Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics?

Since my last instalment of blog on ketogenic diet, the question of probiotics and prebiotics came up. While our diet has significant impact on our gut flora, there are other factors as well.

Did you know that we have over 3 trillion bacteria in our gut that work synergistically with the body?  Yes, there are more bacterial cells than human cells.

The good bacteria help to protect us from the harmful bacteria by keeping them in check. The good bacteria also help to regulate inflammation and produce useful substances like vitamin K and short-chain fatty acids (e.g. butyrate) that helps to protect our intestinal lining. Continue reading “Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics?”

Thinking of going Keto?

There is a lot of buzz around ketogenic diet these days.

Personally, I used this method myself to control my creeping blood sugar. And yes, it worked.

Does this mean everyone should be on a ketogenic diet? No!

We are all a little different, and we have different needs. For some people, going keto simply makes them miserable, or sicker.

What is ketogenic diet? Most of the time, our bodies use glucose as a form of fuel to keep the cells functioning and grow. But sugar is not the only energy source.  The body is also capable of burning fat, producing ketones as fuel to keep the body functioning.

Continue reading “Thinking of going Keto?”