MCT oil can be a useful tool to rapidly increase ketone production. They're a healthy source of fat that many keto dieters claim to help them feel full throughout the day, while also providing a mental boost. By knowing the science behind MCTs, you'll be better equipped to use it on your keto diet.
10% body fat. Achieving 10% body fat is a popular fitness freak goal - that often means finally getting those hollywood-style abs. What if you’re already sitting at an impressive 8% body fat...with the goal of getting to 4%? At that level, an incredibly methodical and disciplined approach to diet & training is required. We’d go a step further and say that knowledge and understanding of the scientific literature and mechanisms of fat burning, lean muscle growth, and the like are as well. At such a low fat percentage already, what else could one possibly do to get even leaner?
Your coffee, shakes, smoothies and baked good just got a boost. Today, we're launching MCT Oil Powder and Keto Collagen+ to support your keto lifestyle. Learn why they're the best products in each category.
Coffee—it's what gets most people through every morning. Want to make that morning coffee even better? Try adding MCT. Maybe you've heard about people on keto using MCT for extra energy or weight loss, but you aren't sure how to use it. Here's how you can add MCT to your routine.
Are all calories created equal? Not on the keto diet. Weight loss has emerged as a primary incentive for going keto. That's not driven by the amount of calories, but instead by the type of calories consumed.
Keto and paleo are extremely popular diets with several overlapping characteristics—but each is unique in its own way. This guide can provides all the science, benefits and considerations to help you make the best dietary decision for your overall health.
A ketogenic diet, or “keto diet,” refers to an extremely low-carbohydrate, high-fat pattern of eating. This article dives into the history of the keto diet, explains the basics of the science behind it, and provides tools for those looking to try keto for the first time.
Misconceptions about the ketogenic diet are everywhere. People tend to worry about everything from heart disease to declines in performance, but many of these concerns are grounded in fiction–not fact. We look at the science to debunk a few of the most common keto myths.
Ketosis can provide a plethora of health and wellness benefits that are now widely known. How deep you are into ketosis can affect the degree of benefits you obtain. Learn how to test for this helpful biomarker.
The ketogenic diet is best known for weight loss. Many think the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet isn't built to bulk up. But evidence suggests building or maintaining muscle on keto is possible–while also improving body composition–through balanced eating and targeted exercise.
Although many people are aware of the keto diet, they may think there is only one way of practicing it—by being low-carb, high-fat all the time. By following a cyclical keto diet you can enjoy the benefits of ketosis while still occasionally eating carbs for certain purposes, like training.
Butter coffee has become a popular drink choice for people on the keto diet. Although it is not a miracle solution for weight loss, it does provide health benefits. If you're practicing keto, adding butter in coffee is a great way to onboard health fats. Here's how to mix it into your daily routine.
Bringing the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting together simultaneously can help yield fast results. But you may be unsure of how to combine the two together. Here's how both nutrition strategies can work toward the same goal of ketone production.
Success on a keto requires strict adherence to a low-carbohydrate diet. Unfortunately, you may be consuming carbohydrates without even knowing it. Here's your complete list to keto to low-to-no-carb beverages to help you stay on track—and stay in ketosis.
A popular Facebook LCHF group with over 1.5 million members was banned by the platform without warning. 1.5 million people, a population akin to an entire city, suddenly found themselves without a support system, no new meal recipes to add to their week, and really...no home. What could have caused the banning of millions in the first place?
Not only was Dr. Tim Noakes an early leader in the ketogenic movement, a stance that temporarily costed him his medical license, but Noakes actually reversed his own Type 2 diabetes following a LCHF diet. Perhaps one of the reasons he has upheld a high reputation is his continued desire to question current scientific theory, even conclusions he first helped define. Rather than turning a blind eye and staying with his preconceived notions, Noakes follows the evidence...a model we should all aspire to have.
Why is the gut microbiome known as the "new final frontier"? Dr. Brianna Stubbs dives into three papers studying the effects of diet (plant-based, animal-based, & ketogenic) & intermittent fasting on the gut microbiome.
Breakfast has been known to be a "problem" meal that leads to the largest blood sugar spikes within a day...particularly for Type 2 diabetics. Dr. Brianna Stubbs dives into a paper that aimed to explore if eating a low carb, high fat meal first thing in the morning is a simple way to prevent this large spike, improve glycemic control throughout the day, and reduce other diabetes complications.
When most people think about blood sugar, they're concerned about diabetes (which has become an American epidemic). The good news is—steps can be taken to lower blood sugar, and thus, rise for developing diabetes. Find out the best ways of lowering blood sugar levels, from diet to ketones.
Many popular drinks contain hidden calories and added sugar, which may be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. Find out the best beverage choices for sticking to your diet and hitting your weight loss goals.
Alcohol, for all its importance in cultures around the globe, is a neurotoxin. How does a health-conscious person consume it knowing the drawbacks? Let's welcome Todd White to discuss Dry Farm Wines - A keto-friendly and sugar-free "biohacked" wine.
More and more research suggests that ketones are key for reducing inflammation in the body. Is the ketogenic diet as a whole responsible for the reduction of inflammation? Or is it the specific ketone body BHB (beta hydroxybutyrate) that has the most impact? This is a major question that Dr. Brianna Stubbs brings up and explores in this episode of the HVMN Research Roundup.
Debates about a healthy heart rage on in the medical community. Let’s take a look at the science behind heart health, analyzing the literature about eating fat, exercise and family history.
Worried about your cholesterol while eating keto? With years of rigorous n=1 self-experiments around low-carb diets, Dave Feldman is helping drive a new conversation around cholesterol by challenging the traditional lipid hypothesis. He shares what a ketogenic diet “hyper-responder” is, the role of cholesterol in the body and how risky high cholesterol really is (in context of other biomarkers), and reflects on the good and bad of modern scientific research culture.
Metabolic health, a favorite topic here on the HVMN Podcast, is about much more than just how we metabolize our food. Our metabolic biomarkers can act as a signal to how we perform...perhaps even in the bedroom. Let's chat with Dr. Priyanka Wali, who has expertise in applying low-carb, ketogenic diets to combat the root cause of many metabolic diseases.