3 months into Keto-adaptation, Lab Results on KETO!
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Hello everybody welcome to Sunday night and almost a functional system so I have been putting off buying a new computer because everything my life is on this computer but when you run into the computer keeps crashing because I'm asking you to do too many things and it's from like 2012 ok yeah watch your paychecks welcome to Sunday night almost.
Okay I'm not sure if ok I am watching these comments and I want anybody to tell me if they can hear anything that they're not supposed to hear on this video thank you for tuning in and somewhere there's a sound on that I don't want to turn it off see jack is texting me he'll tell me what to do YouTube is looping you got it ok so now.
It's working actually I just plugged in the the my to cover up the song so hopefully that makes normal sense to everybody else anyway welcome I have a really good show tonight I have some really cool things that we get to talk about and I am very excited for everybody that has had enough forgiveness to last the first 4 minutes.
Here so let's just do a couple of things I just want to say hi to the folks that have checked in those of you that tell me where you're from it really does um saw I mean so much I go back and I've learned so many of your names just by saying oh yes they're here Angela I know you're from Tennessee cuz I see you all the time.
Thank you I really do appreciate the support you know signing up to do YouTube is a sounds like an easy thing and then you start doing it you know like does anybody care but the following has been just an incredible voice of support and I just think of all the patients out there that are improving their health one key tone at a time is.
What I like to say using patient real patient stories is what this channel is all about I'm an internal medicine physician so you can definitely see my energy come alive when I talk about real patients with real stories and then loop them in to their struggles I've got you know my own panel of patients here in South Dakota.
But when I look at the impact the book has had and then the thousands of people that have taken the book to their doctor and improved that relationship improve that understanding I just think there is hope for the dying medical system in South in uh in America for improving their health losing weight and really staying as far away from the doctor's.
Office at least for chronic illnesses as possible so I am gonna give you an update today so I'll just give you a back story of Lackland history and I'm actually kind of nervous to put her on the screen because I think the only way you can hear is through this speaker when I plugged it in last time it was looping so hopefully I can at least.
Catch you up to where she's at and then by the time I put her on I know what to do with the buttons on how to not make it loop so let's just say that Lackland been my patient for about a decade and she is a very busy woman who runs her own business and she shows up about ten years ago and was having recurrent infections.
Just really getting sick she was losing a little weight which she didn't mind but she really didn't feel good she was tired all the time a few blood checks later and we found out that she has type 1 diabetes meaning her pancreas stopped producing insulin so this was over like almost nine years ago we put her on insulin we corrected.
Her her lack of production for insulin and over the next ten years she proceeded to put on almost a hundred pounds thanks to my prescription we overshot her insulin because our medicines are wonderful and it is great to live in the advent of all the modern medicines but unfortunately we aren't nearly as good as her pancreas would.
Have been so we spent more time over shooting her her numbers and excess insulin leads to an excess insulation excess insulin is a growth hormone so she had other things like some skin tags that kept coming back and we would clip him off and they would grow back and we would clip them off and they would grow back so many of.
Her problems were because of the prescriptions that I had provided very rarely did we talk about nutrition I think maybe once or twice I'd said something about South Beach diet increasing fiber decreasing the amount of processed foods but it was very superficial and unfortunately ignored that I used most of the my prescription.
Pad to help her about three and a half years ago I started the ketogenic diet with the help of encouraging my mom at 71 to use that to help her cancer journey and it was about four or five months later that I started reaching out to lack I'm saying you should do keto you should do keto with me you should do keto so unfortunately timing is uh.
Wasn't right at the time but that's okay we kept saying when you're ready you should come to keto when you're ready you should come to keto in fact I do a support group here in Sioux Falls where anybody who wants to learn about the ketogenic diet and has questions they want to ask in person the super secret code word to get in is that you need to.
Know what a ketone is but that support group I think is has a huge ripple effect for what what not only Lackland health has had an impact for but all the people who show up and just say I just want to learn a little bit more and then they get theirs their ketones story straight and then they go off into their own families and spread that into their.
Loved ones improving their health as well so I think that one and one and a half hours each Friday morning has turned into a bigger impact on healthcare than probably seeing patients for a whole month because of how much those messages have rippled forward so tonight we have some updates on Lackland health which is what i'm very excited to.
