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Tribute to Dr. Richard Veech

Tribute to Dr. Richard Veech

Richard L. (Bud) Veech: His contribution to science and medicine in simple terms By his friend William Curtis Sometimes it takes a prediction coming true to prove a hypothesis. Einstein predicted the gravity of the sun would bend the light from stars. He had to wait for Edington to take pictures...

Glucose lowering effect of ketones

Glucose lowering effect of ketones

Managing blood sugar doesn’t only apply to diabetics, but rather the population as a whole. Frequent blood glucose fluctuations can be quite dangerous. In particular, high blood glucose can be very damaging and promotes the onset and progression of many diseases. Various factors alter glucose...

Living underwater: NEEMO23

Living underwater: NEEMO23

By Csilla Ari D`Agostino, Ph.D. As NASA prepares to land on the Moon in the next couple years, more knowledge is needed to determine how the human body can handle such an extreme environment. The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO) is a space analog mission, which took place for the...

Ketogenic diet and gut microbiome

Ketogenic diet and gut microbiome

The gut microbiome has gained a lot of attention over the last decade or so, with more and more research suggesting a fundamental role in health and disease - so much so, some scientists even refer to it as “the last human organ”. As far as we know, there is no “optimal” microbiome, and there is...

Ketones and the Aging Brain

Ketones and the Aging Brain

Despite Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) being discovered over a century ago, there is still no effective treatment available today. In fact, the rates are only growing and AD has become the most common form of cognitive impairment as we age. This has a lot of people thinking… if treatments aren’t...

Space Shake – High-Fat Meal Replacement, Creamer, Drink

Space Shake – High-Fat Meal Replacement, Creamer, Drink

We love testing new products to find out which of those could be included on a ketogenic diet. Plus, tasting new foods and testing our metabolic response is actually pretty fun for us. What we are looking for: products that help us sustain or put us in a state of nutritional ketosis, defined as an...

Effects of a Dietary Ketone Ester on Components of Energy Balance in Mice

Effects of a Dietary Ketone Ester on Components of Energy Balance in Mice

It is no secret that there is a lot of interest around the ketogenic diet for weight loss. Entering and sustaining ketosis, however, is no walk in the park. It requires a strict dietary regime that severely limits the consumption of carbohydrate. Because of this, people find the diet difficult to...

Ketones and Migraines

Ketones and Migraines

Image credit: Nutrients 2019, 11(4), 811; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11040811 Migraine is not simply a “bad headache”, it is a in fact a neurological disorder and can be extremely debilitating, ultimately affecting quality of life. Despite the commonality of migraine, there are no current treatment...

Anticatabolic effects of ketone bodies

Anticatabolic effects of ketone bodies

Epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and beyond -  research into the therapeutic applications of nutritional ketosis continue to expand. In fact, our team recently published a review on the anticatabolic effect of ketone bodies in skeletal muscle [1]. Muscle loss is the result of an...

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