Dietary Fat

What If Fat is the Solution? An Interview with Drs. Jeff Volek & Stephen Phinney Part 1

Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney Interview Part 1

What If Fat is the Solution? Drs. Volek & Phinney Reveal Secrets of The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance. An Exclusive Interview by Dana Carpender Part 1 of 2.

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Top 10 Tips on How to Talk to Your Doctor About Your Low Carb Diet

Set the stage for a friendly chat with your doctor

You have embraced healthy fats like butter and coconut oil, and adapted a fresh, real food approach to fueling your body. As a result you’ve shed pounds without feeling deprived, your energy levels have soared, and your cravings have been suppressed. But… you still feel slightly uncomfortable about telling your doctor the good news. Dietitian Cassie offers her top ten tips in sharing your new lifestyle with your doctor.

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Ketones: The Misunderstood Energy Source

Precision Xtra Blood Glucose & Blood Ketone Meter

The production of ketones, when consuming less than about 50 grams of carbs daily, has been a major criticism of the diet since the publication of his first book Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution in 1972. The medical community, assisted by the media, continues to be in the forefront of furthering inaccurate info about this natural process of utilizing ketones to fuel the body. It is time to set the record straight.

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What are Lipids? Fat Is One Kind Of Lipid, But There Are Others

Healthy Fats - Olive Oil

Fat Is One Kind Of Lipid, But There Are Others. Dr. Beth Gruber talks about the various lipids and how they really impact your health. Fats and oils are members of a category of substances known as lipids. Other lipids include the compounds known as waxes, phospholipids, and steroids. Additionally, I have some more things to say about cholesterol, since cholesterol is one of these other lipids. Article 24 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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The Effects Of Dietary Fats On Disease

Dr. Beth Gruber discusses dietary fats, disease and blood lipids. Food choices can influence the health of entire populations, regardless of whether or not any conscious effort is made to reduce fats and cholesterol. Article 23 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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Ketone Production – Fats, Ketones, and Ketosis

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Ketone production results from the breakdown of body fats. The excretion of the excess ketones in the urine is important because the presence of large amounts of ketone bodies in the blood threatens to upset the acid-alkaline balance of the blood, and thereby, the balance in the tissues. Article 22 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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Digestion Of Dietary Fats

What is Digestion?

Although some initial fat digestion is done in the stomach, most digestion and virtually all nutrient absorption of fats takes place in the small intestines. The pancreatic enzyme, called pancreatic lipase or steapsin, is the major fat-digesting substance. Article 21 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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What are Fats and Oils? Fats and Oils Definition

Healthy Fats - Olive Oil

Today we are starting our discussion of fats and oils as foods. In this article, we explore the definition of fats and oils, and we will talk about the characteristics of these substances. We talk about Fats Definition and the characteristics of these substances as Fats and Oils Definition. Article 19 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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What We Have Learned About The Low Fat Controversy

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In the past several articles, we have been talking about how it is that fats and cholesterol became the enemies of the table. But after going through the entire story, we can see that the science of dietary fat is much more complicated than it has been presented by The Official Opinion. Article 18 of the Science of Low-Carb & Keto Diets series.

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