Your quote: My question is this - you state that ketosis would require a lot of alkalizing minerals. I usually achieve and maintain ketosis by eating nothing but avocados, spinach, celery, sprouts, etc. So would be achieving and maintaing ketosis through this method be favorable? End quote
Answer: The way this is worded I do not know for sure what you are trying to say !
But, when I am refering to ketosis, it is as a problem to be dealt with, for it is not desired, because it requires much more Alkaline Minerals to counter the Acids which come along with the ketosis action, if we may say !
And ketosis may come about when a person does not have enough Alkaline Minerals in ratio to the amount of Acids being Released in the body !
This condition may occur when someone is overweight and trying to lose weight by the Diet as you mentioned , which allows for the body to Burn Fatty Acids, which then may Cause the body to become too Acidic unless your Alkaline Mineral Reserves are high or your present Diet is able to supply enough Alkaline Minerals to counter the Fatty Acids being released !
Your quote: I am not sure if you can back up the claim that ketones are the bodies and brains favored source of energy? Any truth to that? If not, why do I have such good energy, drive, determination whilst in ketosis (after the dreaded first three days mind you). End quote !
Answer: You may want to read the info on the askmoreless.com site and gain a Better understanding about how the body is powered ?
The body may be powered by the Release of Electro-magnetic Energy from the reactions between the Acids and the Alkalines in the Digestive process !
"Nowhere" did I say that ketones were the Brain and bodies favored source of energy !
The sugars do not power the body, but are needed to hold the Moisture to Stablize the Reactions to Keep the body Cool, during the release of Electro-magnetic Energy !
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