Tag Archive: Supplementation

Apr 18 2017

LCKL 073 – Coenzyme A – The Power of It for Fat Loss, Physical Performance and Much More…

Co-Enzyme A is a critical enzyme that is needed to function the body as well as to assist in the production of Co-Enzyme Q10 and NADH. Learn about what you can do to increase your own level of Co-Enzyme A and what may be causing you to be deficient.

SHOWNOTES
  • What Coenzyme A is;
  • Symptoms of Coenzyme A Deficiency;
  • Factors that deplete Coenzyme A in your body;
  • 9 Benefits of Coenzyme A;
  • Whether Coenzyme A supplementation is beneficial;
  • What type of Supplement is the most useful for increasing Coenzyme A in your body;
  • Increasing levels of Coenzyme A in the body.
TRANSCRIPT
What is Co-Enzyme A?Symptoms of CoA DeficiencyBenefitsWill Coenzyme A Supplementation be effective?How To Increase Levels of Co Enzyme A in the body...
  • Coenzyme A is a nonprotein chemical substance which is needed for the activation of many enzymes.
  • If there is not enough CoEnzyme A in the body, it will be unable to synthesize CoEnzyme Q10 or NADH.
  • It is naturally synthesized from Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid). This Vitamin is able to be found in meats and vegetables so is provided in adequate quantities in the ketogenic diet.
  • Deficiencies of this nutrient is extremely rare but when it does occur, symptoms include:
    • Fatigue;
    • Muscle Soreness; and
    • Metabolic Disorders.
  • However, there are a number of factors which can deplete your body of Coenzyme A such as:
    • Exercise;
    • Toxic Metals; and
    • Environmental Toxins.

Lowers Stress Levels

  • It is vital to the production of hydrocortisone, which is the anti-stress hormone.
  • Therefore, a deficiency in CoA can result in depression, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, increased need for sleep and lowered immunity.
  • If you are overly stressed, Co A supplementation can be of benefit.

Increases Energy

  • CoA is required to metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins and is important for converting them into energy at a cellular level.
  • It is incredibly important for energy production due to the fact that it is a major part of the Krebs Energy Cycle within the cells.
  • A deficiency of this vitamin can block the energy cycle and lead to a host of metabolic disorders.
  • Co-enzyme A is classified as the ignition switch for the whole process of energy production and therefore a deficiency can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.

Prevents Weight Gain

  • Having a deficiency in this enzyme will result in not only lack of energy therefore prevent you from exercising but will also stop the metabolism of fats, therefore causing the fats to accumulate.

Synthesizes Fatty Acids

  • Both CoA and its acyl-carrier protein are required for the synthesis of fatty acids.
  • Fatty acids are important components of many lipids, which are fat molecules that are essential for normal physiological function.
  • These essential fats include such substances as sphingolipids, which are important components of the myelin sheath which enhance nerve transmission, as well as phospholipids which are found in the cell membranes.

Helps with the Functioning of other Co-Enzymes

  • CoA is essential for the functioning of other important enzymes and coenzymes.
  • For instance, CoA is necessary to utilise Coenzyme Q10, as well as other important energy producing enzymes.
  • Without CoA, CoQ10 cannot perform its essential tasks of protecting against Heart Disease, Muscular Dystrophies, Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, Diabetes and HIV.

Helps Reduce Acne

  • Research has shown that CoA supplementation can actually help to reduce the risk of and/or treat the occurrence of acne.
  • A study was conducted by Dr Leung, who found that acne breakouts are observed when the body fails to produce enough Coenzyme A. Therefore, the body fails to break down the fatty acids that are responsible for the production of sebum.
  • Deficiency in CoA has been linked to the inability to break down the fatty acids and also poor synthesis of sex hormones.
  • This particular study found that supplementation with Co A was able to resolve acne over a few week period and this lasted for over 6 months.

Helps in the Production of Various Hormones and Vitamins

  • Coenzyme A is required to transform cholesterol into all kinds of hormones.
  • It is required to help with the production of Vitamin D.
  • Important for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
  • Important for the synthesis of the hormone melatonin.
  • Important for the synthesis of haemoglobin.

