About Melissa Moore

Missy is a quick-thinking, coffee-fueled copywriter with a deep interest and love for the low-carb lifestyle. She’s married to an active-duty soldier, so she and her family are checking off one state at a time. When not writing, she competes in open water races, runs marathons, and travels with her family to the far corners of the world.

The Hidden Dangers of the HCG Diet

2019-01-31T09:39:27-05:00By |News|

In the past, proponents of the HCG diet hailed it as the secret force behind boosting one’s metabolism while burning fat and supporting measurable weight loss. Even better? These same proponents say dieters can partake in the HCG diet1 safely and effectively without ever feeling hungry. The HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin diet, was first [...]

Avoiding Constipation on the Keto Diet

2019-01-27T10:11:04-05:00By |News|

While the keto diet has gained rapid popularity over the past few years, some naysayers waver on one common issue: constipation. The keto diet, which promotes increased fat intake over carbohydrates, transitions your body into a ketogenic state where fat is used for fuel instead of carbohydrates. Essentially, that means you need to consume less [...]

Upping Fat or Cutting Carbs for Ketosis?

2019-01-14T08:47:11-05:00By |News|

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the keto diet, but one of the biggest questions people have is whether you can get into ketosis by just eating fat. Registered dietician, Franziska Spritzler1 says, “Achieving a state of ketosis can take some work and planning. It’s not just as simple as cutting carbs.” [...]

Carbohydrate Intolerant? Here’s What You Need to Know

2018-12-16T15:20:00-05:00By |News|

By now, we’ve all heard the hype about good and bad carbohydrates, but did you know that there are actually some people who are carbohydrate intolerant? Yes, it’s a real thing, but it’s also what Dr. Lipman1, a leader in integrative and functional medicine, calls a “gray area.” Carbohydrates interact differently with each body, and [...]

Local Challenge To Give Up Sugar Meets Success

2018-11-26T08:59:32-05:00By |News|

In late June of 2018, the town of Tameside in Great Britain decided to take the sugar and diabetes epidemic into their own hands and embark on a 70-day sugar-free challenge1. Designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS), the challenge was originally inspired by one local hospital’s decision to ban [...]

Consumer Demand Calls for a New “Sweet Spot” in Sports Nutrition

2018-11-21T14:23:35-05:00By |News|

Sports nutrition continues to gain momentum in both sports and mainstream markets these days. Luckily for sports and nutrition enthusiasts, the increased consumer demand for healthy, well-rounded sports nutrition products has led to an overall shift towards wholesome, cleaner, and sugar-free alternatives to traditional supplements. Still, the sheer volume of products on the market can [...]

Sugar-Free Jerky Created In Response To Low-Carb Demand

2018-11-07T10:37:37-05:00By |News|

Tired of getting jerked around in the search for low-sugar jerky? Turns out, you’re not the only one, and Tillamook Country Smoker decided to rise to the challenge, meet consumer demands, and launch their new product: Zero Sugar Jerky1. As many advocates of a low-carb lifestyle can attest, finding sugar-free and low-sugar snacking alternatives can be [...]

New PURE Diet Score Calls for UK Dietary Guideline Changes

2018-10-15T10:49:25-04:00By |News|

The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study team recently unveiled their ideal healthy diet at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 20181. The newly-revealed diet score recommends seven particular foods, some of which are in stark contrast to current dietary advice. But what truly sets it apart? See for yourself. The PURE Diet Score is [...]

Avoid Pesticides in Produce with EWG’s 2018 Shopper’s Guide

2018-10-02T11:15:00-04:00By |News|

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2018 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™1 was recently released to help consumers minimize and avoid unwanted toxic pesticides in produce. By the time we reach adulthood, it’s been ingrained in us that both adults and children should eat more fruits and vegetables, regardless of whether we choose organic or [...]

