Ketosis is a “metabolic state that happens when you consume a very low carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet (or fast for extended periods) that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel, to running off ketones. Ketones themselves are produced when the body burns fat, and they’re primarily used as an alternative fuel source when glucose isn’t available.” (Keto Clarity)
There are many claims that the ketogenic diet has several health benefits including:
- Weight Loss
- Lower Blood Sugar
- Clearer Brain Function
- Endurance Performance
- Stable Energy Levels
- Acne Reduction
- Mood Stabilization
- Migraine Treatment
And perhaps the most intriguing is:
- Cancer Treatment
Cancer affects approximately 38.5 percent of men and women at some point in their lives. Hence finding something to prevent or treat cancer could save lives and relieve heartache. Some claim that the ketogenic diet may be the answer. Alison Gannett, a world champion freeskier and cancer survivor, claims she beat cancer through the ketogenic diet.
For Alison's story, watch the video above or click here for her article.