Optimize Your Health with the Ketogenic Diet. Mastery Newsletter July 29, 2016

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Special Report on the benefits of a Low-Carb, High Fat Diet.



The Keto Diet helps with Weight loss, Blood pressure, Cholesterol.


Other benefits: More energy, Mental clarity, Better sleep.




Some claim it is the best cancer prevention.


Others have reversed their Multiple Sclerosis symptoms.


Still others say it has reversed aging symptoms.




How it works:

Really Low carbs, medium protein and LOTS of fat! (The good kind)




Enjoy the read,




“…currently the only way…to effectively treat the symptoms of aging…if not reverse them…”


Keto Clarity. Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High Fat Diet.

Special Report on the book


“Few things are as well established in nutrition science as the immense health benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets.” Kris Gunnars (article below)


Definition of Ketosis


WebMD.com tells us this: “Ketones are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. Normally, your body gets the energy it needs from carbohydrate in your diet. But stored fat is broken down and ketones are made if your diet does not contain enough carbohydrate to supply the body with sugar (glucose) for energy or if your body can’t use blood sugar (glucose) properly.”



Keto Diet Works for Epilepsy


In a separate post, Web MD says the diet works for epilepsy in children: “…the ketogenic diet is real and legitimate. (my bolding) It works very well in many people. The catch is that it’s extremely demanding and difficult to follow.”



Benefits of burning fat for fuel


Well, one benefit is we are burning fat! For many, this is enough. Diets for weight control are a multi billion-dollar industry. Could a low-carb, high fat diet be the answer?



10 Proven Health Benefits of Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets


Excerpts from an article by Kris Gunnars, BSc. See the full article here: https://authoritynutrition.com/10-benefits-of-low-carb-ketogenic-diets/


“1. Low-Carb Diets Kill Your Appetite (in a Good Way)


  1. Low-Carb Diets Lead to More Weight Loss


  1. A Greater Proportion of The Fat Lost Comes From The Abdominal Cavity


  1. Triglycerides Tend to go Way Down


  1. Increased Levels of HDL (the “good”) Cholesterol


  1. Reduced Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels, With a Major Improvement in Type 2 Diabetes


  1. Blood Pressure Tends to go Down


  1. Low-Carb Diets Are The Most Effective Treatment Known Against Metabolic Syndrome


  1. Low-Carb Diets Improve The Pattern of LDL Cholesterol


  1. Low-Carb Diets Are Therapeutic For Several Brain Disorders


It is often claimed that glucose is necessary for the brain… and it’s true.


Some part of the brain can only burn glucose. That’s why the liver produces glucose out of protein if we don’t eat any carbs. (my bolding)


But a large part of the brain can also burn ketones, which are formed during starvation or when carbohydrate intake is very low.


This is the mechanism behind the ketogenic diet, which has been used for decades to treat epilepsy in children who don’t respond to drug treatment.


In many cases, this diet can cure children of epilepsy. In one study, over half of children on a ketogenic diet had a greater than 50% reduction in seizures. 16% of the children became seizure free.


Very low-carb/ketogenic diets are now being studied for other brain disorders as well, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease


Take Home Message


Few things are as well established in nutrition science as the immense health benefits of low-carb and ketogenic diets.”


From https://authoritynutrition.com/10-benefits-of-low-carb-ketogenic-diets/


More benefits:


Effortless appetite control


Endless energy


Mental clarity


Increased sex drive


Restful, sounder sleep


Feelings of happiness


Improved immune system


Improved memory


Decreased anxiety



Documented Proof. Documentary from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


The entire village of Alert Bay at the north end of Vancouver Island, Canada agreed to go back to their traditional native diet for one year. As it happened, that diet is high fat and low in carbs.


Not only did the participants lose weight, they had overall better health. Some lost their diabetes symptoms.


Here is the full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMsh_EWFx4A


“The ketogenic diet was likely the diet of hunter-gatherers for most of our existence on Earth, except possibly in tropical areas where fruit was available much of the year. In has been known since the early 1900s that nutritional ketosis occurred in many of the Inuit people living in the Arctic, in whom chronic disease was a rarity. Therefore, it is safe to presume that ketones have been part of a healthy human metabolism for millennia.”                                                                                                      -Dr. Keith Runyan



How to do it:


Limit carbs to 20 grams or less. Each of us is individual. Testing is essential.


Keep protein intake down to 1 gram per 1 kilogram of body weight.


Increase fat consumption (the good kind, of course) to 50-80%!



