we go into ketosis every day. it's called sleeping.
When we're sleeping, we're also not doing anything. And we stop sleeping. We get surges of adrenaline from time to time as well, but that doesn't mean it would be good to have adrenaline pumping through our bodies all the time.
and the studies done on traditional Inuit showed they had no problem eating a 90% meat diet (with some seasonal fruit) their whole lives. but the thing is, we can't replicate this diet easily in the modern world. the Inuit ate all the internal organs and the fattest parts of their kill, "snout to tail" carnivorism. we only eat lean muscle meat now. it's funny, but in the wild, predators eat all the fat and leave the lean muscle for scavengers. someone going full carnivore today has to add fat and liver and brain and whatever else we don't even think of as proper food anymore. supplementation is necessary i think (esp Vit-D), in any modern diet.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson demonstrated how this is possible after having studied the Inuit.
Thanks for the link. Thing is though, none of us live the traditional Inuit life. We don't eat raw brain. I don't think it's part of the Paleo diet either, but I could be wrong. Also, the article doesn't say what the avg lifespan of Inuit living in this traditional manner is or what other health effects like heart disease and hardened artieries, etc. they might be more susceptible to.
Even in this article, there's a lot of back and forth about health benefits and risks with low carb diets. There are studies mentioned where people's physical performance were impaired, and there are studies where heart disease is lessened on low carbs and the plaque build up in blood vessels impaired vascular health.
Not to mention the part about competitive athletes wanting to stay away from low carb diets.
It's important to note the studies aren't really comprehensively explained. Even in citation, information about how the study was conducted is often missing. You get an interpretation of the findings that may or may not have an interest in fully examining the study.
Definitely pick up "Why We Get Fat" if you have the chance. what's on your reading list btw?
Right now, mainly articles on the internet. I have a few friends who are doctors and I ask them about it. I'm not ready to buy any books yet, mostly because my diet is not #1 on my priority list and I'm not in bad shape.
I don't have a real opinion on whether any diet is good or not because I don't have enough information, I just thought people seem to be getting a bit carried away. I always look for the holes, and the explanations that follow. If they make sense, I'll go along. I need the convincing first.