...Ketones...trigger the activation of brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNFs) that function in brain cell maintenance, repair and protection...
....If blood ketone levels are raised high enough, they can fuel a heightened level of healing and repair, calm microglia overactivation, relieve oxidative stress, ease chronic inflammation and stimulate the growth of healthy new brain cells.... ~ pg 83, Dr. Bruce Fife N.D., Ketone Therapy: The Ketogenic Cleanse and Anti-Aging Diet
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The coconut ketogenic diet (ketone healing) is high in healthy fats, with moderate protein, low in complex carbohydrate, no processed sugar, no refined (processed) carbohydrate.
...Reducing the consumption of carbohydrate prompts the production of ketones. By replacing carbohydrate in the diet with fat, blood ketone levels can increase to therapeutic levels... pg 83, Dr. Bruce Fife N.D., Ketone Therapy
Episode 281 of Allan Misner's 40+ Fitness Podcast, (40plusfitnesspodcast.com/281) Ketone therapy with Dr. Bruce Fife:
From Bruce Fife:
Q: What is ketosis? A: Normally our bodies use glucose as its primary source of fuel. And we get glucose primarily from carbohydrates in our diet....If we don't eat carbohydrates, then our blood glucose levels fall. But our cells need a constant source of energy, so they need another source of fuel.
And so they start taking body fat and releasing the fatty acids. And so our bodies can use fatty acids in place of glucose...In the process of making these fatty acids available, the liver will convert some of these fatty acids into another form of energy called ketones....
When you are on a ketogenic diet, your body switches from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to using fats and ketones....ketones can be used by just about every cell in the body. They are better than the fatty acids because they are like a super fuel...They provide more energy for the cells and they provide a whole range of health benefits...
~ Bruce Fife, N.D., 25 minutes on 4/5/2018 Interview on OneRadioNetwork.com with Patrick Timone
Get the book: Ketone Therapy: The Ketogenic Cleanse and Anti-Aging Diet , by Bruce Fife, N.D.
Coconut oil / coconut milk, red palm oil and other healthy fats are the medicinal part of this diet needed to rebuild an exhausted GI tract, immune and neurological system.
Quotes below are from OneRadioNetwork.com 4/5/2018.
The ketogenic diet is one that is very low in carbohydrate, high in fat, with moderate protein.
This diet shifts the body into a natural, healthy metabolic state known as nutritional ketosis.
In ketosis the body uses fat as its primary source of energy instead of glucose. Some of this fat is converted into an alternative form of fuel called ketones.
Ketones are high-potency fuel that boost energy and cellular efficiency and activates special enzymes that regulate cell survival, repair, and growth.
When a person is in nutritional ketosis, blood levels of ketones are elevated to therapeutic levels. In response, high blood pressure drops, cholesterol levels improve, inflammation is reduced, blood sugar levels normalize, and overall health improves.
Low-fat diets have been heavily promoted for the past several decades as the answer to obesity and chronic disease. However, we are fatter and sicker now more than ever before. Obviously, the low-fat approach has not worked. [Why low-fat diets don't work]
Our bodies actually need fat for optimal health and function more efficiently using fat for fuel. In this book you will discover how people are successfully using the ketogenic diet to prevent and treat chronic and degenerative disease.
Ketone therapy is backed by decades of medical and clinical research, and has proven to be both safe and effective for the treatment of variety of health issues, including the following:
Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, glaucoma, macular degeneration, migraine headaches and sleep disorders. It doesn't stop there.
Research is continually discovering conditions that are responding to the ketogenic diet. Many health problems that medical science has deemed incurable or untreatable are being reversed. Medications that were once relied on daily are no longer necessary and are being tossed away.
People are discovering that a simple, but revolutionary diet based on wholesome, natural foods and the most health-promoting fats is dramatically changing their lives. It could be the key to changing yours as well.
Concerned about cholesterol?
...A common concern about replacing carbohydrates with fat and protein is how it is going to affect cholesterol levels. If you have read Chapters 12, 13 and 14, then you know this is not a problem. Cholesterol numbers will improve. All blood markers will improve... [Stop Alzheimer's Now!, Dr. Bruce Fife, pg. 261]
Also see Did you know cholesterol research is seriously flawed?