How You Can Start a Meditation Practice Today

When shifting to the ketogenic (keto) lifestyle, many people are discovering that a meditation practice can be a big help in accomplishing their life goals. Meditating is widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to counteract the effects of daily stress—one of the biggest contributing factors of many diseases. Having a regular meditation practice has been shown to lower blood cortisol levels. It’s also a wonderful way to get connected to yourself, your needs, and your aspirations. It can improve your ability to stay focused, give you clarity and purpose, and help you get more out of your days. Having a regular meditation practice can potentially even unwind the effects of epigenetic and generational trauma.

Fat Is Bad and Other Myths About Fat

Looking at all the no-fat and reduced-fat foods in the grocery store, you might think that eating fat is some kind of revolutionary, new concept. But the fact of the matter is that there is nothing “newfangled” about eating foods rich in dietary fats. Humans all over the world evolved eating traditional diets full of naturally occurring animal and plant-based fats. What’s actually “newfangled” is all the processed foods that have had their natural fat content removed and replaced with artificial sweeteners and emulsifiers to give them some flavor back. These kinds of foods have really only been popular since the 1980s, and their popularity depends, in part, on the perpetuation of several myths about fat.