Assists in the Metabolism of Drugs and Toxins by the liver

Important for Acetylation Reactions

  • Protein acetylation affects the 3 dimensional structure of proteins, potentially altering their function.
  • This appears to play a role in cell division and DNA replication.
  • No, supplementing with CoEnzyme A alone will not be effective.
  • Coenzyme A is produced within the cells.
  • The digestive process will simply break down the Coenzyme A back into its components when it enters the bloodstream.
  • It is much more effective to instead take a supplement that includes its derivatives Vitamin B5 and B6/Folate (conversion of homocysteine to cysteine).
  • However, there is a supplement known as Pantethine (which will be discussed in next weeks episode) which has been found to be a much more effective way of increasing your Co A levels in your body as well as a whole host of other benefits. Make sure you listen out for next Wednesdays episode to hear more about that.
  • The best way to increase your level of CoA in the body is to ensure that you are consuming

sufficient Vitamin B5 or Pantothenic Acid.

  • Take a supplement of Pantethine, which is the active form of Vitamin B5.
  • Consume foods rich in Vitamin B5 such as:
    • Chicken Livers;
    • Sunflower Seeds;
    • Salmon;
    • Avocados;
  • As you can see these top foods are ones we do recommend on the ketogenic or low carb diet.
  • Decrease the level of toxins you are subjected to as environmental and nutritional toxins can deplete your body of high levels of Coenzyme A.
  • If you are a heavy exerciser, make sure you supplement with Pantethine as exercise can also deplete your body of this vital enzyme.
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Mar 08 2017

LCKL 055 – The Power of Alpha Lipoic Acid to Modulate Blood Sugar Levels and Increase Fat Loss

Are you dealing with Type 2 Diabetes or Severe Insulin Resistance? Are you curious about how antioxidants work? If so, then Alpha Lipoic Acid may be just what you are looking for. This amazing supplement is not only a fantastic antioxidant, but it also works to Lower Blood Sugars, Improve Type 2 Diabetes, Improve Cardiovascular Health, Improve Eye Health, Improve Nervous System and the Brain, as well as help with Fat Loss…

SHOWNOTES
  • What is Alpha Lipoic Acid and why do we require more of it as we get older?
  • What are Antioxidants?
  • What is Oxidation?
  • How do different antioxidants differ?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid work as an antioxidant?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid work to Lower Blood Sugars and Improve Type 2 Diabetes?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid help with Cardiovascular Issues?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid help with the Eyes?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid help with the Nervous System and the Brain?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
  • How does Alpha Lipoic Acid help with Fat Loss?
  • What food sources are rich in Alpha Lipoic Acid?
  • What dosages of Alpha Lipoic Acid Should I have Per Day?
  • What are the Side Effects of taking Alpha Lipoic Acid regularly?
  • What precautions should I take when taking Alpha Lipoic Acid?
TRANSCRIPT
What is Alpha Lipoic AcidWhat are AntioxidantsBenefitsSourcesDosagesSide Effects
  • ALA or Alpha Lipoic Acid is a natural compound that is made in the body.
  • It is incredibly important and serves many vital functions at the cellular level, such as energy production.
  • As we age, the amount of ALA that we produce naturally decreases and therefore can induce greater free radical damage.
  • Before we go into the benefits of this supplement let me first explain what oxidation is and what antioxidants can do for you.
  • Oxidants are free radicals that you may find in the environment and they are also produced within your body under stressful situations or in the presence of pollution, cigarettes or alcohol.
  • Your body will create oxidant to help fend off microbes and viruses. However, if you have too many of them, they can cause serious damage and even contribute to certain cancers as well as heart disease.
  • So, does that means you should have unlimited amounts of supplemental antioxidants? The answer is a resounding no. If you take too many antioxidants in supplemental form then you turn off your bodies own production of antioxidants like glutathione. This means that when you stop taking the supplements you will not be able to produce the internal antioxidants like you should.
  • It is very important that you just make sure you consume a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables, spices, herbs and grass fed / pasture raised animals and you will possibly get the majority of the antioxidants you need and then you can just possibly add in 1 or 2 other sources.
  • What’s interesting is because of the different structures of different antioxidants they tend to provide benefits to different parts of the body:
    • Beta Carotene – Beneficial to eye health;
    • Lycopene – Beneficial for prostate health;
    • Flavonoids – Beneficial for heart health;
    • Proanthocyanidins – Beneficial for urinary tract health; and
    • Astaxanthin – Possibly the most potent antioxidant out there which is why I wrote a book on it entitled Healing with Astaxanthin, which is available both on my website and via Amazon.
      • It is particularly beneficial for protecting the skin against skin cancers.
      • Both Astaxanthin and Spirulina has been found to enhance both non specific and specific immune system and protect cell membranes and cellular DNA from mutation.

