Month: December 2019

Is Milk the Best Source of Calcium, CBC Trickery – Healthy Keto Diet

CBC News would have us believe that milk is the best source of calcium and that we need it to the tune of 1000 mg a day. Is this true? According to Dr. Berry, this is not only false but dangerous advice to follow.

How many of us have been drinking milk and taking supplements, in an attempt to have strong bones and avoid osteoporosis. But it seems that for most people living in North America, we are being encouraged to have twice as much calcium intake than the World Health Organization recommends. Which on the surface, is not alarming. But when coupled with CBC news attempting to scare people into believing that milk is the most efficient source of calcium and without it, you will need to double your food consumption …

It is rather frustrating that CBC would take this approach to advocating milk. Especially in a culture that is afraid of weight gain. The idea of doubling the amount of food you eat to meet your calcium needs or just drinking an extra glass of milk, milk seems like the obvious choice.

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The Best Low Carb High Fiber Foods For Keto – Healthy Keto Diet

On a ketogenic lifestyle, there is a belief that people will be low in fiber. The expectation is that we will eat 25 grams of fiber each day. The idea being that you need the fiber to remain regular for bowel movements.

In actuality, doctors state that magnesium is actually what helps us to remain regular. Magnesium allows the smooth muscle of the intestines to contract correctly and push the feces along.

Why do we need fiber? Actually, we don’t. But if it will help people to sleep better at night, this video explores some foods that are high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.

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Stop Calling Sugar Food – Healthy Keto Diet

So, there are supposed to be three macro nutrients. Protein, fats, and carbohydrates. I’m proposing that we stop calling carbohydrates macronutrients. After listening to  @Dr. Cywes the #CarbAddictionDoc  discuss this topic, looking up the definition of nourishment, and thinking about the effect of carbohydrates on our bodies, I strongly believe that sugar is an addictive substance, not a food.

I believe that we are in this situation because of the food companies desire to make money. By putting sugar in everything, they keep us chasing carbohydrates. From the moment we wake up in the morning, we are eating cereal (sugar) which sets the tone for the rest of our day. We are pushed towards getting more sugar into our system because of the way our body manages extra sugar.

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Is the Keto Diet Really Healthy, NuSI Research Review – Healthy Keto Diet

Patrick found an article by the  @Diet Doctor  examining an eight week study from NuSI that suggested that the Keto diet is not a healthy alternative for people to follow. If you would like to improve your health, solve metabolic issues, and manage your weight, you may have been considering a ketogenic lifestyle. It was very interesting to compare how a psychologist (myself) and a medical doctor, Bret Scher evaluated the study.

 It is so important for everyone to do their research and make their decisions about health based on what will lead to improvement to the internal workings of the body, strength, and feeling healthy. To do this, we need to know how to interpret the information that we find.

Hopefully, videos like this will help you to read research findings in an analytical way so that you can get the best possible information. Or at minimum, understand what makes a research paper a valid source to consider when evaluating what you will do for your health.

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Body Positivity THE RIGHT WAY – Healthy Keto Diet

When you think of the body positive movement,  @Tess Holliday  immediately comes to mind. And with her comes the controversy. The body positive movement sounds like a very empowering and equalizing movement but somehow, it has created even more negative ideas about women and weight. How is that possible?

Honestly, it feels like there is a focus on using the movement to push agendas rather than help people change the way they are interacting with others. In fact, this movement is about redefining the way we judge each other. Rather than focusing on how much we weigh, focusing on the person within.

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12 Easy Healthy Food Swaps for ALL Diets – Healthy Keto Diet

Every person on the planet can benefit from examining their food choices and making adjustments that improve the quality of the food we eat. Patrick and I looked at an article that offered some interesting swaps that could be made to improve your health.

Better health is a goal that we should all aspire to have if we want to live a long and enjoyable life. Focusing on and working towards should be something that we actively try to achieve. Yet, when we speak to people, it becomes clear that improving health is often not on the agenda. Or at least not in an active way.

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Ridiculous Reasons that Dietitians Believe You Shouldn’t Do Keto – Healthy Keto Diet

We repeatedly are presented with ridiculous reasons that dietitians believe that you shouldn’t do keto. With no evidence to back up their claims, with not understanding of what keto is, dietitians and nutritionists continue to talk about keto in a negative way.

I would like to state, for the record, that I am willing to review any article from a dietitian or nutritionist who actually takes the time to understands keto. That means that the person does research into what happens when you lower your carbohydrate intake to less than 20 grams per day. That the person takes the time to understand what carbohydrates do in the body.

Unfortunately, I doubt that a dietitian or nutritionist would actually fully investigate keto in an honest way and give the research that they used to come to their conclusions. Which would mean choosing quality research with quality research methods.

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Ketosis: The Basics – Healthy Keto Diet

In order to understand what matters most for good health, we need to understand what is necessary to get into ketosis. In this video, we look at what matters most for ketosis.

There are so many “ways” to do Keto that it can be confusing. But why are there so many ways? One reason is that the way each person explains how to do Keto is based on their interpretation of what the doctors are trying to teach. The same way that if a doctor says stop eating sugar and someone interprets that as “no more junk food” but continues to eat potatoes.

Another reason for the different explanations of how to do keto is, the more difficult it seems, the more assistance people will need. Now we have created a market to make money. I’ve noticed the programs and websites with meal plans, etc. What is frustrating is that these website and programs can exist without all of the confusion around how to do keto. In truth, there are many people who benefit from a step by step approach to learning.

Keto is not complicated but there are many steps. The body is complicated and keto is focusing on a few principals about the body that allows people to regain control of their food intake and have a huge impact on their health.

As always, I’m encouraging you to do your research and prioritize quality medical recommendations and how the body works over the taste of food and what will be easy. Health and happiness take work. Make working on it part of your daily routine.

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