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What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

Alright, here’s what the ketogenic diet (often referred to as “keto”) is and the basics of how to follow it. What is the ketogenic diet? For those who don’t know the ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high fat diet (LCHF) with many health benefits. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Benefits: Ketogenic diets generally cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased level of ketones provide the numerous cited health benefits. Ketogenic benefits include: Fighting diabetes Epilepsy control Alzheimer’s disease Certain cancers Cognitive performance High blood pressure control Satiety Weight/fat loss Reduced cholesterol levels The most obvious and commonly cited benefits is the decreased insulin levels. This is why fasting becomes a great solution to people’s type 2 diabetes, cushing’s disease and many other metabolic diseases. Fasting as well as the Continue reading >>

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  1. Beccaboo0713

    I was in triage last night for 6.5 hours for fever and dehydration. The baby was showing up as lethargic, the did a chest xray to rule out pneumonia, a flu test, and took tons of urine samples. It turns out I have the flu so they put me on the z pack (for underlying infection) and gave me tamiflu.
    The reason I was there so long is because they kept checking my urine and it kept showing moderate amounts of ketones. I had an IV and drank 1000cc's in liquid (juice and water). Finally they told me I could be discharged if I checked my keytones this morning at home and called them if they are still not 'normal'. Otherwise they wanted to admit me. Well I check this morning and they aren't normal.
    I looked it up and from what I found it's not from dehydration but from starvation.
    I was just wondering if ketones in urine are really that bad. The reason I am asking here and not just calling my doctor is because I think the doctor on call is an idiot. (this is not my first encounter with him)

  2. chicsub

    I had the norovirus twice this pregnancy (joy) and after the first bout I had a prenatal appointment and had ketones. I researched the crap out of it as usual b/c that's what I do! Ketones can stay in your urine for several days (vs. checking your blood) after you are back to normal, hydrated and no longer starving. It's a bigger deal when you have GD, but that's also up for debate.

  3. AllyInMaine

    I'm not an expert... but I believe ketones mean your body is in starvation mode, which for a growing baby, is a problem. Try to eat something (I know you have the flu). What did your doctor tell you? Are you eating enough?

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