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and here's a bit of info on kidneys and the Keto Diet (same source):

Excess insulin does many wicked
things to your body. In the book Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes demonstrates
how excess insulin makes you store fat in your fat cells. We focus
on that one undesired side effect because we can see its results externally,
but the more harmful effects are actually happening internally. Excess
insulin also activates the kidneys to retain fluid. I had one client who was
extremely obese and would fluctuate up to twenty pounds daily because
of water retention. Yep, twenty pounds of water retention! She was experiencing
pitting edema in her lower legs.
To test if you also have pitting edema, press your finger into the tissue
of your shin bone. If your finger leaves an indentation (basically your
finger print), you have pitting edema. Most obese clients complain of this
sensation late in the afternoon or after being on their feet all day. What’s
happening is the excess water retention gathers in the lower legs and soaks
into the soft tissues. During sleep, when the body is horizontal through
the night, the fluid is redistributed into the upper body. Come morning,
the pitting edema has gone away, but then returns as the day goes on. This
happens to anyone with insulin issues — it is just more noticeable in those
who are overweight.
When clients first adapt to the keto-adapted lifestyle, one of the first side
effects is a rapid improvement in insulin sensitivity. Eating low-carb causes
insulin levels fall quickly, and your body starts to banish insulin resistance.
As insulin levels fall, the kidneys begin to promptly release fluid. One
common complaint I get from clients when they first adopt this lifestyle
is that they are up in the middle of the night urinating more than usual.
This will go away eventually, which is a good thing, but there is also some
bad news that comes along with it.

The good news is that when you release that excess fluid, fat oxidation becomes
easier. The bad news is that as the extra water goes, it also removes
essential sodium and electrolytes. When sodium levels fall below a certain
level, which can happen quite fast, there are some undesired side effects
such as headaches, low energy, dizziness, and cramping.

This is because
you are dehydrated! Just drinking water isn’t going to work like it would
with a high-carbohydrate diet. You need to add more sodium. You can add
more salt to your food, drink bone broth, or take sodium tablets. Salt is
not the evil nutrient that your doctor warns you about. You’ve got to start
thinking differently. Just like understanding that eating more fat lowers
your risk of heart disease, it is important to understand that a well-formulated
low-carb diet requires a more lot more sodium.
My favorite way for clients to get more sodium is to consume homemade
bone broth. I have a recipe for this in chapter 9 (Meal Plans and Recipes).
This is so easy to make — you can even do it in a slow cooker! Bone broth
not only helps with getting sodium, but you also get a ton of minerals and
electrolytes.

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and more (same source):
The following quotation is from Dr. Stephanie Seneff who is a senior scientist
at MIT and has been conducting research for over three decades:
Heart disease, I think, is a cholesterol deficiency problem, and in
particular a cholesterol sulfate deficiency problem ...

To increase sulfur in your diet, add fresh garlic and onions to food daily.
Beware, though: cooking onions for even ten minutes destroys sulfates.
Keep in mind as well that you need adequate amounts of sunlight to be
able to absorb sulfur.
Let’s review! Well-formulated keto-adapted diets:
1. Reduce body fat much more than low-fat diets, even though the low-carb
groups are allowed to eat until fullness.[10, 11]
2. Lower blood sugar and improve symptoms of diabetes.[12]
3. Increase HDL cholesterol (the good kind) much more than low-fat diets.[13]
4. Change the pattern of LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) from small, dense
LDL (the very bad kind) to large LDL.[14, 15]
5. Cause a greater reduction in blood pressure.[16, 17]
6. Lower blood triglycerides.[18]
In conclusion, well-formulated keto-adapted diets improve all biomarkers
of health to a much greater extent than the low-fat diets still recommended
by the authorities.

