How Long Can You Stay In Ketosis

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Keep Yourself In Ketosis

When talking about a Grain Brain lifestyle, and the very similar ketogenic diet, it’s frequently mentioned that we are aiming to keep our bodies in ketosis. However, if you’re new to my work, it may be that you’re not exactly sure what ketosis is, or why we should be worrying about getting our body into this state. Allow me to explain. Ketones are a special type of fat that can stimulate the pathways that enhance the growth of new neural networks in the brain. A ketogenic diet is one that is high in fats, and this diet has been a tool of researchers for years, used notably in a 2005 study on Parkinson’s patients finding an improvement in symptoms after just 28 days. The improvements were on par with those made possible via medication and brain surgery. Other research has shown the ketogenic diet to be remarkably effective in treating some forms of epilepsy, and even brain tumors. Ketones do more than just that though. They increase glutathione, a powerful, brain-protective antioxidant. Ketones facilitate the production of mitochondria, one of the most important actors in the coordinated production that is the human body. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Our bodies Continue reading >>

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  1. Shawin

    > How long is it safe to stay in Ketosis?

    Can anyone tell me how long you can stay in Ketosis safely before taking a break? The reason I ask is that the HCG Diet says to take a 3 week break after six weeks. Is this true of other Low Carb diets?

  2. Liz53

    No you can stay in ketosis pretty much for ever. It's not dangerous. Dr Steve Phinney has been in ketosis for over 10 years.
    HCG severely restricts calories as well as carbs. Most low carb diets do not (Dukan would be an exception).

  3. jaywood

    The HCG diet is a poor diet for ensuring good health. It is a non-sustainable way of life.
    Keotosis is just a differnt physiological state that our bodies can function in. I have not read anywhere that there are any long term problems to contend with.

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