11 Oct Keto? Should you do it or not?

I get asked about Keto almost every week. “My friend lost 20 pounds on it etc. Should I do it?”

As you have heard me say before, I think intermittent fasting can be a great tool. It has shown not only to help people lose weight but there is also promising research taking place showing it could help with autoimmune disease. It’s a very exciting field, but there is a healthy and unhealthy way to do Keto. For example, I had a conversation the other day with someone doing Keto. He was super excited, he lost tons of weight. When we talked about what he was eating it was basically just meat and butter all day…I kid you not. “Fruit and vegetables have carbs and should be avoided,” he said. Unreal! Talking about throwing the baby out with the bath water.

This is why I am directing you over to my good bud Dr. Will Cole. You have heard me sing Will’s praises before. He is a functional medicine doctor that consults with patients around the world via webcam. His new book Keto*tarian will teach you how to do Keto in a healthy way.

Here are a few takeaways from Will’s book Keto*tarian:

  • “The standard Western diet today is centered on many forms of the very same thing: sugar.”
  • “Most people struggling with health problems like fatigue, hormone imbalances, immune dysfunctions, and brain and metabolic issues are in a sugar -burning mode.”
  • “Fat, in terms of energy to your body, is like a log on a fire, slow-burning and long lasting.”
  • “Brilliant physicians in the mainstream model of care are trained to diagnose a disease and match it with a corresponding pharmaceutical drug. This medicinal matching game works sometimes, but often leaves the patient with nothing more than a growing prescription list and growing health problems….You only need to eat hospital food once to know this truth.”

 

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