Low carb stands for a diet that is low in carbohydrates (sugars). Fasting is the time that someone is not eating.
We all know that sugars are not good for our health. We also know that constant eating is not good for our health. Hence, the protocol of reducing carbohydrates and avoiding constant eating to achieve better health.This protocol is not a weight loss diet to be used for a set period of time. It is a lifestyle choice to ensure we achieve and maintain better health outcomes.
Both carbohydrate reduction and fasting are supported by scientific evidence and are becoming more widely used by doctors around the world to improve the metabolic health of their patients. This lifestyle choice will put your body in ketosis, which is a state where your body burns fat for energy instead of sugar. If you have excess fat in your body, you will burn it for energy! If you don’t have excess fat in your body, you will burn your dietary fat for energy.
Sugar burning would require constant uptake of sugar through your diet, whereas fat burning is a more efficient fuel and does not rely on constant supply. Ketosis is a healthy homeostasis (a balanced state of health) and integral to the survival of the human species.
There are millions of people around the world following this lifestyle to achieve optimal health and stronger immunity. Some are supported by their doctors’ clinics, while others do it alone or with the help of a nutrition coach.
I have been involved in independent nutrition research since 2015, and currently working on a book about the importance of correct nutrition for optimal health.
I work independently and have no associations with the food or pharmaceutical industries, nor any political organisations that may compromise my analysis.
Nutrition research, as the name suggests, is the research of scientific data related to nutrition and its impact on health.
Researchers can work for universities, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, religious or governmental organisations; in these cases, their research will be significantly affected by biases and various other pressures. Researchers can also work independently.
Researchers who work independently will have no associations with the food industry, pharmaceutical industry or any politically powered nutrition organisations. They usually receive no funds from these bodies, giving them the liberty to examine data objectively.
Independent researchers are rare because research is a time-consuming task that could easily consume every hour of one’s day. That is why independent researchers often put their full-time jobs on hold, or retire early, to get involved in research. Independent researchers usually self-fund their work and some make an earning through the books they publish, the guest appearances they make in conferences or through public donations. As with many other professions, independent researchers are required to disclose any conflicts of interest they may have in their lectures or published work.
To be a good researcher, you need to have a certain level of education to support you with understanding the scientific literature correctly. You need to be able to read, interpret and analyse data in an objective manner. Researchers have varied educational backgrounds ranging from engineering to mathematics, statistics, investigative journalism, philosophy, linguistics, literature, actuarial sciences, chemistry, medicine, anthropology and many more.
Without independent researchers, we would not have the unbiased information we now have about the impact of nutrition on our health; we would not have the same level of objective analyses of data that appear in studies; we would not have the courage to re-examine old myths and unscientific data that have contributed to our ill health -- especially in the last 30 to 60 years.
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The recommendations and any information you read on this site as well as the linked Facebook groups do not constitute medical advice. The coaching sessions I offer are intended to support you in making better nutrition and lifestyle choices to improve your health. It is recommended that you consult a medical doctor for diagnosis, tests and medication.
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