Pain started my ketogenic journey (Part 1)

Mani Malagón

Captain Mani Malagón (Manuel A Malagón-Fajar), USN (retired), MIT '74 (B.S. Math), US Naval Postgraduate School '86 (M.S.E.E.), US Army War College '99, served in US nuclear attack submarines & commanded USS Olympia (SSN 717). He was assigned to Submarine Force Pacific, 7th Fleet & Mine Warfare staffs, and as Defense Attaché to Chile. He has used a therapeutic ketogenic diet as a principal adjunct to ameliorate his brother’s schizophrenia.

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  1. Cassey says:

    Thank-you for sharing these parts of your journey Mani. I also have only just been introduced to the terms “metabolic health, ketogenic diet, and eating until satiety of high fat foods.” I have only been on this path for a year and have completed my first 3 day fast a couple weeks ago thanks to all of your research and help! I can’t wait to read more about your journey and continue to get better and apply these findings to my own journey. I went from not being able to wait 3 hours in between meals for food to easily waiting 18 hours to break my overnight fast. MIND = BLOWN!

    • You drove alone through Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Peru to Uruguay — a fantastic journey, despite all the F-E-A-R being promoted about it. But F-E-A-R can mean face-everything-and-rise! During that transition through different cultures and experiences you shifted your diet and believed in the transformative power of your body. It’s taken me nearly a decade, and as you’ll see in Part 2 there were some rough patches. Hopefully sharing and “thinking together” will make us all richer. Congratulations on your journey!

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