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by 300 · November 16, 2013 at 09:34 PM

I heard Jimmy Moore mention that he is getting a breath ketone meter. I'd like to stop pricking my fingers so much, so I'm interested. Do these work? Anyone out there have one? And how do you get one? Or are they just insanely expensive and... (more)

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erik1 0 · November 16, 2013 at 09:34 PM

I think he may be referring to the Akers Bioscience Metron breath test which is described here: http://www.akersbiosciences.com/products/us/metron/index.php I would be interested in finding out where to buy it (the Metron breath test) to... (more)

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by 5 · August 24, 2013 at 03:29 PM

I have been a large egg eater for ever but the last week I have been getting really bad indigestion from my boiled eggs in the morning what is a super fast fulling breakfast ..I have been trying to keep my carbs low but still get kicked out of... (more)

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August 0 · August 23, 2013 at 05:57 PM

You could try just not eating breakfast. I don't eat until 10am or even later, depending on what I am doing that day. Do you also check what your blood sugar is in the morning? Some of us have higher than normal readings in the morning, which... (more)

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by 5 · July 31, 2013 at 07:39 PM

My ketones have disappeared I tested this morning and I am back in neg from bright purple what have I done wrong ..food in take breakfast 2 eggs ( hate eating breakfast) lunch omelette with bacon spinach mushrooms coconut oil dinner steak salad or... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 31, 2013 at 07:39 PM

How long have you been eating low carb? If it's been several weeks, you may have achieved ketoadaptation. If so, ketones may not register on ketone strips anymore. This is not a bad thing. It means your body is fully adapted to burning fat for... (more)

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by 23 · June 05, 2013 at 03:38 AM

Hi everyone, I've been eating partially paleo (everything paleo except I added potatoes and rice and once a week BAD chocolat) for a year. 3 weeks ago I left out potatoes and rice and started to eat more meat and fish and nuts instead, also a... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · June 05, 2013 at 03:38 AM

I had a similar experience when I went VLC. The smell was way more potent than I'd ever experienced in my life. Also, one armpit (the left one) produced a much stronger smell than the other. This symptom disappeared when I transitioned to a... (more)

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by 5 · May 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Hi my name is Lucas Richard. I am 22, 148.8 lbs (in the morning after urinating), 12% body fat (though there is discrepency; one machine says 12%, one 14%, and the caliper say 17% (if you saw me you'd know that isnt accurate-I've lost 100lbs and... (more)

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Alvaro 0 · May 20, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I would say you need to introduce more real food to your diet, it seems everything you're eating is highly processed. Don't complicate things, keep it simple, go back to basics, eat like a caveman.

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by 0 · September 03, 2013 at 06:22 PM

I was wondering if gluten intolerance could cause dy itchy puffy eyes.I have had blood tests which are normal I am now wondering if it is diet related. Tony.

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paleot 0 · May 13, 2013 at 07:41 AM

From what I've read, gluten intolerance (or just allergies and inflammation in general) can cause everything from a headache to cancer. So, sure, itchy eyes seems pretty straight forward.

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by 0 · April 06, 2013 at 06:22 AM

Hi I am new to Paleo, my husband and I have been trying it almost purely for 4 weeks. When I say almost purely we have had a couple of beers, ceasar dressing out of a bottle, parmesan cheese and cooking a bit with remaining canola oil, that kind... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 09, 2013 at 01:07 AM

Try to avoid beer, because of gluten. However, the "problem" is that your body has re-awaken and it's more sensitive to toxic stuff now. Like alcohol. People on Paleo and keto diets have found that their alcohol tolerance has gone down to about... (more)

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by 20 · January 22, 2013 at 04:52 PM

Sorry to be a (grass fed) chicken, but is it normal to feel shaky, weak, slightly nauseous etc and to have a runny nose, dry mouth and feel a bit 'wired' when you are in week one of ketosis or is this a sign I should stop? This is my first time... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 22, 2013 at 04:30 PM

Sounds like what is referred to as the "low carb flu". Most people get over it in a few days. Drink plenty of fluid and try to get a little extra sodium and potassium in. Some people drink bouillon, but it's hard to find a paleo compliant... (more)

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by 25 · January 13, 2013 at 02:21 PM

hi all! i have been paleo for 57 days and i had to go to the doc today cause i have a uti. they FREAKED out on me, cause i have high ketones and protein in my urine...... is this dangerous?

