Heart Disease remains the #1 killer in the U.S., despite recommendations to eat low-fat. Fear of death seems to be a motivating factor for making a change.
Dairy is best when it is whole and unprocessed. Pasteurization, homogenization, and fat-reducing all degrade milk to virtual junk food.
One interesting component of a keto diet is that - when done properly - there is a specific and measurable biochemical change that happens in the body.
If you are on a quest to avoid sugar and processed carbohydrates, you are doing more for your health than just fitting a smaller pants size.
The more I learn about health and nutrition, the more I realize there are very few statements that can be made which apply to everyone.
The nutrient profile of whole foods is degrading, so sometimes mineral supplements are required like copper, iron, iodine, and manganese.
Also required for health are a range of microminerals – minerals needed in only tiny amounts, but just as essential for normal function.
Almost 100 percent of sodium consumed is actually absorbed into the blood stream. The body is fairly efficient at eliminating excess sodium.
Increasing potassium rich whole foods and decreasing packaged and preserved foods can often normalize blood pressure issues.
Calcium is probably the most well-known – yet least understood – mineral discussed. Also, dairy is not the only efficient source of calcium.