It is a Potent Antioxidant

  • It is an antioxidant that protects against damage to the body’s cells.
  • One of the main dangers of Diabetes is oxidative stress and the production of free radicals. The higher your blood glucose levels, the higher the amount of oxidative stress.
  • It is a very special antioxidant because it can act in both water and fat soluble domains in the cells and tissues. Therefore, it is easily absorbed and transported into many organs and systems throughout the body, such as the brain, liver and nerves.
  • This differs from other antioxidants such as:
    • Vitamin C – Only water soluble, therefore is not able to penetrate the lipid wall of the cell membranes very easily.
    • Vitamin E – Only fat soluble so you require sufficient amount of fats in your diet to be able to use properly.
  • Lipoic acid is so great that it even helps to regenerate vitamins C and E. It also helps to amplify the positive effects of other antioxidants such as glutathione and Coenzyme Q10.
  • On top of this, it teams up with the B Vitamins to support energy production in the body by converting the components of food into stored energy for future use. It helps to protect the mitochondria from being damaged and therefore makes energy production much more efficient.

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Improves Diabetes

  • Studies have shown that ALA may help reduce symptoms of peripheral neuropathy/nerve damage caused by diabetes. Although research has been done on use of intravenous ALA for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, not as much research has been done on oral use.
  • It has also been shown to enhance the body’s ability to use its own insulin to lower blood sugar in people with T2D.
  • Lipoic Acid is so good that it has been found to work at improving Diabetes in only 4 weeks of supplementation.
  • Early studies have also shown that just 5 weeks of lipoic acid supplementation of 600-1800mg daily significantly improves stabbing pain, burning pain and numbness of the feet.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

  • Studies have shown that Lipoic Acid alongside Acetyl L Carnitine is incredibly beneficial for the cardiovascular system, especially Coronary Artery Disease.
  • It has been shown to be effective for reducing blood pressure

Improves Eye Health

  • Lipoic Acid has been found to help with cataracts due to its ability to protect against oxidative stress in the eye.
  • Studies have also shown it to be beneficial for protecting against glaucoma. This study had patients take either 75mg of lipoic acid daily for 2 months or 150mg of lipoic acid daily for 1 month.
  • Finally, research has shown it to be effective at protecting against retinitis pigmentosa which is quite a serious eye disease that can lead to serious vision loss. At present there is no medical treatment for that so the fact that it can be helped naturally is awesome.

Improves Nervous System

  • Lipoic Acid is an amazing nutrient, as I said before, because it can pass readily into the brain and reach all parts of the nerve cell.
  • Studies have shown that it may be effective for reducing brain damage after a stroke and that although it was an animal study, they lasted for 3 times as long as those that didn’t take the lipoic acid.
  • Lipoic Acid may also protect against AD by increasing the production of acetylcholine in the brain, which is often deficient in Alzheimers patients.
  • Headaches and Migraines may also be a thing of the past if you are taking Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements. Studies have shown that taking 600mg of ALA per day for 3 months results in decreased intensity and frequency of migraines.

Reduces Pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • A study in the Journal of Hand Surgery by Boriani F et al found that postoperative administration of ALA after median nerve decompression may result in a lower incidence of pillar pain from carpal tunnel syndrome.

Improves Fat Loss

  • If you are looking at reducing body fat then Alpha Lipoic Acid may be something you would be interested in.
  • A very recent study that was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology took 103 subjects and were randomised to receive either placebo or ALA (1200mg/day) for a period of 8 weeks. They tested them for body weight, changes in waist circumference, BMI, Lipid Profile and Plasma Leptin Levels.
  • Although no significant differences were noted in cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, HDL levels there was some mild weight loss accompanied by a reduction in waist circumference.
  • Dark, Green Leafy Vegetables.
  • Beef.
  • Organ Meats.
  • Studies have shown dosages ranging from 300 to 1800mg per day.
  • It is a good idea to also supplement with Biotin and B Complex for optimal benefits.
  • Very rare and mild, such as skin rash.
  • Ensure you see a practitioner if you take insulin or other medications to lower blood sugars. Supplementation can enhance the effects of the drugs, leading to hypoglycaemia.
  • Studies have not been done on pregnant women or nursing mothers and therefore definitely consult a practitioner first.
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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.

