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The Keto Diet: A True Panacea for Your Health, Brain and Waistline

Every few years a new diet trend catches the attention of the masses.

In recent years, the “Paleo Diet” and “Gluten Free” have enjoyed their time in the spotlight – and for good reason! Millions of people worldwide have experienced better health and faster fat loss by following a grain-free, ancestral diet.

However, a new way of eating has taken the spotlight – the Ketogenic Diet.

The Keto Diet is:

  • Rich in healthy fats
  • Moderate in protein, and
  • Low in carbohydrates.


Limiting carbohydrates – while increasing healthy dietary fat – helps to reprogram your metabolism to its factory setting. It causes you to enter a metabolic state, known as ketosis, where your body uses stored fat and compounds called “ketones” for energy.

In other words, your metabolism shifts from burning carbohydrates (and storing the excess as flabby fat) to burning unsightly fat and using it to fuel your daily life. And when you are in “ketosis” you will continue burning fat, even when you’re sitting down doing nothing.

This metabolic reprogramming – from sugar burner to fat burner – is what makes the ketogenic diet so powerful for weight loss!

And once you reach this state of hormonal balance, your energy and mental clarity soar, as hunger and cravings fade away. In fact, one of the most widely reported benefits of the keto diet is that it helps people go for extended periods without eating – while still feeling happy, energized and fully satisfied. No wonder it has become so popular!

But the truth is…

Despite Surging Popularity There is Nothing “New” about the Keto Diet

The metabolic state of “ketosis” is a natural evolutionary advantage. It is what allowed our hunter-gatherer ancestors to remain mentally sharp and energetic, even when food was scarce. And considering that sugar and carbohydrate-rich foods were limited, our ancient ancestors naturally spent most of their time in a ketogenic state.

In other words, the keto diet is the true “Paleo Diet”. It is the way of eating on which our brains and bodies evolved to function best. It is no exaggeration to say that without our ability to function in a state of ketosis, the human species would not have survived.

In the modern era, the ketogenic diet has been used to successfully treat epilepsy for more than 100 years. And to this day, it remains one of the most effective ways to reduce the incidence and severity of seizures – helping children and adults worldwide to reduce or discontinue medication and end their suffering for good!(ref)

But these are not the only advantages that help to explain the new popularity of this old way of eating…

The Ketogenic Diet: Anti-Cancer, Brain-Boosting & Blood Sugar Benefits

Over the last several decades, hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have proven that a diet rich in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates provides major health benefits – including the opportunity for you to enjoy a much longer healthy lifespan.

The PURE Study, published in The Lancet, found that high-carb diets are linked to early death… while diets rich in healthy fats are associated with healthy longevity. (ref)

Another major benefit of the ketogenic diet is its ability to starve cancer cells. Healthy cells can easily adapt from using glucose to using ketones. In fact, healthy cells thrive on ketones! Cancer cells, however, lack this metabolic flexibility. Mutated cells are crippled and destroyed in the absence of glucose – making the ketogenic diet one of the most powerful and effective dietary therapies for the prevention and treatment of cancer. (ref)

Ketones are also miraculous for your brain. Studies show the keto diet can improve cognitive function and help some patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and other neurological conditions to recover. (ref) So it is no surprise that a Mayo Clinic study, published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that people on a high-fat diet had a 44 percent reduced risk for dementia, while those on a high-carb diet had an 89 percent increased risk! (ref)

And let’s not forget about the epidemics of type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which affect more than 100 million Americans – or nearly one-third of the population!(ref) The great news is that these deadly chronic conditions can be reversed with tremendous success – and without the use of toxic drugs!

The key is a combination of exercise and the right diet. And when it comes to restoring your hormonal balance and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, no dietary strategy is more effective than one rich in healthy fats, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Keto Recipes and Keto Meal Plans for Your Busy Lifestyle

Here at Healing Gourmet, we’ve promoted a grain-free, low-carb, high-fat lifestyle for more than a decade.

The keto recipes you’ll find here are designed to maximize your nutrition… while minimizing your time in the kitchen. You’ll also find complete nutrition information, macro nutrient ratios and net carbs on every recipe.

Carb cravings? We have you covered! Check out our keto bread recipes including Keto Paleo Dinner RollsKeto Bagels… and Keto Focaccia and be sure to check out our new keto cookbooks – Keto Breads and Keto Desserts!

Put Keto Bread on your table today

Need ideas for quick, delicious and nutrient-dense keto dinners? Our free book – Instant Pot Keto Dinners – will show you how you can spend 70% less time in the kitchen while enjoying restaurant-quality, gourmet keto meals!

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