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Veteran health podcaster, blogger, and international bestselling author (Keto Clarity and The Ketogenic Cookbook) Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" discusses the current health headlines, dissect the latest medical and nutritional health research studies, and answer listener-submitted questions about the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. Submit your keto questions at KetoTalk.com.

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Veteran health podcaster, blogger, and international bestselling author (Keto Clarity and The Ketogenic Cookbook) Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" discusses the current health headlines, dissect the latest medical and nutritional health research studies, and answer listener-submitted questions about the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. Submit your keto questions at KetoTalk.com.

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Jimmy, you need to stop interrupting with bad jokes

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Love the show but you have a bad habit of interrupting your guests in mid thought with bad jokes and puns.

Great Informative Program

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Great job guys!! I’ve been Keto since February and as of May 1 I’ve lost 26 pounds and feel great! Your program is a constant encouragement and place of learning! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

iTunes Ratings

512 Ratings
Average Ratings
390
38
27
23
34

Jimmy, you need to stop interrupting with bad jokes

By cbrown123 - Mar 27 2020
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Love the show but you have a bad habit of interrupting your guests in mid thought with bad jokes and puns.

Great Informative Program

By Vencox - May 01 2019
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Great job guys!! I’ve been Keto since February and as of May 1 I’ve lost 26 pounds and feel great! Your program is a constant encouragement and place of learning! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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Real Talk With Jimmy Moore

Latest release on Oct 22, 2020

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Rank #1: 155: Dr. Will Cole Provides A Functional Medicine Perspective On Jimmy Moore’s Pre-Sabbatical Labs

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Today is the last Keto Talk that we bring you before Jimmy heads out for his six month sabbatical. In this special episode, Jimmy and Will go over the battery of tests that Jimmy had done before leaving.

Listen in to this special farewell (for now) episode as Dr. Cole takes a deep look at the functional medicine tests performed by Dr. Gus Vickery. Will gives his take on the test results and offers some thoughts on what he expects to see when Jimmy returns.

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“We know that total cholesterol is a poor marker for cardiovascular health. Many people that have heart attacks have low cholesterol.”

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“I think de-stressing, slowing down and getting more good amino acids with keto carnivore have helped spike my testosterone levels to double what it was.”

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Be sure to go back and listen through the archives of Keto Talk during the hiatus and enjoy the body of work we’ve put together. Six months will be over before you know it and we’ll be back with more great episodes of the show you love.

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Aug 29 2019

53mins

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Rank #2: 109: Maximize Keto While Aging, Adrenal Exhaustion, Heartburn And More!

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A simple way to teach Keto, dealing with an elevated heart rate, occurrence of heartburn, and adrenal exhaustion are just some of the news stories and listener questions that hosts Jimmy Moore and Dr. Will Cole discuss in episode 109.

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“Some people do perfectly fine with dairy as part of their real-food ketogenic diet. You might try eliminating it for a while to see if your issues clear up if you suspect dairy is a problem for you.”

-Dr. Will Cole

Here’s what Jimmy and Will talked about in episode 109:

HOT TOPICS:

1. How can you tell if you have a sensitivity to dairy while eating keto and need to minimize or eliminate it from your diet? 2. Is it possible to grow lean muscle mass while moderating protein and restricting carbohydrate intake? 3. Can eating too much protein bring on cravings and symptoms of the keto flu again just like overconsuming carbohydrates? 4. Should we be concerned with the nitrite/nitrate content in foods like bacon? 5. How does a ketogenic diet improve the immune system to help recover more quickly from illness?

6. Criticism over Eatwell Plate amid calls for low carb approach

7. Meet the Man Who Hated Carbs Before It Was Cool

8. Low-carb potatoes on the rise

– STUDY:  When swapping sugar for ketones doesn’t treat cancer

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Highlight Quote:

“We encourage people to eat to satiety. Fat makes you feel satisfied quicker and you won’t overeat if you listen to your body while on a keto diet.”

– Jimmy Moore

Your Questions:

– Judy asks how do you maximize the energy and brain health benefits of ketosis as you continue to get older.

– Colin wants to know if he should be concerned by an elevated heart rate while running since going keto compared with when he did triathlons.

– Janet asks what can be tweaked or changed in a ketogenic approach to improving adrenal exhaustion.

– Brent questions how you determine what foods are the possible culprits in causing heartburn on a ketogenic diet. 

– And from the KETO TALK MAILBOX comes a question from Greg about how to describe in simple terms what a ketogenic diet is when someone first starts eating this way?

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 109:

– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Staying in ketosis just got easier – Your new keto-diet ally (Enter MOORE15 at checkout for fifteen percent off your first order.) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Drop an FBOMB for the freshest, high-quality fats from JimmyLovesFBomb.com (Get 10% off your first food order with coupon code “JIMMYLOVESFBOMB”) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Jump start your ketogenic diet with PerfectKeto.com/Jimmy (USE PROMO CODE LLVLC FOR 15% OFF) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Become A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Criticism over Eatwell Plate amid calls for low carb approach

Meet the Man Who Hated Carbs Before It Was Cool

– Low-carb potatoes on the rise

– STUDY:  When swapping sugar for ketones doesn’t treat cancer

– Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” – DR. Will Cole D.C. from DrWillCole.com

Apr 26 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: 134: Jillian Michaels, HPV And Keto, Weight Loss After Cancer, Coming Off Statins, Getting Cancer While Eating Keto, Longevity Studies Of Ketosis

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In this episode, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about Jillian Michaels, HPV And Keto, Weight Loss After Cancer, Coming Off Statins, Getting Cancer While Eating Keto, Longevity Studies Of Ketosis and more!

Jillian Michaels criticizes keto diet: 'Why would anyone think this is a good idea?'

THIS WEEK’S HOT TOPICS:

1. If I have hemochromatosis, then how do I lower iron and Vitamin C while eating keto? 

2. What level of total cholesterol is considered “too high” when you eat keto?

3. Is getting adequate fiber eating keto the key to lowering visceral fat?

4. Can someone with kidney disease eat a ketogenic diet without fear of more damage?

5. Is eating low-carb fermented foods the best way to heal the gut while eating keto?

Jimmy and Will answer your questions:

- Is cycling between ketogenic diet and eating carbs what led to the HPV? Will keto help or hinder my goal of getting rid of this?

- What can I do in my keto diet to make weight loss happen again after cancer treatments?

- Can statins stall weight loss on keto? What should a keto dieter coming off a statin medication be concerned with to track their heart health?

- Is keto the answer for cancer if someone develops it while eating a strict ketogenic diet?

- Are there studies looking at the longevity effects of keto that are compelling like the ones presented by the blue zone people groups such as the Adventists?

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Jan 24 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: 108: Adulterated Heavy Cream, Keto Detox Lymph Node Effects, Herb & Adaptogen Side Effects And More!

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Non-Organic Meats To Avoid, Reactive Hypoglycemia, Swelling Lymph Nodes From Keto Detox, Additives In Heavy Cream, and Herb & Adaptogen Side Effects are just some of the news stories and listener questions that hosts Jimmy Moore and Dr. Will Cole discuss in episode 108.

HERE’S EVERYTHING JIMMY AND WILL TALKED ABOUT IN EPISODE 108: 

Hot Topics from the news:

1. What are the best quality sources of fat to consume so I don’t end up eating a stick of butter everyday? 2. How can you deal with carb cravings that still exist despite lots of fat and protein that is supposed to diminish those cravings? 3. Are higher ketones of 3.0+ necessary for the therapeutic brain health benefits to truly kick in? 4. Is it possible to experience good health from eating a zero-carb, high-fat, meat-based carnivore diet? 5. Does it matter if you spread out your ketogenic meals into 2-3 meals vs. just one meal a day?

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6: Authors of premier medical textbook didn’t disclose $11 million in industry payments

7: Five Major Life Changes Bob Harper Has Made Since Having a Near-Fatal Heart Attack

8: Can a Keto Diet Slow the Growth of Breast Cancer?

9: Do the mono and diglycerides as well as the carrageenan found in heavy whipping cream impact ketone production or are dangerous to your health?

