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What effects do Ketones have on the Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Nervous System?

When you eat according to your metabolic type, you'll be able to last 4 to 5 hours between meals and snacks without feeling hungry. You'll also have lots of physical energy and mental clarity, and be free of fatigue, irritability and other problems that commonly occur when you fail to eat according to your genetically-based needs. Needless to say, you'll experience plenty of longer-term benefits as well, including the ability to lose weight and keep it off, strengthened immunity and stamina, and the ability to prevent, reverse or greatly alleviate many kinds of common health disorders.

Below are brief highlights of the three basic Metabolic Type diets -- your starting point on the road to truly effective, customized nutrition. The Protein Type Diet In general or simplistic terms, if you are a protein type it means one of two things -- either your cells tend to burn carbohydrates too quickly meaning you're a fast oxidizer , or the parasympathetic branch of your autonomic nervous system is stronger and more dominant than the sympathetic branch.

This means you need a high-protein intake in order to strengthen your sympathetic system, and in turn acidify your too-alkaline metabolism. Or you need protein to slow down your overly rapid cellular oxidation rate, thereby alkalinizing your too-acid metabolism.

Protein types do very well on a diet that includes plenty of high-density, high-fat proteins known as "high-purine" proteins. These include foods like red meat, dark meat chicken and turkey, and various kinds of seafood such as salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, mussels, caviar and anchovies. Most protein types can also eat freely of whole fat foods in the form of cheese, eggs, cream and milk.

It's especially important for protein types to include a significant amount of protein at every meal, and to moderate their intake of carbohydrates grains, vegetables and fruits , especially the carbohydrates that are high in sugar and starch. The Carbo Type Diet Generally speaking, if you're a carbo type you need a higher percentage of carbohydrates in your diet in order to strengthen the parasympathetic branch of your nervous system, which is weaker than your sympathetic system, and thereby alkalinize your too-acid metabolism.

Or you need more carbohydrates to speed up your naturally slow cellular oxidation rate, thereby bringing it into balance by acidifying your too-alkaline metabolism. Carbo types typically do well on a low-fat, relatively low-protein diet -- one that includes liberal amounts of carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

However, carbo types need to remember that a "low-protein" diet does not mean a "no-protein" diet. In fact, most carbo types will find that they need to include protein at most meals, but they need to focus on leaner, lighter meats, seafood and poultry than protein types.

Oler, ND on August 24, at 6: Hi Denise - thanks for your comment; I'm glad you found this series of posts interesting. Sincerely, Dr Chad Reply. Sonia on November 16, at 7: Hi Dr Chad, Thank you for this great article! I will definitely refer to it. As I found out that my nervous system is constantly in sympathetic mode and the fact that I'm now 2 months pregnant, I wonder if my situation could harm my baby.

Oler, ND on November 16, at 2: Before making this assessment, it would be important to know how you determined that your SNS is overactive and what effect it is having on your current state of health. Assuming your SNS is overactive, the next question would be how did this come about?

Unless the SNS overactivity is very great, it is likely that you can use the suggestions in this series to minimize any negative effect on your baby. Your physician can and should monitor your and your baby's health status to provide you peace of mind: Rachita on November 23, at 1: After meeting a great Physiotherapist, I started on my journey of regular exercise since Jan From absolutely NO exercise to twice a day for 1 hour each , I exercised, daily.

It was strenuous for me. But helped my back. Around 6 weeks after this new regimen I found that I could not sleep well. Do you think that the SNS imbalance could have crept in over a 6 week period? I reduced exercising to an hour a day. My sleep is still not like earlier days, though slightly improved.

I practise almost all points mentioned in the above article. And surely, regular meditation etc helps. But anxiety due to the fact that I have trouble over sleeping, persists. But for my weak back muscles I need to exercise more than that. Mild exercises wont do.

How to get a balanced nervous system while exercising. And also address the sleep issue? Oler, ND on November 27, at 5: Be sure and follow the other recommendations in this series to balance the nervous system. Additional testing may help provide some additional information, including an adrenal stress assessment, GTT with insulin response and hs-CRP. I would suggest you work with your health care provider to get these tests completed and look into amino acid therapy; you can contact NeuroSupport to find a provider near you: Oler, ND on December 4, at 5: Hi Catherine - thanks for the comment; following the recommendations outlined in these posts is never a bad idea.

Susan George on December 14, at 8: I was diagnosed with CLL in April of My lymph nodes, especially in my neck, have become very prominent and are actually affecting my ability to sleep well. As a result, my oncologist brought up the possibility of starting chemo soon, to shrink the lymph nodes. That was in July, and since then I have decided to radically change my diet and lifestyle to avoid having to do chemotherapy. I was thrilled as to how quickly we saw such positive and promising results!!

My question for you is what type of diet should I be on? I had been avoiding almost all red meats, but after reading what you wrote here and reading Suzanne Somers interview with Dr Gonzalez, should I be eating grass fed red meats and fats since it says that Leukemia is usually associated with a parasympathetic nervous system? Also, any advice on how to rid the toxins from my lymph nodes?

Oler, ND on December 18, at 5: It certainly sounds like you have been on quite a journey the last couple years! Brett on January 8, at 7: I have had constant high anxiety for years. I have tried exercise, meditation, and prescribed alprazolam, with not much relief.

Recently had foot surgery, and have since developed a pain syndrome. Now prescribed Lyrica and nortriptyline. My nervous system seems to be always on high alert, and I am now burnt out feeling, and worn out from this constant state of anxiety. Oler, ND on January 8, at 9: Ideally, the person you work with would also be experienced with the use of amino acid therapy, as it sounds like you may also have an underlying neurotransmitter imbalance that would need to be corrected.

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