Many people are now talking about the ketogenic diet and its benefits.
The doctors are warning people not to overdo on the animal products as eating too much meat and saturated fat may cause ketosis which is dangerous for the body and may result in great health problems including kidney deficiency.
I am not surprised that many of my readers are asking me to explain ketosis because it is very confusing to them.
Do not think that you are stupid because you are not getting it. The doctors around the world and major recognized experts on this issue are confused as well.
The reason for the confusion is not seeing the whole picture.
This is the problem with our modern science in general. We are instructed to trust what we are told in the school and not to question it. This type of education fills our head with rules and regulations that later prevents us from analysing what we see especially when the results differ from the expectation.
Going back to the ketosis, if you look it up, no matter on what site or medical book, you will receive the information of the dangers that eating meat and saturated fats presents to our health. Eating meat and animal fats will force the liver to produce ketone bodies which are acidic and sending them into the blood stream. This acidifies the blood making it dangerous for our health.
Often fasting will be related to this process and correlation will be made with the blood glucose levels, insulin dependency, and diabetes.
To make it simple, here is what we are basically told about the ketosis.
Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body.
If there is not enough glucose available to meet energy demands, the body will adopt an alternative strategy in order to meet those needs. Specifically, the body begins to break down fat stores to provide glucose from triglycerides.
The Ketones are a by-product of this process. The Ketones are acids that build up in the blood and are eliminated in urine. In small amounts, they serve to indicate that the body is breaking down fat, but high levels of ketones can poison the body.
Basically, what we are being told is that since our cells use glucose, we will burn just a small amount of fat so a few ketones will be produced and this does not create any problem for our body.
On the other hand, if we start fasting, as our body runs out of glucose it will start burning more and more fat which produces more ketones and we get into a ketogenic state where too many ketones may hurt our health by acidifying our blood to a dangerous level.
All of this is not describing a ketogenic state of cells but an unhealthy state of ketoacidosis.
When does ketoacidosis occur?
The Ketoacidosis occurs when people who are consuming a lot of carbohydrates and other sugars do not have an access to the sugar when their cells require more energy.
As the cellular energy drops to a critical level, stress hormones are released and cells start to utilize the glycogen they have stored as a boosting fuel. Since the glycogen reserves are small very soon they will be depleted. Cells will absorb every available molecule of glycogen from the blood and we become hypoglycemic.
Now the liver jumps into help and starts to break its stores of glycogen and releases glucose into the blood to supply the cells. If a person is diabetic, cells cannot absorb this glucose because of the lack of the insulin and as the glucose level rises, the body starts to eliminate it with the urine.
At the same time, the liver starts to oxidise fatty acids and produce ketone bodies as preprocessed energy supply for the energy-depleted cells and sends them into the bloodstream. As those energy-depleted cells receive ketones, they convert them into acetyl coenzyme A to produce the much-needed energy. This process occurs within the mitochondria. Since people who eat a lot of carbohydrates (diabetics) have very small amount of the mitochondria, only a small amount of ketone bodies can be utilized and the blood becomes saturated with ketones and acidic. This forces the kidneys to start eliminating them through the urine and we get ketonuria.
None of this will happen with people who are on the animal protein diet and avoid the carbohydrates or eat them in small amounts.
The truth is, that the ketosis occurs within the cells that are producing the energy.
When our body works properly, our cells possess plenty of mitochondria. The energy is sent to them through the blood in the form of triglycerides. The cells strip the fatty acids from the glyceride and within the mitochondrion, the fatty acid gets oxidized and changed into the ketone. As such it enters the citric acid cycle of energy production.
With increased demand for energy in the case of a occasional hard work or stress, to speed up the energy release, the liver will send some ketone bodies as pre processed energy units but they will be quickly absorbed by needed cells that have ordered them to be send in the first place. This is why the level of ketones in the blood does not raise much and ketone is not eliminated through the urine.
As you can see the truth is completely different from what we are being told. In the properly functioning body, the ketone bodies never exceed the normal levels at all. The liver itself has nothing to do with the normal process of the cellular ketosis. It only helps with unexpected higher energy demands upon the cellular request. This is the normal reaction and not what we are being told that burning the glucose is the normal thing for our cells to do. Using glucose from the glycogen should happen only under the stress situation.
We are being fooled and played as idiots and no one is paying any attention.
Why are the “experts” fooled?
Because they are not thinking and they are afraid to be different and object. Everyone is hiding in their own “safe space!!!”
The whole problem starts when we accept the idea that glucose is the primary cellular fuel.
How can limited glucose be the primary cellular fuel when there is not enough of it to allow us any extended activity without access to a food since our body does not store potatoes or grains that would allow an unlimited supply of glucose to our cells.
What we have, is the unlimited storage of triglycerides which will provide our cells with the unlimited amount of energy for days at a time without the need to eat anything. Doesn’t this look like the correct and primary cellular fuel to you? One has to be blind not to see this.
Unfortunately, we are not just blind when it come to common sense, we are dumbed down incapable of a rational thinking.
Fortunately, our body has a fantastic design and it can easily repair itself once we stop poisoning it and allow it to hydrate and cleanse.
Stop being fooled by the “experts”. Do the thinking for yourselves.
Through the articles on this blog, you can see the relation between the chronic diseases and dietary glucose. Carbohydrates are not just unnecessary as energy for our body, they are right out toxic and should be eliminated from our diet.
No harm will be done to our body no matter how much animal fat and protein we eat. Cellular ketosis is a normal healthy state of our cells and when we eat correctly no ketoacidosis will ever occur.
Love and light to us all my loving family.