Tag Archive: skin health

Apr 10 2017

LCKL 072 – Biohacks 101 – Fasting – Other Benefits…

Within this episode you will discover 5 other benefits of fasting, including digestive health, inflammation, energy, skin health and lifespan extension.

SHOWNOTES
  • How Fasting Improves Digestive Health;
  • How Fasting Decreases Inflammation;
  • How Fasting Increases Energy;
  • How Fasting Improves Skin Health; and
  • How Fasting Extends Lifespan.
TRANSCRIPT
Other Benefit #1 - Digestive HealthOther Benefit #2 - Lowered InflammationOther Benefit #3 - Increased EnergyOther Benefit #4 - Better SkinOther Benefit #5 - Promotes Longevity
  • Fasting has been used by many celebrities as a way to detox your body for many years.
  • Fasting gives your digestive system a rest from breaking down and absorbing the food.
  • Fasting has also been shown to help restore the cyclical fluctuations of gut microbes and therefore may have a protective effect against obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  • Our bodies are designed to go for a period of time without food.
  • Fasting allows time for bacteria to reset the environment. Digestive microbes are active in the process of digestion, and therefore by giving gut bacteria time without food, it sets off a mechanism that forces the bacteria to work on their own populations.
  • It is during this period that the health and diversity of the gut bacteria is maintained.
  • Fasting has been shown to be effective in treating IBD according to a research study done on patients doing Ramadam. In this study that was published in the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology in 2008 men with ulcerative colitis had a mean score of colitis activity index of 3.5 before Ramadam and this decreased to 1.7 after fasting.
  • Fasting has been shown to be a powerful therapy for treating inflammation.
  • In a study that was published in the Nature Medicine Journal described how Beta Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) directly inhibits a powerful inflammasome known as NLRP3. This inflammasome has been directly linked to several disorders such as autoimmune disorders, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, alzheimers disease and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Studies have found that inhibiting NLRP3 also reduced inflammation in the body. The three main ways that have been found to lower this inflammasome are fasting, the ketogenic diet and high intensity exercise.
  • There are many reasons why it is suspected that fasting can help with energy levels, however I am going to go over 2 of them.
    • Fasting initiates the production of beta hydroxybutyrate (i.e. Ketones). Ketones are a by product of burning fat and your brain absolutely loves them. These ketones will make you feel energetic and more alert. Once your body starts burning fat while fasting, the body will also start producing ketones and therefore make you feel good.
  • Orexin – This is a very important neuropeptide that does two important things. The first thing it does is keep you awake and then it also increases your appetite if you don’t eat. As long as you don’t eat, these levels of orexin in the brain will spike, keeping you awake and increasing mental energy. When you sleep your brain uses melatonin to help put you to sleep. The orexin system and melatonin system interact. If Orexin levels are high during the day and then you go to sleep the melatonin levels will be really high at night, therefore causing you to sleep deeper than normal. Fasting will expose you to higher orexin levels during the day, increasing energy and therefore exposing you to more melatonin at night. This will cause your sleep to be deeper and the deeper your sleep the less sleep is required.
  • Water fasting can improve skin tone. Since the skin is well hydrated it may heal itself and renew itself faster.
  • Water fasting has also been shown to help speed up scar healing and help with skin conditions like acne.
  • Some findings indicate that short term fasting may inhibit certain skin conditions and detoxify skin impurities.
  • Contact Dermatitis – Fasting has been shown to benefit Contact Dermatitis, which is a type of skin irritation that has resulted from a specific object or substance. They found that in studies with mice, the dermal swelling reduced after a short fasting period of 48 hours.
  • Hives – A study that was published in the Journal of Dermatology found that a fasting period of only 11 days was able to alleviate chronic urticaria. However, the hives returned within 3 days of breaking the fast.
  • Acne and Eczema – Studies have shown these conditions may clear up much more quickly with short term fasting. When the body is able to properly filter and eliminate wastes through the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts, the quality of the skin secretions will increase, therefore helping to prevent and treat acne.
  • There are a number of ways that fasting can promote longevity:
    • Firstly, by reducing the incidence of chronic disease;
    • Secondly, by reducing free radical damage. When more fuel is consumed than what is needed then the cells leak electrons which react with oxygen, therefore producing free radicals. These free radicals damage your cells and your DNA and are linked to an increased potential for illness and disease. Studies demonstrated that fasting in mice with lymphoma reduced the amount of free radicals, increased their longevity and reduced the death rate.
    • Thirdly, because of its autophagy and mitophagy response. This is a critical process that happens when your body begins to eat itself in an orderly pattern to remove damaged parts from your body. This process allows you to clean house and keep your body healthy.
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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.

