ketones during heart failure

Ketone bodies, when accessible, are a preferred source of energy for the heart, especially one that is failing.  Ketogenic diets consumed for…

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Renee C.
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Renee C.

I really appreciate these articles. Years ago I saw a guy come into a place where folks would go to do extended fasts, and he had just come from the Cleveland Clinic. His heart was huge and they recommend a transplant. He was put into a quiet room on a total fast with water only for several weeks. His heart was back to normal by the time he left. He had the before and after x-rays to prove it. After reading this article it makes sense.

Chelsea Malone
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Anya
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Anya

My mother was diagnosed with heart failure a few years ago (afib, slow heart rate in the high 30s, and high blood pressure). She struggled to lose weight and after a year of seeing my results on a Keto diet she decided to try it (she had been on a Whole Foods plant based diet). Within a few weeks her afib stopped (normal beat), a few weeks after that her heart rate went up (mid 50s) and a few weeks after that her blood pressure came down. After reading into ketones and the heart she started taking bhb also. Her… Read more »

Chelsea Malone
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Hi Anya,

Wow! Your story is incredibly inspiring! We hope that we are able to help spread this message of the therapeutic benefits of food and appreciate people like you sharing your story.