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Ketones
Kidneys


Ketones
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Dietary ketosis occurs when fat breaks down and is turned into ketones for use as fuel by your body. Ketones are produced whenever body-fat is burned. This is a completely natural and required process.
 
Dr. Lupert Stryer, Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University states, “Ketones are normal fuels of respiration and are quantitatively important sources of energy.” Reference: Textbook of Medical Physiology, Arthur C. Guyton, John E. Hall, W B Saunders Co., January 15, 1996, ISBN: 0721659446. (Stryer's) Biochemistry - 4th edition, & Protein Power, pgs. 195-196, Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades, Warner Books, May 2001, ISBN: 0446678678
 
The benefits of being in a state of dietary ketosis are:
- Fat loss
- Decreased hunger
- Less cravings for carbohydrates
- Increased energy
- Improved mood
 
Ketoacidosisis a life-threatening condition where blood pH becomes too low. This typically happens because in Type 1 diabetics the blood sugar level stays too high for too long.
 
Ketoacidosis will not occur when there is even a small amount of insulin available to the body, whether the insulin is naturally produced or administered artificially.
 
Ketoacidosis cannot occur unless:
 
- You are Type 1 diabetic producing zero insulin and without access to insulin.
- You suffer complete starvation for 3-5 days.
 
Reference: MedlinePLUS Medical Encyclopedia: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html
 
Kidneys:
 
Protein is GOOD for KIDNEYS. Reference: Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach, pg. 653. Dawn B. Marks, Allan D. Marks, Colleen M. Smith, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, August, 1996, ISBN: 068305595X

High blood sugar and high blood pressure damage the kidneys’... When the kidneys are damaged, the protein leaks out of the kidneys into the urine. Damaged kidneys do not do a good job of cleaning out waste and extra fluids, so not enough waste and fluids go out of the body as urine. Instead, they build up in your blood. Reference: NIDDK, National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, Information Way, Bethesda, MD 20892-3560.

 

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