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had another question someone wanted to know is it okay to do fasting and Kate hell if I’m on heart medications now the first thing I want to say is everything that I talk about is not meant to substitute for your medical care check with your doctor before taking this advice this is mainly meant to be used for more research with you and your medical doctor that being said there’s some real interesting points about this topic most people they’re on heart medication are either on a statin to drive down the cholesterol and the LDL they’re on high blood pressure meds diuretics also anti-clotting like warfarin in an aspirin okay and there’s a lot of other medications as well so let’s first start out with cholesterol medications with what a keto diet interfere with cholesterol medications well the big question is what causes high cholesterol what causes high LDL it’s high insulin hyperinsulinemia it’s too much instant on the blood and that’s why diabetics have high cholesterol and high LDL because they have a lot of insulin in their blood in the first stages of diabetes type 1 until it goes down then they have to then take insulin okay so fasting and keto will lower the insulin and also help lower cholesterol and especially LDL okay high blood pressure well first of all what causes high blood pressure will cause a stiffening of the arteries you guessed it high levels of insulin and fasting and keto can help reduce this and help the flexibility of those arteries now it also mentioned to add potassium because potassium deficiencies alone can cause high blood pressure and if anyone disagrees with you ask them what diet you should be on a high carbohydrate diet you want to add more carbs to raise more insulin it’s just going to actually spike your blood pressure more and then the idea of reducing salt is fine but you need to also increase your potassium because potassium is sodium work together and the more ratio of to sodium that you have the better the blood pressure the problem with diuretics is it pulls out potassium so it creates a potassium deficiency making the sodium actually more and when you have low potassium you actually increase insulin resistance and it causes more insulin so not a good combination okay then you have anti-clotting what causes a clot in the first place high insulin so by doing fasting and in keto lowering your carbs you can reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular accidents now if you’re on warfarin you can’t do leafy greens so you’re gonna have to watch the video below and make mental note of all the vegetables that you can have that are low in vitamin k1 now the other an interesting point about the heart that is different than skeletal muscle is this the heart muscle does not have a glycogen reserve it doesn’t store sugar like muscle tissue the heart muscle prefers to run on ketones and fatty acids in fact 85% of the fuel for the heart is fatty acids so it loves fat why wouldn’t you want to do a keto diet now there’s another interesting study that talks about high insulin hyperinsulinemia as a predictor for major adverse cardiovascular events so the healthy version of keto and interment fasting are especially beneficial to the heart hopefully the eventual goal is to wean yourself off this with the help of your doctors but you need a long-term plan to get at the root of this problem which is this right here and by the way this is behind the metabolic syndrome which basically describes a high cholesterol high blood pressure diabetes and belly fat anyway thanks for watching and I will see you in the next video if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos
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In this video, I’m going to discuss taking heart medications on keto—is keto safe?
The first thing I want to note is that what I talk about is not meant to substitute your medical care. It’s mainly meant to be used for more research with you and your medical doctor.
Most people that are on heart medication are either on:
• Cholesterol meds (statins)
• High blood pressure meds (diuretics)
• Anti-clotting meds (warfarin, aspirin)
What causes high cholesterol and LDL? – High insulin.
What causes high blood pressure? – High insulin.
What causes clotting? – High insulin.
It all goes back to high insulin—too much insulin in the blood.
Intermittent fasting and keto (ketogenic diet) will help lower insulin, cholesterol, and decrease the risk of stroke and cardiovascular accidents.
Healthy keto and intermittent fasting are especially beneficial for heart health. The heart muscle doesn’t have a glycogen reserve. It doesn’t store sugar like muscle tissue does. The heart actually prefers to run on ketones and fatty acids. In fact, 85% of the fuel for the heart is fatty acids.
Hopefully, your goal is to eventually wean off of heart medications with the help of your doctors. But, you need a long-term plan to get at the root of the problem.
Again, the root of all of this is hyperinsulinemia (high insulin), which is also behind metabolic syndrome, which describes:
• High cholesterol
• High blood pressure
• Belly fat
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Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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