Aug 5, 2012 | Ketogenic Diet Resource
Ketogenic diets are powerful tools, and they can be life changing. Shifting to a low carb, fat burning diet can help you reduce your high blood pressure, banish heartburn, get rid of joint pain, and stop pre-diabetes in its tracks.
I used to have all those health conditions and worse, and I've reversed them all. You can too.
On this website, you'll find information on how these diets work, the right way to "do" the diet, and the details on how you can increase your energy and improve your health simply by changing the way you eat.
What is a ketogenic diet?
Contrary to popular rhetoric, a ketogenic, low carb diet is NOT a high protein diet. It's a high fat diet, with a moderate protein and a very low carbohydrate intake. A typical ketogenic meal looks like the picture above.
When you reduce the amount of carbohydrate and increase the fat and protein in your diet, it has the effect of switching your body into fat burning mode.
Instead of using the easily exhausted sugar from carbohydrates for fuel, your body burns stored fat for energy, and it's this fat burning process which greatly improves health and well-being.
In fact, a ketogenic, high fat, moderate protein diet can alleviate many serious health issues.
Some medical researchers and physicians are using ketogenic, carb restricted diets to:
- Drive cancer into remission with new and effective cancer treatments.
- Improve epilepsy treatment outcomes by reducing, and in some cases, eliminating seizures.
- Help patients with Alzheimers disease regain memory and thought function.
- Give diabetics control over their blood sugar with more effective diabetes treatment plans.
- Eliminate gluten allergy symptoms and relieve the symptoms of other allergic conditions associated with autoimmune reactions.
What makes the ketogenic diet so effective?
It all starts with a process called ketosis, and the effect that it has on each one of the trillions of cells in our bodies. In short, ketosis means more energy and cleaner fuel burning in our cells, which leads to better cell health, better organ health, and better health overall.
But isn't a high fat diet unhealthy?
Actually, a high fat diet is healthier for you, when it is eaten while carbohydrate consumption is kept low.
A diet high in clean saturated fats and low in carbohydrates actually raises your HDL good cholesterol and lowers your triglycerides. These two factors are really the true measure of good heart health.
More and more people are discovering the benefits of eating more fat, and reducing carbohydrate consumption.
Literally thousands of people have gone on the Atkins diet, or the Protein Power diet, or some other higher fat, low carb diet and reaped the benefits. They have resolved nagging health issues (high blood sugar, hypertension, heartburn, joint pain, etc.), reversed serious disease processes, lost weight, felt better, and rarely felt hunger.