Keto Could Be a Key Factor in Managing Dravet Syndrome

2018-09-26T16:56:39-04:00By |News|

A new study entitled “Treatment Strategies for Dravet Syndrome”1 published in the journal, CNS Drugs2, suggests that a ketogenic diet might offer hope to those who suffer from Dravet Syndrome. The debilitating disease is caused by a mutation in the SCN1A gene, and patients experience a variety of symptoms ranging from severe seizures to delayed [...]

Doctor Says Anti-Ketogenic Study Was Never Really Keto

2018-09-26T11:18:54-04:00By |News|

By now, advocates of the ketogenic diet, as well as those interested in keto, have likely heard about the controversial anti-ketogenic study published in Lancet Public Health Journal1, which stated that the keto diet shaves years off people’s lives. It’s no surprise that people are extremely confused about the conflicting opinions within the medical community. [...]

Debunking Beef’s Bad Rap and the Role of Animal Fat

2018-08-24T11:50:01-04:00By |News|

In recent years, animal fat has suffered a significant image crisis in large part due to its perceived connection with a number of diseases ranging from cardiovascular issues to cancer. Because beef, in particular, is thought to have a large fat content, beef has particularly suffered the effects of this stigma. Advocates of a ketogenic [...]

Burning Fat May Protect You from Harmful Sugar Toxins

2018-08-22T14:05:59-04:00By |News|

New research published in the scientific journal Cell Chemical Biology1 shows that when the body burns fat, it also creates unique compounds that counteract the toxic substances created through metabolizing sugar. Study co-author, Mogens Johannsen, says “You can remove some of the toxic by-products from the sugar metabolism by eating fats or following a low-calorie or [...]

Eliminating Temptations May Be the Key to Successful Weight Loss

2018-08-16T11:20:44-04:00By |News|

A new study from Drexel University shows that teaching dieters the tough reality of losing weight might actually be the key to long-term weight loss1. The study, performed by psychologists over a three-year period, followed more than 250 overweight and obese individuals. The subjects were placed into three different weight loss groups including behavior therapy, [...]

Running Study May Be In Error After Failing To Measure Key Statistic

2018-06-09T13:43:51-04:00By |News|

As the keto-craze continues, chances are you’ve heard one of your friends talk about their ventures into running on keto. Thanks to studies that have shown the ketogenic diet effectiveness at achieving weight loss, it’s become a hot commodity for athletes1, as well. A lot of runners aren’t sure whether it’s for them though, and [...]

Speaker at Natural Products Expo Combats Dietary Misconceptions

2018-05-28T15:49:14-04:00By |News|

Recently, at the 38th annual Anaheim Natural Products Expo West trade show, Dr. Robert Lustig informed participants of several dietary misconceptions1. Dr. Lustig is a professor emeritus of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco2. For years, he’s argued that sugar causes health problems unrelated to calories and focused primarily on childhood obesity and [...]

New Mexico Doctor Believes Keto Could Combat the Diabetes Epidemic

2018-05-28T15:50:38-04:00By |News|

Today, approximately twelve percent of New Mexico residents have diabetes; a number that’s risen from less than five percent in 1990. Last year, it was the sixth-leading cause of death in the state. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand exactly how dangerous diabetes really is. People suffering from diabetes are up to four times more likely [...]

Is This The Answer To Eliminating Sky-High Food Waste?

2018-05-28T15:50:55-04:00By |News|

Jason Nguyen, a registered dietician and nutritionist for the Monongalia Health Department’s WIC program recently stated, “Food waste for a family of four, the average is about $2,300 a year that’s wasted. It’s estimated that over 30 percent of our food is actually thrown away.”2 Those numbers are sky-high, and they bring new issues to light. [...]

Studies Show Keto with No Exercise Beats Standard Diet and Exercise

2018-08-16T20:52:25-04:00By |News|

One of the most common misconceptions regarding health and wellness is that exercise completely cancels out the bad food we consume. A recent study, ‘Induced and Controlled Dietary Ketosis as a Regulator of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome Pathologies,’ due to be published in the journal, Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews, brings the [...]