Ketogenic Diet Specialist

James J. Biemer, MD

Internists located in Portland, OR

Low-carb dieting is by no means a health fad. It's a proven, effective way to help the body burn fat and improve health outcomes for people with certain chronic conditions. At his practice in Portland, Oregon, James J. Biemer, MD, offers a ketogenic dieting protocol as a therapeutic tool for health and weight loss. To schedule a personalized consultation, call the office today to speak with our coaches.

Ketogenic Diet Q & A

What is a ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and generally used for weight loss. In the absence of higher levels of carbohydrates, the body naturally creates ketone bodies, which are derived from fat stores and are used as an alternative energy source. Over time, a ketogenic diet helps you break down excessive amounts of fat, so you lose weight.

What are the benefits of a ketogenic diet?

While low-carbohydrate dieting has been around for years, ketogenic diets have gained more popularity recently. Emerging research is showing that this type of diet is not only effective for weight loss, but it can also improve health outcomes. Some of the benefits of a ketogenic diet may include: :

  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Better cholesterol levels
  • Increased energy
  • Fewer sugar or carbohydrate cravings
  • Lower risk of cancer

A ketogenic diet might also help to heal neurological conditions and eliminate the symptoms associated with cognitive problems by correcting the abnormalities in the way that cells use energy.

What is included in my ketogenic diet program?

Dr. Biemer offers the Ideal Protein® Protocol as a ketogenic weight loss diet. This is different from many other popular forms of the commonly known “keto” diet. Please click here to read about the specific differences between Ideal Protein® Protocol and other Keto diets.

Throughout the four phases of the Ideal Protein® Protocol, dedicated coaches provide weekly support sessions and ongoing education. They are here to motivate, educate, and guide clients through the process.

When you’ve achieved your goal weight and desired health outcomes, our coaches help you with stabilization and weight maintenance.

To begin your weight loss journey today, contact our coaches, Kazumi and Molly, at Dr. Biemer’s office today. Also, please visit James J. Biemer, MD’s Ideal Protein weight loss page.

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