awesome video thank you for sharing - i am eating to be in a ketosis - and it has helped me control my BS so much better- I used to be a up and down on BS all the time now in ketosis i dont move much from 80-120 it is great and much easier to handle
Well, this "new" research is nothing I haven't heard before. The researcher focused on kidney function & kidney health - ironic because excess protein is known to be very hard on the kidneys, which are already stressed by diabetes so I don't see how such a diet would be beneficial. If diabetics followed a high-protein diet, wouldn't they be trading lower numbers on their meters for more kidney damage? They also acknowledged that a high-fat diet would cause other worse problems.
those other problems are not correct:
this video is a time consumer but it explores how as americans we have bought into the wrong idea about fat
Here's a writeup of the study. Because the definition of high medium and low with regards to percentage of macro-nutrients in the diet are somewhat nebulous many refer to a ketogenic diet as high protein, but according to the above article as well as most advocates of ketogenic diets, it is actually low-carbohydrate, moderate protein, and high-fat. This makes sense since ketogenic means your bodies primary energy source is fat not carbs. In fact if you did try high protein you could not enter ketosis since your body would convert the protein to glucose and you would burn that for energy.
Although the researcher in the video did express concern about a high fat diet causing problems, there are lots of studies that indicate either a low carb high fat or a high carb low fat diet benefit blood lipids. What seems to be the dangerous combo is high carb high fat aka the typical American diet.
i agree- well said
This video is interesting for a lot of reasons. First, there's the connection between dietary restriction and longevity which it seems like the video is attributing to higher ketones, which are really just a result of fat metabolism. Then there is the connection between carb restriction and kidney health which, again, the researcher seems to be attributing to ketones which, again, are the result of fat metabolism. Then there's the assertion that, really, theu are hoping to produce medications that take advantage of this connection.
I think research is a good thing in general, but they have a lot of causation to sort through. Based on our experiences,and current research including DCCT, most of us would attribute the connection between a low-carb diet and kidney recovery to the fact that we are achieving normal or near normal glucose levels rather than the fact we are producing ketones. I mean, clearly, there is a connection between high glucose and kidney damage but, given that literally billions of people walk around on this planet with normal glucose levels and no signs of kidney damage, it's a hard sell to say that glucose is the cause and that ketones are the cure.
It would be interesting if that were true though.