Ketogenic Diet

Low carbohydrate, high fat, natural food based diet.

By eating less carbs the body will produce ketones. When you are in a state of nutritional ketosis your bodies fuel source becomes fat instead of glucose.

This diet is contrary to standard guidelines and recommendations. The science of this diet is still being researched. Many of the claimed health benefits are being validated. But many people are choosing to take matters into their own hands and the stories are quite amazing.

The truth is people are taking control of their lives with this diet. They are ridding themselves of many chronic diseases plaguing our society and getting off toxic prescription drugs.

In fact I completely reversed my type 2 diabetes and fixed my cholesterol issues with a combination of the ketogenic diet and carnivore diet. While taking zero prescriptions.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

- Hippocrates, 460 B.C.

I thought saturated fat and cholesterol were bad...

Modern studies and tests being conducting are showing that saturated fats and cholesterol are essential for optimal health. In fact the Dietary Guidelines 2015 edition states, dietary cholesterol is no longer important to consider when building healthy eating patterns.

How can I get an Easy Win?

Start by removing refined sugars, processed grains, and processed vegetable oils from your diet. This alone will drastically improve your overall health, mentally and physically.

I know this diet is not for everyone, but some version of a low-carb diet and/or intermittent fasting, occasionally, yields positive health benefits. And we can all agree that refined sugars and highly processed carbohydrates have negative health impacts.

If you are showing any signs of metabolic syndrome or need to lose some extra weight, you might want to watch this intervew with Dr. Jason Fung, MD.

There are some amazing conversations with some brilliant Doctor's and fascinating stories, covering a variety of nutritional topics and diets, all recorded recently on the Joe Rogan Podcast.

Still not convinced?

Until 2015 I was on the Standard American Diet, 30+ years of nutritional abuse. Sure I exercised, ate 'healthy', tried supplements, all occasionally of course. The result of this behavior: 235lbs, metabolic syndrome, sore joints, lethargy, and brain fog.

I married my amazing Wife in the Fall of 2015 and we decided to give Whole30 (a Paleo like diet) a try for our Honeymoon. I dropped 11lbs and felt pretty good. We stuck with a 50/50 split of Standard American Diet and Paleo diet for the next two years.

I just couldn't get under 210lbs and my symptoms never truly got under control. In the Spring of 2018 I had a one and half year old son and a baby daughter on the way, my current state was absolutely unacceptable.

So I did a Strict Ketogenic Diet for 30 days. The result: 214lbs to 197lbs, metabolic syndrome gone, all joint inflammation gone, steady energy all day, quality sleep, and improved cognitive function.

My wife was so impressed that she decided to try it after our Daughter was born. She got back to her pre-baby weight in 3 months, it took her 14 months with our Son.

We're planning on living a Ketogenic Lifestyle most of the time, trying a few more nutritional experiments here and there, and definitely eating the occasional ice cream and cake with our children.

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