Showing posts with label apple cider vinegar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label apple cider vinegar. Show all posts

Friday, April 14, 2017

Dietary Ketosis-Measure Guide with Keto Strips

Some people will depend on keto strip to see if they are in dietary ketosis. I will often use keto strips as a guide to confirm I am expelling excess ketones and my body is in the fat burning mode, also so many other signs with out using the strips to tell you are in dietary ketosis which most can tell by keto breath, thirst(I like to add electrolytes and Apple Cider Vinegar(raw ACV) in my water), lack of hunger, and more energy.

Being in Dietary Ketosis means that your body's primary source of energy is fat (in the form of ketones). When you consume adequate protein as well, there's no need for the body to break down its muscle tissue. Ketosis also tends to accelerate fat loss --- once the liver converts fat to ketones, it can't be converted back to fat, and so is excreted. 

Ketones will spill into the urine ONLY when there is more in the blood than is being used as fuel by the body at that particular moment.

You may have exercised or worked a few hours previously, so your muscles would have used up the ketones as fuel, thus there will be no excess. You may have had a lot of liquids to drink, so the urine is more diluted. Perhaps the strips are not fresh, or the lid was not on tight and some moisture from the atmosphere got in.

Some low carbers never show above trace or negative even ..yet, they burn fat and lose weight just fine. If you're losing weight and your clothes are getting looser, you're feeling well and not hungry all the time .. then you are successfully in ketosis. The main thing is don't get hung up buying keto strips, they are just a guide, nothing more, but in the beginning, for some, like me, it motivates me to stay clean eating and focus on the goals, which is good health and optimal weight loss and maintenance.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Apple Cider Vinegar Promotes New Hair Growth

Apple Cider Vinegar cleanses the scalp and promotes new growth by unblocking hair follicles and stimulating scalp circulation. The acids and enzymes in this treatment may kill the pathogens associated with Alopecia hair loss and irritated scalp and shampoo buildup.
Benefits from using the apple cider vinegar rinse:
Will not interfere with color.  Color safe.
It's Natural/Organic
Encourages healthy hair growth.
Prevents dandruff and scalp itch.
Kills fungus and bacteria & cleans dirty scalp.
Removes build up from hair and scalp.
Dissolves residue
Nutrients nourish follicles.
Unclogs follicles.

Clear vinegar has none of the benefits of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Through its processing and distilling, it’s been stripped of everything beneficial and can be detrimental to your health since it is dead instead of alive.
Only raw organic apple cider vinegar has the “mother of vinegar” that makes the vinegar so beneficial. The “mother” is made up of living nutrients and bacteria. You can actually see it settled in the bottom on the bottle.

How To Use:
Massage your scalp with cool water first, open up the hair follicles, then apply with a spray bottle, 50% apple cider vinegar, and 50% filtered water.......spray all over head, and work into the ends of your hair....allow to set for at least 10 minutes. I also apply cayenne pepper paste to areas that are very thinning, my front hair line has thin, and the cayenne pepper paste act as a heat stimulant. I rinse for about 5 minutes with cool water. The strong smell of vinegar will disappear once your scalp and hair dries. I deep condition twice a week with coconut oil, hot treatments work the best since coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft after a cool rinse.

 Here are a few pictures, one is before I started using the ACV taken in 2009 , I had a severe breakout due to my psoriatic arthritis, my scalp usually breaks out, but not as much anymore.

                                   November 2013 AVC is always with me as my normal hair rinse