Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

by Jimmy Moore, Eric Westman, MD


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Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn’t enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why.

Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control? That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, the world’s leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity coauthor Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is all about and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world’s foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman clearly explain why ketosis is normal, how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals, a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories of people using a ketogenic diet, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn (GERD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The good evidence for ketogenic diets is also shared in dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, narcolepsy, and sleep disorders. Plus, you’ll get the details on the emerging science that is showing great promise in treating cancer, autism, migraines, chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, kidney disease and so much more. Keto Clarity is your definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet. Full details on Jimmy Moore’s yearlong n=1 scientific experiment of nutritional ketosis, in which he used sophisticated blood testing technology to track and monitor his production of ketones and blood sugar to achieve rather remarkable effects on his weight and health, is also presented as well as food shopping lists, 25+ low-carb, high-fat recipes, and a 21-day meal plan to get you going on your ketogenic lifestyle change. Keto Clarity gives you a whole new perspective on the work that the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins started in earnest with his promotion of the low-carb approach beginning in the 1960s. That revolution continues boldly in this book designed to shift your paradigm on diet and health forever!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628600070
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 74,527
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jimmy Moore catapulted onto the health scene in 2004 after a phenomenal 180-pound weight loss success enabled him to come off of prescription drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems. He is the energetic personality behind the über-popular Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb blog and host of one of the top-ranked iTunes health podcasts, The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. He has interviewed well over 700 of the world’s top health experts and dedicated his life to helping people get the best information possible so they can make the right decisions about their health. He lives with his wife, Christine, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where they can often be found playing Frisbee golf in their front yard. Learn more about Jimmy and his work at:

Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke Health Enterprise and Director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic in Durham, North Carolina. He is an internist who combines clinical research and clinical care regarding lifestyle treatments for obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependence. He is currently President-Elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and a Fellow of the Obesity Society and the Society of General Internal Medicine. He is coeditor of Obesity: Evaluation and Treatment Essentials and coauthor of The New Atkins for a New You. When he is not working in the clinic, he enjoys taking ballroom dancing classes.

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book 6

Introduction 7

Let's Meet the Keto Experts 20

Chapter 1 What Is Ketosis and Why Do You Want It? 31

Chapter 2 What Makes Keto Different from the Atkins Diet? 43

Chapter 3 What Do Major Health Organizations Say about Ketosis? 47

Chapter 4 Doctors Are Using Ketogenic Diets with Great Success 54

Chapter 5 Find Your Carbohydrate Tolerance Level 66

Chapter 8 Determine Your Personal Protein Threshold 70

Chapter 7 Consume Fat, Especially Saturated Fat, to Satiety 81

Chapter 8 Using Technology to Measure for Ketosis 91

Chapter 9 My One-Year N=1 Experiment in Nutritional Ketosis 100

Chapter 10 Five Low-Carb Mistakes and How Nutritional Ketosis Rescued Me 110

Chapter 11 The Role of Intermittent Fasting in Ketosis 122

Chapter 12 Keto FAQ 134

Chapter 13 Eight Keto Success Stories 181

Chapter 14 Ten Reasons You May Not Be Producing Adequate Ketones 174

Chapter 15 Ten Criticisms of Very Low-Carb, Ketogenic Diets 185

Chapter 16 Solid Science for Using Ketogenic Diets Therapeutically 200

Chapter 17 Good Evidence of Benefits from Ketosis 216

Chapter 18 Emerging Areas of Research on the Use of Ketones 226

Chapter 19 Food Shopping List for Creating Ketosis 238

Chapter 20 Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Nutritional Ketosis 244

Chapter 21 21-Day Kick-start Keto Meal Plan 274

Epilogue: Now That You've Been Enlightened, What Happens Next? 283

Resources 285

Glossary 296

Acknowledgments 299

Index 305

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Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LD828 More than 1 year ago
This book helps dispel the myths about a ketogenic diet, myths that permeate even the medical community, many of whom are not well trained in nutrition science. A ketogenic diet raises blood ketones so the body can utilize beta hydroxybutyrate, a product of ketosis, as an energy source. The author and contributors strongly refute the conflation made by many, between being in a healthful state of ketosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis, a life threatening condition. Jimmy Moore is very well educated on this subject, and has called in a number of professionals to voice their views in this book as well as him and Dr. Westman, the co-author. Throughout the book, are many quotes from many other medical professionals, which are earmarked by the title, "Moment of Clarity." You will learn the best methods for self testing, how to avoid pitfalls of getting into ketosis (too much protein is one of the pitfalls), and there will be some delicious recipes to try at the end of the book. There are also real life stories of people, including Jimmy Moore, of what a ketogenic diet has done to improve their health and to help them lose weight. After reading the book, it struck me as ironic. Many MDs, apparently, will not be alarmed if a person's fasting glucose rises to, say, 110-120. Yet over time, this level of a fasting blood sugar has shown to increase risk for dementia, and is also one of the key indicators for metabolic syndrome. Yet this kind of a rise in blood sugars do not get many physicians alarmed. Contrast that with the reaction to having blood ketones rise to where a person is utilizing them for fuel. Still nowhere near ketoacidosis, and minus a few other issues that attend ketoacidosis, this alarms many in the medical community! It should be the other way around. We should work to keep fasting insulin and fasting glucose in optimal levels, and be very concerned when we see those numbers rise (also A1C readings). And we should applaud these readings being optimal (maybe what is considered the low end of "normal"?) when at the same time the body, and especially the central nervous system is utilizing beta hydroxybutyrate as its alternate fuel source, from ketosis. Thanks for the good book, Mr. Moore and Dr. Westman and all the other contributors! You have encouraged me to stay on this journey. It has helped me and my husband to feel much better, and we are in our 50s and 60s at this time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information from the medical side but there are very few recipes to get you started. If you are new, like me, you will be disappointed.
Giselle Ti More than 1 year ago