Wednesday, April 8, 2020

5G and Coronavirus | Salty Talk 004 | THRR

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Kelly Brogan MD IG:

Wireless absorption data:

Cameron Kyle-Sidel Co-opted Youtube link:

Dana Ashlie videos on 5G:

Koch’s Postulates:

Kochs postulates applied to Virus:

Viral ID methods:


Benefits of viral DNA:

Viral DNA in human DNA:

Viral Replication:

Central Dogma of Molecular Biology:

Bacterial Replication:

HIV virus denialism:

Retracted HIV/AIDS 30 year review:

Gas exchange:

Basic lung A&P”

SARSCOV2 and surfactant:

Blood transfusion for carbon-monoxide:

Blood transfusion (for RBC’s) for COVID19:

EMF review paper:!po=42.5000

Overview of 5G risks:

Pandemic through time:

Smallpox and Native Americans:


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Should You Try Intermittent Fasting While Doing Long Term Keto?

You’ve been keto for a few months now (or longer). You know what you’re doing. You feel good about where you are. You’re fat-adapted. You’ve got a slew of recipes under your belt, your gym performance has normalized, the keto-flu is a distant memory. And now, you’re looking to explore further. The natural next step is intermittent fasting.

But is it the right move?

Does intermittent fasting work if you’re keto?

The short answer is: Yes. Intermittent fasting works really, really well if you’re on a ketogenic diet.


Keto smoothes the fasting transition

One way is that being keto makes the transition into fasting smoother and easier.

Fasting shifts you into fat-burning mode. You have no exogenous food coming in, and your only source of energy is the fat that sits on your frame. Anyone who fasts, whether they’re coming from a high-fat diet or a high-carb diet, will end up burning fat.

Keto is fat-burning mode. You have very little dietary carbohydrate coming in, and your body must deal with the “glucose deficiency” by converting fat into ketone bodies—an alternative fuel source that can power many of the same tissues that normally run on glucose.

Long-term keto is even better for fasting. Since you’ve taken the time to get truly fat-adapted, you’ve built the metabolic machinery—the actual mitochondria, the power plants of your individual cells that convert nutrients into ATP—necessary to burn free fatty acids directly. Your reliance on actual ketones goes down, your ability to burn fat directly goes up, and your ability to seamlessly switch between eating and fasting skyrockets.

The problem with going from a high-carb diet to intermittent fasting is that you have to start all over again each time. You have to go through the process of converting your metabolism from sugar-burning mode to fat-burning mode. That takes time and energy, and it often triggers the “keto flu”—that collection of symptoms ranging from headaches to fatigue to brain fog to irritability.

When you fast on a ketogenic diet, there’s no keto flu because you’re already in ketosis and fat-burning mode. The transition is easy because your body has already made the transition, and you can move on and start reaping the benefits of fasting more rapidly.

Keto speeds up fat loss while fasting

Another way fasting works better when you’re in ketosis is for losing weight, specifically body fat.

A 2013 study compared low-fat dieters on an alternate day fasting schedule with low-carb dieters on an alternate day fasting schedule. Both groups lost weight and improved metabolic health markers, but the low-carbers lost more body fat. They were already in “fat-burning mode.” Fasting just kicked it up a notch. Meanwhile, the high-carb group had to take extra time to start burning body fat, and as a result, they lost less overall.

A more recent study putting low-carbers on a fasting schedule for six months saw their body fat drop, lean mass remain stable, and fasting insulin decrease. However, there was no control group and the low-carb diet was still 30% carbs. I think you’d see better results if you dropped those carbs down even lower to full-on ketogenic status.

Keto keeps appetite down while fasting

A third way keto improves the fasting experience is through appetite reduction. Most fasts fail because the faster gets too hungry, too quickly. In the modern food environment where tens of thousands of delicious calories beckon from all angles at any given time, hunger is difficult to resist. And once you eat, the fast is over.

Ketosis suppresses appetite, setting you up for a successful fast free of the kind of ravenous hunger you can’t ignore. This occurs on a physiological level, with keto actively lowering the increase in hunger hormones that normally occurs with caloric restriction. When people attempt to eat less—or no—food despite wanting more, they butt up against their own physiology. Few win that battle.

Is intermittent fasting healthy if you’re in ketosis?

Okay, so we’ve established that intermittent fasting works when you’re on a long-term ketogenic diet, and that it works even better than it does on a higher-carb diet. You lose weight more easily, your metabolism doesn’t have to “switch” to fat-burning mode because you’re already in it, and you often find yourself forgetting to eat rather than fighting off cravings. But what about the health effects—is fasting a good idea from a health perspective if you’re already in ketosis?

Muscle loss

One potential problem people new to fasting worry about is muscle loss. After all, if you’re not eating any food at all, it seems possible that you’ll burn through muscle to make up for the lack of incoming energy. This can happen, but not always.

