Why I became The Ketogenic Pharmacist

I have been a pharmacist for over 20 years. The first 10 years of my career began working as a retail pharmacist. Between the long hours, demanding customers, constantly short-staffed, no lunch breaks, trying to explain how to properly use an inhaler to someone in the drive thru, and barely enough time to run to…
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Are You Part of the 12 Percent?

Metabolic health and metabolic syndrome. What is it and why is it so important? Metabolic conditions include the following: • High blood pressure• High fasting blood sugar• Excess body fat around the waist• Low HDL• High Triglycerides Metabolic syndrome is defined as having any 3 conditions listed above; however, any one of these conditions can…
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Does a Cheat Day Exist on a Ketogenic Lifestyle?

When my wife and I finish a nice dinner, my wife would look at me with puppy dog eyes and ask, “do you want something cold and sweet?” This is code for, “do you want some ice cream?” My immediate reaction is, YES! Who doesn’t want ice cream after a nice dinner?? So… what about…
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Is a Ketogenic Diet a Long-Term Solution?

If you are just beginning a ketogenic diet, you are probably asking yourself, “Is this sustainable for the long-term?” Before I try to answer this question, I prefer to call this a ketogenic lifestyle and not a diet. Diets tend to be short-term; and more often than not, tend to fail. One of the greatest…
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Shop the Perimeter

You have just walked into your grocery store. You are committed to following a ketogenic lifestyle. Where do you go from here? Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated! Simply put: Shop the Perimeter! Most items that are found in the aisles are riddled with extra carbs and hidden sugars which will throw you out…
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What is the Keto Flu and How to Manage It?

You may have heard from people or you may have read some unflattering stories about the dreaded keto flu. What is it? Why does it happen? How do I overcome this? “Keto flu” is a reaction your body may go through when switching from burning sugar to burning fat. This can occur after a few…
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What to Look Forward to on a Ketogenic Lifestyle

You made the decision to adapt to a Ketogenic Lifestyle. This is great news— you have made the first step in improving your metabolic health! I struggle calling this way of eating a “diet.” Diets can end up failing and adapting a ketogenic lifestyle can be sustainable. Once your body transitions from burning sugar to…
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Why a Pharmacist is Essential When Adapting to a Ketogenic Lifestyle

So, you made an important decision. You have decided to make a change. You have heard about the “keto diet” and you want to give it a try… or maybe you want to try the “keto diet” again. You are probably asking, “Where do I start?” Or maybe you’re thinking, “I can do this! I’ll…
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Can I Have Ketchup on My Burger?

If you’re like me, there is nothing better than sinking your teeth into a nice juicy burger. Grilling, frying, or ordering at a restaurant—give me a perfectly cooked burger, and I will give you back an empty plate. Of course, hamburger meat is part of a ketogenic lifestyle. The bun that it comes on however, is…
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