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The ketogenic diet is a very low carb and high fat diet that shares similarities with the Atkins and low carb diet. When your reduce carbs significantly it puts your body in a metabolic state called ketosis, hence, the name Keto Diet. While your body is in ketosis it uses fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates but this is a delicate balance to adjust to and maintain. Fortunately, there are different ways to measure it, blood, urine and breath tests which can tell you if your body is in ketosis...

When we hear the word water, most, if not all of our notions of it is a clear, tasteless, odorless and nearly colorless substance. So it is hard to imagine that water can be hard or soft. So why is it categorized as such? And what does hard water mean? Or soft water? The difference has nothing to do with how it feels, and everything to do with the mineral content. Our concern will then be which type is safer? Although both are safe for human consumption, some prefer using...

The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is a low carb, high fat diet that offers many health benefits. In fact, many studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease. KETO BASICS: The keto diet was created by Dr. Gianfranco Cappello, an associate professor of surgery at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. He claims great success among thousands of users. In his study, more than 19,000 dieters...

The kidneys are very important organs in our body that needs utmost care. In ancient times the kidneys were even viewed as the seat of feelings, conscience, and yearnings and the source of morality and ethical activity. While we know now that kidneys have no direct role in shaping our ethics, emotions and personality, these two bean-shaped organs are nonetheless vital to our well-being. Why? The kidney is a remarkably intricate organ that acts as the filter system of our body. Just as important, the kidneys also work to keep...

Bacterial Vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the natural balance. This common among women ages 14- 44 especially those that are sexually active.

Most of us may have already given a urine sample at some point in our lives. Have you ever wondered why health professionals ask for a urine sample? The urine can contain many different clues to how our body is doing. It tells a lot about our health. Testing the urine is known as “urinalysis” (analysis of the urine). The most common use of urinalysis is to detect substances or cells in the urine that point to different disorders. The kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from...

The Snake Diet promotes a lifestyle centered around prolonged fasting. It was founded on the belief that humans historically endured periods of famine and argues that the human body can sustain itself on just one meal a few times a week. The diet involves an initial fast of 48 hours — or as long as possible. After this period, there is a feeding window of 1–2 hours before the next fast begins. Cole Robinson, a fasting coach, claims that once you reach your goal weight, you can keep cycling in...

If you are one of the few women who has not experienced Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) yet, then consider yourself lucky. The chance of women getting a urinary tract infection is quite high. Some experts rank women’s lifetime risk of getting one as high as 1 in 2, with many women having repeat infections, sometimes for years. For men however, about 1 in 10 will get a UTI in their lifetime. 1. What causes UTI? Urinary tract infections are caused by microorganisms, usually a bacteria that enter the urethra and...

Coffee Lover? Then you are one of the million coffeeholics around the world who simply can’t start the day without coffee. What do you love most about it? Taste? Or do you feel energized after drinking? Or is it an essential part to start your day? Well, coffee has certainly a lot of effects you love and can’t get away with. But, is it always good for you? What are the alternatives food/drinks to coffee that has similar benefits? Aside from the energy boost we get when drinking that steaming...

We have been hearing about Ketosis or Keto diet recently. It becomes increasingly popular especially on weight-loss programs. Is it healthy or not? Do the benefits outweigh its side effects? And if indeed it does, what should we do to achieve it? Ketosis – it is a process that happens when the body does not have enough carbohydrates to burn for energy. Instead, it burns fat and makes things called ketones, which it can use for fuel. How does it work? In normal circumstances, the body’s cells use glucose as their...