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Is Ketosis dangerous? Ketosis - a misunderstood state

Monday, August 26, 2013

Here are the promised links about ketosis and how it works from an expert in the field:

This article is an intro to the topic.

eatingacademy.com/nutrition/ketosis-
advantaged-or-misunderstood-state-part-i

This article explains the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis

eatingacademy.com/nutrition/is-ketos
is-dangerous


I hope this explains the basics and answers some of the questions about ketosis.

Birgit

  
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M77355 8/26/2013 9:57PM

    Thank you for providing this info!

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SILVERWITCH59 8/26/2013 8:49PM

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WOUBBIE 8/26/2013 8:16PM

    Great links. I'm becoming a real Attia fan these days. His TED talk really put him over the top!

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VALI_T 8/26/2013 4:27PM

    Thank you for the information

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MADEIT3 8/26/2013 1:29PM

    Thanks for taking the time to do this.

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AKHEIDI 8/26/2013 12:46PM

    Thank you- I like reading about such things but don't often have the time to go looking for them.

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NASFKAB 8/26/2013 12:43PM

  thanks

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Back to Ketosis

Monday, August 26, 2013

It was about time after I spent the summer eating plenty of fruit and the occasional piece of chocolate or ice cream with sugar.
My blood sugar level responded accordingly. My Ha1c level was up to 6.0 a week ago. I was a bit surprised since my carb levels were still not terribly high, definitely under 100 and many times under 80 grams/day. My body is clearly not made for a lot of carbs.
I did exercise less but not a lot less.
In any case, I am planning to reverse this trend as quickly as possible and am happy to report that I'm back in ketosis as of this morning. My hope is to get my Ha1c under 5.7 in the next 3 months. This should be possible if I can increase my exercise to about 90 minutes a day, incl. strength training 3 times/week and running or swimming 6 times/week.

  
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HOUNDLOVER1 8/26/2013 11:52AM

    Thanks for the comments. I am going to post a link in my next blog about ketosis and the difference to keto-acidosis, a condition in uncontrolled diabetes where ketones flood the body in very high numbers uncontrolled. Nutritional ketosis produces very small levels of ketones by comparison that are no danger to health, quite the opposite, they allow fueling the body in a very healthy way.
Ketosis has to do with the body changing from burning glucose as the preferred fuel to burning fat and ketones as the preferred fuel. It is what the Paleo diet, the Atkins diet and other low-carb/high-fat diets are based on.
This is the perfect diet for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes and also for people with cholesterol issues and heart issues It can in most cases eliminate the need for oral diabetes medications and insulin if practiced for life.

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WOUBBIE 8/26/2013 10:21AM

    I need to tighten up my diet as well this fall. I only have one kid at home now, so cooking just got WAY easier. I mostly just need to focus on preparation. If I have the right things available I'll eat them instead of the not-right things. ;)

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NELLJONES 8/26/2013 7:43AM

    Ketosis can become ketoacidosis in diabetics. Have a care.

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JSTETSER 8/26/2013 6:00AM

    How do you DO Ketosis?
Is it a diet that you use?
I am very interested because my glucose readings have been in the 120's and I need to get them back down.
Being back in school, bringing a lunch that I prepare helps a lot, but I am interested in how people successfully use ketosis.

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WEARINGTHIN 8/26/2013 1:46AM

    Good luck in your new efforts. Glenn

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GMO's for animals?

Thursday, August 08, 2013

This article is about the consequences that GMO corn and soy have on animals. Even if you are a vegan, check this out for your pet's benefit.


www.organicconsumers.org/articles/ar
ticle_28062.cfm


Birgit

  
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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 8/21/2013 10:51PM

    I just start feeling so hopeless about our food and our animals food. What to do about the crazy state this country has gotten into. Nothing matters but money...

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-LINDA_S 8/10/2013 11:38AM

    I read it and it broke my heart. Surely farmers can't want to produce deformed and dying animals. This needs to be better publicized. I'm glad that natural pet foods are being advertized more, though.

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LOSER05 8/9/2013 11:06AM

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NOWYOUDIDIT 8/8/2013 10:25PM

    I knew this from cows and CJD. And we're killing our dogs bodies- food allergies- skin diseases. Just my humble opinion. emoticon

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SILVERWITCH59 8/8/2013 9:42PM

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EXOTEC 8/8/2013 9:26PM

    It's horrific for the animals... but what they eat comes right down the line. We eat them, which means we're also ingesting and suffering the effects of their poor diet.

