What Happens When You Cut Carbs

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What Does Cutting Carbs Do?

Carbs are a basic nutrient your body turns into glucose, or blood sugar, to make energy for your body to work. A very low-carb diet, like keto and the early phase of the Atkins Diet, triggers your body into nutritional ketosis. Your liver starts to make ketones — a fuel that kicks in when your body doesn’t have enough sugar to run on — by breaking down fat. 

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How Low Is Low-Carb?

To bring about nutritional ketosis, extremely low-carb diets cap your carb intake at less than 10% of your total macronutrient (carbs, fat, and protein) intake. That translates to 20 to 50 grams a day of carbs. Low-carb diets generally shoot for under 26% of nutrition intake, or 130 grams. 

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You’ll Lose Water Weight

A sudden lack of carbs will make you lose weight. It’s mostly water weight at first, though. This is mostly because cutting carbs also wipes out the glycogen stores in your muscles. Glycogen helps your body retain water. You may also lose some salt along with the carbs you cut out. When you start to eat carbs again, the water weight comes right back. It takes 2 to 3 weeks for ketosis to rev up and start to burn fat.

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You Might Get the “Keto Flu”

Ketosis can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and headaches, which can feel a lot like flu symptoms. More serious side effects can happen too, like stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting. Some doctors think this is caused by not getting enough nutrients from fruits, beans, veggies, and whole grains — foods not allowed, or strictly limited, on a keto diet.

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You May Have Brain Fog

You may feel foggy as your body tries to keep up normal blood sugar levels. It might be hard to sleep at first. You might feel very tired, which will make your brain feel even fuzzier for a while. 

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Your Belly Might Bloat

Low-carb diets are also low on fiber. Constipation can strike, although it usually clears up in a few weeks. You can get some fiber from watery fruit like watermelon. Also, gas can get trapped in your digestive tract. Your stomach might feel too full and hurt. If you stay well-hydrated and get enough electrolytes (minerals that help balance your body water and nourish your cells), your symptoms might not be as serious or last as long. 

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Your Breath Might Smell Weird

When your body runs on fatty acids instead of carbs, it releases ketones through your breath as acetone. Your breath might smell fruity or sweet. Some say it tastes like a decaying apple. Also, if your mouth is dry, you can have bad breath. That’s because there’s not enough saliva to get rid of bacteria and extra food particles in your mouth. So stay hydrated.

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Your Blood Sugar Levels Might Dip

A super low-carb diet can lower your blood sugar levels. This can help if you have diabetes. But in true ketosis, hypoglycemia is a risk. This happens when your blood sugar dips too low. The go-to treatment is to have 15 grams of carbs to raise it. If it’s still too low after 15 minutes, you’ll need another 15 grams. If you have diabetes, check your sugars often and know that you may need to adjust your meds while on this diet. 

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It Can Tax Your Heart

Very low-carb diets also are high-fat. Your saturated fat intake should be no more than 5% to 6% of your total. Focus on healthy fats like those in avocados, olives, and nuts. On the keto diet (as well as less strict low-carb diets like Atkins and Paleo), your triglycerides and HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels will likely get better. But you may see a rise in LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, which can also lead to heart disease. 

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You Might Feel Moody

Your state of mind can get wonky when you sharply cut healthy carbs that send sugar to the brain. You might feel grouchy. One study found people who followed low-carb diets over time had less serotonin in their brains than those who were on low-fat diets. Healthy serotonin levels help guard against anxiety and depression. 

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Your Liver May Struggle

On a low-carb diet, your liver has a lot more fat to process. This can make an existing condition worse. 

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Kidney Problems Can Worsen

Nutritional ketosis may bump up uric acid levels, leading to kidney stones or gout flares. One study found people with mild chronic kidney disease on the keto diet did OK with close medical supervision. But others show those who eat any diet high in red meat and low in whole grains, low-fat dairy, and fruit are 97% more likely to get kidney disease. This is partly why some dietitians advise against doing extreme low-carb diets on your own.

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It Can Help Control Seizures

People have used the keto diet for some 100 years to treat epilepsy, mainly in children who don’t respond to meds. It means that someone will have to watch you and do frequent lab checks and urine tests. Studies go on as to how the keto diet might also help people with brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease. There aren’t any firm results yet, though.

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“The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves…..”

-James Madison


HEY, PEOPLE! Please don’t just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don’t post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won’t win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

There Is No Public Health Utility To The Current COVID “Vaccines”

This is really simple stuff– just read carefully.

THE NORMAL ARGUMENT FOR public health utility in a vaccine is that the measure eliminates the hazard of Person A transmitting a pathogen to Person B. That is, the public health utility of a vaccine hinges on it having the effect of immunizing the vaccinated individual from becoming infected and spreading the disease.

The current COVID “vaccines” pushed by the Biden administration are not even purported to have the requisite property of conferring immunity– and they do not. All that is (itself dubiously) claimed of them is that they lessen the severity of the disease as experienced by the “vaccinated” individual.

Those “vaccinated” individuals can still catch and spread the virus to others– including “others” who are themselves fully “vaccinated”. See reports here, here and here, for instance.

Further, “vaccinated” individuals carry (and transmit) at least as much viral load as unvaccinated (as admitted here by the CDC)– and possibly a great deal more (as indicated here).

