Site Map for Ketogenic Diet Resources

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Ketogenic Diet Plan

  • Antioxidant Foods: Antioxidant foods are foods which provide chemicals which act to repair or prevent oxidative damage in the body. How does a ketogenic diet impact these foods?
  • Atkins Diet: The Atkins diet is by far the most famous ketogenic diet.The diet was developed by the late Robert C. Atkins, M.D. in the late 1980s, and it has been the focal point of the unfounded criticism over low carb diets.
  • Atkins Induction: Atkins induction is the first phase of the Atkins diet, and it is often associated with the symptoms of adapting to a low carb diet. Here's a quick list on minimizing the side effects.
  • Best Weight Loss Program: Here's why a ketogenic diet is the best choice for losing weight. It addresses and corrects the underlying hormonal reasons for weight gain.
  • Best Way to Lose Weight: Here's a step by step plan for using a ketogenic diet to lose weight.
  • Weight Loss Plateau: Here's my weight loss story and tips on breaking a low carb weight loss plateau.
  • Calorie Counting: Calorie counting is not really necessary on a ketogenic diet. As long as you keep your carbohydrate intake super low, and your protein intake moderate, you shouldn't have to worry about calories.
  • Complex Carbs: Dietitians advise their clients that complex carbs are are an important part of the diet. These "good carbs" are the "quality" carbs and are the healthiest foods to eat. But is that true?
  • Counting Carbs: Counting carbs is easy to do. Here are some tips on how to count accurately.
  • Daily Protein Requirement: Here's a chart which shows how much protein you should be eating on a daily basis for optimal health.
  • Facts About Vitamins: Warnings about vitamin deficiencies on ketogenic diets abound, so let's look at the facts about vitamins in relation to a ketogenic diet.
  • How To Stop Sugar Cravings: Suggestions and tips on how to overcome the sugar monster and get control of your eating habits.
  • Gluten Intolerance Symptoms: One of the best things about a ketogenic diet is that is cuts grain from your diet, and resolves many of the vague symptoms associated with gluten intolerance.
  • High Intensity Interval Training: High intensity interval training (HIIT) is exercise which is brief, infrequent, and intense. It has different metabolic effects than low intensity exercise, like long walks or slow jogs, or an hour on the stairmaster at a slow rate.
  • High Carb Foods: Here's a list of high carb foods which should be avoided on a ketogenic diet.
  • Hypoglycemia: hypoglycemia is a condition in which the body reacts to a perceived catastrophic drop in blood sugar. It's a common reaction when starting a lower carb diet and results in a woozy, shaky feeling usually accompanied by a racing heart feeling.
  • Ketogenic Diet Benefits: The list of ketogenic diet benefits is a long, happy one. Here's what to expect the first month after switching to a ketogenic diet plan.
  • Ketogenic Diet MenuThis page has a few examples of a daily ketogenic diet menu. It all about eating controlled portions of meat, as much fat as you like, and low carb veggies.
  • Ketogenic Foods: Ketogenic foods are essentially just whole, real foods. They are usually higher in fat, moderate in protein levels and very low in carb.
  • Lean Body Mass: Lean body mass (LBM) equals the total weight of a person’s bone and muscles minus their fat weight. Find out how a ketogenic diet preserves LBM.
  • Low Carb Diet Side Effects: Low carb diet side effects aren't that bad if you understand why they happen and how to minimize them.
  • Low Carb Dieting Myths: these myths are some of the most pervasive about low carb, ketogenic diets. I do my best to debunk them.
  • Low Carb Diet Plans: My recommendations for the best ketogenic low carb diets.
  • Low Carb Food List: Here’s a low carb food list and the buying techniques I use which will help you buy ketogenic foods that are clean, whole and offer the best nutrition.
  • Low Carb Grocery List: Here’s a low carb grocery list to help you stock your kitchen the low carb way.
  • Magnesium Deficiency: The list of health problems associated with a magnesium deficiency is a long one. Are you at risk?
  • Magnesium Rich Foods: Eating more of these foods will help you keep your magnesium intake at healthy levels.
  • Natural Supplements: Many of the reasons for taking these natural supplements have to do with supporting cellular respiration. Your health depends on the health of your cells and mitochondrial function within them.
  • Printable Food Diary: Use this diary to track your food intake, carb counts, protein and fat intake, exercise and other details of your diet plan.
  • Protein Power Diet: My favorite ketogenic diet docs created this diet. The book is actually fun to read.
  • Rabbit Starvation: Rabbit starvation is a type of malnutrition associated with lean protein intake without fat to balance the diet.
  • Vitamin C Deficiency: Fears over a vitamin c deficiency is one reason that people worry about when embarking on a ketogenic diet. However, it has been shown in several scientific studies that this fear is unfounded.
  • Zero Carb Diet: A zero carb diet is a diet in which no carbohydrate at all is eaten. It is an extreme form of the ketogenic diet, and not recommended for various reasons.