Share so we started this we finally said all right Lachlan I'm gonna I'd like you to be one of the focused patients on my youtube channel and each week we'll check in with how your Quito journey is doing and we want all all your warts we want all your problems to show up on the key on the Sunday night Channel and you.
Know I said read the book if you want to but more importantly I will I will I will guide you through these mistakes and you know you won't believe how much improvement happens just by lowering your carbohydrates so she agreed and our first visit was somewhere I think in February maybe late January early February each Sunday we come back and.
Most of the times we're both present but sometimes I've had to have a video recording of her at the beginning we had some labs checked and just announced those online and today we're gonna announce how they look almost it's a little over three months later so let's see here I'm gonna have to look at zoom here before I click over to her audio.
And one little click before I bring her in zooom so I'm gonna have you just sit hold tight one minute till I push this button because it's not going to work out same as okay we're gonna see if this works Lachlan can you speak I think it's.
Working okay that we're gonna see if this works and if we loop we're gonna stand I have to turn sound off but I'm gonna try to do this alright so here is Lachlan um actually we're gonna use this one first Lachlan let's check your sound how you doing okay so hey I would love to know if actually I've taken the comments off.
So I can't see them while I'm up on this page oh okay so you should tell us if they can hear two voices or one can they hear two of you you think it's working no sound from lack that it says no sound from like that oh shoot well it's not you it's it's definitely me hold on here let's see if I could.
Find I'm gonna go into gonna have to go into OBS can you again you're good okay so now hang tight cuz I am I'm working on it I will I have to push something here is audio and zoom and I'm going to alright okay so she just said the words can hear me now and if you can hear she's watching the comments I think she would.
Have seen without I'll get to your her comments but do you guys long I'm gonna go into this here and one more time nothing but now there's an echo one more thing oh good lord okay so two more minutes I'm just gonna try it one more time because I really want to tell you how great her laps turned out in the last three months and.
Right now all you're gonna do is so let's go to zoom let's go to preferences we're just gonna go – oh yeah Cole's gone good audio on dr. baz okay so let's see if that works okay so I'm just gonna let you see Lachlan space and I can hear her but you guys can't hear so we're gonna do a.
Couple things I'm gonna tell you her updates and give you some background so one of the things we worked on with Lachlan was that we checked some of her fat based vitamins when I look at people on a ketogenic diet and I say well we're gonna start some baselines the sugar is what people say of course you're gonna check my sugar and you're gonna check my.
Cholesterol but the next thing that I totally am a big fan of is checking some of the fat based hormones that we can check so when it comes to Lachlan 'he's easiest lab that we could check vitamin D and all of you can do this to vitamin D is a fat based hormone when you look at vitamin D in most people especially in South Dakota because we are so far.
North that our winters really do block the Sun from converting our vitamin D into its active form so we can see lots and lots of behind the entertaining Lachlan who's now mute we can see lots and lots of patients who their vitamin D gets lower and lower each season that they spend in the winters of South Dakota so I have some old labs from.
Lachlan in 2017 we checked her vitamin D and it was 3030 is low we loved it above 50 but you're gonna see most doctors say at least get it about 40 I kind of like to see the good cholesterol the HDL and the vitamin D to be the same so we'll get to her good cholesterol here in a minute so just keep that in mind as we go through this so back you know two and.
A half years ago actually about two years ago exactly after another winter her vitamin D was down to 30 when we started this in February her vitamin D was down to 24 and I did an episode where I talked about how vitamin D when it gets that low it actually has been shown to not just increase her risk of breast.
Answer increase her risk of depression increase her risk of memory problems colon cancers associated with that law of a vitamin D but also there's cognitive deficits like you can watch the ability for them to solve a puzzle almost like an IQ barometer that amazingly there their assessments and their puzzle solving skills get lower.
With vitamin D we talk about the ketogenic diet and its correlation to improve cognition the brain's ability to to masterfully repair and to reverse so many of the symptoms of depression when its nourished properly when there's a lack of inflammation and so when I do when somebody comes in and wants to be on the ketogenic diet I like to check a.
Few things at the beginning the sugar tests like we're gonna go through her sugar tests she's diabetic so that was gonna be done anyway the cholesterol is always very interesting for me to check I would caution you that if you do a cholesterol check you're gonna make sure you don't do it too soon and then I love vitamin D because of what else it.
