6 Ways to Know You’re in Ketosis Without Using Ketone Strips

6 Ways to Know You’re in Ketosis Without Using Ketone Strips

Today we’re talking about how to tell if you’re in ketosis without using ketone urine strips or blood sampling . While there is nothing wrong with testing for ketones , it is also helpful to be able to tell just by your physical symptoms whether you’re in ketosis or not. This way you don’t have to pee on sticks or buy expensive testing devices, and you learn more about your own body at the same time. If you’ve been on the keto diet for at least 3 days, you will see some, or all of these signs of being in ketosis. These signs are confirmation that you’re on the right track with your keto diet. It’s really fun to see yourself enter ketosis and be able to tick off all these (or at least most of them!) one by one! If you are planning to start the keto diet, read through these now for future reference. Watch the video, or scroll to read the 6 Ways You Can Tell You’re In Ketosis Without Ketone Test Strips 1. You’re Following a Meal Plan & Eating less than 20-30 grams of carbs/day If you’re following a meal plan designed to keep your net carbs below 20-30 g/day, cooking their recipes as described using recommended ingredients, you’re going to be in ketosis within 3 days. There isn’t wiggle room here, unless you are a very tiny inactive person, if you are limiting your carbs this much, you will be in ketosis. Here is my recommended keto meal plan . Fasting to start the keto diet There is one way to get into ketosis even faster than eating only keto friendly foods for 3 days. That is to do a fast with only water and salt/electrolytes. You can also consume black coffee, just […]

The Most Powerful Learning Tool (That Doesn’t Involve Studying)

The Most Powerful Learning Tool (That Doesn’t Involve Studying)

I’d like to talk about one of the most important things you can do for learning. It’s scientifically demonstrated to have a huge impact on your memory, attention and energy levels. Yet, tragically, it’s often the first thing many people jettison when they’re preparing for a big test. The Most Powerful Learning Technique The technique is sleep. Sleeping 7-8 hours per night has an enormous impact on your ability to learn. Cutting sleep, even for as little as one night, can have irreversible impacts on what you learn both before and after, in your fatigued state. Pulling all-nighters should be banned from your life as a valid tool to cram information. The costs are simply too high. Even if you’re not staying up for days on end trying to learn, few of us get the sleep we need to learn at our best. What You’re Doing When Sleeping Sleep is not a passive activity. Although it seems like you’re doing nothing but resting, the mind is highly active during your moments of slumber. Sleep is broken into different discrete phases, mostly falling into two catagories of REM (rapid eye-movement, aka dreaming) and NREM (non-REM, which includes deep sleep). While your head is on the pillow, your brain is engaging in very important work. This includes: Allowing glial cells (support cells between neurons) to shrink in size, so that chemical byproducts that result from waking activity can be flushed away with cerebrospinal fluid . Spindle events , 10-12 Hz electrical pulses, which are believed to play a role in making declarative memories permanent. Reorganization and consolidation of learned information , possibly related to improving the ability to reason abstractly and extend knowledge to new situations. [ 1 ] One of the first studies to demonstrate the importance of sleep to […]

Facts about the human brain everyone gets wrong

Facts about the human brain everyone gets wrong

Nicholas Conley You use a lot more than 10 percent of your brain Oh, man. You’ve heard the old yarn about how humans allegedly use only 10 percent of their brainpower, right? You might’ve even repeated it a few times. Some people find it wonderful to imagine that there’s some mystical 90 percent of untapped cognitive potential that, if accessed, could allow you to think lightning fast, learn 600 new languages, gain awe-inspiring telepathic powers a la Charles Xavier, and maybe even score a B+ on your math test. These possibilities have fueled popular fiction like Lucy, Limitless , and Flight of the Navigator, and people you run into at parties might occasionally suggest that another 30 percent can be unlocked through really potent recreational drugs. Sorry, it’s a load of bunk. As Scientific American explains, humans use 100 percent of their brains, every day. The brain is complex, and there’s no space wasted, which is why brain surgery is so ridiculously complicated: Nicking the wrong cluster of neurons could impact your control of individual toes or fingers or internal organs. Even simple activities like making coffee in the morning involve intricate neural processes from disparate brain zones, like the world’s fastest WhatsApp chat. It’s hard to say where this myth got started. William James hinted at it as far back as 1907. However, PRI argues that it was popularized by Dale Carnegie’s 1936 self-help book How to Win Friends and Influence People, which contained a line about people using only 10 percent of their latent mental ability. Nothing about psionic powers, unfortunately. Brain size doesn’t matter Human beings are ludicrously smart creatures, even though watching enough dumb YouTube videos might suggest otherwise. Considering the massive craniums perched on our spindly human shoulders, it’s easy to believe that human […]

