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Of Glucose and Finger Pricks — Is Personalized Nutrition Possible?

Individualized Nutrition

With the publication of the latest book of our friend Robb Wolf: Wired to Eat”, the concept of individualized nutrition has quickly become a hot topic around fitness groups.

I sincerely think that personalized nutrition constitutes the binary that nutritional science should follow to instruct humans on which is the “best diet” for them and how to manage it.

The fact is that personalized nutrition, to be “personalized”, requires a much higher degree of quantification than most people are capable, or more so willing, to do.

In Wired to Eat, the reader learns about how a…
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Why I Stopped Testing my Ketones on a Ketogenic Diet

On measuring Ketones.

Like many people, when I first started a Ketogenic diet in early 2014 I bought the Ketostix and just couldn’t wait to see the color change.

And change it did!

It was neat, and it provided motivation for me to continue.

Eventually, I got a blood meter, a breath meter and spent lots of time (and money) testing ketones. Between a Ketonix Breath Ketone Analyzer, as well as dozens of blood ketone test strips, I’ve probably spent well over $500 testing ketones. The main thing I learned from my extensive ketone testing regimen is that…
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Is Spinach a Performance Enhancing Food? On the Role of Dietary Nitrates as Ergogenic Aids

Is Spinach a Performance Enhancing Food? On the Role of Dietary Nitrates as Ergogenic Aids

Do you remember Popeye the Sailor Man and the secret behind his super-human strength?

Before punching the bad guys in the face, he used to gulp down a can full of spinach.

And, yes, I’m aspiring to write quite seriously about a cartoon.

Does it mean that vegans are right and that therefore we should all ditch animal protein and replace it with vegetable sources of incomplete chains of amino acids? Clearly not, and that would be a misinterpretation.

The right answer behind Popeye’s…
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Ignorance Is But A Choice

I want to share this quote here, especially with the influx of new people who have just recently joined the various online groups we manage:

“In the age of information, ignorance is a choice” – Donnie Miller

One of the main reasons that got me into nutrition and fitness in the first place, and eventually led me to found Ketogains, was to learn to differentiate between sound, science based nutrition, and “old wives tales” or classic bro’science.

Everybody has seen the recent influx of a number of self called “Keto Trainers” or “Ketogenic Coaches” as well as…
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Is Keto Dangerous While Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or for Children?

A question I’ve come across seemingly increasingly in the past few months, is a variation of, is it safe for kids to eat keto, including women during pregnancy and breastfeeding? This is where a simple disambiguation between a well and poorly formulated diet should end the discussion but let’s dig a little bit deeper into the concerns themselves, studies on children, the validity thereof, what a good diet is and context.

 

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Deciphering The Cholesterol Code: Dave Feldman

Everybody is worried about Cholesterol. You are; your doctor, your family. Yet few can explain how it actually relates to Cardio Vascular Disease, and what can you do to prevent it. In this interview,  Luis chats with Dave Feldman of thecholesterolcode.com about his recent findings, and how can one actually “hack” cholesterol to incredible low levels.

 

Dave is a senior software engineer and business developer, who began a Low Carb, High Fat diet in April 2015 with the purpose of avoiding diabetes.

Since then, he has learned everything he cans about it with special emphasis on cholesterol given his lipid numbers spiked substantially after going…
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Metabolic Advantage, Red Herrings, and the Battle of the Diets

The recent publication of the full text of Kevin Hall’s pilot study on ketogenic vs non-ketogenic weight-reduction diets has sparked a blog battle that doesn’t seem to have any end in sight. It gives reason, apparently, to discuss at least a couple points: Do ketogenic diets have a metabolic advantage over other diets? Are ketogenic diets superior to ordinary diets?

It also gives us reason to wonder about few other ideas:

The significance of honest reporting Study design and limitations The significance of bias

Before I spend too much time…
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Getting Jacked In Ketosis – The Alpha Movement Podcast

Luis Villaseñor was recently interviewed by Tom Foxley, of the Alpha Movement podcast. Tom was really interested in learning all the Ketogains tips and tricks to gain muscle and getting jacked while doing a ketogenic protocol and of course our dear Darth Luiggi was delighted to answer his questions.

You can’t miss this great talk. We respect Tom a lot and it meant the word to us that he was so interested about our ideas on how to do a proper ketogenic diet and not lose muscle in the process.

Doing this podcast was a delight and we’re sure…
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Keto Myths Debunked: Coach Menno Henselmans Interviewed About Optimizing a Keto Diet

We interviewed top physique coach and researcher Menno Henselmans to clear some keto myths and get his points on how to optimize a ketogenic diet from a training point of view. 

Among many things, we discussed:

Metabolic Damage / Starvation Mode Thoughts on the recent NUSI (Kevin Hall) Study (The Insulin hypothesis / metabolic advantage of ketosis?) Chasing Ketone Levels vs Chasing Fat Loss Intermittent Fasting and Ketosis, applied to Strength Training / Sports Performance Thoughts on types of ketogenic diets: SKD vs TKD vs CKD and which ones may be better suited for different sports Additional tips regarding diet…
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The Ketogains Nutritional Hierarchy

Our own Luis Villaseñor aka Darth Luiggi has developed an easy way to visualize the way you should prioritize your activities and your diet in the way as we propose it here in KetoGains. Feel free to share it everywhere so that people can realize the true order of things and do Ketogains in the correct way. This Nutritional Hierarchy should be even in your wall!

 

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