Nutritional Ketosis & Science

Sodium, Nutritional Ketosis, and Adrenal Function

If we can believe what we read on the internet, ‘adrenal fatigue’ is a common problem associated with low carbohydrate, paleo, and ketogenic diets. Typical symptoms attributed to diet-induced adrenal failure are fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and slow recovery after exercise....

To Fast or Not to Fast: What Are the Risks of Fasting?

Fasting in various forms is getting a lot of media attention.  Its advocates, with varying degrees of expertise and medical training, claim that it is an easy way to speed weight loss and get into ketosis, and that it is...

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...

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...

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...

The Sad Saga of Saturated Fat

Here’s a fascinating paradox. Over the last four decades, nutrition policy makers have increasingly exhorted us to eat less saturated fat. As a result of this unremitting message, the general population believes this single nutrient, if not overtly toxic, will...

Does Your Thyroid Need Dietary Carbohydrates?

Thyroid hormones have an important role in regulating metabolic rate, and that’s why they have emerged front and center as a common concern associated with nutritional ketosis among some internet bloggers. There’s no question that when some people adopt a...

/ May 3, 2017

From Initial Success to Sustainability in Diabetes Reversal—a Snapshot of Six Month Outcomes

As we have said from day one, Virta will always be committed to an evidence-based approach to reversing type 2 diabetes. Our company launch highlighted this philosophy and showcased the promising results from our clinical trial. At 10 weeks, 91%...

/ April 18, 2017

Virta Health Launches to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes as New Study Demonstrates Reversal Possible Without Surgery

Virta Health, a new company founded by a team of physicians, scientists, and technologists trained at Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, launches today with a bold mission to reverse type 2 diabetes—a chronic, progressive condition that affects more than 29 million...

/ March 8, 2017

The Science of Diabetes Reversal—Virta Clinical Results

Virta is built upon a foundation of solid science and excellent research. This includes the work that many scientists (some of them our founders) have published over a number of decades, and it now directs how we provide the best...

/ March 8, 2017