Review: Leverage the Field for Success by John Jay McKey

Review: Leverage the Field for Success by John Jay McKey

A data analytics expert has created a new way to look at success in business, both in microcosm and from a universal perspective, in Leverage the Field for Success: Using Quantum Reality to Succeed in the Corporate World . John Jay McKey invites the reader to examine work life, and indeed the whole of life, from the viewpoint of “the Field,” referencing scientific principles that have established that all matter is essentially not cells, but waves of energy. Many experiments have shown that phenomena such as shared and instant communication – as seen, for example, in the group behavior of animals before a natural disaster – travel and interact in the Field. There is no specific place in the brain where memory and other data exist, but all are carried via these energy waves. Because this wave motion – encounter and transfer – is constantly occurring, we can make use of the Field to promote positive outcomes. McKey presents scenarios illustrating the difference in influence and outcome from apparently negative situations (you may lose your job) or apparently positive ones (you’ve just gotten a promotion). Because energy expands, the expression of thoughts and feelings can influence a situation, even affecting broader, societal changes. Reflectiveness is another element of the Field. McKey equates this reflective principle to the concept of karma, asking that readers recognize its simplicity: if you have an unpleasant experience you look for ways to regain a sense of balance and positivity, just as the Field is constantly correcting and rebalancing itself. McKey has organized his book well, giving a more sophisticated, engagingly up-to-date spin on older notions, such as the power of positive thinking. He offers a variety of practical techniques for accessing and using the Field: start small, try to see the positive even within […]

Language, Culture and Learning: Learn Japanese on YouTube

Language, Culture and Learning: Learn Japanese on YouTube

Sometimes, sitting in class and listening to a staged mother-daughter conversation on audio cassette can definitely feel a little “20th century.” And if the only native speaker you otherwise listen to on the reg is your 先生 (せんせい) — teacher, it’s natural to want to expand your horizons. Lucky for you, in today’s day and age it’s easy enough to get exposed to different kinds of exciting learning materials—and YouTube is the perfect place to start! Learning Japanese with YouTube is ideal for so many reasons! In this post, we’ll cover the why, how and where of achieving fluency through some awesome YouTube channels. Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere. Click here to get a copy. (Download) Rock Star Why Should You Learn Japanese with YouTube? It’s almost a no-brainer, but there are a number of reasons why you might want to incorporate watching videos into your language-learning routine : Study anywhere, any time Even the busiest of schedules should be able to accommodate some routine video-watching. All you need is a decent internet connection and a tiny bit of discipline. On the bus, during your lunch break, over breakfast or before bed, you can always find time to watch a Japanese video or two. It’ll only take a fraction of your time. Maybe you can even book a workplace meeting room to devote a quiet place to your daily language practice (just don’t do it when you’re supposed to be working, of course!). Tune your ear to different speaking styles Most people learn “Standard Japanese,” known as 共通語 (きょうつうご) — common language. But there are several regional dialects and speaking styles that are worth getting familiar with. One other thing to keep in mind is that there […]

YOU, YOUR KIDS & SCHOOL: The benefits of outdoor play

YOU, YOUR KIDS & SCHOOL: The benefits of outdoor play

Outdoor play is crucial to a child’s healthy brain and body development. Now that the weather looks like it has finally turned the corner and warmer temperatures and sunshine are on the way, it’s exciting to think about children and adults enjoying more of the outdoors once again. Play is important for a child’s healthy brain and body development, and it’s through play that children engage and interact with the world around them. Children explore, take risks, experiment, develop fine and gross motor muscle memory, problem solve, discover and use imagination all through play. Anne Broderius Outdoor play takes children away from excessive TV and computer or video games, which have become all too common a form of play. Outdoor play provides an opportunity for important physical activity and children moving their bodies in a fun way that supports many areas of development. It’s important to encourage different kinds of play. Physical play such as walking, running, climbing, skipping, rolling, jumping and biking should be encouraged. These types of play help children develop gross motor skills, balance and coordination. Do you remember being a kid and rolling down a hill, playing on a swing set or riding bike all day long? Another type of play is constructive play. See how creative children are when given some random materials such as wood blocks, PVC pipe, balls, string, boxes and canisters. Do you remember how much fun it was to play with an old cardboard box as a kid? Sometimes children have more fun with the empty box than with the item that came inside of it. Children need lots of opportunities for social play. Providing children a chance to play with other children similar in age is important for development. Through social play, children learn how to share, cooperate, take […]

After reading this, you will start eating FISH from today

After reading this, you will start eating FISH from today

Eating fish oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acids, can help reduce the risk of asthma by nearly 70 per cent, finds a study. Fish oil is known to be rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) or n-3 and contains omega fatty acids 3 and 6, which play a central role in the normal development and functioning of the brain and central nervous system. The study found that “certain types of n-3 (from marine oils) were significantly associated with a decreased risk of having asthma or asthma-like symptoms by up to 62 per cent, while high n-6 consumption (from vegetable oils) was associated with an increased risk by up to 67 per cent,” said Andreas Lopata, Professor from the James Cook University in Australia. Around 334 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, and about a quarter of a million people die from it every year. “Even if you factor in contaminants, such as mercury found in some fish populations, the benefits of fish and seafood intake far more outweighs the potential risks,” Lopata said, in the paper published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. However, she stressed the need for further work to understand how the beneficial role of n-3 could be optimised and negative effects of n-6 be minimised. For the study, the team included 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a village in South Africa.

