The keto diet is gaining popularity.
It’s a lifestyle choice that can help with weight loss, help with energy, and even improve the immune system.
It also makes it easy to create a healthy, tasty keto dessert.
But while the keto diets are a good way to lose weight and build muscle, they are not without risks.
It can also make you feel sick and weak, which can lead to food allergies and even seizures.
That’s because some keto food is more than just a healthy treat.
“Ketones are also involved in energy metabolism,” said Jessica Johnson, an assistant professor of dietetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
“They’re involved in the conversion of fat to ketones.”
That means the ketones can contribute to insulin resistance, insulin resistance is associated with heart disease, and ketones are known to affect thyroid function.
And they can be harmful if you eat too much.
“There are many things that can go wrong with ketones,” Johnson said.
“They’re highly reactive to heat, and they’re very volatile,” Johnson added.
“So they can react to different things, and so that can lead people to have a reaction when they’re eating a keto meal.”
That reaction can lead a person to develop a ketogenic reaction.
And while the risk of having a ketosis reaction is very low, you can be more vulnerable to the symptoms of a ketones syndrome.
The first signs of a hypoglycemic reaction in a person who’s on a ketone diet include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
It could also lead to heartburn and a decrease in blood sugar.
It takes time for a person on a high-fat diet to develop ketosis.
“You may have trouble swallowing, and you may have diarrhea, so it may take up to two weeks to have your first episode,” Johnson explained.
“When it does happen, it’s usually quite painful and it can be really distressing,” Johnson noted.
“The symptoms can range from a headache to diarrhea to abdominal pain.”
There’s another side to ketosis: “It can increase the risk for ketosis-related heart disease,” Johnson pointed out.
That means if a person has a high blood pressure or a history of heart disease like myocardial infarction, they may be more susceptible to developing ketosis syndrome.
“A keto patient who has a history in heart disease or stroke could also have a greater risk of developing the ketosis [symptom],” she said.
So if you’re on a low-fat keto regimen, be sure to take the proper steps to avoid the symptoms.
Johnson recommends doing your own blood work and eating your own food.
“It’s important to take blood tests and have regular physicals and check in with your doctor if you have a ketotic reaction,” Johnson continued.
“And then you need to have all your blood work done, all your physicals done, and make sure that everything is normal.”
Johnson also recommends keeping a close eye on your ketosis status.
You may have an elevated ketone level in your blood if you:Have symptoms of hypoglycemiaThe body is getting used to the diet.
You’re starting to eat more of the same foods againYour ketones levels are high.
You can’t eat much because you’re starvingYour blood sugar is low.
You have diabetes and are using insulin to manage your blood sugarYou are eating more fat or other carbs, and your ketones level is highThe ketones could also be the culprit for your blood pressure, and that’s because ketones may be a signal to the body that your blood is too low, said Johnson.
So if you don’t eat enough ketones and are feeling high, your blood will start to increase.
“Your blood is going to go up because you have too much ketones in your body,” she said, adding that it’s a sign that you’re overdoing it.
The Ketosis SolutionYou can reduce the risks of ketosis and ketosis symptoms by making sure you follow a ketopic diet.
Johnson also recommends making a list of your ketogenic foods and avoiding foods that contain any sugar.
“The best way to know if you need more ketones is to do a ketonectomy,” she explained.
“You take a ketonite — a metal rod or tube — and then you strip the ketonite off the rod and put it into your abdomen and put the tube back on.”
When you do this, you’re essentially removing the body’s ketones from your body, said Dr. Paul E. Freedman, an expert on metabolic diseases and obesity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
This means that the ketone levels are now gone from your blood, so the ketonium is still there.
The only difference is that now the body is able to metabolize the ketoner, the ketogenic food, to energy and get rid of the ketonaemia.”We