‘Keto Diet’ new trend for rapid weight loss

Is diet good for long-term health?

Darcie Ortique | 9/5/2019, midnight

By substituting a diet high in sugar or carbs for healthy fats, the body is forced to convert fatty acids into energy, or “ketones.” While on the keto diet, refined or cane sugars are eliminated and alternatives like Stevia, an all natural and plant-based sweetener, or Sucralose (Splenda), a zero-calorie, artificial sweetener can be used to alleviate sugar cravings and doesn’t throw the body out of ketosis.

Keto devotees can also indulge in low-carb vegetables like cauliflower, spinach, zucchini and protein-rich meats like turkey, lamb and beef. Dieticians say it is imperative to avoid nutrient-lacking carbs like pasta, white rice and bread, for best results. Studies show that consuming too many carbohydrates result in excess weight gain and abnormal sugar levels in the body. 

Contrary to ordering expensive, pre-prepared meals or reading books on how to shred body fat, the keto diet is designed to simplify the process of losing weight and speed up metabolism. Unlike most diets, keto allows anyone struggling with weight management or looking to maintain their current weight, not to feel completely deprived or restricted to their food choices. Staying away from non-organic meats and/or farm-raised animals that have been infused with pharmaceutical products is essential.

According to a study conducted by the Harvard University Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology “PURE”, researchers discovered “high carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, whereas total fat and individual types of fat were related to lower total mortality.” 

Dr. Nick Zyrowski, founder and chief officer of NuVision Health Center, a health education company in Detroit, Mich., wants to provide more educational and dietary resources to those interested in the keto-craze.

“We try to offer 100 percent research-based, holistic education to many people out there who can’t find it anywhere else,” Zyrowski said. “There’s a lot of areas where you can’t find anything, but your more traditional, medicinal models to healthcare, so what we try to do is actually use and locate some of the methods that people have used for thousands of years in order to treat conditions and get people well.”

With the touch of a button, Zyrowski has an online store for non-GMO vitamins and supplements to assist with ketosis. 

Zyrowski also has a popular YouTube channel and a video titled, “How to Start The Ketogenic Diet,” where he informs his growing, 7 million subscribers on the benefits of keto. Unlike most doctors who prefer the pharmaceutical approach to health-related illnesses, Dr. Zyrowski and his colleagues focus on reversing health concerns, as opposed to temporarily treating them.

“It’s really about getting to the root cause of the problem and there’s not enough of that in healthcare today,” Zyrowski explained. Some of his top-selling products like his “MCT Octane Powder” and his “Keto Ignite” capsules contain high quality ingredients that not only promote ketosis, but brain health, increased exercise performance and sleep.

“When we look at the statistics and the painkiller issue in the United States and the mass amount of medicine used in the United States compared to other places in the world, it’s alarming and devastating,” Zyrowski said.

The American Pain Society concluded in a recent study (later published in the “The Journal of Pain”) that obesity and pain have a correlation to family history and even mood disorders.

“What we try to do is, go ‘Hey look, here is what put you in this position, here’s how we go in and reverse it… You’ve eaten a terrible diet for thirty years, this is what has caused you to have fatty liver, this is what has caused you to have diabetes,” Zyrowski noted. “It’s really about getting to the root cause of the problem… The approach that we take, it works so well for so many people.”

Zyrowski and his team offer consultations and holistic wellness programs through his website, www.nuvisionhealthcenter.com.