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Is Keto And Ketosis Safe?

The ketogenic diet and ketosis are safe. Not only are they safe, but they are useful in helping people with many different conditions. The ketogenic diet has helped cancer patients, people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2), women with polycystic ovary syndrome, people with heart disease, and many others. So, where does the rumor that the ketogenic diet and ketosis may not be safe come from? Well, it starts with ketones. Rumors Spread Like Ketones in an Insulin Deficient Body One of the primary goals of the ketogenic diet is to enter ketosis (a normal metabolic process when ketones are produced for fuel). Ketosis is primarily regulated by the liver, which helps produce enough ketones to meet the body’s needs. However, ketone production can get out of hand when insulin is deficient, leading to ketoacidosis. This may be where the rumor that keto and ketosis are not safe came from. Ketoacidosis — A Serious Condition That Is Not Caused By The Ketogenic Diet Ketoacidosis is a serious condition caused by uncontrolled diabetes. It is brought on by being born without the ability to produce enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or living a lifestyle that promotes insulin resistance (type 2 di Continue reading >>

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  1. tblake87

    Is the ketogenic diet related to kidney stones?

    I've been surfing the web to find some good KETO recipes and I came across multiple sites that stated being on a KETO diet raised your chances for kidney stones immensely. Taking the odds form 1 in several thousand to 1 in 20. I've had a kidney stone before and that is definitely something I don't want to go through again. Can anyone verify this?

  2. hjmacd1984

    Im not 100% sure, but I think youre more at risk the more protein you consume - being on keto should be okay as youre taking in around 1-1.5lbs per lbs LBM.. whereas something like the palumbo diet I think you'd be relying more on high protein and moderate fat.
    Not completely sure, maybe check with your doc... maybe its not suitable for you seeing as youve already had kidney stones, just check

  3. Eileen

    Lot of nonsense. It's based on the totally unproven idea that high protein diets will damage your kidneys. Not only are there no studies showing this, there hasn't been a single documented case of it. The only problem keto is likely to cause your kidneys is that keto is a duiretic diet, so you don't drink enough, your piss won't be dilute enough and that could cause problems.
    In any case, keto is not a high protein diet, it's moderate protein. Look at the Nutrition forum and you'll find guys packing away 200-350g of protein a day and none of them are worrying about exploding kidneys. Most people here are eating half that.

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