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Silicon Valley's favorite diet can lead to kidney trouble - here's how to go keto without getting sick

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The keto diet is a popular strategy for rapid weight loss and can help with certain medical conditions like seizures and Type 2 diabetes.
But kidney doctors say if you're not careful, it can be a recipe for kidney stones and other health concerns.
It's not the diet itself that's necessarily bad, but the way some people approach it.
Make sure you're staying hydrated, and keep your intake of meats in check.
The keto diet, at its essence, is rather straightforward: stop eating carbs, munch on more fat.
It is a high-fat, low-sugar weight loss strategy that forces the body into its...
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7 ways the keto diet can affect your digestion

7 ways the keto diet can affect your digestion

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The keto diet can have strange effects on your body, especially since some following the celebrity-favorite eating plan have experienced weird setbacks like the keto flu and foul-smelling keto breath. And while the diet has been said to have some positive effects on your skin and cholesterol levels, it's equally important to consider the impacts it has on the your gut, as a big portion of our immune health is definitely found in this area.
To see just how the trendy low-carb and low-sugar diet influences your gut, we spoke to some physicians and nutritionists on the...
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