Re: [IP] Ketones vs Ketoacidosis
I want to start off with a disclaimer: If you are not a Bible-believing
individual, then you can ignore this information... But it pertains to
ketones, etc. I post it here because this isn't really a matter of theology or
anything...but medical information that is grounded in a belief in the Bible,
so ignore at will. :-)
When we consider what is a "healthy" diet, we should consider what was the
original plan for us. Eating animal-sources of food was NOT the original
intent for humans. In Genesis, God first gave food from plants. This was how
eating was for hundreds of years until after the flood. It was at this time
that God gave the concession that animals could be used for food. I say
concession because I believe that the environment changed enough that nutrition
could no longer be met by plants ALONE...though it was still intended to be the
primary source of food.
Later, God gave Moses certain laws governing food. Today, it is known that
those laws are actually due to health concerns. For example, Pork in that day
could have led to deadly diseases and illnesses, etc. Anyhow, there are even
laws regarding "breeding" of food and animals. Most of these have been broken
over the years. For example, our wheat that we eat today is highly hybridized
from its original form. The hybridized versions trigger many food allergies
that the non-hybridized versions do not. My son, for example, was allergic to
wheat...but he could eat wheat in non-hybridized forms, such as spelt, etc.
Anyhow, the reason I mention all this background is that it gives a basis for
making decisions about eating. Dr. Atkins diet presumes a diet heavy in
proteins, primarily animal-derived. This is counter to the original plan of
God. God designed us to be plant-eaters first, and animal-eaters later to a
Ketones, which are considered "safe" by many, are the result of burning fat for
fuel. Burning fat is something that is not "intended" either. God designed us
to eat enough to maintain our ideal weight...not to ever weight too much, etc.
So, burning ketones has to result from something that wasn't intended. It is
more a "safey measure"...a weigh for the body to survive under certain
conditions, and periods of fasting. But, it wasn't intended to be the "normal"
way for our bodies.
I'm not suggesting that a vegetarian diet is right, today either...God told
Noah that eating animals was okay from that point forward for a reason...likely
because we could not longer get our full nutrition from plants alone. But, it
has been shown repeatedly that the diet "guidelines" given to Adam, Noah, and
Moses are actually, even today, considered much more healthy than the typical
diet is today.
So, something to ponder. FYI.
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