Our program advocates for a predominantly plant-based diet, which is rich in complex carbohydrates.
Evidence shows that this type of diet has the power to reverse Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure as well as other chronic diseases.
Ketogenic diets, on the other hand, are high in fat and require severe carbohydrate restriction. Staying in ketosis involves a delicate balance of macronutrients which requires practice, expert coaching and close medical supervision. Additionally some known side effects of ketogenic diets include significantly elevated LDL cholesterol, electrolyte imbalances, heart arrhythmias, kidney stones, dehydration, muscle cramps, and constipation.
Emerging evidence shows that ketogenic diets can lead to improved glycemic control and reduction in type 2 diabetes medications, however data does not extend beyond a 2-year evaluation to assess long-term risk or effectiveness and in this trial A1C and weight crept up between 1-2 years.