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What about the Ketogenic Diet?

The ketogenic diet has emerged almost like a fad diet where people are showcasing their dramatic weight loss results all over social media. The ketogenic diet is a system for a low carb high protein diet. You cut back on carbs like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.

The keto diet suggests you eat less than 20 grams of carbs per day and allow your body to run out of fuel or blood sugar. Your body starts to break down fat through ketones for energy which helps you lose weight. This process is called ketosis. Do note that the ketogenic diet should be a short term diet that focuses on weight loss. The ketogenic diet creates remarkable beneficial changes in the body that also drastically improve wellbeing. Understand, the ketogenic diet will not fix the underlying condition that was causing our weight gain. That condition still needs to be treated for you to keep the weight off.

There are foundational physiological changes that occur in the body that are the basic benefits to the ketogenic diet. These benefits make this style of eating much more profound than fad diets.

One of the most basic and most profound benefits of a ketogenic diet is it drastically lowers inflammation. Lowered inflammation is mainly due to the reduced amount of free radical production that occurs when burning ketones for energy instead of glucose. Less inflammation allows for more energy production and an overall, more efficiently functioning body. Your body has a heightened ability to heal in many different ways.

What is another reason that a ketogenic diet is so anti-inflammatory?  

It allows blood sugar and insulin to stabilize. Blood sugar imbalance is a pervasive inflammatory activity that goes on in your body if you are heavily reliant on sugar for energy. A ketogenic diet may be well suited for improving cancer outcomes, autoimmunity, neurological disorders, and metabolic disorders.

10 Proven Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

  • Reduced Inflammation
  • Improved fat burning
  • Mental Clarity and sharpness
  • Clear skin
  • Reduction of Cravings
  • Reduction of Chronic Diseases
  • Reduction of muscle and joint pain
  • Affective REM sleep
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Relief of depression & anxiety
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Will my insurance cover a weight loss program?

I am sorry to say we do not take insurance. Insurance companies often dictate what labs we pull and prescriptions we write. Our doctors and practitioners are very capable of making those decisions on our patients’ behalf. Insurance companies are NOT looking out for your best interest. However, most prescriptions prescribed by our doctors are covered under most insurance plans.