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and more (same source):
In its natural, unstressed state, your liver makes 75% of the cholesterol
your body needs. The rest you have to eat (this includes my favorite group
of foods): butter, meat, whole-fat dairy products, shellfish, and eggs.
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If you deprive yourself of cholesterol, your liver will overproduce it to make
up the difference. This overdrive state can’t shut off until you start eating
cholesterol again. So, a low-cholesterol, high-carbohydrate diet can actually
lead to heart disease.
HEALTH TIP: When you get your cholesterol levels checked, wait six
months after your weight has stabilized. When you eat a keto-adapted
diet, you lose weight by burning body fat rather than lean mass, like
you do with low-fat diets. For example, if you are losing one pound of
body fat every four days, that is 3500 calories worth of animal fat that
goes into your blood as triglycerides. If you get your blood drawn in
the middle of your well-formulated, keto-adapted weight loss journey,
there’s a good chance that your numbers will look “bad” to your doctor.
Triglycerides may be very high since your blood is now full of them
because they are getting released from your fat cells.
The biggest contributor to heart disease risk is inflammation. A well-formulated
keto-adapted diet produces very little inflammation. Sugar and
carbs are the big culprits when it comes to increased inflammation. Coronary
artery disease occurs when a low-density lipoprotein particle (LDL)
gets lodged into a lesion (caused by inflammation) in the artery wall. This
particle then releases its cholesterol into the artery wall which starts the
formation of plaque. So if you have very low inflammation and no arterial
lesions for the LDL to get stuck in, your cholesterol numbers aren’t really
relevant. Dr. Dwight Lundell summarizes this conclusion in the following
statements: “We’ve long known that atherosclerosis is an inflammatory
disease. In the absence of inflammation or injury to the endothelial cell,
the cholesterol would never go through the arterial wall and it would never
stay there.”[59]
Given this, the much better markers for coronary artery risk are your
inflammation markers: post-meal blood sugar levels, C-reactive protein
(CRP), and your Triglyceride (TG) to HDL ratio. You want a fasting blood
sugar level that is below 90, and a postprandial level below 140. CRP levels
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should be less than 1.0, and your TG/HDL ratio less than 2 (ideally less
than 1).
HEALTH TIP: “The Triglyceride-to-HDL ratio should not be used
in African-Americans.

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HunnyBunny, I was just reading some excerpts of one of Maria E's books that I have online. I can't link it to you, but page 35 relates directly to one of your problems. I copied it below. Yes, an entire page is long --b ut I think you'll be greatly helped to read it:

HEALTH TIP: We mistakenly blame cholesterol and saturated
fats for heart disease, when it is really a magnesium deficiency.
Studies have shown that adding 700–1000 mg of magnesium
glycinate helps decrease the risk of heart-associated deaths by 70%!
I suggest at least 400 mg in the morning when blood pressure is
the highest to help naturally relax constricted blood vessels.

You may be wondering why we need to supplement our body with minerals
if our ancestors never did. Well, most of the magnesium they ingested
was found in the water they drank — now, most people drink treated,
softened, or bottled water which are all devoid of magnesium. Magnesium
salts in water make deposits in your water pipes, and make it difficult to
get a decent lather with soap. This problem was solved with the development
of water softeners, but the process gets rid of the magnesium. Our
ancestors drank untreated well water or water from a stream which had a
lot of magnesium.
Since our water is now depleted, and you don’t find adequate amounts of
magnesium in foods, I suggest taking a quality chelated magnesium supplement
and at least 400 to 1000 mg per day. For most of my clients and
their children, magnesium relaxes them, so taking it at bedtime helps them
get quality sleep. On rare occasions, magnesium is energizing, so if you find
yourself unable to sleep after ingesting magnesium, I suggest taking 400 mg
at breakfast and, if needed, another dose at lunch. Everyone has a different
tolerance to magnesium. The only problematic side effect is having loose
stool. This will happen if you take magnesium oxide that you purchase at a
large retail store, which is a non-absorbed form of magnesium. Always look
for magnesium glycinate (I have only ever been able to find it online). If you
are taking a small dose of magnesium glycinate and still have issues with
loose stool, I suggest you use a topical magnesium or Epsom salts in a bath.

FUN FACT: Magnesium is essential for making serotonin.
It aids in the conversion of tryptophan, an amino acid, to the
neurotransmitter serotonin. A lack of serotonin can lead to
depression, insomnia, and migraine headaches.

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oh -- and HUNNYBUNNY, you see a doctor for medical PROBLEMS (I have 4 doctor brothers; I know this much!); they don't typically lead you to health. You see a nutritionist for HEALTH. Maria is a nutritionist -- and she's current on the latest research AND she knows her meds too. And just like it costs to see a doctor; it costs to see somebody who is gonna lead you to health. And Maria's quite willing to integrate advances in scientific research into what she knows -- she doesn't just stick to what she was taught 20 years ago in school! I can't recommend her highly enough for trustworthiness and capability.

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HunnyBunny: sometimes you can't tackle all the issues at once. Sometimes you can. These aren't minor things you are facing -- you need a bona-fide professional. I don't have your problems -- but I recommend you contact this person (Maria Emmerich) (contact online info below). I've been reading her stuff for years now and she's really, really impressed me. She might be able to help you. Search her site for your problems -- I'll bet she's addressed them!
See if you are similarly impressed and if so, contact her. She does phone and online guidance.

