Tag Archive: Keto

Apr 06 2017

LCKL 070 – Migraines and How The Ketogenic Diet (May) Help

Do you suffer from frequent Migraines that leave you incapacitated and unable to function. Are you finding that they are becoming more and more frequent? If so, then I have good news for you. The ketogenic diet may actually help put a stop to these migraines.

SHOWNOTES
  • What Migraines Are;
  • The Different Types of Migraines;
  • The Triggers of Migraines;
  • The impact that the Ketogenic Diet has on Glutamate Production;
  • The impact that the Ketogenic Diet has on hypoglycaemia;
  • The impact that the Ketogenic Diet has on Magnesium Levels;
  • The relationship between Gluten and Migraines;
  • The relationship between Food Sensitivities and Migraines; and
  • 2 Other Reasons why you may suffer from Migraines.
TRANSCRIPT
What are Migraines?3 Main Types of MigrainesWhat About Abdominal Migraines?Triggers of MigrainesHow The Ketogenic Diet Can Prevent and/or Treat MigrainesOther Causes of Migraines
  • Migraines are severe, painful headaches that are often accompanied by warning signs such as flashes of lights, blind spots, tingling in arms and legs, nausea, vomiting and even increased sensitivity to light and sound.
  • The pain of migraines can last anywhere from a couple of hours to days. I know my dad can have a migraine for almost a week, whereas when I get them I only have them for a few hours or so.
  • Although the cause of migraines is not well known, it is thought to be due to abnormal brain activity, causing a temporary alteration in nerve signals, chemicals and blood flow in the brain.
  • They are much more common in women than men.
  • Migraine without an Aura:
    • Most frequent type of Migraine;
    • Moderate to Severe Pulsating Headache Pain that occurs without warning.
    • Usually felt on one side of the head.
    • Can also include Nausea, Confusion, Blurred Vision, Mood Changes, Fatigue, and increased sensitivity to light, sound or smells.
    • Attacks typically last 4-72 hours.
    • These may repeat a few times a year to a few times a week.
    • Movement will make the attack worse.
    • May worsen with medications.
  • Migraine with Aura:
    • Visual Disturbances and other Neurological Symptoms which happen 10-60 minutes before the actual headache hits.
    • Usually last no more than an hour.
    • May temporarily lose part or all of your vision.
    • May occur without headache pain initially but which may strike at any time.
  • Migraine with Brainstem Aura:
    • Mostly in adolescent girls around period time.
    • Does not include symptoms of motor weakness.
    • Includes partial or total loss of vision, dizziness and loss of balance.
    • May also include ringing in the ears and fainting.
    • Throbbing pain comes on suddenly and is normally felt on both sides at the back of the head.
  • There are also Hemiplegic Migraines that cause temporary paralysis possibly lasting several days, Retinal Migraines which are characterized by visual loss or disturbances in one eye and Chronic Migraines which are headaches that occur on 15 or more days per month for more than 3 months with at least 8 of them being characteristic of migraines.
  • These are not headaches but are actually belly aches.
  • They often happen as a reaction to the same triggers as migraines.
  • They can hurt a lot and cause nausea, cramps and vomiting.
  • Kids of people who get migraine headaches are more likely to suffer from it.
  • About 2 in 100 children suffer from these migraines and more girls do than boys.
  • Also, kids who get abdominal migraines as children are more likely to suffer from migraines when they get older.
  • They are extremely rare in adults.

There are many known triggers of migraines which will vary from person to person:

  • Allergies and Allergic Reactions;
  • Bright Lights, Loud Noises, Flickering Lights, Smoky Rooms, Temperature Changes, Strong Smells and even Perfumes.
  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
  • Changes in Sleep Patterns/Irregular Sleep.
  • Smoking or Exposure to Cigarette Smoke.
  • Skipping Meals causing low blood sugar.
  • Dehydration.
  • Alcohol.
  • Histamine Intolerance (more information below).
  • Low Serotonin (more information below).
  • Hormonal Triggers such as PMS, Birth Control Pills or Menopause.
  • Foods containing Tyramine, MSG or Nitrates.
  • Other Food Allergies.
  • Medications like Sleeping Tablets.

Reason #1 – Reduces Glutamate

  • One major cause of migraines is Glutamate.
  • Ketones block high concentrations of glutamate, and therefore a ketogenic diet can have a beneficial effect for migraine sufferers.

Reason #2 – Reduces Hypoglycemia

  • Reactive hypoglycaemia caused from a sudden surge of insulin levels after you eat a meal high in carbohydrates is one of the reasons for migraine attacks.
  • The ketogenic diet will reduce the amount of carbohydrates and therefore will minimise the level of hypoglycaemia.

