Brain Function and Ketosis

Did you know that as we age or if we have had TBI‘s or PTSD that your brain doesn’t uptake glucose into the brain?

I know that I have experienced less brain fog and clearer thinking since I have been taking exogenous ketones and using a keto lifestyle.

Part of my keto lifestyle includes intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting will give you a brain flush by clearing your mind, awakening your senses, and improving brain function.

Here is a link to an article that talks about the benefits of Intermittent fasting and brain function.

To summarize all of this information, it would seem that our brains work better while our bodies are in ketosis, whether from endogenous ketones or exogenous ketones. In TBI’s or PTSD the trauma that our brains have suffered leads to less capability of the brain being able to uptake glucose.

If you want to try intermittent fasting or ketones that put your body into ketosis in under 30 minutes, don’t hesitate to reach out. There are so many benefits other than feeding the brain, but to me as I age that is one of the biggest things.

Keto Reboot

What is a Keto Reboot? Do you leave your computer running and just close the lid like I do? Once in a while you need to reboot it – this allows the computer to add any updated information, get rid of all the old stuff running in the background and download any new upgrades to the system.

A Keto Reboot is much the same thing. Your system needs a way to clear out all the old cellular waste and damaged cells. Once you have done this your metabolism increases, your energy amps up and your overall health is rejuvenated. Dr. Andi Campetelli talks about intermittent fasting and rebooting your system in this YouTube video. She talks about teaching our bodies to use ketones as a primary fuel source instead of glucose.

I can tell you that having done a 60 hour fast using the Pruvit keto Reboot system produces amazing results. Your energy level goes through the roof when you have eliminated all of the glucose from the body (kind of like the runners high without the running). The mental clarity is amazing. Each person will have a different experience and mindset is everything. We have so programmed ourselves with food that we go from one function to the other only thinking about our next meal. If you were to sit down and journal your thoughts just for one full day – you would be amazed at how many times you think about food. And most of those times it is out of habit, not because you’re really hungry.

Each month our Keto community does a Reboot. It is a structured 60 hour fast with a kit that includes exogenous ketones, better//broth bone broth, signal//os in both pm and am formulas and mito//plex electrolytes. Everything you need to get your body running on ketones. If you want to hear what Dr Ryan Lowery has to say about the Keto Reboot, just hit his name and it will take you to a video of him discussing how it works and what it will do for you.

If you are interested in trying the keto reboot, hit the highlighted reboot above and we can connect. Have a wonderful and fabulous week and see you next week.

Ultra Keto

Have you heard of Ultra Keto? Do you have a lot of weight to lose? Have you been on every diet out there, lost weight and then gained it all back and then some? Then let’s talk Ultra Keto.

Low Carb is considered keeping your daily carb intake to below 50 grams. Keto is considered keeping your daily carb intake to below 25 grams. Ultra Keto takes the tracking out of the mix and adds in fasting.

The science behind a keto diet slashes intake of foods that turn into blood sugar. With little sugar to use as fuel, the body must turn fat into ketones to use as an alternative fuel. Studies show this spikes fat burning up to 900%. Plus, as blood sugar drops, so do levels of insulin, a hormone that locks us in fat-storage mode. Read “Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It” by Harvard-trained science writer Gary Taubes.

Also “The less insulin you make, the more fat you burn,” says Obesity Code author Jason Fung, MD. That’s where fasting comes in. Even low-carb meals trigger the release of some insulin. Says Dr. Fung, “To lower insulin as much as possible, keto plus fasting is the ultimate combination!”

Fasting triggers our bodies to get rid of cellular waste and damaged cells. Kind of like rebooting your computer to get all the proper downloads, etc. you are to have on it. As a result of this fasting, metabolism increases, energy amps up “and overall health is rejuvenated,” notes Dr. Fung.

Some ways to fast would be intermittent fasting every day or every other day – nothing to eat after 8pm until around 11-12 noon. Other ways to fast would be to eat one big meal a day in the evening, or to reboot with a 60 hour fast.

Sometimes this just means you have to listen to your body and learn to only eat when your body tells you you need food. If you go to find something to eat in the kitchen – ask yourself if you’re hungry or are you bored?

When I first started doing intermittent fasting – The first day I didn’t even think of food, the second day I realized that I eat in the morning more because I was always taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – it gets your metabolism started. Ha ha I didn’t realize that I could teach myself that breakfast can be at noon! I also never do intermittent fasting without taking my ketone supplement.

I hope you all have a fabulous week and experiment with intermittent fasting to see how you like that. Next week we are going to discuss doing a keto reboot which is a 60 hour fast.