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Ketones in Urine, all what you need to know! https://alinepilani.com/ketones-in-ur... Ketones are beneficial in many ways, but they are perhaps the most misunderstood compounds in medicine. Medical school biochemistry textbooks only touch on ketone metabolism briefly, which explains why most physicians are not familiar with their benefits. Ketones in Urine https://alinepilani.com/ketones-in-ur...

Ketones In Urine: All You Need To Know

Authored by Robert Iafelice , Dr. Brianna Stubbs and Nate Martins For a biohacker practicing intermittent fasting, urine ketones are a useful metric to track a state of ketosis . It's a quick and cost-effective way to indicate elevated ketone levels, which provide numerous health benefits. But for someone with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes? Extremely high ketone levels in urine may be a sign of ketoacidosis a serious complication of diabetes which, if left untreated, can lead to coma and death. More on this outlier below. Normally, elevated ketones in urine are a good thing. In this piece, well cover what ketones in urine mean, how they get there and ways to test for ketones. But lets start with a refresher: The two predominant ketone bodies in human metabolism acetoacetate (ACAC) and beta-hydroxybutyric acid (BHB) are made in the liver from fatty acids. When glucose is not available, theyre transported by blood to other body tissues to be used as an energy source. Acetone, the third and least abundant ketone, is spontaneously formed from the breakdown of acetoacetate. Its found mostly in breath, and its contribution as an energy source is insignificant. There ar Continue reading >>

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  1. Desley

    Help! I'm frustrated, I'm into my 2nd week on Induction & I'm still not into Ketosis. I've been keeping my carbs below 20 carbs a day.
    If fact I've been averaging 18. Testing my Urine every 2sd day for the recommended 15 seconds. Anybody got any ideas?

  2. Desley

    Have been reading some old posts (2011) about bringing on Ketosis by upping your fat intake using Coconut Oil. Has anyone got any info on this. What does Atkins think about this?

  3. Helen

    The ketostix are not always accurate. You may be in ketosis when they say you aren't.
    Are you thirsty all the time? Has your hunger gone away? Those are generally the best two ways to recognise that you are in ketosis.
    Saying that, while most people can achieve ketosis in 3-6 days, for some it can take a few weeks, especially if they are insulin resistant.
    Not sure about the Coconut oil (although it is good for you). I have read that it can help in ketogenic diets, but not sure if it will help in the case of Atkins.
    Helen

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3 Best Ways How To Measure Ketones (blood, Breath, Urine)

3 Best Ways to Measure Ketones for Your Ketogenic Diet (Review & Buyers Guide) How do you get accurate readings of ketones?Which methods actually work? These are common questions I going to help you with in this article. Anyone interested in using the latest nutritional research to improve their health has likely heard of a ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diets are a simple way to get your metabolism to prioritize the consumption of fatty acids, also known as ketones, when at rest or exercising. While there is a wide body of research that confirms the benefits of this type of nutritional plan, for the average user at home one big question remains. How can you measure ketone levels to ensure your body is reaching a perfect state of ketosis? Without an accurate method of ketosis measurement, you will never achieve an optimized LCHF or ketogenic diet. However, it has not always been easy to measure your level of ketosis at home. At least this concern is now a thing of the past, because there are many ways to measure ketone levels easily and accurately in the comfort of your own home. Find out the very best method to test your level of nutritional ketosis that strikes the perfect balance of Continue reading >>

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  1. NewdestinyX

    Is moderate Ketosis too much?

    Hey gang,
    For dieting reasons I've recently started an Atkins styled approach. It's modified in that I sorta blend Phase 1 and 2(which adds nuts and more dairy) with a little bit of 'potatoes' (from Phase 3). No grains at all no fruit juices at all. I stay under 30g of carbs a day without fail. In the first 5 days I'm down 6.5 lbs -- after having been on an extended plateau for 6 months caused by taking too much basal insulin AND by still allowing myself some grains in the form of Sugar Free treats from different companies.
    So this modified Atkins is working. Cool!. BUT I picked up Ketosis sticks the other day to verify whether or not I'm in full Ketosis (not to be confused with Ketoacidosis which is VERY bad for diabetics). I had heard on several forums that it's good to get yourself so the read out is between 'trace' to 'low' and that means you're where Atkins wants you for fat burning. But I was surprised to not that I'm in the MODERATE zone for sure -- with the color coding and at the 15 second mark after passing thru urine stream. Even on a very 'liberal' Atkins program that is not following it to a tee... I've achieved and agressive ketosis. That explains the nearly 1 pound of weight loss a day so far..
    My question is -- is 'moderate' on the read too TOO MUCH ketosis. Should I add back some carbs to slow that down? Am I endangering myself at all for the dreaded 'ketoacidosis' by being at this level of ketosis?
    Thanks for your input!