 

 

Reason #3 – Reduces Low Intake of Magnesium

  • Magnesium is an incredibly important mineral for many different reasons.
  • One reason is in the prevention and/or treatment of migraines.
  • If you are following a ketogenic diet correctly then you are also making sure that the nutrition you are eating is good quality. Therefore you should be consuming plenty of foods high in magnesium, like avocadoes, spinach, kale or almonds.

Reason #4 – Eliminates Gluten

  • Gluten is a protein that you can find in grains which can cause serious inflammation within the gut.
  • There are 3 different levels of intolerances, ranging from gluten intolerance, celiac disease (autoimmunity) or wheat allergy.
  • There is a very strong connection between Gluten and Migraines.
  • If you would like to learn more about Gluten then check out Episode # 032.

Reason #5 – Food Intolerances

  • There are many foods that you may be sensitive to which are eliminated on the ketogenic diet, such as:
    • Chocolate;
    • Red Wine – Alcohol causes increased blood flow to your brain and can result in dehydration, leading to headaches and migraines. Alcohol is especially prevalent in those who are suffering from cluster headaches.
    • Caffeine – Although some people say that their headaches gets better after drinking a cup of coffee, there are also those that it may also cause the headache when you come down from your caffeine high.
    • Cheese – Aged cheese is more likely to cause a headache. This is due to the tyramine content that forms as the proteins in cheese breaks down over time. The longer a cheese actually ages, the more tyramine it has. To avoid these headaches it is wise to avoid blue cheese, cheddar, gouda, swiss and parmesan.
    • MSG – Also known as monosodium glutamate it is something that is found in soy sauce and as a food additive in many other foods.
    • Nitrates from Processed Meats and Hot Dogs – These processed meats will cause you to get a headache. The nitrates and nitrites may dilate the blood vessels and trigger headache`s in some people.

Reason #1 – Histamine Intolerance

  • Histamine has been suspected to play a role in migraines for many years, since the 1950’s.
  • If histamine is an issue with you but you have tested negative to every possible allergen and you don’t seem to have any allergy symptoms then the histamine effect may be because of digestion or because of certain foods that are migraine triggers.
  • If you are finding keto is not working for helping your migraines then you may need to go on a histamine elimination diet for a while. If you would like a list of the foods you are and aren’t allowed on the low histamine diet you can sign up for our FREE Inner Circle and it will be included there.
  • Unfortunately many of the foods that are eaten in keto are high histamine foods so you must be creative for a certain amount of time. Download my list to find out.
  • If you have done the elimination diet but it is still not fixed then you may be low in the enzyme DAO. If you do not have sufficient DAO then your body will be unable to break down the histamine and will cause issues. You are able to get supplemental DAO from pig kidneys by taking it 15 minutes before eating.
  • So how do you heal histamine intolerance? By healing the gut. Therefore, check out my course “Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome” available on Udemy. Check out the URL in the shownotes, along with the unique coupon code.

Reason #2 – Low Serotonin Levels

  • Although not a primary cause of migraines, low levels of Serotonin have been implicated with migraine headaches.
  • As Serotonin is primarily found within the gut (approx. 90% of it), having Leaky Gut Syndrome can lead to low levels of this hormone and therefore contribute to Migraine Headaches. Once again, my course “Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome” is a great resource for sorting this out and eliminating your headaches.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
DisclaimerTranscript PDFResources

Please note that this information is not intended for medical purposes or to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. It is for informational purposes only to help guide you on your journey towards optimal wellness.

You are able to gain access to the downloadable pdf transcript within the Inner Circle Membership or within the Patreon Membership Area.

 

Mar 15 2017

LCKL 063 – 13 Ways You Can Boost Your Memory and Cognition

Do you ever feel like you are suffering from early onset alzheimers? Do you go into a room, only to forget why you went there in the first place? If so then let me put your mind at rest. It is most likely not alzheimers you are dealing with, but more an inability to retrieve the information that is stored.

 

SHOWNOTES
  • How Memory Works;
  • Step #1 of Memory – Encoding;
  • Step #2 of Memory – Storage;
  • Step #3 of Memory – Retrieval;
  • Causes of Memory Loss;
  • Ways to Improve Memory.
TRANSCRIPT
How Memory WorksCauses of Memory LossWays To Improve Memory
  • How the memory forms is a very complex process that comes from many different sections of the brain.
  • There are a number of steps that the brain goes through in order to form memories. I will go into this briefly within this episode but keep an eye out for a future course which will take you through this in much greater detail.

