Ketosis: Weight Loss Through Metabolic Recovery

Ketosis Involves Switching from Carb Burning to Fat Burning for Better Health!


Island Healthworks discusses the weight loss benefits associated with ketosis, plus key nutritional & lifesytle considerations.

Ketosis enhancing diets contain protein, healthy fats, vegetables, nuts, seeds and low carbs to encourage the body to run on ketones, not simple carbs.

You are not just what you eat – what you eat affects how your body processes energy. How you process energy profoundly affects your physical condition. Healthy cells and organs, weight loss and vital energy are all defined by the state of your metabolism.

Most of us have adapted in a sort of personal evolutionary process to become dependent, read ‘hooked’ on carbs. As a result, we accumulate fat while relying on carbs, driving both weight gain, unstable blood sugar levels read ‘highs and lows’ in both mood and energy, and even stress on the nervous system and the creation of mental health pressures.

To improve your overall health, you can try a diet that raises ketone levels in your body and reduces carbohydrates  such as potatos, white rice, bread, buns, cookies, refined sugar and other simple carbohydrates. This approach causes the body to burn fat as your fuel instead of glucose for your energy source.  Island Healthworks recommends 70% fats and proteins, plus 20% mixed vegetables, and finally, 5% fruit, 5% carbs, since these last two items are so high in sugar. Fats should consist of non trans-fat, clean fats such as coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, olives and organic butter. Proteins intake should be comprised of nuts, seeds, beans and peas, eggs, fish, especially wild salmon and poultry. Carbs can consist of healthy foods such as organic potatos, quinoa, rice and millet in moderation.

Keep in mind that you should try to find organic products to the extent possible for your diet.

In a state of ketosis, the body burns fatty acids instead of carbs to create ketones as a replacement fuel for the liver glycogen stores that are being depleted. Deriving the name from the old German word Aketon, meaning acetone, ketones are organic compounds containing carbon and oxygen molecule groups. Their presence indicates alternative source of fuel is being utilized as a switch is flipped to enable a pure “fat burning for fuel mode” as discussed by health author and diet expert Kevin Geary.

Island Healthworks discusses the benefits of ketosis as a way to support weight loss, increase energy and stabilize blood sugar levels. Increased performance when exercising is a potential benefit of ketosis.

Ketosis increases energy & performance while supporting weight loss. The right protein shakes are an appropriate performance food compatible with a shift toward ketosis.

Running on ketones through the burning of fat, the body is able to operate both physical and mentally without relying on addictive, blood sugar destabilizing carbs and depending on glucose to such a detrimental extent.

There are three primary factors to consider when transforming your metabolic processes through ketosis.

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Paw-Paw Herb – The Cellular Health Herb

Paw-Paw Herb Targets Health at the Cellular Level, Affecting ATP

Paw-Paw is a herb that offers potential as a cellular tonic. Island Healthworks article.

Paw-Paw is the largest Fruit in the United States & a Plant of Herbal Interest


Native to streamside areas and lowlands of the Eastern USA, Paw-Paw is an indigenous fruit tree long used by Native American tribes and later, early settlers. The pleasant tasting fruit is encased within hard pods that protect the insides but tend to limit the use of this plant in large agricultural operations. Cellular health is important, and regulating cellular function through natural herbal formulations is gaining increasing interest!

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Cancer Prevention, Physiology & Health Organ Systems – Island Healthworks May Cancer Series Part 3!

Cancer Prevention, Physiology and The Importance of Organ Health

Island Healthworks discusses organ function, physiology and cancer prevention

Cancer Prevention, Organ Function & Physiology are Closely Related

On the heels of Cancer Month, Island Healthworks is running a cancer prevention through cellular health month!

Numerous interconnected body systems are involved in keeping the body relatively cancer free as we go about our daily lives.

Dis-ease literally spelled out occurs when the body systems go out of balance for any reason and are no longer working in harmony. “Mind, body and spirit” interactions are interconnected through the endocrine system and nervous system. In order to have a better chance of resisting cancerous conditions, a multi-pronged health and lifestyle approach is in order to bolster your body’s resilience.

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What Does Co-Enzyme Q10 Do?

Co-enzyme Q10 is an Essential Biochemical Component of each Cell!

Island Healthworks discusses antioxidant effect of Co-enzyme Q10

Co-enzyme Q10 plays an essential role in metabolism and cellular health

Co-enzyme  Q10 and its potential as a supplement is a frequently discussed subject in natural health care.

Known as an antioxidant with potential benefits for maintaining good health, this chemical is not a foreign product but a vitamin-like substance that is actually present in every cell of the body. This essential compound is a powerful antioxidant and energy booster. One of the most fascinating elements of human health is the manner in which specific cell types are specially adapted to form the unique organs and body systems they make up.

Co-enzyme Q10 occurs in its greatest concentrations among the heart and liver cells due to their requirements for higher energy production with the greatest numbers of mitochondria per cell.  Co-enzyme Q10 is the subject of extensive interest for its potential to protect cardiac cells, improve energy through proper ATP production and discourage oxidative stress. Scientific studies show that people with heart disease, gum disorders, cancer and obesity may have low levels of Co-enzyme Q10. Consider supplementing with Co-enzyme Q10 and learning more about this body component and super-nutrient. Island Healthworks recommends the use of Quality Controlled Herbs and Supplements.

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 This article is intended for educational purposes and our advice is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.