The Keto Diet and Stem Cell Therapy: A Powerful Combination for Your Health
A ketogenic diet, otherwise known as ‘keto diet’ is a popular diet program that adopts a low-carb, high-fat intake. It’s mainly used to manage or lose weight.
The term ‘ketogenic’ has its roots in ‘ketone’ which are water-soluble molecules that give you energy. Ketones are produced via ketosis, a state where the body starts burning fat instead of carbohydrates for fuel.
Different Kinds of Keto Diet
There are four main kinds of keto diet.
The standard keto is an offshoot based on the original Atkins plan. Its main philosophy is the limiting of carb intake to a maximum of 50 grams a day, depending on the individual’s nutritional needs. Standard keto is perhaps the most popular variant of the keto diet program.
- Targeted Ket
The most traditional form of the Atkins diet. Targeted keto mainly focuses on not the intake, but the level of exercise an individual gets on a regular basis.
Individuals going on a targeted keto are also advised to take carbs 30 minutes before going on an intense exercise regimen. Experts recommend easily digestible carbs as they won’t weigh heavily on the stomach or cause upset as you move about.
Also, carbs that contain glucose are better than fructose-based ones. As you exercise, the body burns glucose-based carbs more efficiently, leaving no trace behind. This works well within the targeted keto structure as it won’t affect the state of ketosis.
After exercise, your next meal should be made up of low-fat, high protein foods. This is because fat intake following a workout will affect muscle recovery and general nutrient absorption.
Like standard keto, targeted suggests a maximum of 50 grams of carbs per day, or even less depending on your nutritional needs.
- Cyclic Keto
Cyclic is somewhat similar to the targeted in that it requires a very vigorous workout program. Athletes, bodybuilders and competitive amateurs often adopt cyclic keto when they want to build up on lean muscle and burn away unwanted fat.
The term ‘cyclic’ refers to alternating between standard keto and taking in large amounts of carbohydrates. There are times when you go on a ‘carb loading’ mode, which lasts anywhere between 24 to 48 hours per instance. Fat intake during this period will be anywhere between 450 to 600 grams.
Afterwards, carb intake will be restricted to 50 grams maximum.
- Restricted Keto
Restricted keto is mainly reserved for people who want to get well, i.e. when they’re suffering from a deadly disease or condition such as cancer.
The aim of restricted keto is to make it difficult for the cancerous cells to thrive, along with limited caloric intake.
Studies have shown that cancer cells cannot eat ketones, and they’re likely to die out if they don’t have anything to eat.
The plan begins when the individual goes on a 3 to 5 day fasting program where they can only drink water. Then a low-calorie ketogenic diet is adopted. The goal is to reduce blood sugar levels to 55-65 mgs, or 3.4 ounces per deciliter, and blood ketone levels of 4 millimolars.
Keto and Other Health Conditions
A restricted keto diet not only helps eliminate cancer cells, but it’s beneficial in treating other diseases as well. Among others, a keto diet can reverse kidney damage associated with Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes, control epileptic seizures in children, and aid in healing for patients who are suffering from traumatic brain injury and Parkinson’s disease.
Stem Cell Therapy and Keto Diet
Stem cell therapy is a remarkable regenerative treatment that makes use of the patient’s very own stem cells to heal, repair and regenerate damaged tissue following an injury or illness. It’s largely non-invasive and yet offers excellent results.
Keto diet and stem cells are a great match. For instance, a doctor can have a diabetic patient adopt a keto diet to reduce glucose and keep blood sugar levels in check.
Ketogenic diet, when combined with stem cell therapy, produces a synergistic effect. For patients suffering from kidney disease, the state of ketogenesis enhances the healing effect that stem cells bring by blocking glucose metabolization and allowing healthy kidney cells to replace the damaged ones. Some experts say that it can even switch off harmful genes that express kidney failure.
Thinking of adopting the keto diet to lose weight or treat an illness? Let your doctor know so that he or she can create the right regimen for you.
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To your health,
The Healing Miracle Team
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