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

 

Mar 07 2017

LCKL 054 – Should Glutamine Be Taken With Cancer or Not and How Does the Ketogenic Diet Affect It?

Are you dealing with Cancer at the moment and you are confused as to whether a high protein or a high fat diet is better for you… Have you heard about the term gluconeogenesis but don’t understand how that may impact you? If so, then in this episode I will go into the research as to how Glutamine may affect your cancer prognosis.

SHOWNOTES
  • What is Glutamine?
  • What are some Glutamine Deficiency Symptoms?
  • What are the benefits of Glutamine supplementation?
  • The best sources of Glutamine…
  • The best type of Glutamine to take…
  • How much Glutamine you should take…
  • Any side effects you may experience…
  • Controversies – Why you should take Glutamine with cancer; and
  • Controversies – Why you should not take Glutamine with cancer.
TRANSCRIPT
What is Glutamine?Deficiency SymptomsBenefitsSourcesTypesDosagesSide EffectsControversiesConclusions
  • L Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is needed by your body. This means that your body will synthesize sufficient amounts of glutamine by itself, but during periods of stress, the demand for it increases and it must be obtained from the diet and/or supplementation.
  • It is a glucogenic amino acid which means that it is converted to alpha keto acids and then to glucose, which explains why it is important that you do not eat a high protein diet but actually a high fat diet. Otherwise, protein can be converted to sugar with the use of the process gluconeogenesis.
  • The most relevant glutamine producing tissue is the muscle mass, which actually accounts for 90% of the glutamine synthesized. However, it is also released in small amounts in the lungs and brain.
  • Although a very important amino acid there is some controversy about using Glutamine in the case of cancer and in regards to the ketogenic diet.
  • This is something I will be going into now.
  • Decreased interest in Intimacy;
  • Inability to concentrate;
  • Low energy, both mentally and physically;
  • Increase in cravings;
  • A feeling of being not alert.

Improves Gastrointestinal Health

  • It is a vital nutrient for the intestines to repair and rebuild.
  • Helps to heal stomach ulcers and leaky gut syndrome. Studies have shown that as glutamine is a main fuel source of the small intestine, it can heal leaky gut in many instances.
  • Balances mucus production, therefore helping with constipation, ibs and diarrhea.
  • If you have any sort of digestive issues, then L-Glutamine is possibly one of the best supplements you can take. Some common issues that respond particularly well to supplementation include:
    • IBS;
    • Crohns Disease;
    • Ulcerative Colitis;
    • Diverticulosis;
    • Diverticulitis;
    • Leaky Gut; or
    • Any conditions associated with leaky gut like joint pain, rosacea, autoimmunity.

Improves Immunity

  • Studies have shown that L-Glutamine can also benefit the body by regulating your IgA response and therefore lowers food sensitivities and allergies.
  • It also helps to normalise the effects of the TH2 Immune Response which stimulates inflammatory cytokines.
  • Therefore L-Glutamine can actually help with healing food sensitivities.

Brain Health

  • An essential neurotransmitter in the brain that helps with memory, focus and concentration.
  • Glutamine boosts brain function by increasing glutamic acid and gamma aminobutyric acid, which are two of the most important neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • It also detoxes your brain of metabolic residues and therefore improves its brain function. This helps increase energy and attention and will therefore make learning and cognitive function a lot better.

Detoxification

  • L-Glutamine cleanses the body from high levels of Ammonia by converting the excess into other amino acids, amino sugars and urea.

Muscle Growth and Fitness

  • Helps to promote muscle growth and decrease muscle wasting.
  • Helps improve athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise.
  • During an intense workout, your body requires a lot more glutamine than it normally would as the body becomes stressed and your muscles and tendons will require extra.
  • By supplementing with L-Glutamine your muscles will be able to fight and push a bit further which will improve your performance.
  • Glutamine improves muscle hydration, therefore allowing your body to recover quicker from intense training sessions.
  • If you are doing intense exercise you must take it regularly as it can take a week or so to fully fill your stores up with glutamine.

