Updated: Mar 31
The science of ketosis for the "Not-so-beginner". Expert videos and content breaking down the science of ketosis in a way that totally makes sense!
Why are people going Keto?
Hunger is generally not hunger. A normal carbohydrate dependent person feels what they believe to be hunger each time their blood sugar takes a dip.
Blood sugar takes a dip. The carb/glucose dependent brain does not have ketones to tap into for energy.
The brain signals the gut to tell the sleepy low-blood sugar human to quickly find and eat sugar and carbohydrates!
This “eat carbs, get energy, get low blood sugar, get “hungry”, eat carbs, etc.” cycle is the PERFECT recipe for baking an inflamed, obese, diabetic, unhappy human.
People choose to “go keto” for a myriad of reasons: for weight loss, for increasing cognitive function, for athletic prowess/flexibility, as a longevity strategy, as a treatment adjunct for dealing with a number of different health conditions including epilepsy, PCOS, inflammatory conditions, and even cancer.
YouTube Makes Learning Quicker
The below is a fantastic educational journey into the science of ketosis and gives you a taste of the “flavor” of the videos to be found in the above link.
About 1.5 Hours with Dr's Rhonda Patrick & Dominic D'Agostino
Prof. Jeff Volek - 'The Art and Science of Low Carb Living: Cardio-Metabolic Benefits and Beyond'
Dr. Stephen Phinney - 'Recent Developments in LCHF and Nutritional Ketosis' (Part 1)