Keto Diet 101

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This is a guest post by Louise Hendon, co-host of 
The Keto Summit and author of The Essential Keto Cookbook.

The Keto diet is more than just the latest food fad to come along. If you’ve already been following a Paleo or Primal lifestyle, it might surprise you to find out how similar Keto is to them.
But what makes Keto unique is that it’s an amazing tool for optimizing your health, fat loss, blood sugar control, mental function, and more. So if you’re interested in learning more about the ketogenic diet, then please keep reading!

Cooking Oils: How You Can Pick the Healthiest Oils for Optimal Health

 

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Hey! Looking to get healthier? Quit sugar they say. Want to lose more weight and heal your gut? Stop eating gluten and grain-filled items. What people often forget is the fact what kind of oils we cook, add, and eat our meals with is important as well as these two. In fact, I would call them a trifecta of unhealthy living (sugar, gluten, and bad oils).

Lately, we talked about gluten, dairy intolerance (here), and today we will talk about industrial oils. Why did I avoid sugar as another topic for these series? Well, it’s kind of common sense, right? Ditching sugar is becoming conventional wisdom, whereas gluten, dairy, and fats still continue to have many ongoing debates. Are you eating the healthiest oils for your body?

Dairy Intolerance: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Dairy intolerance: the low down

“Cheeeeeese” says Rocky from Chip’n’Dale Rescue Rangers with some crazy mustache action. You probably don’t know many people who are indifferent about cheese, ice cream, milk, or any other dairy products. Come on, who says “meh!” when looking at a cheese platter or pizza? That’s preposterous!

Dairy aisles are super long at stores, and often offer the variety that even beats vegetables and fruits.  We often turn to eating dairy as a source of important vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats. Is dairy healthy though? Skim milk, full-fat products, or heavy cream – what to choose? Lactose, casein, intolerance, allergy or sensitivity?  Do you tolerate dairy well, personally? Let’s talk about dairy intolerance, its variations, how dairy products can benefit your health, and how you can live and thrive with a dairy intolerance.

What is Optimal Health – How to Find Your Own Definition

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Have you ever tried searching one of those  “The best diets” lists? What new hype do you need to follow? What kind of exercise is popular today or will be tomorrow? Is it Crossfit, OrangeTheory workouts, maca root and Bulletproof coffee? Do you need to do earthing, oil pulling, diffusing, or such? Naturopaths, aromatherapists, acupuncturists and holistic doctors? Do you have enough time to follow all the recent trends? How to find your own definition of optimal health?