Nutrition: Beware Those Miracle Diets

As the new year dawns, many of us begin resolutionizing our health and wellness plans. However, before latching onto the latest diet craze, let us review the well-informed advice in the link below on diet dangers to watch out for. Our best advice: most of us don’t actually need diets, we need nutrition.

https://joe-cannon.com/diet-warning-signs/

Keto Diet: Revisiting This Fad … Again

The true ketogenic diet is a medical treatment to be supervised by a doctor or licensed dietitian. For a short list of specific medical maladies. For a limited period of time. It is not designed to be used by just anyone and everyone as a daily diet. True, the human body can be “tricked” into a ketogenic state (switching from carbohydrates to fats for primary fuel source). But that adaptation is an emergency state, not a natural state. Much like the body adapting to infections by developing fevers. Check out this link for a brief discussion on the potential dangers of a keto lifestyle.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/should-you-try-the-keto-diet

Ketogenic Diet: Is It Safe?

The ketogenic diet—or, Keto—is the rage of the decade. Adherents are rabid about it. Keto dieters make one simple argument: It works! Yes, it works. That is why it is so popular. But, is it safe? The research is not yet conclusive. Yet, contrary to keto lovers’ claims, there are several studies associating long-term keto dieting with a host of medical maladies. And consider this: not a single reputable fitness/health certifying agency recommends the use of the ketogenic diet except under the care and supervision of a doctor. Read this linked essay for the thoughts of a professional dietician.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-08-dietitian-keto-diet.html

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