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 old and some new—we beg to differ. Perhaps it’s time for a paradigm change.
Ketone supplements rapidly and transiently increase blood concentrations of BOHB. On the surface, this seems like it should promote positive effects. There is a flurry of new studies being reported, some positive, some neutral, some negative. However, there are many questions yet to unravel.
When embarking on a well-formulated ketogenic diet and going through the process of keto-adaptation, there are necessary changes in how the body uses its incoming macronutrients to maintain (if not improve) health and function. To achieve this requires enough protein but not too much – balance is important.
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.