I know Dr. Bredesen used to say to stay in nutritional ketosis with a level from .5 - 1.5. I see that he is now saying to be above 1.0.
I am usually in a lower level of nutritional ketosis with readings between .5 - .9. As I've been reading more, I started testing often to see how different meals are affecting my levels. I have been surprised and I am now totally confused!! I am no longer in nutritional ketosis after I eat, even if the meal is high in fat and low in protein and carbs. (i.e. a small piece of salmon with butter sauce and a kale salad with lots of olive oil.) My readings consistently drop to .2 - .4 and remain there for the rest of the afternoon. I usually keep my daily carbs below 50, and often below 20.
Linda wrote:I have a doctor's appointment in 2 weeks and I'm hoping to see an improvement from last year's results! My homocysteine was still high last year at 8.1, but down from 12.1 the previous year. My hbA1c was still too high at 5.5, but it was down from 5.7. My doctor expressed a real concern last year for my high cholesterol level, so I'm hoping she doesn't try to push me to take meds. (I won't.) My total cholesterol was 268. LDL was 161. HDL was 95, and my triglycerides were 58. I guess things have been improving, but ever SO SLOWLY.
Linda wrote: Unfortunately, I'm struggling to understand what this means. Is my ratio of .6 where it should be? Are you saying that you would assume that my HbA1C would have been lower than 5.5? I wonder what could have caused this discrepancy. Is there something else I need to be aware of? I check my ketones more often than my glucose level, but I will definitely be more on top of it.
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