Correlates to so we did her vitamin D and I actually in in that episode said yes you can you can take vitamin D it's an easily supplemented it's not difficult you can get it over the counter or you can get a prescription but I also assigned Lachlan the I want you to go to the tanning bed and spend four to eight minutes in a tanning bed.
Once a week and there's almost something sacrilege just to say that because I spent twenty years of my practice saying don't do tanning beds they're the Antichrist you're gonna have skin cancer and what I was ignoring is how valuable if the tanning bed has UVB as in boy UVB rays in it how much it can increase for vitamin D so the first person that I.
Really looked at this intensely was my 75 year old dad his vitamin D was in the teens and he has kidney failure so he needed this up he was taking 10,000 units and then 50,000 units of vitamin D we were getting nowhere and I assigned him to four minutes and the tanning bed a week and he came back and it was 52 after six weeks of.
Time in the tanning bed I actually Sue's me was nine weeks in the tanning bed and his doctor said oh I think you're overdosing on the vitamin D and I'm like yeah he wasn't taking the supplement he was only doing the tanning bed and what a blessing to him because of how much improved his mood so there's one there's step one for saying here's a.
Here's what happened with her vitamin D but let's move on to what happened with her cholesterol so she actually hasn't seen these numbers yet so let's just do do something human and I've never seen Lachlan so quiet my whole life so in March of 2017 you know she's actually had really good low cholesterol numbers and as much as that sounds like a really.
Good idea I'll tell you that I've always worried about her cholesterol numbers knowing that someday her youth will not keep up with what what we were doing to her body which is every diabetic it is something we follow closely we know that their risk of heart disease is many times higher because of our extra insulin we overshoot their insulin those.
Higher insulin states increase their risk of heart disease so as I look at some of the numbers we had the February numbers just three months ago and now we have today's numbers so if you'll take a look her total cholesterol in February 145 and today 147 so again not much change that's not always the way this goes when I warned you earlier that if.
You're getting labs done on a ketogenic diet a baseline is wonderful it's nice to know where you start out but it's incredible how many patients then quickly want to go out and get their cholesterol checked and I've covered this several times but I will do it again that your cholesterol is actually a marker of it's a transporter of fats.
So on the ketogenic diet with low carbohydrates and high fats you are going to put fats into your system and you're going to ask something more of your cholesterol you're gonna ask the cholesterol to move those fats around from your liver to your skin cells from your intestines to your kidneys.
Delivering fat is what cholesterol does and on the ketogenic diet your cholesterol will go up however it's not the end-all be-all when looking at cholesterol I contend that it is one part of how to predict heart disease so let's just take a closer look at Lackland numbers she's always been able to boast about a healthy cholesterol.
That's been pretty good if you remember I've wanted her to keep we want the healthy cholesterol or the HDL to be the same as the vitamin D so they're both fatty good hormones and before her HDL was 51 anytime it's about 50 we give him a few extra points saying that's a protective and it was 51 in 2017 and it was 51 again in February when we started.
But it's fallen down to 37 and I'll talk about that in here in just a minute let's move on to the last couple of things in 2017 her triglycerides which are a product of how how well processed the carbohydrates or how fast your body is processing carbohydrates her triglycerides were really low like 65 it correlated to a low inflammatory marker.
That bottom one is probably my most important marker of a cholesterol panel and that's called a highly sensitive c-reactive protein Lackland has always been she's kind of blown my mind that she has diabetes it was not controlled and her she reacted put her highly sensitive C reactive protein was always quite low so again.
What that C reactive protein does is that's an inflammatory marker this helps me predict how how worried I am about inflammation on the insides of her blood vessels when we look at inflammatory markers if I would you know her son plays baseball let's say a fly ball comes off and her and hips are in the in the arm and causes a really big bruise.
In that time where the blood kind of came out of the blood vessels and went into the muscle it really inflamed her body all of these inflammatory markers would rise and you would see her highly sensitive c-reactive protein would go up so would things like her sed rate so would a the the cheaper version of this test called the C reactive protein these.
Are all kinds of proteins that's that kind of migrated around the system and start to heal things that are inflamed the highly sensitive C reactive protein is a specific marker that helps me think about the lining of the insides of the blood vessels so think about if a camera was looking down her artery I want to know how inflamed is that artery and if.
You can keep that number below one you'll keep me off your back I will not trip about inflammation but there will be a tipping point youth has an endpoint and as your body ages and then he's look at that great thing as your body ages then the inflammation starts to do things like wear on your brain wear in your heart and increase your risk of.
