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A no B.S. attitude towards making the world healthier, delving into the minds of world-class scientists, performers and researchers, busting nutritional myths and simplifying your life in a sea of information overload. We produce premium quality food products and distill science to provide you with information that actually works. Visit us at https://ketogeek.com/

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A no B.S. attitude towards making the world healthier, delving into the minds of world-class scientists, performers and researchers, busting nutritional myths and simplifying your life in a sea of information overload. We produce premium quality food products and distill science to provide you with information that actually works. Visit us at https://ketogeek.com/

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Great value in this podcast. Relevant questions. Thank you.

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62 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
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Good interviews

By WeezieAC - Jun 02 2018
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Great value in this podcast. Relevant questions. Thank you.

Great podcast with great guests

By Sandkkim - May 21 2018
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Thanks guys! Appreciate all the effort...
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Rank #1: 25. Dr. Ted Naiman

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Our special 25th podcast episode! As the battle between fats and carbs rage on, we're not only ignoring the importance of protein but also demonizing it. In this episode, we bust away with myths against protein over-consumption.

Bio: Dr. Ted Naiman is a jacked-to-the-gills board-certified Family Medicine physician and has spent his life studying diet and exercise and their impact on health. He has used lifestyle interventions to change the lives of thousands of people and cure metabolic and autoimmune diseases. 

Time Stamps:

6:08 – Dr. Ted Naiman’s story

7:57 – Is the medical community moving towards low carb?

9:20 – How do make the infamous “Ted Naiman Infographics”?

11:40 – Is formal education the way to go now?

13:31 – Obesity & fat storage in an evolutionary context

18:15 – Insulin resistance as an energy overload problem

20:08 – Molecular activity during insulin resistance

20:45 – Exceptions to Low Carb & Keto diets

23:36 – What is your diet plan like?

26:31 – Book recommendations for nutrition

27:47 – What drives you to do good?

31:47 – Can vegan diets work long term?

36:33 – Minimal workout for maximum results

39:12 – The protective effect of muscles

42:17 – Why most blood tests and labs are pointless

46:41 – Protein leverage hypothesis and why protein restriction in most cases is a terrible idea

50:24 – Preferential glucose requirements and hierarchy

52:08 – What is the ‘Protein Sparing Modified Fast’ and how powerful is it?

54:43 – Why carnivore diet is the antidote of veganism

57:09 – Caution about plant foods

1:00:38 – What is ‘adequate protein’?

1:04:58 – Important discussion on eating too much fat and gaining weight on Keto

1:09:44 – Why blood sugar and A1C doesn’t go down and may even go up on Keto and Low Carb diets

1:16:15 – Potato

1:18:27 – When should people reach out to you?

1:21:02 – Bone health, kidney damage, gluconeogenesis and myths against high protein intake

1:24:34 – Importance of exercise

1:25:53 – Final Plugs

Links:

Shop Ghee on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Ghee-Organic-Grass-Fed-Butter/dp/B07B29HM3D

Ted Naiman Website: http://burnfatnotsugar.com

Ted Naiman Twitter: https://twitter.com/tednaiman

Burn Fat Not Sugar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BurnFatNotSugar/

Ketogeek: https://ketogeek.com/

Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods

Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up

Mar 06 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: 43. Stephan Guyenet, PhD

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Obesity is a complicated problem and the solution may lie in a multi-prong approach. We look at what the science tells us about obesity, how various properties of foods can impact consumption, discuss the Carbohydrate Insulin Hypothesis and understand how the brain and body responds to an obesogenic environment.

Bio:

Stephan J. Guyenet, PhD is a former neuroscience and obesity researcher and author of the book The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat, which was named one of the best books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly. His research has been cited more than 2,000 times by his scientific peers. His writing and speaking focus on the brain circuits that regulate eating behavior and body fatness, and how we can work with them to sustainably manage our waistlines.

Time Stamps:

12:45 – Stephan’s journey into neuroscience and obesity research

16:06 – What caused obesity in humans?

20:22 – The connection between smoking and obesity?

22:32 – Why does every new diet trend such as paleo fail to reverse obesity crisis?

30:31 – Why focusing purely on taste and flavor to gauge food could be obesogenic.

36:36 – Why pure sugar, pure fat and pure sugar/fat are difficult to consume but in the right combination can be addictive and be overconsumed?

45:49 – How sensory variety could lead to overconsumption

48:40 – NUSI study and why Carbohydrate Insulin Hypothesis probably isn’t the sole driver of obesity

59:39 – Can eating fat raise insulin over time?

1:04:04 – How the food industry is incentivized to create obesogenic foods

1:08:11 – What drives cravings?

1:10:45 – Is short term overconsumption a good predictor of long term overconsumption?

1:14:04 – Does sugar addiction exist?

1:17:20 – Understanding what kind of animal studies are relevant and which aren’t

1:21:03 – What kind of research would you like to see?

Stephan Guyenet Links:

Ketogeek Link:

Citations:

NUSI-Hall Study: https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/104/2/324/4564649

Jul 21 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #3: 52. Menno Henselmans

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This is an absolute powerhouse of a podcast that cuts through all the scientific literature and provides you with information grounded in evidence. We cover topics ranging all the way from adequate protein intake, factors that dictate food satiety, caloric intake and metabolism.

Bio: Menno Henselmans is a scientist, fitness model and online physique coach. He was once a business consultant specializing in advanced statistical data analysis but he traded his company car to follow his true passion in fitness. His background is in science and statistics which inspired him to form the Henselmans PT course. He helps serious trainees attain their ideal physique. He is a published scientific author in Sports Medicine, the highest impact factor journal in exercise science, and peer-reviewer for the Journal of Human Kinetics. Experienced world class coach and speaker. In other words, he knows what he is talking about and backs it up with solid science and numbers.

Time Stamps:

0:15 - Ketogeek housecleaning, new flavor announcement & design updates

12:11 - How to understand a scientific paper

15:54 - Who are "Intermediatories", "synthesizers" and "revolutionaries"

18:00 - How to figure out which educator, writer or influencer is credible or not

20:10 - Uncertainty of nutrition science & how you can tell if a nutrition study is bunk

30:58 - What is the optimal protein intake for humans?