Fat Loss

  • Improves metabolism by increasing the level of Human Growth Hormone by up to 400%.
  • Curbs cravings for sugar and alcohol.
  • Improves diabetes and blood sugars.
  • Grass Fed Beef;
  • Bone Broth;
  • Dairy;
  • Spinach;
  • Parsley;
  • Red Cabbage;
  • Wild Caught Fish;
  • Free Range Poultry.

Pure  L Glutamine – This is in the free form and must be taken with food for proper absorption.

Alanyl L Glutamine – One amino acid attached to another which therefore makes it easier to digest. It is able to be taken on an empty stomach.

It is recommended that you take up to 10g of L-Glutamine per day, however make sure it is balanced with other amino acids. That is, unless you have cancer, in which case you have to listen on and see whether it applies to you.

Side effects are very rare but occasionally it can cause upset stomach or nausea and therefore it is best to take it after eating and not on an empty stomach.

Against Taking It

  • Many cancer cells can actually rely on Glutamine as a fuel source instead of sugars.
  • This is one reason why the ketogenic diet can be exceptional in treating many cancers.
  • A proper ketogenic diet will moderate protein levels and in the case of therapeutic ketogenic diets (such as for treating cancers or epilepsy) can actually be low in protein.
  • Therefore as much as 90-95% can be fat based on a therapeutic keto diet for advanced stage cancers.
  • According to an article that was published in the huffington post by Aidan Goggins, there are a number of reasons why glutamine may halt our ability to defend and/or destroy cancer cells.
    • It Blocks Oxidative Stress – Although this may sound like a good thing, and in many cases it is, it is not necessarily so with cancer cells. Free radicals play an important role in cell regulation and in promoting oncogenic stress. This is important with cancer cells because the increased free radicals in cancer cells causes a DNA damage response, which in the end can cause cell death.
    • Stops Cell Repair/Autophagy – Macroautophagy is the degradation and recycling of unnecessary and dysfunctional components and is therefore a very important mechanism for responding to cell damage. It is a catabolic process and it is activated by metabolic stress such as that found in extended fasting (please see my Water Fasting Course for further information). When consuming protein (i.e. Glutamine) it activates the signalling protein mTORC1 and suppresses autophagy.
    • It Buffers The Cell – Cells are required to be kept at a minimum pH for survival. However, cancer cells are dependent on the production of acidic lactate (from glutamine and glucose), which will lower intracellular pH to a dangerous level unless something is available to neutralise this excess acid. When glutamine is metabolised, ammonia will be produced, which is the key in the cancer cells acid resistance and for ensuring its survival. It is believed that cancer cells are actually addicted to glutamine and can increase substantially with the ingestion of it and cannot survive without it. Another reason to get onto a ketogenic diet. Eliminate both sugar and glutamine.

 For Taking It

  • There have been experts out there that believe it is perfectly safe to take glutamine during cancer treatments as the cancer cells possess a deterioration of the Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex and Oxidative Phosphorylation pathway, therefore suggests that the peripheral use is limited with oral doses.
  • They therefore believe that glutamine is safe to use in most cancer types, except that of brain tumors.
  • They believe that as cancer and radiation can cause GI Damage, glutamine should definitely be implemented to heal the gut.
  • It is believed that cachexia resulting from cancer treatments can deplete the glutamine pool and therefore requires the addition of supplementation.
  • It is said that in order to improve the safety of glutamine supplementation during active cancer, carbohydrate restriction should be implemented as well (i.e. ketogenic diet).
  • The controversy exists though because when you are low in glutamine, your immune system may not be as functional to fight the effects of cancer treatments etc.
  • If I were diagnosed with cancer, I believe that I would maintain a very high fat therapeutic ketogenic diet and would make my protein very low.
  • I would avoid glutamine but instead try to boost my immune system in other ways (herbals, nutrition etc).
  • However, remember that everybody is different and glutamine does come with some benefits. It is a personal choice as to whether the benefits outweigh the complications.
  • The jury is still out on this. I will continue to research and as I do, I will continue to educate you regarding it.
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Feb 03 2017

LCKL 051 – Leucine – The Rock Star Amino Acid That Can Boost Muscle Growth Considerably…

Are you wanting to lose body fat and build muscle then Leucine may just be the amino acid you should consider implementing in your diet. The most powerful branch chain amino acid is not only Ketogenic but also incredibly powerful.

