I am in nutritional ketosis. Low levels of ketones in the bloodstream and a very low carbohydrate intake. Most of my body is running along very efficiently on ketones as a fuel source rather than glucose and carbohydrates. Only my and our red blood cells have to have glucose as a fuel source. It’s easier than you think.
There are more and more studies showing the benefits of this way of eating.
There is a proven role for nutritional ketosis in health, weight loss, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, mental health, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune disease. The more I research the topic the more evidence I find.
There are over 1500 articles looking at this topic on Medline. For an overview – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3826507/
On how to do it – http://www.nofructose.com/introduction/carbohydrate/
If you require books then Keto Clarity and the Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living are at the www.DiabetesHealthcentre.com.au
I am speaking to this topic in Cape Town next month at the First World Summit on LCHF.
I have ketones and I am not afraid to use them!
Thank you Kate Dowling for the inspiration for this quote. 🙂