Devil’s in the details:


Start at 20 grams of carbs per day and adjust from there


Test your triglyceride levels. The optimal goal is below 70. Doctors think 135 is within normal levels…just so you know.


“When carb cravings hit, your body is really screaming for fat.”


If your glucometer shows you are not in ketosis yet, decrease carbs more and/or decrease protein intake.



“Fat is the key to being full and satisfied…Fat is your friend.”


Note that the ketogenic diet may not be appropriate for type 1 diabetics.


We don’t have to count calories. (Tim Ferris blew apart the theory of “calories in/calories out” in his book The Four Hour Body.) The keto diet regulates appetite.



Testing is Critical


“When someone tells me that they have tried the ketogenic diet and ‘it didn’t work,’ they usually haven’t attempted to measure their ketones and aren’t really in ketosis. It’s important to follow this diet for at least four to six weeks to evaluate it fairly.”                                                                                          –Dr. Dominic D’Agostino



Diet, not Medications


“Medications can ‘manage’ chronic illnesses like diabetes and obesity, but they cannot prevent or reverse them. But following a ketogenic diet is a potent way to prevent or reverse these common chronic diseases. As a clinician, I like having safe approaches that work with my patients. If you start by focusing on your diet, then the rest will be merely window dressing.”  -Dr. Bill Wilson



Manage Stress and Get Your Sleep


“Chronic lack of sleep, leading to circadian rhythm imbalances and/or chronic levels of significant stress, can drive up cortisol levels in a way that can make getting into a state of ketosis essentially impossible.”  -Nora Getgaudas



Old Habits Die Hard


“I think the obvious temptations that are around us are the biggest problem with maintaining adequate ketosis. One slip with too much carbohydrate will interfere with ketosis, and it can take several days to get back into it. Old habits die hard.”

-Dr. Mary Newport



Best Cancer Prevention?


“A ketogenic approach is the single most effective dietary treatment for any and all cancers and other immune related illnesses. By robbing cancer of its needed fuel source (sugar) and relying on ketones and relying on ketones and free fatty acids instead (which cancer cannot make use of), you can create an internal and epigenetic environment conducive to keeping cancers under control or even preventive them from being able to get a foothold in the first place.”                           -Nora Getgaudas



Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Reversed


Dr, Terry Wahls reversed her advanced MS by going into a mild state of nutritional ketosis, allowing her body and brain to function well on fat and ketones.


“In ketosis, I have more mental clarity and energy throughout the day.” –Dr Terry Wahls



Slow the Aging Process

“I believe that what we are really doing with the ketogenic diet is slowing the rate of aging and, especially, increasing the rate of repair. Therefore all the symptoms of aging, which we are calling the disease of aging, can be very effectively treated if not totally reversed by this diet, and I believe it is currently the only way to do so.” (Bolding mine)

–Dr. Ron Rosedale



Ketosis and Ketoacidosis are Two Different Things.


Careful if you plan to ask your doctor about the ketogenic diet: Your doctor may think that ketosis is the same as ketoacidosis. Not so:


“Ketoacidosis cannot possibly happen in anyone who still makes even a little bit of insulin. And, even if you are Type 1 diabetic who makes no insulin, ketoacidosis does not happen eating a low-carb diet–only a high-carb diet.” — Jimmy Moore



Sugar and Processed Foods are the Culprits


“People are now living longer but are sicker, destined to experience decades of poor health before they finally kick the bucket. And it’s all because they have lost their connection to ketone bodies. Virtually every chronic disease that physicians deal with every day is caused by eating a diet high in simple sugars and processed food.” –Dr. Bill Wilson


The Ball is Now in Your Court


You mission, should you decide to accept, is to get on the path to optimal health.



Last Word


“Nutritional ketosis may not be required for general health, but it may very well be a conduit for optimal health.”  – Dr. Bill Lagakos





Website of Jimmy Moore, author of Keto Clarity: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/



To Your Joy, Energy and Health,



Matti Anttila

Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,

Wim Hof Iceman Practitioner, and

Author of The Zen of Joy and 108 Tips for More Joy, Energy and Health






P.S. Note on “Anti-Aging”


“I believe that what we are really doing with the ketogenic diet is slowing the rate of aging and, especially, increasing the rate of repair. Therefore all the symptoms of aging, which we call the diseases of aging, can be very effectively treated if not totally reversed by this diet, and I believe it is currently the only way to do so.” –Dr. Ron Rosedale





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