat vs Low-Carb Diet: Which is More Effective?

A low-calorie, low-fat diet is frequently recommended for weight loss. However, strong evidence suggests that low-carb diets may be more effective (1, 2). Recently, scientists set out to examine this issue further. They conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared low-fat diets to low-carb diets. Here, we provide a detailed summary of the main results. Background […]