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Keto…wonder if it’s for you? It’s been around for neurological diseases for a while but is getting attention as a “fad diet” Here are the facts

    Why does Keto work?  Any time you decrease glucose in the body, you will see more efficient function in your body.  Most people don’t understand the effects of glucose in the body.  Most anyone who cuts Carbs or sugars will see a reduction in weight.  Doing a partial Keto plan is Ok, but people forget to subtract the “bad” fats or goodies when they add in the Keto coffee or fat bombs.  You can keto cycle if desired, but instead of guessing think about hiring a Nutritionist that can safely guide you through the process so you can learn to listen to your body and see sustainable results.

    Ketogenic Diet Information

    Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs

    Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This diet involves periods of higher-carb refeeds, such as 5 ketogenic days followed by 2 high-carb days.

    Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD): This diet allows you to add carbs around workouts.

    High-protein ketogenic diet: This is similar to a standard ketogenic diet, but includes more Protein. The ratio is often 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.

    However, only the standard and high-protein ketogenic diets have been studied extensively. Cyclical or targeted ketogenic diets are more advanced methods, and primarily used by bodybuilders or athletes.

    The ketogenic diet actually originated as a tool for treating neurological diseases, such as epilepsy, or insulin-related diseases.

    Studies have now shown that the diet can have benefits for a wide variety of different health conditions:
    *Heart disease: The ketogenic diet can improve risk factors like body fat, HDL levels, blood pressure and blood sugar
    Cancer: The diet is currently being used to treat several types of cancer and slow tumor growth
    *Alzheimer’s disease: The diet may reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s and slow down the disease’s progression
    *Epilepsy: Research has shown that the ketogenic diet can cause massive reductions in seizures in epileptic children
    Parkinson’s disease: One study found that the diet helped improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
    *Polycystic ovary syndrome: The ketogenic diet can help reduce insulin levels, which may play a key role in polycyclic ovarian syndrome
    *Brain injuries: One animal study found that the diet can reduce concussions and aid recovery after brain injury
    *Acne: Lower insulin levels and eating less sugar or processed foods may help improve acne

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