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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to common questions about our treatment and enrollment process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to common questions about our treatment and enrollment process.

What is the Revero Treatment and who will benefit from it?

The Revero Method is a root-cause approach to treating chronic metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, as well as inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. It includes personalized nutrition therapy, biomarker tracking, and ongoing medical care. 

What conditions does Revero treat?

For metabolic conditions, we treat type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, obesity, and primary hypertension.

For autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, we treat several gastrointestinal issues, skin conditions, and musculoskeletal listed below.

For gastrointestinal conditions, we treat Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

For skin conditions, we treat Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne, Chronic urticaria, Dermatitis, and Rosacea.

For musculoskeletal conditions, we treat Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Chronic back pain, Lupus, and Psoriatic Arthritis.

How does the Revero Treatment work?

Revero’s approach is designed to address the root causes of metabolic and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, by reducing insulin resistance and inflammation. 

Revero patients will receive continuous tech-driven remote support from Revero in coordination with medical providers who help to safely manage and potentially reduce medications.

Unlike the traditional model care, our patients do not have to wait a long time to get their providers to review their biomarker outcomes. Our clinicians continuously monitor patient’s daily biomarker inputs to provide a personalized clinical and nutrition plan based individual demographics and health conditions.

What are the components of the Revero Treatment?

Medical Supervision: A metabolic specialist provides continuing support, supervision, and safe reductions in prescription medications.

Coaching: A supportive health coach will guide patients on their journey toward better health by answering questions, create healthy habits, and keep the patient accountable.

Biomarker tracking: Weight scales, glucose and blood pressure monitors are some of the ways Revero will customize your individual needs, so you know you’re trending in the right direction.

Personalized nutrition: Revero’s nutrition therapy is designed to help stabilize blood sugar and reduce inflammation and gut dysfunction.

Online telehealth clinic: You can talk to your healthcare provider or coach from the comfort of your own home on an on-going basis.

On-demand Resources: A precise online program with access to an extensive library of resources whenever you need it.

How does the Revero app work?

Everything you will need to educate yourself, create good habits and measure your improvements is available to you daily through a personalized online experience:
Personalized nutrition therapy: Our nutrition therapy is designed to help reduce inflammation and insulin resistance and restore health in an effective and sustainable way.

Educational Content: You will gradually increase your education through video guides and learn the science behind the approach to Revero’s program.

Biomarkers Tracking: As a Revero patient, you will input your data consistently, which will help guide your care team to ensure your success and safety.

Chat With Care Team: You will have ongoing access and secure communication with your care team to troubleshoot, brainstorm, and discuss questions you have along your journey.

Resources: A large database of recipes and guides. Knowing what to do is helpful but giving the science behind the why of nutritional ketosis will help Revero patients apply the key concepts to their program.

Does the Revero Method include medications?

Revero is dedicated to help patients understand metabolic and autoimmune health and make lifestyle changes in a sustainable way that reduces the need for medications. Revero’s clinical and nutrition protocols are designed to help reduce inflammation and metabolic syndrome and thus potentially reduce or eliminate their prescription medications under the supervision of our medical care team.

Why can’t I follow the Revero Method on my own?

Safety, success, and sustainability. It’s never recommended to make changes to any medications on your own. By following a nutritional ketosis plan, you will need day-to-day monitoring which is provided to you via the app and your care team at Revero. Success comes from understanding. Your individualized health care plan is dedicated to teaching you the ‘why’ behind metabolic and autoimmune health and how to achieve your goals. To make genuine changes, you need to create long-lasting habits. This can be achieved through a care team that has your best interests at heart and will support you each step along the way.

How does the personalized nutritional therapy work?

Revero core nutrition therapy is a low-carb diet which is designed to help patients reduce inflammation and achieve nutritional ketosis— when your body primarily burns fat instead of sugar from carbohydrates. 

Then in the personalization phase, we further fine-tune your nutrition therapy by eliminating or re-introducing certain foods based on your unique demographics and health conditions.

What does the starter kit include?

Revero’s starter kit comes with the essential tools you will need to start your health journey:
Body weight scale, glucose monitors, strips, lancets, alcohol swabs (as needed), blood pressure cuff (as needed), food scale magnesium tablets, and bouillon cubes

What are the elements of Revero’s medical care?

You and your provider will have a telemedicine call upon enrollment and monitor your progress through the app as your health improves. This also includes check-ins and follow-ups as necessary. 

Your Revero medical provider will manages your prescription medications related to the Revero scope of treatment and monitors your biomarker inputs consistently throughout your journey to provide personalized care. Since they have expertise in metabolic and autoimmune health, they will also work with your primary doctor to ensure consistency of care.

What are the elements of Revero’s coaching?

Your Revero coach helps you find success in many ways; 

Nutritional Expertise: If you are unsure about a certain food, need recipe ideas or are curious about the science behind low-carb nutrition, your Revero coach can answer those questions.

Building Good Habits: Know what to do is one thing, knowing how to incorporate the good foundations into your life could leave you struggling. Your coach can help you figure it out based on your lifestyle to create long-lasting positive habits.

