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A Rat Study Was Done That Concluded That Methyl Ethyl Ketone (mek) Helped With Epileptic Rats. Is It Safe For Humans To Ingest Mek Sold In A Hardware Store As An Exogenous Ketone To Maintain Ketosis?

I assume you’re talking about this paper? It was the closest one to your premise. I direct you to the first sentence of the abstract, which is repeated in the conclusion. “A ketogenic diet has been used successfully to treat patients with intractable epilepsy, although the mechanism is unknown.” (Emphasis is mine) It looks like they injected rats with various ketones, and found some anti-epileptic effects, but they still don’t know the mechanism, and the best hypothesis is that the protective effect comes from metabolic changes in the brain when it has to derive its energy from ketones rather than glucose. If you just inject ketones into yourself, you’re subjecting yourself to a lot of toxic crap, and not getting rid of any of the glucose. If there’s glucose present, body cells will preferentially use glucose as an energy source, not ketones. If you want these benefits, you’ll have to starve yourself of everything that contains glucose or can break down into glucose, and screw yourself over into a ketogenic state. I say ‘screw yourself over’ because this is a profoundly unhealthy state to find one’s metabolism in, and this is a treatment that only has relevance 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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Hormone Issues From Ketosis I'm Afraid Of Thyronamines Causing Insulin Resistance, What Are My Options? Is It Safe To Carb Up From 20 To 100 Or 200?

If anything on a ketogenic diet you will be insulin sensitive, which means that basically any carb you eat will effect you, so eat them strategically. Each gram of carbs that you put in your body can hold up to 3 grams of water. As for your thyronomaines causing insulting resistance, DO YOU HAVE DATA? Also what hormone issues are you referring to? Have you had bloods run? It’s hard to know what you are talking about. As for carving up from 20 to 100 to 200, you are perfectly fine, but what are your goals? I would like to answer this question in depth, but it needs some more development. Here is a video I did on the ketogenic diet: Please don’t forget to subscribe. 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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Is It Safe To Lift Weights In Ketosis?

Yes, it is. I do that all the time. Ketosis can be of different degrees - from mild to deep, depending on the concentration of ketone bodies in your blood. Lifting weights in ketosis does nothing harmful to your body - in fact it accelerates fat loss, so yes - it is safe. A different question is how effective it is. Some research shows that the process of generating maximal muscle effort is almost always glycolytic (i.e. - it depends on glucose). From that perspective it may seem that to be able to hit Personal Records and work with maximal weights, you pretty much need carbs. But here is my take on this: First, with any sensible training protocol, you don’t always hit PRs on each training day. In fact, constantly working out with maximal weights is as counterproductive as constantly working with low weights. If your training schedule is properly designed, your intensity would fluctuate and you would only need to hit PRs once every couple of months or so (if you are already moving massive weights - that frequency is going to be even lower). During the times of “normal” sub-maximal workouts you should be OK in any case. Second, you never really run out of glycogen, even when i 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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