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What Is Starvation Ketosis?

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Subscribe for videos on becoming superhuman: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv Lowering your caloric intake and doing intermittent fasting has a ton of health benefits on both your body and your mind. Herman Hesse said in his novel, Siddhartha: Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast. Numerous studies have shown that caloric restriction increases the lifespan and youthfulness of almost all species, starting with fruit flies and ending with rhesus monkeys. In humans, there is no definite anti-aging proof but fastings been shown to improve biomarkers, reduce inflammation, promote stem cell growth, boost the immune system and make you burn a ton of fat. However, the key to successfully gaining these health benefits comes from avoiding malnutrition and starvation. Theres a hugedifference between fasting, starvationand caloric restriction, but it doesn't mean you can't be starving while intermittent fasting or consuming fewer calories. This video tells you how to avoid starvation mode while fasting and gain the longevity benefits More In-Depth video on autophagy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kW_... Read the blog post for the referred studies: http://siimland.com/physiology-of-fas... Subscribe for videos on becoming superhuman: https://goo.gl/TSDCuv Keto//IF: HTTP://www.siimland.com/keto-if-fasting/ Stay Empowered Siim Join my Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodym... What is this awesome ring I'm wearing?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=399Xt... Use the code SIIMLAND to get -20% from Perfect Keto exogenous ketones: http://bit.ly/2gvn88m #fasting #intermittentfasting #weightloss #fatloss #burnfat #loseweight #losefat #keto Disclaimer I do not own any of the video clips used in this video. The legal rights belong to the legal copyright holders of said content. I have used them under the 'fair use' policy and have done so for entertainment and educational purposes only. Follow me on social media: Blog: http://siimland.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesiimland/ My Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bodym... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/siimland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/inthevanguard Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/siimland/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/siimland

The Difference Between Fasting And Starvation

The big misconception about fasting and starvation is that theyre the same thing. Although they might seem very similar, theyre actually distinctive metabolic states. Theres quite a significant difference between them. Theyre almost like day and night. The Difference Between Fasting and Starvation Fasting is the complete abstention from food in any shape or form. Usually, people still drink water and other non-caloric beverages . Its voluntary and controlled. Youve planned it and are doing it because youve decided to do so. Starvation, on the other hand, is described as the absence of essential nutrients that could support the life of an organism. Whenever the body cant get access to fuel or has run out of it, then it begins to slowly die and waste away. This is irrational and involuntary. Its forced upon and not something you choose. The difference between fasting and starvation is like the difference between suicide and dying of old age. One is deliberate and carefully orchestrated, whereas the other is something that simply happens to you without you being able to do anything about it. Of course, here fasting resembles suicide because its self-imposed, but its not going to end Continue reading >>

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  1. JessieD

    Hello everyone!
    Okay.. so this is probably a really stupid question... but what is the main difference between ketosis and starvation?
    Am I right in thinking that ketosis happens when you have an abundance of fat to burn (like me) and starvation is when the person doesn't have anything to burn left...
    Basically.. I want to be in ketosis and I've bought some sticks to test me later this week... but I don't want to 'starve'.... this is probably a really stupid question but I know lots of you are experts so please advise!
    Thank you! xxx

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    Ketosis is the state your body goes into when your diet is low on carbs or has zero carbs. When the body is without any form of carbohydrate the liver produces ketones which is a form of carbohydrate. The liver converts fats and proteins into ketones, therefore going after the fat stores of the body for energy. That's why people in the state of ketosis lose so much fat so quickly.
    There are other advantages of being in the state of ketosis. You can eat lots of food and still lose weight - as long as you don't eat any carbohydrates. Only eat protein, vegetables (except potatoes and grains), nuts, seeds, natural oils such as olive and coconut.
    I eat 6 times a day, about 5 ounces of protein at every meal and a heaping plateful of vegetables with olive oil, raw walnuts etc. I'm about 10% body fat right now with lots of muscle.
    Starvation is when your body does not get food at regular intervals throughout the day and therefore conserves energy by storing whatever calories it gets as fat and uses its protein stores for energy instead - your muscle. So in starvation mode you will eventually burn fat if you are calorie deficient, but you will also lose muscle - which slows your metabolism down.
    Starvation is not a sustainable lifestyle but ketosis is. It's great to use the starvation method to get the weight off in a hurry, but as soon as you start eating again the weight is put on quickly.
    With Ketosis you can eat lots of food and stay lean, fit and full of energy. You just need to learn how to do it right

  3. JessieD

    Thank you SO much for going into detail - that is all really helpful information.
    Can I just ask one last question... what is the maximum amount of carbs you can consume to stay in ketosis?
    The web gives lots of different opinions and I've heard that 20g is roughly the right amount?
    Would you agree?
    Thank you again! : )

