We are in trouble! Our reliance on sugar in the diet is contributing to the obesity and metabolic dysfunction (pre-obesity, diabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, PCOS...) we are seeing today.
Following the traditional rules of nutrition, fats have been vilified but the latest research is showing that certain fats are essential! Fats are an essential fuel source that are NOT converted to sugar. They are NOT stored as fat like we are made to think.
The real problem is refined sugar! It is our excessive sugar intake that is directly stored as fat and a reason for our diabetes and obesity epidemic!
But the ill effects are not limited to the overweight. We are seeing many examples of those that are “skinny” developing metabolic dysfunction. We call this problem “skinny fat”.
Many health care providers will not tell you that years before pre-diabetes even develops high levels of insulin can be elevated and are associated with many of the chronic diseases we are seeing today!
Low carb and keto is the future of eating. We are currently in the middle of a huge epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and pre-diabetes that is only getting worse.
According to Diabetes Canada:
The prevalence of diabetes in 2015 was estimated to be 3.4 million / 9.3% of the population
The prevalence of pre-diabetes in 2015 was estimated to be 5.7 million / 22.1% of the population
To put this into perspective the population of BC is about 4.8 million! As you can see these are big numbers. Ideally, we want to intervene with a nutritional intervention at the earliest point, during the pre-diabetes stage. If we can do this, we literally can change the course and delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.
Unfortunately, many follow the extreme, one size, fits all keto model that is high in animal protein, saturated fat and low in vegetables. The internet is full of conflicting and misleading information that unfortunately make this diet look bad. This is unfortunate since so many can be transformed with a low carb or ketogenic diet.
Many people can also react to this diet in unusual ways! We have heard stories of rashes, hair loss, and fatigue. These are not normal and if they do occur it means you are out of balance. Luckily with some simple steps, these can be easily treated.
The secret to unlocking the potential of this diet is finding the right levels of ketones, combinations of fats, electrolytes, protein and carbohydrates that make you feel great and meet your goals! There are many variations of the ketogenic diet that can be paired to you!
Good nutrition will play a big role in curbing this epidemic! But only if we have doctors and coaches that are trained in nutrition to lead the way.
We have decided to lead the way by creating our own keto program that provides unparalleled guidance.
Our NEW program provides flexibility so you can progress in a way that works best for you! Start with a keto talk in a small group setting or meet with Dr. Jeffery for more individualized care. You can go all out or stick with the low cost in office talks!
Monitor your success or screen for unhealthy reactions with the Keto Markers blood panel. This is much more than your standard panel.
After 3 months get continued support with a low-cost membership. This will keep you on track, motivated and making your goals! If you are feeling off or have dipped out of keto we are here to help you get back on track. Because your success is our success.