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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The biggest keto mistake you can make

One of the most common cause of failure when starting a keto diet is the lack of electrolytes. Keto flu, headache, weakness, light headedness, all are mostly do to not getting enough electrolytes. But why this happens? First of all, in the last two decades the mainstream message from health authorities was to reduce salt intake, and most people use it very sparingly on their food. Eating keto means avoiding most industrially processed food, that is usually very rich in sodium, but also you have to keep in mind that while in ketosis your body doesn’t retain as much water as on a high carb diet. Expelling more water means… Read More

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Not enough vitamin D will make you fat (and sick)

We are lucky bastards here in Australia. We live in one of the most wonderful country in the world, we have an abundance of great produces and high quality food, amazing sceneries and some of the most liveable cities. We have plenty of sunshine, too, but amazingly most of the population suffers from low levels of vitamin D. And that’s not good, not good at all. Vitamin D is incredibly important for our health, and it plays a number of roles in the human body. It’s mostly produced when the sunshine hits our skin, though, and only in the central hours of the day. There are plenty of studies that… Read More

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Why you need Vitamin D

I’m not a big fan of vitamins and other supplements, I believe that a proper diet can supply almost all the micronutrients needed for a healthy life. Fatty cuts of grass fed beef are one of the most nutrient dense food on Earth, liver once a week is a great way to add all the vitamin B12 you need, plus the best possible form of vitamin A (no, carrots don’t have any vitamin A), folic acid and iron. But when our ancestors moved from the sunny savannah to different latitudes, they started suffering from the lack of vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced by our body through exposure to the… Read More

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The importance of magnesium supplementation on a low carb diet

I don’t generally suggest the use of integrators, most of them are just a waste of money and a well balanced low carb or keto diet can usually provide most of the vitamins and minerals necessary for our wellbeing. That said, the modern lifestyle and the decrease content of micronutrients in crops could cause a deficiency of some elements, and a recent research explains how a magnesium deficiency can most likely go undiagnosed. A lab test for magnesium deficiency usually measure the serum content of this mineral, but more than 99% of magnesium in our body is intracellular and as so not measured. The risks of a magnesium deficiency aren’t… Read More

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Fight autoimmune diseases with baking soda, a research

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease. This is the sum of a new research published by the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, and it brings justice to all the nonnas that used to drink a glass of water with half a spoon of bicarb soda every night. Not only baking soda is a great alternative to antacids, it’s extremely cheap and has no sugar, but a daily dose may help reduce inflammation and thus improve the condition of people with rheumatoid arthritis. The sodium bicarbonate seems to stimulate the mesothelial cells in the spleen to signal the organ that the body… Read More

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Your body needs salt!

I’m a lucky guy. I was born in Tuscany, and when I was a kid skipping school meant walking around the streets of Florence or hanging on the Ponte Vecchio, admiring the lazy Arno river and having some merenda at one of the many local delis. Now, you should know that Tuscany if famous for two things (food wise, I’m not talking about art and culture here!): bread without salt and smallgoods made with very liberal amount of salt. OK Marco, stop reminiscing and go straight to the point: is salt important on a keto diet? no, it isn’t just important, it’s paramount! And yet, many people – especially in… Read More

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Should I use exogenous ketones to be in ketosis?

The beauty of the keto diet is that you don’t need to buy any special food, integrator or expensive coaching to loose weight and improve you health. Yes, there are some vitamin and minerals that could be good for you (more in another article), but at the end of the day you just need to ditch the carbs and use the amount of fats in your diet as a leverage to reach your goal, that being weight loss, athletic performances improvement or muscle gain. It’s that simple. Now, I like being in ketosis because of the health benefits, the amount of energy available all day long, the mental acuity, the… Read More

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