Support & Encouragement: Your Revero health coach is here to support, encourage and celebrate with you — from the beginning to your ultimate health goals.

Feedback & Accountability: Your Revero coach will review your biomarker inputs and works with you to troubleshoot any issues, keeping you on track and motivated.

Supporting Your Goals: Because everyone has different individual needs, your Revero coach helps you do what works best for your goals.

Is calorie counting, restriction or intermittent fasting required?

Revero does not expect patients to restrict or count calories or fast.

Is exercise a requirement?

Chronic exercise is not a necessity for success on Revero. However, movement throughout the day is highly encouraged as well as adding any other additional physical activity you desire.

Am I able to join Revero if I travel frequently?

Yes. Because Revero’s Method program is virtual based, you are able to take your care team and plan with you. Your health coach and medical provider will be able to provide you with tips to stay on track during hectic travel days.

How does the enrollment process work at Revero?

Revero’s process for enrollment has five steps: 

1. Online application: Submit an application on revero.com/apply, completely free

2. Initial call: Pick a time for a phone consultation with a Revero enrollment advisor who can assist answering any questions you may have about the program

3. Medical history: Fill in your health and personal history information on our HIPAA compliant secure website.

4. Lab work: Submit a recent set of lab results for medical screening

5. Video call with medical provider: A free, no-commitment consultation with your Revero medical provider

If my primary doctor wants to learn more about Revero?

Revero care team does not replace your primary doctor, but they are happy to be in contact. You are encouraged to out your primary medical provider in touch with to your Revero care team to learn more.

Is a referral from my doctor required for enrollment?

No, referrals are not required to start with Revero.

Who is a good fit for Revero?

In order to receive Method, Revero patients’ must:

Proficient in English Be between the ages of 18-79. Have access and ability to use a smartphoneNot have medical conditions that cannot be monitored remotely. 

Every patient is carefully evaluated by both our enrollment and medical teams.

What if I don’t have a smartphone?

A smartphone is required to provide continuous access to your care team and for communication through notifications.

Where is the Revero Method available?

The Revero Method is available in the United States.

Where is Revero located?

Revero’s headquarters is in San Francisco, California

What is a low carbohydrate diet?

A low-carbohydrate, or ketogenic, diet is a way of eating that limits the intake of dietary carbs to less than 30 grams per day. It is higher in healthy saturated fats, primarily sourced from animal fats, and high in protein. 

What can I eat on a low-carb diet?

There are a variety of whole foods that are available to those following a ketogenic diet including meats, seafood, eggs, some vegetables and fruits, dairy and fats like butter, ghee, tallow, coconut oil, and avocado oil.

What is my limit on eating carbs?

Each individual has a carbohydrate tolerance and therefore it varies but normally carbohydrates are limited to 30 grams per day or less. This limit will lead to nutritional ketosis within a few weeks.

What is nutritional ketosis?

Low-carb diets help achieve nutritional ketosis which is when the body mainly uses ketones (fats) as its energy source. It has also been shown to improve inflammation and blood sugar stability and weight loss.

Is nutritional ketosis safe?

A personalized care plan, based on your individual biomarkers, is safe. If you are taking any prescriptions, your Revero medical care team will work closely with you and your primary doctor to ensure your safety as those medications can change quickly.

How does someone achieve nutritional ketosis?

Ketosis occurs when you significantly reduce dietary carbohydrates (under 30 grams per day) and the body produces higher ketones to maintain a normal blood level.

Can I tell if I am in nutritional ketosis?

Yes. Among the physical signs of fat adaptation, ketone production can be measured by a medical device, a ketone meter, at home.

How does the Revero low carb diet help with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions?

Revero uses a low-carbohydrate diet to treat the root causes of systemic inflammation by eliminating phytotoxins, allergens, processed foods, sugars, and seed oils, restoring gut health, nourishing the body with proper nutrition, reducing the production of pro-inflammatory compounds from insulin resistance, and providing the anti-inflammatory properties of ketosis.

What are ketones and what is ketogenesis?

Ketones are the primary fatty acid molecules — beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate — created by the liver by breaking down fats. Your body makes ketones when you restrict access to carbohydrates (glucose) or glucose stores (glycogen). Ketogenesis is the formation of ketones.

What is keto-adaptation?

This is the process in which your body changes from running primarily on glycogen (glucose via dietary carbohydrates) to healthy fats as its energy source.

What does fat-adaptation mean?

Becoming fat adapted is a long-term metabolic state in which your body has switched from burning glucose to using fats for energy.

Is eating a low-carb diet healthy for everyone?

While the human species is very diverse, eating an ancestrally appropriate diet is a great starting point for everyone looking to be metabolically healthy. A well-formulated low-carb diet has been shown to reduce inflammation and metabolic syndrome, which can be useful for patients suffering from chronic metabolic diseases.

Is nutritional ketosis heart healthy?

Yes. A well-formulated ketogenic plan is safe and can help achieve success for metabolic health.

Why do my cholesterol numbers go up on a low-carb diet?

For most, a ketogenic diet improves cholesterol numbers but for some people there are temporary rises in cholesterol for during weight loss  that can be discussed with your Revero medical care team.