Ketogenic Science

  • Dawn Phenomenon: This may be the reason for elevated fasting blood sugars in the morning.
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Diabetic ketoacidosis is an abnormal form of benign dietary ketosis. It's a danger mostly to people with type 1 diabetes, but it can also happen to people with type 2 diabetes under certain circumstances.
  • Gluconeogenesis: Gluconeogenesis is a metabolic process of making glucose, a necessary body fuel, from noncarbohydrate sources such as protein (amino acids), lactate from the muscles and the glycerol component of fatty acids.
  • Ketoacidosis: Some doctors think that a ketogenic diet is dangerous because they confuse ketoacidosis, an extremely abnormal form of ketosis, with the normal benign dietary ketosis associated with ketogenic diets and fasting states in the body.
  • Ketosis Symptoms: Ketosis symptoms are driven by the way the body gets rid of the ketone bodies building up in the blood stream.
  • Ketosis: Ketosis is a cellular process which gets ramped up when you switch to eating a ketogenic diet.
  • Insulin Resistant: Being told you are insulin resistant doesn't mean much unless you understand what that implies, and how it effects your health.
  • Metabolic Pathways: The metabolic pathways in the body are involved in the digestion and absorption of the carbohydrates, proteins and fats we eat, and are critical in the maintenance of our health and well being.
  • Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome, or Syndrome X, is a term coined to describe a constellation of health symptoms related to insulin resistance in the body.
  • Why We Get Fat: Here's an big picture view of why we get fat and how high intensity interval training and a ketogenic, low carb diet can help with fat loss.

