Ketogenic diets don’t have anything to do with the paleo diet usually. However, I think they may play a legitimate role in weight loss for overweight type 2 diabetics. They could also be helpful in rapid control of blood sugars in out-of-control diabetics (excluding diabetic ketoacidosis).
Has anyone devised a ketogenic paleo diet yet? I don’t recall one off the top of my head.
Registered Dietitian Franziska Spritzler recently reviewed the concept of low-carb ketogenic diets. She thinks they are a valid approach to certain clinical situations. Among dietitians, this puts her in a small but growing minority.
I hesitate to mention this, but I will anyway. Many, if not most, dietitians too easily just go along with the standard party line on low-carb eating: it’s rarely necessary and quite possibly unhealthy. Going along is much easier than doing independent literature review and analysis. I see the same mindset among physicians.
Franziska breaks the mold.