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borofergie 0 · January 13, 2013 at 02:21 PM

Me too. When my Doctor spotted ketones in my urine as a newly diagnosed T2 diabetic, he threw a wobbly, and I gotted dragged to the diabetes centre and told to "prepare for a night or two in hospital". After an hour or two of interrogation, they... (more)

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by 293 · December 05, 2012 at 08:38 PM

Hi! What's metabolized first: sugar (glucose) or alcohol? If possible, provide detailed explanation or relevant links. Another question: If someone is in ketosis and ketones are the main fuel for one's body (they say 'the person is adapted to... (more)

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April_S_ 0 · December 05, 2012 at 08:38 PM

Your body makes a priority in metabolizing alcohol first. The reason for this is that unlike protein, fats, and carbs, alcohol has no place to be stored, so it has to be oxidized to get rid of it. This answers your next question about alcohol's... (more)

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by 77322 · October 16, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Just curious if it is possible for brain to function on ketones while leaving other parts of the body (e.g. muscles) consume glucose? For example, if one eats coconut oil as well as carbohydrates (not at the same time, of course!), will liver... (more)

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August 0 · October 16, 2012 at 06:59 PM

If you go into ketosis, your muscle tissues become insulin resistant. This isn't a bad thing- glucose is being reserved for the brain. Of course, most doctors will scare the crap out of you and try to get you to take an oral glucose tolerance... (more)

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by 77322 · October 15, 2012 at 06:47 AM

When ethanol is metabolized, ketones are produced. Is it possible to use them as fuel during ketosis (or to enter state of ketosis)? If not, why? Biochemistry-based explanation would be very appreciated! Thanks!

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Mscott 0 · October 14, 2012 at 09:33 PM

This is my understanding of things: Ketones are produced from the acetyl-CoA during low insulin conditions. This occurs when some acetyl-Coa molecules, usually made from fatty acids (or sometimes specific amino acids), don't enter the Kreb's... (more)

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by 5071 · February 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I've read on here that carbs are supposedly parasympathetic, i.e. "calming" I've yet to see any evidence for this. The only way in which I can see how a carbohydrate would be "calming" is if you're spiking your blood sugar and then experiencing a... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 11, 2012 at 05:13 PM

I would assume all paleo foods to be primarily parasympathetic....they all need to access digestion. In addition chronic sympathetic (stress) increases the allostatic load. "This notion can be applied to other physiological mediators, such as... (more)

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by 10 · September 14, 2012 at 06:54 PM

I've got strips to measure concentration of ketones in urine. It is doable to have a concentration between 1.5 and 4 mmol/L on paleo [this range is labelled small concentration] with say 40g of carbs and 40g of proteins [over one day comprising 2... (more)

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nthmost 0 · September 14, 2012 at 06:54 PM

Why do people keep missing the point about ketosis? Your goal is to be in Ketogenesis, not ketosis. Ketosis is the state of producing EXCESS ketones. Thus if you have been in ketogenesis for a while you will not necessarily be in ketosis. Thus... (more)

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by 5 · August 04, 2012 at 09:08 AM

Ive read on some of the other questions about woman who are overweight and have been doing paleo and training that get pregnant but talk about ketones being ok or even good. I have lost close to 20lbs before pregnancy in the last 2-3 months with... (more)

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Rob_34 0 · August 02, 2012 at 06:25 PM

I personally treated my own mother nutritionally for endometrosis, I will write up a detailed account of the nutrition and diet I used in due course but for now I thoroughly recommend introducing some paleo OK starches into your diet. Yams and... (more)

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by 215 · October 01, 2012 at 09:33 PM

I've done research online and am readin about it but I can not wrap my wits around what it even is...help. Simplify/elaborate/spell it out for me?