Consuming a Handful of Nuts Every Day can Boost Memory in Elderly

Consuming a Handful of Nuts Every Day can Boost Memory in Elderly

While age is the greatest risk factor for memory decline, eating a handful of nuts daily can promote mental health and memory skills by up to 60 percent, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging . "By eating more than 10 grams (or two teaspoons) of nuts per day older people could improve their cognitive function by up to 60 per cent compared to those not eating nuts effectively warding off what would normally be experienced as a natural two-year cognition decline," said lead researcher Ming Li from the University of South Australia. ‘Consuming nuts for an extended period of time could be the key to better brain health, including improved thinking, reasoning, and memory in seniors. ’ Read More.. The reason could be because peanuts have specific anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that help reduce cognitive decline including dementia. Nuts are also known to be high in healthy fats, protein, and fiber with nutritional properties that can lower cholesterol and improve cognitive health. The study included 4,822 Chinese adults aged 55 and above. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people living with dementia globally is at 47 million. By 2030, this is projected to rise to 75 million, and by 2050, global dementia cases are estimated to almost triple. "Population aging is one of the most substantial challenges of the twenty-first century," Li said. "Not only are people living longer they naturally experience changes to conceptual reasoning, memory, and processing speed. "While there is no cure for age-related cognitive decline and neurogenerative disease, variations in what people eat are delivering improvements for older people. "If we can find ways to help older people retain their cognitive health and independence for longer even by modifying […]

Experts warn about harmful side effects of 5G, which requires 20,000 satellites beaming narrow-band signals to Earth that can “fry the cells of all living things”

Experts warn about harmful side effects of 5G, which requires 20,000 satellites beaming narrow-band signals to Earth that can “fry the cells of all living things”

( Natural News ) You can try to run, but you certainly won’t be able to hide from the devastating impact of 5G (fifth generation) wireless communications technology, should the tech cabal successfully complete its planned rollout over the next several years. According to reports , the scheme involves launching some 20,000 satellites into orbit, along with potentially millions of small cell towers here on the ground, in order to saturate the planet with radioactive transmission signals. The wireless industry, of course, insists that the high-speed technology is completely safe, as does the federal government. But Dr. Sharon Goldberg, a professor and doctor of internal medicine, insists otherwise. “Wireless radiation has biological effects. Period,” Dr. Goldberg stated during a recent testimony before the Senate, which you can watch on YouTube . “This is no longer a subject for debate when you look at PubMed and the peer-reviewed literature.” 5G causes cardiomyopathy, DNA and neuropsychiatric damage, and cancer, warns Dr. Goldberg Even with existing 3G and 4G wireless technologies, which are substantially weaker than 5G portends to be, problems are widespread. “These effects are seen in all life forms; plants, animals, insects, microbes,” Dr. Goldberg contends. “In humans, we have clear evidence of cancer now – there is no question. We have evidence of DNA damage, cardiomyopathy, which is the precursor of congestive heart failure, (and) neuropsychiatric effects.” Nobody can yet say for sure the extent of how harmful 5G will be until the switch is flipped. But it will be harmful, and this is precisely why Dr. Goldberg says it shouldn’t be allowed. The power of the elements : Discover Colloidal Silver Mouthwash with quality, natural ingredients like Sangre de Drago sap, black walnut hulls, menthol crystals and more. Zero artificial sweeteners, colors or alcohol. Learn more at the […]

A nutty solution for improving brain health: Study

A nutty solution for improving brain health: Study

Sydney, Mar 22 (IBNS): Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia. In a study of 4822 Chinese adults aged 55+ years, researchers found that eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day was positively associated with better mental functioning, including improved thinking, reasoning and memory. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Dr Ming Li, says the study is the first to report an association between cognition and nut intake in older Chinese adults, providing important insights into increasing mental health issues (including dementia) faced by an ageing population. “Population aging is one of the most substantial challenges of the twenty-first century. Not only are people living longer, but as they age, they require additional health support which is placing unprecedented pressure on aged-care and health services,” Dr Li says. “In China, this is a massive issue, as the population is ageing far more rapidly than almost any other country in the world. “Improved and preventative health care – including dietary modifications – can help address the challenges that an aging population presents. “By eating more than 10 grams (or two teaspoons) of nuts per day older people could improve their cognitive function by up to 60 per cent– compared to those not eating nuts – effectively warding off what would normally be experienced as a natural two-year cognition decline.” China has one of the fastest growing aging populations. In 2029, China’s population is projected to peak at 1.44 billion, with the ratio of young to old dramatically imbalanced by the rising ranks of the elderly. By 2050, 330 million Chinese will be over age 65, and 90.4 million will be over age 80, representing the world’s largest population of this most elderly age […]