Keto Diet Explained For Beginners Simply

Keto Diet Explained For Beginners Simply

July 25, 2019 42 By William Morgan


keto ketogenic ketosis what does that
all mean is it just a fad or is it
something good and natural that we can
do long term stay tuned and I’ll explain
the basics hey I’m Dr. Sten Ekberg with
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health. keto ketogenic ketosis there’s
nothing strange about it your body has a
few basic resources for fuel and one is
carbohydrate which results in blood
sugar and another is fat that it can
burn for fuel proteins can be used for
fuel but they’re primarily building
blocks so fat or carbohydrate that’s
what we have to burn for fuel
so the problem today is the people eat
way way way way way too much
carbohydrate which creates insulin
responses and insulin resistance and
diabetes and inflammation and obesity so
to counteract that we have energy from
fats and now we can use different
amounts of fat versus carbohydrate if we
use very very low amount of
carbohydrates the body gets more
dependent on fat it gets better at
burning the fat now the brain uses
primarily glucose which comes from
carbohydrate also known as blood sugar
but if the blood sugar and starts
running a little bit low then the brain
learns to depend on what’s called ketone
bodies and ketone bodies are a byproduct
of fat metabolism so if you eat a lot of
carbohydrates then your body doesn’t
have to rely on fat so much so it kind
of forgets how to use the fat and the
reason that the carbs the blood sugar
gets burned first is that blood sugar
needs to be maintained within a very
very narrow band a little bit too much
is toxic a little bit too low
is also detrimental so the brain the
body has all these defense mechanisms to
keep it within a very or narrow range
that’s why carbs get burned first but if
we start cutting back on the carbs now
the brain has to start depending on fat
and it up regulates it changes the
receptors it changes the metabolic
pathways it changes the enzymes so it
can utilize the fat more efficiently and
this can be very very effective
if you are having trouble with insulin
resistance or stubborn weight this idea
has been around for a very long time
because before they had all these drugs
for everything and people saw natural
solutions one of the main problems that
they started addressing with diet was
kids with epilepsy and they found that
they had about a 95 percent recovery
were remission or dramatic improvement
if they put these kids on an extremely
high fat diet so why are you cutting
down the carbohydrates way way way down
to less than 5 percent of of calories
and having almost all the rest of it
from fat these kids brains did
remarkably better so sugar is very toxic
for the brain so it’s not just about the
weight and and weight loss and so forth
it’s about your overall health ketosis
is a natural response from the body
during starvation and historically
presumably during thousands or millions
of years there has been periods of
starvation and during that time there’s
very very little blood sugar available
and for probably months at a time the
body has relied on fat and it has
produced ketones and during those times
the brain relies primarily on ketone
bodies for energy so ketosis is a very
natural thing and during starvation
something else happens also that
it’s very beneficial there’s something
called a toff adji which means that the
body gets better at cleaning up it gets
better because it start kind of
cannibalizing itself to get resources
for energy it starts breaking down fat
which most people would think is good
and it starts breaking down protein
which most people think is not so good
but at the same time it improves not
just the breakdown but it improves the
cleanup it improves the ability to
recycle and clean out waste products so
it’s an excellent detoxification method
and also what starvation does is it
increases dramatically your amount of
human growth hormone which is a
rejuvenating rebuilding hormone so the
body has these different mechanisms it
gets better at cleaning up when it has
to break things down but it also
produces more growth hormone so it can
rebuild cells better and get more
economical with the body’s resources so
there’s some debate whether this is a
good thing for long-term or if it’s
damaging overall what some people are
afraid of is what medical doctors talk
about called diabetic ketoacidosis
that’s a pathological state in diabetes
when you have absolutely no ability to
use your blood sugar your blood sugar
goes really high but there’s no way to
get it out of the blood and into the
cells now you are at the most extreme
level of starvation because there’s
nothing coming into the cells and in
these situations the acidity from the
ketosis goes up dramatically but we’re
talking about something that can’t
happen in a healthy person if you have
any insulin and any ability to use that
blood sugar at all then your ketones are
never going to get to that level so
diabetic that has gotten to that point
it has he has hundreds or thousands of
times the ketones that a normal healthy
person could ever get to no matter how
hard they tried
and if we look at populations like maybe
the Eskimos they are relying for very
long periods of time throughout the year
on primarily protein and fat and those
people those populations will probably
run six months at a time on ketone
metabolism and they have no ill effects
so what’s more important is to
understand we’re gonna cover more in a
series on nutrition it’s the quality of
the food it’s not just that you want to
look at how much fat and how much carbs
we want to look at do the fats have are
they are they whole food are they come
from a healthy animal because then they
have plenty of nutrition for your body
to support it and some people think oh
well I have to go low carbs so they
start putting in a bunch of artificial
sweeteners like aspartame and acesulfame
and all that
now you’re poisoning your body there’s
nothing good about that at all so we
have to keep understanding that even
though we’re making these changes it’s
still about eating whole natural healthy
food that comes from nature in a as
unspoiled as unprocessed state as
possible so is this for everybody
I think everyone can benefit from doing
it from time to time does everyone need
to do it
probably not I certainly advocate low
carbs for most people because as a
population 99% of us eat way way way too
many carbs but it doesn’t mean that
everyone has to go into ketosis it’s not
gonna hurt you but I don’t think you
need to so the people who really really
could benefit from this are people who
have trouble losing weight who know that
their insulin resistance who are
diabetic or borderline diabetic these
people need to dramatically transform
their metabolism they need to get a
little bit more extreme to get those
those desired results if you have any
experience with this if you have any
questions if you have any challenges let
me know and I’ll be
more than happy to try to address those
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