Ketogenic Diet Fights Chronic Disease
Recent evidence has shown that the Ketogenic (Keto) diet aids in reversing Type 2 Diabetes, helps better manage Type 1 Diabetes, helps with weight loss, and helps slow the progression of Degenerative Brain Diseases (like Early Onset Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.).
*To learn what the Ketogenic diet is read: “What’s the Ketogenic diet and why should I care?”.
How does the Keto diet fight chronic disease?
The human body thrives on two major sources of energy: glucose (sugar) and ketones from healthy fats. When the body is in a state of fasting—or is unable to eat food—the body will feed off our own fat, and the liver will create ketones from that fat. This process forces our metabolism to burn fat for fuel, instead of carbohydrates (carbs) and sugars.
If you change your diet to eating healthy fats, over highly processed and refined carbohydrates, you can keep your body in a state of fat metabolism.
*To learn more, Dr. Sarah Hallberg discusses “The Power of a Ketogenic Diet to Reverse Disease” in her podcast presented by Mark Hyman, MD on Facebook.
Why fat metabolism vs. carb metabolism?
Due to the Standard American diet which is heavy in whole grains, refined carbs, and sugars—that promote Diabetes, obesity, and overall inflammation—many poeple have lost the capacity to utilize fat as an energy source.
Ketone production, as a result of fat metabolism, has been shown to be a more efficient energy source for our brains and our bodies as we age. A Ketogenic diet grouped with periodic intermittent fasting can help strengthen the immune system, restore gut health, balance blood sugar (as in Type 2 Diabetes), and shift our dependency from carbs and sugars to healthy fats.
Would you benefit from the Keto diet?
The Keto diet is not for everyone. For those of you who have a history of chronic low blood sugar, low blood pressure, and low weight, may not be a fit for the Keto diet.