My High Fat Ketogenic Experiment
The Beginning. Here was my first post on my experiment.
The book I've been reading is called "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living. It is written by Steve Phinney and Jeff S. Volek. Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. Dr. Phinney has published over 70 papers and several patents. He has many studies publish on the Pub-Med website. The book is kind of technical so it is not for everyone. Taubes said it is the book he wished he had written. A chapter of the book gives me a great explanation of why my current experiment of less than 20 gr. carbs and 70% fat in my diet has brought about a complete reversal of insulin resistance in a matter of days. They point to some studies including one of Phinney's. A small study of insulin resistant patients showed that insulin resistance (high blood sugar) was not improved until fat in the diet was at least 70% and carbs were less than 20 gr. per day. At lower fat percentages (35-60%), insulin resistance DID NOT improve! My experiment seems to prove this out and others in this group like, Geoff Smith, Andre Chimene, and Steve Cooksey, seem to have had the same success. Again, a WARNING! If you are on medication, do not attempt this experiment as I have found that blood sugars plummet! Do not attempt this without lowering your medication and working with your doctor and explaining what you want to do.