I like to explain things in the most simplistic way possible, you could really get very scientific when it comes to ketosis, the keto diet or ketogenesis. I have been a practicing chiropractor and nutritionist in the Kingwood and Spring Texas area for over 17 years. Before that I was putting my way through college playing on the professional handball tour travelling all over the world.
So basically I have always been into diet and nutrition to maximize results for not only myself but also for my patients since 1993. For myself being a professional handball player I was trying all kinds of diets based on the fact that I was trying to maximize my healing, repair and performance. Since 2000 when I started my chiropractic and nutrition offices in Kingwood and Spring, I have used many different diets to helps maximize the results for my patients, whether it be healing and repair for headaches, sciatica, neck pain, back pain or shoulder pain, or for my nutrition clients and their chronic fatigue, insomnia, hormone imbalances, digestive issues or weight issues.
Please believe me when I say that I have always tried these diets personally before ever recommending them to a patient. I always tell patients that I am fully transparent, I am not going to recommend something unless it works; and how do I know it works? Because I have seen the positive changes in my health and my health concerns when using diets and supplements. If at anytime I experienced negative effects or challenges from a diet or supplement I would also pass that on to my patients as well.
Have you ever gone to a specialist like a cardiologist, endocrinologist, or internist and they don’t look like they should be recommending what they are recommending, lol. My point is that if someone is recommending a keto diet than that person should probably be doing the diet as well, or at least tried the diet to know what the results were. If you cardiologist is overweight and taking cholesterol medicine that seems king of wrong to me; but that is just my opinion.
Ok so let’s get back to the keto diet; like I said before I like to keep things very simple, that way people can be educated in a simple way which will in turn get them better results. Most Americans, unfortunately are eating the standard American diet, (SAD), which is heavy on grains and carbs. Just imagine for most Americans they have these little tiny worker cells that are used to breaking down sugar and carbohydrates for energy; and they have been working over time for years and years. Now for a second imagine that someone start eating a keto rich diet which means lots of good fat, some protein and very little carbohydrates; in this case there is a whole different set of tiny little worker cells that are breaking down fats into energy.