Dr. Matthew Gianforte
Decrease Joint Pain and Inflammation with Ketogenic LifeStyle
If you want to avoid drugs, surgery and preserve your joints – long term – you will want to get the inflammation down as low as possible. One method that makes a tremendous difference in reducing inflammation is following a ketogenic lifestyle and intermittent fasting. A ketogenic lifestyle means your body will be burning fat for energy rather than sugar
With all the research and studies out there today, there’s no doubt that ketogenic is becoming the way to eat for autoimmune conditions, inflammatory conditions and in general to live a long and healthy life.
The research is also finding with a ketogenic diet that it has done amazing things with people neurogenic degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and those types of diseases.
The ketogenic lifestyle is a very anti-inflammatory lifestyle. A ketogenic diet is going to have about 70% good fats, about 25% protein and about 5% carbohydrates. A very low carbohydrate intake helps to keep the insulin down, which is very inflammatory to the body. Insulin likes to “light up” joints and muscles and “hang out” in those areas (inflammation). If we can reduce the insulin in the body, we can reduce the inflammation.
Intermittent Fasting also has tremendous benefits when it comes to inflammation in the body. We feel like we have to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and in addition, have snacks in between. This is how we have been trained through many guides to “keep up your metabolism.” But what research is showing is it does not “keep up your metabolism.”
Every time you eat, and it doesn’t matter what you eat, your insulin levels are going to go up. The key to keeping your inflammatory and your degenerative diseases low is to keep your insulin as low as you possibly can.
Intermittent fasting helps to give the body a break so your insulin levels begin to die down, inflammation starts to go out of the body and it stresses the body in a way that is actually very healthy. Intermittent fasting has also been shown to reset the metabolism, kill off bad cellular components. It has also been shown to help lower insulin and it is also very good for anti-aging.