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Keto Curious

Should you go keto for weight loss, for brain performance? What about your thyroid and adrenals?

All things keto are crazy hot nowadays and I get so many questions about them that I decided to dedicate a long Facebook Live session to helping create some keto clarity.

Several people asked me to share the video outside of Facebook so I’ve included it.

Here are the Cliff’s notes for those in a hurry:

  • Ketones are fuel just like fats and carbs are fuel
  • Your body makes ketones anytime your liver is low in glycogen and can’t make glucose fast enough
  • High levels of ketones have been shown to:
  1. Help versions of epilepsy that don’t respond to medication
  2. There is speculation that they may help Alzheimer’s disease, but no solid evidence just yet
  3. Cause hypothyroidism
  4. Elevate cortisol
  5. Lower appetite
  6. Cause yeast overgrowth
  • Metabolic Ketosis is when we make ketones:
  1. Between meals
  2. Before breakfast
  3. During long exercise (usually over 70 minutes)
  4. Anytime we’re not eating enough food. Regardless of whether our diet is high carb, low carb, healthy, or unhealthy
  • A ketogenic diet is one that forces the body to make ketones due to lack of carbs and protein
  • A ketogenic diet leads to weight loss ONLY when it is a low fuel ketogenic diet and causes no more weight loss than a non-ketogenic low fuel diet

To watch this video on FaceBook, click here.

To your best health,

Dr. C

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