Well I think Danny has been very generous to participate in this discussion! And I'm glad that (for the most part) people have been keeping it civil and objective. ; ) I know that at least I'm having fun, and learning stuff : )
Questions for Danny:
What do you think of the theory that people with certain disorders (I've heard this said about anything from obesity to MS) aren't able to utilize sugar properly for fuel and therefore need to use ketones to prevent cell death etc.?
Also, when you eat fat, do you know what % is turned into ketones, and what % is free fatty acids? Does it differ, depending on the fat? Are free *saturated* fatty acids a problem at all? I would think those would be OK?
Regarding ketones, I've heard that coconut oil *has* ketones in it, but then I also heard that your body just uses the coconut fat to *make* ketones (= more stressful). Apparently potato juice does actually have ketones in it?
When it comes to losing fat (PUFA), when you say the liver takes care of it, does that mean that in order to lose weight, you don't actually have to "burn" the fat for fuel?