Electromagnetic fields and oxidative stress

“The results of the recent studies not only clearly demonstrate that EMF exposure triggers oxidative stress in various tissues, but also that it causes significant changes in levels of blood antioxidant markers. Fatigue, headache, decreased learning ability, and cognitive impairment are among the symptoms caused by EMF. The human body should therefore be protected against exposure to EMF because of the risks this can entail.” This is the conclusion of a quite well structured research done three years ago on the effects of electomagnetic fields and oxidative stress. Since then, the average exposure to EMR is significantly increased, and the large scale adoption of 5G in the next future will… Read More

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Can you build muscle mass while on a ketogenic diet?

Not only it’s very possible to build muscle mass while following a ketogenic or low carb diet, but it’s worth noting that most of the early bodybuilder were following a “steak and water” diet most of the year, diet that was pretty much what is now called a carnivore diet. It’s important to note that not all keto diets are the same in terms of efficacy, though: you need a high protein diet, with *at least* 2 grams of proteins per kg of body weight (1 gram per pound approximately), with the best results for most men coming from eating close to 3 grams per kg of body weight. Diet… Read More

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Recipe: chicken liver patè

I’m cooking chicken liver pate for tonight’s dinner, quick and easy it’s great on some seed crackers or – like I do – just scooped with a spoon. Liver is one of the most nutrient dense food, and chicken liver has a much milder flavour than beef or pork, also it usually costs next to nothing… The recipe has approximate quantities, it doesn’t really matter for the final result. Ingredients: – onions – a generous amount of butter – chicken livers – capers – a few salted anchovies – Marsala fine wine or brandy if you mind the carbs (Cognac if you can afford it) – salt & pepper Melt… Read More

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Calories In, Calories Out: myth or truth?

The myth of CICO (Calories In, Calories Out) seems hard to kill. I understand the appeal, it’s catchy, easy to explain and apparently faultless. But it’s not true. Even in the keto community, many are still convinced that a calorie is a calorie and that to lose weight you simply need to calculate your energy expenditure and eat less than that. Simple, right? So, are you really convinced that eating 1,000 calories of sugar has the same effect on your body fat that eating 1,000 calories from chicken breast? It should, a calorie is a calorie after all. A few clinical studies show how eating the same calories but split… Read More

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Constipation on keto: you are doing it wrong!

It’s a touchy subject, and one of the most popular on several keto groups on Facebook. Constipation seems to be one of the common side effects of a ketogenic diet, but is really true? Removing carbohydrates sources from the average Western diet is often compensated by eating more vegetables. Vegetables are good, right? Doctors tell us to eat more and more vegetables, fibre have to be good for us, right? Wait a minute, aren’t they the same doctors who tell us to eat a low fat, high carb diet, avoid saturated fats and use seed oils? I’m afraid the recommendations for more fibre in our diet have pretty much the… Read More

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One, two or three meals per day?

This is another recurrent question amongst people following a keto or low carb diet. Fact is, there is no definitive answer, simply because it all depends on your goals. If you are obese or you have quite a lot of fat to lose, eating twice a day in a restricted window of time is often the best option in the long term, and one meal a day could be even better if your appetite is kept well under control during the day. Eating fewer times, even better if in a short time frame, helps significantly with weight loss, and it’s recommended for the vast majority of the population: that means… Read More

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Is keto used just to lose weight?

Probably the most common misconception about keto is about its purpose. It’s quite understandable that most people would think that a keto diet is used just to lose weight, after all all other diets are seen as a temporary way to reach a certain goal and not a permanent lifestyle. But what many do not understand is that you can be in deep ketosis and actually gain weight! How is that even possible? Well, the whole idea of CICO (Calorie In, Calorie Out) as outlined by the standard definition of calories of each macro nutrient, is flawed, because apart from the caloric intake, the effect of proteins, fats and carbohydrates… Read More

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Healthier for longer with more omega-3 (or with less omega-6)

Higher serum levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are associated with healthy aging in adults, defined as survival without chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, or severe chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests. And while this seems certainly true, it doesn’t mean you must run to your computer to order some omega-3 oil supplement. It’s important to keep in mind that the amount of omega-3  you should get with your diet to get optimal benefits largely depends on your omega-6 consumption. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids have different roles, and they are both beneficial but it’s paramount to keep their ratio to a certain level.… Read More

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Sweden: obese kids have higher rates of metabolic syndrome

More than a quarter (26%) of apparently fit 6-year-old children in Sweden have at least one metabolic risk factor requiring action, according to researchers. Not surprisingly, Dr. Emma Kjellberg of the Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital in Gothenburg found that kids in the higher-weight groups were significantly more likely to be insulin resistant than the normal weight group (28% vs. 5%). This was also the case for high triglycerides (8% vs. 0%). Children with high waist circumferences had significantly higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure than those with normal waist circumferences. If that sounds scary enough, it’s because it is. We are talking about 6 years old kids with all the sign of… Read More

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