33:16 - Pros and cons of nitrogen balance and measuring muscle protein synthesis

36:47 - Does food processing impact the thermic effect of food?

39:40 - What does "protein" in scientific literature mean?

42:44 - Factors that drive maximum protein synthesis

47:21 - Why do you look lose muscles so quickly when you take a break from gym?

50:45 - Protein intake, gluconeogenesis and nutritional ketosis

54:31 - Discussion about food satiety & why protein is not more satiating than carbs and fats

1:07:09 - Why consuming liquid calories isn't a smart idea

1:10:49 - How to gather correct information from studies that have conflict of interest

1:18:18 - Why don't all of the extra calories you eat turn immediately into stored fat?

1:23:41 - Why there is no such thing as "metabolic damage"?

Menno Henselmans Links:

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References:

Article about liquidating protein and reduction in satiety

Article about why protein is not more satiating than carbs and fats

Dec 15 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #4: 2. Luis Villasenor

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Luis Villasenor is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training by well known and respected insiders, leaders, influencers of the low carb/paleo and general fitness community. He is also founder of Ketogains, one of the largest community dedicated to this lifestyle. 

In this episode, we talk about Luis's journey to keto, the advent of Ketogains, the success behind their protocols, entering ketosis, realistic expectations and benefits of the keto diet, misconceptions about gluconeogenesis, how the body is a big puzzle, benefits of resistance training during weight loss, what is 'fat adaptation', exogenous ketones and then some rapid fire questions regarding fats in coffee, caloric deficit, bulking, supplementation and anabolic window. 

Ketogains: https://ketogains.com

Services & Boot Camp: https://ketogains.com/services/

May 09 2017

57mins

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Rank #5: 31. Craig Emmerich

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You've all heard about the Ketogenic Diet. In this podcast we talk about some of the finer details of what constitutes a Ketogenic Diet and how it works. 

Bio: Craig Emmerich graduated in Electrical Engineering and has always had a systems approach to his work. He followed his wife Maria Emmerich into the nutrition field and has since dedicated his time researching and looking at nutrition and biology from a systems perspective. Over the last 8 years he has worked with hundreds of clients along side Maria to help them heal their bodies and lose weight leveraging their biology to make it easy.

Time Stamps:

0:16 – Energy Pod Plug

6:26 – How did you get into LC & Keto

8:19 – Did you face backlash going Keto?

9:57 – People who influenced your journey

13:21 – How do research for your book and stay on top of science?

16:27 – Fastest way to die by ketosis?

16:52 – Stages of Keto, adaption and mitochondrial growth

20:37 – How excessive sugar intake can speed up aging

22:10 – Can eating an avocado help mitochondrial function?

23:07 – Fat storage & feedback loop

26:03 – What exactly is inflammation and what causes it?

27:52 – Do various types of carbs, fats and proteins impact insulin differently?

28:52 – Why carbs raises insulin more than other macronutrients?

30:49 – Why can we hold only 4g of glucose in the bloodstream?

33:32 – What is the “Thermic Effect” of food?

37:19 – Protein requirement for protein sparing modifying fast?

39:55 – How do nutrition labels translate into actual calories?

42:58 – Flax seeds and estrogen

43:41 – Do calories matter?

47:53 – What is fat flux?

52:41 – Is there a limit to how much fat you can have in blood stream?

53:48 – Alcohol, oxidative priority and weight loss

1:02:14 – Best way to raise and lower insulin?

1:03:40 – How do you start fasting?

1:06:26 – Electrolyte requirements on a Ketogenic diet

1:10:28 – Electrolyte deficiency symptoms

1:11:51 – What are anti-nutrients and what do they do?

1:13:15 – Nutrient density of animal vs. plants

1:16:28 – Animal propensity for eating organ meats

1:17:36 – Bioavailability of various foods

1:24:55 – Final Plugs

Links:

Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods

Shop Ghee: https://ketogeek.com/collections/alchemy/products/ghee

Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up

Craig & Maria Blog: http://mariamindbodyhealth.com/ Craig & Maria Support site: http://keto-adapted.com/ Craig & Maria Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ketoadapted

Book:

https://www.amazon.com/Keto-Complete-Ketogenic-including-Simplified/dp/1628602821

Apr 17 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #6: 12. Amber O'Hearn

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In current times, eating meat only or having a carnivorous diet seems absurd but there is science behind this way of life. We were very enthusiastic of having Amber O'Hearn on board with us to talk about some of the controversial issues, scientific literature (or lack thereof) and the misconceptions around this lifestyle. Hold on to your bootstraps! This is a joyride!       Bio: Amber is a computer and cognitive scientist by training, but has been studying low carb, ketogenic diets on her own time since the 90's. In 2012 she started two whimsical blogs as a place to explore her own questions. www.ketotic.org looks at the science behind ketogenic diets, and www.empiri.ca is a personal site, mostly devoted to carnivorous eating.     Time Stamps: 

1:25 – What kind of diet does Fahad Follow?

2:51 – Amber O’Hearn Intro.

5:15 – “The Carnivores of The Apocalypse”

6:05 – Amber’s journey to Keto/Zero Carb

9:19 – How do I tell my social circle that “I only eat meat”

11:15 – Switching from an introvert to becoming a leading educator in carnivorous lifestyle

13:30 – As an educator, where does Amber go to have her questions answered?

15:07 – How to distinguish good nutritional research from junk nutritional research?

17:30 – How to go beyond the abstract in nutritional studies?

20:56 – Why protein recommendations are low and why people don’t get enough of it

22:50 – Incomplete vs. complete sources of protein

24:55 – Why RDA and biomarkers for high carb diets may be different for Ketogenic diets

27:22 -  Problems with current dietary guidelines

31:28 – Is drinking blood necessary on a zero-carb diet?

33:33 – Aged, fresh vs. rotten meat consumption

35:00 – How various meats are different from others

36:50 – Could certain plants work in synergy with an all meat diet?

38:08 – How plants, fasting and lifestyle choices can influence signaling pathways in the body

42:36 – Have there been pure carnivorous societies?

46:24 – How do you make sense out of so information?

47:49 – What are things that could be potentially unsafe in meat and plants?