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The ketogenic diet/ketosis and the brain; is there a connection? Your brain is 60% fat - So what happens to your brain on a high fat ketogenic based diet? Ketogenic diets are becoming popular, not only for fat loss, but for the potential to improve brain function. The anecdotes for ketogenic diets and brain function have been abundant, but now researchers are focusing in on the idea that ketones are better for your brain power. Any diet works for fat loss, but not every diet works for super-charged cognitive performance. The ketones hydroxybutyrate (BHB), acetoacetate and acetone are released into the blood and taken up by the brain and body which fire ketone bodies into the mitochondria, which are the power plants of cells. Through cellular reputation the mitochondria break down nutrients and provide the body and brain with energy. Some parts of the brain need glucose, this is true, but the body can turn dietary protein into glucose through gluconeogenesis. You, me, your grandma, any healthy individual shifts into ketosis unintentionally. This happens when you wake up in the morning. If youre not hungry in the morning this indicates you have a strong metabolism as youre in ketosis. Nutritional ketosis occurs in the latter situations, however, keto-adaptation occurs after several weeks when your body adapts and begins to prefer ketones of glucose as its preferred source of fuel. When you intentionally fast for longer periods or follow a diet very high in fat, medium protein and low (5%) carbs, something interesting happens to the brain and personally called keto-adaptation where your body fundamentally prefers ketones over glucose as its primary energy source. Ketogenic diets favour glutamate becoming GABA instead of aspartate. Ketones increase GABA where neurotransmitters are released, also known as synapses in the brains of rats and some epileptic patients. GABA is beneficial for your sleep, focus and attention and increases in various narcotics which causes feelings of euphoria and cognitive focus. Oxidants in the brain have a single electron which makes them reactions hence the large amount of oxidants in epileptic patients leading to Excitotoxicity. Excitotoxicity leads to epileptic brain damage as neurones are basically friend due to the excitement of these oxidants in the brain. Antioxidants in blueberries, for example, reduce this risk, so the state of ketosis inhibits these violent molecules and increases the breakdown of them to a significant degree. If you do it right and dont eat trans fats as your source of 75% fat or so then the high-fat nature of keto isn't a problem if you increase polyunsaturated fats (specifically omega-3) such as DHA and EPA which are commonly cited as "brain supplements" to help aid in the reduction of oxidation and inflammation. We know that inflammation plays a key role in the role of the development of insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is inclusive of the brain, a strong cognitive marker for brain based ailements. Overall, more research needs to be done. But from what weve seen so far and the copious amounts of anecdotal accounts it seems likely that the fat-fuel brain has specific advantages for certain people. Is Saturated Fat Bad For You? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnE1n... Check out some more related videos: Low Carbs Diets Are NOT Better For Fat Loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KSJ... Study Proves Intermittent Fasting DECREASES Testosterone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyWxI... 4 Ways To Get Ripped Fast (100% PROVEN TO WORK) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLC8a... The Truth About Getting Under 7% Body Fat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6DPy... 3 Reasons To Eat Carbs (Backed By Science) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyt2G... How To Get To 10% Body Fat The Easy Way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dulex... Why Protein Is King For Fat Loss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D10ij... Can You Build Muscle AND Lose Fat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43rnH...

The Fat-fueled Brain: Unnatural Or Advantageous?

Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication. As you’ll see below, data exploring the potential neuroprotective effects of ketosis are still scarce, and we don’t yet know the side effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. This post talks about the SCIENCE behind ketosis, and is not meant in any way as medical advice. The ketogenic diet is a nutritionist’s nightmare. High in saturated fat and VERY low in carbohydrates, “keto” is adopted by a growing population to paradoxically promote weight loss and mental well-being. Drinking coffee with butter? Eating a block of cream cheese? Little to no fruit? To the uninitiated, keto defies all common sense, inviting skeptics to wave it off as an unnatural “bacon-and-steak” fad diet. Yet versions of the ketogenic diet have been used to successfully treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children since the 1920s – potentially even back in the biblical ages. Emerging evidence from animal models and clinical trials suggest keto may be therapeutically used in many other neurological disorders, including head ache, neurodegenerative diseases, Continue reading >>

