The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) can be viewed as a set of symptoms of insulin resistance. Taken together, those symptoms signify a threat of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases that appear to be different manifestations of a common cause. That common cause is likely to be insulin resistance. This hypothesis is supported by evidence that […]

Deeper ketosis without protein restriction

In my last update, I had talked about the trouble I was having staying at the β-hydroxybutyrate level I wanted while eating to satiety. Not only was eating to hunger driving my ketone levels down, but higher ketone levels were correlating with irritability. Hunger and irritability are not my style. Besides, I have the intuition […]

The medical-grade diet

This post is based on a talk we gave at BSidesLV on August 1st, 2013. You can also watch the video (20 minutes long). In the face of a severe medical condition, typical dietary therapies have little or no power. The ketogenic diet, however, has proven potency. Here’s how it’s different. In brief Ketogenic diets […]