50:07 – What kind of toxins may be present in plants we eat on daily basis?

53:10 – Extinction of megafauna and forced domestication of plants

54:11 – What are “phytochemicals” or “phytonutrients”?

56:51 – How could you build nutrition from scratch?

59:50 – Has a carnivorous diet been pitched against complicated diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s?

1:03:27 – How to make sense from various studies using various “Ketogenic Diets”.

1:04:35 – What kind of biomarkers we are currently stressing on are redundant?

1:10:15 – Could you raise carnivorous (zero carb) kids?

1:13:45 – Does Amber have concerns with the meat industry and the environment?

1:18:33 – What is the response to “You’re causing animal suffering”?

1:21:05 – What does Amber think about insect consumption?

1:22:34 – How would Amber design a nutritional study?

1:25:09 – The link between bitcoins, veganism and carnivore diets?

1:27:52 – What’s more likely to cause food born illnesses: meat or plants?

1:29:00 – Could you consume raw meat?

1:31:02 – Antibiotics, probiotics, fiber and why the big focus on microbiome may be overblown!

1:39:33 – What is the future of food and nutrition?

1:41:15 – Final message from Amber

1:42:22 – Final plug     Plugs: Website: http://www.ketotic.org/ Website: http://www.empiri.ca/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KetoCarnivore Fahad's Instagram: http://instagram.com/fahadakg

Oct 24 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #7: 7. Shawn Baker M.D.

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Paradoxes to conventional wisdom are interesting to explore since they can lead to substantial breakthroughs and provoke us to thinking. With the growth of Low Carb, Ketogenic and various fat burning diets challenging mainstream dietary guidelines, what would happen if we simplify our food consumption to only animals? 

Time Stamps:

1:00 -  Shawn Baker Introduction.

3:26 - World records broken by Shawn Baker.

6:30 - What is a zero carb diet and its role in human history?

11:01 - Populations that ate mostly meat.

12:00 - What can people eat on a zero carb diet?

14:45 - Animals that can’t be eaten or can be toxic.

17:07 - The role of fruit, vegetables and nutrients in diet.

19:39 - Role of fiber, digestion and microbiome in the body.

23:45 - Has the quality of meat changed with time?

27:14 - Status of meat industry.

30:41 - Noticeable benefits of going on a Zero carb Diet.

38:38 - Have people been on zero carb for a long period of time?

40:30 - Can kids go on zero carb?

43:30 - Weight, fat and muscle gain and loss on this diet.

47:40 - Things to watch out for while living the lifestyle.

55:15 - The self-organized ‘Nequalsmany’ study for this way of life.

59:50 - The goals, biomarkers and variables tracked on the Nequalsmany study.

1:06:15 - Could future researches be crowdfunded?

1:07:13 - Reservations on lab grown meat.

1:11:18 - Athleticism, performance and zero carb.

1:18:018 - Global sustainability of a meat diet.

1:20:44 - What would happen if this diet goes mainstream?

1:22:50 - Discussion of animal cruelty and suffering.

1:25:49 - Popular myths and critique of the zero carb diet.

1:27:26 - Does Shawn supplement with anything?

1:28:09 - What is Shawn’s bloodwork and various health markers?

1:31:38 - Gluconeogenesis… again.

1:34:20 - Balance of Omega 3 to Omaga 6 on the zero carb diet

1:35:54 - Shawn’s message and vision for the world.

1:37:04 - Final plug.

Bio: Shawn Baker M.D. completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas in Austin. He graduated with honors from Texas Tech Medical School and completed his Internship and Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

His lifelong passion for athletics and strength training has resulted in numerous state and national weightlifting records and a semi- professional rugby career.

As a 50+ athlete who is still breaking records, Shawn has an unusual view on what it takes to stay young and still perform at an elite level.

With a 772lbs deadlift under his belt and the World record for 500m row in the 40-49yr age group at 1.16.5, Shawn shows us how its not just strength but also fitness that can be optimized using simplicity.

Plugs:

Twitter: @sbakermd

Instagram: shawnbaker1967

Study: Nequalsmany.com

Jul 17 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #8: 10. Dr. Dominic D'Agostino

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It was an honor to have Dr. Dominc D'Agostino on our podcast since he was the one who inspired us to start Ketogeek in the first place. We have always looked up to him as a role model when it comes to researching, asking questions and consistently learning while at the same time helping educate the public. 

Bio: Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His laboratory develops and tests nutritional strategies and metabolic-based supplements for neurological disorders, cancer and performance. He was a crew member on NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations 22 (NEEMO 22) and has a personal interest in environmental medicine and methods to enhance safety and physiological resilience in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.

Time Stamps:

3:36 - New in Dr. Dominic’s life and latest research going on

5:39 - Hyperbaric vs. Hypobaric & countermeasures against extreme environments

11:55 - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and its various applications

13:54 – Biological mechanism behind Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for combating cancer

20:34 – How to determine frequency and pressure for Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber?

21:52 – How to design a Ketogenic diet to be used for experimentation?

24:09 - Impact of Ketogenic diet in rodent models

27:00 – Comprehensive protocols and therapy designs to combat cancer

28:40 – How to take animal models and apply them to human therapy and clinical trials?

32:40 – Can computer models and machine learning help with simulating the growth of cancerous cells?

36:12 – Warburg Effect, metabolic approach and is there a relationship between genetics and cancer?

43:17 – Steps to take if I have cancer?

50:49 – Resources available from Dr. Dominic and promoting the role of nutrition and modern cancer therapies.

57:16 – Overcoming challenges when pushing paradigm shifting ideas in the world

1:00:06 – Inflammation and signaling effects of Ketones

1:03:25 – Tracking the right biomarkers to maximize the potency of a therapeutic ketogenic diet

1:09:48 – How NEEMO 22 (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) simulates an extreme environment.

