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Instead, they’ll argue that anyone who doesn’t succeed with low-carb is either doing it wrong, cheating, or somehow imagining their symptoms. That everyone who gets worse with a low-carb diet is either incapable of following directions, weak-willed, or delusional?

Or that a low-carb diet simply does not work for everyone? It’s true that VLC/ketogenic diets are effective for improving the metabolic markers associated with type 2 diabetes.

(The phrase “microbiota-accessible carbohydrates” refers to the various fibers found in fruits, vegetables, starchy plants, nuts, seeds, legumes, and other foods that are poorly absorbed by us, but can be utilized as a food source by our intestinal bacteria.

It’s worth noting that many of these fibers are found in foods with moderate to high carbohydrate content—foods that would typically be excluded on very low-carb diets.

After just two weeks on a ketogenic diet, this progression not only halted, it reversed: her memory returned, her mind was sharper, and she was far less confused and disoriented.

Her family (and her doctor) were stunned, and could hardly believe the changes they were seeing.

Their high protein intake would have prevented ketosis from occurring.In these circles low-carb diets have become dogma (i.e.a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true).Some low-carb advocates have claimed that most traditional hunter-gatherer societies consumed diets that were very low in carbohydrates.I’ve even seem some suggestions that nutritional ketosis was “the norm” for these cultures. The majority of studies have shown that traditional hunter-gatherer (HG) societies typically consume between 30–40% of their total calories from carbohydrate, though the range can vary between 3–50% depending on the population studied and the latitude at which they live.

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