Are ketogenic diets safe & healthy?

Depend. Ketogenic diets are used to lose weight and is basically 1 portion of fat to protein and also used to treat epilepsy. To be safe, anyone on this diet has to drinks a lot of fluids due to the resulting ketoacidosis. Make sure you are physically healthy and see your pcp first before you launch on this diet. Many people swear that it is effective for weight loss especially with people with diabetes.
Yes. The ketogenic diet is a safe and healthy non-pharmacologic alternative for treating seizures. It should be done under the supervision of a dietician who is well versed in ketogenic diets.

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What is the health benefits of the ketogenic diet? Lots of buzz, interested in trying it out. Thank you!

Ketosis is a state. in which you use the energy from and burn calories from your own fat. Low carb and higher protein intake does this It can be helpful but needs to be done under the guidance of your doc for safety reasons. The very best to you. Read more...

I'm looking to start the ketogenic diet and I am worried about the production of ketones in my body and whether it is safe for me?

Ketogenic diet. If you are healthy with no metabolic deficiencies and you apply the diet correctly and maintain fluid intake, the diet is safe. Essentially the ketogenic diet is high fat and low carohydrate. Although low carbohydrate diets have been tested in pregnancy, I do no recomend such a diet if you are pregnant or planning pregancy. Read more...

Is it safe for an adult use ketogenic diet for treating epilepsy?

Not useful. Although children with difficult to control epilepsies do respond, most adults do not. Furthermore the diet is rather tough to tolerate in adults, as it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and could cause chemical imbalances and cardiovascular problems. Best to avoid. Read more...

What is a ketogenic diet?

No carbs. A strict ketogenic diet is one in which you will release ketones which can be measured in the urine. This occurs when carbohydrates are avoided completely and only protein and fats are eaten. Read more...
Protein and Fat. A ketogenic diet is a diet that is mostly protein and fat and very little if any carbohydrates. Since your body runs on carbohydrates as glucose, it has to break down fat for energy when you dont take in enough carbs. The by product of the fat breakdown is ketones. They are eliminated in the urine. Read more...

What is the ketogenic diet?

Low carb/high fat. The ketogenic diet is meant to keep a metabolism using fat breakdown to generate energy rather than carbohydrates. In the past, it has been used therapueticly for conditions like refractory epilepsy. Read more...
High protein,lowcarb. This is your basic atkins diet that focuses on high protein and low carb foods. These diets are usually higher in fat also. This results in your body preferentially burning fat as a fuel source and producing more ketones, which is the by-product of fat metabolism. This can be very effective in losing weight. Pick lean protein like fish and chicken and healthy fats like avocados, nuts&olive oil. Read more...

What is a great ketogenic diet?

Diet without carbs! The fewer carbs, in absolute amount, with greater percent protein and fat, will put you into dietary ketosis! the old atkin's standard to induce ketosis in "ketosis" resistance dietars was to eat cream cheese and macadamia nuts. This always works (few days). I have been on a low carb diet since 1995. I do not count calories at all. Weight is college weight. Read more...
Here's how to start. Go for it. Best choice you will ever make for your' health. To get started read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is the absolutely necessary first step. It is available in audiobook form as well. Then go to Dr. Peter Attia's site (Eatingacademy.com) and watch the videos he recommends (search on site for "videos peter likes" like Sugar: The Bitter Truth) and then read his articles. Read more...