Silicon Valley’s favorite diet can lead to kidney trouble — here’s how to go keto without getting sick

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  • The keto diet is a popular strategy for rapid weight loss and can help with certain medical conditions like seizures and Type 2 diabetes.
  • But kidney doctors say if you’re not careful, it can be a recipe for kidney stones and other health concerns.
  • It’s not the diet itself that’s necessarily bad, but the way some people approach it.
  • Make sure you’re staying hydrated, and keep your intake of meats in check.

The keto diet, at its essence, is rather straightforward: stop eating carbs, munch on more fat. 

It is a high-fat, low-sugar weight loss strategy that forces the body into its natural starvation mode, causing it to rely on fat for fuel, instead of sugars and carbohydrates — typically what our bodies like to burn through first.

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