Step #1 – Encoding

  • This is a biological phenomenon which begins with perception.
  • For instance, when you meet someone special you will find that your visual system will begin to register their physical features while the auditory system picked up the sound of their voice. You may also notice different smells and different touches.
  • Each of these sensations will be sent to the hippocampus and then they will all be integrated together into one single person, or one single being.
  • With the use of language and chemicals the memory will be encoded and stored. To do this, nerve cells will connect with other cells at the synapse.
  • Within the synapse, electrical pulses carrying messages will leap across the gaps between the cells. The electrical firing of this pulse will trigger the release of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters attach themselves to neighboring cells.
  • Each brain cell can form thousands of these links and typically 100 trillion synapses.
  • The connections between these brain cells are not set in concrete and they will change all the time. Brain cells will work together in a network and organise themselves into groups which specialise in different types of information processing.
  • As you learn more, you create more connections and more dendrites.
  • This is the reason practice makes perfect. Changes are reinforced with use, so as you learn and practice new information, circuits of knowledge and memories are built into the brain. The more you practice something, the more proficient you become at it.
  • To properly encode a memory you first need to be present and then you also need to be paying attention.

Step #2 – Storage

  • Once the memory is created it must be stored in either short term or long term memory.
  • Short Term Memory is very limited. It can hold about 7 items at a time for about 20-30 seconds each. However you can use some memory strategies which may help you increase this time a little.
  • The important information will move from short term memory to long term memory. The more that the information is repeated and/or used, the more likely it will be to end up in long term memory.
  • Long term memories are able to hold unlimited amounts of information indefinitely.

Step #3 – Retrieval

  • When you want to remember something you recall it on an unconscious level, bringing it to your conscious mind whenever you need it.
  • If you have forgotten something and can’t seem to retrieve it, there are a few things that may have happened:
    • You may not have encoded properly what you want to remember;
    • You may not have retained what you registered; or
    • You may not be able to retrieve the information correctly.
  • If you are really wanting to remember something, you must make sure that you are not distracted when encoding them.
  • Sometimes we may worry as we get older that we are getting early onset dementia or alzheimers disease. It is unlikely that this is the case. It is more likely that you are simply experiencing a breakdown of the assembly process of memory. This may start to happen in our 20’s and get worse as we begin to head towards 50.
  • As you learn and remember your brain doesn’t create a whole new batch of nerve cells. In fact, it’s the connections between it that change as you learn. It is actually the synapses that will begin to falter as you get older.
  • Memory loss that is not attributed to dementia or alzheimers can occur for a number of reasons:
    • Drop in acetylcholine levels as you get older. Acetylcholine is vital to learning and memory.
    • Some parts of the brain that are essential to memory are highly vulnerable to ageing. The hippocampus loses 5% of its nerve cells with each decade of life so you have lost 20% by the time you have hit your 80’s.
    • The brain shrinks and becomes less efficient as you age.
    • Environmental factors may have also attributed to some memory loss such as unhealthy genes, exposure to poisons, smoking or drinking too much.

Physical Activity

  • Many studies have shown that exercise can actually improve your memory and cognition.
  • There was actually a study that was published in the Journal of Neurology that showed that moderate to intense exercise can slow aging by as much as 10 years.
  • One of the main mechanisms behind why exercise improves memory and cognition is because of its ability to increase BDNF (brain derived neurotrophic factor) in the brain. BDNF has been found to preserve existing brain cells, activate the brain stem cells to convert into new neurons and also to promote brain growth.
  • It also improves and increases blood flow to the brain which makes you more productive in whatever task you are completing.
  • Within my course I will be going into a lot more detail as to how exercise improves memory and the best types of exercise to be doing.

Ketogenic Diet

  • They have shown that using fat for fuel instead of glucose for fuel actually triggers the release of BDNF and therefore improves cognitive performance.
  • Also, Beta Hydroxy Butyrate which is the ketone body produced within a ketogenic diet blocks histone enzymes which inhibit the production of BDNF.

Nutrition

  • There are many foods which have been found to be beneficial in improving brain health, some of which include:
    • Avocados – Rich in Vitamin K and Folate.
    • Beets – Contains natural nitrates which boost blood flow to the brain and help with mental performance. They also help boost energy and performance during tough workouts.
    • Blueberries – High in gallic acid and therefore are great for protecting the brain from degeneration and stress.
    • Bone Broth – Great for healing your gut and your brain.
    • Coconut Oil – Natural Anti-Inflammatory. Also full of fats that help with brain health.
  • More of these brain boosting foods will be included in my upcoming course.