Your Questions:

1. Do the additives found in some brands of heavy cream inhibit ketosis, and are they potentially harmful?  

Hey Jimmy and Will,

I made the ketogenic lifestyle change over a year ago and my A1c has dropped down from 6.2 to 5.4. I listen to Keto Talk every week and you guys have trained me to look closely at ingredient labels. I eat a lot more heavy cream and my question for you today has to do with the mono and diglycerides as well as the carrageenan that are added to heavy whipping cream. Some people claim these are harmless and others say they are horrible. What I want to know is, do they mess with ketosis? Are they dangerous to your health in any way? I appreciate your feedback on this one.

Cathi

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3. Are there certain non-grass-fed/organic meats that should absolutely be avoided if you are pursuing healthy ketosis?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I've just read Dr. Cate Shanahan's book Deep Nutrition and now I'm baffled as what to eat on a ketogenic diet (from a safe and healthy perspective). I simply can't afford grass-fed beef. I can only get it at a health food store and it's way too expensive for me. I normally shop at Costco and Sobey’s grocery store. I buy pork only from humanely-raised brands. That’s really the only feasible healthy meat choice for me to consume. I buy organic whenever I can. I like beef liver, beef heart, and chicken liver, but they don't ever come from grass fed or even organic sources. What would you advise to NOT eat at all amongst these non-grass-fed/organic choices for meat? What should I be eating on my keto plan that is very healthy that maybe I’m not thinking about? How do I stay on budget in my finances while pursuing optimal health through nutritional ketosis? I've heard some say you need to do the best you can, but I really want to know which foods to avoid if you can't get the good quality.

Thank you guys, I love what you do,

Monika

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4. Could the detoxification that takes place from eating keto cause the lymph nodes to swell temporarily until things calm down in the body?

Dear Jimmy and Will,

My question for you guys is about the lymph nodes. Is it possible, since the lymphatic system is a filtering process, that swollen lymph nodes after going keto could be the result of the change in your diet? When you switch over to keto, your body does a natural detox, right? So is it feasible that swollen lymph nodes could be the result of this detoxification and given some time and a few adjustments, such as more water and possibly a lymphatic massage, they could go down on there own without any medical intervention? I understand that it probably depends on how swollen they are along with other factors. I was just curious if my hypothesis could be true?

Thanks for all you do and all the great information you both bring to the world that we may not otherwise get.

Sincerely,

Amanda

4. Why did I experience reactive hypoglycemia after eating a ketogenic meal?

Hey Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I’m a big fan of you guys and four days into eating keto. I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of this and wanted to run something by you. I ate the following food a couple of days ago: one medium avocado, two eggs over easy, two Italian sausages, 3 tablespoons of sour cream, and 3 tablespoons of Kerrygold grass-fed butter. After consuming this food, I almost immediately felt flush, dizzy, and off. I started researching Dr. Google and it looks like I had reactive hypoglycemia. Is this normal on a ketogenic diet or what did I do wrong? Interestingly, I had a fatty coffee and pastrami with cream cheese today and didn’t have any of those same symptoms from he other day. Could it be the extra fat in my meal today compared to the other day? Thanks for the advice on this one.

Matthew

5. Are there concerns that medicinal herbs and adaptogens can play a negative role in a patient’s health much in the same way as a pharmaceutical drug?

Hey Jimmy and Will,

I listen to you guys all the time and Will I hear you talk about various herbs and adaptogens that you’ve found useful in your clinical practice for your patients basically every week. You also talk about the side effects that come from prescription medications. As a fellow medical practitioner, I see both herbs and pharmaceutical drugs as basically extra chemicals substances that you are adding to a patient’s body in the hopes of eliciting a helpful or healing response. All these extra chemicals and compounds, whether food/plant based OR pharmaceutical based, potentially can interact with each other in very bad ways.

In the hospital where I work, I’ve seen examples of herbs causing liver and bleeding problems and interacting with other medications. The word “natural” does not particularly reassure me; cocaine, toxic mushrooms, poison ivy, and castor beans are all natural and they are also all noxious. A lot of the pharmaceuticals we use (penicillin, digitalis, the list goes on and on) are basically purified natural products. Pharmaceuticals, at least in theory, have to go through a rigorous testing process including ruling out the very powerful placebo effect.

My problem is that herbs and such don’t have to go through that same scrutiny before being made available to the general public. We really have no idea what the dosage of the active ingredient(s) might be from bottle to bottle, brand to brand, of all these herbs, do we? I’ve been low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic for the past five years, was a featured success story in Keto Clarity, have been on Jimmy’s podcast, and teach at an Osteopathic medical school now. I certainly have no objection to herbs, adaptogens, and other natural health supplementation and would never support banning them. But just how well tested are they?

Thanks again for a great show! You made this medical doctor think and that’s a good thing.

Dr. Jim Small

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 108

– SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Staying in ketosis just got easier – Your new keto-diet ally (Enter MOORE15 at checkout for fifteen percent off your first order.) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Drop an FBOMB for the freshest, high-quality fats from JimmyLovesFBomb.com (Get 10% off your first food order with coupon code “JIMMYLOVESFBOMB”) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Jump start your ketogenic diet with PerfectKeto.com/Jimmy (USE PROMO CODE LLVLC FOR 15% OFF) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Become A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Authors of premier medical textbook didn’t disclose $11 million in industry payments 5 Major Life Changes Bob Harper Has Made Since Having a Near-Fatal Heart Attack Can a Keto Diet Slow the Growth of Breast Cancer? – Subscribe via: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | RSS | Android – Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” – DR. Will Cole D.C. from DrWillCole.com

If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing co-hosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is co-hosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE.

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Apr 19 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #5: 107: Guest Cohost Dr. Adam Nally, Exogenous Ketones & Fat-Burning, Difficulty Getting Pregnant, High Ketone Side Effects, Keto-Adapted & High-Carb, Moderate Protein vs. Moderate Fat For Weight Loss

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“When you look at studies about certain foods, follow the money.” – Dr. Adam Nally

If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing co-hosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is co-hosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy is joined by Dr. Adam Nally, former co-host of Keto Talk and Jimmy’s co-author of the brand new book The Keto Cure in Episode 107.

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“When you look at studies about certain foods, follow the money.” – Dr. Adam Nally

HERE’S WHAT JIMMY AND ADAM TALKED ABOUT IN EPISODE 107:

HOT TOPICS: 

1. What are the primary signs that indicate that you have insulin resistance?

2. How would you ideally improve the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

3. How do you explain the difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis?

4. Do you have to test for the presence of ketones in the breath or blood to do keto?

5. Are there any sweeteners that are safe to use when you are on a ketogenic diet?

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“I think insulin resistance is misunderstood .” – Jimmy Moore – Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease

– American adults just keep getting fatter

– Are You Carbohydrate Intolerant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It

– Is it true that your body cannot burn stored body fat if you are taking exogenous ketones since the body has to deal with these first before fat-burning can happen?

Hey Jimmy and Adam,

Craig and Maria Emmerich say in their book KETO that taking exogenous ketones should be avoided because the body can’t store them. On the oxidative priority list alcohol is number one followed by exogenous ketones, carbs, protein, and then fat. Since alcohol and exogenous ketones can’t be stored in the body, it immediately begins working to get rid of it as a matter of priority. They say that fat comes in last on the list because it is the body’s preferred fuel source. According to them, when these exogenous ketones are ingested, lipolysis (fat burning) stops. At least that’s how I understood the explanation. This is so frustrating for me to try to understand because exogenous ketones are pushed so strongly in the ketogenic community. I want my body burning stored fat, not exogenous ketones. I’m so very confused on this issue.

Thanks for your help,

Parrish

– STUDY: Pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds

1. Can a ketogenic diet help heal the “killer cells” that make it more difficult to get pregnant?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

My question is about fertility. I have heard that a keto diet is very beneficial for woman who are trying to get pregnant. I have a friend who has been trying for a very long time and it seems that she has what some have described as “killer cells.” What does that mean and can a ketogenic diet help? Thanks again for your great podcasts.