Cancer so in February when she had the first I'd probably done eight of these highly sensitive C reactive proteins over the years and they've all been at point five point six point five point six so really good numbers but in February there was a little tickle of a warning for me when her C reactive protein was above one when it's above.
Three you really see me get excited but when it was above one I'm like why that's double where it was the last time I checked and again what a perfect timing for her to step into this realm of a ketogenic diet we want to lower her risk of inflammation so let me look at that that cholesterol panel that came back and her LDL cholesterol is still.
Very good even by the standards of today they would say yep she's a diabetic she should be on a statin that's usually the end of the conversation but when you're LDL cholesterol is less than 100 you're gonna have a tough time saying you have to be on one the guidelines actually want me to push that LDL cholesterol below 70 I think using just the.
Guidelines and not having it in context for what we're doing would be an air her in her health and there are lots of other risk factors that someone so young would be put on a statin for usually an eternity what I think is interesting is that triglycerides bumped up again that's how quickly she can process the carbohydrates she's using still very.
Good if you get under 150 I'm gonna say you're good if you keep it under 100 I'll think those triglycerides are great and again her total cholesterol is only 147 so the parts that are moving things throughout her system is what I'm looking at so the complexity when I look at a cholesterol panel what I'm really trying to look at is how stagnant is.
Your cholesterol meaning when when a part of a nutrient goes into her liver how long does it take her body to move that nutrient to where it needs to go and some of the highest risks for cholesterol patients is well if you could if you could tag their cholesterol and see you know once your body makes this cholesterol does it get to move it.
And shuffle it where it needs to go which is why we have cholesterol it is actually protective it is your mechanism for improving the delivery of nutrients and the turnover of cells in your body however there isn't a marker you have to look at the this kind of pattern recognition as a physician I look at her pattern recognition from 2017 looking at.
Total cholesterol LDL cholesterol HDL cholesterol triglycerides and I know over time that that's actually those are good profiles but as I've watched her numbers over time I worry about the inflammation and when that c-reactive protein bumped up and um you know that her HDL went down it says oh she's probably not recycling her cholesterol.
As much as she was and the ketogenic diet says oh she's probably using it it's probably getting used for other the nutrients is much more efficiently being used in her system it is something that we'll keep an eye on but I don't make decisions based on just cholesterol panels alone there's some really exciting news that the.
Lachlan has before we get to the exciting news I'm going to show you one little picture that's kind of sciency but I think is worth looking at and this is what we call cholesterol related to steroid hormones what you would have heard her tell you had she had sounds is that she text me this past week she knew the labs were back and I was ready to.
Tell her the good news about her vitamin D is up really high her cholesterol isn't showing me terrible warning signs that was a little bit of bump in the inflammatory marker but we're gonna keep an eye on that and and then her a 1 see what she will get to in a minute but what was concerning to her the text was you know a dr. Boz we've had this.
Problem I don't want to have any more kids but I've kind of sputtered on where my my menstrual cycles were so she'd have just a little bit of bleeding and then nothing for a while and then maybe three months later a little bit of bleeding and then nothing for a while and this week she had probably the first full menstrual cycle she's had in the.
Show up show me at how many years has it been lakyn yeah five seven seven years for this is a huge moment here I just really want the women to appreciate this so she tells me something's wrong something's wrong I haven't had a period in you know seven years a couple of times where I've just been bleeding a little bit but.
Nothing that's like this I'm cramping and this is like unheard of in her history recently right that's the face every woman would say like no period in seven years and now I'm bleeding something terrible and I was excited I was like that is a breakthrough and she's like did you hear me I just told you this is wrong I'm having a period.
What I'm like no no here's the problem with polycystic ovarian disease insulin resistance or my type one diabetics where I take over the driver's seat for her insulin and of course I'm gonna give her too much insulin that's what happens I can't be as good as her pancreas even with the perfect pump unless she's got those low number of carbohydrates we're.
Gonna lose so what happens is I make her insulin resistant I give her metabolic syndrome on top of her type 1 diabetes and when we do that what it does to her ovaries and her uterus is that her hormone level inside her body gets weaker and weaker and weaker and weaker and the reason I bring this chart up is these hormones inside her.
