BB2019 – Week 6 begins! – RDA issues

Had an eye popping experience this weekend while discussing Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for various vitamins and minerals and how or why certain ones became extremely important and others not. Which led me to a talk on Calcium. Which led me to exploring the RDA. Oh Sh*t. Ever looked on your food label to see …

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BB2019 – Week 5 – Friday – Party Time

So far the Friday issues have covered family and dining out. What if you want to have a party at home and you want to keep it keto-friendly without freaking out your friends and neighbors? Maybe they don’t need to know you’ve gone keto just yet. Here are some foods that fit the party without …

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BB2019 – Week 5 – Thu – Aging

Today’s concept is internal aging. See the posts on skin and collagen for the external aging conversation. Your body is a wondrous thing. It can facilitate millions of interactions without you being aware of a single one. Most of the time it does so brilliantly. It’s like a good parent. Always watching out for you, …

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BB2019 – Week 5 – Wed – Surprises

Well, happy Wednesday. I had quite a shock this weekend. For the first time in ages I had a light headache Sunday and a raging headache Monday and half of Tuesday. Could it be pollen (say that out loud I dare you) related to seasonal allergies? Or could it be sugar? Saturday night was a …

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BB2019 – Week 5 – Tuesday

More on Fasting. If you missed the series on Fasting, start here: Fasting So here’s a summary so far of what fasting does for the elite athlete, or even the regular person. 1. Train harder – Increased adrenalin, increased VO2 2. Recover faster and build muscle faster – Increased growth hormone. 3. Burn fat – …

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BB2019 – Week 5 – Monday – Acne

Last week I was asked about low carb / keto for acne reduction in teens. At the high level, we are fairly certain sugars and “cheap” starches do impact skin health, but few of us understand why. It’s hormonal. And not just the ones we think we see ranging against the mom and dad machine, …

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BB2019 – Week 4 – Friday – out of Ketosis

Physiological Effects of Getting Kicked out of Ketosis Ah weekend time . . . when the mind turns to shenanigans. You’re a full four weeks into the experiment and regularly showing ketones. You may have even noticed a lift in brain fog. Excellent. You are probably fat-adapted. You can be fat-adapted, but not in ketosis. …

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BB2019 – Week 4 – Thursday – Breaking Extended Fast

thursday thursday thursday! Happy Thursday Brain Boosters. For those with weekday jobs, hey, homestretch. For those who own your own business, hahahahahahha. Get back to work slaves. Tonight’s tremendous topic is breaking a fast. Breaking your (extended) Fast I have a handful of suggestions based on my limited experience. First, breaking a fast is really …

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BB2019 – Week 4 – Tuesday

Hello Tuesday. Tonight I’ll hit on some recent questions. These are quick responses, but I will update (probably this weekend) if I see something lacking . . . or if you tell me something is lacking! Q1: Acetone in urine is a waste product, but is Bbh (beta-hydroxybutyric acid) in blood is a waste product …

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BB2019 – Week 4 – Monday – GKI

Hello Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. This week is dedicated to fasting – types, reasons for, and tips. It’s a tool. We might as well understand it. One reason to fast is to get your ketones up so you can get your Glucose Ketone Index, GKI, down. Fasting will get your ketones up …

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BB2019 – Week 4 – Sunday, How Fast Are You?

Fasting! So this week I hope to break down the concept of fasting. It’s a great tool to use when you need a life boost. That said there are some common complaints particularly from those who have not fasted. ( **stink_eye**) What is Fasting? https://youtu.be/NuGefQV1Nxk This gets into why fasting helps your brain independently of …

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BB2019 – Week 3 – Friday

Weekends are tough when you’re the only one on keto in the house. Two choices: Along the lines of if mama ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy, get the whole family onboard. Find some family friendly recipes that keep the whole clan happy. For point 1 – strong recommend, hey, you pull the punches. Make your …

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BB2019 – Thursday – Eat, ppl!

Eat, people! – or – Eat people! Details matter. Today is a simple reminder that you need to eat. How and when may be subject of current debate, but eat you must. So here are some basic ideas for eating and a video playlist of recipes. Video Playlists: Brain Boost Recipes or the budding Kate’s Keto …

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BB2019 – Wednesday – Cool Brain things

The WHY for Brain Boost 2019: Hypothesis: Ketogenic diet for 6+ weeks will demonstrate cognitive performance gains on Logical IQ assessment. I figured it would take my motley crue of friends and family 1-2 weeks to get themselves organized, get pee sticks or blood ketone monitors, get the pantry cleared, figure out a few go-to …

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bb2019 – Tuesday – Lady Bits

The impact of nutritional ketosis** includes some hormonal changes. These impact both men and women, but women have a few more things going on so today is dedicated to the lady bits. Gents, you probably have ladies in your life so it’s still worth knowing (that should be obvious, yes?). **Again, you can only claim …

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BB2019 – Week 3, Monday – Macros for keto?

TL;DR You body doesn’t know what a calorie is. Your body recognizes carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. I really dislike people obsessing about precision when they aren’t even in the relevant space. “You don’t spend much time talking about macros and calories on keto. Why not?” Well, first, I’m not sure calories are a thing you …

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BB2019 Week 3 begins – keto vs ketosis vs low carb

Howdy howdy! Tonight’s edition addresses the often misunderstood concept of Low Carb vs Ketogenic diet vs being in Ketosis. These are NOT the same thing but the terms are often used interchangeably, especially among folks who think they’ve done the reading or are above average knowledgable about these things. If you’ve seen the other videos …

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BB2019 Week 2 – Friday – Ketones on the Mind

Heading out for date night? Check out yesterday’s eating out post in the left column. Ketones Protect and Heal Brains For those who want to journey down the rabbit hole of how ketones are demonstrating aggressively protective behavior in our noggins, check out Dom D’Agostino’s talk on ketone nutrition. He is a fan of exogenous …

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BB2019 Week 2 – Thursday, eating out

What does eating out on keto actually mean? Is it possible? Do I just take the buns off or ignore the bread basket? (Simple, yes, yes, and yes) Stick to Mains. In the early days especially, stick to the main dishes: Fish, Meat, Fowl. First they’re likely to be filling so you will hit your …

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