Keto Changed My Life
By Dragon Marilyn Hay
Four months after converting my metabolic system to running on ketones (fats) rather than glucose, my routine A1C and blood sugar results came back perfectly normal and my blood pressure had dropped from 140/75 to 118/65.
Two months later, my doctor took me off my type 2 diabetic meds and my blood pressure meds. I also finally noticed that I’d not taken my usual pain meds for . . . etc.
I started the Keto ‘diet’ two years ago, as a way to lose weight – I did not expect Keto to give me my life back after thirty years of increasing illness, disability and pain.
It didn’t take long, however, for me to change my mind. Four months after converting my metabolic system to running on ketones (fats) rather than glucose, my routine A1C and blood sugar results came back perfectly normal and my blood pressure had dropped from 140/75 to 118/65.
Two months later, my doctor took me off my type 2 diabetic meds and my blood pressure meds. I also finally noticed that I’d not taken my usual pain meds for systemic arthritis for months. I had been on all of these meds for about thirty years.
I have more energy; my concentration is better: I was 70 at that time, 72 now, and haven’t felt so good since my mid-forties.
Two months after starting Keto, I joined a local civil society activist group – and four months later, I became the chair of the chapter. Six months after that, I joined the national Board of Directors.
I’ve been able to make commitments again because I’m no longer in such constant pain that I don’t know if I would have the energy on any given day to do much of anything… so, until starting Keto, I’d shied away from engagement after being forced to go on disability leave in 2003 and then taking early retirement in 2006. Oh, and I lost forty pounds effortlessly, with no hunger or cravings or sense of deprivation.
While Keto requires giving up sugar (including honey), grains, and legumes, there are substitutes: erythritol or monkfruit for sugar, and almond, coconut or lupin flours for baking, breads, etc. Berries, all but starchy veggies, meat, fish, seafood, full fat dairy, nuts and seeds are all allowed; the goal is to keep one’s daily carb count to around 20.
Keto is also now being found to starve certain cancers, reverse dementia (or type 3 diabetes), and has put most if not all psychiatric patients who participated in Keto case studies over the past 15 years into full remission without meds.
These conditions are increasingly being considered as metabolic diseases causing inflammation of the brain, just as a glucose based metabolism causes inflammation of the body.
Keto isn’t for everyone but it sure worked for me.
To learn about what it is and the implications for cancer, dementia, and psychiatric disorders, check out these links:
General Ketogenic Diet Info
- Intro to Keto: Click HERE
- Insulin Resistance: Click HERE
- What happens in the body when on a ketogenic diet: Click HERE
Dr. Sten Ekberg has many other vids on Youtube on these subjects.
General Nutrition/Health info:
- Dr. Christopher Palmer: impact on disorders: Click HERE
- case study outcomes re: drastic Improvements in Brain Function on Keto: cognition, memory, clarity; impacts on dementia
: Click HERE
- astonishing case study info etc on psychiatric disorders: BiPolar, Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia and PTSD: Click HERE
Keto Protects Against Cancer:
Keto diet starves cancer cells of the gluten and glucose it needs to live and replicate: Click HERE