Good luck, and God bless you!

www.mariamindbodyhealth.com/

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Hi Carol,

Glad you made this post. It is good to meet you. I live in Longmont, not so very far from you.
Sending you lots of good vibrations and healing thoughts and prayers. Wish I had some specific information that I could share with you. But, I don't have any experience with the health challenges you mention. I do have a cousin that has kidney disease and she is in stage 4. I imagine that has more meaning for you than it does for me. She has told me that her doctors have suggested that she avoid salt, at all costs. I don't know if you have heard this before? I just hope it is helpful toyou. And, wish you the best.

Quit smoking 09/09/05
Lost 50 in 2009.
Under 300 in 2017.

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Hello CO team. I`m Carol in Evans, part of Greeley.I have heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes, My eating challenges are a nightmare. Sometimes I don`t even want to eat,If anyone has tips or words of encouragement I will gladly accept them. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Carol

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Good luck!

I know getting in the minutes is more difficult for me, this time of year. We can do it, though.

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Hello,
I have not been on for a long time. 500 minutes may be too high for me, but I am going to try. Wish me luck!

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Signed up for the 5 series race - http://www.bkbltd.com/RUNDENVER.htm. Looking forward to it and watching my progress over the 5 events. Should be fun - now here is hoping for not really cold weather!

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I am looking at a couple other race series - http://www.racingunderground.com/winterrun
series/ or http://www.bkbltd.com/RUNDENVER.htm - for the winter. My goal would be to walk the first in the series and then be running by the end!

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Hi all, new here. From central Colorado -- down in Florence! I'm wanting to give up my bad eating habits like drinking Mt. Dew and concentrate on getting some exercise in daily. I suffer from knees that hurt all the time due to an injury last Jan., 77 lbs too much weight, and vericose veins. I'm ready to try this and make it count! I'm in for the challenge. Let's hear it for Colorado!!!

With a Smile and not a Mt. Dew, Tonya : )


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For people in South Metro, the winter distance series is coming up and keeps you motivated and progressing on running/walking distances (from 5k up to 10 miles).

http://winterdistanceseries.com/

Relentless for a cure:

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Well it's the holiday season and lets face it we all wanna spend time with the family. I think that we should all challenge ourselves to stay within our Calorie zones, or something along those lines.

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...I like the idea....not sure what to do.

I am the worlds worst recording every thing I eat. I manage to get breakfast down but that is it..

Any one have an idea

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Is there going to be a december challenge?

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Today I got in 80 minutes in if I include walking the dog and 40 if I don't. emoticon

I'm not a huge winter sports fan, but I like cross country skiing and want to try snowshoeing.

I would like to lose another 45-50 pounds by improving my diet and exercise habits. I'm not at a healthy weight and I think that losing the extra pounds will help with a chronic health problem.

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We've been to the Thornton-fest a couple of times. The rink is made of plastic & only up for the festival. I run in the morning most of the time. :)

Each of is an athlete, some are just in training.


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Good for you with the work out.....too cold to walk out side for me.... (mild asthma).

Ice skating sounds fun......haven't done that in years

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Just finished a 45 minute walk in this brisk air. It's only 30 out with a bit of a breeze. Getting ready to do some weights which should put me over 60 minutes for today so far.

Has anyone gone ice skating at the outdoor skating rink in downtown Denver? I am wanting to take the family there this winter.

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We are planning on getting out and up the Mt for a short run. It's a bit drizzly and I'm thinking of taking the shoes with screws. :)

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I can't believe how much snow we got. The kids were of course off today which threw my whole day off so I didn't get a workout in. I hope to be back at my normal routine tomorrow though. :)

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I work out 6 days a week. I really started with exercise to lose some weight but after all these years it dawned on me I really was helping my heart. I've lost some but my heart is happy.

Today I worked out 61 minutes.

As far as winter activities...well watching it come down is at the top of my list. I'll shovel if I have to and when I do, I do enjoy it.

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I plan to shovel the sidewalk where the drifts landed. That should burn some calories!

In the winter, and any time of the year my body allows, I love to walk trails. Wouldn't you agree that Colorado is grand?

A goal without a plan is just a wish.


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NOVEMBER CHALLENGE:

1. How many minutes did you get today?

2. What are your favorite winter activities?

3. Let's get to know each other. What is your name and what are your fitness goals (lose weight, have more stamina, get a healthy heart, etc.)?

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So, as we all know, the snow is coming. November is the 2nd snowiest month of the year in Colorado. So it's more important than ever to stay strong and keep working out.

It's time for a challenge. Let's challenge each other to get a minimum of 500 fitness minutes for the month of November. But of course, the more you can do, the better it will be for you. So, each day, come check in and post your minutes for the day.

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