Keto Diet Explained For Beginners Simply

keto ketogenic ketosis what does that
all mean is it just a fad or is it something good and natural that we can
do long term stay tuned and I'll explain the basics hey I'm Dr. Sten Ekberg with
wellness for life and by subscribing to our channel you will learn everything
that you need to know to master true health. keto ketogenic ketosis there's
nothing strange about it your body has a few basic resources for fuel and one is
carbohydrate which results in blood sugar and another is fat that it can
burn for fuel proteins can be used for fuel but they're primarily building
blocks so fat or carbohydrate that's what we have to burn for fuel
so the problem today is the people eat way way way way way too much
carbohydrate which creates insulin responses and insulin resistance and
diabetes and inflammation and obesity so to counteract that we have energy from
fats and now we can use different amounts of fat versus carbohydrate if we
use very very low amount of carbohydrates the body gets more
dependent on fat it gets better at burning the fat now the brain uses
primarily glucose which comes from carbohydrate also known as blood sugar
but if the blood sugar and starts running a little bit low then the brain
learns to depend on what's called ketone bodies and ketone bodies are a byproduct
of fat metabolism so if you eat a lot of carbohydrates then your body doesn't
have to rely on fat so much so it kind of forgets how to use the fat and the
reason that the carbs the blood sugar gets burned first is that blood sugar
needs to be maintained within a very very narrow band a little bit too much
is toxic a little bit too low is also detrimental so the brain the
body has all these defense mechanisms to keep it within a very or narrow range
that's why carbs get burned first but if we start cutting back on the carbs now
the brain has to start depending on fat and it up regulates it changes the
receptors it changes the metabolic pathways it changes the enzymes so it
can utilize the fat more efficiently and this can be very very effective
if you are having trouble with insulin resistance or stubborn weight this idea
has been around for a very long time because before they had all these drugs
for everything and people saw natural solutions one of the main problems that
they started addressing with diet was kids with epilepsy and they found that
they had about a 95 percent recovery were remission or dramatic improvement
if they put these kids on an extremely high fat diet so why are you cutting
down the carbohydrates way way way down to less than 5 percent of of calories
and having almost all the rest of it from fat these kids brains did
remarkably better so sugar is very toxic for the brain so it's not just about the
weight and and weight loss and so forth it's about your overall health ketosis
is a natural response from the body during starvation and historically
presumably during thousands or millions of years there has been periods of
starvation and during that time there's very very little blood sugar available
and for probably months at a time the body has relied on fat and it has
produced ketones and during those times the brain relies primarily on ketone
bodies for energy so ketosis is a very natural thing and during starvation
something else happens also that it's very beneficial there's something
called a toff adji which means that the body gets better at cleaning up it gets
better because it start kind of cannibalizing itself to get resources
for energy it starts breaking down fat which most people would think is good
and it starts breaking down protein which most people think is not so good
but at the same time it improves not just the breakdown but it improves the
cleanup it improves the ability to recycle and clean out waste products so
it's an excellent detoxification method and also what starvation does is it
increases dramatically your amount of human growth hormone which is a
rejuvenating rebuilding hormone so the body has these different mechanisms it
gets better at cleaning up when it has to break things down but it also
produces more growth hormone so it can rebuild cells better and get more
economical with the body's resources so there's some debate whether this is a
good thing for long-term or if it's damaging overall what some people are
afraid of is what medical doctors talk about called diabetic ketoacidosis
that's a pathological state in diabetes when you have absolutely no ability to
use your blood sugar your blood sugar goes really high but there's no way to
get it out of the blood and into the cells now you are at the most extreme
level of starvation because there's nothing coming into the cells and in
these situations the acidity from the ketosis goes up dramatically but we're
talking about something that can't happen in a healthy person if you have
any insulin and any ability to use that blood sugar at all then your ketones are
never going to get to that level so diabetic that has gotten to that point
it has he has hundreds or thousands of times the ketones that a normal healthy
person could ever get to no matter how hard they tried
and if we look at populations like maybe the Eskimos they are relying for very
long periods of time throughout the year on primarily protein and fat and those
people those populations will probably run six months at a time on ketone
metabolism and they have no ill effects so what's more important is to
understand we're gonna cover more in a series on nutrition it's the quality of
the food it's not just that you want to look at how much fat and how much carbs
we want to look at do the fats have are they are they whole food are they come
from a healthy animal because then they have plenty of nutrition for your body
to support it and some people think oh well I have to go low carbs so they
start putting in a bunch of artificial sweeteners like aspartame and acesulfame
and all that now you're poisoning your body there's
nothing good about that at all so we have to keep understanding that even
though we're making these changes it's still about eating whole natural healthy
food that comes from nature in a as unspoiled as unprocessed state as
possible so is this for everybody I think everyone can benefit from doing
it from time to time does everyone need to do it
probably not I certainly advocate low carbs for most people because as a
population 99% of us eat way way way too many carbs but it doesn't mean that
everyone has to go into ketosis it's not gonna hurt you but I don't think you
need to so the people who really really could benefit from this are people who
have trouble losing weight who know that their insulin resistance who are
diabetic or borderline diabetic these people need to dramatically transform
their metabolism they need to get a little bit more extreme to get those
those desired results if you have any experience with this if you have any
questions if you have any challenges let me know and I'll be
more than happy to try to address those don't forget to hit that subscribe
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