Your Adrenal Fix Podcast Episode #5: How To Treat Adrenal Fatigue By Using Dietary Ketosis

“How To Treat Adrenal Fatigue By Using Dietary Ketosis

What We Are Going To Cover:

  1. What exactly is a Keto-genic Diet,
  2. What it means to be Keto-Adapted, and What it is Not…Most Doctors get this wrong, Forever impacting your ability to Recover from Adrenal Fatigue.
  3. Why unstable mitochondria dysfunction and blood sugar is often the root cause behind food sensitivities, autoimmunity and ultimatley Adrenal Fatigue
  4. The common dietary “pitfall”s and roadblocks that you must identify in your attempt to become keto-adatped in order to solve your adrenal fatigue
  5. 6 Ketogenic Supplements that you should be using as part of your adrenal fatigue recovery strategies

Food proportion in a typical Western Healthy Diet:

  • Carbohydrates 50%
  • Protein 30%
  • Fat 20%

Food proportions with Dietary Ketosis

  • Carbohydrates 5%
  • Fat 80%
  • Protein 15%

Why Most Doctors get this wrong, Impacting your ability to Recover from Adrenal Fatigue:

Ketosis is a healthy state VS Ketoacidosis can be lethal! Dietary Ketosis starts from >0.45 mmol/L blood ketones Vs Ketoacidosis is generally 16mmol-20mmol/L and above. Dietary Ketosis Glucose levels ~ 4 mmol/L (72mg/dl) vs Ketoacidosis glucose levels are often agove 160mg/dl. Dietary Ketosis Insulin levels above the reference ranges vs Ketoacidosis insulin levels are above the references ranges. Keto-adapated (KAD) Maintenance levels generally between 0.8 and 5.0 mmol/L

Ketones and Energy Systems

Physiology 101: Is the energy system simply a matter of food in = food out???

No matter how much food/calories we take in on a day to day basis (fluctuations) our cells still need to do what they need to do. Our Cells are adaptive in nature: need to adapt to a fasting state when we sleep and then varying degrees of activity during the day, food molecules are therefore stored in special reserves for future use. Each cell adapts to internal metabolic demands and has an ability to switch the type of substrate that is burnt as fuel. This adaptation is crucial and is achieved through the several regulatory mechanisms involved in controlling energy and its utilization. Energy use is tightly regulated so that demands of all cells can be met simultaneously.

Measuring Ketones

Ketones are water soluble molecules from fatty acid oxidation. Fats are broken down in 3 main Ketones:

  1. β-HBA (measured in Blood) – specific levels at that time, measured with a glucose meter, test strips
  2. Acetoacetate -AcAc (measured in Urine) interim spillage, use the ketone test strips. Short-term measurement
  3. Acetone (measured in breath) – overall level reflecting metabolic usage of ketones from Acetoacetate, use the ketonix breath analyzer

Benefits of Dietary Ketosis 

  • Reduction in inflammatory response and risk of chronic degenerative disease:
  • Improved mitochondrial efficiency:
  • An increase in ergogenic and decreased thermogenic
  • Increased mitochondria concentration/density as a response to low carbohydrate levels
  • Mitochondria run better on fats for longer low intensity energy requirements
  • When combined with Intermittent Fasting (IF) shows an increase in autophagia and mitogenesis
  • Improved Cardiovascular function:
  • Improved energy performance:
  • Epigenetic control:
  • MicroBiome and Gut Function
  • Reduction of Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth. & other bacterial (gut) infections
  • Reduction in pain and bowel spasms.
  • Reduction of IBS symptoms

Whose it for? Adrenal Fatigue sufferers

6 Ketogenic Supplements that you should be using as part of your adrenal fatigue recovery strategies

  1. MCT, medium chain triglycerides
  2. NADH
  3. Oxaloacetic Acid
  4. L-Carnitine
  5. Phosphatidylcholine PC
  6. Digestive Enzymes and Bile Acids

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