Ketogenic diet – sources, health benefits at NaturalPedia.com

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A Ketogenic diet, also known as a keto diet, is a nutritional plan that induces ketosis, a normal metabolic process. During ketosis, your liver produces ketone bodies that act as a source of energy in the absence of sugars from carbohydrates. This diet limits the amount of carbohydrate intake (minus fiber) to 25 to 30 grams daily. The rest of the diet is composed of five percent protein and 70 to 80 percent fat. This diet is one of the many low-carb diets in the world, but is one of the most effective. Continue reading

As Painkiller Addiction and Overdoses Continue to Rise, Pharmaceutical Companies Are Sued for Inciting Epidemic

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Narcotic painkillers are a driving force in the rise of substance abuse and lethal overdoses

In 2012, 259 million prescriptions for opioids and other narcotic painkillers were written in the US; 46 people die Continue reading

Grassfed vs. Organic Butter, And Which One Will Kill You Faster

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Butter Basics

Butter. Oh yum, butter. Butter on corn, butter on scones, green beans in brown butter, buttercream icing, herb butter… Oh, butter, no other fat is quite like you, and we love you for it.

But let’s start at the beginning. Cow’s milk is separated into milk and cream. Continue reading

U.S. Dairy Industry Petitions FDA to Approve Aspartame as Hidden, Unlabeled Additive in Milk, Yogurt, Eggnog and Cream

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You probably already know that the FDA has declared war on raw milk and even helped fund and coordinate armed government raids against raw milk farmers and distributors. Yes, it’s insane. This brand of tyranny is unique to the USA and isn’t even conducted in China, North Kora or Cuba. Only in the USA are raw milk farmers treated like terrorists.

But now the situation is getting even more insane than you could have imagined: Continue reading

Strawberry Extract Protects Against UVA Rays

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An experiment has shown that strawberry extract added to skin cell cultures acts as a protector against ultraviolet radiation as well as increasing its viability and reducing damage to DNA. Developed by a team of Italian and Spanish researchers, the study opens the door to the creation of photo-protective cream made from strawberries.

“We have verified the protecting effect of strawberry extract against damage Continue reading