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How long does it take to get into ketosis?
How long does it take to get into ketosis?

Evolution has gifted humans with two fuelling systems. One uses fats, and the other uses carbohydrates. In truth, we usually use a bit of both, and the balance depends on circumstances. For example, initiating movement, and short power bursts, like jumping or sprinting, are when our muscles use carbs to fuel. Conversely, when we are walking or jogging slowly, we predominantly burn fats. This complex subject is outside the scope of this article but will be the subject of another blog. So, if you’re that exercise fiend, watch this space.

Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?
Are artificial sweeteners bad for you?

By reducing your high GI carbs and sugars, and fat adapting your body, you will find your sweetness where you least expected it, as your ‘polluted’ taste buds recover. You will find natural sweetness in vegetables, that you had long since forgotten. Our policy at whisperer HQ, is not to substitute sugar with sweeteners, but accept the new tastes on your new journey and rejoice in them.

Weight loss journal
Weight loss journal

Rising levels of obesity and metabolic diseases globally make weight loss one of our biggest challenges. Fixing this pandemic is going to be tough. Research informs us that a staggering 45% of people are currently trying to lose weight. People need all the help that they can get. And a weight loss journal can be part of that solution.

How does late-night eating affect circadian rhythm?
How does late-night eating affect circadian rhythm?

We have body clocks in every one of our 31 trillion cells. We are rhythmical creatures and evolved to adapt to the changing conditions of day and night, so how does late-night eating affect circadian rhythm?

Why oxytocin matters
Why oxytocin matters

We evolved to live in social groups and evolution endowed us with genes and chemicals such as oxytocin to keep us that way. Oxytocin influences our behaviours and our health. Found throughout the animal kingdom, it has been with us for a staggering 100 million years. Oxytocin helps us to meet our social needs by cementing and supporting our relationships, our deep interpersonal and social bonds.

Can Apple Cider Vinegar help with Weight Loss?
Can Apple Cider Vinegar help with Weight Loss?

Apple cider vinegar has a long pedigree, shrouded in mystery; a folklore remedy found in many cultures from the Babylonians to the Aryans to Samurai warriors, who used it for strength and power. More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates recognised its value as an antiseptic, and latterly, apple cider vinegar was used to treat wounds in the battle fields of WW1 and the US civil war. In recent years, people have explored its use in heart health, weight loss and diabetes.

How many hours sleep do you really need?
How many hours sleep do you really need?

How many hours sleep do you really need per night and why is melatonin so important?

How to sleep better
How to sleep better

Small changes to your life can make big differences to your sleep and thus your health. Getting the right amount of sleep allows both your brain and body to function at their peak levels and get the most from your life.

How to avoid Christmas Weight Gain and still indulge
How to avoid Christmas Weight Gain and still indulge

Every year, most people put on weight; it’s only a small amount, but it soon starts to mount up. And for many people, the weight piles on, not during the year but during the holidays. Here’s the bad news; the road may be paved with good intentions, but we know that typically people do not lose those holiday pounds in January. This annual weight gain is making a big contribution to the obesity pandemic.

Weight Loss Coffee, Fact or Fiction?
Weight Loss Coffee, Fact or Fiction?

Every day, we drink over 2 billion cups of coffee, the world’s favourite drink! Originating in Ethiopia, coffee is one of the most important commodities in the world. It is grown worldwide throughout the ‘Bean Belt’; the area surrounding the equator between the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer.

Are mushrooms good for you?
Are mushrooms good for you?

Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you can’t go wrong with mushrooms. Mushrooms reduce the risk of cancer and may reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. They are rich in fiber, prebiotic food for your gut bugs and also a healthy keto food.

Is Organic Food Better for You?
Is Organic Food Better for You?

Organic food has differences to conventional food in term of safety, micronutrients and health. Discover the facts before you choose.

Why Green Tea is Good for you?
Why Green Tea is Good for you?

Green Tea is touted to be one of the healthiest drinks, loaded with antioxidants, polyphenols and catechins. But does the hype live up to the evidence? We look for scientific proof of the benefits of green tea.

Why the Gut Microbiome is crucial for your Mental Health
Why the Gut Microbiome is crucial for your Mental Health

Your gut microbiome or gut bugs assist your brain, helping with mood regulation and appetite. There is a relationship between stress and gut bug composition. Healthy gut bugs are vital for good mental health.

How to boost your immunity to infection
How to boost your immunity to infection

Your immune system determines how your body will respond to infection including Covid-19. Find out how to boost your immunity and protect yourself against covid-19.

How can I prevent Coronavirus with lifestyle changes?
How can I prevent Coronavirus with lifestyle changes?

The development of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the progression of the disease is related to your health and well-being. We share tips on how to boost your immunity to Covid-19 and how to protect yourself and your family.

How your Metabolism affects your chance of catching Covid-19
How your Metabolism affects your chance of catching Covid-19

Your metabolism determines not just your risk of catching covid-19, but also the severity of the infection. In stark reality, your metabolism determines whether you are hospitalised and whether you live or die.

Why diets don't work
Why diets don't work

We are told that if we reduce our calories, we will lose weight. We are told over and over again that calories in equals calories out.

Fat Adaptation and Intermittent Fasting
Fat Adaptation and Intermittent Fasting

Fat adaptation can be achieved by a combination of a low carb diet and intermittent fasting. Fat adaptation allows you to burn fat and lose weight. Using fat to fuel is a natural process, but may need to be trained-the process of fat adaptation.

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Fasting is safe and is as old as the hills. Fasting has significant health benefits and elicits responses that improve blood sugar control, reduce inflammation, increase stress resistance and control weight.

Keto Diet - A Guide to Ketogenesis
Keto Diet - A Guide to Ketogenesis

The keto or ketogenic diet is a low carbohydrate, high fat diet, used in weight loss and some medical conditions. Fats are the main source of energy.

Carbs, Snacking, Insulin and Fat Trapping
Carbs, Snacking, Insulin and Fat Trapping

Here at the whisperer we love fats and proteins, but we especially love unrefined carbs, what your parents used to call “your greens”, these are the things that contain lots of fibre which keep your gut and bowel healthy. We hate refined and super refined carbs. Here's why...

About Metabolic Syndrome
About Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions which increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Reversing metabolic syndrome by eliminating the causes will improve your health and well-being.

Why are Blue Zones important?
Why are Blue Zones important?

The Blue Zones are places in the world where people live healthy long lives and do not suffer from long-term diseases.

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