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Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet [Kindle Edition]

Eric Westman MD , Jimmy Moore
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Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet--one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats--which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer's and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn't enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why.

Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, the world’s leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity coauthor Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is all about and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world’s foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman clearly explain why ketosis is normal, how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals, a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories of people using a ketogenic diet, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn (GERD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The good evidence for ketogenic diets is also shared in dealing with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, narcolepsy, and sleep disorders. Plus, you'll get the details on the emerging science that is showing great promise in treating cancer, autism, migraines, chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, kidney disease and so much more. Keto Clarity is your definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet. Full details on Jimmy Moore's yearlong n=1 scientific experiment of nutritional ketosis, in which he used sophisticated blood testing technology to track and monitor his production of ketones and blood sugar to achieve rather remarkable effects on his weight and health, is also presented as well as food shopping lists, 25+ low-carb, high-fat recipes, and a 21-day meal plan to get you going on your ketogenic lifestyle change. Keto Clarity gives you a whole new perspective on the work that the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins started in earnest with his promotion of the low-carb approach beginning in the 1960s. That revolution continues boldly in this book designed to shift your paradigm on diet and health forever!

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About the Author

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss success enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb blog and host of one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. He has interviewed well over 700 of the world’s top health experts and dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible so they can make the right decisions about their health. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where they can often be found playing Frisbee golf in their front yard. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at:

Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke Health Enterprise and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internist who combines clinical research and clinical care regarding lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence. He is currently President-Elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and a Fellow of the Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is coeditor of Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials and coauthor of The New Atkins for a New You. When he is not working in the clinic, he enjoys taking ballroom dancing classes. 

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  • File Size: 3341 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing (August 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MEX9B4C
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245 of 257 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarifying the need for you to read Keto Clarity! August 14, 2014
Why did Jimmy Moore and Eric Westman feel the need to produce Keto Clarity? Do we REALLY need another book about ketogenic diets?

Maybe they know that there are many people out there who think that the best a ketogenic diet can do is to cause bad breath, and at worst-- raise your cholesterol and risk of heart disease, and lead to fatal ketoacidosis.

Others have heard that a ketogenic diet is only useful for treating seizures in young children, and that it doesn’t work at all for obesity or diabetes in adults. The common belief is that we ALL need to follow a low fat or vegetarian diet in order to stay healthy.

Not so!

As a cardiologist I find a role for the low carbohydrate diet to reduce inflammation, shift small dense LDL to a less atherogenic pattern, and to reduce “risk factors” of obesity, high blood glucose, diabetes, and elevated blood pressure. It is the ketone that plays a role in the nutrigenomic "turn on" as well as the metabolic efficiency.

When I wear my "exercise physiologist" hat I have discovered the benefits of the ketoadaptive state for endurance training and competition.

And then as a nutritionist I have found the effectiveness of a low carbohydrate ketogenic diet for treating many disorders from Autism to Alzheimer’s. The properly formulated ketogenic diet can reduce seizures in children and increase fertility for hopeful parents-to-be. And for certain pregnant patients with gestational diabetes, or outright clinical type 1 or type 2 diabetes, there is also potential benefit to the mother and fetus. Now the ketogenic diet is being looked at as another therapeutic modality to prevent, retard, and maybe even cure some forms of cancer.
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109 of 113 people found the following review helpful
There's a book called "The man who mistook his wife for a hat" and you just think - what on earth is that about? You don't have this worry with a Jimmy Moore/Eric Westman collaboration - the book is exactly what it says on the cover: the definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet.

Keto Clarity follows the super reader friendly format of Cholesterol Clarity. Jimmy does what he does best - interview experts (22 this time) and then share their insights, as he and Eric navigate you through everything you could ever want to know about ketosis...

What is ketosis? Why would you want to be in ketosis? How do you know when you're in ketosis? What's the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis? How can you find your carb tolerance level? What's the right protein level for you? What about Intermittent Fasting? What are the five mistakes that low carb enthusiasts most often make? What are the top 10 things to check if you're not staying in ketosis?

