High ketone levels in a non-diabetic
For the last 40 days I have been on a 'carnivore diet'. I've eaten nothing but meat and occasionally eggs. Predominantly red meat. Prior to this my diet was almost entirely vegetarian and raw with no pasta or bread but occasional rice. I did this out of interest to re-set my gut micro biome and address issues with IBS, endometriosis and inflammation/scar tissue after appendectomy surgery. Towards the end of 30 days of this 're-set' I bought the 'Fat for Fuel' book to give me a guide to reintroducing food and to switch to a high fat diet long term. I've been testing my ketone & glucose levels for a few days now and am shocked to see that my ketone levels are constantly above 3mmol/l. Is this dangerous? I am not diabetic so I don't think I can be at risk of ketoacidosis but according to the guidelines in 'Fat for Fuel' my ketones should be below 3 to be in nutritional ketosis. What could be causing them to be so high and how do I lower them? My glucose levels have been at 4mmol/l or under. Newbie here so trying to get as much info and understanding as possible! Thanks!