I have recently being trying to shift my diet to a more Ketogenic type to diet. It is kindof like a more strict version of the Paleo diet. The difference is that the Ketogenic diet is about 70% fat, 20% protein and 10% carbs. The reason for the protein restriction is that after a certain amount of protein consumption your body starts turning much of the your protein consumption into carbohydrates. Therefore the Ketogenic diet brings down blood sugar much more than what most people eat in a Primal or Paleo diet. Contrary to popular opinion, sugar is what makes people fat, not dietary fat. Sugar also leads to all kinds of other health problems like cancer, diabetes, depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, and many more diseases.
The Ketogenic diet was first used to treat people with epilepsy. It was discovered that a very high fat diet often reduced or totally eliminated seizures. Researches today believe that a Ketogenic is highly beneficial for cogitative health and helps ward off all kinds of brain diseases and other mental problems like depression and ADHD The newest line of research is how the Ketogenic diet prevents and in many cases cures cancer. This is because cancer cells can only use glucose for energy. When sugar is eliminated from the diet the liver must produce ketone bodies for energy but cancer cells cannot use ketone bodies for energy so they literally starve to death. Since changes in diet cannot be patented by pharmaceutical companies, there will likely be no major push to make diet a part of cancer treatment, so don’t expect the doctor to tell your friends or loved ones that have cancer about the Ketogenic diet.