The keto diet is named after the metabolic process called Ketosis, this is a metabolic state God created in us where the majority of the body’s cellular energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood stream. Usually the process of metabolizing carbohydrates into glucose provides 80% of the body energy through glycolysis. Ketosis occurs when the body is burning fat at an increased rate by making ketones from fatty acids. When carbohydrates/sugars and in limited supply ketosis is activated which allows for less inflammation, increased fat loss and improved blood sugar control.
The consumption of a high quality fat diet allows for more EFA’s to make anti inflammatory PGE1 molecules. This improves cell uptake an use of sugars and improved mental clarity. The simple way to loose body fat and lower inflammation is to eliminate refined sugars from the diet. The Mediterranean diet in itself activates moderate level of ketones due to its balanced of quality protein, carbohydrate and fatty acid intake. High consumption of quality fats was discovered in the 1970’s and is just now being reintroduced as the new keto diet, scripture tells us “there is nothing new under the sun.” Beware of many keto-diets that call for excess protein that increase uric acid burden on the kidneys.
You can activate mild ketosis with these simple steps:
1. Eliminate refined sugars from the diet
2. Eliminate refined grains
3. Increase fatty acid foods like avocado, nuts, seeds, and oils.
4. Eat more whole raw fruits and vegetables.
5. Eat quality proteins
6. Learn about and practice controlled fasting weekly
Many keto-diets advertised include proteins from pork, shrimp, and other unclean animals who posses high concentrations of toxins in their flesh according to a John Hopkins study on the Biblical dietary laws from Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The inclusion of dairy products including cheese as well contribute to constipation and auto immune diseases such as type-1 diabetes.
Keto diet excess can cause many metabolic problems with the digestive system, detoxification pathways, immune system and endocrine hormone producing systems. God would never lead his people astray and you can count on it when you look at the thousands of valid studies over many decades verifying the number one DISEASE REDUCING diet is the Mediterranean diet. Now with advanced science technology we can optimize your own personalized cellular body chemistry needs with the right menu plan so you can have a controlled and balance ketosis burn of fat. Call and set an appointment today and learn how.