1:13:10 – Objectives carried out and biomarkers tracked during this operation

1:15:13 – Pitching the Ketogenic Diet against the NEEMO environment

1:16:00 – Routines, tasks and gadgets used to gather data for various researches

1:20:31 – Impact of NEEMO environment on inflammation, stress levels, sleep and task loading

1:22:14 – Objective prioritization and efficient multi-tasking in the extreme aquatic environment

1:27:54 – Dr. Dominic’s plug and recommendations

Plugs:

Website: https://ketonutrition.org/  Social Media accounts (Twitter/Instagram/SnapChat/Facebook): Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dominic.dagostino.1  Twitter: https://twitter.com/DominicDAgosti2?lang=en  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dominic.dagostino.kt/?hl=en  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominic-d-agostino-156014b/  Academia (research pubs): https://usf.academia.edu/DominicDAgostino 

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Oct 05 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #9: 13. Ivor Cummins

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Heart disease is the number one killer in United States and with most major heart attacks happening in people with normal cholesterol(1), it's about time we figure out what exactly causes heart disease and troubleshoot the underlying issues. We may have been on a wild goose chase for the last few decades, further defended and propagated by documentaries and health associations, and it potentially costed us lives of millions of people globally.

Bio: Ivor Cummins BE(Chem) CEng MIEI completed a Chemical Engineering degree in 1990. He has since spent over 25 years in corporate technical leadership and management positions. Ivor’s particular specialty is leading teams in complex problem-solving scenarios. Several years ago Ivor encountered a complex technical challenge in his personal life. Receiving poor blood test results, he was unable to get solutions via the doctors consulted. He thus embarked on an intense period of biochemical research into the science of human metabolism. Within eight weeks he had resolved and optimized all of his blood test metrics. Also, he had shed 30lbs of bodyfat with relative ease. In the following years he continued his research on the many “root causes” of modern disease, from “cholesterol” through to insulin resistance. He has also given many public talks and chaired interviews with various health experts. These are available on his YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPn4FsiQP15nudug9FDhluA. His blog other content is available at www.thefatemperor.com

Time Stamps: 

4:58 – Paradigm shift in cardiology

6:36 – How do practitioners respond to latest research in cardiology?

7:46 – How do regular people and cardiologists find reliable science?

9:25 – What are the challenges for physicians & cardiologists going low carb?

10:28 – What brought Ivor to the low carb lifestyle?

13:25 – What is the relevance of Cholesterol, Ferritin & GGT for heart disease?

15:57 – Why Ivor decided to go against the doctor’s advice

17:17 – Relevance of particle sizes of cholesterol?

18:43 – Various ratios and how they represent insulin sensitivity

20:23 – HOMA index and the 2-hour insulin test

23:00 – The role of blood pressure in heart conditions

25:23 – Role of insulin resistance & hyperinsulinemia in heart disease

28:44 – High fat vs. High carb in the context of insulin resistance

32:45 – Calcification test, inflammation & buildup in arteries

36:42 – How is a calcification test conducted?

38:00 – How can you have the Calcification test done?

40:31 – Mechanism and concerns with Statin drugs

43:26 – Steps to take if you have heart disease and the “Ten Commandments”

47:26 – How to fast and keep it simple?

51:40 – Can everyone become insulinemic and insulin resistant?

54:56 – Role of genetics vs. environment in driving chronic conditions & insulin

57:47 – Can chasing low insulin go too far?

1:01:36 – Type 3, Type 4 & Type 5 Diabetes XD

1:05:10 – What is IGF-1 or Insulin-like Growth Factor 1?

1:06:46 – How do vegetable oils drive inflammation in the body?

1:11:36 – American Heart Association & their BS science.

1:14:23 – How fat storage and insulin resistance works in both overweight and seemingly thin people

1:19:09 – Can an overweight but insulin sensitive person be at risk of chronic diseases?

1:23:55 – Appetite & low carb or Keto diet

1:25:49 – What kind of study would Ivor conduct in humans?

1:29:15 – How do you make sense out of anecdotes?

1:33:45 – Magical claims about keto and exogenous ketone products

1:37:00 – Final Notes & Plug 

Links:

Ivor Cummins YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPn4FsiQP15nudug9FDhluA.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FatEmperor

Website: www.thefatemperor.com

Ketogeek: https://ketogeek.com/

References:

(1) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/ah-msf041217.php

Nov 02 2017

1hr 40mins

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Rank #10: 37. Gary Fettke

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Why are we becoming insulin resistant and obese? Why is the health and food industry failing? Where did this madness begin? And above all, what happens when you challenge the dietary advice that doesn't work?

Bio: Dr Gary Fettke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon practising in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. He has a major interest in the preventative medicine and encourages his patients to lose weight before undergoing surgery. Although his speciality is surgery, Gary believes it is much better to help people avoid surgery if at all possible by taking preventative measures, which often involve altering the diet.

In recent years Gary has focussed on the role of diet in the development of diabetes, obesity and cancer. He has been speaking out on the combined role of sugar, fructose, refined carbohydrates and polyunsaturated oils linking together to be behind inflammation and modern disease.

He has incurred the wrath of regulatory bodies for his stand on public health, but he and his wife, Belinda, remain active defending the benefits of low carb healthy fat living. There ongoing work has uncovered the vested interests and ideologies shaping nutritional guidelines at an international level.

Times Stamps:

0:58 – Ketogeek talk

11:14 – Gary’s journey into low carb lifestyle

 14:41 – What do I do in college when all the guidelines failing and new nutritional approaches coming up?

17:46 – Why did you decide to challenge conventional medical system?

22:28 – Where did chronic obesity and diabetes begin?

27:40 – Instead of “Eat Less, Move More”, what kind of motto or advice can we have for people?

30:22 – What’s up with “Fructose No”?

32:15 – Supporting and spreading the message for the health of the world

37:02 – The story of how and where did the dietary guidelines come from?

46:19 – Why didn’t anyone challenge the “meat causes cancer” myth or dietary guidelines in general?

51:23 – What does it actually mean to be a “Doctor”?

53:47 – How do we develop new food companies of the future?

58:40 – Seeking empowerment, comfort, pleasure and joy all at the same time

1:02:25 – What kind of questions should I ask a medical professional to get the best results?

1:06:11 – What’s the future of the medicine?

1:11:26 – After we get rid of chronic conditions, what would kill us?

