• Keto Diet

    • The form of the dietary protocol where the key component of the diet is "The Fat".
    • There are negligible Carbohydrates in this form of Diet (less than 10 - 20 grams per day)
    • This diet is in vogue for more than a century for "Epilepsy Patients".
    • Glucose is considered to be "Excitatory" to Brain and Ketones are considered to have calming effects.
    • In Epilepsy patients, it's "Normal Calories Keto Diet" which is practiced because weight loss is not the primary target of Keto Diet in them.
    • For weight loss, we need to follow the "Calorie restricted Keto Diet".
    • In the absence of exogenous carbohydrates, some glucose comes from the "Glycerol" component of the "Triglycerides" and the remaining energy comes from the fatty acid oxidation which provides " Ketones".
    • A healthy Liver and functioning Hormonal system are prudent to get the healthy results of the Keto Diet.
    • This is very important to note that the Liver is the primary site of "Fatty Acid Oxidation".
    • Functional Growth Hormone in presence of Catecholamines and functioning Thyroid hormones are essential for lipolysis (Fat Breakdown).
    • Like any other restricted dietary protocol, the "Keto Diet" should always be followed under the strict supervision of a Doctor to avoid Biochemical and Clinical Complications.
  • Ketogenic Diet

    • Any form of "Calorie Restricted Diet" finally converts to "Ketogenic".
    • Carbohydrate restriction is the key to "Ketogenicity"
    • In the situation of "Calorie restriction with Carbohydrate restriction", your body enters the phase of " Lipolysis (Fat Breakdown)".
    • The Fat breakdown releases "Glycerol" and "Fatty Acids".
    • The Glycerol becomes the endogenous source of Glucose.
    • The Fatty Acids oxidize to give "Ketones".
    • The Glucose (from Glycerol) and Ketones become the course of energy.
    • The fat broken thus becomes the source of energy (through lipolysis).
    • A healthy Liver and functioning Hormonal system are prudent to get the healthy results of the Ketogenic Diet.
    • This is very important to note that the Liver is the primary site of "Fatty Acid Oxidation".
    • Functional Growth Hormone in presence of Catecholamines and functioning Thyroid hormones are essential for lipolysis (Fat Breakdown).
    • Ketogenic Diet should always be followed under the strict supervision of your doctor to avoid Biochemical and Clinical Complications.
  • Hormone Diet

    • "Hormones", the secretions of Endocrine glands of the body play key roles in balancing and modulating almost all the functions of the body and in maintains the homeostatic wellbeing.
    • Hormones are one of the four key mediators of Wellness (along with Neurotransmitters, Anti-inflammation and Anti-oxidants).
    • Hormones do play an important role in the maintenance of the "Neurotransmitters system and Circadian rhythms" of the body.
    • Hormones are synthesized in the endocrine glands (the ductless glands).
    • The synthesis of the hormones needs "Raw Material", which is provided by the food we consume.
    • The same food component which is considered to be risky for the heart is needed for the synthesis of the Sex Steroids and the Cortisol. This food component is "the saturated fat".
    • Practice like "Calorie Restriction" is important for wellbeing and longevity. But the same "Calorie Restriction" can lead to the suppression of hormones like Thyroid and Sex Steroids. This leads to an impaired quality of life.
    • Similarly, various hormone deficiencies need a set of nutritional replacement for the best corrective outcome.
    • For example, we need Iodine and Selenium for the smooth functioning of the Thyroid gland (and hormones). We need Chromium for the adequate functioning of Insulin. Well balanced Iron, B12, Folic Acid, B6 is required for almost all the endocrine system smooth functioning.
    • Considering the above facts, it's very important that any sort of dietary restriction or other protocols for weight management or wellness should be done under the supervision of your doctor to avoid "the hormone deficiencies of Calorie restriction".
  • Neuro Diet

    • Neurotransmitters are one of the four key mediators of Wellness (along with Hormones, Anti-inflammation, and Anti-oxidants).
    • "Neurotransmitters" are the chemicals produced by the body which mediate the functions of the Central and Peripheral Nervous system. This includes Mood, Memory, Concentration, Sleep and other functions.
    • Neurotransmitters do play an important role in the maintenance of the "Hormones system (Endocrine system) and Circadian rhythms" of the body.
    • Our environment, experiences and past/present events do influence our Neurotransmitters.
    • The Neurotransmitters are synthesized from the raw material provided by the food we eat.
    • Serotonin is synthesized from the amino acid "Tryptophan".
    • Dopamine is synthesized from the amino acids "Tyrosine" and "Phenylalanine".
    • The widely practiced "Calorie Restriction" can lead to the deficiency of the precursors of the Neurotransmitters. This can lead to deficiencies of the Neurotransmitters.
    • The deficiencies of the Neurotransmitters can lead to disorders of Mood, Memory, Cognition, Sleep, Hormones and other systems of the body.
    • Considering the above facts, every dietary protocol for any indication should be done under the strict supervision of your doctor to avoid complications.
  • Views on Diet

    • No fixed rules about eating behavior.
    • Living long (longevity), Living healthy (wellness), Improved quality of life index (Antiaging) and living comfortably with one or more disability and disease are different entities.
    • Every condition mentioned in point no.2 needs different dietary framework.
    • Affordability and availability are other issues in practical life.
    • Religious and cultural factors affect human eating behavior very much.

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