Supplementation

  • Acetyl L Carnitine – A favourite of mine that is well known for its ability to improve alertness, focus, clarity and mood. It also helps to create acetylcholine which is responsible for learning, memory, regulating sleep cycle, amongst others.
  • Curcumin / Turmeric – It increases blood flow, neurotransmitter formation and BDNF, therefore it is very beneficial for improving memory and concentration.
  • Panax Ginseng – Studies have shown that taking as little as 400mg per day of curcumin can boost your memory.
  • Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids – DHA is a primary structural component of the brain, which is why omega 3 fats are so beneficial for brain health. It will shield the aging brain from memory loss, depression, mental decline and alzheimers.
  • MCT Oils – This is probably one of my favourite supplements of all times – especially when eating a ketogenic diet. There have been many studies showing that regular consumption of MCT Oils in the presence of alzheimers, dementia, parkinsons and other neurodegenerative conditions can actually improve cognition. However, for it to be effective you must also replace all of the junk you are consuming with good quality foods.

Mental Stimulation

  • Evidence shows that stimulating the brain can stop cells from shrinking and can even increase brain cells in some situations.
  • By constantly stimulating your brain with different activities and challenges you will have greater communication between the synapses. A stimulating environment has been shown to encourage the growth of the dendrites but a dull environment stops this growth.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
DisclaimerTranscript PDFResources

Please note that this information is not intended for medical purposes or to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. It is for informational purposes only to help guide you on your journey towards optimal wellness.

You are able to gain access to the downloadable pdf transcript within the Inner Circle Membership or within the Patreon Membership Area.

 

Mar 08 2017

LCKL 056 – KETO 101 – 3 Month Update to My 2017 Goals – Big Changes Ahead…

I am so excited. There are so many changes going on within the Low Carb Keto Living Platform. There are big changes ahead for the podcast, my courses and also my membership site. This podcast will detail all of these changes that will be happening over the next year.

SHOWNOTES
  • The changes that will be happening with my podcast over the next 9 months;
  • The courses that I am planning on creating over the next 9 months – both free and paid;
  • The amazing membership site that I will be creating and which will be launched 31st December to start on the 1st January 2018. So excited;
  • The water fasting experiments I will be undertaking over the next 9 months;
  • My new Patreon Account which will allow you to get additional content;
  • My new You Tube Channel;
  • What you can get by signing up for my FREE Inner Circle Membership and Opening your weekly newsletters; and
  • Much More…
TRANSCRIPT
PodcastCoursesWater FastingYou TubeNewsletter/Inner Circle
  • I really enjoy bringing you my podcast 3 days a week (every Mon, Wed and Fri) but I was finding it was taking way too much time trying to figure out what I was going to cover for 3 podcasts a week.
  • Well I have come up with a solution and I really hope you like the new format.
  • I am splitting up my podcast into 3 different sections:
    • Monday – Biohacks 101 – This is where for 12 week blocks (season) I will cover one topic in depth. For instance the first block is going to be on fasting. I will do 12 separate episodes every Monday which will give you a great insight into what fasting is all about and will redirect you to further resources if you require additional help. I am also hoping to start a segment on my Monday episodes where I will do a brief interview with somebody who has successfully biohacked themselves, either through Fasting, through Sleep or any other biohack. If you are interested in doing this then you can message me at biohackinterview@lowcarbketoliving.com or go to the Contact us section on the website. Also, if you have any questions regarding the biohack of the season you can send it to biohackquestions@lowcarbketoliving.com or send a voice message via speakpipe on my website. I will begin answering them on the podcast once I have a sufficient number of questions.
    • Wednesday – Keto 101 – With this podcast I will be covering anything from Nutrition to Fitness to Mindset to Lifestyle. Although it is predominantly based around Keto, without other factors this will become null and void. I would also like to answer any questions you may have on keto. So like with my other podcasts I ask that you send any questions you may have regarding nutrition, fitness, mindset and even lifestyle. You can send these questions to ketoquestions@lowcarbketoliving.com or you can send a voice message via speakpipe on my website. As soon as I have enough I will start to incorporate that segment.
    • Friday – Ask Naturopath Jen Series – This will be a 12 week block (season) where I will cover a separate health condition or topic. For instance, the first block for the next 12 weeks will cover in depth that of digestion and then will redirect you to further resources if you require additional help. I will be introducing a section on Fridays podcast where you can ask me a question and I will include it at the end of the featured section. If you are interested in asking questions, you can send the question via email to anjquestions@lowcarbketoliving.com or you can send a voice message via speakpipe on my website. As soon as I have enough I will start to incorporate that segment.
  • I have realised in the last few years of running the Low Carb Keto Living platform that productivity and focus is instrumental to overall success and to bringing you as much useful information as possible.
  • This year (the year of 2017) I have decided to focus on courses and membership sites. I have been working incredibly hard to learn about the best ways to create courses by listening to multiple podcasts, taking courses and listening to experts.
  • I have just completed my first course called “Water Fasting For Wellness” which is based around my book of the same name. It covers everything you could possibly need to know about water fasting and if you are wanting to fast but need some hand holding then this course is for you. As a loyal listener to this podcast I am going to give you a coupon code which you can enter that will give you 50% off the price of this course. However, this coupon is only available for the first 20 people who sign up for this offer.
  • I am going to try to average 2 udemy courses per month and a membership site by the end of the year. I know it is going to be incredibly busy but I guess it is lucky that I love what I am doing. I am also trying to discover as many productivity tools I can to make the process as easy as possible.
  • The schedule for courses is as follows (I will do my best to have this happen but if I fall behind a couple please forgive me. I will not allow my health to fall behind just to make sure I reach the deadline. I still need to eat right, exercise and focus on my own health goals.
    • By 30th April 2017 – Beginners Guide To Keto Course;
    • By 30th April 2017 – Back to Basics Keto Cooking Course;
    • By 31st May 2017 – Beginners Guide to Healing The Gut Course;
    • By 31st May 2017 – Conquering Your Cravings Course;
    • By 31st July 2017 – Beginners Guide to Optimising Sleep Course;
    • By 31st July 2017 – The Acne Solution Course;
    • By 31st August 2017 – Beginners Guide to Reducing Stress Course;
    • By 31st August 2017 – Conquering Eczema Course.
    • By 31st December 2017 – Keto Living Academy Membership Site.
  • As you can see, I have a very intense schedule for this year but I believe I can do it. I may need to hack my sleep in the meantime and undertake many water fasts which will allow me to require less sleep.
  • I may also come up with a few free courses that you can get access to that will help you get started on your own ketogenic and/or fasting journey.
  • Over the next 9 months I will be undertaking 9 different water fasts of various lengths in the hope to document how each of them go and include them in my advanced water fasting course coming up in 2018. I will also do intermittent fasting on the days that I am not doing water fasting. I have many reasons for wanting to do this. Not only am I looking at losing the fat that I put on when I had hashimotos but I also am hoping to eliminate joint pain, greying hair and dry skin that I am dealing with (amongst a few other things and mostly due to the thyroid issues.)
  • If you want to keep updated on my fasting you can do one or both of 2 different things:
    • Sign up for my Inner Circle Membership at http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/innercircle
    • Become a patreon of this podcast. Within your special patreon area you will get updates on my fat loss, my water fasting experiments, my keto experiments and much more. You can become a patron for as little as $1 per episode or $3 per week and it would really allow me to make the podcast and courses even better for you all.
  • As I am really loving videos so much after doing so many with my course I want to start doing very short you tube videos of various lengths, relating to health, wellness and keto. So keep a look out in the upcoming months for those. You will be notified inside the inner circle and the patreon area.
  • I believe it is very important to bring you as much valuable information as possible. I believe there must be a balance between free content and paid content (after all I do need to help pay the bills and having 2 teenagers is never cheap). Therefore, I add plenty of free content inside my inner circle for you to look at or download.
  • Once a week you will also get a very short newsletter which will guide you on your own journey towards keto. This will also be in seasons. For the first 12 weeks you will get your own little mini course on learning keto. Then the next season I will probably give you 12 weeks of doing your own water fasts. Then the next season I will be covering 12 weeks of sleep hacking. You will constantly be learning. But you must remember to open each of them so that you can do your weekly learning and implement what is required. Also, inside this you will get a special coupon that will allow you to get discounts off of my current courses.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
DisclaimerTranscript PDFResources