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Rob_20 0 · June 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Try http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Science-Carbohydrate-Living/dp/0983490708

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by 20 · May 18, 2013 at 02:29 PM

I have been in ketosis for about a week and a half now and rapidly lost about 7-8lbs during the first 7 days. However, for the past 3 days I haven't lost much and have not experienced a boost in energy. I have moderate amounts of ketones in my... (more)

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James_3 0 · June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

This is where most diets nail people (some doing so on purpose). 7-8 lbs in the first week = water weight. After that, it will slow substantially as you start working on fat. A lot of people don't understand the water loss thing, and think the... (more)

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by 14507 · June 12, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Do carnivorous animals run on ketones or do they run on a mixture of fat and glucose (gluconeogenesis)? Are they simply more efficient at converting protein to glucose than humans? Any information would be appreciated.

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Wayne_daniels 0 · June 12, 2012 at 08:54 PM

Great question atlast

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by 1019 · May 22, 2012 at 09:51 PM

I have seen research regarding ketosis being helpful in regards to those with diabetes, mental disorders, epilepsy, etc., but what research is there that shows benefits among healthy adults? Particularly interested in metabolic benefits of ketosis. (more)

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IfYouSaySo 0 · May 22, 2012 at 09:51 PM

If you search on Google Scholar, you'll see Jeff Volek has a pile of studies he's done just on this topic, as well his others on athletic performance. He's the expert in this field - you can spend quite a long time reading his work and his books. (more)

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by 1602 · May 22, 2012 at 07:55 AM

I literally ate pizza and had either wine/rum every day for almost a week. This is not normal for me but lets just say the circumstances were very abnormal. Moving on. I am back on track and its been literally just 24 hours of eating clean. I... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 22, 2012 at 07:52 AM

I'm not sure, but your liver was probably so busy processing all that alcohol that it buffered all those pizza carbs as fatty liver deposits instead of making glycogen. This is the reason that alcoholics get scelrosis of the liver, I... (more)

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by 10 · April 17, 2012 at 07:41 PM

I am NOT on a low carb diet. I eat around 125 to 175 grams of carbs per day. I also IF 16 to 18 hours, eat in a small window. If I am in a fasted state, am I burning fat or carbs? If I am burning fat, is that the same as being in Ketosis? I... (more)

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Ben_Rogers 0 · April 17, 2012 at 07:41 PM

I can always tell when I'm at that "boundary zone" of slipping into ketosis because I become hyper-sensitive to food. I'm actually in the state right now. I fasted yesterday (after a big weekend with lots of extra food). I had a lot of food in my... (more)

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by 753 · April 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

So, when I was in the hospital, they did basic testing and said numerous times that they had found ketones, and it made me think back to what I had eating before I went into the hospital. But I became confused, because the few days before I had... (more)

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Thomy 0 · April 11, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Maybe you ate coconut oil before? The MCTs are directly converted to ketones inside the liver. Also, ketosis has no on/off switch, even on moderate-carb days some of them will still be detectable.

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by 3277 · April 11, 2012 at 05:31 AM

Today, I had 1700 calories, 88g carbs. My diet was 56% fat, 21% carbs, 23% protein. Pretty much all 88g of my carbs was from fruit (banana, strawberry). Question: am I burning any body fat or just the carbs in my diet? Thanks, Mike (more)

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CR 0 · April 11, 2012 at 03:49 AM

Why don't you eat this way for a week and go buy some ketone strips and see? I see a lot of these posts that can easily be answered 100% with some basic home testing, not to belittle your post but if we told you yes or no we could be wrong on... (more)

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by 2368 · March 20, 2012 at 04:00 PM

Hi hackers, I'm aware that a low liver glycogen level inhibits T4 to T3 conversion and therefore may lead to symptoms of hypothyroidism. But is there a connection between the level of ketones in the blood and thyroid function? Suppose somebody... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · March 20, 2012 at 03:36 PM

"Despite not being depleted of liver glycogen," 50-100g is pretty low, and ketones do not refill liver glycogen. So you may be pretty close to depleted if you're active. edit: I don't believe that ketones themselves cause the lowered... (more)

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by 55 · May 08, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Hello! I began a paleo diet 2 weeks ago and am seeing steady but slow results. Walking through Walgreens today I stumbled upon a blood glucose monitoring system that also measures ketones in the blood! After doing some online searches, it... (more)

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Rob_from_ketocure_com 0 · March 19, 2012 at 06:42 AM

I'm glad to see somebody here bought a home blood ketone meter! I used to recommend them here and on other forums, but I stopped because nobody ever listened. My ketone meters are Precision Xtras (I own three). Until recently the Precision... (more)