Thanks so much,

Carol

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2. Why do I feel funny in my head and nose side effects when my ketone levels go higher after consuming a Bulletproof coffee?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Muscles,

When my ketones are elevated, I start to get unwanted side effects and feel kinda funky in the head to the point that I have to lie down and I even get a weird sensation in my nose. This morning after putting Brain Octane Fuel from Bulletproof in m coffee with cream, about 30 minutes later my blood glucose was 84 and blood ketones at 3.3. That’s when I get that issue. What is that? I take 45mg NP Thyroid every morning a couple of hours before my coffee or eating, but no other prescriptions.

Thanks again for all you do!

Sarah

3. Is it possible to be so well keto-adapted that your body can go in and out and back into ketosis more quickly even after a high-carb meal?

Hey Jimmy & Adam,

Last night, my fiancé and I went out to eat at an Italian restaurant for a friend’s birthday dinner and I decided to cheat. I had a salad, squid ink pasta w/lobster, and for dessert…a big slice of cake. Needless to say, this was a very high-carb, low-moderate protein, and low-fat dinner. I’ve been doing keto on and off for almost 2 years now, and this morning my fasting blood sugar showed 83 and blood ketone was 2.3. I’ve never experienced anything like this before.

Is it possible that I’m just so well keto-adapted now that my body can go in and out and back into ketosis much more quickly? I must also mention that because this high-carb meal was premeditated, I prepped for it by drinking a green drink w/apple cider vinegar and some kimchi before we left for the restaurant. Do you think this helped? I’m also in fairly good shape, and workout quite often so that might have also played a factor. I’ve also heard that eating carbs separately from protein and fats helps with digestion and vice versa.

Do you guys think that the low protein and low-fat helped with my body’s process of allocating the sugar properly so I was able to get right back into ketosis again?

Thanks for all you do,

Chris

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KETO TALK MAILBOX

– Do I need to moderate my protein or moderate my fat intake in order to see success at losing weight on a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy & Dr. Nally,

Thank you for doing Keto Talk. I binge listened the last two months and now I’m all caught up. Thanks for the great show because I’ve learned so much. Atkins was my first foray into this community a couple of decades ago and the Grain Brain, Paleo, Dr. Jason Fung and many other followed. Learning more about keto has become my favorite pastime and I only just discovered all these amazing podcasts. There’s one question I haven’t heard anyone provide a good answer for yet and I’m hoping you guys are up for the challenge of answering it. It has to do with the concept of gluconeogenesis. I’ve heard you and Dr. Nally state that it can play a significant role in kicking you out of ketosis and raising blood sugar levels which is why you need to moderate protein intake. You also discuss eating a high-fat diet to satiety and that this within the context of a low-carb nutritional intake does not lead to weight gain. You’ve noted on several occasions that if fat is consumed in excess of what is needed, then the body excretes the extra fat out of the breath, urine, and feces.

However, there seems to be two very opposing views amongst the greater keto world and I’d like to know which side is right and why you think the other side is wrong. One the one side, you’ve got people who say that gluconeogenesis is not something to worry about and that eating a higher protein intake will not affect ketosis (or fat adaptation) and that dietary fat should be moderated for those needing to lose weight so your body can tap into those fat stores instead of using dietary fat for energy. On the other side, you have people like you guys who say the body is burning both stored body fat and the dietary fat that you eat simultaneously so you do not gain weight when you eat more fat. This side also thinks you should moderate down on the protein to prevent the insulin and blood sugar effects that can come from consuming this macronutrient in excess of what the body needs.

So who’s right? Is there some middle ground between these two positions? My main question is whether moderating protein or moderating fat is the best way to shed pounds which is my current goal. It seems that many people listening to this and other leto-focused podcasts are interested in weight loss, so we need to be crystal clear about what will work to make that happen. I understand everybody needs to find the version of keto that works for them but this is difficult for the common person to figure out. Can you help me and others determine how we can figure all this out so we can be successful on keto?

Thanks for all you do!

Manny

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 107 – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Staying in ketosis just got easier – Your new keto-diet ally (Enter MOORE15 at checkout for fifteen percent off your first order.) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Drop an FBOMB for the freshest, high-quality fats from JimmyLovesFBomb.com (Get 10% off your first food order with coupon code “JIMMYLOVESFBOMB”) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Jump start your ketogenic diet with PerfectKeto.com/Jimmy (USE PROMO CODE LLVLC FOR 15% OFF) – SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Become A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner – Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease – American adults just keep getting fatter – Are You Carbohydrate Intolerant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It – STUDY: Pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds – DocMuscles.com – The Keto Cure – Dr. Nally on Facebook – Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” – DR. Will Cole D.C. from DrWillCole.com

Apr 12 2018

1hr 24mins

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Rank #6: 92: Keto Talk Mailbox Blitz - Vegan Keto Edition With Special Guest Dr. Carrie Diulus

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If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. This has been an amazing year for Keto Talk. With the holiday season coming up and Jimmy and Dr. Cole traveling quite a bit, we are taking a break for a few weeks. Don't worry, though, come January your favorite stop for Keto goodness will be back bigger and better than ever! Listen in today as Jimmy and Will are joined by Dr. Carrie Diulus from DrCarrieDiulus.com to answer your questions about vegan keto in Episode 92.

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“You are about ten times more bacteria than human. What researches are finding is that the microbiome is implicated in nearly every chronic disease in the body.” – Dr. Will Cole Here’s what Jimmy,Will, and Dr. Diulus talked about in Episode 92:

– Carrie Shares Her Story

– Let's Settle This: Is The Keto Diet Ruining The Environment?

– 12 Things No One Tells You About Going Vegan: 

– A Vegan Ketogenic Diet by Dr. Mark Hyman

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– STUDY: Effect of a 6-month vegan low-carbohydrate ('Eco-Atkins') diet on cardiovascular risk factors and body weight in hyperlipidaemic adults: a randomised controlled trial. 1. How do you eat a vegan keto diet and will it prevent the top chronic diseases from happening?

Hi Jimmy, Will and Carrie,

Thank you for this special vegan keto episode. My husband and I have adopted a traditional ketogenic approach and have seen improvements in our body composition. I have noticed greatly improved energy, mental performance, and psychological health. In fact, last night I played two hours of volleyball and had more energy than the much younger fitness coach on my team!

My mom is 67 years old, semi-retired, and is struggling with unplanned weight gain, muscle loss, low energy, a weak immune system, slow healing, brain fog, moodiness, and mental function issues that seem to be linked to elevated blood sugar levels. We've been talking about keto for about a year, but she is afraid to try it because she is a vegetarian (that includes no dairy except butter, but she will eat eggs). She thinks there won't be anything left for her to eat if she cuts carbs. She has been eating high-carb, low-fat, and low protein. To her, a can of black beans is enough protein for one day and a teaspoon or two butter is plenty of fat. She has been trying to get omega-3 fats from flaxseed and canola oil. She is excited about hearing what you have to share on this podcast and wants to know the answers to the following questions.

- How do you prepare quick and easy vegan keto recipes? - How do you prevent hunger while eating vegan keto? - Where do you get your fat intake from on vegan keto? - What omega-3 sources of fat are there to consume? - How much protein is appropriate on a vegan keto diet and how do you get it? Tofu? - Will supplements be necessary to get all the vitamins in my vegan keto diet? - Dementia, heart disease, and cancer prevention are my goals with going vegan keto? Will this diet help me reach these goals?

Thank you so much for your help answering these questions for my mom!

Vanessa

“In the next four or five years this is what everybody is going to be talking about. Educate yourself now so that you can make an informed decision about your health.”  – Jimmy Moore 2. What are your thoughts on protein combining, getting complete proteins, and incorporating pea protein to get a better amino acid profile on a vegan keto approach?

Hi guys,

I’m a vegan keto dieter and would love to hear Dr. Carrie’s views on essential amino acids eating this way. Protein combining is a contentious issue in the vegan world and I’ve found through my own research tracking my macronutrients that vegan keto IS limited by lysine and to some extent methionine as we mostly cut out the legumes. I’d love to hear her views on the subject of protein combining, how to get complete proteins on a vegan keto diet, and incorporating things like pea protein to help achieve a full amino acid profile for people who can’t or don’t consume soy.

