The Ketodoc team are an exceptionally motivated and well-coached group of individuals. We’ve approached the Ketogenic lifestyle from a scientific angle… one in which it’s admirably rooted. Most of us are probably now familiar with the gimmicky language of getting your ‘mojo’ back or joining the ‘Ketocadamy’… but what’s the real story?
Well, there were many times when our ancient ancestors had little or no food, often for extended periods of time. A necessary survival strategy, therefore, was to become metabolically flexible. Homo Sapiens evolved to burn stores of fat as an energy source. When fat is burnt for fuel, ketones are produced and used for energy. This is what is referred to as endogenous ketone production.
Let’s now hand over to the ‘father of medicine,’ Hippocrates (460-370 BCE) of ancient Greece:
‘Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.’ (Greek Medicine.net )
Essentially dietary regimens , including fasting, whether enforced or used in a therapeutic capacity, have been around since time in memorial. The ketogenic diet, itself, was introduced by modern physicians to imitate the metabolic state of fasting. In the 1920’s the therapeutic benefits of Ketosis were indicated in the treatment of refractory epilepsy. Fast forward to the 21st century and the ketogenic diet is now recognised as assisting with other chronic illnesses. A prevalent example of this is the improved blood glucose control and weight loss for diabetic patients.
All impressive stuff, right? But, equally impressive is the way a ketogenic lifestyle can impact steady and sustained weight loss in those of us, fortunate enough, to have no other health issues than carrying those extra pounds!
You’re not alone in this endeavour, you’re accompanied by the wisdom of history, the excellence of medical research and, of course, the support of a knowledgeable Ketodoc team.
We are, after all, in line with evolution…let’s do this!
The Ketodoc Team
Greek Medicine. Net (2018)
Fasting and Purification: The Physician Within [Online]
Accessed 25 July 2019