Entries by The Ketogenic Diet for Health

Did CHOs make us human? I doubt it

“I like to start with an evolutionary perspective” — Jennie Brand-Miller Today at the Food for Thought Conference, Jennie Brand-Miller argued that dependence on exogenous glucose played a critical role in our evolution. I and others disagree for several reasons. Let’s look at the main arguments Brand-Miller put forward in support of exogenous glucose. The […]

Does a ketogenic diet confer the benefits of butyrate without the fibre?

Tenuous arguments from fibre apologists According to many plant-eating enthusiasts, we must eat fibre to be healthy for the following reasons: Note: These are not the only arguments people make for eating fibre. These are only reasons related to butyrate. Fibre is the only way to get butyrate. Butyrate prevents colon cancer. Butyrate in the […]

Ketogenic Diets, Vitamin C, and Metabolic Syndrome

This is an excerpt from today’s guest post on breaknutrition.com:The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for different nutrients were developed on Western diets, and therefore, high-carb diets. Given that a ketogenic metabolism uses different metabolic pathways and induces cascades of drastically different metabolic and physiological effects, it would be astonishing if any of the RDAs are entirely […]