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How do ketones work?

How do ketones work?

We know from previous studies that our brain metabolism can readily use ketone bodies as a primary source of fuel for the brain.  What is more, it is widely accepted that ketone bodies (e.g., βHB), are not only a potential energy source for different tissues of the body, but also potent signaling...

Breath Ketone Measurement: a tool for Metabolic Optimization

Breath Ketone Measurement: a tool for Metabolic Optimization

In previous posts we have covered the many benefits of nutritional (or fasting ketosis) for things like brain health, improving metabolic biomarkers, reducing pain, and even cancer management.  Since our metabolic response to ketogenic diets and fasting varies considerably, it becomes even more...

Is There a Role for Ketosis in the Management of Pain Conditions?

Is There a Role for Ketosis in the Management of Pain Conditions?

At some point, we have all experienced pain and it is the most common reason for scheduling a doctor’s appointment. Pain warns us of potential danger and serves an important biological function.  Like inflammation, acute pain is short-lived, and typically a result of a noxious stimuli, potentially...

What is Neuroinflammation and how can Keto help?

What is Neuroinflammation and how can Keto help?

Despite commonly associated with negative health implications, inflammation is a natural process evolved to protect our bodies from anything that might threaten it. However, when sustained at high levels or inefficiently resolved, inflammation can lead to tissue damage that result in chronic...

The many faces of Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)

The many faces of Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)

Unless you’ve accidentally stumbled upon this blog article (in which case, welcome new friend!), you likely already read about the many benefits of ketones and ketogenic diets. Considering that some benefits of ketogenic diets are attributed to ketone bodies themselves, today’s blog will focus on...

Insights into Dr. D’Agostino’s 72-hour fasting experience

Insights into Dr. D’Agostino’s 72-hour fasting experience

Based on the multitude of headlines suggesting the health benefits of fasting, you probably already experimented with fasting or were curious about the real-world benefits. You also likely asked yourself: what type of fasting should I try? What should I monitor while fasting? What are the side...

Keto for Women

Keto for Women

We often hear of the great benefits of becoming fat-adapted using a ketogenic diet. Whether it’s weight loss, mental clarity, increased energy, food freedom, whatever it may be, there is a lot to gain by following a ketogenic diet or at the very least experimenting with one for some time. There...

Potential Benefits of Following the Right Ketogenic Diet for Cancer

Potential Benefits of Following the Right Ketogenic Diet for Cancer

Cancer is defined as uncontrolled cellular growth and can arise and spread to any part of the body. After multiple cells grow unrestrictedly, they can form lumps of cells that create tumors. The most common types of tumors are breast, lung, and prostate cancer. All cancers, however, result in...

Aging, Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases and Exogenous Ketone Supplements

Aging, Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases and Exogenous Ketone Supplements

Our latest review article discussed the beneficial effects of ketones on aging and age related neurodegenerative diseases, summarizing the main hallmarks of aging processes and certain signaling pathways that may be connected to the beneficial influences of exogenous ketogenic supplements. In this...

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