1:13:12 – Final Plugs

Links:

Chocolate Fudge Energy Pod on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B88S36J

Ketogeek Ghee on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B29HM3D

Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods

Shop Ghee: https://ketogeek.com/collections/alchemy/products/ghee

Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up

Gary Fettke Links:

www.nofructose.com

www.isupportgary.com

Facebook: Belinda Fettke No Fructose

Twitter: @FructoseNo

May 30 2018

1hr 15mins

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Rank #11: 35. Danny & Maura Vega

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Knowing all about healthy diet and nutrition is one thing but how do you take all that you learn and apply it to yourself and your own family, especially when it comes to raising your children in a healthy way? This podcast talks about incorporating routines, training and a healthy diet into your family as a whole.

Bio: Danny and Maura Vega are Miami natives who now reside in Tampa, Florida. Danny was the starting runningback for his high school football team and led the county in rushing yards. He went on to receive his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 2004, where he was a member of the football team. After college, he pursued his Master's of Science at the University of Florida, where he worked with the national championship men's basketball team, women's basketball, tennis and golf. He then went on to become the Strength and Conditioning coordinator for VCU basketball, helping the Rams win the 2007 conference championship.

Maura had a passion for dance since she was a young girl. She is classically trained in ballet, jazz, and contemporary. After high school she found herself struggling with her weight, and spent the next several years restricting food and even went as far as trying out a plant based diet for the sole purpose of "being skinny." A ketogenic lifestyle has not only freed her of her disordered eating, but she has also found relief from severe postpartum depression and anxiety.

These days, Maura and Danny can be found spending most of their time with their two boys. They have a unique way of thinking when it comes to children, and how to raise them. They unschool both of their boys who are also now following a ketogenic diet. Both boys have found relief from allergies and autoimmune issues with a ketogenic diet. They hope to inspire and change the way we see and treat children, and also how we feed them.

Time Stamps:

3:15 – How to consume Energy Pods?

11:44 – What kind of morning routines do you follow?

19:16 – How did you transition from Paleo to Keto to Carnivorous diet?

25:50 – How did you become part of Ketovangelist?

29:32 – What books or research helped you on your journey into Keto?

31:44 – Maura’s style of training and coming up with new exercises

34:38 – Sculpting the body vs functional training

35:40 – Danny’s style of training and cross training experimentations

40:30 – How resistance training changes as we age

42:20 – Should women be afraid of gaining muscles when they train?

45:52 – How do you as a woman reconcile with animal suffering when consuming meat?

52:40 – How do you navigate through social media?

58:27 – How do you raise children on a healthy diet?

1:08:43 – Nutrition for a mother during pregnancy and after having the baby

1:17:20 – How do you know if you’re doing a good job and what kind of conversations should you have in parenting and relationships?

1:23:19 – Introducing kids to physical routines and sports?

1:30:32 – How do teach children about failure?

1:33:44 – New projects up the horizon?

1:36:50 – Final Plugs

Links:

Chocolate Fudge Energy Pod on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B88S36J

Ketogeek Ghee on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B29HM3D

Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods

Shop Ghee: https://ketogeek.com/collections/alchemy/products/ghee

Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up

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Danny Vega Instagram: Instagram.com/ketocounterculture

Maura Vega Instagram: Instagram.com/fatfueledmom

Website: www.fatfueled.family

May 16 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #12: 33. Dan Quibell

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What happens when you eat nothing but bacon for 30 days? We talk with the man behind The Bacon Experiment and find out what happens to the body when you undertake such an experiment. 

Bio: Dan Quibell is the founder of The Bacon Experiment and a ketogenic lifestyle coach. He facilitates a free week trial of his popular program Beyond The Bacon Experiment at www.freeketochallenge.com Dan is passionate about helping others to adapt to Keto and get healthier one slice of bacon at a time. He lives in Ontario with his wife and two children.

Time Stamps:

0:56 – New flavor announcement

2:56 – Study on Erythritol & a response to sweeteners causing cravings

8:57 – How’s the Keto scene in Canada

9:41 – “The Bacon Tour”

10:05 – What is the best kind of bacon?

11:40 – How did you get into Keto/LC?

18:32 – Why did you get into the bacon challenge?

19:55 – How did biomarkers and body change before and after the 30 days of bacon?

21:19 – Did anything get worse?

22:40 – How much fat is left in bacon after cooking it?

24:50 – What did you learn from this experiment?

27:12 – Can you sustain an all bacon diet long term?

28:32 – What happened to cravings?                                   

30:42 – What kind of anecdotal improvements are noticed with such a protocol?

33:33 – What projects are you working on?

36:50 – How is your Keto challenge different from others?

39:21 – What is your own diet like?

40:59 – “Purse bacon” and bacon on the go!

44:10 – Making bacon at home

45:41 – How to shop for bacon in the store?

51:15 – Can such a diet be used for

53:38 – Getting started on The Bacon Experiment

57:03 – Can you gain weight on the Bacon Experiment?

1:01:22 – Final Plugs

Links:

Chocolate Fudge Energy Pod on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B88S36J

Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods

Shop Ghee: https://ketogeek.com/collections/alchemy/products/ghee

Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up

Erythritol produced in body via. PPP: http://www.pnas.org/content/114/21/E4233 (They decided to associate the study with adiposity... *rolls eyes*)

Dan Quibell Links:

Free Keto Challenge: http://www.freeketochallenge.com

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebaconexperiment/about/

Podcast Links:

Jimmy Moore Podcast: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/

Fat Burning Man Podcast: http://fatburningman.com/

2KetoDudes Podcast: http://2ketodudes.com/

May 02 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: 15. Dr. Benjamin Bikman

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Ketones are a great side effect of lowering insulin through a Ketogenic diet. As more research is coming out, the state of nutritional ketosis is fascinating as it opens up unique pathways and prioritization of certain interesting processes in the body. In this episode, we delve into the science of that!

Bio: Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with special emphasis on the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.

Time Stamps:

5:04 – Dr. Benjamin’s journey to Low Carb & Keto

9:00 – Lowering insulin and side effect of Ketones

11:05 – Ketones and its effect on fat tissue

14:25 – Why do Ketones induce metabolic wasting and activate brown fat?