If you’re coming off a high-carb diet, fasting is more likely to result in muscle loss. Your body still expects, still wants sugar, and it will extract and convert the amino acids found in your muscle tissue to get it. This gives you the glucose you (think you) require, but it results in loss of lean muscle mass. Since lean mass is one of the most important markers of good health, any loss of lean mass is undesirable, unwanted, and unhealthy.

If you’re coming off a long-term ketogenic diet, fasting is less likely to result in muscle loss. Ketones spare muscle tissue by reducing your need for glucose. It turns out that a fair number of tissues that would otherwise run on glucose can run on ketones instead. Being in a ketogenic or low-carb fat-burning state before you fast accentuates this effect.

Stress and cortisol

Another potential issue is stress. Food availability can be a major stressor in the human body, and and if zero food is coming in, that’s a whole of potential stress. Intermittent fasting can increase cortisol, which is the hormone released when the body responds to a stressful situation.  How does keto affect the cortisol-stress response to fasting?

Your body induces a stress response to fasting in order to procure more glucose. Cortisol is released to trigger gluconeogenesis in the liver, which creates glucose out of amino acids (usually taken from muscle tissue). Your body perceives the lack of incoming glucose as a stressor, and activates the stress response.

This stress response doesn’t happen to the same extent if your body doesn’t perceive the lack of incoming glucose as a problem. The harmful cortisol spike only occurs if your body needs glucose and can’t get it. What if your body doesn’t feel the need for glucose? What if you’re, say, on a long-term ketogenic diet, have full adaptation to ketones and free fatty acids, and simply don’t need very much glucose?

Your body won’t have the same negative stress response to intermittent fasting, nor will it accumulate all that cortisol.

How to Fast on Keto: Tips to Make it Easier

As I said earlier, keto and fasting go hand in hand, but there are a few key things to keep in mind for making your fast a success.

  • Take electrolytes—sodium, magnesium, potassium
  • Drink coffee or tea
  • Take walks
  • Lift weights
  • Start small—14 to 24 hours

Take electrolytes

One major reason why people complain about energy and fatigue when intermittent fasting is they’re not eating enough salt and other electrolytes. Try 4.5 grams sodium (about 2 teaspoons of fine salt or a little under 3 teaspoons of kosher salt), 300-400 mg magnesium, and 1-2 grams of potassium each day on top of your normal food.

Drink coffee or tea

Both coffee and tea are non-caloric, so they won’t break the fast. They give your mouth something to do, in case you do get hungry. And they contain caffeine, which increases fat-burning and should make the fast more tolerable and more beneficial.

Take walks

Keeping active with walks and other types of low-level physical activity will get your mind off any residual hunger and increase fat oxidation. Anything that speeds up your fat utilization will increase ketone production and enhance the beneficial effects of the fast.

Lift weights

Lifting weights staves off any muscle loss that can occur on a fast by sending an anabolic message to your body: that your lean mass is important, that you’re still using it, that you can’t afford to lose it.

Start small

If you’re fasting for the first time, aim small and start with a fast lasting 14-24 hours. Women may need special considerations, however, so read this post summing up all the possible interactions between sex and fasting.

To answer the question posed in the title: Yes, it’s probably a good idea to try intermittent fasting while on a long-term ketogenic diet. If nothing else, it’s safe and should be easy to do—and it may offer many benefits.



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Kalam F, Gabel K, Cienfuegos S, et al. Alternate day fasting combined with a low-carbohydrate diet for weight loss, weight maintenance, and metabolic disease risk reduction. Obes Sci Pract. 2019;5(6):531-539.

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Clean Beauty Essentials + Beautycounter Promo Code

While I love my luxurious face skincare, most of us are focusing back to basics right now. These are 10 of my favorite Beautycounter products that are safe, effective, and clean beauty essentials. 

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Back to Basics

You’ve most likely heard me rave about my skincare regimen and love affair with Beautycounter’s beautiful eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and bold lipsticks. I often forget to mention the Beautycounter clean beauty essentials that we use in our home regularly. As we are spending the majority of our days at home (please say you are!), you might be forgoing your jeans and normal makeup routine for your favorite leggings and foundation-free face (I know I am). But, with all of our hand washing and daily bathing to keep any bad bugs away, it’s important that our cleansers and lotions are free of fragrance and safer, too. Plus, all of these are 20% off for new customers, so it’s a great time to try out some safer everyday products. Scroll down to find out how to get a 20% off Beautycounter promo code.

These are my top 10 clean beauty essentials:

1. Hydrating Body Lotion

This lotion has the most lovely, light citrusy scent. It is lightweight and fast-absorbing — perfect for slathering all over your body after a shower. Chock full of nourishing ingredients like macula, mongongo, and safflower seed oils, plus shea and jojoba butters, it is rich in antioxidants and amino and fatty acids (important for us to eat regularly, too!). The Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer is also fantastic (especially for dry or irritated skin) – and the guys love it as it’s scent-free.

