Keto Diet: Revisiting This Fad … Again

The true ketogenic diet is a medical treatment to be supervised by a doctor or licensed dietitian. For a short list of specific medical maladies. For a limited period of time. It is not designed to be used by just anyone and everyone as a daily diet. True, the human body can be “tricked” into a ketogenic state (switching from carbohydrates to fats for primary fuel source). But that adaptation is an emergency state, not a natural state. Much like the body adapting to infections by developing fevers. Check out this link for a brief discussion on the potential dangers of a keto lifestyle.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/should-you-try-the-keto-diet

Commentary: One Day … One Step … At A Time

We often become overly excited about getting healthy and start by making too many changes overnight. Unfortunately, this usually becomes overwhelming and difficult to sustain long-term. A better method of behavior change for most of us is to find and implement small changes, one or two at a time. It becomes easier when we realize that wellness is not a destination. It is a lifestyle. Click the link here to read about one woman’s successful journey with a series of small steps.

A lot of small changes add up….

Exercise: Condition The Core … From The Back

Exercise is medicine. And relief for certain ailments can come from unusual, seemingly unconnected exercise movements. However, the back—especially the lower back—is part of the body’s core. It is often neglected as part of core conditioning, though. Visit this link for a review of exercise movements which strengthen the back and, ultimately, the core.

https://www.acefitness.org/education-and-resources/professional/expert-articles/3092/5-stomach-flattening-exercises-that-reduce-low-back-pain

Nutrition: Control Those Cravings

Food cravings are the bane of healthful eating plans. Once we learn to control our cravings—and make no mistake, we all have them—we are well on our way to a healthy lifestyle. Click this link for a few tips to get these urges under control.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13708075-4-foolproof-ways-to-outsmart-your-cravings-forever/