  2. jwags

    I think you are confusing ketoacidosis which is caused by very high bgs and dehydration, usually in Type 1's but can happen in Type 2's ( rarely). Usually bgs are quite high . When you are on a ketogenic diet you start to use fat for fuel ( energy). That is why you lose weight. Bein on a ketogenic diet does not lead to ketoacidosis. Go to Jenny's Low Carb Blog, she discusses all aspects of very low carb diet and what to expect
    www.phlaunt.com/lowcarb/

  3. furball64801

    When I was Atkins I never was concerned with it, felt the best in my life if only I have the determination again, you never know I might wake up and say this is the day.

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Watch me as I go through the process of going out of ketosis and getting back into ketosis while testing with a breathalyzer. Hoping to find an affordable alternative.

Ketone Testing

Tweet Ketone testing is a key part of type 1 diabetes management as it helps to prevent a dangerous short term complication, ketoacidosis, from occurring. If you have type 1 diabetes, it is recommended that you have ketone testing supplies on your prescription. Ketone testing may also be useful in people with other types of diabetes that are dependent upon insulin. Why test for ketones? Ketones are produced by the body as an alternative source of energy to sugar. The body produces ketones by breaking down fats, this process is known as ketosis. Ketones may be produced as part of weight loss, however, it’s important for people with diabetes on insulin to note that ketones can be produced when the body has insufficient insulin. When the body has too little insulin, it means that cells of the body cannot take in enough sugar from the blood. To compensate for this, the body will start to break down fat to provide ketones. However, if a high level of ketones is produced, this can cause the blood to become acidic which can lead to illness and even potential danger to organs if not treated in time. This state is referred to as diabetic ketoacidosis. Where can I get ketone testing kits a Continue reading >>

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  1. Alan

    This is a long post (my first on this forum) and I'm NOT looking for medical advice but I'm hoping to get some information from someone who may have had a similar experience about high total cholesterol and LDL numbers on results on my first post-keto blood work. I had the blood work done for an upcoming physical this week.
    I've been eating Keto for almost a year. I haven't methodically tracked what I've been eating, but can say that for the most part I've been very conscientious what I've eaten. I've experienced many positive results including better mental focus and acuity and less anxiety and depression. About 3-months ago, I was feeling better than I had emotionally in a long time, and weaned myself (very slowly) off anti-depressants which I'd been taking for decades.
    Although I wasn't particularly overweight when I started the Keto diet (I'm 6' 2" and weighed 180-lbs or so), but after I hit an all time high on the scale at 185 and was starting to carry some new belly fat, I wanted the trajectory for my weight to improve.
    After almost a year of Keto, while weight loss wasn't really a primary goal of the diet, I'm back down to around 170 pounds which I consider to be a much better weight for me. Before I started doing a sedentary job 20+ years ago, I weighed around 165 which I'm guessing is where my body may reset if I continue on this Keto journey which I very much want to do.
    I have a history of cardiovascular disease in my family with both my dad and his Dad dying from heart attacks, although both were overweight and smokers so I've always tried to maintain a healthy diet, but the definition of healthy has shifted for me over the past year.
    My total cholesterol for the recent blood work was 341 mg/dL where it's almost always been under 200 in my past results. The calculated LDL result was 249 which was 100 mg/dL higher that it's ever been. So, I was rattled and upset when I saw those unexpected numbers.
    Before he ordered the tests, I thought about asking my doctor to order a more detailed lipid panel for particle counts and for Lipoprotein(a) and Lipoprotein(b) which from what I've read would be good to know, as well as the particle counts, but I wasn't expecting my LDL's to be so out of whack. In retrospect, I wish I had done that and will discuss this with him next week as an option.
    Interestingly, other markers look good. My triglycerides were 63 mg/dL, and HDL was 79 mg/dL which is almost 30 points higher than what I've averaged over the years. And finally, while this isn't a lipid panel result, my C-reactive protein result was under 3 mg/L which is significantly lower than what had been in previous blood work.
    I'm trying to stay calm, but I started the diet without consulting with my doctor (in retrospect probably not a great idea) whom I like very much , but I'm concerned that rather than partnering with me to try to figure out what's going on, he may push me to drop the diet, or worse still, push statins or other drugs.
    I think it's far more likely that I'll figure this out with the support of my doc once we get to talk, but I'm hoping to find some information here to help point me in the right direction. And to be honest, I'm hoping someone can help talk me off the ledge a bit and deal with the anxiety surrounding the results.
    This isn't a question that can be answered definitively on a forum, but I'm wondering if I might be one of the small percentage (1-2%?) of people who don't do well with a high fat / low carb diet. I hope that's not the case because there have been so many great benefits that I've experienced, but it's a little scary right now...
    Any similar experiences out there? And if so, what did you do and what were the results?

