An MD’s change of heart; low-carb high-fat works.

Dr. Jason Fung is a leading authority on Low-Carb, High-Fat diets and an expert in intermittent fasting. Like most of his peers was trained in the beginning to prescribe Low-fat, Low-calorie diets to his type-2 diabetics and was giving them insulin. Listen to his story.

Dr. Jason Fung’s Story

I am sometimes asked about my journey and how I became so interested (obsessed?) about nutrition and dietary treatments. It’s kind of a funny thing. I barely had more than a passing interest in nutrition until the mid 2000s. At the time, the Atkins diet was in full swing. It was everywhere. Some family members had tried it and were ecstatic. However, like most conventionally trained physicians, I believed their arteries would eventually pay the price.

So my interest in nutrition began to grow around the mid 2000s when several interesting

Ketogenic > Diabetes

Reprinted From Dr. Jason Fung 

I am honored to share my story with your many followers. I hope my success will encourage others to start doing something, or stick to what they have already started. It is difficult to stick to something even if you do not feel like you are seeing results at the moment, but the end result is very much worth the perseverance and discipline.

keto-resultsFor a majority of my childhood I as overweight and or obese. I was the fat kid in school, and was often times teased for that reason. I was always so confused as a child because from what I could tell I was not really eating different than any of my friends. I did grow up in what I would consider to be poverty (I did not really have that concept then, but

Why you need β-hydroxybutyrate (ketone)

Researchers at YALE School of Medicine have found that a compound (B-hydroxbutyrate, Ketone) produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature Medicine, the researchers described how the compound β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) directly inhibits NLRP3, which is part of a complex set of proteins called the inflammasome. The inflammasome drives the inflammatory response in several disorders including autoimmune diseases, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, and autoinflammatory disorders.

“These findings are important because endogenous metabolites like BHB that block the NLRP3 inflammasome could be relevant against many inflammatory diseases, including those where there are mutations in the NLRP3 genes,” said Vishwa Deep Dixit, professor in the Section of Comparative Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

BHB is a metabolite produced by the body in response to fasting, high-intensity exercise, caloric restriction, or consumption of the low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet.

Dixit said it is well known that fasting and calorie restriction reduces inflammation in the body, but it was unclear how immune cells adapt to reduced availability of glucose and if they can respond to metabolites produced from fat oxidation.

Working with mice and human immune cells, Dixit and colleagues focused on how macrophages — specialized immune cells that produce inflammation — respond when exposed to ketone bodies and whether that impacts the inflammasone complex.

The team introduced BHB to mouse models of inflammatory diseases caused by NLP3. They found that this reduced inflammation, and that inflammation was also reduced when the mice were given a ketogenic diet, which elevates the levels of BHB in the bloodstream.

“Our results suggest that the endogenous metabolites like BHB that are produced during low-carb dieting, fasting, or high-intensity exercise can lower the NLRP3 inflammasome,” said Dixit.

See the article here

How ketones are being used by Navy Seal divers, cancer and seizure patients

My Take Away

I’ve been using a exogenous ketone product (β-hydroxybutyrate) for the last several weeks and the full use of the Isagenix 30-Day Cleansing and Fat Burning System. I’m insulin resistant and over the past 24 months have not been able to reduce the fat around my waist using methods that has previously worked for the past 11 years. During my use of the ketone product I’ve been able to release 12 pounds of fat primarily because I can induce ketosis and put my body into strict fat burning even though I have stores of glucose in my body.

In addition to the ketones I’ve also changed my food macros to approximately:

60% Fat
25% Protein
15% Carbohydrates

I acquire the extra fat from 3 additional sources; MCT Oil, Coconut oil and Red Palm Oil.

My exercise has been 100% in zone two (fat burning). I’ve not purposely counted calories. Following the instructions using the ketones I’ve eaten when I was hungry.

There are several ketone supplements on the market and you may purchase them either directly from their company or through Amazon.

I’m a leading distributor for Isagenix however have no financial interest in the  ketone products.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth “It’s Toxic” (Over 6.7 million views on YouTube)

The Deadly Effects of Fructose (by Dr. Jason Fung)

In 2009, Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California, San Francisco delivered a ninety minute lecture entitled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”. It was posted on YouTube as part of the university’s medical education series. Then a funny thing happened. It went viral.

It was not a humorous cat video. It was not a video of a toddler throwing a baseball into Dad’s groin. It was a nutrition lecture filled with biochemistry and complicated graphs. But there was something about this particular lecture that grabbed the world’s attention and refused to let go. It has now been viewed more than six million times. What was this attention-grabbing message? Sugar is toxic.

Read Dr. Fung’s complete article.

 

The DEADLY Killers Inside Your Baby | Toxic Chemicals

Did your science teacher ever say, “Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they don’t exist.” In a landmark study done by the Environment Working Group in 2005 they found in 10 random births had over 287 toxic chemicals in the group and 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.

Of the 287 chemicals we detected in umbilical cord blood, we know that 180 cause cancer in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.

Click for the total study: The Pollution in Newborns

A BENCHMARK INVESTIGATION OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS, POLLUTANTS AND PESTICIDES IN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD

Environmental Working Group (EWG), July 14, 2005

Summary. In the month leading up to a baby’s birth, the umbilical cord pulses with the equivalent of at least 300 quarts of blood each day, pumped back and forth from the nutrient- and oxygen-rich placenta to the rapidly growing child cradled in a sac of amniotic fluid. This cord is a lifeline between mother and baby, bearing nutrients that sustain life and propel growth.