Category Archives: Health

Supplements for Insulin Resistance (IR)

by Cat,  June 2007; updated May 2019 Healthful meals are comprised of whole foods as much as possible, especially fresh (or home canned/frozen) organic or biodynamic foods grown by someone you know.  It means avoiding prepared and processed foods (commercially … Continue reading

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Supplements Intro

by Cat,  June 2007; updated May 2019 I don’t intend to suggest that taking supplements can provide the same health benefits as eating healthful meals made from whole foods. Supplements are intended to support our health when there is a dietary … Continue reading

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Magnesium Chloride, 80% solution

By Cat, 2019;  Image, right, from Step to Health (8)  In my article Minerals: Magnesium (About) I discuss why magnesium is so important, foods that are high in magnesium, and supplemental forms of magnesium. In this article, I dig deeper into … Continue reading

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Minerals: Magnesium (About)

by Cat, July, 2007; Updated Aug 2017 re: “chew chew chew” for mineral absorption. Image, right, from Step to Health (8) Magnesium is a very important mineral for humans, but it is not so easily absorbed from foods or most supplements. … Continue reading

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Minerals

by Cat,  July, 2007; Updated Aug 2017 re: “chew chew chew” for mineral absorption; updated 5/4/19 What is a mineral, from a nutrient perspective? Wikipedia (6C) states, “As a group, minerals are one of the four groups of essential nutrients, … Continue reading

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MTHFR Gene Mutation: Dietary and Testing Recommendations

by Catherine M. Haug,  Aug 12, 2017; updated May 4, 2019 The MTHFR gene is important because it is involved in the necessary conversion of  one amino acid to another: from homocysteine to methionine. The gene mutation means this conversion is … Continue reading

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Ketogenic Diet: Carb/Protein/Fat (CPF) Counters (Tables)

by Catherine M. Haug,  June 22, 2013; updated Apr 2019 These counters provide nutrient information: (carbs, protein and fat) for various categories of foods (See “Includes” list below). Note that two types of carbs are indicated in the tables: Total Carbs, … Continue reading

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Ketogenic Diet: Daily Outline

by Catherine M. Haug,  June 22, 2013; updated Apr 2019 This article is about the regular Keto diet (not the CKD version). Includes: 1.General recommendations; 2. Outline by meal, with calorie and gram data See also: 1. Diet and Health Menu; 2. … Continue reading

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Healthful fatty foods and oils (and not-healthful fats to avoid)

By Cat, April 2019 (Image, right, from an article on Signature Foods; link has been lost) I’ve been working on moving my health articles from my old iWeb site to this blog; in that process I review and update each … Continue reading

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Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD) and Metabolic Mitochondrial Therapy (MMT)

by Catherine M. Haug,  July 2017; updated April 2019 July 2017: I started the ketogenic diet in 2013, giving up all sugar/starch-containing foods (except for fresh fruits). That wasn’t so hard, because after the first 2 days of the diet, … Continue reading

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