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Is Keto Healthy? Ketosis Vs Ketoacidosis

Is Keto Healthy? Ketosis vs Ketoacidosis When looking at a ketogenic diet and ketosis, it’s common for some people to confuse the process with a harmful, more extreme version of this state known as diabetic ketoacidosis. But there are a lot of misconceptions out there about ketosis vs ketoacidosis, and it’s time to shed some light on the subject by looking at the (very big) differences between the two. An Overview of Ketosis A ketogenic, or keto, diet is centered around the process of ketosis, so it’s important to understand exactly what ketosis is first before we get into whether or not it’s safe (spoiler: it is): Ketosis is a metabolic state where the body is primarily using fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. Burning carbohydrates (glucose) for energy is the default function of the body, so if glucose is available, the body will use that first. But during ketosis, the body is using ketones instead of glucose. This is an amazing survival adaptation by the body for handling periods of famine or fasting, extreme exercise, or anything else that leaves the body without enough glucose for fuel. Those eating a ketogenic diet purposely limit their carb intake (usually betwe Continue reading >>

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  1. Kalisiin

    Ketosis Versus Ketoacidosis

    Since much discussion has come up lately concerning Dr. Fung, Intermittent Fasting, and ketosis…I thought it would be timely to share this article I found explaining the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
    New diabetics and even a few old hands seem to sometimes confuse these two things…even some doctors do!!
    Ketosis is safe, ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. I might add that DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis happens much more frequently in Type 1 rather than Type 2 diabetics. Usually, you also need to have high BG readings to develop ketoacidosis, as I understand it.
    Anyway, my clinical knowledge is limited, and I certainly am not qualified to give medical advice, so I will just present the article as is.
    http://www.battlediabetes.com/articles/diabet...

  2. Gabby

    This really does help explain things a good bit. Once again, when we try to get things into any extreme, we end up out of balance.

  3. kidsclubkryse

    I tried to do ketosis because a friend mines father does it and it's work wonders, but it's very restrictive most things I can leave behind but I really really like oatmeal!! I'm still looking into it and I do find it promising lol!

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Sect. 2; Clip 2: Dr. Sean Bourke, of JumpstartMD, interviews author Jeff Volek, Ph.D., R.D. & Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D. - focusing on ketoacidosis versus ketosis and why misunderstandings about ketones persist. For more weight loss information go to www.jumpstartmd.com or check out our blog at http://www.jumpstartmd.com/category/b...

Ketoacidosis Versus Ketosis

Some medical professionals confuse ketoacidosis, an extremely abnormal form of ketosis, with the normal benign ketosis associated with ketogenic diets and fasting states in the body. They will then tell you that ketosis is dangerous. Testing Laboratory Microbiology - Air Quality - Mold Asbestos - Environmental - Lead emsl.com Ketosis is NOT Ketoacidosis The difference between the two conditions is a matter of volume and flow rate*: Benign nutritional ketosis is a controlled, insulin regulated process which results in a mild release of fatty acids and ketone body production in response to either a fast from food, or a reduction in carbohydrate intake. Ketoacidosis is driven by a lack of insulin in the body. Without insulin, blood sugar rises to high levels and stored fat streams from fat cells. This excess amount of fat metabolism results in the production of abnormal quantities of ketones. The combination of high blood sugar and high ketone levels can upset the normal acid/base balance in the blood and become dangerous. In order to reach a state of ketoacidosis, insulin levels must be so low that the regulation of blood sugar and fatty acid flow is impaired. *See this reference pap Continue reading >>

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  1. Kalisiin

    Ketosis Versus Ketoacidosis

    Since much discussion has come up lately concerning Dr. Fung, Intermittent Fasting, and ketosis…I thought it would be timely to share this article I found explaining the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
    New diabetics and even a few old hands seem to sometimes confuse these two things…even some doctors do!!
    Ketosis is safe, ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. I might add that DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis happens much more frequently in Type 1 rather than Type 2 diabetics. Usually, you also need to have high BG readings to develop ketoacidosis, as I understand it.
    Anyway, my clinical knowledge is limited, and I certainly am not qualified to give medical advice, so I will just present the article as is.
    http://www.battlediabetes.com/articles/diabet...

  2. Gabby

    This really does help explain things a good bit. Once again, when we try to get things into any extreme, we end up out of balance.

  3. kidsclubkryse

    I tried to do ketosis because a friend mines father does it and it's work wonders, but it's very restrictive most things I can leave behind but I really really like oatmeal!! I'm still looking into it and I do find it promising lol!

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Ketosis Vs Ketoacidosis: Is Keto Healthy?

Because the two terms look and sound similar, many people often confuse ketoacidosis with ketosis. These conditions have very different meanings and effects on the body. One is a highly dangerous condition while the other has been shown to help you lose weight, prevent disease, and improve cognitive function. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between ketoacidosis and ketosis. What is Ketoacidosis? Ketoacidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening condition that results as a complication of type one diabetes. It occurs when there are dangerously high levels of ketones and blood sugar present at the same time. Ketones are compounds that are produced when the body uses fat instead of sugar as fuel. The combination of having too many ketones and too much glucose present in your blood makes it become highly acidic. This can result in damage to the normal functioning of your kidney and liver. Ketoacidosis can develop in the body within 24 hours and requires immediate care. The condition commonly affects people with type one diabetes who do not produce enough or any insulin. People with type two diabetes can also develop the condition. Ketoacidosis can be Continue reading >>

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  1. Kalisiin

    Ketosis Versus Ketoacidosis

    Since much discussion has come up lately concerning Dr. Fung, Intermittent Fasting, and ketosis…I thought it would be timely to share this article I found explaining the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis.
    New diabetics and even a few old hands seem to sometimes confuse these two things…even some doctors do!!
    Ketosis is safe, ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening condition. I might add that DKA, diabetic ketoacidosis happens much more frequently in Type 1 rather than Type 2 diabetics. Usually, you also need to have high BG readings to develop ketoacidosis, as I understand it.
    Anyway, my clinical knowledge is limited, and I certainly am not qualified to give medical advice, so I will just present the article as is.
    http://www.battlediabetes.com/articles/diabet...

  2. Gabby

    This really does help explain things a good bit. Once again, when we try to get things into any extreme, we end up out of balance.

  3. kidsclubkryse

    I tried to do ketosis because a friend mines father does it and it's work wonders, but it's very restrictive most things I can leave behind but I really really like oatmeal!! I'm still looking into it and I do find it promising lol!

  4. -> Continue reading
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