by Tina Sendin September 17, 2019
TL;DR Dirty keto diet is the classic case of having a cake and eating it too. It could make you lose weight, but it’s not really the proper way of doing a keto diet. In fact, it could do your body more harm than good.
Keto diet, the diet of the hour.
It’s hard to miss in any conversations around wellness and losing weight. Almost always, success stories would come up. Recipes have abounded on Instagram and lifestyle blogs.
It has taken not just America, but the whole world, by storm. Only a mere advertising slogan before, the “lose-weight-fast” dream has turned into reality for many people.
Keto diet, the high-fat-low-carb plan, is turning everyone’s bodies into a fat-burning machine.
But is everyone doing it right?
Keto diet is a meal plan that involves a drastic reduction in carbs intake and eating more foods rich in fat. Doing so will put the body into ketosis, which makes it an efficient fat-burning machine, providing more energy and causing weight loss over time. The ultimate goal of a keto diet is to metabolize the fats, instead of sugar or glucose.
According to Dr. Oz, the specific breakdown is to have “75 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbs” in your daily meals.  He recommends focusing on whole, natural ingredients, like:
Not all keto diets are created equal. There are intentionally healthy ones, and there are those that seem more like having the cake and eating it too (literally and figuratively).
Bulletproof has listed down the various ways people are doing their own keto diets: 
That last kind, the “Dirty Keto”, lives up to its name. It’s when you lose weight, but deep within you lives an unhealthy system.
Wellness physician Dr. Josh Axe explains that while dirty keto diet maintains the same macros – 75 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbohydrates – it doesn’t bring the same amount of nutrients as the whole, natural kind. 
Cheese, burger, bacon, pizza – they may have the same fat-protein-carbohydrates component but come on, in what universe are they considered healthy?
This kind of diet will do more harm than good to the body. Dr. Oz explains that most of the fat found in dirty keto is “filled with saturated fat which can lead to serious health problems like heart disease.” 
Despite its name, keto flu is not your usual flu. It’s more like the initial side effects as you’re just starting out with keto diet, or the negative symptoms you may experience if you’re on a dirty keto.
According to Healthline, keto flu “includes poor energy and mental function, increased hunger, sleep issues, nausea, digestive discomfort and decreased exercise performance.” 
Keto flu happens in a dirty keto diet because of all the sodium and preservatives from processed foods. This causes the bloated feeling – not just momentarily – but the entire time you’re on a dirty keto diet.
Aside from being bloated, eating unhealthy foods can lead to dehydration and constipation, sometimes coupled with dull hair and skin!
According to Dr. Axe, even if you’re successfully losing weight with dirty keto, the long-term consequences may come haunting you. A dirty keto diet may lead to inflammation and nutrient deficiency.
It may also be counter-productive in the long-term, as all the weight you’ve lost could be gained right back.
Both Dr. Axe and Dr. Oz recommend getting rid of short cuts and doing the keto diet the right way. This may be done by focusing on wholesome, natural foods. This isn’t to say that you’ll have to bid farewell to bacon and cheeseburger. But eating them sparingly and making sure that healthy foods always outweigh the naughty ones will help you achieve your keto diet objectives.
A dirty keto diet isn’t the only thing people do to mess up their keto diet. Watch this space for part 2 of this article: 8 mistakes people make in keto diets.
by Tina Sendin September 08, 2020
Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “the only constant thing in the world is change.”
In many ways this rings true, and if we were to look at one concrete evidence, there’s 2020.
But for many women, another constant thing in life (a monthly occurrence to be exact) is menstrual cramps.
They are very common that according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, menstrual cramps – or dysmenorrhea – affects 20 percent of American women so severe it interferes with their daily activities. 
by Tina Sendin August 18, 2020
Gout is a kind of arthritis that is characterized by an inflammation of the joints. Those suffering from gout describe the attacks as sharp and severe, accompanied by sore, swollen joints. If you'd like to know more about how to avoid gout attacks, what to eat and other things you can do, then read this article.
by Tina Sendin July 28, 2020
If you’ve just signed up for that virtual yoga class or dusted off the stationary bike from the attic, odds are you may have experienced DOMS – or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. In layman’s terms, sore muscles.
You may know this to be a normal, almost usual occurrence already. But if lockdown life is already making you a little more curious, or you find yourself having more time to look deeper into things, this article will let you in on why.
Disclaimer: Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and information found on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.