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Destination Death

Season 1, Episode 6 · 2 years ago

EP7 Medical Corner: The Keto Diet

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To keto or not to keto? Intro by @benny_jets on instagram and follow the show @destinationdeathpodcast!

Hello and welcome back to SID corner. I hope that your week is going really well and happy Wednesday. I'veactually had a really productive morning. I've organized my shopping list and I cleanedup my house and I got some laundry put away and I even scheduled adentist appointment. So I hope that you guys are all having a productive day, and if you're not, that's okay too, because I love a lazyday personally, and sometimes it's just as beneficial as a productive day. Sotoday we are going to talk about the Kido Diet, and this is asubject that literally frustrates me beyond belief, and that is because a lot ofpeople swear by this diet and really believe it to be healthy and beneficial,but they are so wrong about that. I can deal with hearing about stupidityabout the human body to a certain extent, but the people that believe that there'sliterally nothing wrong with the Kido Diet and like share it out to alltheir friends and, you know, social medial followers and whatever, that thatjust makes me so angry. So there...

...is a reason that diets and supplementsand medications have so many disclaimers all over them, and I'm sure that you'veseen them, like on the back of a pack of cigarettes, where itsays when and that are pregnant shouldn't smoke, or on bottles of alcohol, whereit says, you know, this could affect you differently if you're oncertain medications and whatnot, and on prescription bottles and bottles of Ibprofen, itall says, you know, could cause damage to your liver. But Ithink a lot of people disregard those because they see the thing on the bottlethat says this will reduce your fever or this will make you feel better,as will lower your inflammation, and I think that in that a lot ofthe actual cellular mechanism gets disregarded or lost. So these disclaimers are there because amajority of people don't research what they're...

...taking or what they're putting in theirbody or what they're doing with their body. So there's a term for this,the action of these medications and diets and supplements and whatnot, and thatis method of action, and I will frequently use this term when I dothese medical episodes, and the best way for me to describe method of actionto you guys, is by using an example, and this might be alittle bit hard to follow in the beginning, but I have a version that isa little bit easier immediately afterwards. So this is going to be themethod of action of Penicillin, and this I took just off of the wikipediapage because it's like literally written exactly how it should be, and while itis a little bit hard to follow for people that are not in the sciencecommunity, I'm going to fix it for you guys afterwards. So penicillin killsacceptable bacteria by specifically inhibiting the Trans peptidase...

...that catalyzes the final step in cellwall biosynthesis, the cross linking of peptidoglycan. So, in an easier format,penicillin doesn't allow the proteins on the bacterias cell wall to bind to eachother, effectively lining the cell or splitting it open and spilling its guts out. So that's how penicillin is able to destroy a lot of bacteria. Becausemedication bottles just say you know what I said earlier, you know, justreduces pain or reduces your fever or whatever. Most fat diets are also spread byword of mouth, and so the method of action of these items kindof gets lost, and I cannot stress this enough. It is so importantto know how these things are interacting in your body and you know, ifyou're on multiple medications, it's important to...

...know how those medications will interact witheach other. So let's go over my own disclaimer really quick the information inthis podcast, as well as those that follow, is information readily available onthe Internet. I've spent my own time researching these events and have included onlyinformation ideam necessary and describing the events to my audience. That being said,some information, topics and opinions expressed from this point on could be considered explicit, grotesque and or off putting. Listen with your own discretion. All right, so let's get back to the Kido Diet. I will say this reallyquickly, though. There are certain specific circumstances that, for very short amountsof time, the Kido Diet can be beneficial, but we'll get to thattowards the end. And so we're going to quickly go over the method ofaction of the Keito Diet. The exact...

...mechanism is not completely known, sowe're just getting that out there out front. But the main idea is the restrictionof carbohydrates. So this is a high fat, high protein diet whichcarbohydrates in the body are converted into glucose to be used as an energy source. So when carbohydrates are not readily available, the body will first go for thestored fats. So immediately you're thinking, okay, well, this doesn't soundsuper bad. It sounds like I'm just going to lose a lot offat and I'm just gonna Deprive my body of glucose for a little bit,which might not be that bad for me. But after this fatty acids will beconverted into keytone bodies. So this is when you're actually in Ketosis.So it takes about seventy two hours, if you're doing the Diet properly,to be fully in Ketosis, and the Keat different keytone bodies are Beta,hydroxy buttrate, Aceto Acetate and Acetone,...

