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5.0 out of 5 stars Clarifying the need for you to read Keto Clarity!, August 14, 2014
This review is from: Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet (Hardcover)
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.

What is the difference between ketoacidosis, starvation ketosis, and nutritional ketogenesis? What are these ketone bodies? How do we make them? How do we get them? How do we measure them? And, just what do they do?

Keto Clarity provides the answers. Understanding these distinctions allows the practitioner to serve his patients with an expanded spectrum of nutritional therapies, and gives many discouraged, obese, tired, and depressed patients new hope.

Keto Clarity should be a required read for physicians and registered dieticians, and is highly recommended for all health care providers, patients, and anyone curious about nutrition.

The unique format of scientific fact, practical clinical pearls with technical tips, and patient commentary provides the full spectrum of information needed to prescribe and/or practice a low carbohydrate, ketoadaptive lifestyle, for disease resolution or health.
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Initial post: Sep 4, 2014 6:48:42 AM PDT
You mention that ketogenic diets may be helpful to children with seizures. Does the same hold true for adults?

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 10:19:37 PM PDT
D. Nelson says:
Catriona, I have been doing a very restrictive 3:1 ketogenic diet for neurological illness with great results. It is a math and measuring nightmare, but it's better than 70% of my medications were. I've abandoned a list of meds that I used to rely on with only limited success (I mean, the meds only had limited success).

To do such a diet, you might look into at

I think the researchers from Johns Hopkins did do some adult research, but as my problem isn't epilepsy I'm not sure where the research stands. The MAD diet is less restrictive than what I do and Dr. Kossoff (et al) has written a book called Ketogenic Diets which has a medical, not a health/weight loss, viewpoint.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2014 1:30:40 PM PDT
Electricjw says:
Please please please look into medical cannabis. They have a legal form, CBD and it doesn't give the use a high, and is legal in all 50 states. However, if you live in a medical state, then there are better strains out there, like Charlotte's Web and other's similar to this. There are plenty of youtube videos of very young children having 100's of seizures a day, every day that took a liquid extract form and have immediate results. Some kids never had a seizure again (at the time of filming) and some reduced down to rare occasions. These children do not get high with the right kind of strain.

If it's medically legal, then you can grow it for cheap and have a steady supply of medicine from nature, as intended. Please look into this, just watching the video of those children getting healed is so eye opening and awesome.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 8:48:58 AM PDT
So you're a cardiologist, nutritionist, and exercise physiologist? Are you any of these, or is it for dramatic effect of your review?
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