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

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/

Sodium: A Reduction Plan

Sodium (salt) is a deadly, addictive food additive. We should have no salt in our cupboards. Most foods already have enough sodium, without our shaking more salt on them. Read this linked article from Harvard University to learn a few ways to consume less salt.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/simple-swaps-to-eat-less-salt

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Nutrition: Enjoy Your Meat And Dairy … Maybe

More recent research suggests that dairy products and red meat are not necessarily the evil dietary transgessors they have been perceived for decades. In the linked article, below, published last week, several recent research projects may now allow more unprocessed red meat and dairy to be added to our healthy nutrition plans. The key point: unprocessed products. Just like other unprocessed foods.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322911.php

Nutrition: Beware The Generic “Personalization”

For a high cost—and sometimes a biological sample—some entrepreneurs promise to build our very own, individualized nutrition plan, according to our unique body chemistry. Wow. Sounds great! Right? Well … not so fast. According to this linked article from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, much of the success of these personal services may be the result of following the zero cost advice of standard dietary guidelines: reduce added sugar and refined grains … and eat more fruits and vegetables.

https://www.nutritionaction.com/daily/how-to-diet/when-nutrition-gets-personal/