Recent Articles Worth Reading If You Enjoy This Site

The glory of Google Alerts, Twitter and friends that care is that you can be quite efficient in staying on top of issues that matter to you. Issues that matter to me and this blog: sugar & alcohol addiction, spirituality and the ketogenic diet. The connection among these issues may not seem straightforward, but it … Read more

Keto Basics Series #3: 3 Foods to Cut; 3 Foods to Add

If you are new to the ketogenic way of eating, you are probably wondering what you can and cannot eat.  Generally speaking, eating keto means eating lots of yummy, wholesome, UNPROCESSED, REAL foods.  Today in the Basics Series, I will review 3 foods that are musts to cut and 3 foods that are musts to … Read more

Keto Basics Series #2: What Makes a Diet Ketogenic?

What makes a diet keto is that it restricts carbs enough to exhaust the glycogen supply in the liver, requiring the body to tap into fat as fuel.  It is moderate protein because protein can’t be stored and is transformed to glucose if overeaten.  There are no foods specifically prohibited, but it is pretty impossible to … Read more

Keto Basics Series #1: What Are Ketones & How Do We Make Them?

What are ketones? Keto bodies or ketones are byproducts of burning fat for energy, also known as fat metabolism. There are 3 types of ketones produced: Acetoacetate (AcAc), Beta-hydroxybutyric acid (BHB), and Acetone. How do we make ketones? Significant fat metabolism occurs once all the body’s 2,000 calories worth of carbohydrate stores have been used. … Read more

The 6 Stages of Change

I don’t know about you, but the idea of dropping a habit, behavior or addiction lives in my head for ages, often years, before I feel ready to change.  Typically, I have an all-or-nothing mentality about these things:  A great approach for something like sobriety from alcohol; much less so for something like exercise or … Read more