Is Being In Ketosis Bad For You?

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The Keto Diet Is Gaining Popularity, But Is It Safe?

A new twist on extreme weight loss is catching on in some parts of the United States. It’s called the "keto diet." People promoting the diet say it uses the body’s own fat burning system to help people lose significant weight in as little as 10 days. It has also been known to help moderate the symptoms of children with epilepsy, although experts are not quite sure why it works. Proponents say the diet can produce quick weight loss and provide a person with more energy. However, critics say the diet is an unhealthy way to lose weight and in some instances it can be downright dangerous. Read More: What is the “Caveman Diet?” » What Is Ketosis? The “keto” diet is any extremely low- or no-carbohydrate diet that forces the body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when people eat a low- or no-carb diet and molecules called ketones build up in their bloodstream. Low carbohydrate levels cause blood sugar levels to drop and the body begins breaking down fat to use as energy. Ketosis is actually a mild form of ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis mostly affects people with type 1 diabetes. In fact, it is the leading cause of death of people with diabetes who are under 24 years of age. Continue reading >>

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  1. Wocheezy

    Anyone experience a very sore throat during this period? I read some people reported dry throat but mostly from dehydration. I have had a sore throat for about 4 days now.. I'm thinking it's something other than keto flu. Any thoughts?

  2. missesmonique

    i never experience that

  3. Wocheezy

    I did a Google search and looked around. Someone recommended letting 1 tablespoon of coconut oil melt in your mouth and then swallowing slowly. Not exactly the most pleasant experience but I tried it and my throat is much better today. Not sure if it was the coconut oil or just water and rest but I'm thankful that I can drink water without pain again.

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