Thanks!

Renee

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3. What are you responses to these questions from a practicing physician?

As a practicing physician, I’d love to have the answers to the following questions regarding a vegan keto nutritional approach:

- What fats do you eat? - What carbs do you permit? - Are there any whole grains? - Any beans? - Any fasting involved? - Supplements you take? - Do you monitor ketosis? How? - What exercise do you recommend when doing vegan keto? - How many days a month do you recommend eating vegan keto? Or is it constant? - Do you ever go off vegan keto and return to a plant-based lower-fat diet to cycle out of ketosis? - Are there any concerns about osteoporosis from acidosis?

Thanks for your answers,

Dr. Joel Kahn

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4. How do you prevent nutrient deficiencies on a vegan keto diet? What impact would incorporating an occasional vegan keto day into my regular ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy, Dr. Cole, and Dr. Diulus,

How does someone eating a vegan keto diet get their Vitamin B12? I thought Vitamin B12 could only be found in animal-based foods. And what about other nutrients that only come from animals such as dietary cholesterol? If a vegan keto diet is a sustainable way of fueling the human body over the long-term, then does that mean you HAVE to take supplements in order to remain healthy? I’m sure your body can “get by” for a while, but at what cost later on...I’m very interested in what impact implementing vegan keto days into my regular ketogenic diet.

Thank you for your help,

Patricia

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5. Why do some people find it difficult to lose weight on a vegan keto diet as compared with a meat-based ketogenic nutrition plan?

Hey guys,

I'm on a vegan keto group on Facebook and I often read about people gaining weight instead of losing it while eating that way. Why does it seem more difficult for some people to lose weight while eating vegan keto than meat-eating keto dieters? Is there something in the animal-based foods that contributes to easier weight loss success that is lacking in a vegan keto diet? Thanks for helping me understand this better.

Kristen

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Nov 09 2017

1hr 39mins

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Rank #7: 114: Special Edition: Common Weight Loss Struggles

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In this episode of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole tackle some of the most common weight loss struggles in Episode 114!

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“This is not supposed to be one more diet to add to your pile of diets. The point of this lifestyle is to get healthy, and a natural byproduct of this is to get your body in balance.”

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Jimmy and Will are here today to tackle some of the questions that we hear over and over about weight loss and a ketogenic diet in episode 114:

HOT TOPICS:

- Mental aspects of desiring weight loss - The depravity of online social interaction and the stress it induces - Poor sleep leading to leptin resistance (and insulin resistance) - Microbiome negatively impacts hormones and the gut-brain connection - High stress levels as bad as eating a poor diet - Toxin exposure in the environment inhibiting hormone function - Unresolved hormonal imbalances - Thyroid health is the most overlooked weight instigator - Nutrient deficiencies are majorly linked to weight loss resistance

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“I think the main thing people need to remember is to start with a template. Always dial in your keto lifestyle as your foundation before adding things.”

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Jul 05 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #8: 153: Interview With Dr. Will Cole About His 2019 Book The Inflammation Spectrum

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Jimmy talks Keto Talk co-host Dr. Will Cole talking about Will's new book The Inflammation Spectrum. On the heels of his smash hit debut book Ketotarian, Dr. Cole digs into one of his favorite topics: inflamation.

Aug 15 2019

51mins

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Rank #9: 132: Too High LDL Cholesterol, Gut Dysbiosis, Best Genetic Tests, Hysterectomy And Mental Health Medications, Keto Feeding Eating Disorders

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Welcome back to Keto Talk! We're back for a dynamic 2019, and if there's ever been the Year of Keto, this is it! Find out what Jimmy and Will have been up to over the break and where they see Keto going in 2019. In this episode, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about Too High LDL Cholesterol, Gut Dysbiosis, Best Genetic Tests, Hysterectomy And Mental Health Medications, Keto Feeding Eating Disorders, and more!

THIS WEEK'S HOT TOPICS:

  1. Do skin tags go completely away for good once you’ve healed insulin resistance?
  2. If fasting increases human growth hormone, then can you build muscle while fasting?
  3. Can getting into ketosis be a part of the cure for Hepatitis C?
  4. How does someone with pancreatitis do the high-fat part of a ketogenic diet?
  5. What factors determine when you need to possibly shift your keto routine?

Jimmy and Will answer your questions:

– Is there any such thing as “too high” LDL cholesterol to become worried? – Is there any such thing as “too high” LDL cholesterol to become worried? – What genetic test should I run to determine how best to eat for my gene variants? – Can a hysterectomy and mental health drugs lead to weight gain despite ketosis? – Does someone with an eating disorder make their problem worse by going keto?

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Jan 10 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: 130: Long-Term Keto Makes You Gain Weight, Blood Sugar Goals, Pre-Surgery Sugar Drink, Calorie Balance, And Low Ketones From Keto-Adaptation vs. Being Out Of Ketosis

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In this episode of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about Long-Term Keto Makes You Gain Weight, Blood Sugar Goals, Pre-Surgery Sugar Drink, Calorie Balance, And Low Ketones From Keto-Adaptation vs. Being Out Of Ketosis, and more!

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“What I've seen is that keto can slow the progression of autoimmune conditions. It doesn't mean it will cure everyone's condition, but it is surely a better way to eat for your health.”

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  1. What’s up with the white/yellow coating on my tongue ever since I started eating keto?
  2. Is any clinical or anecdotal evidence of a Ketogenic diet helping to reverse vitiligo?
  3. If I'm allergic to eggs and have a dairy sensitivity, how do I find keto-friendly fat to add to my meats that aren’t loaded with soybean and canola oil?
  4. Why does adding in intermittent fasting to my keto protocol lead to headaches?
  5. Does keto play any role in the improvement of the symptoms associated with having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)?
  6. 12 keto diet horror stories that will make you think twice before trying it
  7. If You Want to Save the World, Veganism Isn’t the Only Answer
  8. Want a healthier heart? Eat a steak
  9. How the Keto diet ‘could protect against Alzheimer’s’ – but is it really good for you?
  10. TIME FLIES: U.S. ADULTS NOW SPEND NEARLY HALF A DAY INTERACTING WITH MEDIA
  11. STUDY: Hospitals Lead by Poor Example: An Assessment of Snacks, Soda, and Junk Food Availability in Veterans Affairs Hospitals
  12. BONUS STUDY: Did eating starchy foods give humans an evolutionary advantage?
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– Traci asks, "Is there any truth to what my functional medicine doctor told me that long-term keto will make you gain back all your weight eventually?"

– Starr asks, "What is a healthy blood sugar level to be aiming for if I am on a ketogenic lifestyle? Does it vary by age?"

– "Is there an alternative to the sugary swill they require pre-surgery for people who eat keto?" Judy asks – "How do you best balance the calories on keto to keep hunger at bay, maintain therapeutic ketones, and lose weight?" Cathy asks.

– Barry writes into to the Keto Talk mailbox to ask, "How do you know if low ketone levels are due to efficient keto-adaptation vs. being kicked out of ketosis?"

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“There are so many options for adding good oils and fats to your diet that don't include industrial, low-grade inflammatory fats like canola oil or soybean oils.”

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Oct 25 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #11: 133: Keto Causing Weight Gain, Antibiotics Lower Ketones, Sleep And Hormones, Depo Birth Control Shot While Keto, Feeling Better On Hypocaloric Keto

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In this episode, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about Keto Causing Weight Gain, Antibiotics Lower Ketones, Sleep And Hormones, Depo Birth Control Shot While Keto, Feeling Better On Hypocaloric Keto and more!

THIS WEEK’S HOT TOPICS:

1. The Keto-Mojo blood ketone meter shows readings for hematocrit and hemoglobin—how do these relate to glucose, ketones, and overall health?

2. Does the constant “ping” we get from our devices trigger a cortisol response that could sabotage your ability to get into ketosis and reap its benefits?

