My Honest Thoughts On The Keto Diet

My Honest Thoughts On The Keto Diet

August 2, 2019 2 By William Morgan


Hey everyone, this is Dr. Ryan Shelton
thanks so much for tuning in, checking us
out. This is your channel to help educate
you on topics of health and wellness. I
want to give you my honest thoughts on
the keto diet also known as the
ketogenic diet.
Now we all know that dietary fads come
and go and they have for many many years.
The keto diet was actually developed
almost a hundred years ago in 1920 1921
specifically for pediatric patients
struggling with epilepsy or seizures and
it was found to be remarkably effective for the patients, that the kids had to be
strictly following the diet for it to be
effective.
Now the ketogenic diet is a high-fat
high-protein very-very low carb diet the
fat 2-car protein ratio is typically 2
to 1 5 to 1 something like that the
caloric intake of fat is typically
between 80 and 90% again the diet needs
to be followed strictly in order for it
to work, specifically for kids and
pediatric patients with epilepsy. Carb
intake is limited to about 50 grams a
day, it’s it’s very very low and the
original researchers were able to
understand that a diet like this
long-term may not be sustainable, in fact
they recommended six months to maybe two
years. It’s deficient in other
micronutrients that you gain from
another kind of diet that I want to
point out here in just a moment the keto
diet is used for weight loss it’s used
to change body composition specifically
adipose visceral, adipose fat around your
belly. It’s been used for diabetes for
cancer for schizophrenia, what the keto
diet does is it changes your metabolism
entirely. It changes
how your brain how your heart how
your muscles receive nutrients so when
you’re on a high-fat high-protein diet
your metallic metabolism starts to
change and it increases dramatically
substances called ketones or acetate
acetone beta-hydroxybutyrate mostly
beta-hydroxybutyrate
is the fuel that the brain the heart the
muscles use when carbohydrates are
restricted to only 50 50 grams a day and
the research recently around cancer
weight loss diabetes schizophrenia
changing and body composition has been
remarkable and really positive. It also
changes a ketogenic diet also changes
the microbes or the bacteria that grow
in your gut in a positive manner to help
with weight loss to help with brain
health so we know through some
mechanisms why a ketogenic diet is
helpful there have been some researches
done some studies done on athletes elite
athletes and resistent training on a
ketogenic diet and it shows that it does
in fact change body composition but it
needs to be short-term because a
high-fat diet a high-protein diet that’s
very low in carbs means that you’re
missing out on some of those
micronutrients. Now you’re getting the
healthy fats you’re getting the healthy
proteins but you’re you’re missing out
on some vitamins and minerals that can
cause adverse effects and we know that
there are adverse effects with long term
use of a ketogenic diet the liver
problems gall stones vitamin
deficiencies so I recommend that
you use a ketone or a keto diet
short-term maybe six months maybe eight
months nine months. I’ve been using this
for a long time in fact in the 1950s
another doctor came out Dr. Simeon that
used a keto diet coupled with an
injection hormone called HCG
specifically for weight loss and it
seemed to be wildly effective and
received but it was always meant for
short-term use here are a few
recommendations my honest thoughts are
the keto diet can be effective for
specific conditions if you’re trying to
lose weight if you’re trying to change
body composition certainly for pediatric
patients and epilepsy and
seizure disorders, diabetes, schizophrenia
but it needs to be short-term. And you
can add some things to improve the
effectiveness of the keto diet number
one you can add something called M C T
or medium chain triglycerides studies
have shown that adding MCT with a keto
diet can help you lose weight can help
diabetic patients can help cancer
patients can can help schizophrenic
patients can help change your body
composition it’s derived ultimately
typically from coconut coconut oil but
you can you can directly take MCT oil or
an M C T supplement to help boost the
effects of the keto or ketogenic diet.
Next what I would recommend is if you
plan on being on a ketogenic diet for
more than six months simply take a
multivitamin to provide some of those
Ariane’s vitamin, vitamins B, vitamins A
and K and D that are typically deficient
in a ketogenic diet and what your body
needs to metabolize most optimally and
most effectively it also tends to be
deficient in important minerals like
magnesium and zinc and calcium there
have been some studies that have shown
that long-term use of a ketogenic diet
can end up in mineral deficiencies of
really important minerals like calcium
and magnesium potassium and so simply
taking a high quality multivitamin while
you’re on the ketogenic diet can be
quite effective for you here’s what I
recommend and this is my belief based on
the research that I’ve done that’s been
going on the ketogenic diet for
again almost a hundred years that for
specific conditions it can be miraculous
it can be effective I tend to recommend
something closer to a paleo diet then a
ketogenic diet. A ketogenic diet is a fat
content typically a 80-90 percent
restricting carbs less than 50 grams a
day a paleo diet includes the high
protein the healthy fats but it also
includes some of those carbs that are
low glycemic index and that will provide
you with the micronutrients that you
need to sustain on the diet so berries
and cherries dark leafy greens the Paleo
diet is a combination of the keto diet
with the addition of some healthy low
glycemic carbs that would preclude
you from needing to take extra
supplements to provide some of those
micronutrients that are needed for the
body to function well so I think the
keto diet ultimately has a place for
specific conditions for elite athletes
I think it has an important place
short-term something closer to a paleo
diet seems to be more sustainable
long-term without the adverse side
effects that can eventually occur with
keto diet so I believe in the original
meaning of the word doctor which is
docere, which means teacher and it’s my
task to educate you on what the research
shows on some of these fad diets I like
the keto diet short term but to be more
sustainable something closer to a paleo
diet I think is recommended make sure
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