17:57 – Wim Hof, metabolic advantage and cold exposure

20:41 – The role of white fat and brown fat in the body

23:00 – How is brown and white fat different at a microscopic level?

24:16 – Is there a maximum threshold of brown fat and white fat in the body?

27:57 – Summitting Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and combating altered oxygen states using Ketosis

30:14 – Multi-prong combating against extreme environments using nutritional ketosis

33:25 – Practical advantages of acquiring brown fat?

37:12 – Is there a link between heat exposure and mitochondira?

38:28 – Is there a downside to mitochondrial overgrowth?

40:28 – Energy Balance, Influence of calories (CICO) and hormones on metabolic health and obesity

47:42 – Why is insulin response different for fats, proteins and carbs?

52:41 – Role of calories and hormones during weight loss stalls

57:56 – Intermittent fasting vs. Time Restricted Feeding

1:01:30 – What house of Hogwards would Dr. Benjamin be in?

1:02:00 – Are there any roadblocks in modern research?

1:03:47 – What kind of studies would Dr. Benjamin would like to see?

1:05:42 – Final Plugs

Nov 24 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: 42. Carrie Diulus MD

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This is a VERY loaded podcast in which we talk about combining minimally invasive surgical and medical care with nutrition to Carrie's journey with Type 1 Diabetes and her decision to pursue a plant-based ketogenic diet and then discuss the viability of plant based diets when it comes to achieving dietary and therapeutic goals.

Bio: Dr. Carrie Diulus is one of just a handful of board certified female orthopedic spine surgeons in the United States. She practices “patient-centered” medicine rather than the traditional “disease-centered” model. She starts by identifying all of the factors that influence a patient’s health. This understanding is then combined with state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical and medical care including complementary and nutritional approaches to develop an individualized program for each patient’s unique needs.

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Time Stamps:

0:16 – “Energy Pod Wars”

7:22 – Why did you become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

10:05 – How do you reduce the invasiveness of a surgery?

13:06 – What does “inflammation” actually mean and its connection with ketosis?

15:52 – Is there a connection between ketogenic diet and wound healing?

17:39 – How do you compose a ketogenic diet for your goals?

21:24 – How do you maintain adherence to a diet?

25:53 – What exactly is insulin resistance in your perspective?

30:17 – How did you become a Type 1 diabetic and your journey with it?

33.55 – Challenges with protein intake and working with plant based proteins

42:23 – Breaking dogma, adaptability and finding solutions that work for an individual

44:35 – Bioavailability of plants and the paradox of “fruitarians”

45:57 – How different dietary components can impact health

51:02 – The importance of stable fatty acids in foods

52:12 - Should I be worried of plant toxins such as lectins and oxalates?

58:04 – What is your workout and physical routines like?

1:05:42 – Vegan Keto vs. Omnivore Keto

1:08:19 – Important things to know before going Vegan Keto

1:10:15 – Concerns with many of the Keto food products

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Jul 09 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #15: 47. Alex Leaf

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There is so much noise about food, health and nutrition but how do you consolidate and learn from it? Above all, what kind of information is relevant and what is just clickbait fodder? In this episode, we go beyond the headlines and behind the scientific abstracts into the depth of nutritional and health science especially since we now have so many dietary protocols ranging from carnivory to veganism. This is one educational gem and a must-listen with Alex Leaf whom we can describe as the "Encyclopedia of Nutritional Science". 

Bio: 

A certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, Alex Leaf holds a master’s degree in Nutrition from Bastyr University. He is a full-time researcher at Examine.com involved in updating the supplement database, editing ERD articles, and blogging about nutrition. Alex also teaches young minds about human nutrition and functional medicine at the University of Western States. He enjoys blending the scientific aspects of nutrition with the pragmatic realities of life to help others achieve their goals.

Time Stamps:

13:05 – How did you get into the world of nutrition & research?

16:08 – How can we improve nutritional education in colleges?

19:05 – What do you look at when evaluating a study?

21:25 – Explanation different types of nutrition studies. First up: What are “Case Studies”?

25:12 – Second up: What are “Observational Studies”?

28:17 – Third up: What are “Randomized Controlled Trials”?

31:00 – Fourth up: What is “Meta-Analysis”?

33:16 – Data manipulation and other red flags to watch out for in a study

38:54 – How can the general public find correct information instead of being lost in a sea of conflicting clickbait news headlines?

45:28 – What areas of nutrition research should Ketogeek focus on?

47:48 – Importance of overfeeding studies

51:36 – Should you dismiss a study because of “Conflict of Interest”?

55:54 – Why claims about “Mycotoxins” in coffee are probably junk

58:04 – What supplements work and what may be useless?

59:37 – Importance of supplement dosage and how not to waste money

1:01:32 – Black pepper and nutrient-nutrient interaction to maximize supplement effect

1:05:55 – How new supplements are created, synergy of ingredients and downside of green tea extract.

1:07:41 – What commons supplements have helpful or inhibitory effect?

1:09:46 – How can studies be improved or cost less?

1:11:23 – How strong and reliable is the evidence from app-driven data?

1:15:52 – Veganism, Carnivory and caution with anecdote driven diets

1:22:21 – Are there other diets that help with autoimmune conditions and what is “argument from ignorance”?

1:27:02 – The truth about fasting and are there any benefits to fasting when matched for caloric intake?

1:32:08 – Do people compensate for eating less during the fasting period and gain weight instead?

1:35:19 – Definition of “fasting” and does coffee break fasting?

1:37:33 – What would you do with a billion dollars and what superpower would you like to have?

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Sep 02 2018

1hr 41mins

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Rank #16: 46. Alessandro Ferretti

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This one is a must listen and LOADED with everything you need to know about metabolism and long term health, enhancing and troubleshooting your performance as an athlete and understanding the significance of heart rate variability and glucose levels. 

