Myths about Paleo carbs – Part 2 –

What you will learn #1 You cannot get much if any carbs from glycogen in muscle meat #2 A diet high in animal foods and very low in carbs doesn’t ‘kick you out’ of ketosis #3 The state of nutritional ketosis is not harmful to pregnant women Macro wars: backing up to...

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Myths about Paleo carbs – Part 1 –

What you will learn #1 What early modern human skeletons actually tell us about Paleo diets #2 Which foods were crucial in supporting the growth of our big energy intensive brains, sparking the Plants vs Animals and Carbs vs Fat debates #3 Some of the myths about the...

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Carbs: make, store and burn them

You will learn #1 Why your body makes it own carbs #2 The different ways your body makes its own carbs #3 How your body uses those carbs to accomplish many awesome tasks   Carbohydrates are an energy source that humans have eaten more or less of throughout...

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Episode 39 – Weikko Jaross tells us about mitochondria

Show Notes   Weikko Jaross has a degree in Forest Engineering from the University of Washington and has an app called MitoCalc [3m12s] Raphael asks Weikko when he got interested in nutrition and why. [6m57s] Raphael asks Weikko if his initial experimentation with...

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Episode 38 – Fatty pancreas, Fatty liver and diabetes

Show Notes   [2min40sec] Raphael asks Gabor what’s wrong with a fatty pancreas? Why do we care whether or not our pancreas is fatty? [6m41s] Gabor says pancreatic was thought to be particularly bad compared to other ectopic fat (e.g. intra-abdominal fat), which is one...

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Episode 35 – Luis Villasenor the founder of KetoGains

Show notes: Luis Villasenor’s website is https://ketogains.com/ and his Twitter handle is @KetoGains [2m15s] Raphael asks Luis what he was doing on Reddit a few years back and how it all started there? [4m10s] Raphael highlights the difference between a...

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Episode 30 – Amy Berger on the Protein question

Show notes: Amy’s website is www.tuitnutrition.com and her Twitter is @TuitNutrition Check out her previous episode with us (#9) where we talked about her book The Alzheimer’s Antidote Amy just wrote a timely blog post on the theme of...

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Episode 23 – Tucker Goodrich dishes on bad fats

Show notes: Tucker’s blog is http://yelling-stop.blogspot.com and his Twitter is @tuckergoodrich Could avoiding seed oils be why Tucker, I and others have noticed the same anecdotal experience of increased resistance to sunburn? We discuss the...

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Episode 22 – Dietary (in)sanity with Dr.Ede

Show notes: Dr.Ede’s interesting professional background includes working as lab assistant in places like the Joslin Diabetes Center and the SUNY Stony Brook Department of Dermatology. She also became an M.D. at the University of Vermont...

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Reversing brain damage & cancer: 2 case-reports

Two interesting medical case-reports caught my eye last week. I want to tell you about them because they’re different avenues to appreciating the importance of metabolism in health and disease, something I already emphasize when discussing diet. Reversing brain damage...

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Heart disease and cholesterol: a new hope

Heart disease: the car, the driver & the crash   Complex disease processes are best explained with analogies. Heart disease is no exception. To explain two competing theories of heart disease I’ll use an analogy consisting of a driver, a car and a crash. The anatomy...

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A brief history of micronutrients

Nutrients: how much, how often, which ones?   Most people can’t go more than a few minutes without air, about 3 days without water, approximately 9 to 11 days without sleep [1] and anywhere from weeks to over a year without food if they’re fat enough to start with [2]...

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Episode 19 – Marty Kendall on nutrient dense diets

Show notes: Marty Kendall launched https://optimisingnutrition.com/ in 2015 and has 2 excellent Facebook groups called Optimising Nutrition and Marty Kendall’s Nutrient Optimiser Marty explains how his engineering background helps him make...

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Does beta hydroxybutyrate have an evil twin?

The discovery of CH3CH(OH)CH2CO2H   CH3CH(OH)CH2CO2H = beta hydroxybutyrate. It’s a molecule your body makes from fats. The correct spelling is β-hydroxybutyrate or 3-hydroxybutyrate and is often abbreviated BHB. We’ll use beta hydroxybutyrate here. It all started in...

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Episode 16 – The curious case of Dr. Ted Naiman

[warning: choppy audio in certain sections, my apologies ] In this episode I ask Dr.Ted Naiman the following questions:   How should doctors post patient results online and how not to do so? What’s the biggest misconception doctors have...

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Can people with epilepsy benefit from the ketogenic diet?

What is the ketogenic diet?   Some might consider the ketogenic diet to be a fad diet, however, it was discovered centuries ago for the dietary management of refractory epilepsy. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, adequate protein and low carbohydrate diet.   The diet...

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Is a Vegan Ketogenic diet Possible ?

Your friend the vegan   Picture this. Your friend the vegan who’s always up on the latest plant-based superfood suddenly mentions wanting to try this thing called a ketogenic diet - more specifically, a vegan keto diet. You’re told a ketogenic diet is super high in...

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What is the keto flu or low carb flu and what to do about it?

Keto flu symptoms, mitigation and getting over excess carbohydrates   Any major dietary or lifestyle change has the potential to cause discomfort or lets face it, even mess you up for a bit. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘flu’. It’s the most common time during...

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Kickstart your basic keto diet

What’s a basic keto diet? A basic keto diet is considerably higher in fat and lower in carbs than is typical of modern diets with pasta, bread and potatoes as their staples. Your protein intake will remain pretty much the same, although if in doubt, it may be wise to...

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3 ways to measures ketones: which is best?

Intro: the age of Do-It-Yourself at-home medical technology   The medico-technological age we’re in goes by many names, such as biohacking, self-experimentation or the quantified self. A lot of it is about tracking biochemical markers and performance metrics that can...

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How can ketogenesis and ketones treat inflammations?

Intro   Inflammation is a biological mechanism our bodies use to deal with internal and external events, such as combatting infections, repairing tissues or mitigating the immediate consequences of a fractured bone. However, it often carries a negative connotation...

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Do ketogenic diets have a place in human evolution?

Part 1: How to think about ketogenic diets within human evolutionary history   In the past decade ketogenic diets in humans have started to attract the attention of a few forward thinking researchers as well as a small number of online health enthusiasts. In any diet...

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The Ketogenic Diet 101: Make Fat Work for You

What’s a ketogenic diet?   A diet is ketogenic when it is very high in fat, high enough to cause a change in your metabolism whereby more fat is turned into ketone bodies rather than being directly oxidized into a form of cellular energy called ATP. Like fats, these...

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Ketogenic diet and Vitamin C: the 101

Written by Amber O’Hearn (MSc Computer Science). Find more of her writings at www.ketotic.org   The Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA) for different nutrients were developed on Western diets, and therefore, high-carb diets. Given that a ketogenic metabolism uses...

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Are low-carb diets good for high-intensity training?

Probably. For an even lower-carb ketogenic diet, maybe. It’s a controversial topic within the sports nutrition sphere. We should already know, but don’t, in part because of the corrupt practices in the sports nutrition industry (check out Tim Noakes’ book for an...

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