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Here's what we have from this week's episode “How To Customize Your Diet“.
Diets suck, which is probably why I’ve never written a diet book and also why I think most diet books are silly marketing ploys.
Simple: most diets simply involve a “one-size-fits-all” approach that paints an entire population with a broad nutritional brush, without taking into consideration genetic individuality, personal health history, nutrient, vitamin and minerals holes that need to be addressed, etc.
Take the currently popular “ketogenic” diet for example. This very high-fat, very low-carb diet is championed by enthusiasts as the perfect way to lose weight, enhance cognition, increase endurance and beyond. And it does indeed work for these goals (for enhanced endurance, I personally followed a strict ketogenic diet for years while racing Ironman triathlon, and occasionally use ketosis as a brain-boosting strategy on mentally difficult days).
But when reviewing the bloodwork and biomarkers on the lab tests of my clients and people for which I do health and nutrition consults – notably people who are following one of these ketogenic diets – I’ve witnessed concerningly high levels of LDL cholesterol (skyrocketing over 400), along with high triglycerides (which can be a risk factor for heart disease and serious liver issues) and high inflammation. How could this be?
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