My Keto Journey

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I wish I could say, "Oh, I started my KETO journey on such & such date." and show you a picture of what I used to look like before, but I really can't. All I can give you is a rough estimate of March or April 2018 and the promise that I am NEVER looking back!

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Sugar Alcohols: The Bitter Truths

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Ryan Dickey: Microbiologist, Husband, Dad, Doer of Things Healthy.Last Updated: 02-12-2019 In Sugar Alcohols: Sweet and Simple Answers, I discussed the basics of what sugar alcohols are, and their most fundamental qualities. In this post I'm going to be diving deeper. I will still do my best to keep it all in layman's terms so that all can understand, … Continue reading Sugar Alcohols: The Bitter Truths

Sugar Alcohols: Sweet and Simple Answers

Sugar Alcohols

Artificial and alternative sweeteners often get a bad rap, because they've often earned it. Some have been found to be carcinogenic, most have been shown to contribute to diabetes nearly as effectively as sugar, and many come with a slew of side effects that are never reported on the labels. So why should we trust any of these newer alternative sweeteners coming out now? And just how natural are they really when they're being produced on an industrial level. Today, we discuss one group of alternative sweeteners that have been charging to the forefront of the sugar-free market, the sugar alcohols.

Deciding to do Keto

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Going keto sounds downright awful. To give up carbs so completely that you no longer eat any breads, pasta, rice, or delicious desserts? That's not something that most people are running to do. Myself included, but I had some encouragement in the form of an autoimmune disorder that makes me more likely to develop diabetes, and when those first signs of a prediabetic condition appeared, I decided to take action.