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Jan 30 2017

LCKL 049 – Vitamin E – Powerful Antioxidant That Protects Against Disease, Balances Hormones, Improves Fitness and Much Much More…

Have you heard about how important Vitamin E is for overall health and longevity. But are you also concerned because there are so many conflicting studies out there showing that Vitamin E is dangerous. Well, let me put your mind at rest. Vitamin E, when taken responsibly or in your food is not dangerous and is actually beneficial for skin health, heart health, eye health and even muscle growth. Discover in this episode all you needed to know about this essential Vitamin.

SHOWNOTES

  • What Vitamin E is;
  • The 8 Different Types of Vitamin E;
  • Food Sources of Vitamin E;
  • Dangers of Vitamin E Deficiency;
  • Symptoms of Vitamin E Deficiency;
  • Causes of Vitamin E Deficiency;
  • General Benefits of Vitamin E;
  • Why Vitamin E and other Antioxidants are Crucial for optimising Fitness and Muscle Growth;
  • Research Studies Showing 7 Different Conditions Vitamin E is useful for;
  • What Type of Vitamin E Supplement you should be taking if you are going to supplement;
  • Toxicity of Vitamin E;
  • Medical Interactions of Vitamin E; and
  • Dosages of Vitamin E.
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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.

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle

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“Beginners Guide To Essential Vitamins” (Inside Inner Circle)

“Dosages of Vitamin E” (Inside Inner Circle)

 

Jan 18 2017

LCKL 044 – The Hidden Power of Vitamin A and the Myths Surrounding It’s Toxicity

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin which is absolutely essential for survival, both for the health of the brain, the eyes, the immune system, the skin and even in the prevention and/or treatment of cancer. However, due to the Vitamin A scare and the low fat craze we are becoming more and more deficient in this vital nutrient. Listen up to learn more…

  • What Vitamin A is;
  • The different types of Vitamin A and how synthetic vitamin A differs from that found in liver and other animal products;
  • How a low fat diet can be detrimental to your overall health and how Vitamin A deficiency is one of the culprits;
  • The dangers associated with Vitamin A Deficiency and how you may become deficient in this essential vitamin;
  • General benefits associated with optimising Vitamin A levels;
  • How Vitamin A can help with Vision;
  • How Vitamin A can help with Brain Health;
  • How Vitamin A can help with your Immune System;
  • How Vitamin A can help with Skin Health;
  • How Vitamin A can help with Cancer;
  • How Vitamin A during pregnancy is not detrimental but is in fact essential to the health of you and your unborn child; and
  • Reasons why you should not believe all the studies you read or hear. Some of them are seriously flawed…
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…

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. As new lead magnets or content becomes available it is added to this membership area and you have nothing to lose – It is FREE… For instance, this week I have added 1 new report entitled “5 Offal Recipes You Should Include In Your Weekly Menu” and 1 new ebook entitled “The Beginners Guide to Essential Vitamins” which I think you might be interested in…
  1. Check out episode number 43 and start to integrate more organ meats in your diet and/or take some of the dessicated liver I recommended. This will ensure you are getting sufficient vitamin a to optimise your health.
  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. Plus, please share this episode with anybody you think may benefit…
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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle – “5 Offal Recipes You Should Include In Your Weekly Menu” and “Beginners Guide To Essential Vitamins”

Dessicated Liver Capsules

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

 

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.
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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