Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting

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      Needless to say, it’s always important for people to work with their doctor or other health care professionals when changing their diet or other habits that may affect their health conditions.

      I’ve been very pleased to discover Dr Fung and his resources (his books are included in the books page under products tab), to be able to recommend him to my clients. There’s so much conflicting information about the ketogenic diet (in fact all different diets) and a lot of fear around fasting. It can be hard to know which information is more credible, and for me I tend to do a lot of research until I find that which resonates best for me and my family. In our family we don’t generally follow a ketogenic diet, but do have a fairly low carb diet and have followed keto for short periods of time. My daughter shares my passion for health and nutrition, and often drives us to do a cleanse. In the last year, all four of us in the family have been experimenting with intermittent fasting and now mostly don’t have our first meal until nearer to or after noon, and have all felt the benefits of it in terms of increased energy levels. As for the keto diet, I’m generally very conscious of us eating a low carb diet which is about keeping blood sugar levels balanced and sugar/glucose to a minimum, and have gone through periods of cutting down on the sugar/ glucose intake to the point of not eating rice or potatoes and very little fruit for a couple of weeks at a time, also for the purpose of re-balancing and cleansing and helping to reduce any inflammation that might be in our systems.

      I’ve listened to Dr Jason Fung speak in quite a few video interviews now and have been very impressed with his information. Dr Fung is a kidney specialist, he had been very successful in treating Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes patients using therapeutic fasting, intermittent fasting and/or a ketogenic diet. He describes how difficult it was to get his patients to dramatically reduce the carbohydrates in their diet, so he began prescribing that they fast, be it a 15 or 18 hour intermittent fast (where there’s a much shorter window in the day when the person eats), or water fasts over several days. He has been so successful in helping over 500 patients through low carb/ keto/ fasting protocols, that other doctors are now seeking his advice in adapting these protocols into their own practices.

      This is a big topic, but I won’t delve too much into it unless there are others who are interested in these subjects.

      : Here’s some information that’s specific to Type 1 D on Dr Fung’s website (the kidney specialist doctor interviewed in the video I shared earlier.

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      Dr Joseph Mercola interviews Dr Jason Fung talking about how he’s helping patients with type I and type II Diabetes through low carb, ketogenic and fasting protocols. Dr Mercola also brings in lots of his knowledge and experience on the subject, both providing very strong arguments for the benefits of low carb, intermittent fasting and water fasting in giving the body more time and energy to kick into autophagy, a process whereby the body goes into an intensive self-healing and self-cleansing state.

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