The book format is just so readable and memorable. There are doctors notes throughout and 'box outs' to clarify points. The chapter summaries are so useful as a reminder of what has just been covered and they provide great check-backs for future reference.
There's a handy KETO acronym to keep you on track: Keep carbs low; Eat more fat; Test Ketones often; Overdoing protein is bad. There is also a frequently asked questions section, so that you can see others have the same questions and there's a success stories chapter, so that you can see the experience of other people.

With Dr William Davis and Dr David Perlmutter on the panel, you know you've got carbohydrate covered from a body and brain perspective.
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111 of 117 people found the following review helpful
I was trying to think of flowery things to say but come on! This book is just THE BOMB! I read it as someone who has learned A LOT about Nutritional Ketosis by following Jimmy and some of the doctors and other experts who contributed to this book. I loved that it wasn't just a "been there, heard that" overview of Ketosis and what it can do for us. Jimmy and Dr. Westman manage to go deeper into the science for us while still bringing it around for the lay person or novice. I used to regularly test my blood ketones/mmols but the book moved me to go bust out my glucometer that has been gathering dust for a while. His step by step instructions on how to find your own thresholds for carbs and protein just got me all fired up again and will help me in my hacking pursuits. I'm no expert, I'm a soccer mom/school teacher, bio-hacker wannabe. This book is perfect for me because it clears up why some of my earnest efforts were not getting me the results I expected. It is also perfect for that family member or friend who is trying that Low Fat diet (with poor results) and doesn't understand what you are doing and doesn't really want to hear your explanations. The gift of this book to that person is a great, non-threating way to help them in their journey. As a teacher, I love a reference read that is not so dang dry!! Jimmy's personality comes through to make this an easy, enjoyable read. BONUS: if you get the audio version, Jimmy is the one who does the reading. That's kind of rare!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The why to AND how to eat ketogenic August 5, 2014
Often when you read a book for nutritional information, it leaves you with as many new questions as answers. Not so with Keto Clarity. This book answers any questions you may have as to why you should follow a more ketogenic diet, then tells you exactly, step by step, how to do it.

The presentation of the information is not only extremely well researched, it is presented in an easily understandable and often humorous fashion. Each quote from one of the twenty two nutritional experts is followed by an explanation by Jimmy Moore that puts it into “plain talk” based on his own experience. Although his data is thorough and ironclad, Jimmy is not a pie-in-the-sky researcher looking down over his lab coat with fistfuls of “studies” but no compassion. Starting his journey at over 400 pounds himself, he is someone who has actually been there and has the t-shirt with all the frustrations of being unwell and overweight while doing all “the right things” that are taught in conventional dietary advice. I think anyone that is struggling with their own health challenges will feel the empathy in his writing.

One of the many wonderful things about this book is that it makes you want to dive right in and test what he’s saying for yourself, instead of the standard “oh for pete’s sake what do they want me to do now” feeling. Even though I’ve been following a low carb, moderate protein, high fat Paleo diet for many years (and recommending it to my clients) I not only learned new things, I also made some immediate tweaks to my diet that have already proved their worth.

Although a ketogenic diet is beneficial for many health concerns and for optimizing for athletics, it is especially important in healthy weight loss.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Learned a few more things from this book on my ...
Learned a few more things from this book on my journey to living a ketogenic life. Worth the read for low carbers.
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great book..all the answers you need for the best diet out there!!!
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Since following this plan, I have lost weight, look younger, as I am told by others and have a lot more energy. I am 50 years old and this makes a difference in my life.
Published 4 days ago by Rina Olguin
4.0 out of 5 stars good info, hard to do
i believe it makes sense i just can't get into ketosis and i hate to buy an expensive tester only to still be not in ketosis.
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Real knowledge you can understand..You will learn about the ketogenic diet...And the truth about saturated fats and how to use them correctly in your quest too health. Read more
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A very interesting book that has changed my life. I lost 16 lbs in the 1st 6 weeks of this diet, no longer have headaches that I used to get 4-5 times a week, have more energy,... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Darcy
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Best Keto book I read. And I read many
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
great e-book so far. I highly recommend it. very easy explanations of what to eat, what to skip.
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