You have to wonder, rhetorically, where it's all going to end.
If at all.

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MELIS_24 8/8/2013 8:05PM

    "I see humans but not humanity". So, so sad. Thanks for posting.

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NASFKAB 8/8/2013 7:14PM

  thanks

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WOUBBIE 8/8/2013 7:14PM

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This is so disheartening.

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Daniel Pink on Motivation

Thursday, August 01, 2013

This talk is a couple of years old but I think it is still very relevant. It talks about how to motivate people and when to rely on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. There are many ways to apply this to living a healthy lifestyle ourselves and to motivate others to do so.
www.ted.com/talks/dan_pink_on_motiva
tion.html



Enjoy,
Birgit

  
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M77355 8/26/2013 10:16PM

    Just what I needed to see today - thank you for providing us such helpful links!

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DDOORN 8/5/2013 1:57PM

    New to this name, but I know there is much gold to mine in TED and appreciate the head's up!

Don

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MSTIRES 8/2/2013 1:40PM

    Love Daniel Pink!

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ABYGAILSMOM06 8/1/2013 8:45PM

    Thanks!

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 8/1/2013 7:44PM

  I found it completely boring and couldn't even concentrate on it because it was so scattered and not straight to the point and just kept going around in circles.

Anyways, I tried to watch but got sleepy listening to him.

thanks for sharing.

Maybe Mr. Pink is not my cup of tea.

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WOUBBIE 8/1/2013 4:21PM

    Excellent talk - thanks!

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MAUITN 8/1/2013 9:15AM

    That explains why the external motivation hasn't been working for me!!!!!!! Thanks.

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LOUIE-LILY 8/1/2013 8:23AM

    Thanks! I seem to need constant motivation - internal and external!


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DOVESEYES 8/1/2013 6:15AM

    Thanks for sharing this.

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JSTETSER 8/1/2013 5:54AM

    Thinking outside of the box with no reward.
That is what we face every day with our health, and with me as a teacher. This flick helps me understand how to live better.
Rewards really don't motivate me. Now I understand why.


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NASFKAB 8/1/2013 4:48AM

  thanks

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WEARINGTHIN 8/1/2013 1:43AM

    I plan to listen to it later this evening. It seems you can't get enough on motivation. Glenn

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National Geographic Article on Sugar

Monday, July 22, 2013

This article should help to clarify some things. Enjoy!

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/s
ugar/cohen-text


Birgit

  
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TRIXIETEXAS 8/26/2013 8:40PM

    great article, thank you for posting!

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BUTEAFULL 7/25/2013 1:28PM

    emoticon history lesson

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JSTETSER 7/25/2013 6:41AM

    Thanks for the post!
https://members.nationalge
ographic.com/

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DDOORN 7/24/2013 3:15PM

    Excellent resource and reminder...many thx!

Don

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 7/23/2013 7:48PM

  this sure did explain much to me and thanks for sharing.

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KANOE10 7/23/2013 10:37AM

    Excellent article. I loved it and am passing it on. Thanks.

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_RAMONA 7/22/2013 12:41PM

    This was GREAT, Birgit! THANKS!

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JACKIE542 7/22/2013 12:29PM

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CHEERFUL-ALT-3 7/22/2013 12:15PM

    thanks for sharing!

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WOUBBIE 7/22/2013 11:34AM

    Excellent read! It mentions parts of the "sugar story" I hadn't heard before.

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EXOTEC 7/22/2013 11:26AM

    Great article. Thanks for the link!

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NELLJONES 7/22/2013 7:33AM

    One of the problems with sweetening food is that people forget what that food is really supposed to taste like. We now expect a sweet overtone to foods that aren't supposed to taste that way.

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DOVESEYES 7/22/2013 5:57AM

    Thanks for sharing this

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NASFKAB 7/22/2013 2:18AM

  thanks for the link

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DIANE7786 7/22/2013 1:44AM

    Interesting article. I wish it had a date. It would be interesting to know if the children lost weight and if the school still serves healthy meals. I recently read an article about a school who stopped serving healthy food. Their food budget had increased by thousands and the kids either didn't take the food or they took it and threw it in the trash. Sad but true.

Comment edited on: 7/22/2013 1:46:31 AM

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ZRIE014 7/22/2013 12:37AM

  thanks

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