Our ancestors spent most of their time in a state of ketosis, we literally would not have survived as a species without using ketones as energy. Paleolithic man used glucose as their body’s preferred fuel when non-animal food was available, but during periods of food shortage or when animal based foods were their primary source of calories they were in a state of ketosis burning fat for fuel!
Ketosis changes your body from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. Depending on your current diet and lifestyle choices, becoming keto-adapted can take as little as a few days or as much as several weeks or even months. So “being in ketosis” just means that you are burning fat......and yes, this is a completely NORMAL metabolic state!
Ketosis is a metabolic state that occurs when you consume a very low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running on ketones. Ketones themselves are produced when the body burns fat, and they're primarily used as an alternative fuel source when glucose isn't available.
When I ask people if they've heard of a ketogenic diet, most respond no. The vast majority of doctors have little training in nutrition and their only exposure to ketosis is in dealing with diabetic patients and ketoacidosis which is NOT the same thing as nutritional ketosis. As a result, many physicians have an inherent bias against ketosis which means you will need to self-educate.
Do you have the desire for: effortless weight loss and maintenance, natural hunger and apetite control, mental clarity, sounder, more restful sleep, normalized metabolic function, stabilized blood sugar, lower inflammation levels, feelings of happiness and well-being, lowered blood pressure, increased HDL,lowered LDL, reduced triglycerides, use of stored body fat as a fuel source, endless energy, eliminated heartburn, better fertility, increased sex drive, improved immune system, slowed aging, improvement in blood chemistry, optimized cognitive function and improved memory, reduced acne breakouts and other skin conditions, faster and better exercise recovery, decreased anxiety and mood swings and the list goes on.......ketosis could be the answer!
In the past few decades, the rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses have gotten considerable worse. Interesteningly, this spike coincides almost perfectly with the implementation of the government's Dietary Guidelines in 1980. The government dictocrats preach a low-fat, low-salt, calorie-restracted, high-carb, plant-based diet which has been a dismal failure.