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Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet Hardcover – August 5, 2014
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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: http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
When I was young, I could go low carb and lose weight so quickly, so easily. I loved the Atkins way, but I couldn't stay faithful. Now that I'm getting up there and coming into the beginning of menopause, things are just different. You know how it is. I have allowed so much weight to creep up on me, which led to pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, and general low quality of health. I would think to myself, "I can just go low carb and lose that, no problem." Well, it's a problem. Over the last 5 years or so, I have been losing weight, and it's been a terrible struggle with quite a bit of the roller-coaster effect. All in all, I am still down from my top weight, but not without tremendous strife. Often I would lose 10 or 12 pounds, think I was doing great, cheat once, and before I could blink an eye, 2 months had passed and I had gained that entire 12 pounds back plus 5.
So what was going on? After reading Keto Clarity, I learned that cutting my carbs just wasn't enough. I had been over eating protein, and it was converting to sugar in my body since it didn't have enough carbs to do that with. Oh, brother! No wonder I would wake up starving after a great steak and salad the night before! I was enjoying my steak a little too much. I am still tweaking my carb/protein/fat numbers, but I am getting closer to a good level for me.
Take heart, ladies. This was about a month-long process for me, and it might be for you too if you're in the same boat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is very misleading. If you want to know the truth, read The China Study or How not to die by dr. GregorPublished 4 hours ago by AL TOBARI
Perfectly clear and well researched. I think this is the very best book on the subject.Published 4 hours ago by Ginbit
Boring, unhealthy, common sense. High protein, low carb, eating butter is no way to live, when it gets to that point it is an obsessionPublished 1 day ago by gene archambeau
The definitive guide if you are looking to learn all about a ketogenic lifestyle. Not just how but why, the years of research and case studies. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jennifer M. Heim
If you are at all interested in the Ketogenic lifestyle you NEED to read this book!Published 6 days ago by Shannon Vaughn
I didn't love the writing style, but I'd recommend this book as a great intro for folks thinking about trying a ketogenic diet. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Dairy farmer in Maine
I truly enjoyed this book. The information is very interesting and easy to understand. I highly recommend this book to anyone new to the ketogenic lifestyle or interested in... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Susan D. Boyd