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What Should Be The Blood Sugar Level For A Long Period Of Fasting?

You asked, What should be the blood sugar level for a long period of fasting? Blood sugar levels are not a relevant marker during any long period of fasting*; and, There is no objective/absolute should be level of blood sugar necessary in emerging ketosis and ketoadaptation, i.e. during a long period of fasting. (*NOTE: long periods of fasting were previously considered to be water fasting for 40 days or more, but for this conversation I will choose 10 days of continuous fasting as the threshold for defining what is a long period). The body will produce blood sugar levels in fasting (through gluconeogenesis), but these levels are dependent upon how well (or not) the body is ketoadapted – and the variability of work demanded of the body during the fast. In other words, anyone telling you that blood glucose levels in our bodies must be some absolute number, or that at any one particularly low number everyone should become alarmed and be rushed to the hospital, is committing any of the below errors by offering such opinion, well-intentioned or not: totally ignorant of fasting metabolisms totally misinformed, but proud to passionately share that misinformation (i.e. full of shit) som Continue reading >>

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    What are the harmful effects of excess ketone bodies?




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    The presence of ketones are a positive indicator of the body switching to a survival mode of secondary metabolic processes. It means that the normal glucose mechanism has broken down and not working. It is not a life sustainable trend. Death will occur if not reversed by glucose metabolism. Before the advent of Insulin in 1927 and later oral diabetes medicines, death of uncorrected Diabetes Mellitus was the prompt results.

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