I'm not a doctor. I don't even play one on TV. Everything here is my opinion. While I have had good results following this approach, you may not. If you have any liver, kidney, or pancreatic issues a low-carb diet is potentially dangerous. If you have diabetes you must consult with your doctor, as failure to take the impact of such an extreme change in diet into account in determining the correct dosages of medications used to treat diabetes could be deadly. If your doctor is completely ignorant of the potential benefits of a low-carb diet, please buy them a copy of Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes.
If you have any of the following rare conditions, according to a study on the use of ketogenic diet in the management of epilepsy, you should absolutely not pursue a ketogenic diet.
- Carnitine deﬁciency (primary)
- Carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) I or II deﬁciency
- Carnitine translocase deﬁciency
- b-oxidation defects
- Medium-chain acyl dehydrogenase deﬁciency (MCAD)
- Long-chain acyl dehydrogenase deﬁciency (LCAD)
- Short-chain acyl dehydrogenase deﬁciency (SCAD)
- Long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA deﬁciency
- Medium-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA deﬁciency.
- Pyruvate carboxylase deﬁciency