Diets that induce a state of ketosis have been shown to cure, prevent, and palliate diabetes and epilepsy in some subjects. This has been proven by four major studies. The landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial, and a follow up study, the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications proved lowering average blood glucose levels in Type 1 Diabetics prevents or delays heart attack, stroke, any cardiac disease, kidney failure, neuropathy, and retinopathy. While not a stated goal of the study, The DCCT failed to find that recklessly aggressive pharmacological regimens or highly illogical dietary regimens were an effective means of blood sugar control. This was evidenced by a predictable finding of a 200% to 300% increase in severe hypoglycemic events in intensive control subjects and failure of many participants in intensive control to achieve complete blood glucose normalization as defined by Dr. Richard K. Bernstein M.D., F.A.C.E, F.A.C.N., FA..C.C.W.S. in his definitive text; Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars.
The Spanish Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet Study provides conclusive evidence that ketogenic diets lower blood glucose levels, and promote nonartherogenic lipid profiles independent of any prescription pharmacological regimen, and also promote weight loss. A Newcastle University study that employed an ultra low calorie semi-starvation diet to induce ketosis, showed that diets sufficiently restricted in both carbohydrate and protein induce ketosis and can cure non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus Type II in early onset cases. Finally, according to CNN a John Hopkins study proved that a ketogenic diet can also cure difficult to treat epilepsy in children.
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial
In 1993 the Diabetes Complications and Control Trial demonstrated conclusively that lowering stratospherically high average blood sugar levels in insulin dependent type 1 diabetics prevents or delays major diabetic complications stemming from hyperglycemia. Study findings include:
75% reduced risk of eye disease
50% reduced risk of kidney disease
60% reduced risk of nerve disease
A longer term follow up study also showed a:
42% reduction of any cardiovascular disease
57% reduced risk of non fatal heart attack, stroke or death from cardiac risk
While the dietary of the participants was not assessed, low fat, calorie restricted, carbohydrate rich diets were likely employed because at the time it was assumed, never proven, that high fat diets increase the risk for heart attack and stroke. It was never considered at the time that high fat, low carbohydrate diets were a superior dietary mechanism for the control of blood sugar. As a consequence of this faulty assumption and failure to consider a valid alternative hypothesis, the methods used to lower blood sugar were focused on dangerous and costly pharmacological schemes. This quite predictably led to a 200% to 300% increased risk of severe hypoglycemia in intensive control group participants.
Since then little progress in the field of diabetes has been made. Solid theories regarding how to completely normalize blood sugars, and lipid profiles using ketogenic diets in conjunction with modern, safe, cost efficient, and effective pharmacological regimens, without increasing the risk of heart disease or hypoglycemia, by inducing benign dietary ketosis, have been ignored and marginalized by marxists, communists, and atheists, who have upended and ransacked our universities and have wrested control of key government and para-government institutions like the USDA, FDA, ADA, AMA, AHA, Congress, the Democratic Party, the Supreme Court, and the Obama Administration in an attempt to maintain and initiate population control measures aimed at circumventing the U.S. Constitution and destroying capitalist democracies.
Instead, the marxists, darwinists, and freudians who now control our educational institutions under the color of authority imply you must have permission from government bureaucrats and bureaucracies to engage in ketogenic diets. The marxists, darwinists, and freudians, insist that a diet believed by competent scientists and thoughtful commentators to cause death and disease be fed to our poorest minority children through our federal school lunch program and also insist you must have their consent to feed your own children a ketogenic diet known to be non-toxic. They also insist that diabetics obtain consent from a government bureaucrat or bureaucracy granting permission to engage in non-toxic eating habits. The marxists, darwinists, and freudians, who now also control our clinics and hospitals also require diabetics to get their prescription medications from the same bureaucrats and bureaucracies who lie and conceal the truth about ketogenic diets. Often times the pharmacological regimens assigned by the bureaucracy, not designed by a competent physician are employed in the same costly, and dangerous manner with which the pharmacological regimens which caused the increase in hypoglycemia in the DCCT were employed.
Despite these deliberate lies and this mongering of fear three recent studies cry out “the emperor has no clothes” and prove again that ketogenic diets prevent, cure, or palliate a significant portion of cases of both diabetes mellitus Types I and II and severe childhood epilepsy. These studies show ketogenic diets indicate a potential for completely normalized blood sugars and thus a substantially mitigated risk for severe hypoglycemic events in insulin-dependent diabetics when prescribed in conjunction with modern, safe, proven, and cost effective pharmacological regimens. These studies also prove individually and in collusion with one another the safety and efficacy of ketogenic diets in general populations by showing ketogenic diets can cure and prevent both diabetes and epilepsy while also providing a superior mechanism for weight loss, lipid control, and body mass index optimization. Carbohydrates are not your energy, they are your enemy, particularly if you have diabetes.