System that run her her menstrual cycle are all fat based so you know looking my I can't point with this but if you could look there the cholesterol turns into progesterone that's one of the hormones to help a menstrual cycle estradiol is estrogen the vitamin D we've talked about and then cortisol is one of the stress hormones.
Although testosterone is made in a woman it gets converted to it slips back and forth between testosterone and estradiol and in fact when you have a high amount of insulin the estrogen kind of trickles over into the testosterone more than it should you'll see increased facial hair you'll see decreased libido increased.
Depression all of these happen in the setting of a very low fat diet usually associated with a high carbohydrates and high insulin so in lapland case this happened and although she didn't complain about not having a period I could have probably guessed that her periods were pretty wimpy and what I know is happening was that her hormone.
Level was just bumping along it wasn't a robust hormones when measuring her fat hormones that is common in a low-fat diet it is common in insulin resistance and it is the source of the problem in people with polycystic ovarian disease or PCOS often they'll present to the doctor with a low look trouble getting pregnant and we'll start.
Talking about hormones and you know giving them more estrogen and giving them progesterone and really fighting against what their body is weak on is it's a difficult battle so I expect at about three months when patients are on a ketogenic diet that their hormone level will rise that increased hormone levels in the ketogenic diet are.
Especially the fat based hormones which is the ones on this slide begin when the nutrients has now been delivered successfully to that ovary to the brain and to your adrene Lanz people say what should I do for an adrenal fatigue situation and instantly I'm like get your fat based hormones higher so when I look at the the danger.
The signal that is broken in a ketogenic or before a ketogenic diet in in an insulin resistant patient or in a patient with polycystic ovarian disease or in a type 1 diabetic like Lackland it is that her hormone signals are wimpy with those wimpy hormone signals she could never fully empty her uterus she was trickling out a little bit of.
Menstruation every once in a while when the uterus would get overly full and although that sounded like a good thing it increases her risk of ovarian cancer increases her risk of endometrial cancer and is a product of chronic inflammation which is the number one reason why I promote the ketogenic diet decrease the inflammation so in this chart you'll see.
That the standard American diet what I'm trying to point out here is how low those hormones are Lachlan is a perfect example she didn't care she had plenty of other things to worry about like ah no period in seven years that's great I'm like really it's not a you want that uterus empty empty and you do not want that I mean even if it's only a couple.
Of periods a year which we can have that discussion on a different different night the the benefit is that her system is flushing on its own and the only way it can do that is when those hormones peak and Valley peak and Valley hormones that that sputter because of the low fat delivery and that's that constant low malnourished meant of fat turns into a.
Very low signal for her hormones as we revived her hormones over the last three months we know how that peak and a valley and the beauty in that is that as much as she was a little irritated by a menstrual cycle I am Telling You that 10 years from now we are gonna be so thankful that she has regular at least a couple of times a year we can make her.
Hormones we'll give her a period so I hope that's helpful I want yeah she can say a little grumpy face for the been stole cycle but as her physician I couldn't be happier that she had that all right two more slides and then we will be wrapping it up I'll go back to some questions so we'll have you.
Typing them in here in just a minute all right so the blood Sugar's this is just a cycle of people saying tell me what happened there when I took over her insulin production the insulin production in her system increased her cortisol cortisol is a stress hormone that also increases blood sugar the blood sugar goes up now she needed more.
Insulin so that's the cycle and a type 1 diabetic but it's also the cycle that happens in a in somebody who's overweight or insulin resistant insulin resistance is starts usually with a high blood sugar and your body will make some more insulin that increases your stress at increases the cortisol level and you'll have higher blood sugars again.
And this cycle continues and continues and continues and I put that angry little inflamed insulin next to that because most people don't make a trickle of insulin in this cycle they make lots of insulin and it inflames the insides of their blood vessels it inflames their brain their joints their heart and the only part that you have true control.
Over is to stop the blood sugars from being so high the way you do that is you cut carbs you stop them zip zilch have zero time with that ok so they're gonna get to the big punchline we have her her lab tests that are her glucose that are back so you might remember that her average blood Sugar's when we were looking at them in 2017 we're 283 that.
Takes her 2 and hemoglobin yes that smiley face this is why I was always amazed that her cholesterol looks so good I'm like wow you are like blessed by the gods with the anti-inflammatory factor and if we can fix all things before that gift wears out praise Jesus that's beautiful that's good luck and God and all those things so then when we.