    Thanks all!

  2. camtosh

    Just a quick response to ask if you have read @DaveKeto 's blog about cholesterol? It explains how the tests are affected by your fat intake in the three days prior to testing. He was on the 2KD podcast too: https://www.ketogenicforums.com/t/episode-63-cholesterol-code-update-with-dave-feldman/10635
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  3. Sheri_Knauer

    The same thing happened to me. I had always been an exerciser and healthy eater (well, what I believed to be healthy eating but like you, that has shifted in the last year). I was always proud of my low total cholesterol(average was under 180) and low ldl(well below 100) numbers. I started keto Aug of 2016. In Nov of 16, I had to get blood work done for insurance purposes. My total cholesterol was 318 and my ldl was 215. My doctor, who was new (my husband insisted I get a primary care doctor since I didn't have one that I liked very much so never went to) immediately freaked out when he saw that number and wanted me to start taking a hefty dose of statins. I refused. From everything I had read about keto and cholesterol and cholesterol in general in regards to heart disease, I was absolutely confident in my decision to refuse to take statins. He had his office assistant call me and try to push them on me, no come in so we can discuss anything. He had no interest in having a discussion about any reason why my cholesterol levels increased so dramatically from previous years (we've had to get a cholesterol panel done every year for insurance so he had data from the last few years).
    I told my husband I was not going back to this doctor but my husband convinced me to give him another try. He had to get some blood work done 4 months later and convinced me to get mine done again since cholesterol levels are know to be wonky in the first 6 months of keto (my first blood draw was when I was only 3 months keto) so I agreed. Went to Dr in March 17, husband got blood draw and had convinced the dr to have blood drawn on me so a VAP test could be run so we could determine particle size, not just general numbers. So the doctor seemed open to that, his assistant came back in the room 10 minutes later and said they can't find a lab that does the VAP test so if I want it done, Im on my own. Alrighty then. Strike 2 on this doctor.
    So, on my own, I find a lab that will run and NMR test and that test still came up with high total cholesterol (353) and high ld (229) but it determined the particle size was primarily type A, my HDL was 113 and my triglycerides were 54. I felt those numbers were awesome.
    Then I get the call from the doctors office (his assistant again). Apparently the doctor had never seen results from an NMR test and in the hours of research he put in to try to interpret the results, his conclusion was that my total cholesterol and ldl were still high and since I refused to take statins, he wants me to go see an endocrinologist.
    Strike 3 and he is definitely out!
    So I would re listen to the podcasts from the 2 keto dudes regarding cholesterol, check out the links they provide on their website. There are also podcasts that discuss cholesterol (Ketovangelist and Keto Talk). Listen to those. There are a lot of videos out there on You Tube regarding understanding what the cholesterol numbers mean presented by doctors and researchers who understand and are familiar with cholesterol and the keto diet. Then I would go back to your doctor to discuss armed and ready with the studies, knowledge and data that you can discuss and share with him. Who knows, maybe your doctor will take a renewed interest in learning updated research regarding cholesterol.
    Both of my maternal grandparents died of heart attacks and my paternal grandfather died of a stroke, paternal grandmother died in her 90's but she had dementia due to atherosclerosis.
    Good luck and don't let those numbers freak you out because its really not cut and dry, your numbers say this so it equals this. Request the VAP or NMR test to get particle size. You can request also a heart calcium scan which will tell you if there is any kind of plaque buildup on the coronary arteries.

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