Where are the studies that show this, great you have listed a couple of authorities, just because they are low carbers doesn't make them right, all the points you mention are opinion or hypothesis unles you can present the data that proves it.
I have not advocated a Ketogenic diet,
But from the evidence that I have seen presented I do not think it would likely be a problem, but I would like to know more if there is more to know.
On balance if you are planning pregnancy then go the safest bet with a well rounded Primal diet, I agree there is no substantial evidence to say a Ketogenic diet is safe in Pregnancy in all circumstances, but likewise for the counter argument.
So let's just have the discussion without fingering individuals as "Baby Killers" to support your own opinion.
Last edited by Omni; 09-29-2012 at 06:14 AM.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs
And Cordain says pregnant hunter gathers limited protein yet increased both fat and carbohydrate due to increase calorie and glucose needs.
Last edited by Forgotmylastusername; 09-29-2012 at 08:04 PM.
I wouldn't quote Loren Cordain. hes got some wacko health beliefs
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I haven't seen what Cordain wrote and the context of his comments so I can't comment on that.
So overall there is no strong evidence neither one way nor the other to say that Ketosis is or isn't harmful to the foetus and/or nursing infant.
Good heavens there are some very strong beliefs here. I appreciate all of the info and don't think I'm quite ready to dig in as far as you all have. Thanks for providing your inputs, as a (hopefully) soon be be conceiving woman I appreciate it. I have no reason to go ultra low carb but I'll keep all this in mind.