I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z April (2016) Challange.
My theme is Low Carb High Fat.
(#LCHF on Twitter)
But, that’s not all - it’s about a journey to better health.
It is about two women.
One at death’s door, the other not far behind.
As you follow this journey you will be surprised by what you read here. I hope it impacts you and causes you to question what mainstream medicine is doing to you, and those you love.
Here we go…
K is for Ketosis, how it works.
What is Ketosis? - a quick overview… this information comes from Lindora Clinic, a website that simplifies the learning curve.
The carbohydrates you eat are converted to glucose, which is the body’s primary source of energy. Whenever your intake of carbohydrates is limited to a certain range, for a long enough period of time, you reach a point where your body draws on its alternate energy system, fat stores, for fuel. This means the body burns fat and turns it into a source of fuel called ketones. (Ketones are produced whenever body fat is burned.)
When you burn a larger amount of fat than is immediately needed for energy, the excess ketones are discarded in the urine. Being in ketosis means your body has burned a large amount of fat in response to the fact that it didn’t have sufficient glucose available for energy needs.
To read the rest of Lindora Clinic’s explanation go HERE. (it’s worth reading)
During my 27 days of fasting I was in ketosis - I was a fat burning machine. Seriously, the fat was literally melting off me. And, in all the right places too. Which for me, was that visceral fat around my organs - oh so glamorous!
NOTE: if you really want the game changer on how KETONES affects your MITOCHONDRIA read this paper... Click on the pic, it links to the whole article.
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Let’s talk about DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS - NOT to be confused this with KETOSIS.
DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS - is a life-threatening complication which predominately affects people with Type 1 Diabetes. It is often the first signs indicating a person is diabetic. It is triggered by several factors, of which an underlying illness often the cause.
More on Diabetic Ketoacidosis can be found HERE - and is definitely worth a further look.
Again, this transport vehicle is slow on the uptake and though one could blame it on the building an epic KUCHEN (aka cake) for a special occasion (my daughter’s birthday) I can also blame it on lack of being ready with this topic. Eeekkkk, bad Jenny, bad!
Question for this post - Do you understand the difference between being “in ketosis” and experiencing “diabetic ketoacidosis”? I hope so!
Note: For those of you really interested in taking responsibility for your health I have a blog roll called TO YOUR HEALTH - start there. You’ll soon be feeling empowered. These are serious doctors and researchers whose work will change your life.