Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Nutritional Ketosis

Virta is a science-based online specialty medical clinic using continuous remote monitoring and intensive coaching to help our patients reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. A unique contributor to our success in this is harnessing and sustaining the metabolic benefits...

Paleo vs. Keto: What’s the Difference?

Peas in a Pod, or Beets vs. Broccoli There are a lot of similarities between Paleolithic (Paleo) and ketogenic diets (KD), particularly when compared to the now discredited ‘Standard American’ low fat, high carbohydrate diet. As a result, people may...

3 Tips for a Guilt-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time of friendship, family and feasting. Every year, Americans sit down with their loved ones to share a meal of family favorites, but this feast can trigger physical discomfort as well as feelings of guilt and shame....

/ November 8, 2017

76% of People with Type 2 Diabetes Feel Shame Around Their Diagnosis. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Over half (52%) of the adult population in the US is suffering from type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and a new Virta survey shows that a staggering 76% of people with type 2 diabetes experience shame around their diagnosis. This National...

/ November 8, 2017

Low Carb Guide to Understanding Nutrition Labels

Have you ever looked on the back of a food package, only to find ingredients you can’t pronounce and hidden sugars you didn’t expect? For success on your path to better health through a low carbohydrate, high fat nutrition plan,...

/ November 1, 2017

The Twenty Minute VC—An Interview with Sami Inkinen

One of the more interesting parts of working at Virta is that it requires unconventional thinking. Reversing a global health issue deemed chronic and irreversible like type 2 diabetes simply demands it. In this episode of The Twenty Minute VC,...

/ October 23, 2017

Virta Survey Says: People with Diabetes Carry a Load of Worries

Type 2 diabetes is a national crisis — the numbers are staggering. In 2015, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported that about 29 million Americans had type 2 diabetes. An additional 84 million adult Americans had prediabetes, a condition that...

/ October 2, 2017

Increased Longevity —A Credible Benefit of Nutritional Ketosis?

The topic of diet and lifestyle interventions to promote longevity — some intellectually laudable and some frankly preposterous — has long been a graveyard for dreams of a fountain of youth. The tricky thing about doing credible research on this...

Machine Learning in Healthcare

Will robots inherit the world of healthcare? Maybe. Probably, but not yet. And in the meantime, can’t we all just get along? We can more than just get along. While the field of digital health has seen a rise in...

/ September 12, 2017

How Much Money Could Your State Save with Diabetes Reversal?

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2017 — Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic of national proportions and state-level impact. Reversing the illness—until just recently deemed chronic and progressive—stands to save lives, and to pour money back into Americans’ bank accounts and...

/ September 8, 2017