About Amber Bogdanowicz

Amber is a freelance writer based in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She studied molecular biology at Bloomsburg University, writes for a number of companies about all sorts of cool things, and enjoys reading about new scientific developments. When she’s not in the lab culturing cells or writing, she’s normally enjoying her time with her dogs or hanging out with her family.

Research Shows Improvement in Anorexia Nervosa Condition With Keto

2018-08-06T23:56:53-04:00By |News|

Research shows the ketogenic diet can potentially improve anorexia nervosa by preserving morale and physical health.1 Here’s what you need to know: Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is a condition characterized by a distorted body image that can become unhealthy and even life-threatening.  People with anorexia nervosa are afraid of being overweight. People with anorexia nervosa [...]

New Potential for Ketogenic Diet to Prevent Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

2018-06-11T15:50:01-04:00By |News|

A new study shows that the keto diet may be able to prevent Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS).1 The current theory is that keto preserves brain chemistry and prevents relapse to a potentially life-threatening condition. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome (AWS) is a set of symptoms and signs that occur 24-48 hours after alcohol consumption in [...]

Woman on Early Menopause Saved By Keto

2018-08-16T20:50:22-04:00By |News|

For years, Megan Ellam struggled with weight, hovering around 220 pounds for most of her adult life.  She tried Weight Watchers, fad diets, eating “clean,” healthy vegetables, and grain-based diets, but nothing worked.  In her late 20s, she started gaining more weight; by 30 she stopped menstruating. Finding the Root of the Problem Megan thought that [...]

Can Sunflowers Improve Digestion?

2018-05-28T15:48:26-04:00By |News|

Sunflowers are beautiful, but they’re more than that.  Did you know they are full of polyunsaturated fats?  Sunflower oil is full of lipids that are considered a healthy addition to your diet.  I’m sure you’ve heard time and time again how unhealthy butter or margarine is for you and that olive oil is the better [...]

Can Eating Algae Make You Healthier?

2018-05-28T15:49:05-04:00By |News|

Have you ever thought about eating algae?  Yes, that green stuff that grows in your fish tank!  Now don’t go eating the algae off your fish tank, but algae may make a great addition to your low-carb diet.  Recent research demonstrates that microalgae can enable your mitochondria to capture the energy of the sun and produce [...]

Studies Show Keto Can Be Used to Fight Common Cancers

2018-06-27T12:01:00-04:00By |News|

Cancer is one of the most invested areas of research in the world, yet no widely accepted cure has been discovered.  Even the therapies that exist are flawed in some way, whether that is in the heavy price tag or the limited success rates.  Well, it’s time to think outside of the box.  Below are [...]

Studies Show How To Prepare For Bariatric Surgery With A Ketogenic Diet

2018-05-28T16:00:09-04:00By |News|

What Is Bariatric Surgery? Bariatric surgery is an extreme procedure performed typically on obese individuals in an attempt to restrict the amount of food the stomach could hold.1 You’ve probably heard of a gastric bypass before. Well, that’s an example of a bariatric surgery. There are other forms, but that’s irrelevant. Let’s focus on gastric [...]

Can Ketosis Reduce Inflammation?

2018-05-28T16:00:30-04:00By |News|

Inflammation is a complicated process. On the outside, it looks like a swelling and reddening of the affected area, and it hurts like heck.  But on the inside, it’s so much more than that.  It’s a tangle of signal cascades involving cytokines, proteins, signaling molecules, etc.  Combine the science with that of the science of [...]

Study Looks Into Dietary Treatment For Kidney Function In Diabetics

2018-05-28T16:02:04-04:00By |News|

Diabetic Nephropathy (DN), a result of diabetes, is characterized by glomerular lesions.  Glomerular lesions refers to some type of damage to the glomerulus in your kidneys which is where your blood is filtered.  This is problematic because proper filtration at the kidneys cannot occur if the filter is damaged.  Piccoli et. al. in “Diabetic Kidney [...]

Researchers Look For Ways to Make Valproic More Effective

2018-05-28T16:02:08-04:00By |News|

Epilepsy affects people of all ages.  In fact, about 50 million people in the world have epilepsy according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 1   These patients typically suffer from seizures which may be due to a number of things: brain damage before or during birth, a traumatic head injury, an infection, genetic syndromes, or a brain [...]

Demystifying Ketoacidosis Versus Ketosis

2018-05-28T16:02:29-04:00By |News|

In order to understand the benefits of the ketogenic diet and the process associated with it, you should understand what it isn’t: ketoacidosis.  Ketoacidosis occurs in both non-diabetic and diabetic cases and denotes high levels of water-soluble ketone bodies which leads to acidic blood.  This relates to type 1 diabetes because this form of diabetes [...]

Be Efficient: Gluconeogenesis vs Ketosis

2018-05-28T16:04:19-04:00By |News|

Low-carb diets promote hormonal changes, including a reduction of insulin and increased levels of glucagon.  When this happens, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase, fructose 1, 6-biphosphatase, and glucose 6-phosphtase activate, and pyruvate kinase, 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase, and glucokinase are inhibited.1  Yes, that hurt my brain too.  All of those fancy enzymes that are activated and inactivated, long story short, favor [...]

Can Unsaturated Fatty Acids Improve Health?

2018-05-28T16:04:55-04:00By |News|

If you’re consuming a healthy, balanced diet, you’re likely consuming fats of all types: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats.  Plus, your body synthesizes saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids for energy, physiology, and structure.  One example of this is palmitic acid made in the liver from starch and sugar - this is a saturated fat.1  However, [...]

Can a Diet Change Treat Endocrine Disorders?

2018-05-28T16:06:12-04:00By |News|

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carb diet that triggers the metabolism of lipids in your body.  Interestingly enough, it just might be the solution to a variety of endocrine disorders. To date, this diet has been studied to treat a number of disorders: neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, acne, cancer, and metabolic disorders.  Now, [...]

Medical Study Investigates Role Diet plays in Fighting Prostate Cancer

2018-05-28T16:07:02-04:00By |News|

Prostate cancer often comes about silently.  Those who are most at risk are men 50 years or older who have a family history of prostate cancer.  Symptoms include difficulty or stopping a urine stream, frequent urination, or pain during urination among other symptoms involving the urogenital tract.1  This disorder becomes especially dangerous if the cancer [...]

Improve Performance and Body Composition

2018-05-28T16:08:08-04:00By |News|

The ketogenic is a classic example of a low-carb diet.  In many low-carb diets, people will consume a small amount of carbs (20%) and protein (30%) with about half their diet being fats.1  In a ketogenic diet, people will consume fats for three-quarters of their diet, carbs for around 5% of their diet and protein [...]

Research Shows Keto May Fight Alzheimer’s

2018-05-28T16:08:12-04:00By |News|

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a type of dementia, a chronic neurodegenerative disease.  It’s characterized by loss of memory and declining cognition.  People with AD typically have problems remembering things and speaking.  They may also suffer from mood swings and behavioral changes.1  AD affects individuals over the age of 65, on average.  On the molecular level, AD [...]