Please note that this information is not intended for medical purposes or to replace the advice of your medical practitioner. It is for informational purposes only to help guide you on your journey towards optimal wellness.

You are able to gain access to the downloadable pdf transcript within the Inner Circle Membership or within the Patreon Membership Area.

 

Jan 25 2017

LCKL 047 – The Cancer Preventative Effects of the Ketogenic Diet

Have you or somebody you know just been diagnosed with some form of Cancer? Have you heard conflicting information on whether the ketogenic diet is beneficial for treating cancer? Are you still sitting on the fence about whether it is the right way to go? Well in this episode I will go through the reasons that the ketogenic diet can work for slowing the growth of and/or warding off cancer. That is not to say that it works for and so you need to listen to this episode and see if it might be worth trying.

SHOWNOTES

  • What Keto is;
  • How You Can get started on your own Ketogenic Eating Plan;
  • Where you can get an absolutely FREE Guide to Starting Keto;
  • The 3 Main reasons why you would want to start eating Keto Today;
  • The reasons why Keto works for treating Cancer (Hint: Otto Warburg);
  • Why its not just High Carbohydrate Diets that are dangerous for Cancer… It’s also High Protein Diets…
  • How Fasting can also help with Cancer Prevention and/or Progression;
  • How Keto has been proven (in animal studies) to help Colon Cancer;
  • How Keto has been proven (both animal and human case studies) to help Brain Cancer;
  • How Keto has been proven (in animal studies) to help Gastric Cancer;
  • How Keto has been proven (in animal studies) to help Prostate Cancer.
WHAT NEXT???