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  1. Markette

    Today I learned about ketosis.
    Yesterday, Day 15 for me, I had a lady doctor's appointment wherein they collected a urine sample. My ketones were sky high and prompted my doctor -- who I had never seen before -- to tell me he didn't think I was eating well. I laughed, insisted that I eat quite well, and asked him to explain his concern more fully. He explained that ketones indicate I am passing fat, that I'm not eating well, starving. He insisted that I grab a fruit juice on the way home, push fluids the rest of the night, and follow up with my GP. Let me tell you, that much glucose at once felt weird, but who was I to argue with his quite insistent orders?
    After some Google-fu, I found out that that's not exactly what ketones are, or what high ketones in urine means, but close. They're a byproduct of my body burning fat for energy instead of glucose. They are a warning sign if you're a Type I diabetic (I'm not) or have liver issues (I don't know of any) and can be a tell-tale sign of anorexia or starvation or fasting (uh, no), but for folks on low-carb, high-fat diets, they more often indicate that your metabolism has shifted from processing glucose to processing fat for fuel.
    On top of the high ketone level in my urine, I felt terrible all day long. I couldn't sleep the night before, had another base-of-the-neck migraine-like headache, had the chills, and finally vomited around 3am. I chalked it up to the flu or the issue that had brought me to my doctor to begin with, but after further research, I'm wondering if I might actually be transitioning to a ketogenic metabolism and have a touch of the "ketosis flu".
    I'm not much of an athlete these days, and ketosis certainly isn't the goal of my Whole30. I did some quick research on this forum and saw that other ladies -- mainly pregnant ones -- had doctors who were concerned with high ketones while they were Whole30ing. They increased their caloric intake via more starches. So I also decided to tweak my diet even more this round and increase my starch (yams, bananas, squash, etc.) intake and see how I feel.
    I'm seeing my GP next week -- also for the first time -- and I'd like to be able to ask some pointed questions about the paleo diet and ketosis and ketoacidosis, as I'm sure another urinalysis will reveal the same high ketone levels and probably bring similar concerns. I've been strict paleo since 2011, am 114 pounds, 5'4", and have a very low body fat -- I'm not opposed to remaining in ketosis, but am concerned that I don't have a ton of fat on my frame to burn and want to monitor my diet and health responsibly.
    Has anyone else -- especially ladies -- had high ketone levels in their urine? Any precautions I should be aware of? Any tweaks to a Whole30 you'd recommend?

  2. Tina R

    This has been discussed on this forum http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/2737-why-is-nobody-talking-about-ketosis/. Here is a thread that might help. You can also search google "whole30 Ketosis" for other answers on the forum. Good Luck!

  3. kirkor

    Bonus ketosis! Lucky!
    Several of us are aiming for it here.

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Fasting Ketosis And Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

INTRODUCTION Ketoacidosis is the term used for metabolic acidoses associated with an accumulation of ketone bodies. The most common cause of ketoacidosis is diabetic ketoacidosis. Two other causes are fasting ketosis and alcoholic ketoacidosis. Fasting ketosis and alcoholic ketoacidosis will be reviewed here. Issues related to diabetic ketoacidosis are discussed in detail elsewhere. (See "Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in adults: Epidemiology and pathogenesis" and "Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in adults: Clinical features, evaluation, and diagnosis" and "Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in adults: Treatment".) PHYSIOLOGY OF KETONE BODIES There are three major ketone bodies, with the interrelationships shown in the figure (figure 1): Acetoacetic acid is the only true ketoacid. The more dominant acid in patients with ketoacidosis is beta-hydroxybutyric acid, which results from the reduction of acetoacetic acid by NADH. Beta-hydroxybutyric acid is a hydroxyacid, not a true ketoacid. Continue reading >>

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  1. sasha1

    Hi All...
    In one or my replies yesterday I mentioned the 2 type of ketones...Thought it might be useful to some to explain the difference.
    STARVATION KETONES: Starvation Ketones are produced when the BG level is low. The urine glucose concentration will then be low too. The reason the cells are starving is because there is not enough food and glucose in the blood, which happens when you have'nt been eating enough, when you have been vomiting, or if you have gastroenteritis. If the low BG is caused by a high dose of insulin, the production of ketones will be stopped as insulin counteracts the transformation of fat and fatty acids to ketones.
    DIABETES KETONES: If you are deficient in insulin, the available glucose will be in the wrong place, i.e. in the bloodstream outside the cell instead of inside the cell. Both the glucose level and the urine concentration will then be high. High BG level at the same time as ketones and high urine glucose concentration (3-5%) always suggests a shortage of insulin, as long as the urine test is taken during the day and you have not suffered from hypoglycaemia recently.
    KETONES IN THE MORNING URINE: When you wake up in the morning, urine has been in the bladder for so long that it is very difficult to say exactly when during the night the glucose or ketones entered the urine. A urine test might show both glucose and ketones if you had a hypo early in the night, followed by a rebound effect in the morning with high BG resulting in both glucose and ketones in the urine. The same results will be seen if your BG has been high all night and the cells have been starved of sugar by a shortage of insulin. In this case, the ketones may make you feel sick in the morning. Ketones without glucose in the urine indicate you may not have eaten enough before going to bed.
    HIGH LEVELS OF KETONES: If you are insulin-deficient, you will feel unwell. This is caused by the increased level of ketones, rather than the high BG level. If your body is producing lots of ketones, your body will become acidic. Passing ketones into the urine is the bodies way of getting rid of the excess ketones.
    Heidi
    xx

  2. Steff

    thank you heidi you always do such informative posts , i didnt even realise they was 4 diffirent kinds
    cheers xx

  3. insulinaddict09

    Thanks Heidi , you beat me to it !!! I was reading some posts this morning and someone ( a type1 for several yrs) was confused over Ketones and the different ones , especially starvation ketones and ketones for dka .

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