What is MCT oil and should you use it on keto?

With all the recent hype, if you’re new to keto, you might think it’s part of the “protocol” to put MCT oil in your morning coffee or that MCT oil is required in order to be successful. It isn’t. You don’t have to use MCT oil at all, but it does have some ...

What if You Still Crave Sugar While Doing Keto?

So you’ve cut down on carbs, you’re eating fatty proteins and non-starchy vegetables, and you’re keeping an eye on your electrolytes. Maybe you’ve even lost a few pounds already and your blood sugar or blood pressure is getting better. Clearly, you’re do ...

Can a Keto Diet Cause Ketoacidosis?

One of the biggest misconceptions standing in the way of ketogenic diets being more widely recommended by medical professionals is confusion between nutritional ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis. Let’s take a moment to discuss the differences between the ...

Added Fibers in Keto Foods

Let’s face it: for some people, following a low-carb or ketogenic diet is easy. They ditch the bread, pasta, potatoes, candy, and other starchy and sugary foods and never look back. They’re totally content sticking with fatty proteins, non-starchy vegetab ...

New Year’s thoughts from a Nutritionist

The start of a new year is traditionally a popular time to adopt new health habits, or get back to ones that fell by the wayside during the holidays. It’s true of any year, but maybe this year more than ever. Did you find yourself reaching for high-carb f ...

8 Things to Know Before Starting Keto

You’ve watched a bunch of videos, listened to some podcasts, lurked on a few forums, and you’ve decided you’re gonna do it: you’re gonna try this keto thing. Great! Come on in, the water’s fine! And guess what? It’s as simple as cutting sugar and starch o ...

How Keto Affects the Brain

Apart from the well-documented benefits ketogenic diets provide—like weight loss1, lower blood sugar and blood pressure2, and improved cardiovascular risk factors3—people commonly report sharper thinking. Brain fog disappears, and it’s smooth sailing for ...

Is Keto Dairy Free?

Look at pictures of food on keto social media and no one could blame you for thinking that dairy is required when you’re eating this way. Bowls are filled with cheese covered in rivers of melted cheese, with cheese sprinkled on top for good measure. Peopl ...