Using the Ketogenic Diet to Treat Disease

  • Alzheimers Disease: Studies on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers disease have demonstrated that the ketogenic diet may not only provide some relief of symptoms, but could also reverse some of the brain cell death processes associated with these diseases.
  • Autism: Research and treatments involving an autism diet are gaining acceptance.  The ketogenic diet in particular is showing promise as an effective option.
  • Cancer Research: During our 40 year "War on Cancer", survival rates for people diagnosed with cancers has changed very little. Why is that?
  • Cancer Treatments: Mainstream cancer treatments are expensive, dangerous and not all that effective. What if a ketogenic diet is more effective, and if so, how does it work? I also have written an eBook on using a ketogenic diet to treat cancer.
  • Cancer Diet ebook: The ketogenic diet is a natural, non toxic, science based cancer diet which can be used for cancer prevention and treatment management. It works because cancer cells are dependent upon a constant supply of blood sugar (glucose) to stay alive and while normal cells can use ketones as an alternative fuel, cancer cells can’t. The "Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet" eBook offers 120 pages of the latest information on this therapy.
  • What Causes Cancer: Even after 50 years of research, nobody has the definitive answer on what causes cancer. There are few facts which make interesting "food for thought"on the subject.
  • Causes of Coronary Heart Disease: Most mainstream medical people will tell you that cholesterol and saturated fat cause heart disease. But it just ain't so.
  • What Causes Heart Disease: Here's a list of the true causes of heart disease, and it has nothing to do with fat or cholesterol.
  • Controlling Diabetes: The primary objective of any diabetes diet plan for controlling diabetes should be the improvement of diabetic health markers.
  • Contraindications list for the ketogenic diet:  If you have any of these conditions, you should not start a ketogenic diet, or start on without a medical professional's guidance.
  • Dangers of a low carb diet:  The most common myths on the dangers of low carb diets and especially those associated with ketogenic diets are propagated by dietitians and physicians who haven't familarized themselves with the details of how a low carb, ketogenic diet actually works. 
  • Diabetes Treatment: The best diabetes treatment is a plan which gets back to the basics, and that's where a ketogenic diet shines. It treats diabetes at the root cause, and is a much safer, more effective plan than injecting insulin to counteract the consumption of high carb foods.
  • Diabetic Diet: Following a "recommended" diabetic diet is difficult for many newly diagnosed diabetics because so many new lifestyle changes must be learned, and old food habits must be broken.
  • Diabetes Diet ebookConquer Type 2 Diabetes with a Ketogenic Diet provides the practical information you need to implement the diet in combination with insulin therapy, diabetic medication and exercise. Coauthored with Dr. Keith Runyan, a physician who treats his own type 1 diabetes with a ketogenic diet (his HbA1c is 5.0) the book contains over 200 pages of referenced, applicable information
  • Diabetic Meal Plan: A successful diabetic meal plan is one that helps a diabetic patient stabilize and reduce blood sugar and insulin levels. Here's how to design a meal plan that works.
  • Epilepsy Treatment: Ketogenic diets are well known in the epilepsy treatment field because they are used with increasing frequency to treat epileptic seizures, especially in children.
  • Epilepsy Diet: An epilepsy diet, also known as a ketogenic diet, is a diet in which the ratio of grams of fat consumed is 3-4 times higher than the grams of protein and carbohydrate consumed.
  • Fatty Liver Disease: Non alcoholic fatty liver disease responds very favorably to a ketogenic diet, because the diet treats the root causes.
  • Ketocal: This product is not a great choice for kids with epilepsy. Here's why.
  • Mental Health: a ketogenic diet can be an effective treatment avenue for depression and other mental disorders.
  • Multiple Sclerosis: The latest research on multiple sclerosis treatment  and the ketogenic diet indicates that the diet can be beneficial for MS patients because it supports and enhances mitochondrial energy pathways and alleviates detrimental energy pathway factors and nerve cell damage which contribute to MS.  What that means is that the capability of a nerve cell to make fuel for itself in a way that is less detrimental is enhanced when one is in ketosis.
  • Parkinsons Disease: a ketogenic diet has been shown in small studies to have a positive effect on Parkinson symptoms.
  • Pre Diabetes: Did you know that many diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes also had pre diabetes symptoms? It's clear that if people with a T2D diagnosis had known ALL of the pre diabetic symptoms for which to watch, it could have helped them avoid being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
  • Weight loss: The best weight loss program for most people is one which they can maintain long term, and which addresses the root cause of the weight gain. This is where a ketogenic diet is most helpful.  The diet addresses, and in most cases, fixes the underlying cause of weight gain:  a hormonal imbalance. Get the steps to start, deal with weight loss plateaus, and read my story about weight struggles. You can also sign up for My Keto Plan, a web based tool we developed to make it easier for people to implement a ketogenic diet for weight loss and health improvements.  

