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A Good Offense: Reversing Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome

Bronwyn Radcliffe, FNP, MSN, CFMHWC


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Inflammation is easily defined as "a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.” This is what you see when you cut yourself. The inflammation that causes disease is the same only its inside your body.


Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Type 2 Diabetes(DM)..Metabolic Syndrome(MBS). Inflammatory processes that significantly increase your chance of getting and having worse outcomes of any disease including COVID-19


The Ketogenic Diet has been extensively studied for more than 20 years. We’ve known about its positive effects for more than 100 years. For many, its the diet of our ancestors- its what was available- for 1000’s of years. High Fat-Moderate Protein-Low Carbohydrate. The Keto Diet is not the only way to reverse disease. It may not be the right diet for you. You may do better on The Mediterranean Diet on a Vegan Diet. Please consult a knowledgeable health care provider os nutritionist to see what is best for you.


Ketosis means your body is in a state where it uses fat, ketones, for fuel/energy. Diabetic KetoAcidosis is very different and dangerous.


Ketones are one excellent fuel source. Fat is easily stored in the body. Consuming it doesn’t spark an insulin response, it burns clean, lasts for hours, days.


Benefits of Ketogenic Diet—Eat FAT to get THIN:

• reset your metabolism

• improve sleep, no more hot flashes at 3am

• re-sensitize your pancreas, improving your insulin function

• regulate your hormones

• increase clarity, focus

• improve your emotional balance-no more Hangry

• improve body composition-lose fat, gain lean muscle

• reverse DM2

• reverse CVD

• enjoy eating full fat foods you love and satisfy you


Switching to a ketogenic diet is easy. It takes several days to get into ketosis. Once there, your body will change very quickly. I recommend getting the support of a knowledgeable healthcare provider, especially if you have any health issues and take RX medications. Learn more about the Ketogenic diet here.


**If you are taking any RX medication for DM, CVD or MBS, mental health issues, make sure you are closely followed by a knowledgeable healthcare provider before you make changes. To receive medical guidance with diet and lifestyle changes schedule an appointment with The CO Center For Lifestyle Medicine.


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