Ketosis Involves Switching from Carb Burning to Fat Burning for Better Health!
You are not just what you eat – what you eat affects how your body processes energy. How you process energy profoundly affects your physical condition. Healthy cells and organs, weight loss and vital energy are all defined by the state of your metabolism.
Most of us have adapted in a sort of personal evolutionary process to become dependent, read ‘hooked’ on carbs. As a result, we accumulate fat while relying on carbs, driving both weight gain, unstable blood sugar levels read ‘highs and lows’ in both mood and energy, and even stress on the nervous system and the creation of mental health pressures.
To improve your overall health, you can try a diet that raises ketone levels in your body and reduces carbohydrates such as potatos, white rice, bread, buns, cookies, refined sugar and other simple carbohydrates. This approach causes the body to burn fat as your fuel instead of glucose for your energy source. Island Healthworks recommends 70% fats and proteins, plus 20% mixed vegetables, and finally, 5% fruit, 5% carbs, since these last two items are so high in sugar. Fats should consist of non trans-fat, clean fats such as coconut oil, avocado, olive oil, olives and organic butter. Proteins intake should be comprised of nuts, seeds, beans and peas, eggs, fish, especially wild salmon and poultry. Carbs can consist of healthy foods such as organic potatos, quinoa, rice and millet in moderation.
Keep in mind that you should try to find organic products to the extent possible for your diet.
In a state of ketosis, the body burns fatty acids instead of carbs to create ketones as a replacement fuel for the liver glycogen stores that are being depleted. Deriving the name from the old German word Aketon, meaning acetone, ketones are organic compounds containing carbon and oxygen molecule groups. Their presence indicates alternative source of fuel is being utilized as a switch is flipped to enable a pure “fat burning for fuel mode” as discussed by health author and diet expert Kevin Geary.
Running on ketones through the burning of fat, the body is able to operate both physical and mentally without relying on addictive, blood sugar destabilizing carbs and depending on glucose to such a detrimental extent.
There are three primary factors to consider when transforming your metabolic processes through ketosis.
1: Switching to ketosis can occur quickly through use of the right dietary ingredients and natural health care products. However, switching must be done properly by providing the right nutritional support. Ketosis is not about starving yourself! That is a very popular misconception that drives much of the concern around low carb diets. Quite the opposite, ketosis is about getting your body to switch its fuel source and energy production methods by providing the right raw materials and letting your body do the rest. Your cells are powered by ATP, formed from either glucose or ketones. Switching to a ketonic diet allows a noteworthy reduction in free radicals and related inflammation as ketosis is a cleaner burn compared to a sugar based cellular energy source.
2: Once you have switched, your adaptation to sugar may produce some challenges during the adjustment process. However, cutting edge formulations are available to drastically improve the switch to ketosis and the effectiveness of your metabolism once you have switched to a ketogenic diet. Ketosis is not about starvation, it is about a healthy diet with the right fats, high vegetable intake and access to healthy, energy producing proteins. Our previous articles on healthy fats, nutrition and proteins discuss the right kind of fuel for a ketogenic diet, to be used in concert with proper exercise, healthy, stress reducing lifestyle practices and proper water intake. Bringing in ample nutritional support in the form of micronutrients and macronutrients including minerals supports strong cellular health as your body adapts to ketosis and ketogenic function.
3: As a point of caution, ketotogenic lifestyle choices designed to support ketosis have the potential increase acidity if approached in a traditional manner due to their reliance on fat and protein. Island Healthworks recommends a ketogenic diet that derives its essential protein components and fats from plant based sources.
Inflammation, blood sugar instability and weight gain, along with metabolic distress are core factors in all types of dis-ease. Proper operation of the body through ketosis may reduce inflammation and related symptoms, supporting more vibrant health in the long term. When the body switches over to ketosis through a ketogenic diet, cancer cells are starved through an absence of glucose. Normal cells can run on ketones, but cancer cells can only run on glucose, as noted in research at the University of Florida.
At Island Healthworks, we offer a leading edge product that will elevate your ketosis state without having to go through detox or carbohydrate die-off.
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Health benefits associated with the right approach to ketosis include a reduction of fat buildup, blood sugar instability, and avoidance of weight gain as hunger is reduced. Hunger is one of the most significant challenges facing anyone considering a change in diet. Ketosis based diets reduce hunger by providing ample nourishment in the form of healthy fats to burn. As noted by Kevin Geary, there is a diversity in body types and metabolic tendencies that has emerged over the course of human adaptation to environmental, lifestyle and dietary conditions. There is no one size fits all approach. Instead specific considerations should be applied to each case to see which approach is best and what affects a diet may have.
Consulting an integrative health care professional allows the best approach to be found efficiently without loss of opportunities. Island Healthworks recommends only the best of Quality Controlled Products to be used in concert with a science based diet and a lifestyle in alignment with our natural adaptations as human beings.
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This article is intended for educational purposes and the information contained within is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease or health problem. Please seek appropriate medical attention for any health complaints. We cannot take responsibility for your health care decisions. Our intent is only to offer health information to help you with your search for better health.
Article by Christopher M. Stephens, MSc. Environment, Communications Manager for Island Healthworks, with Yvonne Dollard Perc, MH, ID, SC, KN, NC, AC of Island Healthworks.