Bio:

Alessandro Ferretti graduated from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition in 2001 and formed Equilibria Health Ltd in 2004. With a growing team of Nutritionists and a Medical Doctor, Equilibria Health is now recognized as one of the UK’s leading providers of nutrition education. He delivers an annual series of UK wide practitioner and medical professionals postgraduate seminars, workshops & masterclasses metabolism, health and performance, and nutrigenomic. In addition, Equilibria Health Ltd also instigated an ambitious programme of clinical workshops which has been consistently well received. He has received two nominations for CAM Best Practice Award for clinical excellence.   His past work included practice from the Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) at 76 Harley Street, London, and at Tudor Medical Centre, in Stratford Upon Avon.  He's fascinated by the potential of nutrigenomics, HRV,  metabolism and actively research impact of food in performance and health.   Time Stamps:

8:15 - How did you get into health, nutrition and research?

13:58 – Why do athletes have elevated fasting glucose?

17:17 – Connection between fasting glucose and inflammation?

21:18 – The role of chronic inflammation in long term diseases?

23:57 – Why you should keep a tab on heart rate variability and fasting glucose

25:32 – Should I change my training or what steps do I take if my heart rate variability and fasting glucose is off?

29:27 – Very powerful factors that you can tweak to improve your health and performance

31:30 – Missing connection between food intake and physiological rhythms

34:37 – Discussion and explanation of Chronobiology

41:25 – How can you tell if a physical routine is a positive stressor or just pointless torture?

48:45 – When is it good to find evidence from human evolution and when it’s a terrible idea?

55:40 – Latest research on the impact of Ketogenic diet on high intensity performance

1:03:35 – With so many versions of ketogenic(or any diet) diets, how do I compose an ideal diet for myself?

1:10:02 – A thorough explanation of metabolic FLEXIBILITY

1:18:57 – A thorough explanation of metabolic EFFECIENCY

1:27:18 – Does insulin sensitivity increase or decrease metabolic efficiency?

1:30:16 – What is heart rate variability and why is it important?

1:34:40 – Final plugs

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Aug 23 2018

1hr 37mins

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Rank #17: 50. Nick Mailer

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Our long awaited special 50th episode where we delve into the bigger picture while discussing many topics including the biochemistry of cholesterol & statins, the scientific method, philosophy, processed foods and top it off with a dose of what we can learn from evolution and how to lead a fulfilling life. This one is a GREAT episode!

Bio:

After obtaining a degree from the University of Leeds in English and Philosophy, Nick Mailer co-authored the first book in the UK on the education possibilities of the Internet. He co-founded The Positive Internet Company, UK's premier open-source managed services organisation. He also founded the Campaign for Unmetered Telecommunications. He has spoken at conferences, including the Ancestral Health Symposium and Ketofest, on the nexus of culture, technology and semiotics. Since 2010, he has adopted a paleo-ish LCHF lifestyle, to which he nevertheless applies a multidisciplinary scepticism! He lives in London with his wife, daughter and cat.

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0:15 - Epic Superhero Intro

9:13 - How did you get into Low Carb?

14:23 - A philosophical perspective, paradoxes and the impracticality of certain scientific models

18:40 - How different people handle paradoxes to their knowledge

20:55 - Will we get the next Galileo or Einstein in the world of science and research?

24:38 - Paradigm shifts in modern science and repeating human patterns when confronted with conflicting knowledge

29:26 - Meaning of a statement may be a method of of its verification

32:25 - What is a "Black Swan", Cholesterol and the narrative of the Kitavans

37:15 - PURE study and what knowledge you can obtain from observational studies

39:09 - Mevalonate pathway, statins and the importance of simplifying and understanding science

44:30 - The role of cholesterol, how statins disrupt the body's mechanisms and the impact of statins on a cellular level

47:51 - Why anyone can now obtain knowledge and should embrace complexity and details

52:00 - Concerns when people outsource critical thinking on social media forums and groups

55:42 - Pros and cons of deferring to an authority and how to ground yourself in a sea of too much information

1:06:05 - Difference between the pleasure of eating and the pain of eating

1:12:08 - Human adaptations, homeostatic mechanisms, hormones and brain rewards

1:16:15 - Thinking of & troubleshooting the body as a slowly self-learning software

1:21:20 - Why using food processing in a negative connotation is a limited way of thinking

1:24:35 - A discussion about sweeteners: erythritol and aspartame

1:28:33 - The benefit of not nuking your palate with sweeteners

1:34:46 - The bigger picture, living a happy life and lessons we can obtain from evolution

1:45:44 - Final Plugs

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Oct 14 2018

1hr 49mins

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Rank #18: 27. Tucker Goodrich

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When we were developing our Energy Pods, we wanted to know how various types of fats changed the composition of the product itself and how they would impact the body in the long run. In this podcast, we look at heart disease, obesity, cancer and various chronic condition and how Omega 6 fatty acids and various fats impact humans and animals. It also explains why we preferably use Ghee & MCT Oil which are saturated fats in all our products.

Bio: Tucker is a technology executive in the financial industry who designs, runs and debugs complex systems. He started using the same approach for his own health after dealing with a couple of medical issues and realizing that the ‘solutions’ offered by medical professionals weren’t working or addressing root causes.

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0:25 – Ketogeek Chocolate Fudge Energy Pod on Amazon!

8:07 – Tucker’s journey into low carb and keto

15:20 – Relationship between sunburn and diet

19:25 – Composition of fatty acid and its effect on the composition of the body

21:59 – Cancer and Omega 6 fatty acids

23:55 – Seed oils and cardiovascular health

30:12 – Affect of omega 6 at biochemical and cellular level

40:12 – Biochemistry of atherosclerosis plaque formation, necrosis and disease progression

48:08 – Antibodies and autoimmune reactions

50:14 – Susceptibility of various fats to decay and detoxification

52:07 – How did humans and animals evolve to deal with Omega 6 fatty acids?

55:53 – Why do we have different types of fats, carbs and proteins?

58:21 – What’s up with the Japanese, diet and longevity?

1:02:22 – Okinawan diet, life expectancy, meat consumption and veganism

1:06:37 – How humans and animals physiology deals with various types of fats and high omega 6?

1:11:57 – How dental health is a good predictor of diet

1:40:00 – How much omega 6 do you need and not need?

1:16:30 – Ruminant, pig and chicken meat comparison

1:20:01 – Why lactose intolerance may be a myth

1:24:41 – How are fats effected over time?

1:27:06 – Fish Chips

1:28:05 – How would you design a diet?

