Registered Dietitian Franziska Spritzler recently reviewed the concept of low-carb ketogenic diets. She thinks they are a valid approach to certain clinical situations. Among dietitians, this puts her in a small but growing minority.
I hesitate to mention this, but I will anyway. Many, if not most, dietitians too easily just go along with the standard party line on low-carb eating: it’s rarely necessary and quite possibly unhealthy. Going along is much easier than doing independent literature review and analysis. I see the same mindset among physicians.
Franziska breaks the mold.
3 responses to “A Dietitian’s View of Ketogenic Diets”
Controlling energy input and therefore low carb diets is crucial to prevent overloading hunter gatherer skeletal muscle system with glucose, causing glucose saturation and finally at its continuous worst – high blood sugar levels and type 2 diabetes.
Controlling ones survival and preventing rot out in this day of 24/7 availablility of grains, high carb snacks, tons of high fructose corn sugar made from corn starch converted to sugar on pennies on the ton is crucial for understanding and controlling carbs input versus burn. Along with all the low energy savibg resources today from cars, appliamces, lap tops, video games, couch potato entertainment; it is even more important to control energy consumption – re-carbs to prevent chronic overloading. We are not all working on the pharoahs tomb projects moving 2 ton stone blocks by hand that could burn all the energy.
That low carb diets should even be questioned and held in disdain is unbelievable.
I think after adopting the framework of a whole foods diet, it becomes very presumptuous of anyone to suggest a more refined framework; Presumptuous in terms of knowing what’s better for our bodies than our own bodies. That is how the whole ‘fat is bad’ meme gained so much traction, is it not?
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