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Does Fitness Equal Health?

4.9 out of 5 stars5 stars93%4 stars3%3 stars3%2 stars0%1 star0%30 ratings366 viewsDoes fitness equal health? Or is there a point where you increase fitness at the expense of health, or vice versa?

Finally, can you use ketosis as a way to improve both health and fitness?

In this interview, Ivor Cummins sits down with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella. He gives great answers to these questions, relating them to his background in the military, as a doctor and as a runner.

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Does Fitness Equal Health? – Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

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How Much Ketosis Do You Need to Lose Weight?


How much ketosis do you need to lose weight? Can protein shorten life? And does eating extra fat really make you fat?

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Virta Health: Reverse Your Type 2 Diabetes with Ketogenic Coaching


The just launched tech company Virta Health can help you reverse your type 2 diabetes, with the help of a ketogenic diet, a mobile app and coaching by nutritionists and doctors.

It’s possible to sign up and pay cash if you’re not on an employer-sponsored health plan. The price has been a bit unclear until now, but appears to be $400 per month for the first year:

diaTribe (dT): How will the individual version of Virta Health be priced?

Virta Health (VH): Most of Virta’s patients come through employer-sponsored health plans, and Virta is covered for those people. For patients who come to Virta directly, we offer an out-of-pocket (cash-pay) option that costs roughly $400 per month for the first year. Virta has both monthly and yearly payment options, and also offers a patient assistance program based on the ability to pay. After you apply online, you’ll receive more information about Virta that includes pricing details, which you can review before scheduling a consultation.

diaTribe: Virta Health: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Low-Carb Diets & Coaching

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Press-Pulse: Can a Ketogenic Diet Help Stop or Slow Cancer?

hands of Concerned Women for medical report written by doctor

Can a ketogenic diet help stop or at least slow down cancer? Many people believe it can be an important part of the treatment.

Read all about the super exciting research in this new article:

Nutrition and Metabolism: Press-Pulse: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy for the Metabolic Management of Cancer

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She Was Saved by Ketosis

4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars69%4 stars21%3 stars0%2 stars5%1 star3%52 ratings2,298 views Audio onlyMichel Lundell managed to get his epilepsy under control using a ketogenic diet (this is now an accepted and proven treatment). To make it easier to track his ketone levels – and being an engineer – he then developed the first ketone breath analyser, called Ketonix.

He’s joined in this presentation by Alison Gannett who have used a ketogenic diet to combat terminal brain cancer, another potentially very life-changing use of the diet.

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Using Ketone Breath Analysers – Michel Lundell and Alison Gannett

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Another Victory for Keto as a Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Man checking sugar level with glucometer

Here’s another new intervention study showing that a ketogenic diet is superior to other diets in treatment of type 2 diabetes:

Journal of Medical Internet Research: An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Plenty of earlier studies show similar results. It’s about time this very low-carb diet becomes standard treatment for a disease defined by excessive sugar in the body.

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Ten Years of Ketogenic Research

4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars91%4 stars4%3 stars1%2 stars2%1 star0%123 ratings2,684 viewsDo you have questions about ketosis and a keto diet?

The Diet Doctor camera crew and I got the honor of sitting down with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, one of the leading researchers in the field of ketosis, right in his lab in Florida. It became a very interesting interview with useful answers to questions, that anyone interested in ketosis will love.

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Ten Years of Ketogenic Research – Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

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What’s the Difference Between a Ketogenic and a Low-Carb Diet?

Ask Dr. Jason Fung

It’s time for this week’s Q&A about intermittent fasting and low carb:

  • What to do about constipation after fasting?
  • What’s the difference between a ketogenic and a low-carb diet?
  • Is drinking Bulletproof Coffee a good way to lose weight?

Dr. Jason Fung is one of the world’s leading experts on fasting for weight loss and diabetes reversal. Here are a his answers to those questions and more:

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4.5 Years with Keto and IF and “Everything Got Better”


Here’s yet another amazing success story that I recently stumbled upon on Twitter – all markers have improved after 4.5 years on a ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting. Fantastic progress!

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Weight Loss Tip: Try Keto

Coconut oil is excellent for getting into ketosis

Coconut oil – great for ketosis

Do you want to lose weight? We’re repeating our best weight-loss tips, like this one… try keto.

When aiming to lose weight, you really want to access your fat stores. A ketogenic diet turns your body into a fat-burning machine.

So how do you get into ketosis? The short answer is that you should limit your carbs (preferably to fewer than 20 g), eat only moderate protein (aim for 1 g per kg of body weight) and fill up on fat until you feel satisfied.

A Ketogenic Diet for Beginners

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