I am an advocate of a properly administered Ketogenic diet, using correct patient selection. Ketogenic translates into “Fat-burning”, as opposed to “Fat-Storing”, and can be used together with intermittent fasting to increase mitochondrial function (improving energy production), and balance hormones. While some may be primarily interested in using this method for weight loss, many individuals who have used this method have noticed side benefits which are numerous.┬áSince it is anti-inflammatory, side benefits may include reducing the risk of an individual developing the chronic inflammatory diseases (therefore the possibly of decreasing the risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, neuro-degenerative diseases as well as other inflammatory conditions including arthritis and autoimmunity).