1:29:02 – American, French and Israeli diet paradox

1:30:21 – Why linoleic acid is worse than trans fats and the fat disaster

1:31:31 – The most common gene mutation in humanity

1:34:53 – Final Plug

Links:

Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J

Paleo Medicina Event: https://ketogeek.com/blogs/news/clinical-open-days-with-paleo-medicina-in-hungary

Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections

Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up

Tucker Goodrich Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuckerGoodrich

Break Nutrition: https://breaknutrition.com/

Mar 21 2018

1hr 37mins

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Rank #19: 14. Tyler Cartwright

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How do I lost weight on a Ketogenic Diet? Do I need to measure ketones or fast? The Ketogenic Diet has so many claims! It's time to draw the line between what is healthy and what's obsessive and potentially dangerous while using an evidence-based skepticism.   Bio: Tyler Cartwright has a fascination with learning, reading, and self-improvement as a person. It's truly a bit of an obsession for him - with a personal library which currently clocks in at just north of 2300 books! At his heaviest he weighed in at 505 lbs, and set out on a journey of self-discovery and leveraged his love of learning with his backgound in science to arrive at a ketogenic diet as a tool for his weight loss. After over a decade of eating a ketogenic diet, and having lost 295 pounds, he has helped to move the Ketogains community forward as one of the most successful communities of contextualized thought on the use of a ketogenic diet and the applications for fat loss, sports performance, and how to help people transform their lives. The Ketogains clients have lost in excess of 20,000 in the last 18 months, and countless lives have been changed because of his insight, common-sense, and practical applications to diet, health, training, and living.   Time Stamps:

0:20 - Big Ketogeek Announcement

1:52 – What does it mean to be healthy?

6:08 – What is the Ketogains bootcamp and why it works?

12:04 – Using public selfies vs. a ripped model for promoting weight loss

 16:34 – Tyler’s fat loss journey through a Ketogenic Diet

23:08 – How did Tyler become affiliated with Ketogains?

28:58 – How can you tell your loved one they need to lose weight?

32:22 – Self-worth at any size vs. healthy at any size movement

34:02 – How do you find the right fat loss plan and coach?

38:07 – How does food satiety work?

43:24 – Why people fail to lose weight on Keto?

45:44 – Physiological changes when mimicking a starvation diet

48:00 – Chasing ketone levels and failing at fat loss

50:06 – Neuroticism, measuring blood ketones and dangers of chasing ketones

53:10 – Why are ketone readings scattered all over the place?

54:51 – Honest concerns with exogenous ketone consumptions

56:39 – Ketone policing and actual chronic conditions in which ketone measurement may be beneficial

58:20 – Problems with chasing higher ketones in epileptic children

1:00:10 – Why diet may not even influence Ketone levels!

1:02:12 – Why testing ketones may keep you away from healthy foods

1:03:06 – The cost to benefit of managing biomarkers?

1:04:56 – Concerns with biohacking and overdosing on supplementation

1:09:35 – Using placebo to debunk functionally useless drugs and interventions

1:12:30 – Different types of fasts?

1:14:03 – Loss of lean mass and problems with restricting protein during fasting

1:17:25 – Overblown claims about fasting

1:19:25 – Does fasting help with loose skin during weight loss?

1:25:17 – “Hey Tyler, do I need to fast?”

1:26:00 – Potential concerns with eating disorders and fasting

1:27:07 – Anorexia, body dysmorphia, eating disorders & Ketogenic diet

1:31:17 – How do we become good skeptics and prevent future health catastrophes?

1:39:10 – How do busy people find educators and health resources?

1:43:43 – What kind of research would Tyler like to see?

1:46:00 – Final Plugs

Nov 16 2017

1hr 48mins

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Rank #20: 6. Professor Tim Noakes

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There are great humans and then there are larger than life figures such as Professor Tim Noakes. We call them legends. This is a must listen podcast for everyone that will send shivers down some spines as the medical, pharmaceutical and food industry is facing viral disruptions from people self-empowering themselves.

Time Stamps:

1:55: Narrative of a world-renowned researcher shifting from high carb to low carb.

5:54: Story behind Noakes Foundation.

7:12: Latest research being conducted by Noakes Foundation regarding diabetes.

9:07: How to learn in the modern era.

11:47: Influence of social media on the dietary guidelines by American Heart Association

13:20: Is the world getting better as far as food and nutrition is concerned?

14:37: Types of Scientific Studies: Anecdotal Evidence, Observational Studies, Randomized Controlled Trials and Meta-Analysis

 18:45: Why most studies are irrelevant and distortion of data by pharmaceutical industries

20:05: Example of Relative and Absolute risk reduction and how research companies exaggerate statistics

23:53: Virta health and future of medicine

25:31: Are social media testimonials(N=1) akin to randomized controlled trials?

27:27: What can pharmaceutical and food companies do the help end nutritional diseases?

30:42: What can medical professionals and students do if they disagree with what they have learnt?

34:21: Paradigm shifts in the medical industry and the power of N=1 studies.

38:27: The downplayed role of insulin resistance in chronic diseases across the country.

42:10: Can a high carb and low carb diet be combined in athleticism?

45:13: Benefits of a fat burning diet for both blue and white collar jobs.

47:44: Benefits of low carb during off-seasons and down times.

49:07: Glycogen storage, replenishment and fat burning in both high and low carb diets.

52:41: Could you run out of body fat to burn?

53:57: Does the rate of gluconeogenesis vary on a low carb vs. a high carb diet?

55:20: Why low carb hasn’t been popular in the mainstream athleticism.

57:32: Why ‘fatigue’ as an emotion.

1:01:19: Wisdom from Professor Noakes to everyone

1:02:40: Can and should kids, babies and toddlers be on a low carb diet?

1:04:56: Final Words

Professor Noakes has MBChB, MD and a DSc (Med) in Exercise Science and is one of the global figures in the world of exercise science, food and nutrition. He has published more than 750 scientific books and articles, cited more than 16,000 times in scientific literature, has an H-index of 71 and has been rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa for a second 5-year term.  He has won numerous awards over the years and made himself available on many editorial boards.

Noakes Foundation: https://www.thenoakesfoundation.org

Jul 10 2017

1hr 9mins

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