Many people lately have been looking to keto for relief from symptoms of chronic disease. But can adopting a keto lifestyle actually help cure disease?
Science has a lot to tell us if we look closely enough. Although obviously there are vested interests trying to make sure that we all get our daily helpings of carbohydrates, many studies over the years have verified the health benefits of a keto diet.
The Journal of Postgraduate Medicine has identified a list of diseases that can be remedied by the keto diet.
Below is a list of diseases that have shown to be positively impacted by adopting a keto diet. This list, while by no means exhaustive, will give you an idea of how beneficial keto can be for your health.
You can click on each item to find evidence for the claims. The studies by their nature can be complex, so feel free to take a quick look at the study's results when available, or just check out the end of the abstract.
Most citations below are peer-reviewed studies from prominent medical journals including the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes)
It goes without saying that, especially with respect to cancer and other serious diseases on this list, a ketogenic diet should be undertaken only in addition to accepted therapies and only under the supervision of a doctor.
However, the ketogenic diet has shown a lot of promise in mitigating a multitude of disorders.
With such a wealth of scientific data now emerging, how long do you think it will be until conventional medicine accepts the wisdom that the ketogenic way of eating is the optimal human diet?
Time will tell...