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Why Dka & Nutritional Ketosis Are Not The Same

There’s a very common misconception and general misunderstanding around ketones. Specifically, the misunderstandings lie in the areas of: ketones that are produced in low-carb diets of generally less than 50 grams of carbs per day, which is low enough to put a person in a state of “nutritional ketosis” ketones that are produced when a diabetic is in a state of “diabetic ketoacidosis” (DKA) and lastly, there are “starvation ketones” and “illness-induced ketones” The fact is they are very different. DKA is a dangerous state of ketosis that can easily land a diabetic in the hospital and is life-threatening. Meanwhile, “nutritional ketosis” is the result of a nutritional approach that both non-diabetics and diabetics can safely achieve through low-carb nutrition. Diabetic Ketoacidosis vs. Nutritional Ketosis Ryan Attar (soon to be Ryan Attar, ND) helps explain the science and actual human physiology behind these different types of ketone production. Ryan is currently studying to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in Connecticut and also pursuing a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition. He has interned under the supervision of the very well-known diabetes doc, Dr Continue reading >>

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  1. Abhishek Lariya

    If you are talking about whey protein then, if you complete your daily required protein goal then you can build muscle without whey.

  2. Renan Prasta Jenie

    This are good question, far more than what you might think. :)
    1st, remember that eliminating protein from your meals is near impossible. Even bread have protein. We disregard this for a bit just for the sake of question. ;)
    In general, several probable situation might happen.
    If you are consuming enough carbs, your body protein salvaging rate will slow down, but if not, bad news, muscle protein will be salvaged for glucose instead.
    Body protein salvaging takes precedence to body muscle repair, including organ muscle, like heart, so, bad news
    If more than 50 % body protein have been consumed, You shall be no more
    Our immune system also but on proteins, so They will be the first that affected. That means easier to get afflicted to various diseases
    Processing much carbs give heavy burden to Your liver and pancreas, and, without proper reparation, may leads to either deteriorate, metabolic syndrome or diabetes, to cardiovascular disorders or cancers.
    In absense of carbs, body will slow down protein salvaging with fat, which can lead to ketosis, can lead to ketoacidosis, and in long term can be dangerous if not fatal.

    What became smaller is Your muscles, and, depending on your carbs consumption, You may actually get bigger, mainly because accumulation of fat.
    So, no, dont do protein fasting :).
    Note.

    Consult local nutritionist for protein consumption proper amount based on your daily activity. :)

  3. Andy Bruchey

    If you don’t ingest the proper amount of protein for your body and your goals, your muscles will deteriorate in time. You may not get smaller, but your composition will certainly change.

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