Please note that the What’s Next segment is composed of 3 extra steps you can take now which will help you move closer towards your own version of wellness…

  1. Sign up for the FREE Inner Circle Membership. By doing so you will receive a whole host of free products and content such as free ebooks, free videos, free webinars (coming soon…), free courses (coming soon…), newsletters and much more… By signing up for this membership you will also get a discount on all upcoming courses. As new lead magnets or content becomes available it is added to this membership area and you have nothing to lose – It is FREE…
  1. If you are dealing with cancer it is important that you begin to start a ketogenic diet. To learn more about it I have created 3 products that you can choose from:
    1. My book “Keto Blocks” (advanced Keto Book) from Amazon or from my website;
    2. My book “Understanding Keto” (beginners Keto Guide) from Amazon or from my website; or
    3. My book “Beginners Guide To Keto” from within the Inner Circle.
  2. Go to ITunes and Rate/Review my podcast. This really helps other people see my podcast so they can decide if they can benefit from the information too. Plus, please share this episode with anybody you think may benefit from it…
FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle

Jens Recommended Online Store that delivers Internationally

Keto Blocks – Amazon

Understanding Keto – Amazon

Jan 17 2017

LCKL 043 – The Benefits of Organ Meats – Eat The Whole Animal

Organ meats are one of the most nutritious foods you can ever possibly consume. However if you are not 100% convinced that the benefits are worth it, then this episode will make you realise how essential it is for you to consume some organ meats if you want to really optimise your health.

  • What offal is and why it is critically important that you consume organ meats from grass fed and free range animals and not factory farmed animals.
  • Different cultures that use organs meats frequently and a product I will be coming up with in 2017 that may just inform you even more on why organ meats are so essential for optimal health.
  • Why I believe animals in the wild have it right. They understand how nutritious organ meats are and so will consume that before anything else.
  • 15 Nutrients that Organ Meats are generally high in.
  • 4 Myths will be eliminated in regards to consuming organ meats:
    • High in Vitamin A and are Toxic;
    • Should not be consumed during pregnancy due to Vitamin A;
    • Increases your chance of gout; and
    • Contains toxins, which will be transported to us after consumption.
  • 5 of the most common Organ Meats that you may want to consume on a regular basis:
    • Liver;
    • Kidneys;
    • Tongue;
    • Tripe; and
    • Brains (if you can get access to good quality ones).
WHAT NEXT???
Please note that the What’s Next segment is composed of steps you can take if you would like to advance your knowledge on this episode and/or one little request from me. However, there is absolutely no pressure for you to do so…

  1. Sign up for the FREE Inner Circle Membership. By doing so you will receive a whole host of free products and content such as free ebooks, free videos, free webinars (coming soon…), free courses (coming soon…), newsletters and much more… By signing up for this membership you will also get a discount on all upcoming courses (including the Healing Leaky Gut Course coming out in 2017). As new lead magnets or content becomes available it is added to this membership area and you have nothing to lose – It is FREE…
  2. Listen to Episode #9, #28 and #42 of this podcast to give you some more insight into cholesterol and choline which was mentioned in this podcast. Keep an eye out for episodes 44, 45, 46, 49, 52 and 56 which will all go into different nutrients that you need to optimise for ultimate health and wellness and how you can do just that…
  3. Go to ITunes and Rate/Review my podcast. This really helps other people see my podcast so that they can see if my podcast can help them. Plus, please share this episode with anybody you think may benefit…
FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle – “5 Offal Recipes You Should Include In Your Weekly Menu”

Dessicated Liver Capsules

Podcasts

LCKL 009 – Cholesterol – Forget The Hype – It is Essential.

LCKL 028 – Magnificent Magnesium – Improve Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Levels by Taking This Amazing Supplement.

LCKL 042 – Choline – How Choline Boosts Exercise Performance, Brain Health and Child Development.

LCKL 044 (Publishing 18th Jan 2017) – Vitamin A and Vitamin A Toxicity – Should I Be Concerned?

LCKL 045 (Publishing 20th Jan 2017) – Coenzyme Q10 – Essential Nutrient for Heart Health and Energy Production.

LCKL 046 (Publishing 23nd Jan 2017) – Vitamin D

LCKL 049 (Publishing 30th Jan 2017) – Vitamin E

LCKL 052 (Publishing 6th Feb 2017) – Vitamin K2

LCKL 056 (Publishing 15th Feb 2017) – Copper

You Tube Videos

Making Liver Pate (Recording 19th Jan 2017)

Jan 13 2017

Dave Aspreys Bullet Proof Icecream – The Best Ice Cream I Have Ever Tasted…

Bulletproof Ice Cream

I am just standing here eating a scoop of my new favorite recipe. It is bulletproof icecream and it tastes so good. Best of all, it keeps you full for such a long time. It has all the good fats in it and everything you need to sustain your health and wellness. Thanks so much Dave Asprey for such an awesome recipe. If you could, please comment below once you have made it to let me know how you like it.