2. Body Wash in Citrus Mimosa

This citrusy body wash is new to me! I recently ordered it and am very impressed with how little you need to suds up a whole loofah. (It smells great too – light and fresh citrus). And if the men in your life want something a little more masculine, the Charcoal body wash is a customer favorite. (Thomas and I both use it!)

beautycounter citrus mimosa body wash review

3. Shampoo & Conditioner

I’ve tried several cleaner shampoo and conditioners in the past and found their either smelled way too herbal and strong or they didn’t suds up at all. I like my shampoo to foam and my conditioner to be super smooth all the way down my pony tail. Since buying the Daily Shampoo + Conditioner I’ve been really happy!

kath's hair

Plant-based ingredients for great clean and shine:
  • Amaranth Protein: infuses hair with moisture and shine, helping to reverse the appearance of dull-looking hair
  • Grapefruit Peel Oil: rich in antioxidants, it helps cleanse the hair by removing residue build up
  • Marula Oil and Rooibos Leaf Extract: helps deliver shine

beautycounter daily shampoo and conditioner

4. Hand Soap & Hand Cream

Hopefully y’all are washing your hands as much as we are. We are going through hand soap like no tomorrow! We keep this hand soap and hand lotion set by every sink in our house (it also makes for a great house-warming or “thinking of you during COVID-19” gift). Both the Hand Wash and Hand Cream are packed with nourishing ingredients – including organic aloe and calming chamomile. Plus they leave a subtle citrus scent.

beautycounter hand wash and hand cream

5. Kids Bath Collection

We use this trio of products for Mazen (and the baby wash on Birch). The pumps are easy for Mazen to do himself in the shower, and the scents are great. They last us a long time!

beautycounter for kids

6. Sunscreen

It may only be early spring, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking about sunscreen. Beautycounter offers an entire line of sun care products, but one thing we always have in a drawer by the front door (and in our cars and bags, too) is the Mineral Sunscreen Stick with SPF 30. Even though it’s a zinc-based formula (physical blocker from UVA and UVB rays), it goes on clear, and the cocoa butter-infused stick makes it perfect to smoothly swipe across a squirming kids’ face! Head’s up: there’s a new sheer face sunscreen coming for wearing under makeup later this spring!! I also love the Sunscreen Mist because it combines the safety of a non-nano zinc-based block with an easy non-aerosol spray to cover a large area of the body at once. Note all of Beautycounter’s sunscreens are reef safe. I wore them all last summer and never burned.

7. Shaving Cream

Thomas is a huge fan of the entire Counterman collection, especially this shaving cream. And I’m not gonna lie, I’ll use it to shave too. The shaving cream has soothing ingredients like shea butter and aloe plus Beautycounter’s Sequoia Stem Cell Complex to protect skin from everyday environmental stressors.

8. Counterstart (new!)

Beautycounter recognizes that some people want a very basic, no fuss skincare routine – pandemics aside – which is why they created this budget-friendly face cleanser and moisturizer duo. It’s perfect for anyone with few skincare concerns and wants to ease into switching to safer skincare products. Both the cleanser and moisturizer are made with coconut oil and aloe vera, and are gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Counterstart duo

9. Foaming Face Wash (new!)

This brand new foaming face cleanser was created for those who have basic skincare needs. If you have combination skin or need a gentle hydration boost, this is for you. A one-stop shop cleanser for everyone in your house – mom, dad, and teenagers included. I haven’t gotten to try this or Counterstart yet, but I can’t wait! Key ingredients:

  • Phytic Acid: sourced from rice, it gently exfoliates to aid in cell turnover to help skin breathe for a natural glow.
  • Plum Oil: rich in omega 6 and vitamin E, helps provide nutrients for vibrant, healthy-looking skin.
  • Squalane: derived from olives, draws moisture into the skin and visibly restores elasticity.

10. Lip Balm

Whatever we put on our lips, we consume, so I’m now adamant about all of my lip products being super safe. Beautycounter’s lip conditioners (in both peppermint and calendua) are ultra-hydrating for dry, chapped lips thanks to softening avocado oil, shea butter, meadow foam seed oil, and jojoba. I always keep one on my night stand and put it on at bedtime.

Beautycounter Promo Code: 20% off your first order

If you’re been wanting to try some safer products, now is a great time since you can get 20% off your order with a special one-time promo code. Head to through any of the above links and you’ll see a banner at the top of the page for the offer. Enter your email and you should receive a personal promo code within minutes. Use it to try these essentials or get 20% off a skincare regimen, like the Countertime Regimen I use or the Overnight Resurfacing Peel. Make sure you select me (Kath Younger) as your consultant at checkout so I can take care of you as my client <3

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