Why PopSci is Wrong About the Ketogenic Diet

I’ve been eating keto for a while now.  LCHF for about 4 years and full on keto for about 2 and a half.  In that time I have lost 200 lbs, reversed my metabolic syndrome and seen my wife cure her Type 2 Diabetes.  I have regained a health I never really had in the …

Can Increasing Vitamin D Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?

Finally there has been some hard science produced to back up what many health providers (and bloggers) have been saying for years.  There is a definite connection between Vitamin D intake and several auto-immune diseases but most notably, Type 1 Diabetes. That is not a misprint.  We are not talking about Type 2 Diabetes here, …

Can a Ketogenic Diet Cause Hypoglycemia or Low Blood Sugar?

Short Answer: It can but usually only in the first few weeks of keto and usually in only the most insulin resistant. Your Old Diet Before we get into how hypoglycemia is possible with a ketogenic diet, let’s review what happens with your blood sugar levels when you start a ketogenic diet.  While you were …

Does a Ketogenic Diet Cause Inflammation?

In 2006, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition released a study headed up by Dr Carol Johnston that seemed to show that the Ketogenic diet increased the amount of inflammation in the bodies of their test subjects.  Since then, every once in a while someone will cite this report as proof that the Ketogenic diet …

Can a Ketogenic Diet Repair Damaged Kidneys?

Can a Ketogenic Diet Repair Damaged Kidneys? Doing some research for another subject we will be talking about on this blog very soon, I cam across a very interesting paper from 2011 titled, Reversal of Diabetic Nephropathy by a Ketogenic Diet.  What the paper shows was a group of mice were given both Type 1 and …