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My Healthy Mistake 3: Ketogenic Diet, Bullet-Proof Coffee & Intermittent Fasting

Updated: Jun 2, 2022

Welcome back to my Healthy Mistakes Series on the Things that I used to do in the Name of Health. I used to do keto and intermittent fasting to lose weight, and today I’m going to explain to you why both practices are detrimental to our health.

While some benefits can be gained from any diet that eliminates processed foods like candy, cake, cookies, and fried food, there is only so far a high-protein, low-carb diet can take you when it comes to healing your body.

Following a keto diet is damaging for your body and brain even if it’s a plant-based keto diet. Some people experience weight loss on a keto diet due to the loss of water retention, but it’s important to understand that these improvements are short-lived.

The problem is, it’s not possible for your body to go into ketosis if you’re eating any form of sugar found in nuts, seeds, avocado, cheese, butter, tomato, or green juices. Unless someone is eating only bacon three times a day which I don’t recommend, they’re not entering ketosis.

In fact, we don’t run on fat. We run on glucose. If it was true that our bodies could flip from burning glucose to burning fat for energy, as the keto diet suggests, then it would be impossible for someone who is overweight to starve. Fat does not convert to usable material for our bodies.

Anyone can be malnourished without the glucose that are bountiful in carbohydrates such as fruits and starchy vegetables, leafy greens and herbs. These are what the Medical Medium calls, the CCCs, Critical Clean Carbohydrates which bring healing. We need the nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals that are packed into berries, vegetables, coconut water and raw honey.

In the early 1930s, the meat industry and the government joined forces to promote protein. Around this time, meat was becoming industrialised and were promoted as critical, even though protein is abundant in nuts, fruit and vegetables.

Nowadays, people continue to consume an excessive amount of animal protein which actually translates into animal fat even if they had “lean meat”. This increases the fat content in the blood, which leads to a lack of blood oxygen to the heart and brain, leading to strokes and heart attacks.

Also, glucose can’t enter our cells when it’s wrapped up in fat molecules, insulin then rises in an effort to get the much-needed glucose into our cells which leads to insulin resistance. You can say that diabetes is actually caused by a high fat, not a high carbs diet. In fact, insulin resistance happens when you have fat with carbs such as ice-cream, fries, avocado toast, lean chicken on rice or pork with BBQ sauce for example.

However, the true cause of most chronic health conditions including weight gain, are viruses, bacteria, toxic heavy metals and chemicals. Diets that are high in fat and protein are a huge burden to a liver that’s already working overtime dealing with toxins.

Now people on keto keeping fats and protein high and taking all sugars out, including fruit and vegetables, denying their livers of any healing. The real issue for chronic illnesses, diabetes and weight gain is a sluggish fatty liver that’s overloaded with fat, pathogens and toxins.

People tend to do intermittent fasting along with keto diet. Fasting offers a reprieve from the lack of blood oxygen, while filling their depleted energy levels with bullet-proof coffee to get through the day.

Consuming caffeine as well as having low blood sugar from fasting floods our body with adrenaline, which is also secreted in an effort to clean up your blood as there’s too much fat in the bloodstream from the keto diet. Adrenaline is corrosive, further burdening our liver which in the end, makes us sicker and fatter in the long run.

Taking care of and detoxing our liver is the way to move forward when it comes to weight loss. Also, when people go vegan, they tend to lose at least 2 stones or 15 pounds on average. A diet full of fruit and vegetables would be the most healing and detoxifying in the long run. After all, our fat cells protect us from toxins, so the less toxic we are, the less fat that we have to shield ourselves from toxins.

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