10 Graphs That Show the Power of a Ketogenic Diet

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is a proven way to lose weight (1). It also has powerful benefits against type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and may even help treat cancer (2, 3, 4). Additionally, it has been used to treat epilepsy since the 1920s (2). Here are 10 graphs that show the many powerful…

Adverse Reactions to Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised

As the ketogenic diet gains popularity, it’s important to have a balanced discussion regarding the merits of this diet. Let me emphasize right out of the gate that this is not a diet without merits (excuse the double negative); in fact, it has significant therapeutic potential for some clinical pathologies. However, it is also a…

The Ketogenic Diet and Bodybuilding

If you are, or are interested in becoming, a bodybuilder, then you may have seen resources suggesting that a ketogenic diet and bodybuilding can compliment each other really well. Whether your interest in bodybuilding is at a competitive level or you simply want to look ripped, a ketogenic diet can really help you achieve your…

Eating only low-carb foods can have similar effect on brain

Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite. Going low-carb might even mimic the effects of GHB – the recreational drug better known as fantasy, liquid ecstasy or grievous bodily harm – on the brain. To understand why we need to look at how the body…

My Top 5 Tips to Make it Easy to Start a Keto Diet

So you’re thinking about starting a ketogenic diet, but feeling a little overwhelmed? Or perhaps you’ve tried a keto diet, but have struggled to stay on track or lose weight? Or maybe you just can’t seem to figure out all the math? And maybe you keep tweaking your approach because all the info out there…

5 things I wish I knew before going keto

My husband Declan and I are currently eating keto. Why? Well keto is the new black. Everyone’s talking keto and what better way to test out the new craze then to embark on the keto way of living. So we set ourselves an eight week experiment to lower our carbs, increase our good fat and…

The 11 Most Common Keto Side Effects

The 11 Most Common Keto Side Effects

The ketogenic diet is a powerful new tool to hit the mainstream recently. This style of eating has substantial data behind it showing that it can boost fat-burning, reduce inflammation, boost cognitive performance, and more. What has not been covered quite enough are common keto side effects and how you can avoid them to make…

Side Effects on the Ketogenic Diet: Identification and Treatment

History of the diet and its side effects Perhaps one of the least discussed but most important of the changes in ketogenic diet research in the past decade has been the identification of its side effect profile. During the 1920s and 1930s, when the ketogenic diet was one of the most popular anticonvulsant therapies, side…

7 Healthy Low-Carb Meals in Under 10 Minutes

I get asked what I eat all the time, so I thought it would be a good idea to write an article with some of my go-to meals. I’m not the most creative guy in the kitchen and usually use only a handful of ingredients. My meals can be prepared in under 10 minutes… but…

Is a Vegan Ketogenic diet Possible ?

Your friend the vegan Picture this. Your friend the vegan who’s always up on the latest plant-based superfood suddenly mentions wanting to try this thing called a ketogenic diet – more specifically, a vegan ketogenic diet. You’re told a ketogenic diet is super high in fat and very low in carbs. Because you’re a good…