This article is a spin off from “To Keto or Not to Keto (Part 1). The keto diet dates back to the 1920s, which was originally created by Dr. Russell Wilder. Its initial use was for children that suffered from epilepsy who were unresponsive to drugs. Today, Dr. Gianfranco Cappello, an associate professor of surgery at the Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, plays a vital role in its advocacy. There are plenty of critics, but probably just as many supporters. I am only here to present the information, studies, and supply you with resources to help you do your own research; beyond living a gluten-free lifestyle, I am not currently supporting nor opposing any specific diet. Here are the different arguments regarding the pros and cons when researching the keto diet:
You may notice the contradiction in some of the pros and cons. Again I just deliver the information. I don’t believe there is a final verdict or will there ever be. Our bodies are not a one size fits all and each person is going to have to find what works for them and gives them the desired results; while still giving the body the nutrients that it needs to thrive. Sufferers of celiac disease have been deprived of vital nutrients for possibly years and it is extremely important to make sure you are replenishing those properly. The best first step for any individual, whether you have celiac disease or not, is to simply get off the gluten. There are no benefits your body receives from eating gluten. For those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it is your only choice. Whether it is keto, paleo, or most importantly eating a balanced diet, all of those can be obtained by going gluten-free.
To learn some additional history on the ketogenic diet, click here.
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