3. What are the pros and cons of choosing not to exercise the first couple of months after you start keto?

4. If a woman eating keto gets pregnant, what benefits will she see remaining in ketosis vs. not being in ketosis?

5. As a former vegan pursuing nutritional ketosis, how do I switch over my mentality that cooked meat is “dead food” and embrace it as healthy now?

Jimmy and Will answer your questions:

  • Could keto and fasting be the reason why someone is struggling with weight loss?
  • Do antibiotics lower ketone production and how can I heal the damage they are doing to my gut health?
  • Could my sleep issues that were diagnosed as being caused by fibromyalgia actually be related more to hormones that a ketogenic diet is helping me bring under control?
  • Why does taking a birth control shot like Depo increase hunger and moodiness despite being in a ketogenic state?
  • Why do I feel better eating 800 calories vs. 1800 calories of keto meals?

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Jan 17 2019

59mins

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Rank #12: 120: CBD Oil, Blood Thinners, Skin Problems, Affordably Assessing Gut Health, Cardio Weight Gain, Keto For Older People

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In this episode of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about CBD Oil, blood thinners, skin problems, gut health, weight gain while doing cardio, keto for older people, and more in Episode 120!

 

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“Keto itself can help reduce plaque and can act like a blood thinner.”

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Your Questions:

– Sherri asks,  “Can I eat a ketogenic diet if I am taking blood thinners and aspirin therapy for cardiovascular health issues?”

– Sarah says, "Why am I still having skin problems when I thought keto was supposed to help clear these up?"

– Susan asks, "How can I affordably assess my state of gut health without breaking the bank on testing and medical specialists?"

– "Why has my waist size increased since I started spin class while still eating keto?" Ken asks.

– From the Keto Talk Mailbox Lisa asks, "Does the ketogenic diet react differently as you get older making it more difficult to lose weight?"

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Aug 16 2018

59mins

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Rank #13: 152: Dr. Will Cole And Seamus Mullen From The goopFellas Podcast Share How To Do Keto Well Or Worse

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Today we have a very special episode of Keto Talk with The goopFellas. As most of you know, Jimmy’s weekly co-host Dr. Will Cole recently launched a podcast on Gwynyth Paltrow’s goop network with his co-host Chef Seamus Mullen. Together they tackle subjects on health and well being with a focus on transformation.

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On this special episode of goopFellas on Keto Talk, cohosts Dr. Will Cole and Seamus Mullen break down the ketogenic diet. Should you switch to a high-fat, low-carb baseline? What would you eat in a typical day? When do our bodies go into ketosis, and what are the potential health benefits? What about intermittent fasting? Seamus shares his personal experience of changing his diet while healing from rheumatoid arthritis. And Will shares examples from his functional medicine practice, the kinds of diets he typically prescribes for patients with chronic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and how he tweaks the conventional keto model to be cleaner and more vegetable-forward for anyone (he’s the author of Ketotarian, after all).

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Aug 08 2019

48mins

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Rank #14: 146: Healing Chronic Fatigue, Elevated Glucose Response To High-Carb Meal While Keto, APAO2 Gene, Keto & A-Fib, Daily Laxative For Opiate-Induced Constipation

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In Episode 146 of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about Healing Chronic Fatigue, Elevated Glucose Response To High-Carb Meal While Keto, APAO2 Gene, Keto & A-Fib, Daily Laxative For Opiate-Induced Constipation, and more!

HOT TOPICS:

  • Will's exciting new podcast The goop Fellas Podcast
  • Why is being proactive about your health by doing things outside of conventional wisdom considered strange?
  •  How do you mitigate the effects of cortisol and insulin resistance (even while eating keto) induced by taking prednisone for Crohn’s disease?
  • What role could a ketogenic nutritional health plan play in the recovery from opioid addiction?
  • What’s the difference between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats and how much of each do you need in your keto diet?
  • Should a Type 1 diabetic who eats keto and sees a major glucose rise from a powerlifting workout be concerned about the rise in glucose?
  • How do I eat low FODMAP real food-based keto to control my IBS when my doctor tells me the fat-digesting bile is flowing back into my stomach?
“At one point when I was on Lipitor before starting the Atkins diet I got my cholesterol down to 120, but you can ask my wife, I was NOT a happy man.” – Jimmy Moore “With the rise in awareness in wellness you also have a rise in skeptics and trolls. You can be objective without cynical and name calling.” – Dr. Will Cole

HEALTH HEADLINES:

– How do you heal fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue when you’re doing everything perfect in your ketogenic lifestyle?

Hi guys,

I’m a longtime listener listener and appreciate all of the information you give so generously! I’m trying to figure out how to heal from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome which I was diagnosed with in 2014. I have eaten an LCHF diet for many years and lost around 30kg (~66 pounds). I'm 59 years old and have been a yo-yo dieter my entire life. On low-carb, I have been much more successful in stabilizing my weight and the trend has been moving slowly in the right direction with about 22 pounds left to go. It’s such a struggle. Even still, my fasting blood glucose is 5-6 mmol/L and blood ketones are 0.5-0.9 mmol/L.

I’ve been very strict in my keto diet for a while, but the aches and pain in my arms and legs from my fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue persists. The good news is my brain is a lot clearer and I’m able work again. It’s so difficult to find any doctors here in Sweden willing to run the tests I need to dig a little deeper into this. What would you suggest I do to help with my health issues? Thanks for your input.

Susan from Sweden

– Why is the blood glucose response to a higher-carb meal greater since I’ve gone strict keto than it was when I was only eating low-carb?

Hey Jimmy and Will,

Can you explain more about the blood glucose rebound effect that happens after eating keto for a while and then having a higher carb meal? I’ve noticed much higher blood sugar readings when I eat carbohydrates while on a ketogenic diet than I did just eating low-carb. I suppose it’s sign that my insulin resistance has gotten worse, but I can’t imagine why since I’m on keto. Granted, it is not always perfect in my keto diet and I don't track macros anymore. But my normal readings two hours postprandial might have been 130 before but now it’s 160.

Good luck with your six-month sabbatical, Jimmy. And thank you for answering my question.

Donna

– How can I optimize my keto lifestyle with the APAO2 gene mutation that makes it difficult to process saturated fat?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I have been keto for a year and a half and I’ve lost 60 without taking any medications. I recently learned that I have the APAO2 gene mutation that makes it difficult for my body to process saturated fat. My doctor insists that I cut my fat intake and eat a lot of vegetables. My LDL-P is 2418 and my heart calcium score came in very high at 268. I also have high oxidized LDL. I’ve been dairy-free for a year which has helped me boost my HDL cholesterol to an all-time high of 49. I took statin medications for almost 18 years before the side effects became too much for me to bear. I’m 68 years and just want to be as optimally healthy as I can possibly be. The one bright spot is my inflammation marker hsCRP is stellar at 0.3.

Should I be eating more lean proteins and increasing my intake of avocado, olives, and nuts along with eating more leafy greens?  I am considering the Ketotarian way of eating since it seems to fit my genetic needs at this time. I just hate to give up so many of the animal-based foods I enjoy.

Thanks for your help,

Kenneth

– Will a ketogenic diet help patients dealing with atrial fibrillation?

Hi Jimmy and Will,

I just listened to your special episode with guest cohost Dr. Jay Wiles from a few weeks back where you discussed the bogus a-fib study. As someone who has this condition, I appreciated your input on that. But you guys didn’t say whether keto would help with this disease or not.

My experience has been that my heart palpitations get worse eating keto and that if I backed off my thyroid medication I get relief from this. I’m not sure why, but I suspect it is the hormone regulatory effects that come from a ketogenic diet. Unfortunately, when I did this my TSH shot way up to (yes, that’s not a typo—338!), and my doctor was obviously VERY concerned. I went back on the medication for fear of not knowing what impact chronically high TSH would have on the body. (I live in Canada and doctors rarely test any of the other numbers on the thyroid panel).

Can you talk more about what impact eating keto has on patients with a-fib? Thanks so much.

