Is a ketogenic diet healthy for everyone, not just people with diabetes or weight issues?

By Dr. Stephen Phinney and the Virta Team

We humans are a very diverse lot, and there is no known diet that is perfect for everyone.  Given its ability to reduce insulin resistance and reduce inflammation, a well-formulated ketogenic diet has clear benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and in most cases of obesity.  There is also research being done to assess the benefits of nutritional ketosis in people with irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and some forms of cancer. And of course, there’s also almost a century of experience with the ketogenic diet halting or reducing seizures in children and adults.