Ingredients

  • 4 Whole Pastured Eggs;
  • 4 Pastured Egg Yolks (On top of the Above Eggs);
  • 2 tsp Vanilla;
  • 1 gram powdered Vitamin C if you can get it, otherwise lime juice to taste;
  • 100g unsalted butter (preferably grass fed);
  • 100g extra virgin coconut oil;
  • 50g Dave Asprey’s XCT Oil (important for consistency);
  • 80g Xylitol or Erythritol;
  • 100g Water or Ice (I added half and half of each); and
  • 1/2 cup low toxin chocolate powder OR 2 tbsp bulletproof decaf coffee or 2 tbsp bulletproof caffeinated coffee.

Method

  1. Blend everything but the water/ice in blender. It takes a while to get the butter blended into perfect creaminess.
  2. Add water or ice and blend some more until well blended. Ideally, you want a yogurt-like consistency for creamy ice cream, or add more water for a firmer, icier texture
  3. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and turn it on.

Nutrition

Servings – 8

Calories – 351

Fat – 33.11g (91%)

Carbs – 0.63g

Protein – 4.6g

I found that after taking it out of the ice cream maker I had to stir it every couple of hours so that it iced properly in my freezer. But that could just be because my freezer is so full from all the recipes I am trying (LOL).

Enjoy and please let me know how you go.

Jan 09 2017

LCKL 039 – The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

In this episode you will learn about the 7 reasons why Artificial Sweeteners are not a good idea. You will also find out the 5 most dangerous Artificial Sweeteners and some of the common places that you will find them. If you use artificial sweeteners then this episode is definitely for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 23 2016

LCKL 033 – How Nutrition Affects The Occurrence of Acne

Are you and/or a loved one struggling with acne? Are you scared to leave the house, frightened that somebody is looking at you? Are you wondering how nutrition plays a role in skin health. After all, we have been told that greasy foods are not good for y our skin. But are they telling us the truth or is something else really the issue?

  • The two main factors behind acne;
  • The five main causes of acne;
  • The interaction between insulin resistance and acne;
  • The interaction between sugars and hormones when it comes to acne;
  • The interaction between sugars and inflammation when it comes to acne;
  • The interaction between sugars and candida when it comes to acne;
  • The interaction between dairy and acne;
  • The interaction between gluten and acne;
  • The interaction between leaky gut and acne;
  • 2 Top Supplements you can take to help with skin health; and
  • Much Much More…
WHAT NEXT???
Please note that the What’s Next segment is composed of steps you can take if you would like to advance your knowledge on this episode and/or one little request from me. However, there is absolutely no pressure for you to do so…

1. Purchase my book “The Acne Solution” by going to http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/acnesolution.

2. Sign up for our FREE Inner Circle Membership where you will gain a whole host of amazing FREE content, downloadable MP3’s of all my podcast episodes, full transcripts of all of my episodes and much much more… Please read the full transcript of this podcast episode to check out 8 other steps you can take to help you on your journey.

3. Go to ITunes and Rate/Review my podcast. This really helps other people see my podcast so that they can see if my podcast can help them. Plus, please share this episode with anybody you think may benefit…

RESEARCH

Smith RN et al, “ A Low Glycemic Load Diet improves symptoms in acne vulgaris patients: a randomized controlled trial”, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007.

  • In this study they set out to determine whether a low glycemic load diet improves acne lesion counts in young males.
  • 43 male acne patients between the ages of 15 and 25 were recruited for a 12 week trial.
  • The experimental treatment was a low glycemic load diet composed of 25% energy from protein and 45% from low glycemic index carbohydrates.
  • The control group emphasized carbohydrate dense foods with no emphasis on the glycemic index.
  • On monthly visits, acne lesion counts and severity were assessed and insulin sensitivity was measured at baseline and at 12 weeks.
  • The results concluded that at 12 weeks the total lesion counts had decreased more in the low glycemic load group than in the control group. The experimental diet also resulted in greater weight loss and body mass index, as well as a greater improvement in insulin sensitivity.
FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living INNER CIRCLE

LCKL Episode #21 – Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome

LCKL Episode #24 – Reversing Insulin Resistance

LCKL Episode #31 – Dangers of Conventional Dairy

LCKL Episode #27 – Dangers of Dehydration

LCKL Episode #18 – Optimising Sleep

 

Dec 16 2016

LCKL 030 – What are the Best Forms of Exercise I Should Do For Optimal Fat Burning and how will Keto Affect It???

