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KETO DIETS LONG TERM: very healthy for insulin resistant, migraines, seizures, cognitively impaired
presents episode 298: Ben Bikman
with Judy Cho, Nutrition with Judy

Eating fish & seafood, what about all of the ocean…
-PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances)?
Dr Dominic D’Agostino*, conducting N=1 experiments:
-ate 6 cans of sardines daily
-result: no serious increase in mercury in his body

Some say that a long-term ketogenic diet may harm thyroid…
-Dr Bikman: there are so many myths about the keto diet
“I would say: show me the data!”
-propsective studies of 4-year keto dieters…
~having total remission of type 2 diabetes
-keto’s origins was in the treatment of seizures
~completely cured
-migraine headaches…
~completely cured in most people

“I know people who have eaten this way for a decade…
-their only experience has been good health
-no evidence to suggest the thyroid is altered
-some evidence that thyroid hormone production goes down…
-we know insulin production goes down
-leptin goes down
-cortisol goes down

The body has become more sensitive

There is evidence that thyroid hormone is working better…
-people are more sensitive to:
~thyroid hormones

If someone has a cognitive deficit…
-that is strong reason to follow keto diet

If someone has type 2 diabetes…
-a keto diet will be very helpful

For those who are insulin resistant…
-low carb diet will vastly outperform
a low fat diet


Dr. Dominic D’Agostino:

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