Good morning, good afternoon or good evening depending upon where you are on the globe. This is a new spin on my articles and I would like to keep you updated on the latest findings in the world of Keto and Keto News. I don’t plan on sugar coating anything, or even hiding anything that might make you think twice about Keto but I will give you facts and research based information.
Yes I do practice Keto and I feel the best I’ve felt in years, I have been taken off my high blood pressure medicine due to Keto, I don’t take anti-depressants anymore and I don’t experience the back pain like I used to. So just to catch you up if you have not read any of my previous articles, I am talking about the Ketogenic Diet as people like to call it. I like to call it a way of life or a lifestyle change because that’s what it is to me.
The Ketogenic “diet” is when your body has switched from burning sugar for fuel to burning fat for fuel, sounds pretty good right? When you take away the sugars that the body naturally clings to for its energy source and you lower your carbohydrate intake, because too many carbs are converted into glucose or sugar your body is then forced to produce what we call Ketones from fat and this is all done in the liver. So basically your body turns into a fat burning machine, I know this might sound too good to be true but it’s fact.
Lets Dig In
Now that we’re all caught up on what the Ketogenic lifestyle is, we will get right into the latest news. As I was doing my research for this article I happened upon a Health Watch episode published April 22 of this year, where they featured Beth Rosen who is a Registered Dietitian.
She didn’t have much in the way of positive comments for the Ketogenic way of life, she stated that it was used for treatment in children with epilepsy. That part is true it was created as a form of Dietary therapy for children that were drug resistant and what I mean by that is that they did not show any improvements from the anti-seizure medications provided. She continued to say that it was used as a treatment for children with epilepsy because it slowed brain function and that is why it worked to slow seizure activity. Her other claim was that there was no proof that it was beneficial for adults with epilepsy and that there was no proof that had any other benefits, well I know this little tid bit of information to be untrue as well.
Well when she said that I knew immediately it was not so, I did my digging and research as I always do. I have gone straight to the source of where it all started The Epilepsy Foundation where I found a plethora of factual information, none of which said anything about slowing brain function or activity. If anything I found quite the opposite, Dr. Eric H. W. Kossoff M.D. and known as a world expert on Keto diet therapy as well as pediatrics and neurology stated that not only is Keto diet therapy beneficial for children and adults with epilepsy but it is now being studied with ongoing clinical trials for a list of other disorders and diseases such as traumatic brain injuries, depression, schizophrenia and alzhiemers.
Now you don’t have to be a Doctor to know that if these studies are showing improvements in just these areas, it is definitely not slowing down any brain function or activity. Below I am going to add in a list of other disorders and diseases that are currently being investigated to be improved by a Ketogenic lifestyle:
Proof is in the Pudding
Now I’m going to get into the “no other benefits” comment that was referred to. There have been and continue to be substantial proof that the Ketogenic lifestyle not only works for mental clarity because it reduced inflammation but it is very effective for weight loss. I myself dropped 30 pounds in the first three months practicing this lifestyle, and as I described in my opening paragraph I also benefited in many other ways. I am not the only one that has these success stories, on an episode of Dr. Oz just Jan. 7th this year he features Montel Williams who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in 2000 and he raves that he has the Ketogenic lifestyle, as he likes to call it as well to thank for his improvements. He also had high blood pressure prior practicing this Keto way of life and now seems to be the picture of health as well as I might add a very healthy weight. Take a look at this episode below to hear it from the Man himself:
If you’ve come this far as to research the Ketogenic lifestyle yourself I am positive you have seen the many success stories and pictures that this way of life aids in weight loss. Just one success story that sticks out in my mind and will always is that of Steve Gonzo who I found when I first started my Keto research, I think I have watched every one of his video’s and I would not know half of what I know if it were not for Steve. I have mentioned him in one of my other articles on excellent resources to educate yourself on this way of life. Anything I could say to describe his journey would be so inferior to hearing it straight from him, so I would suggest you go ahead and watch this video below on his journey into this way of life, the struggles he faced and his success story. Just more proof that this way of life not only is used as a dietary therapy in drug resistant epilepsy patients of children and adults but aid in weight loss and many other beneficial treatments.
This video is Steve at an Adapt your Life conference, which is really quite a big deal in the Keto World:
Best for Last
Now I want to elaborate on some fake news, I did a whole article on this when it first surfaced and touched on where it might of come from but now I’m going to add in some factual footage. I’m sure your all aware of Weight Watchers and in no way am I going to bash them because like many of you I am sure you’ve tried it. When I did try it, it worked but then I was now as educated on what sugar and carbs can do to the body. Although the program does and I’m sure will work for many to lose weight I don’t believe it’s a healthy lifestyle and unlike a Keto way of life you still end up feeling hungry somehow.
The article I’m referring to was Keto Crotch and I actually had a bit of fun writing that one, Keto crotch is a claim that the Keto lifestyle somehow makes your girly parts have an unpleasant odor. Since then I have come across many other resources that have enlightened me to the fact that this fake story arose back in 2014 and than again in 2016. Let me put your mind at ease and tell you this is without a doubt untrue! As you can read in this article “Why The Media Went Crazy For Keto Crotch” and in the article I wrote there is no proof or medical explanation that living the Keto lifestyle will cause an unwanted or unnatural smell.
Apparently when these accusations appear shortly after or before there is an add for Weight Watchers, but why has it again arose in 2018? Well let me tell you, weight watchers has had a huge loss since Keto has proven to be beneficial for weight loss but also suggests improvements in many other disorders. 2018 has been the biggest year for Keto and weight watchers has taken a huge hit because of it.
I for one want everyone to succeed in whatever way they choose but not everyone is like me. There are many that when hit with opposition that challenges there ratings hit back and that folks is why the infamous Keto Crotch has resurfaced.
I hope you enjoyed my first Keto News article, please leave a comment below to let me know how I’m doing.