Ketogenic Diet Healthy Or Not | The Hard Truth

Ketogenic Diet Healthy Or Not | The Hard Truth

July 30, 2019 34 By William Morgan


In this video, you’ll discover whether or
not the Ketogenic Diet is healthy.
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In this video, we’re talking about the ketogenic
diet.
Is the Ketogenic Diet healthy or not?
This is a big question.
Many people ask me when they come into the
clinic, my [???] and then also a lot of people
leave comments saying, “Well my doctor said
I shouldn’t do the Ketogenic Diet because…”
And so anyway, let’s go ahead and talk about
some of the benefits it has to offer and then
some of the common myths that many people
come to me with saying that the Ketogenic
Diet is not healthy.
Health issues first.
Metabolic Syndrome is a big one.
If you have Metabolic Syndrome, the Ketogenic
Diet has proven to be incredibly powerful.
You have weight you’re trying to lose; if
you have high blood sugar; if you have insulin
sensitivity issues; high blood pressure – when
we look at Metabolic Syndrome, the Ketogenic
Diet’s very powerful at reversing this.
The research shows it, but also there are
so many personal stories of people going in
stating that they had all the different symptoms
of Metabolic Syndrome and they were even suffering
for years from it.
And then it went away when following the Ketogenic
Diet.
In some cases of Metabolic Syndrome, or even
Diabetes, for instance, if you were on a medication
like insulin, then you need to work with your
doctor because following a high-carb diet
while on insulin and switching to a high-fat,
low-carb diet, obviously there’s going to
be some big metabolic shifts in the body.
We always have to consider that and work with
your doctor in doing so, but it’s not a reason
to not do the Ketogenic Diet.
You just have to look at every situation and
really understand what’s going on with it
and if you’re on a medication, then obviously
you should work with your doctor on it.
Next, neurological conditions.
The Ketogenic diet benefits many many neurological
conditions.
When we look at problems like Parkinson’s,
Alzheimer’s, ALS, Epilepsy, many of these
neurological conditions are just shown to
be totally reversed, or even the symptoms
go away when following the Ketogenic Diet.
Or the symptoms drastically improve.
Neurological conditions typically do very
well on the Ketogenic Diet.
The last thing here is Cancer.
There are huge benefits to following the Ketogenic
Diet while having Cancer.
Many people who have reported they’ve followed
the Ketogenic Diet while having Cancer and
it helps starve out the Cancer cells because
the Cancer feeds on sugar.
Basically, when we look at Cancer and the
Ketogenic Diet, it goes very well together.
Now, here’s the thing here.
There’s a ton of other health conditions that
the Ketogenic Diet benefits.
If you have a health condition and you want
to know, just do some research on it, but
certainly, the Ketogenic Diet is very, very
good for many different health conditions.
Many people say, “My doctor said it’s bad.”
I hear this all the time.
Many of my patients who I recommend the Ketogenic
Diet for, they go and say, “My doctor said
it’s bad.”
Not, it’s logically untenable as to why a
doctor would just make a blanket statement
saying the Ketogenic Diet is bad.
Now however, if you are someone who is suffering
from a particular health condition and your
doctor gives you good reasoning as to why
it is not good to follow the Ketogenic Diet,
then you should probably heed his advice.
But if it’s just a blanket statement without
any details and just saying it’s bad and you
shouldn’t do it, then it’s probably good to
do a little bit of research and maybe even
do a little bit of research on finding a new
doctor.
We have to be careful with this because a
lot of people are being told it’s bad, and
in fact there are so many benefits it has
to offer.
A lot of people say it’s going to raise your
cholesterol.
Here’s the thing that’s interesting about
that.
If you’re just looking at your HDLs and LDLs
and them going up when you’re on the Ketogenic
Diet, yeah there’s a good chance that it will
raise your cholesterol levels a little bit,
but here’s the deal.
When we look at cholesterol, it’s an old way
of actually understanding it to just look
at the numbers themselves.
What you really have to look at is the particle
size in the cholesterol, the inflammation,
the ratios from HDLs to LDLs, the CRP.
What we have to do is really look at the details
of this.
Just looking at cholesterol and saying, “well,
it went up so it’s automatically bad,“ There
are so many other factors that we have to
truly understand to be able to make an educated
decision there.
When it comes to making an intellectual decision,
you have to actually really get the proper
data.
Next thing here, is a lot of people go and
say, “It raises triglycerides.”
First of all, that’s false and it’s a myth.
When you’re following a high fat, low carb
diet, it’s actually proven to decrease triglycerides,
so it’s not something you need to worry about.
A lot of people who don’t really understand
it just say, “Well high-fat equals increased
triglycerides.”
But here’s the deal.
When you look at some people who are stating
that it does increase triglycerides, what
they’re really talking about is consuming
a high-fat diet that’s high in sugar, and
high in junk food, and carbohydrates.
So what we have to understand is that high-fat,
high-carb is never going to be good.
If you are consuming a whole bunch of sugar,
carbohydrates, and a whole bunch of fat and
unhealthy foods, well then yes, of course
it will.
But we have to actually look at what the fat
is associated with.
If you’re associating eating a high-fat diet
with low carbohydrates, that’s a whole different
scenario.
That’s research that’s proven to decrease
triglycerides.
Once again, we have to understand that the
statement that it increases triglycerides
is actually a myth.
The next thing that people say is that you
can’t do the Ketogenic Diet because it dehydrates
you and that it also flushes out electrolytes.
There’s some truth to this, but what you have
to understand is that when you’re actually
going through the phase of transforming your
body metabolically, from being a sugar burner
to being a fat burner, there are some shifts
that take place.
One of the things that does happen is you
do flush out a lot of water and you do flush
out a lot of electrolytes, but once you’re
back into ketosis, or once you get into ketosis,
what’s going to happen is that these things
are going to start to stabilize.
Your electrolytes will start to stabilize,
and you won’t be flushing water out as much.
Typically, on the Ketogenic Diet, you do need
to consume more water and you have to make
sure you’re getting the proper electrolytes.
If you’re following the Ketogenic Diet properly
and you’re eating a lot of leafy greens, you’re
going to get that potassium, magnesium, sodium,
calcium in good amounts because leafy greens
typically have good amounts in it.
When we look at water and electrolytes, once
you are in ketosis it starts to balance out
and then just pay attention and add a little
bit more electrolytes in, and add a little
bit more water in.
But it’s certainly not a reason to state that
the Ketogenic Diet is unhealthy and bad for
you just for these reasons.
When we look at the Ketogenic Diet, it’s a
perfectly healthy diet to follow.
When people are telling you that you just
shouldn’t follow it because it’s bad for you,
of course that’s false unless there’s good
reason that you are being given as to like,
“You have a particular condition that does
not do well with the Ketogenic Diet.”
Or you have researched it and you found that
that’s the truth, then you need to make sure
you are aware of that.
In general, it’s a great diet to follow so
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they know it’s a good diet to follow.
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