Why doesn't WellStart promote a ketogenic diet?

One of our biggest competitors attacks diabetes with what they call a “ketogenic” diet. In a year-long study, they got pretty good numbers. And keto is all the rage. So it would seem to be a no-brainer for us to follow their lead and teach our clients to eat keto. Why don’t we?

Actually, we have only two reasons for telling folks to avoid keto like the plague:

  1. It doesn’t work to reverse diabetes. Instead, it manipulates biomarkers without addressing the root causes.

  2. It leads to significant long-term harm, including risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, and early death.

Want to learn more? Here are some podcast interviews that clear away the smoke and cover the mirrors, and shine a bright light on the actual scientific evidence:

Plant Yourself Podcast #289: Ketogenic Smoke and Mirrors with Robyn Chuter

Plant Yourself Podcast #258: Thriving with Type 1 Diabetes with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro

Plant Yourself Podcast #282: Sex, Keto, and the Next Generation of Doctors with Joel Kahn, MD

Plant Yourself Podcast #274: The Science of Longevity with Janice Stanger, PhD

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