Category Archives: Low Carb

Ketone Strips & Meters – The New Scale?

One of the requirements to following Live It NOT Diet! is throwing your scale in the garbage. Mainly because the number is useless – telling you nothing about your body composition (fat-to-muscle) – but also because it messes with your mental state – giving you the impression that you’re not losing (or even gaining), and…

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From Chronic Inflammation to Chronic Disease – 10 Ways to Prevent It

Not all inflammation is bad; as the very reason our body has an inflammatory response is to protect and heal itself. Whether that’s swelling, warmth, and redness for an acute injury, or the secretion of T-cells to destroy harmful pathogens. But chronic (or systemic) inflammation is bad. Since unlike burns, cuts, breaks, and bruises, or…

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10 Benefits of Low-Carb You Don’t Get With Other Diets

1. A Low Carb Diet Lets You Eat as Much as You Want (Forget Calories) Calories might matter when it comes to losing “weight” but not when it comes to losing strictly fat. This is because without carbohydrates we keep insulin down and prevent fat storage. But more importantly, we promote fat burning, since low…

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Low-Fat vs Low-Carb – What’s to Debate?

Even though it’s quite obvious that the advice to restrict fat has made everyone fat, the low-carb vs low-fat debate continues. Why? Because the majority of the population still thinks the saturated fat in eggs, red meat, and butter causes heart disease. Why? Because that’s what the fraudulent Seven-Country Study told us 50 years ago,…

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FODMAP – Fancy Word for Fart-Stopper? That’s Worse For Your Gut?

The Low FODMAP Diet has grown in popularity as people finally start to realize that optimal health begins in the gut.   Some are turning to it because they’ve been struggling with an irritable bowel or gastrointestinal discomfort (bloated, gas, reflux, etc) for years, while others are looking to it because they’ve heard it can improve…

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High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) AGEs The Body

Individuals with hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) but no prior history of diabetes, is more common than you may think. Not only because most North Americans are consuming far too many high-glycemic carbohydrates at far too many meals, but because a large percentage of the population is insulin resistant. A high fasting glucose level (>125mg/dl or…

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Herbs And Spices – 7 Buying/Storing Tips & 13 DIY Blends

Though herbs and spices have tremendous health benefits (outlined here and here), they’re not all created equal.  And similarly, they don’t all remain equal – depending on where you store them and how you treat them. The good is, it’s not that complicated or difficult to implement.  And the better news is, it’s going to…

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Nothing Sweet About Sweeteners

Regardless of the source, ‘sweet’ triggers a reward response in the brain that makes us feel good – similar to the pleasurable experience from a drug. “Sweet sensations evoked by sugar-sweetened foods and drinks are probably one of the most precocious, frequent and intense sensory pleasures of modern humans.” Lenoir et al, PLoS One, 2007…

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