Low Carb Cooking

  • Almond Flour: Almond flour is a tasty, low carb substition for traditional wheat flour.
  • Almond Flour Recipes: these yummy recipes are a good reason to buy and learn about almond flour.
  • Artificial Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners aren't real food, but they can help you stick to a low carb diet when you are craving something sweet. Here's a comparison of the most popular.
  • Low Carb Avocado Recipes: Avocadoes are a great way to get more potassium into your diet.
  • Bacon Mayonnaise: An unusual but tasty recipe.
  • Baked Salmon Recipes: Here's a couple of low carb baked salmon recipes that are delicious and easy to make.
  • Chocolate Chip Muffins: These low carb muffins are truly decadent, but because they are based on almond flour, they are also low carb.
  • Cilantro Pesto: We grow cilantro in our greenhouses and this is a great way to use it. This pesto is excellent over Mexican food.
  • Coconut Macaroon Recipe: These coconut cookies have a great chocolate coconut flavor, and they are good for you too.
  • Cooking Kale: Kale cooking tips and a recipe.
  • Cooking Spaghetti Squash: Spaghetti squash cutting and cooking tips and serving suggestions.
  • Deviled Egg Recipe: this buttery recipe is a sure bet for a potluck or simple get together.
  • Egg Salad Recipe: Here's an egg salad with a tasty twist.
  • Hollandaise Sauce Recipe: Ah, Hollandaise Sauce - it makes the world a better place. Here's my favorite version.
  • Homemade Chicken Broth: This recipe is excellent for sipping increase your potassium and sodium intake.
  • How to Bake Bacon: Here's a quick and easy way to cook bacon.
  • How to Cook Spaghetti Squash: Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta and potatoes. Here's how to get started using it.
  • Kale Chips: This recipe for using kale is easy and surprisingly delicious. If you are craving potato chips, try these instead.
  • Low Carb Appetizers: These low carb appetizers are quick, easy and delicious.
  • Low Carb Barbecue SauceHere's a tasty low carb barbecue sauce that will fit the bill when you want a big plate of pulled pork.
  • Low Carb Bread: This low carb bread is versatile and tasty. I make small and large rolls and use them to accompany soup, or as a sandwich base.
  • Low Carb Breakfast Recipes: Low carb breakfast recipes seem to be stumbling block for many people starting a ketogenic diet. These suggestions and recipes should help.
  • Low Carb Chicken Recipes: Here are some delicious chicken recipes that are great any day of the week.
  • Low Carb Dessert Recipes: Here are a few high fat, low carb dessert recipes for when you want a little something.
  • Low Carb Fruit: Here's a list of the fruit with carbs per serving. Use them for smoothies and quick low carb desserts.
  • Cheesy Low Carb Meatloaf recipe: This meatloaf recipe is truly decadent! The center of the meatloaf contains a cheddar and cream cheese mixture that melts in your mouth!
  • Low Carb Italian Meatballs: Sure to please any Italian food lover.
  • Low Carb Meatballs: Most low carb meatballs require some kind of carby bread or cracker addition. This recipe doesn't, and you won't even miss it.
  • Low Carb Meatloaf: Most low carb meatloafs are bland, but this recipes has lots of flavor.
  • Low Carb Mixed Drinks: If you got a hankering for a martini or a pina colada without the carbs, check out these recipes.
  • Low Carb Muffins: These muffin recipes are based on almond flour, so they are delicious and low carb.
  • Low Carb Pie Crust This pie crust recipe is the base I use for most of my low carb appetizer recipes.
  • Low Carb Pizza: Here's a truly unique recipe for sausage pizza. Believe me, once you taste it, you'll be buying the ingredients to make it again.
  • Low Carb Pizza Crust: Most low carb pizza crust recipes use soy flour, which I think tastes like dirt. I guarantee this recipe tastes way better!
  • Low Carb Quiche Recipes: I make a couple of these low carb quiche recipes every Sunday and have a slice every day for breakfast, which saves me lots of time in the morning and makes it easy to stay on a ketogenic diet plan.
  • Low Carb Recipes: These low carb recipes are tried and true favorites at our house, and perfect for a ketogenic diet plan.
  • Low Carb Salad Dressing: These salad dressings go great with any kind of lettuce, and they are yummy.
  • Low Carb Salmon Spread: This salmon spread goes great with any kind of vegetable or low carb cracker. It's a tasty way to increase your omega 3 fat intake.
  • Low Carb Sauces: These low carb sauces are very versatile. Adding one of these tasty sauces to poultry of fish can spruce up a bland low carb meal in a snap.
  • Low Carb Smoothie Recipes: These low carb smoothie recipes are fast and delicious. Enjoy them for breakfast, or as a dessert at the end of a meal.
  • Low Carb Snacks: These snack recipes are great on those nights when you are lounging in front of the television.
  • Low Carb Swedish Meatballs: These meatballs will wow you with flavor.
  • Low Carb Vegetables: This page lists the best low carb vegetables with carbs per serving. Just roast, grill or steam them for a great side dish.
  • Pesto Recipe: This is my favorite pesto recipe because it's delicious and cheaper to make than commercial pesto.
  • Protein Shake Recipes: I love these protein shakes when I'm in a hurry, and want something that's quick and tastes good.
  • Spaghetti Squash Recipes: Spaghetti squash makes a great pasta substitute, and works well with just about any sauce.
  • Spinach Recipes: Eating spinach is a good way to up your intake of potassium, vitamin K and A. These recipes make it easy to get your daily amounts.
  • Spinach Salad Recipe: Including leafy green vegetables like spinach in a low carb diet is essential for getting enough vitamin K and A. This recipe is a delicious way to have your spinach and enjoy it too.
  • Sugar Alcohol Sweeteners: Get the facts about sugar alcohols here. You might be surprised to learn that these sweeteners are "antiketogenic".

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