  • What Leucine is;
  • Sources of Leucine;
  • Symptoms of Leucine Deficiency;
  • How Leucine affects Muscle;
  • How Leucine affects Longevity;
  • How Leucine affects Fat Loss;
  • How Leucine affects Cholesterol Levels;
  • How Leucine affects Glucose Levels;
  • How Leucine can boost Exercise Recovery;
  • Side Effects of Leucine Supplementation;
  • Correct Dosages of Leucine;
  • Toxicity of Leucine; and
  • Supplements that Leucine is beneficial to be taken with.
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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.
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…

  • 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… In fact, you will find the “Beginners Guide to Essential Vitamins” which I have added, as well as a report on “Dosages for Vitamin E”.
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“Beginners Guide To Essential Vitamins” (Inside Inner Circle)

“Dosages of Vitamin E” (Inside Inner Circle)

 

Jan 23 2017

LCKL 046 – Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin that helps to Boost Immunity, Fight Depression, Boost Fat Loss and Even Protect Against Cancer

Are you suffering from Joint Pain or Frequent Colds and Infections? Do you fail to get out of the sun or you just don’t have sufficient sun around you? If so, then it is possible that you are Vitamin D Deficient. Vitamin D Deficiency can lead to increased risk of heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases and even obesity. Do yourself a favor and get yourself checked, but first listen to this episode…

  • What Vitamin D Is;
  • Why you should take Vitamin D3 and not Vitamin D2;
  • The best way to optimise the Vitamin D you get from the sun;
  • Symptoms you may experience if you are Vitamin D Deficient;
  • Possible Causes of low Vitamin D;
  • General Benefits of Vitamin D;
  • How Vitamin D helps to Boost Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis;
  • How Vitamin D decreases the risk of Multiple Sclerosis and other Autoimmune Conditions;
  • How Vitamin D helps decrease the risk of Type II Diabetes;
  • How Vitamin D decreases risk of Obesity;
  • How Vitamin D lowers rates of Depression;
  • How Vitamin D decreases Respiratory Infections;
  • How Vitamin D decreases Cardiovascular Disease;
  • How to get your Vitamin D levels tested; and
  • The dosages you should take to help optimise your health.
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. 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 2 new cheat sheets – 1 which will tell you the amount of sun exposure you require for different areas around the world and the other will tell you dosages of Vitamin D you require for different conditions.
  1. Go and get yourself tested for Vitamin D levels and see if your level is between 50ng/mL and 100 ng/mL. If not, start to make sure you are getting sufficient sun and/or supplement with a good quality Vitamin D3 supplement. It must be Vitamin D3 and not Vitamin D2 as it can not be absorbed efficiently. You can go to http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/onlinestore and find a vitamin d3 supplement that is able to be sent internationally.
  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”

Jens Recommended Online Store that delivers Internationally

Jan 20 2017

LCKL 045 – Co-Enzyme Q10 – Powerful Energy Supplement You May Require to Combat Fatigue, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and More…

Co-Enzyme Q10 is a fat soluble nutrient that is important as an antioxidant and for the correct functioning of the mitochondria, and therefore in production of energy. It has also been found to be useful in combatting diabetes, insulin resistance and PCOS.

  • What CoEnzyme Q10 is;
  • The main sources of CoEnzyme Q10;
  • 17 Symptoms of CoQ10 Deficiency;
  • 4 Factors that reduce your synthesis or production of CoQ10;
  • 7 General Benefits of Co Enzyme Q10;
  • How CoEnzyme Q10 Affects 9 Different Conditions (As Researched):
    • Liver Injury;
    • PCOS;
    • Heart Failure;
    • Myopathy;
    • Migraines;
    • Parkinson’s Disease;
    • Diabetes Mellitus;
    • Peridontal Disease; and
    • Cancer
  • Correct Dosages of CoEnzyme Q10;
  • 4 Drugs that are contraindicated with Coenzyme Q10.
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. 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 a good dose of Coenzyme Q10. You can also go to http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/onlinestore and find a coenzyme q10 supplement that is able to be sent internationally.
  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”

Jens Recommended Online Store that delivers Internationally

Dessicated Liver Capsules

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

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…
FULL PODCAST TRANSCRIPT

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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

 

Jan 13 2017

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

Choline is an important nutrient that is useful for boosting exercise performance, brain health and child development. It is particularly high in pastured eggs and so is particularly high in the ketogenic diet. To learn more about what Choline is and why we may become choline deficient.