Brenda

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– Is using senna leaf as a daily laxative to deal with opiate-induced constipation causing damage to the microbiome and general gut health?

Hey guys,

I eat >keto, but have a really bad case of opiate-induced constipation which forces me to use senna leaf as a laxative on a daily basis.  I try to boost my gut health with fermented foods, probiotics, and digestive aids. But it seems I’m hopelessly addicted to taking laxatives since I can’t poop without help. This is probably a silly question, but is my microbiome suffering from this? I haven’t had a solid stool in months. So embarrassing!

Thanks for helping me with this!

Kristin

Apr 18 2019

1hr 14mins

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Rank #15: 151: Overwhelming Carb Cravings On Keto, Deposits Of Cholesterol On Face, Genetic Liver Cirrhosis, Bloating On Keto, Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

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We’re back for another info-packed episode of Keto Talk! In this episode, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about Overwhelming Carb Cravings On Keto, Deposits Of Cholesterol On Face, Genetic Liver Cirrhosis, Bloating On Keto, Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment, and more!

“It’s not the ketogenic diet that failed them, it’s how they prepared for it and what they were eating that was not working for them.”

Dr. Will Cole

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HOT TOPICS:

  • Do people with Celiac disease need to eat more fat due to poor absorption?
  • Does keto lead to an elevated level of bilirubin in the urine?
  • Should I be concerned about my LP PLA2 being elevated (over 200) after starting keto?
  • Why is my fasting insulin so high at 7.3 despite being strict keto without cheating at all?
  • What if any impact does your blood type have on your body’s ability to be in ketosis?
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HEALTH HEADLINES:

“I think the best ketogenic approach in the world will become unraveled if you aren’t sleeping and are stressed.”

Jimmy Moore

Your Questions:

What can I do to help get rid of the persistent and overwhelming carb cravings that hit me even while eating keto?

Hey Jimmy and Will, 

I recently joined in on Jimmy’s 7-day fasting challenge on Instagram and they were so incredibly helpful. I was really hoping that would be a reset for me and a springboard into eating clean keto. I’ve been struggling for years with on again off again low-carb eating, but I just have super intense carb cravings. I ended up going through my time of the month and struggling through that last day of the fast and then crashed and burned back into eating tons of carbage afterwards. I caught your emotional eating JIMMY RANTS episode and I just need some help with figuring out how to conquer the craving insanity that I just can’t always willpower through. I want to be successful once and for all, but I’m feeling like a failure here, yo-yoing at very high weights, with Type 2 diabetes. I know that the answer to this lies within eating a keto template and I’m not afraid to put in the hard work to make it happen. But I definitely feel controlled by food.  I refuse to believe that I have to have a dangerous weight loss surgery to conquer this problem, but I’ve been winning some battles but losing the war for years. What do you recommend for the obsessive, overwhelming cravings, and persistent thoughts about food? How do I get actual control over this?

Thanks so much,

Rhonda

If cholesterol isn’t a bad thing, then why did keto lead to these permanent deposits of cholesterol underneath my eyelids?

Hey Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

Thanks for this podcast. I started reading Jimmy’s book Cholesterol Clarity recently because I developed these yellow bumpy lines under my eyes and was told it’s because I have high cholesterol.  I went to the doctor and immediately they wanted to put me on statins. I hate going to the because of this kinda thing. They didn’t even go over the results with me. They had the front desk call me and tell me I had a high cholesterol number and that there was a prescription for statins waiting for me at the pharmacy.  I didn’t take them, of course, and I retested after a three-month, 30l-pound keto weight loss and it was even higher. The doctor again insisted I take a statin and I again refused. 

My question for you guys is if cholesterol isn’t bad, then why do these permanent deposits of cholesterol end up on my face? They look horrible and I’m told they will never go away on their own. How and why does this happen? I wanted to show you these yellow things on my face and I wondered if you had any knowledge about them. Thank you for answering my question.

Louise

Would a genetic liver cirrhosis condition be hindered or helped by eating a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet?

Greetings Jimmy and Will,

My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with liver cirrhosis which developed as en effect of a genetic disorder he was not aware of. He’s never been much a drinker and he definitely doesn’t drink now. He works out regularly and eats somewhat “healthy” according to his doctors. He’s in great shape especially for someone with only 20% liver function. I read somewhere that a hepatic diet is made up of primarily carbs since protein breakdown is impaired and fat is bad for the liver. I by no means consider myself an expert on nutrition and metabolism, but this sounds like total BS to me. It doesn’t make sense to feed your liver carbs which turn into sugar. In my mind, it just makes sense that a keto diet is the way to go in conjunction with coffee enemas perhaps. What do you think? I want to learn and do as much as I can to help my boyfriend have the best life and the best health possible. 

Thank you,

Brenda

Why do I have bloating when I eat keto foods? Why won’t my Ketonix breath ketone analyzer show the presence of ketosis with anything I do?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I love your show and never miss an episode because it really helps keep me on track. I’m a 31-year old breastfeeding female and have been eating keto since January 2017. When I transitioned to keto, I had already been breastfeeding my daughter for 10 months and I was starting to struggle with weight gain and hunger that was much worse than when I was pregnant. I ate whole organic foods and took probiotics for years but still consumed far too much sugar (honey, coconut sugar, and grains) and I knew I had to make a change when I started gaining more weight than I ever had in my life and having an insatiable appetite for sugar. 

My transition was rough and I had keto flu and lightheadedness for weeks despite consuming plenty of water, salt loading, and taking a multimineral supplement. Urine test strips at the time showed that my ketones were off the charts high. At the beginning of my pregnancy my hemoglobin A1C was prediabetic, but after a few months on keto it was down to normal. My fasting blood sugar in the morning is now 83, and it drops to 76 after my 25 minute beginner’s strength training workout and 59 two hours after my usual breakfast of scrambled eggs. In the evening, 2 hours after dinner, it is around 80. I lost about 30 pounds in the first months and my milk supply never dropped (I’m still breastfeeding now, almost a year on keto later, with no problems.) 

I love the ketogenic way of eating and am so thankful to be off carbs, but I have two main concerns: the first one is constant bloating. When I still ate carbs I had stomach pain every morning that improved after eating breakfast. Now that I’m keto I tend to feel very bloated after meals. I eat dairy and nuts, but temporarily cutting them out of my diet and it doesn’t seem to make a difference. Sometimes my worst bloating is after eating something like riced cauliflower with bacon. It seems like everything sits in my stomach too long. And I really can’t handle seltzer water! I once had a UGI endoscopy in my stomach for the stomach pain years ago and it showed everything normal except for low stomach acid. Could that be the problem? How do I increase stomach acid? I also sometimes have nausea and an acid taste, like reflux symptoms, although I’ve never had heartburn. 

My other concern is with testing my ketones. I use the Ketonix breath analyzer and no matter what I do, I blow green. If I have a glass of dry champagne the night before and keto treats full of almond flour and cheese, I blow green the next day. If I intermittent fast for three days and eat very strict keto, I still blow green! How is this possible? Am I truly in ketosis? Thank you so much for your help!

Rachel

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Would the inevitable diabetic neuropathy be rectified more effectively with IF and keto than with Gabapentin?

Hey guys,

My boyfriend’s mother was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, she suffers from horrible neuropathy and finds it very difficult to sleep at night which is very common. I have read on the Internet that people with neuropathy most of the time are prescribed a drug called Gabapentin. To my surprise, they are also prescribes to patients as antidepressants. The more I think about it, long-term use of these drugs has to be very difficult on the kidneys and liver which is a double whammy for diabetics who already have issues with both of these organs.

To me, it seems intermittent fasting and keto can help solve this neuropathy without the need for any risky medications. In your functional medicine practice, Dr. Cole, have you found this to be true in your patients?

Sincerely, 

Emi

Aug 01 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #16: 122: Dr. Will Cole’s Debut Book Ketotarian On Making A Plant-Based Diet Keto

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In this episode of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole talk all about Dr. Cole's brand new book Ketotarian and what brought him to this unique approach to the keto lifestyle!

