Why Eating Plants is Hazardous For Your Health (And Why You Should Continue to Eat Them)
10 Foods to Fight Inflammation
Plants are actually really amazing in the sense that they are waging a major chemical warfare that most people aren’t aware of. Like KGB assassins, plants can poison you - unnoticeable at first - an annoyance more than anything else, but then develops into fever and death.
Yeah. Plants are sneaky and deadly organisms.
They don’t mean to hurt you - they just don’t want be eaten.
My Story with the Keto Diet
Inflammation is one of the more insidious and chronic diseases in our life. As opposed to something that causes a health emergency like an infection or an injury, inflammation is a slow, chronic disease.
The good news is that there are a lot of foods out there that can help you reduce inflammation by including them in your diet. The best part? They’re all natural and they also taste great. Here are some of my favorites.
My Story with SIBO
I’ve always been changing my diet
When I started at college, I was on a meal plan so I would go eat at a cafeteria.
As most people who go to college do, I gained the freshman fifteen. Well, the freshman seventeen to be honest. I was kind of horrified at how fat I had gotten.
Putting two and two together, I realized that perhaps eating pizza and cereal wasn’t the best as far as diet - so I started trying to eat healthier.
Keto 101: Intermittent Fasting (and How it Can Help You Lose Weight)
SIBO stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth - which is basically when there are too many bad bacteria in the small intestine.
And when you have bacteria overgrowth in the small intestine, it means that the small intestine is inflamed and can’t digest and absorb nutrients properly. It also means that it interrupts the flow of things, causing symptoms that can be very confusing.
Why Counting Calories Makes you Fat
If you’re doing the keto diet, then you should take into consideration fasting.
I mean, you can definitely do keto without fasting - it is very possible and isn’t 100% required for success on the keto diet.
However, I’m of the opinion that every keto diet should include intermittent fasting built right into it.
Why You Shouldn’t Eat Breakfast
We’ve all heard the advice of “watch what you eat!” when it comes to losing weight.
I know it, you know it, and we’ve been counting celery sticks, skipping the salad dressing and reading the nutritional labels for years to keep our calories down.
It makes sense, right?
If your body is a machine, then if you supply it with too much fuel (food) then you get fat. Decrease the food supply and you should decrease your size.
Our Bodies are Built for Intermittent Fasting
I faithfully ate breakfast for decades, chewing down on something before I would head to school or work. And without fail, I would be hungry an hour or two later.
Starving, I would race to my next bite of food, usually before lunch. And then, I would eat lunch on top of that.
For a long time, I was confused by it. Why was I always hungry after breakfast? I was told that oatmeal was a hearty breakfast - “sticks to your ribs!” and all that jazz. Even a high protein breakfast of eggs and sausage would make me hungry - what gives?
How to Beat Your Sugar Addiction for Good
Today, we’re going to talk about fasting.
It sounds intimidating to say the least. Fasting.
Fasting always made me think of dour monks sitting in a cave somewhere, sustaining themselves on meditation and achieving enlightenment. Hardly a pleasant experience, and certainly not something relevant to modern living.
Yet, fasting has made the biggest change in my life and improvement in my health, and I’ve actually found it to be perfectly suited for our modern and fast-paced lifestyles.
5 Ways to Keep off the Holiday Pounds This Year
We know that sugar is bad, but I don’t think we realize just how bad it is. For instance, many acute and chronic medical issues could be solved by eliminating sugar consumption. I’m talking diseases that are directly linked to sugar - diabetes type 2, dental decay, C. diff - these are all symptoms that we are consuming way too much sugar.
While I’m not an advocate for scaring yourself needlessly (I don’t do haunted houses for that reason!) I still think it’s important to know how bad sugar is so that you understand and respect it’s power - which then will make you understand why you need to quit it.
What is Intermittent Fasting? (And how it can help you lose weight)
The holidays are upon us! The chill of the holiday season is in the air, and what seems like troughs of food will soon be laid before us at holiday family gatherings, office parties and events, housewarming engagements and cookie decorating with the kids.
It’s a recipe for disaster when it comes to trying to maintain your weight.
6 Reasons Why I Personally Love the Keto Diet
There’s a lot of talk in the world of keto about something called intermittent fasting.
It is exactly what it sounds like - fasting, for shorter periods of time between your meals. Though it can be any length of time, for most people with keto it is usually somewhere in the realm of 12-20 hours of fasting.
Now while this may seem somewhat of a steep requirement to abstain from food during what seems to be a very long period, your body is more than equipped to handle being without food for twenty hours, easily.
Keto 101: What Do I Eat on a Keto Diet?
Keto 101: What is Ketosis?
I love the keto diet. I think that it’s a great diet for a lot of people to get their health under control, lose weight, achieve their health goals and feel better and happier. It’s very popular right now, and for good reason - it works.
I did a lot of research on the diet before I started and was pretty impressed by the science behind it. However, it’s one thing to read about it and another thing to actually do it!
Ketosis is defined as a metabolic state in which some of the body’s energy supply come from fat. More about that in a little bit, but let’s understand how energy is usually metabolized in the body.
Ketosis on the other hand, uses fat - not carbohydrates or sugar - as its fuel source.