Archive for the ‘Low Carb Supplements’ Category

What’s in your Salt? The need for more?

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

For me, I’ve noticed that when eating a low carb/ketogenic diet, my need for salt increases.  Ironically my old diet habits included dining out a lot (restaurants, fast food, take out, etc.) and those things are super high in salt.  Not to mention the wrong kind of fat.  And way too many carbs.  Combined those things are a good […]

Choline – a missing ingredient?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Choline is an essential nutrient found in certain foods and is required by our bodies to be healthy and well. Our bodies use it in cell membranes, it’s used to create the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and it’s used in a cycle related to Sam-e. Acetylcholine plays a role in memory and muscles.  Sam-e is thought to help joint health […]

2 Tips to Make the Induction Phase Easier

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

If you’ve ever tried to start a low carb diet, you most likely know that the first couple weeks are the hardest part.  I have talked with so many people who hate Low Carb because of all the side effects they experience in those first 2 weeks. Now, in the Atkins world, those 2 weeks […]

Which supplements are worth taking?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Any visit to a health food store would leave the newbie consumer a bit shell shocked.  There are tons of different vitamins, herbs and other supplements to choose from.  The shelves are literally stacked with different colored bottles and packages filled with just about every consumable thing you can get into a tablet or capsule. Having more than a […]

Omega 3’s & Krill Oil – A better than fish oil?

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Krill are tiny little shrimp like critters found in oceans throughout the world.  They are eaten in large quantities by whales, seals, penguins and other fish.  And their nutritional makeup has been suggested by many doctors as a healthy addition to the diet. Over the last several years, Krill has been making it’s way onto […]

Budwig Diet and low carb

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

In the last 3 weeks alone, I’ve had 3 different friends be diagnosed with incurable cancer.  Last year one of my closer friends died of cancer within 6 months of diagnosis. She was 52.  My best friends sister died at the age of 57 last year as well. Of the 3 most recently, one guy was […]

Spirulina – an ideal supplement for low carb diets?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Spirulina, a blue-green algae, has a long historical track record of use by us humans.  Dating back hundreds and hundreds of years.  The Aztecs used to harvest it from their local lake in the form of cakes to supplement their meals. It seems to have come and gone in and out of style over the years, but the more […]

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