• wellness
  • things we like

    Keto Farms- Discount on our favorite Keto Products.

    Keto Farms. This is our discovery of the week, introduced to us by one of the community. As you know, we are huge believers in a low glycemic diet for a whole range of health reasons, and keto is exactly that: low glycemic load. We’ve tried all their products — the matcha, the keto coffee, and the keto snacks — and it’s all great. Excellent quality, great customer support, nice guys.

    They have generously offered 10% to AGEIST readers. Use AGEIST as the promo code.

    The diet’s ability to promote dramatic weight loss appears behind this sudden explosion of interest. Scroll through Instagram or Reddit and you’ll be inundated with “keto transformations” –before-and-after pictures documenting rapid weight loss – 10, 20, 100 pounds or more – often in just months.

    And with obesity and chronic illnesses like diabetes on the rise, this is great news. But there’s another side to keto that isn’t getting near the attention it deserves: Keto’s power over the mind

    The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet, but does not have to be animal intensive.

    While the ketogenic diet is at times associated with meat consumption, it is far from a meat-forward diet. The diet looks to replace carbohydrates with fat and many have found success with a predominantly vegetarian or vegan approach through wholesome foods like coconuts, avocados, nuts, seeds and the like. Additionally, the ketogenic diet is commonly associated with less caloric intake overall, and as a result lowers strain on the modern food and agricultural systems.

    By restricting carbohydrates, your body becomes efficient at burning fat for fuel – both dietary fat and stored fat on your body. This fuel comes from ketones produced in the liver, which replace glucose as your body’s primary fuel source.

    This state, called ketosis, is perfectly natural. We owe our survival to it in fact. Ketosis allowed our ancestors to run off stored body fat during times of food scarcity (fasting is the fastest route to ketosis). We may live in a world of food abundance today, but our ancestors faced a very different reality.

    The ketogenic diet was first used in the 1920s by doctors as a natural and effective prescription to treat pediatric epilepsy. The inspiration came from fasting, which showed a remarkable ability to treat epilepsy when even the strongest drugs failed. By creating a diet that mimicked the physiological effects of fasting (i.e. the ketogenic diet), the doctors could deliver sustainable results to patients.

    Keto’s modern revival has revealed more therapeutic uses that anyone ever thought possible. You can find cases of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s – even cancer – all successfully treated (alongside standard of care) by the ketogenic diet.

    We feel that diet needs and preferences are very much a personal choice, and it is for each of us to find what works best for our own unique needs. When we put forward foods and practices we like, these are things that work for us, and may be entirely unsuitable for others. Our philosophy at AGEIST is that our readers, like yourself, are highly discerning highly informed people, and that our job is only to present options that people may not be aware of.

    Let us know what you think. If you feel like sample what keto is about, we recommend Keto Farms-the cleanest most thoughtful keto out there.



    Promotional Partner

    David Stewart
    David Stewart
    David is the founder and face of AGEIST. He is an expert on, and a passionate champion of the emerging global over-50 lifestyle. A dynamic speaker, he is available for panels, keynotes and informational talks at david@agei.st.

    More Stories

    Hiroshi Fujiwara, 55: Men’s Style Icon

    The realm of what is acceptable and what is possible in everything to do with people our age needs some radical expanding. What does...

    Ann-Sophie “Fred” Lakso, 56: Love and Sex Addiction Therapist

    People call you Fred — where did that come from? My real name, Ann-Sofie, always ended up as either Sofie or Ann. One time somebody...

    AGEIST Arts and Culture Roundtable Dinner

    From time to time we like to assemble some of the leading minds in the AGEIST network for dinner and discussion around a specific...

    Quick and Easy Raw Coconut Protein Balls Recipe

    This Keto Coconut Recipe Is Sure to Make Your Sweet Cravings Disappear By Ingrid De La O. All photos by TUSOL Wellness.These are so fast...

    Fully Alive at the Modern Elder Academy 

    Waking to the sound of Pacific waves breaking had become a welcome change to the usual morning symphony of traffic and sirens in our...

    LATEST Profiles

    Ann-Sophie “Fred” Lakso, 56: Love and Sex Addiction Therapist

    People call you Fred — where did that come from? My real name, Ann-Sofie, always ended up as either Sofie or Ann. One time somebody...

    David Turns 61: The most creative and productive year of his life.

    Today is my 61st birthday. It feels different from 60, weightier. But really, the whole idea of being anywhere near this age is a...

    Wesley Rowell, 59: The Accidental Preacher

    At the age of 59, Wesley Rowell became a preacher. This was not something he had ever imagined doing.“I turned 59 on Sep 21...