One persons medicine is another persons poison
The ketogenic diet, or "keto," seems all the craze these days, and many people think it's merely another weight-loss fad.
It may surprise you to learn that keto is being used in both alternative and mainstream medicine as a treatement protocol for a variety of health disorders such as:
Refractory (hard-to-control) epilepsy in children
Traumatic brain injury
Metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes)
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
Carbs are our primary source of fuel, Under a Keto diet we switch to using fats instead, our brains prefer fat as a energy source.
Our bodies normally use glucose to make energy. A ketogenic diet that is high in healthy fat, moderate protein, very low carbs teaches the body to utilize fat for energy instead of carbs.
Ongoing research tells us (as do plenty of patients) that due to these metabolic shifts, the ketogenic diet can have profoundly positive effects on blood sugar regulation, inflammation levels, immune function, and brain function.
It is recommend to follow the Keto diet under the guidance of a health / nutritional practitioner as the shift into ketosis — the state where you are using fats instead of carbs for most of your energy — can be tricky and has side effects such as the A"keto flu",
This can be used in conjunction with other alternative therapies. It takes into account the whole person and helps activate each patient’s natural healing processes as well as restoring their physical and emotional well-being.
Gluten and Dairy Free
Lectin & Night Shades
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