The Updated + Expanded Definitive Guide
In this ebook, we dig deep into a single important topic: the ketogenic diet. Often confused with Paleo (which is definitely not inherently low-carb), keto remains an incredibly popular diet with hundreds of thousands of searches for it on Google each month. Like most trending topics, however, there continues to be a lot of bad information about keto out there—some of which can be pretty dangerous.
Our goal is to sort real information from Internet sensation so that folks who are interested in a ketogenic diet can decide for themselves whether it’s the best choice for them. We look at the pros and cons of the diet, as well as its potential applications for cancer treatment and prevention, longevity, brain health and cognitive function, women’s health, and athletic performance. Plus, we look at the important roles insulin plays in our overall health and consider some adverse reactions to keto that have been reported in studies, to help you determine whether this dietary strategy is something that may help you reach your goals.
This keto guide looks at the what, the why, and the how of keto and helps you determine if it may be right for you.
Diets can be extremely individual, and keto is no different. What works for one person may not work for someone else, and vice versa. One thing remains true no matter what dietary regimen we decide to follow: We must fully commit. We must be aware of the potential risks in adhering to a diet without taking it seriously. To reap the benefits of any diet—and, more importantly, to avoid injury and illness—one should do diligent research, carefully experiment, and possibly even enlist a professional to make sure the chosen diet is a healthy choice for one’s particular lifestyle and health. Without taking these steps, it’s very difficult to determine whether a specific diet truly works for us as individuals.
Think of this as a 125+ page, choose-your-own-adventure book. Most of the articles address a specific goal, intention, or outcome you hope to achieve by integrating a ketogenic diet into your own life. Are you curious about the disease-fighting properties of keto? Read the latest updates on keto and cancer from the preeminent researchers in the field. Or check out a deep dive into how keto can fight neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and epilepsy.
Maybe neurological decline isn’t a concern for you, but you still want your brain to be as sharp as possible—you’ll also find information on how to maximize the cognitive benefits of keto. Perhaps you’re here for effortless weight loss or detox—we have everything you need for that too.
Maybe you’re not concerned about any of those things and you just want to live the longest, best life you can. We have you covered. But what if you do have special concerns, or what if you’re afraid keto isn’t for you? We have articles on keto for women, athletes, and vegetarians. Maybe keto isn’t for you. It’s not for everybody. Dr. Sarah Ballantyne tells you everything you should know before going keto.
If you’re just here for the food, you’ll get no judgment from us. We have over 25 delicious, low-carb, keto-friendly recipes for you to drool over!