Started in February her a1c was still 10 which is an average blood sugar of 240 I think we counted the weeks between these two tests and it was right at about 12 weeks so again when we're looking at hemoglobin a1c we're looking at her red blood cells and we're looking to see how sticky are they the hemoglobin and the outside of the red blood cell we'll get.
Some just think of it as sticky some it'll get glycosylated it's actually parts of a molecule that's a lot like sugar and the higher the sugars in the blood the more sticky parts go to that red blood cell there's lots of associated dangers with that and I would contend that if you look at the biggest risk for heart disease that Lackland has.
Its associated with her hemoglobin a1c that I told her with a ketogenic diet we are gonna get that little puppy into the fives for sixes and she's like even when I was you know before I was diagnosed she's not sure it was that low and I would say maybe but we got an amazing response in a 12 week time of dropping her hemoglobin a1c to eight point three.
And when I told her I was like emotional like that is high there's not a medication on the market that we could have done that with and I just can't praise her enough for saying good job is sticking to it good job for doing her fasting and I think this is a perfect timing to make sure that everybody who isn't uh following her on Instagram this.
Is a great little plug to help her uh as she does her fasting with me on Sundays and then into Mondays we're not quite sure how everybody's gonna do that with a holiday tomorrow so I have I have intentions of fasting after these AHA lives but sometimes a really stressful live will send me right into eating so I will tell you that I'm not sure I'm.
Gonna fast but you can follow my numbers on the same the same way so in that that is her handle on Instagram and any folks out there putting in the this hashtag dr. Basra show I try to follow up and give you encouragement if you post those on Instagram I am trying to get to the total of 10,000 followers on Instagram and I'm like it 7200 so if you don't.
Follow me on Instagram please do and follow Lachlan as well the two of us post our numbers back and forth and it is it's really encouraging to watch how many other people fast with you and why we chase that dr. Basra's yo is it as a reflection of the needed insulin so when Lachlan fasts we know that we're being.
Safe about her insulin being lower and she actually finds that the times when she fasts is when she's able to lose weight as a type 1 diabetic I have textbooks that say once you start them on insulin they never lose weight they never lose weight so all right so we will tell Lachman that she's had the best experiment for sitting quietly that.
She's had in her adult years and next week either I'm gonna have to buy a new computer or I'm gonna have to have a doctorate level in how to run the sound to not do that again all right I'll let you sign off whack man and I am gonna go back and answer some questions really quick before I finished out so yeah all right thank you.
Thank you thank you for everybody putting up with that and Lachlan is a trooper for letting us not give up and just sit there quietly some of those she didn't know the answers to her own she hadn't seen her cholesterol labs I just told her the a1c and and that her vitamin D was improved so just give her a shout out a you know that's her.
Personal health care and she's agreed to come and do this online as a way to inspire people what an amazing journey she's had and that that beauty of not just improving her lab numbers but the way she focuses her she's like the enjoyment that she can feel in life has really been a restoration and an inspiration to people watching so many.
People say I didn't think type 1 diabetics could do can eugenic diet which is why I selected her not just because I care deeply about her and her journey but I also really find that if you can give somebody the encouragement who has got a really tough journey type 1 diabetes is not easy especially in a case like this single mom run on her own.
Business doing her very best to to use this opportunity to improve her health and inspire her children to not end up in the same place so all right there's a couple questions I just seen on the on the live chat that I want to talk about can he know reverse kidney disease so you've probably heard earlier that I talked about my dad my dad's.
Kidney disease is at 18 percent and he is a strong South Dakota stubborn farmer who says I am NOT doing dialysis I've seen people that's not the life I want and I say that with a heavy heart because I do think there's going to be a day in the next year that that's gonna lead to a funeral he continues to accumulate fluid in his.
Lung and we just drained it again last week taking two and a half liters off of his lung that's a pop bottle of two liters plus another half liter after that so when we say can we reverse his kidney disease with a ketogenic diet the answer is no we can't reverse it we can't make new kidney cells for my dad but what I can do is help the Kyuubi.
Function that he has be the most the most supported so one of the things we did for my dad when he got down to 24 percent of his kidney function and the reason he has 24% kidney function was because he had high blood pressure he had some high blood sugars not diabetic but definitely pre-diabetic he had a little bit of a tummy like every self.
