Intermittent Fasting / Ketogenic Diet

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by SP

I have eaten very close to a “paleo” diet since 2012 and all has gone well with this diet. At my age being able to do wind sprints on what one resident calls “cardio hill”, having a 29 inch waist and a resting pulse rate that is frequently in the mid 40s is nothing to complain about.

After getting a little bit out of shape from adding too much fruit to my diet I decided to try the ketogenic diet (keeping all things paleo though) about two months ago just to see what would happen. Not only did the little bit of extra weight fall off, but for the first time in my life I have found myself multiple times going for up to 24 hours without being all that hungry. This is coming from someone who up until then has regularly consumed a 3,000 calorie diet.

A musician that I work with had to regularly have insulin shots. After the keto diet he lost 65 pounds and no longer needs the insulin.

Even better potential here:

LONDON – A 3-month diet comprised of 70% fat improved cognition in Alzheimer’s disease patients better than any anti-amyloid drug that has ever been tested.

In a small pilot study, Alzheimer’s patients who followed the University of Kansas’s ketogenic diet program improved an average of 4 points on one of the most important cognitive assessments in dementia care, the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale–cognitive domain (ADAS-cog).

Much more detail in this link:
Dietary compliant participants had a 4.1-point mean improvement on Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale scores from baseline to the end of the diet. Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-cognitive subscale improvements diminished after a 1-month diet washout period.
We used a linear mixed model with pairwise analysis to compare cognitive performance at baseline, month 3, and after the 1-month washout period (Fig. 2). Including all diet compliant participants (n = 10), ADAS-cog scores significantly changed from baseline to month 3 with a mean improvement of 4.1 points (25.5 vs. 21.4, P = .02). Excluding the one protocol noncompliant completer (n = 9), ADAS-cog scores changed from baseline to month 3 with a mean improvement of 5.3 points (26.6 vs. 21.3, P = .001). ADAS-cog scores reverted to baseline following the 1-month washout period.
From the data above this guy may be on to something:

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