Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist and author of, “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. He also maintains a busy private practice as founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center, which specializes in the treatment of joint pain using functional nutrition along with cutting-edge, science-based, nonsurgical approaches.

Dr. Silverman is also on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and is a seasoned health and wellness expert on both the speaking circuits and within the media. He has appeared on FOX News Channel, FOX, NBC, CBS, CW affiliates as well as The Wall Street Journal and NewsMax, to name a few. He was invited as a guest speaker on “Talks at Google” to discuss his current book. As a frequent published author in peer-reviewed journals and other mainstream publications, including Integrative Practitioner, MindBodyGreen, Muscle and Fitness, The Original Internist and Holistic Primary Care journals, Dr. Silverman is a thought leader in his field and practice.

Tags: ketogenic | weight loss | carbohydrate | glutathione

Feed Your Brain a Keto Diet

Friday, 23 February 2018 04:04 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Fat is your friend, not your foe — especially when it comes to feeding your brain. While this may seem anywhere from crazy to counterproductive to some, followers of the ketogenic diet have been supporting this claim for almost 100 years.

And compared with the Standard American Diet (SAD), the keto diet is not only safe for helping overweight and obese people lose weight. It also supports those who want to improve their brain health.

The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is based on the idea that eating mostly healthy fats, consuming high-quality protein in moderation, and restricting carbohydrates provides your body with the fuel you need to lose body fat without hunger, weakness, and fatigue.

The reduction in carb intake puts your body into a metabolic state called nutritional ketosis. During ketosis, your body no longer relies on glucose as a primary energy source.

Instead, your liver converts fat into ketones, or ketone bodies, which are a great source of fuel for your brain.

On the keto diet, you’ll get most of your calories from healthy fats found in foods like avocados, grass-fed butter, olives, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds.

However, keep in mind that some nuts and seeds are better than others. You’ll want to choose those that are high in fats and lower in carbs; brazil nuts, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseed are all good options.

You can also eat all of the non-starchy, leafy vegetables you want, as well as other low-carb vegetables like broccoli, peppers, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, cucumber, and zucchini.

In moderation, you can eat protein in the form of grass-fed meats, pasture-raised poultry, cage-free eggs, and wild-caught fish.

Finally, if you want to reach for something sweet, 90 percent dark chocolate is your best option.

On the list of what not to eat? For starters, remember that the keto diet restricts the intake of carbohydrates to achieve a shift from glucose to ketones as a primary fuel source. In order to avoid food high in carbs, limit fruit consumption as it’s higher in sugar content — and forego fruit juice altogether.

You should also avoid grains or starches such as rice or pasta, beans or legumes, root vegetables, and any low-fat or diet products, which are typically highly processed and high in carbs.

Sustain Your Brain with Supplements
Switching from burning glucose as energy to burning fat can be challenging at first. Some people will experience sugar cravings and feelings of withdrawal, or what’s known as the “keto flu.”

To avoid discomfort and support your central nervous system and brain function, there are a number of vitamins and supplements that I recommend while on the keto diet:

Oligonol. This supplement is derived from lychee fruit and helps with post-meal glucose stabilization to keep the body in ketosis. Oligonol also has proven effects on decreasing inflammation and oxidative stress, therefore avoiding damage to the brain

Exogenous ketone salts. These ketone bodies, ingested in either mineral or ester forms, lead to elevated circulatory ketone levels. Beta-hydroxybutyrate, which found in ketone salts, signals cells to release glutathione — a master antioxidant which positively impacts the brain.

Active hexose correlated compound (AHCC). Most ketone esters are cleared and absorbed in the gut, so AHCC is excellent for immune and gut health, as well as the gut-brain axis.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). A type of fat molecule found in coconut oil, MCTs are extremely beneficial for energy and fat-burning. They also enhance ketone production, positively impacting brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which supports your brain’s existing neurons while encouraging new neuron and synapse growth.

By combining a keto diet with nutritional supplements, you’ll not only find success losing weight and gaining energy, but you’ll also provide your brain with long-lasting fuel for optimal function.

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To avoid discomfort and support your central nervous system and brain function, there are a number of vitamins and supplements that I recommend while on the keto diet.
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