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“I don't say that everybody should be vegan keto, that's not what Ketotarian is. It's a plant-centric keto option with non-plant foods in there too for people that choose to do so.”

-Dr. Will Cole

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A new twist on keto: The fat-burning power of ketogenic eating meets the clean green benefits of a plant-centric plate

The keto craze is just getting warmed up. The ketogenic diet kick-starts your body's metabolism so it burns fat, instead of sugar, as its primary fuel. But most ketogenic plans are meat- and dairy-heavy, creating a host of other problems, especially for those who prefer plants at the center of the plate. Dr. Will Cole comes to the rescue with Ketotarian, which has all the fat-burning benefits without the antibiotics and hormones that are packed into most keto diets.

First developed for individuals suffering from seizures, keto diets have been shown to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of many chronic health problems including Alzheimer's and some cancers. Adding a plant-based twist, Ketotarian includes more than 75 recipes that are vegetarian, vegan, or pescatarian, offering a range of delicious and healthy choices for achieving weight loss, renewed health, robust energy, and better brain function.

Packed with expert tips, tricks, and advice for going--and staying--Ketotarian, including managing macronutrients, balancing electrolytes, and finding your carb sweet spot, this best-of-both-worlds program is a game-changer for anyone who wants to tame inflammation and achieve peak physical and mental performance. Let the Ketotarian revolution begin!

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Aug 30 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #17: 119: Special KetoFest Edition With Guest Cohost Dr. Eric Westman

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In this episode of Keto Talk, we have a special edition of the show recorded live in front of a studio audience at KetoFest 2018 with special guest host Dr. Eric Westman in Episode 119!

 

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Imagine spending a weekend with hundreds of other low-carbers in a coastal New England town turned keto! That's exactly what happened July 20-22, 2018 in New London, CT when Carl Franklin and Richard Morris from the 2 Keto Dudes podcast hosted KetoFest. Within four blocks, there were world-class speakers, local restaurants serving real keto dishes, attend a pig roast where you don't have to worry about sugar in the sauce, keto cooking classes, talks on various keto-related topics, fat-adapted fitness classes, and lots of networking with other ketogenic warriors. Ketofest is not a conference - it's a festival! Conferences are for professionals; festivals are for people! Ketofest is for real people who want to learn the science behind, and practical applications of, the ketogenic lifestyle as a food-based remedy for numerous "diseases of civilization."

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This year Jimmy attended, and along with Dr. Eric Westman, recorded a special live studio edition of Keto Talk and answered questions from attendees. Some of the questions posed to Jimmy and Dr. Westman were:

– Cheryl asks, " Do you have to lower your fat intake to tap into your body fat?"

– Glenn's question, "What is modified wheat starch and is it ok on keto?"

– Michelle wants to know, "What are some tips and tricks for maximizing autophagy, and for reducing loose skin after weight loss?"

– Lindsey asks, "What is a sure fire way to keep my body in ketosis?"

– "How do you break a plateau?" Kimberly asks.

– Sherry asks, "How do I counter the argument that vegans claim that meat is acidic?"

– and many more.

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“No grains. No sugar. No starch. Any questions?”

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– Dr. Eric Westman

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Aug 09 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #18: 91: Keto Talk Mailbox Blitz - Poopcast Edition

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If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Will answer your poop related questions in Episode 91.

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“You are about ten times more bacteria than human. What researches are finding is that the microbiome is implicated in nearly every chronic disease in the body.” – Dr. Will Cole Here’s what Jimmy and Will talked about in Episode 91:

– Crazy Things Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health

– If You Haven't Pooped In Days, Here's What You Should Do

– I Mailed This Company My Poop to Analyze My Health. Here's What I Learned

– Why Coffee Makes You Poop—and How to Delay the Urge

– 5 Things Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health

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– STUDY: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Ulcerative Colitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1. Is it an issue that I only have one well-formed and easy-to-pass bowel movement every other day since shifting my diet to keto?

Hey Jimmy and Will,

Thanks so much for talking so openly about poop! When you said that all we need is two snakes a day, all I could think of was no way! After shifting my diet to keto, I noticed the amount of food I was consuming decreased with more nutrient dense foods satisfying me. My theory is my body was actually able to use most of the food I was consuming without much waste which explains why my bowel movements went down. I simply generate less waste now, right? My estimation is that I average a poop every other day but it is well formed and passes easily so it doesn’t appear I am constipated. Should I be worried that it is so infrequent and what should I alter in my diet if my bowel habits sound problematic?

Carey

“In the next four or five years this is what everybody is going to be talking about. Educate yourself now so that you can make an informed decision about your health.”  – Jimmy Moore 2. Are there any concerns associated with flushing out the colon with water as a means of detoxing?

Hey guys! I’d love to know what Dr. Will Cole thinks of colon hydrotherapy for colon cleansing. Thanks for everything you do!

Michele

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3. Why have I been experiencing regular bouts of loose stools since I’ve shifted my diet over to a ketogenic approach?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I've been listening to your podcast since I began keto in June. Thank you for all the great information. In August, I began struggling with regular bouts of diarrhea on a daily basis. I can't remember the last solid stool that I had. I no longer track my macros since I'm at my goal weight. I typically have a Bulletproof coffee with MCT oil powder and butter in the morning and eat leftovers for lunch, an afternoon snack of a cheese stick or almond butter, and then dinner with meat and veggies. I've been playing around with my carbs, including adding back in healthy carbs like sweet potato and checking my blood ketones to confirm I'm always in ketosis. I drink lots of water and I'm good about getting in my electrolytes. I've even cut back on magnesium to see if that would help. It has not. My stomach isn't upset and overall I feel a lot better than I did before keto. Any clues on what I can do to decrease the diarrhea?

Thank you for your help!

Nija

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4. What is causing my poop to be watery and yellow when I’m eating keto and extended fasting?

Hello Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I’ve been eating keto with intermittent fasting since mid-April and have been slowly healing my gut from a lot of issues I was experiencing. But here is the issue: my poop is watery and yellowish in color (my liver levels were tested and it came back as optimal on the lab results). I especially see this yellowish loose stool when I fast for longer than 16 hours. My MCT oil consumption is 1 Tbs in my coffee and I did that without issues at the beginning of keto. It kicked in at the three- month mark. My food intake hasn’t changed much since going keto, but I have noticed that when I eat off plan even a little I get the runs hard and furious. One other issue that might be connected to this is I’m dealing with hair loss from thyroid issues as well as high estrogen levels. Can you help me figure this out?

Thanks so much for your podcast! God bless you guys.

Cecilia

5. What can I do to improve my Type 2 on the Bristol Stool chart to the more healthier Type 3 and 4?

Hi Jimmy and Will,

Thank you for all you do for the keto community. In the episode where you discussed the Bristol Stool chart, you commented that any good Bristol chart would include tips to fix each type of poop. I can’t find this information, so please post this in the show notes section of your Poopcast. I seem to constantly have Type 2 poop where it is sausage-shaped and lumpy and I’ve tried various tips to getting it back to normal, including adding salt, magnesium, extra water, and upping my fiber. But nothing seems to help other than doing an extended fast. Any other tips you can give me to help improve this to the more healthy stool?

Thanks for your help,

Stephanie

6. Is there anything wrong with never feeling constipated? And would only pooping once a week be a problem?

Hello you guys,

If you never feel constipated, is this something to worry about? And if you aren’t pooping on a daily basis and only going once a week, why would this be a problem?

Thanks,

Amber

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7. Why have my bowels come to a screeching halt since I switched over to a ketogenic diet? What can I do to get my bowel moving again?

Hi Jimmy and The Poopmaster,

I have been doing keto for about a month and ever since I started eating this way it’s like my bowels have come to a screeching halt. I consume 50-60g total carbs with around 30 grams of fiber. I drink close to a gallon of water a day and supplement with magnesium and probiotics. Is this an issue I need to be concerned about? Any ideas on how to make my bowels start back up again?

Thanks,

Dayna

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Nov 02 2017

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Rank #19: 144: Top Functional Medicine Lab Testing Every Keto Dieter Should Be Running

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In Episode 144 of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole dig into the subject of Functional Medicine and Dr. Cole explains to us exactly what tests every keto dieter should be running and what they mean to you.

