The Basics of Ketosis
With this diet, your goal is to eat low carbohydrate.
What we’re going for with your dietary breakdown of fats, carbs, and proteins is this.
- Carbohydrate 5% (This is only 20 to 50 grams a day—ideally, the lower the carbs, the more fat you’ll burn).
- Protein: 15%
What we want to do overall is bring your carbs way, way, way down there.
Why? This is because in the presence of carbs (and sugar),...
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough of certain important hormones. Women, especially those older than age 60, are more likely to have hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism upsets the normal balance of chemical reactions in your body. It seldom causes symptoms in the early stages, but over time, untreated hypothyroidism can cause a number of health problems, such as obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart disease.
Who is at risk for Hypothyroidism and what may cause it?
You are more likely to develop hypothyroidism if you have a close family member with...