So we've been talking about a "endogenous" ketone diet and the possible negative affects of "exogenous" ketone supplements.
I'm sharing this important information because too many of us are trusting soles to today's marketing frenzy.
It's unfortunate for the general public, that these companies aren't forthcoming with all the important information we need to know to make good choices for our health and body.
Now . . . one of the biggest problems with any ketogenic diet (endogenous or exogenous) is the length of time you are on it . . . because the body "does" need carbohydrates and sugar for optimal health.
It's been found that keto diets "don't" allow the body to properly use "insulin", so blood sugar isn't properly controlled. This leading to "insulin resistance" which can raise the risk of type 2 diabetes as the body's journey continues.
It's been well established through science that long-term, low-carb, high-fat diets cause peripheral "insulin resistance". And with this . . . the infiltration of fat in muscle and the liver may put demands on the "pancreas" that can cause it to "fail" in producing insulin.
As we know . . . hypertriglyceridemia is another risk factor for developing acute pancreatitis . . . and the high fat content of the "ketogenic" diet often causes hyperlipidemia.
As we spoke yesterday . . . diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. And this condition develops when the body "doesn't" produce enough "insulin".
You see . . . a "ketogenic" diet . . . especially when "exogenous" ketones are used . . . lessens the body's ability to make the hormone "insulin" . . . and the body naturally needs to make this hormone or we are in trouble.
Now . . . don't get me wrong . . . I totally believe in intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets via natural endogenous ketones . . .
But VERY short term . . . because when we reduces our carbohydrate intake, the body eventually runs out of fuel, or blood sugar that it can use quickly . . . We need this supply of fuel on standby. And without daily consumption of carbohydrates . . . we don't have that reserve.
Okay . . . so listen up people . . . it only takes about 3 - 4 days for these reserves of sugar and carbohydrates for our natural fuel to run out and be eliminated after eliminating carbohydrates from the diet . . .
So the body at this point is starting the process of missing "insulin" production from the pancreas . . . that in turn now started the process of damaging the pancreas.
This process happens after only about 3 - 4 days . . . how long have you been on your ketogenic diet????
Another risk of long-term use and depletion of insulin production and storage is . . . kidney stones, osteoporosis and liver disease.
And finally . . . we need to think about the high-fat factor . . .
The amount of high saturated fat consumed in this type of diet has been linked to heart disease, not to mention a "nutrient deficiency" and/or "constipation". This is due to a keto diet being very low in fibrous foods such as fruits, vegetable and whole grains.
So in closing today . . . I'm just asking you to be "aware". And keep your keto diet or supplement use to a "short term" for long-term optimal health.
The human body wasn't designed to lose weight FAST.
SO . . . PLEASE CHECK YOUR "KETONE URINE LEVELS"!
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Tomorrow we move on to calories . . . .
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