Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Nutritional Ketosis

Admittedly, reversing diabetes is a rather bold goal. By way of contrast, the American Diabetes Association defines type 2 diabetes as a progressive disease whose course at best can be slowed by lifestyle change and medication. Based upon solid science—some...

Navigating Chinese Food on a Low Carb Diet

A common, everyday greeting in Chinese is ‘ni chi fan le mei you?’, which translates to ‘have you had anything to eat?’ Food is central to Chinese culture, and at no point is it more apparent than during the Chinese...

/ February 15, 2018

Nutritional Ketosis and Weight Loss

Nutritional ketosis induced by carbohydrate restriction is often associated with major weight loss, which raises some important questions. Dr. Steve Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek venture into the complex inter-relationships between keto-adaptation, appetite, energy balance and weight loss.

The Economic Benefits of Type 2 Diabetes Reversal

Last week was a big week for us at Virta, and more importantly, for the nearly 30 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States. We announced the publication of our 1-year clinical trial results, and for...

/ February 8, 2018

One Year Clinical Trial Outcomes Provide Evidence for Changing the Way We Care for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Every day in the U.S., more than 3,800 adults see their physician and learn that they have a new diagnosis — type 2 diabetes.1 Living with type 2 diabetes can be a burden for many, as it’s often associated with reduced...

/ February 7, 2018

With Sustained Type 2 Diabetes Reversal, Management is Becoming a Thing of the Past

We started Virta with the mission to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025. In early 2017 we published groundbreaking results from our clinical trial that showed we can systematically reverse type 2 diabetes in just 10...

/ February 7, 2018

Virta Health’s Treatment for Sustained Type 2 Diabetes Reversal Provides New Hope for Chronic Disease Patients

SAN FRANCISCO, California – February 7, 2018: Virta Health, the first company with a clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery, today announced the peer-reviewed...

/ February 7, 2018

A Comprehensive List of Low Carb Research

A common criticism of low carb approaches to nutrition is that there is insufficient research. With my colleagues in the low carb and ketosis community, I've helped compile this comprehensive list of low carb research so that you can see...

/ January 31, 2018

Why Continuous Remote Telemedicine is the Future of Medicine

In 2035, doctors will still be diagnosing and treating patients. The way they do it will have changed dramatically, and the impact a single physician can have would astound our mentors and forebears. The future of medicine is digital.

/ January 29, 2018


While a ketogenic diet can put you into a state of nutritional ketosis in a matter of days, it can take weeks to months to become fully keto adapted. Learn how keto-adaptation affects mitochondrial density, glycogen maintenance in muscles and...

Nutritional Ketosis, Treating Type 2 Diabetes and More—A Q&A with Dr. Stephen Phinney

Is type 2 diabetes reversible? Is intermittent fasting good for you or dangerous? Is nutritional ketosis possible for vegetarians? Virta co-founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stephen Phinney answers these questions and a lot more in this Q&A.

/ January 11, 2018