Why is a biochemist recommending that Elon Musk put people on a keto diet when sending them to Mars? The first reason is cost. He says it will save money. The second reason is that the biochemist is Chief Medical Officer of a company that pushes the keto diet for diabetes reversal.
Phinney, a nutritional biochemist and chief medical officer of diabetes-reversal company Virta Health, has been studying nutrition, and particularly ketosis, for decades.
He’s learned that it may be easier for some people to excel in extreme endurance pursuits if they carry lots of fuel in their bodies, as the keto diet allows, rather than on their backs, bikes — or in their spaceships.Insider