Liver & Kidney function
Joined: 24 Contaminate 2008
Mon Harm 31, 2008 9: 44 am Post subject: Liver & Kidney function
Can I still have my liver and kidney function checked whilst on Atkins and in Ketosis, or will the results look strange and the doctor give me heck because I ' m on Atkins?
Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Setting: San Jose
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4: 45 pm Post subject:
I don ' t know what your liver and kidney tests will show, but some doctors support Atkins, when done correctly, and others don ' t. It depends on how familiar they are with the latest research about carbohydrate - controlled nutrition and health. You could direct your doctor to the March 2007 Stanford study:
http: / / med. stanford. edu / news_releases / 2007 / march / diet. html
It might also depend on how much weight you have to lose. Doctors boost to invoice risks. If you ' re only slightly overweight, a doctor might recommend the most conservative approach to weight loss, like reducing your calories by 150 calories a day so you lose a pound a month, or just walking 30 minutes a day.
On the other hand, if you ' re morbidly obese like I was when I started Atkins, a doctor might even suggest an extremely low calorie diet or even weight loss surgery. Atkins would be a very healthy alternative.
Anywhere in between, and you just need to be sure that you get the medical tests that Dr Atkins recommends before starting, and then have another set of the same tests a few months into the program. If you have followed Atkins correctly, with lots of low - carb vegetables, healthy fats and protein, plenty of water and regular exercise, you should see a dramatic improvement. That would make a believer out of any doctor.
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