  • What Choline is;
  • Reasons For Choline Deficiency;
  • Symptoms of Choline Deficiency;
  • Benefits of Choline;
  • Sources of Choline;
  • Supplementation of Choline;
  • Dosages of Choline;
  • Folate – A Critical Nutrient For Absorption of Choline; and
  • Toxicity of Choline.
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. Go to http://www.lowcarbketoliving.com/choline and see if it is a supplement you would like to start taking. Ensure you are eating sufficient foods high in choline and make sure that your children are as well. Heal that Leaky Gut and if you haven’t listened to it yet make sure you listen to my episode on Leaky Gut.
  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…
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Jan 09 2017

LCKL 038 – The Power of L-Arginine for Athletic Performance, Insulin Sensitivity, Heart Health and 6 Other Amazing Benefits

What is Arginine? Is it an Essential Amino Acid or a Non Essential Amino Acid? In this episode you will be learning exactly what Nitric Oxide really is and 9 Benefits towards L-Arginine. If you do happen to take L-Arginine then this episode is for you.

  • What Arginine is – Is it an essential Amino Acid or a Non Essential Amino Acid;
  • Three amino acids require Arginine for its production;
  • What Nitric Oxide is;
  • Relationship between Nitric Oxide and L-Arginine;
  • Benefit #1 of L-Arginine – Fights Inflammation;
  • Benefit #2 of L-Arginine – Improves Cardiovascular Health;
  • Benefit #3 of L-Arginine – Improves Guy Health and Fights Infection;
  • Benefit #4 of L-Arginine – Improves Immunity;
  • Benefit #5 of L-Arginine – Improves Impotence, Erectile Dysfunction and Male Infertility;
  • Benefit #6 of L-Arginine – Improves Kidney Function;
  • Benefit #7 of L-Arginine – Improves Athletic Performance;
  • Benefit #8 of L-Arginine – Improves Brain Health;
  • Benefit #9 of L-Arginine – Improves Insulin Sensitivity;
  • The causes of low Arginine levels;
  • Correct Dosages of L-Arginine Supplementation;
  • Side Effects of taking L-Arginine;
  • Contraindications to L-Arginine Supplementation;
  • Top Food Sources of L-Arginine; and
  • My favourite L-Arginine Supplement available on Amazon.
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… In fact you will receive a free report in your members area entitled “Your Complete Guide To Amino Acids” as soon as it is published (by mid Jan 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. Read over the research associated with this episode and see if L-Arginine could benefit you in any way. Make sure you are consuming foods that are included in the list and purchase yourself some supplementation if required.

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…

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living Inner Circle

Correct Dosages of Arginine

Recommended L-Arginine

Dec 28 2016

LCKL 035 – 13 Benefits of Taking Acetyl L Carnitine – Potent Fat Burner and More…

Are you looking for something extra that may help you with your athletic performance or maybe help you with that slumped energy? Are you wanting to kickstart that fat loss or get over that plateau? If your answer to these questions is a resounding yes, then this episode is for you. I will discuss what this amazing supplement is, the dosage you should be taking to receive optimal benefits as well as 13 different benefits it promises.

  • What Acetyl L Carnitine is;
  • What dosage of Acetyl L Carnitine you should be taking;
  • How Acetyl L Carnitine helps prevent you from storing fat – especially visceral fat, and helps you to burn fat at the same time;
  • How Carnitine can help regulate blood glucose control;
  • How Carnitine is particularly effective at enhancing athletic performance and improving recovery after heavy exercise sessions;
  • How Carnitine can help build more and better quality muscle;
  • How 8 Other Conditions/Functions are improved with the consumption of Acetyl L Carnitine;
  • The most common nutritional sources of Acetyl L Carnitine (Hint: Great for us on Keto); 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. Sign up for the FREE Inner Circle Membership. By doing so you will be notified once the book is out and you may even snag yourself a FREE copy.

2. Get your own Acetyl L Carnitine supplement and Omega 3 Fatty Acid supplement. I have sourced reputable supplements from amazon so you can click the links or else go to the local health food shop and they should be able to help you out. As fatty acids help to get the carnitine into the cells (as discussed in this episode) without the use of insulin, I have sourced out a good quality omega 3 supplement for you to use.

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…

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RESOURCES

Low Carb Keto Living INNER CIRCLE

Acetyl L Carnitine

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

 

 

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