Is it a fad? Is it a diet? Is it science based? We're taking a look at what our favorite array of Functional Medicine practitioners say about the ketogenic diet and whether it's a viable (and healthy) option.
To start with, Dr. Josh Axe walks us through the basics of this diet that's been around for quite some time!
Unlike many fad diets that come and go with very limited rates of long-term success, the ketogenic diet (or keto diet) has been practiced for more than nine decades (since the 1920s) and is based upon a solid understanding of physiology and nutrition science.
The keto diet works for such a high percentage of people because it targets several key, underlying causes of weight gain — including hormonal imbalances, especially insulin resistance coupled with high blood sugar levels, and the cycle of restricting and “binging” on empty calories due to hunger that so many dieters struggle with.
Rather than relying on counting calories, limiting portion sizes, resorting to extreme exercise or requiring lots of willpower, this low-carb diet takes an entirely different approach to weight loss and health improvements. It works because...click here to see the full post.
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