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

Why Most New Year’s Health Resolutions Fail—And How You Can Beat The Odds

For millions of Americans, the start of a new year means finally starting their New Year’s resolution. A 2017 survey of 1,129 American adults revealed that 41% usually make a New Year’s resolution.1  That means 100 million Americans are poised...

/ January 5, 2018

Top 10 Sugar-Free, Low Carb Holiday Recipes

The holidays can be a difficult time to adhere to a low carb lifestyle. Potlucks, holiday parties, and ubiquitous cookies and desserts can create added temptations. Below are 10 of our favorite low carb, sugar-free recipes. Try bringing one of...

/ December 19, 2017

Keto Holiday Guide

15 Tips for Thriving Throughout the Holidays From holiday parties to events year-round, these tips are sure to help throughout the party season. The holidays are a time to enjoy with family and friends–and to stay focused on your goals....

/ December 19, 2017

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 Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Flip the Food Pyramid Upside Down

“Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease,” I used to tell my Type 2 diabetes patients. The best I could do was encourage them to eat right and to exercise, while adding more and more prescriptions over the...

/ December 13, 2017

3 Tips for Protein Consumption on a Low Carb or Ketogenic Diet

Dietary protein is necessary to maintain and preserve structures and functions of the body – like muscles, heart, liver, and kidneys. Here are some tips to help you avoid a few common mistakes, which can deter your progress toward achieving...

/ December 11, 2017

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...

3 Reasons It’s Harder For People With Type 2 Diabetes To Lose Weight

Approximately 90% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese.1 While obesity often contributes to the development of diabetes, the bigger driver of weight gain is the high insulin levels that are found well before the diagnosis of diabetes....

/ December 1, 2017

Reversing Diabetes 101 with Dr. Sarah Hallberg: The Truth About Carbs, Blood Sugar and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

You may have heard a lot about type 2 diabetes – but do you know what it actually does to your body? In this video series, we’ll explore the causes of type 2 diabetes and how to reverse it. How...

/ November 28, 2017