How does a ketogenic diet work?

Dr. Rhonda Patrick AI:

A ketogenic diet works by shifting your body's metabolism from primarily burning glucose to burning fatty acids and ketones for fuel. This process, known as keto-adaptation, involves an upregulation of transport mechanisms, enhancing fat oxidation over time. The diet can have therapeutic effects, including antiseizure and anticancer effects, by increasing GABAergic tone in the brain and suppressing insulin pathways. It also helps in managing type two diabetes and weight loss by providing a satiating effect on the brain.