Is it safe to increase salt while on a ketogenic diet?

Yes. By following your nutritiom plan, an increase in your salt intake can be done modestly as it does not raise high blood pressure and you will be under the supervision of your Revero medical care team.

Will a low-carb diet help me to lose weight, especially belly fat?

Yes. Well-formulated low-carb diets have been shown to help with weight loss and more importantly in your overall health. The rate of the weight loss is dependent on a few factors which you can discuss with your care team.

Which fats are best on a ketogenic diet?

Saturated and monounsaturated fats from animal sources are best. Those include beef tallow, bacon grease, butter, olive oil and avocado oil. It is best to avoid oils that come from canola, soybean, cottonseed, corn grapeseed, sunflower, and safflower. These oils are higher in polyunsaturated fatty acids which lead to inflammation.

Is nutritional ketosis safe if I don’t have a gallbladder?

The purpose of your gallbladder is to act as a storage vessel for bile. Bile helps with the digestion of dietary fat. If you’ve had your gallbladder removed, you may find that tolerance to digesting high amounts of fat at one time is difficult. It is safe to eat fat although many people in this situation tend towards eating leaner meats or find that consuming fats easier when done spread out during the day.

What about “keto flu?” What is it and how can I avoid it?

The flu-like symptoms that many people suffer in the first few days or sometimes weeks of becoming keto-adapted are typical of someone who is restricting their dietary carbs. Symptoms can include lightheadedness, fatigue, headache, constipation, and nausea. This is also the phase in which many people experience rapid weight loss as the body switches from retaining salt and water to expelling it. While exciting, it is important to replace the salt and water to avoid the flu-like symptoms by making sure to consume plenty of salt and electrolytes (sodium, potassium and magnesium).

How much sodium, potassium and magnesium should I have on a keto?

The recommendation is to take 3,000-5,000 mg of sodium and 2,000-3,000 mg of potassium as needed if following a low-carb diet. This will also help to avoid flu-like symptoms as well as limit muscle cramps.

Do I have to supplement on a low-carb diet?

No, it is not required. Because a ketogenic diet is based on eating whole foods it is not necessary to take supplements as real food is better absorbed than those found in supplements. If you live in a hot and humid climate, or exercise and sweat excessively, it may be beneficial to use electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium). Vitamin D may also be used if you live in climates that do not allow for adequate sun exposure.

What is the protein recommendation for a keto diet?

While each individual differs, the recommendation for most people is to eat roughly between 1.5 to 2 grams of protein per kilogram of ideal body weight to maintain lean body mass.

Can I be vegetarian or vegan on a ketogenic diet?

It is possible, but difficult to follow a ketogenic plan catered to a vegetarian or vegan diet. Please consult with your Revero care team.

Is there a need for me to eat vegetables on a ketogenic diet?

There can be benefits in consulting non-starchy, low-carbohydrate vegetables due to providing some fiber which helps during the transition phase as well as minerals. Homemade bone broth can also help provide additional potassium and magnesium.

Do I have to take fiber supplements?

While there are advantages for some people consuming a high carbohydrate diet to use fiber supplements, that isn’t the case for those eating a well-planned low-carb diet since it includes fiber from low-carb vegetables.

What happens if I have diarrhea or constipation while on a keto diet?

It is common for many people to suffer bout of diarrhea. This can occur during the initial keto-adaptation phase while your body releases the toxins associated with the withdrawals from the standard Western Diet. Constipation is not a common side effect of eating a low-carb diet. The changes people experience stem from no longer needing to eliminate frequently or in large quantities.

Does keto cause hair loss or keto rash? How do I fix it?

Hair loss is not common when adhering to a well-planned ketogenic, low carbohydrate diet. Hair growth is cyclical during a 24-month period, including shedding. Rashes can occur as your body detoxes from the high-carb foods and processed chemicals standard in the Western diet. By adhering to a ketogenic diet, you will be constantly supplying your body with the required amino acids, minerals and vitamins through whole food sources.

What about eating whey protein on a ketogenic diet?

There are pros and cons to supplementing with whey protein while on a ketogenic diet. Whey has essential amino acids, yet produces higher insulin secretion than other proteins like meat and eggs. It also is depleted in potassium, magnesium and phosphorus and not a complete protein like meat, fish, eggs, or poultry.

What’s the deal with sugar?

Sugar is highly inflammatory to human metabolic health. Blood sugar increases dramatically when you eat sugar, which triggers an insulin response by your body. Insulin, an essential hormone, moves sugar from your blood into your cells to be used for energy. It is then stored as glycogen or made into fat. When insulin remains high, it blocks your body’s ability to use stored fat — making it difficult to lose weight. High sugar diets have also been associated with chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart failure, strokes and high blood pressure.

What are good artificial sweeteners I can use for a keto diet?

It is best to stay away from foods that require added sweeteners on a ketogenic diet. There are some acceptable sweeteners such as liquid stevia, monkfruit, and Xylitol. Sticking to low-carb, low-sugar fruits like berries is a better option.