Further still, contrary to the deceptions practiced by the “vaccine” boosters in government and the media, infections among the “vaccinated” have been occurring since the very beginning of the “vaccination” rollouts (as admitted here by the CDC). This means that “breakthrough” cases are not a consequence of “waning protection”– the “protection” has never existed, and the “vaccine” manufacturers have never claimed that their products conferred immunity anyway. (Btw, be sure to note the admission in the fifth paragraph that,”…the number of reported COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases is likely a substantial undercount of all SARS-CoV-2 infections among fully vaccinated persons.”)

Nor are “breakthrough” cases the consequence of some special property of the so-called “Delta variant”. As pointed out in these pages previously in a bit more detail, it is the “spike protein” that makes the COVID virus dangerous. The “vaccines” purport to directly (and exclusively) provide a defense against that singular feature of the virus.

If the “vaccines” DO provide a defense against the “spike protein”, then unless the “Delta variant” lacks the “spike protein” (and is therefore relatively harmless and not possibly the cause of “breakthrough infections”) the “vaccines” will protect just as much against the “variant” as they do against the original version of the virus.

All told, then, the “vaccines” can be said to offer a private health benefit (to the extent that the claim of severity mitigation for the “vaccinated” person is true). But they offer no public health benefit whatsoever.

Let me say that again, for emphasis, and so that you all will copy and paste this simple analysis everywhere and repeat it to every Kool-Aid-drinking death-cult nutcase until it sinks in and their eyes unglaze:

The current COVID “vaccines” provide no public health benefit whatsoever.

Further, of course: With no public health benefit resulting from “vaccination”, there is no valid rationale for mandating “vaccination“*.

SOMEWHAT IRONICALLY, the only persons actually incapable of catching or spreading the virus are those who have achieved natural immunity (that is to say, true immunity) through having caught and defeated the virus**. This means that those who abstained from the “vaccines” even before all the evidence of their ineffectiveness at conferring immunity began to accumulate have actually been the most admirable and effective contributors to “public health” threat mitigation in regard to virus transmission.

In light of the foregoing, the proper public policy at this point would be to immediately halt the “vaccine” injections in recognition of their uselessness and the dangers attendant upon them (however rare or uncertain they may be, some of which are nicely summarized here, others here). Allow the virus to infect whoever it reaches– and, in fact, the more, the better.

Treat those who develop or are at risk of developing serious illness (or anyone infected who wishes it, regardless) with HCQ/Z-pack or Ivermectin (or any other safe and effective treatment which may subsequently emerge). Let the virus run its course in all other cases without concern– harmlessly, if not entirely invisibly, as is already the case for most infections.

Every infected person will end up with actual immunity from the virus. That immunity will be full-spectrum, durable immunity, and not just to the “spike protein” element of the current bug. Naturally-achieved immunity creates immune-system memory and response to all of a pathogen’s thousand different elements, meaning to every possible “variant” as well.

It is thus that COVID (C19) will be relegated to insignificance even among high-risk groups. While that process is running its course the world can immediately have a REAL “reset”– right back to pre-hysteric normal.

HERE’S A FINAL THOUGHT: In order to facilitate that real reset to prehysteric times without a great deal of fuss and resistance, let’s all begin right now to generate some serious and appropriate deterrence.

Let’s start making it clear that any person found to have persistently distorted the threat of C19 (by repeating false fatality figures, as discussed here, for instance), or everyone found to have disparaged or suppressed safe and effective treatments for the virus, or anyone doing anything else calculated or naturally-disposed to keep panic alive in any other way will be deemed guilty of crimes against humanity. Let’s make it known that every unnecessary misery or death that results from those crimes will be laid at the feet of the guilty parties, with punishments to match.

I am sick of being bombarded with lies about death tolls and the safety and effectiveness of the “vaccines”, and the persistent destruction of our rights and economies and the rule of law. But these things won’t ever stop their seasonal runs– on the C19 pretext or some other hobgoblin panic-mongering– until it becomes clear to the sociopaths responsible that there will be consequences.

“A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves.”

-Edward R. Murrow


*Contra the bent notions of Jacobsen v. Massachusetts, this is not to say that any valid rationale for mandatory vaccines would otherwise exist even were an actual vaccine available. The availability of an actual vaccine capable of conferring real protection against infection eliminates any public threat from the unvaccinated. Any member of the public felt to be at risk can get the shot and be made safe, thus eviscerating any supposed public interest which could outweigh the personal autonomy rights of the unvaccinated.

**I am aware of claims made or implied to the effect that previously-infected persons have been subsequently re-infected. I do not subscribe to this proposition absent definitive proof that what is counted as the original infection was actually of C19, through either meaningful testing during the course of the illness, or positive C19 antibody testing afterwards. Such proof is not likely to be available with regard to any of the anecdotal “re-infection” cases asserted in the record thus far, since the RT-PCR tests which will have been relied-upon to establish C19 infection is completely unreliable.

In light of the fact that re-infection of those who had been prompted to develop an immune system response by an actual C19 initial infection is so contrary to normal and millennia-long-established immune-system behavior after initial infection and recovery, I assume that the one or the other illness event was not actually of C19, and was instead one of the many other viral pathogens with symptomatic presentation similar to symptoms ascribed to C19 (which is a long and eclectic list).

P.S. ENJOY THIS uplifting 10 minute video which was shared with me recently (but don’t let it push from your mind my prescription for transforming the hearts and minds of the bad guys offered above):

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