Dakota guy I know at least South Dakota farmers mostly he had meat potatoes his whole life but he also had lots of processed food lots of extra treats because they were available and tasted good and that constant high pressure from the high blood pressure that increased inflammation from having high blood sugars and just 75 years of living.
Has worn out his kidneys so once the kidney function is gone you can't restore it but now you're gonna you can calculate how much could his kidneys support so when you get down to 24 percent of his kidney function I sat down and said dad I get that you're 210 pounds and that looks pretty good compared to your neighbors but your.
Kidneys are built for about a hundred and sixty-two pounds and if you want to not be on dialysis we're gonna have to get your weight down and of course mom had been on the ketogenic diet and done really well and dad did good for a while and then not so good I'll tell you his approach is much better when we do no eating for 36 hours.
As opposed to my mom's pretty good with one meal a day keeps those meals what she can handle and what her system and numbers look pretty good but as soon as my dad starts eating he kind of snacks his way through life and even though they're ketogenic snacks when you only have 24% kidney function there was not a lot of room for forgiveness so his.
Kidney function turned into even more decline as he got off some of the weight and then put some back on but now he hangs out at about a hundred and sixty-two pounds and if we can keep the fluid out of his lungs he'll be okay but we have shorter intervals whether the lung fills up and his kidneys say I can't do it all so the answer is you.
Can't reverse kidney disease but by golly can you make it easier on the kidneys with a ketogenic diet absolutely especially when it came to vitamin D that's a very important marker that we follow in people with chronic kidney disease and I couldn't be more happy for my dad that we struggled for four years and with a vitamin D that was in the 30s.
Then in the 20s and then in the teens despite massive doses of replacement replacement supplements prescription strength vitamin D and we still couldn't get it out of the sink I just kept going down we put him under the tanning bed with UVB rays for four minutes a week eventually he made it to eight minutes a week and by golly boom his kidney his.
Vitamin D was up to 52 and his mental status reflected that so I how is the liverwurst oh that's another one I'm a South Dakotan and I love I don't know if you've never seen what a Hutterite community is one of the best parts about Hutterite community is they all have a recipe for liverwurst and there are little communities that they live in.
About 150 people there have a strong like Anabaptist commitment where at about that 12 or 13 that the children don't have a strong of commitment to the the Scholastic's and they the trade in their community but wonderful people that I've learned so much from and they make great liverwurst so when I told them that I recommend.
This they said no that's in our doctrine we say that too we tell our next generation that once a week they need to have a bite of liverwurst and of course that's really nice fatty food and also really good supplement for your iron alright last question that I have to buzz off and that was can you reverse fatty liver with a ketogenic disease.
That was a comment that just came up the answer is yes that is the reason why when I was looking at Lackland labs and I looked at some of that inflammation what I didn't show you is that one of the markers in her liver kept kicking up not out of the normal range completely normal every other doctor would say fits fine no problem she's.
Gonna be just fine but the constant slight uptick in her liver enzymes totally mattered when it came to predicting how much inflammation was happening on the insides of her body and of course the liver is the first place that your body stores sugar if you don't use that sugar it will then become a triglyceride or a fat component and.
Again the liver is where you store them when I talk about that cholesterol turning over or churning through your your fat that's what I'm asking is I want your body to go to the liver pick up some fat deliver it to the body and if it's not moving the fat out of the liver it becomes stagnant it becomes still it's not moving it's not churning.
And when we look at cholesterol that goes up once you are on the ketogenic diet what we're really looking at is we're starting to churn and move that cholesterol around which is an improvement in your health not a risk of health so looking strictly at your total cholesterol numbers is not the place to look at for predicting heart disease.
Looking at inflammatory markers looking at sugars looking at your waistline looking at your blood pressure and looking at your liver enzymes all are in places that you can improve with a ketogenic diet and those do predict heart disease all right so I'm signing off I just want to say thank you to anybody that's written a review on my.
Book this is how support this channel if you haven't bought the book or if you've bought the book and you have a doctor that doesn't know about the ketogenic diet please buy them a book and gift it to them these stories keep coming into my emails and it just warms my heart so thank you for anybody who supported me by leaving a.
Review it means everything to me that's how this channel keeps going and I swear someday there's gonna be a second book but it is the very beginning stages so thanks again and I will go back and look at these again apologies for the onset of this recording but life has seasons and this was one of very poor audio recording.
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