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There's a 9-part series showing for free this weekend on the ketogenic diet. It's good for us because it's a diet that's low on sugar. Sugar feeds pathogenic organisms and lowers the immune system. I watched it - a lot of food for thought, as they say...

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Thanks, Robin, for sharing this.

Just browsing the topics listed in his presentation, I have major concern with the notion of "carb cycling" as in all the lectures and books, articles I've read there is no such thing and to do that can change the medical approach totally,

and not in a good way for various reasons -- especially regarding glucose and insulin stabilization but also for those who may be carb addicted / triggered.

His idea of a "ketogenic" diet is not scientific, it's not at all really ketogenic - in so many was, for many reasons.

Now, a low carb (under 30 - 50 grams of carbs per day, typically) or a lower carb, ketogenic diet (under 20 grams of carbs a day -- for reasons of science in how sugars work in the body above that amount) . . .

Neither approach might not fit for every one. Though, it's important to understand what each are / are not.

Some, depending upon their metabolism and glucose and insulin readings over time . . . might do just fine on the higher end of the low carb spectrum, maybe 70 carbs per day or higher.

A GLUCOSE METER is vital to know how certain foods affect your blood sugar various times throughout the day.

See Dr. Ken Berry's video on "sugar" relating to glucose readings.

First, though, I found it best to not make this about weight loss, at all. And also not call it a "diet" as it's become more of just how I eat now after a year and a half being ketogenic.

I've been doing this for seizures but also to reverse pre-diabetes and help with other matters. Some nice loss of weight has just been a bonus. That's not at all why I stick to it, though.

I will probably eat this way for the rest of my life, because it's what my particular body needs, it's so easy, delicious and satisfying . . . and I feel as good as good nutrition like this can get me at this point. It's all about the glucose & insulin stability and nutrition for me.

There are a not of people, some very polished, that say what they propose is "keto" when it's not, really, or not at all.

It is not going to work to eat higher carbs one day a week and still be in ketosis. It's just not. The reasons why are in all the presentations by those listed at the bottom of this note.

Now, if that's the way someone wants to eat, fine, but it's not going to be anywhere close to a proper medial or therapeutic ketogenic plan.

I recall a while back looking more deeply into what Dr. J's approach is and I had various concerns. I just don't recall where I put my note page. I recall my concerns but they were pretty numerous and don't want to get into that now.

If Dr. J's idea are to be considered in anyone's diet, I hope that the others below are first considered - studied - so that the foundation is set before any kinds of changing drastically the way that Dr. J suggests. Especially, "carb cycling" is not truly a ketogenic approach. It can throw a lot out of whack.

So, those that I know are top-notch are below.

Some months ago, I compiled some of the authors / presenters, and educators that I find excellent.

Anyone interested might also first look at websites for and presentation on YouTube by absolutely excellent doctors I'm listing below -

and professionals who really do understand and follow the science of a low carb & the lower carb, ketogenic methods - they know the science and reasoning of it thoroughly:

Virta Health . . . Dr. Sarah Hallberg . . . & Dr. Stephen Phinney

Dr. Stephen Phinney is well known for specifying this term:

"properly formulated ketogenic diet" or "well-formulated ketogenic diet"


Dr. Eric Westman . . .

. . . Dr. Sten Ekberg . . . Dr. Ken Berry . . . Dr. Eric Berg all have good short instructional videos. Dr. Berg suggests far more non-starchy veggies than anyone else and that would make it a little less keto and more into the low-carb count.

Low Carb Down Under . . . LowCarbUSA . . . TUIT Nutrition with Dr. Amy Berger (who has suggestions for personal adjustments) . . .

Low Carb Houston . . . KetoFest . . . KetoCon . . .

Ivor Cummins . . . Dr. Jeff Gerber . . . Dave Feldman . . . all good work.

Cream of the crop: Prof. Tim Noakes . . .Dr. Zoe Harcombe . . . Dr. Gary Fettke . . . Dr. David Unwin . . . . Dr. Paul Mason

more detail here:

Topic: Keto Clarity \ Fat Adaptation

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