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A Physician’s Warning on the Keto Diet



Your kicking keto!

No kicking keto!


This guy ain’t a doctor; he’s a poet. Listen to this: “both patients and physicians alike would behoove themselves to remember that diabetes and obesity are not a product of ketone deficiency but the symptom of caloric excess, dietary indiscretion, and torpor. Let food be thy medicine – but not if it involves a Faustian bargain of your health.”

As someone who is personally ‘keto-minded’, I would say he actually makes many good points. But the quote above, which is the article’s conclusion and one I agree with wholeheartedly, in fact echoes the mantra of the more ‘enlightened’ keto crowd, namely: ‘chase results, not ketones’.