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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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Allergies & Year Round Colds & Flus Demystified

Allergy Season Symptoms & Year Round Cold and Flu Occurrences Relate to Immunity

Learn about allergies, colds and flus with Island Healthworks

Pollen triggers allergies when your body overreacts

Natural resistance to allergies, colds and flus alike all depend on the condition of our immune system. Immune system health involves a combination of body systems that must function together to defend the body, and avoid overreacting to environmental elements.

In the spring, airborne allergens are hard to avoid, and the allergic load from these natural allergens may be worsened by unnatural levels of toxins in our environment. Varnishes, paints and even packaging materials may contribute to toxicity and allergic burdens in our home and office environment. There are many other factors to consider. Pet allergies may be mitigated by avoiding particularly allergenic species, and by avoidance of overly close contact. However, at Island Healthworks we have seen pet allergies disappear through simple lifestyle changes and the right nutritional supplementation.

If there are innate, unavoidable sources of allergens in our environment, such as pollen, we can take steps to compensate for your immune system overreaction. Even in an allergen free environment, a lack of symptoms from allergies should not mean one should be satisfied with one’s current health. The seasonal appearance of allergies may indicate chronic health impairments that manifest themselves as allergies. Continue reading

Skin Care Done Right Maintains Timeless Beauty and Returns Youthful Energy!

A newly available skin health program brings revitalization through advanced nutritional support!

These Before and After the Use of A New Revitalizing Skin Serum

Before and After Pictures Highlight the Potential of a New Revitalizing Skin Serum

Skin care done properly is essential if you want to look and feel your best.  Affected by multiple health factors, skin care and rejuvenation is a booming aspect of the health industry. The skin is a living and breathing organ that should be looked after daily.

Yvonne Dollard Perc of Island Healthworks would like to invite you to come in and try our new revitalizing skin programme! Our custom skin health approach consists of a 1 hour facial pressure relief session, application of a kelp mask and application of the skin rejuvenation serum.

The newly developed serum now offered by Island Healthworks contains a unique proprietary combination of scientifically formulated natural ingredients that address multiple elements of skin health in an unmatched manner. Integrative, synergistic approaches allow multiple benefits to occur at the same time.

Island Healthworks sources a newly developed serum to promote skin health

Before Serum Use (Left) and After 3 Weeks (Right)


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Astragalus: The Immune System Herb

Astragalus Contains a Range of Active Ingredients that may support Immunity


Astragalus offers a range of potential immune supporting properties.

Astragalus offers immune supporting properties and may support cellular resiliency. Stanislav Doronenko Photo. June 24, 2007.

A herb with promise, Astragalus is a member of the legume family with a wide range of active ingredients that gives high potential for use as a herb. Medical research into the immune supporting potential of Astragalus continues, with findings that the herb supports and strengthens the immune system coming forward. Possible anti-aging properties of the plant through effects on T-cells, genetic pathways and the production of the enzyme telomerase which controls the replacement of cellular DNA is also ongoing at this time. Research on invertebrates has shown potential life extending properties from the use of Astragalus based polysaccharide extracts as one example of leading research involving this fascinating herb.

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Curcumin: Discover The Power of Tumeric Herb

Tumeric Contains Curcumin, a Natural Antioxidant & Antinflammatory

Tumeric – Raratna Rajaiah Photo – December 27, 2009

Tumeric is Colored by Curcumin, Which Has Many Benefits to Cellular Health

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation are two of the leading dis-ease causing stressors affecting the human body. Oxidative stress leads to cellular damage and increased stress on body systems, with impacts on day to day health as well as long term wellness and longevity. Inflammation is an underlying contributor to most medical problems, involved in cancer, heart disease, arthritis and even diabetes. Fortunately, healthy living and the right herbs can help reverse or limit many of the causes and potential effects of oxidation and inflammation. Tumeric Herb, traditionally used in Ayervedic medicine contains intensely colored curcuminoid pigments that serve as the primary active ingredients in the spicy herb. Extracted from the Tumeric Rhizome, curcuminoids term used to refer to the major active constituents of tumeric root.

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Electrolytes, Minerals & Your Health

Minerals & Electrolytes for Body System Stability


Minerals have many important roles in the body. Island Healthworks discusses proper nutrition & electrolytes for better health.

Minerals are essential for proper cellular health & organ performance.

The human body is mostly water, and the rest appears to be tissue and bone made from a variety of components, which of course include water themselves.  There are many carbon, hydrogen and protein based organic compounds making up the human body, with organ functions and metabolic processes involving aldehydes, ketones and other organic chemical processes. Amongst these complex reactions, metallic elements and minerals scattered all across the periodic table interact and assimilate in the human body to carry out a wide variety of roles.

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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.