What Is Ketosis And Is It Safe

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Adverse Reactions To Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised

As the ketogenic diet gains popularity, it’s important to have a balanced discussion regarding the merits of this diet. Let me emphasize right out of the gate that this is not a diet without merits (excuse the double negative); in fact, it has significant therapeutic potential for some clinical pathologies. However, it is also a diet with inherent risk, as evidenced by the extensive list of adverse reactions reported in the scientific literature—and this has not yet been a thorough enough part of the public discussion on ketogenic diets. The AIP Lecture Series is a 6-week video-based, self-directed online course that will teach you the scientific foundation for the diet and lifestyle tenets of the Autoimmune Protocol. This is the first of a series of articles discussing various facets of a ketogenic diet with an inclination toward balancing the discussion of the pros and cons of this high-fat, low-carb, low/moderate-protein diet. My interest in this topic stems from concerns I have over its general applicability and safety, simultaneous with its growing popularity. I feel a moral and social obligation to share what I understand of these diets, from my perspective as a medical r Continue reading >>

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  1. Timothy Covel

    “Is it safe”… knowing nothing about your general health status, any specific conditions, age, weight, sleep, stress levels, there is no way someone can say yes or no to this question with absolute certainty.
    I can give you a probabilistic answer, which is that most people seem to have no serious side effects or problems on a ketogenic diet, so you probably would not either.
    Or an anecdotal answer, which is that I’ve been doing keto for several years, so 12 weeks seems like a trivial commitment and should be no problem in my experience.

    Unfortunately “Is it safe” sounds like a question for a doctor, for which the answer carries a certain weight of liability, and I am not one.

  2. Elsdon Carel Ward

    A ketogenic diet burns body fat in the absence of carbohydrate. But the process is turned off by eating carbs. I would say that it is perfectly safe to restrict your carbs to the recommended minimum per day - but not to go without any. If you are eating mainly protein - limit your fat intake and eat lean proteins. There is still a question mark over a high fat diet and its relationship to cardio-vascular health - so avoid oils and fats other than what is in nuts and avocados.

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