The keto diet consists mostly of eating fats, aiming to put the person into a state of ketosis, during which the body burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates. What seems like an easy way to lose weight can actually be a dangerous diet if done without supervision. From experiencing the keto flu to impaired bone health, the keto diet comes with a variety of warnings.
But there's more to it than meets the eye; the keto diet can be a great approach to alleviating symptoms and delaying the onset of some diseases, including some cancers. By breaking down fats instead of glucose, the keto diet can slow a tumor from growing.
Listen to Mike's interview with nutritionist Francine Blinten, CCN, CNS, about the benefits — and possible negative side effects — of trying a keto diet.