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Fasting, Keto-adaptation and Facebook
January 24, 2018

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Hello and Happy 2018!

Dr. Phinney and Dr. Volek are writing some great blog posts on the science of ketogenic diets over at Virta Health. Two in particular are eye-opening and I hope you get a chance to read them:

There's an excellent post on how much time it really takes to become fully keto-adapted..

Phinney and Volek on the reality of keto-adaptation time


An eye-opening post on the effects of fasting and the increased risk of potentially fatal "refeeding syndrome" when one shifts from no carbs to lots of carbs in a short time (a la carb refeeding). I particularly liked this sentence:

"We also know that breaking nutritional ketosis with a lot of carbohydrate can cause dramatic fluid retention plus a shift of potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus into cells (all characteristics of refeeding syndrome). So when adding carbs to your intake, this is best done in moderation."

Phinney and Volek on fasting and refeeding issues

KDR has a home on Facebook now! Facebook page

I have finally created a Facebook page for! I've been posting new articles and studies that I think are interesting to it, so take a look! You can visit the page at the link above, and please follow and like it..

Until next time!

Ellen Davis, MS

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