...and these key tone bodies are ableto cross the blood brain barrier and can give energy to the brain when glucoseis not available. So, like I said earlier, it doesn't sound superbad. Your body's compensating for the lack of glucose. You're losing a bunchof stored fats. It sounds sounds pretty good, but there's a reason thatthis diet is dangerous and it's because, after the stored fats can't keep upwith the demand for glucose, the body will go for your muscles and alot of people, once they lose a bunch of stored fats, they're like, yeah, this diet is great, I'm just going to keep doing it, and then they start losing a significant amount of muscle mass. And becausemuscle burns more calories than fats, the metabolism actually decreases as well, whichsets you up to gain back a lot...

...of fat when you're off the KidoDiet. So basically what I'm saying is you lose a bunch of stored fat, so you keep doing it for a little bit longer, like I justwant to lose a couple more pounds, right. You're losing pounds in muscleafter that, after that point. So then your body is like, Oh, you know, I don't have to metabolize as quickly anymore because I'm justburning through muscle right. So then, once you have lost your desired amountof weight, you go off of the Kido Diet and you immediately gain thatweight back because you start eating what you were eating before when you had ahigher metabolism, and now your body can't keep up, so it's just convertingall of those carbs to stored fats. So let's get into the actual,truly terrifying part about it, which is that your heart is entirely muscle andconnective tissue. So if you think that the body is smart enough to distinguishbetween taking muscle from you, you know,...

...your tricee up or your gas strockor like arms and legs, as opposed to your heart, you're completelywrong, because the body is not going to care where it comes from.Right. So keto diets are also generally really high in cholesterol because you're eatinga lot of protein and mostly that proteins coming from animal sources, meaning thatin the process of trying to get healthier and lose all this fat, you'recaking up your arteries with plaque and if you remember from my last episode,in the Autopsy Episode, I talked about how the deceased heart, the rightcoronary artery, was completely blocked off, which caused them to have pulmonary edema. So this is this is already something incredibly dangerous. So high fat dietslike Keto increase the risk of cardiovascular disease,...

...kind of like how I just talkedabout it. Also, in a study of Twenty Fivezero people from theEuropean Society of Cardiology Congress, people that are on high fat diets like Kidohave the highest risks of dying from cancer cardiovascular disease and have a higher chanceof becoming diabetic. So if you just think about that last sentence I justsaid, highest risk of dying from cancer and cardiovascular disease, that's not somethingyour friends are telling you when they're telling you Keito is so good, I'velost so much weight. You've lost so much weight, but you've gained somuch plaque in your arteries and your heart is not going to be able todeal with that. So yes, the Keto Diet can help you lose weight, but with significant risks to your health.

So earlier I did mention that Ketocan be beneficial to a small amount of people. So the that smallamount of people is people that have epilepsy and people that have diabetes. Sopeople with epilepsy can benefit from being in Ketosis because the compounds that are synthesizedin the Keito Diet have anti convulsant properties, which basically means instead of taking anticonvulsant medications that could be, you know, have harmful side effects orthe side effects could be worse than doing the Keto Diet for a short amountof time, these anti convul sense reduce the prevalence of seizures. So forpeople with epilepsy, you know, maybe going on a Keto Diet for aweek and a half or two weeks out...

...of every month can help them withthe prevalence of their seizures. And certain people with diabetes can also benefit fromshort term Kautosis because it lowers your blood glucose level. But like, likeI said at the beginning, these people are being monitored by physicians and thishas been recommended to them by their doctor, not by their friend on instagram.So that is the Keto Diet and I'm not going to try to tellyou how to live, but I hope that this of kind of open youreyes if you're currently in Katosis or if you're planning on trying the Keto Diet. And like always, I will probably be back at the end of theweek with another full length episode you guys can follow the show at destination deathpodcast. If you have a disease or medical thing that you want me totalk about for ten minutes, shoot me a DM on the destination death podcastInstagram, and other than that, I...

...will catch you guys next time.Hope you enjoyed.

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