Monthly Archives September 2018

Lectins? What the Heck Are They and How Are They Hurting My Health?

Sure, we could go through the whole science of lectins, but here’s all you really need to know. A Breakdown of Lectins Lectins are simple; they are carbohydrate-binding proteins, macromolecules that are highly specific for sugar moieties of other molecules. Lectins perform recognition on the cellular and molecular level and play numerous roles in biological recognition phenomena involving cells, carbohydrates, and proteins…. HUH? Now, let’s break that down into something regular people like you and me can understand. They are basically proteins in plants that can have some pretty negative side effects on your digestion and other body functions. What
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How the Ketogenic Diet Cracked the Weight Loss Code

You’ve heard about the ketogenic diet on television, in magazines, and from friends who have reaped the benefits of it. By the looks of it, we finally have a diet that has cracked the weight loss code. First of all, what the heck is the ketogenic diet? Without getting too technical, the ketogenic or the “keto” diet is a high-fat, high-protein, low-carb diet. The reason it’s called the ketogenic diet is because after eating like this, your body will enter a state called ketosis where your body will start making ketones to use in place of the missing carbs. What
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