Are you participating in long slow cardio on a consistent basis? Are you ensuring that you integrate resistance training into your lifestyle, OR what about HIIT training? This episode will go into all three types of exercise, which ones you should be participating in and which ones you shouldn’t, as well as how keto affects its progress.

  • Why long, slow cardio should be limited when it comes to fat loss and optimisation of health;
  • 6 Amazing Benefits of HIIT Training and how Keto affects HIIT training;
  • 11 Remarkable Benefits of Resistance Training and how Keto affects Resistance Training;
  • 9 Indications that you may be exercising too hard; and
  • Much Much More…

WHAT NEXT???

  1. Unless you are training for a marathon please limit the long, slow cardio because I am sure you have much better things to do. Instead opt for HIIT Training (Turbofire) or Resistance Training (P90X). If you do enjoy adding extra cardio in then I recommend Billy Blanks Tae Bo.
  2. Please sign up for my FREE Inner Circle Membership. Within this members area I have included a quick report on TABATA for you to get started with HIIT if you are not interested in videos.
  3. Please rate and review this podcast by going to http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/podcastreview. This allows my podcast to get out to more and more people so that they may reach optimal wellness too.

Dec 07 2016

LCKL 026 – Adiponectin – A Hormone That Helps You Improve Insulin Sensitivity, Decrease Inflammation and Burn That Fat…

Adiponectin is an incredible hormone that is beneficial in improving insulin sensitivity, as well as boosting fat loss and overall health. If you are having trouble shifting fat, then this is one hormone that should be tested, alongside leptin and insulin.

  • What is Adiponectin?
  • Benefits of Modulating Adiponectin Levels;
  • Dangers of Consistently low levels of Adiponectin Levels;
  • Contributing Factors to Low Adiponectin Levels;
  • How to test your Adiponectin Levels;
  • 5 Lifestyle Strategies you can implement to increase your adiponectin levels;
  • 5 Foods that have been shown to raise adiponectin levels; and
  • 1 Major supplement which has been shown to increase adiponectin levels.
RESEARCH

Study #1

In this study they placed a group of inactive and abdominally obese men together and instructed them to perform 3 bouts of aerobic treadmill exercise at low or high intensity for a period of a week. They found that adiponectin levels were elevated following both low and high intensity exercise and remained elevated even after resting for 30 minutes. What’s even better is they found that it remained elevated for 2-3 days after performing the final exercise session.

Study #2

In this study they placed 26 overweight males on an exercise program consisting of aerobic exercise 4-5 days per week for 40 minutes per session over a period of 10 weeks. They found that adiponectin levels rose by 260% after 2-3 bouts of exercise.

Study #3

In this study they set out to evaluate the effect of resistance training on adiponectin and insulin resistance in overweight girls. Twenty girls were instructed to carry out circuit resistance training for 12 weeks, at 3 sessions per week. They found that this training caused a significant increase in adiponectin levels and a concurrent decrease in insulin resistance.

WHAT NEXT???

Please note that the What’s Next segment is composed of steps you can take if you would like to advance your knowledge on this episode and/or one little request from me. However, there is absolutely no pressure for you to do so…

  1. Sign up for Our Inner Circle Membership to keep updated on the progress of my upcoming “Hormone/Fat Loss Connection” Book and/or Course PLUS receive so much more…
  2. Go to ITunes and Rate/Review my podcast. This really helps other people see my podcast so that they can see if my podcast can help them.
  3. Please comment below if there is anything additional you would like included in the book regarding this hormone that was not covered in this podcast.
FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living INNER CIRCLE

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

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Dec 02 2016

LCKL 024 – 20 Ways You Can Reverse Insulin Resistance and Improve the functioning of your Insulin

Are you currently dealing with insulin resistance or diabetes? Are you confused as to why insulin is actually needed but with too much of it we can suffer. If so, then listen to this episode. Not only will you learn about insulin, but you will also discover 20 ways that you can reverse insulin resistance.

  • What Insulin Is;
  • What Insulin Resistance Is;
  • The Dangers of Insulin Resistance;
  • Next Stage of Insulin Dysregulation – Type II Diabetes;
  • Symptoms and Risk Factors of Type II Diabetes;
  • What the functions of insulin are (some of them will surprise you);
  • 9 Nutritional Strategies to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Reverse Insulin Resistance;
  • 3 Lifestyle Strategies to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Reverse Insulin Resistance; and
  • 9 Supplements you can use to Lower Blood Sugar and Reverse Insulin Resistance;
FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living INNER CIRCLE

Healing With Astaxanthin

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Astaxanthin

Chromium

Ginseng

Gymnema

Magnesium

Probiotics

Vitamin D

Olive Leaf Extract

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