Get into Ketosis Faster with these 6 Steps

2021-01-15T18:16:51+00:00Health|

Ketosis is a metabolic state where you are burning fat for energy, instead of burning sugar. When this transition of energy source is made, the body begins producing something called ketones, and is said to be in a state of “ketosis”.  There are four levels of ketosis, starting with a light form of nutrition ketosis, moving into optimal ketosis, then therapeutic ketosis and finally highest level of ketosis which is generally achieved through longer 3+ day water fasting. All levels of ketosis are beneficial, but depending on what your health goals are, you may be trying to reach a specific level of ketosis. You can measure your ketones using a Keto Mojo. 6 Steps to Hacking Ketosis: But what

Fasting Hacks You Need to Know About – With Dave Asprey

2021-01-11T19:11:59+00:00Podcasts|

"People want to help" This episode is all about fasting hacks, understanding hunger, and the importance of cycling in and out of ketosis. Dave Asprey is the "Father of Biohacking" and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, Inc. He is a two time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and the creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. In this podcast, Fasting Hacks You Need to Know About, we cover: If drinking coffee will be beneficial during a fast Which MCT oil will help you crave less and quadruple your ketone production How honey can help you sleep during a fast What to do if you're

Fasting, Keto and COVID

2020-12-08T23:57:23+00:00Health|

A new study published in September 2020 found that there is a specific diet that can slow viral replication, making it especially effective for COVID-19 and all viruses for that matter. This is incredible news, because contrary to what mainstream media wants you to believe, you do have control over how vulnerable you are to viruses, by changing what you eat and when you eat it. The study found that  “a diet regimen of ketogenic breakfast along with supplementation with two doses of lauric acid-rich MCTs at breakfast and lunch times, followed by 8–12-h IF and a dinner rich with fruits and vegetables, could be a potential prophylactic strategy and adjuvant therapy to combat SARS-CoV-2 infections.” Intermittent metabolic switching

The Healing Powers of Tea- With Simon Cheng

2020-12-13T22:48:00+00:00Podcasts|

" Help those around you to truly thrive yourself" This episode is all about unlocking the benefits of herbal plants and unleashing our collective potential. Simon Cheng traveled the world — from the mountains of Tibet to the heart of Indonesia and forests of the Pacific Northwest — studying with the most accomplished masters in Eastern medicine and breathwork to heal himself and learn their art. A scholar in Chinese literature, Simon simultaneously delved into the ancient wisdom in classics on medicine, breathwork and the Tao or the way. He now synthesized everything that he had been given into an integrated system to help you attain radiant health — the culmination of which is Pique.  In this podcast,

Should you be in ketosis all the time?

2020-12-02T19:26:53+00:00Health|

There are two ways your body generates energy, one is from drawing on glucose, ie. sugar, the other is fat. Sugar is the more readily available fuel source. However once sugar is significantly used up, the body’s metabolism changes and the body begins to burn fatty acids from stored fat for energy. This is what we call going from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. When this transition to burning fat for energy is made, the body begins producing ketones and is said to be in a state of “ketosis”. You can measure your level of ketones using a device like a Keto Mojo. Once you reach a state of ketosis, many of the benefits of fasting start to kick

Does Coffee Hurt or Help Autophagy?

2020-11-29T20:48:12+00:00Health|

We know that a few things help stimulate autophagy —the body's ability to clean out damaged cells and toxins, in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells. Some of these things are fasting, HIIT training, quality sleep, a high fat-low carb diet and limiting protein. However, there is one more thing that this study says will boost autophagy, and that is COFFEE! According to the study, “...trials revealed that chronic consumption coffee is associated with the inhibition of several metabolic diseases as well as reduction in overall and cause-specific mortality. We show that both natural and decaffeinated brands of coffee similarly rapidly trigger autophagy in mice. One to 4 h after coffee consumption, we observed an increase in autophagic flux

Ketosis versus Autophagy: What’s the difference?

2020-11-16T21:16:11+00:00Health|

This is a great question I got in one of my live Q&A sessions that I thought was worth further exploration. What is the difference between ketosis and autophagy? First, let’s start with ketosis. Ketosis is a state of healing that signals your body is burning fat for energy.  This is why most people come to fasting and the ketogenic diet, for weight loss. But there are so many other amazing health benefits to ketones. Ketones travel up to the brain and enhance neurological healing. Ketones increase GABA and calm the brain. Ketones also have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.  How do you get into ketosis? Well, the answer to this question will vary for each person, depending

Blood Sugar During a Fast, When to Test It

2020-08-13T23:24:49+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

Last week I put together a 3 week guide to starting fasting. Part of that process involves testing your blood sugar and ketones during a fast. In fact, I believe that everyone should throw out their scales. Focus on what your blood sugar and ketones are telling you about your body’s reaction to the food you’re eating. First, you’ll want to get a blood reader. My favorite one is the Keto Mojo. This involves an easy finger prick and is more affordable than other devices. When to check your blood sugar and ketone levels You'll be taking two sets of readings. The first set of blood sugar and ketone readings will be taken as soon as you wake up and

New to Fasting? Start Here!

2020-08-13T01:00:17+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

Questioning how to start fasting? You're in the right place to start!   Often the first step to fasting is changing your understanding of what is “normal” and creating a new belief system around eating and health. You see, there are a lot of misconceptions around what kinds of foods we should be eating and when we should be eating them. For example, we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that cereals, bagels, breads and sugary drinks are an acceptable way to start the day. We’ve been told that eating 3 meals (plus lots of snacks) is normal, and that an afternoon slump in energy should be alleviated by caffeine and energy

Are Low Glutathione Levels Keeping You From Being Immune Strong?

2020-08-28T05:19:30+00:00Health|

Glutathione is our body's master antioxidant. It is produced and used by the liver to detoxify. While glutathione production naturally decreases with age, the problem is most people's levels are being dramatically depleted by modern, everyday stressors. But guess what research is also showing us?  Low glutathione levels appear to take COVID symptoms from mild to severe. How do you know if you have low glutathione levels? Here are some common symptoms: Lack of energy Joint and muscle aches and pains Foggy brain Frequent infections Poor sleep Anemia What depletes our glutathione levels? Alcohol Acetaminophen, (aka Tylenol) Diabetes Aging (affecting men more than women) Heavy metals bind to glutathione. Ask yourself if there are heavy metals in your water.

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