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"Ketones" and "Insulin"

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.