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Ketosis: What Is Ketosis?

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carb diet. The aim of the diet is to try and burn unwanted fat by forcing the body to rely on fat for energy, rather than carbohydrates. Ketosis is also commonly observed in patients with diabetes, as the process can occur if the body does not have enough insulin or is not using insulin correctly. Problems associated with extreme levels of ketosis are more likely to develop in patients with type 1 diabetes compared with type 2 diabetes patients. Ketosis occurs when the body does not have sufficient access to its primary fuel source, glucose. Ketosis describes a condition where fat stores are broken down to produce energy, which also produces ketones, a type of acid. As ketone levels rise, the acidity of the blood also increases, leading to ketoacidosis, a serious condition that can prove fatal. People with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop ketoacidosis, for which emergency medical treatment is required to av Continue reading >>

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  1. grousexpectations

    Hey all, I've been eating keto for about 10 days now. Loving the energy and I've lost 5 kilos/10 pounds, but holy cow do I have trouble sleeping (it is 1:00am here!) I can't fall asleep until at least two hours after I go to bed and then in the morning I will wake up no earlier than 10 unless I set my alarm.
    I read about keto flu and feeling fatigued, which did happen in the start, but now I'm having the opposite problem! I met a naturopath today and told her about this and she is quite concerned. Is this something to be concerned about? Any help is appreciated :)

  2. anbeav

    Try magnesium at night

  3. grousexpectations

    I take Blackmore's MagMin during the day for muscle spasms, how many do you suggest and how close to bedtime?

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