“It's rarely one thing that is the magic bullet. Normally it's a confluence of different factors. These labs allow us to find the pieces of the puzzle.” – Dr. Will Cole

“You can take a shotgun approach with labs and do everything, or use them to really fine tune your health.” – Jimmy Moore

The specific tests we talk about in this episode and the ranges you should be looking for:

C-reactive protein

Inflammation is one primary way disease genes get turned on, and it is generally destructive all over the body. C-reactive protein is an inflammatory protein that, while it is essential for cleaning up bad bacteria, in excess it can lead to accelerated aging, chronic disease, and damage to the telomeres.

Optimal Range: < 0.5 mg/L

Small dense LDL particles

What you thought was “bad cholesterol” (LDL) isn’t all bad, and labelling it so is a simplistic and inaccurate view of cholesterol. LDL particles are proteins that carry cholesterol around in your body. Some of these particles are big and buoyant, while others are small and dense. It’s the small dense LDL particles that can cause damage, while the larger fluffier particles are essentially benign. Knowing your level of small dense LDL particles is much more instructive that simply knowing your total cholesterol, because it is the small dense LDLs – not the cholesterol itself – that indicate a riskfor heart attack and stroke (and thereby put you at risk for an earlier death).

Optimal Range: < 200 nmol/L

Homocysteine

This protein in excess (especially when coupled with a B vitamin deficiency) has been linked to cognitive decline, which can drastically reduce quality as well as length of life.

Optimal Range: < 7 Umol/L

Hgb A1C

This test tells you what your blood sugar has been, on average, for the past two to three months. When it is high, it can indicate pre-diabetes or diabetes, and an elevated A1C has been linked with higher rates of all-cause mortality in patients with diabetes.

Optimal Range: < 5.3%

Vitamin D

This nutrient is responsible for hundreds of different genetic pathways in the body but because most people spend most of their day indoors and get little sun exposure, vitamin D deficiency is rampant. That’s too bad because this deficiency is linked to chronic disease, and optimal levels are linked to an actual preservation of telomeres, meaning you live longer and stay healthier! If that’s not a reason to get a little sunshine, I don’t know what is. Note that vitamin D should be paired with other fat soluble vitamins, like vitamin A and K2, for maximum absorption.

Optimal Range: 50-60 ng/mL

Fasting insulin

When your body breaks down carbohydrates, and to a lesser extent, proteins into glucose, your blood sugar goes up. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin to send your blood sugar into your cells (for energy) and bring down the level in your blood. However, if insulin gets activated too often at too high levels, this has been linked to accelerated aging and telomere shortening.

Optimal Range: < 3 ulU/mL

C-peptide: Optimal Range: 0.8 to 3.1 ng/mL Fasting blood sugar: Optimal Range: 75 to 90 mg/dL Triglycerides: Optimal Range: < 100 mg/dL HDL: Optimal Range: 59 to 100 mg/dL

Hormone testing: Urine and Saliva Other Nutrients: Selenium, Mg, Iron, MMA,

Microbiome labs: We look to assess gut health, where around 80 percent of our immune system resides.

Intestinal permeability lab: This blood test looks for antibodies against the proteins that govern your gut lining (occludin and zonulin), as well as bacterial toxins that can cause inflammation throughout the body, called lipopolysaccharides (LPS).

Multiple autoimmune reactivity labs: This array shows us if your immune system is creating antibodies against many different parts of the body, such as the brain, thyroid, gut, and adrenal glands. The labs are not meant to diagnose an autoimmune disease, but to look for possible evidence of abnormal autoimmune-inflammation activity.

Cross reactivity labs: Helpful for people who are gluten-sensitive and who have gone gluten-free and eat a clean diet, but still experience symptoms like digestive problems, fatigue, and neurological symptoms. In these cases, relatively healthy food proteins—such as gluten-free grains, eggs, dairy, chocolate, coffee, soy, and potatoes—may be mistaken by the immune system as gluten, triggering inflammation. To their immune system, it’s as if they have never gone gluten-free.

1. AHCY:

This enzyme is responsible for breaking down the amino methionine by converting S-adenosylhomocysteinase into pro-inflammatory homocysteine. Mood disorders are common for those with a double mutation but typically do well with SAMe supplementation.

2. BHMT:

The BHMT gene directs the enzyme responsible for the amino acid methionine, the building block in the choline oxidation process for optimal brain function. Changes in this gene are associated with ADHD.

3. CBS

No, not the television network! It actually stands for the enzyme that makes the amino acid cystathionine. A mutation of this gene will lead a person to produce more sulfur end products and as a result will need to limit sulfur-rich foods such as legumes and dairy. These foods can increase ammonia levels and contribute to existing health problems. NOS and SUOX are two other genes that can increase sulfur and are linked to immune disorders like asthma.

4. COMT:

This gene is responsible for creating a healthy balance of neurotransmitters and, in turn, a healthy brain. A double COMT gene change is associated with increased risk for anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and ADHD.

5. MAO:

The main role of the MAO gene is to clear out excess neurotransmitters like serotonin. When changes to this gene occur it can create an imbalance in neurotransmitters leading to increased rates of anxiety and depression. Those with an MAO mutation, as well as the MTHFR gene mutation, can have a higher rate of histamine intolerance. Because of this even healthy foods such as fermented foods, bone broth, and vinegar can increase inflammation.

6. MTHFR:

This is not an acronym for a swear word guys, get your mind out of the gutter. The biggest thing I use DNA testing for is to assess methylation, a biochemical superhighway that help your gut, brain, hormones, and detox pathways function properly. This process happens a billion times every single second so if methylation isn’t functioning well, neither are you. Since I often deal with a variety of gut, brain, and hormonal problems in my clinic it is important to see if my patients methylation is working well.

The MTHFR enzyme is responsible for converting folic acid into folate which acts as fuel to the methylation process. A1298C and C677T are the two main MTHFR mutation. When A1298C is altered it can lead to mood disorders due to its important role in neurotransmitter function. C677T changes can cause higher levels of inflammatory homocysteine. Both of these are linked to autism and autoimmune conditions like autoimmune thyroid issues.

7. MTR/MTRR:

These are necessary for B12 production, another methyl donor. Those who have this mutation need higher intake of B12 because their body uses it faster than it produces it. Oftentimes people who have this genetic change can also be low in lithium which is needed for mood regulation. We can easily check lithium levels through testing blood and hair.

8. VDR

VDR stands for vitamin D receptor. Every single cell in your body uses vitamin D. Other than your thyroid hormone, no other nutrient or hormone can claim that importance. It is responsible for over 200 different pathways in the body. Mutations in this gene make it really difficult to absorb vitamin D. It’s important to know if this is the case for you in order to supplement higher doses on a consistent basis to make sure you are getting enough of this vital nutrient.

9. Detox genes

I also look for changes in your detox genes such as CYP1A2, also known as your caffeine gene. This can show just how well you can tolerate caffeine and whether or not it can be harmful or beneficial to your health.

Apr 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: 99: Insomnia, Low Progesterone, High-Protein Akin To High-Carb, Too Low Triglycerides, Organic Acid Test, Burning Fat vs. Burning Ketones

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If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing co-hosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is co-hosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Pittsburgh, PA functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer all your keto questions in Episode 99.

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HERE’S WHAT JIMMY AND WILL TALKED ABOUT IN EPISODE 99:

– Be ketotic . . . but only sometime

– The Keto Diet is Having a Moment, but Its Legitimacy is Up for Debate

– The keto diet: Pros and cons

– What Are Ketone Strips—And Can They Help You Lose Weight?

– American meat consumption set to break records in 2018

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– Why am I waking up in the middle of the night and struggling to get back to sleep? What can I do?

Hi Keto Talk,

I understand sleep is an important component of ketosis and overall health, but it’s a big problem for me. For the past three years I wake up between 3:15-3:30AM and struggle to get back to sleep. A few months ago my doctor prescribed Silenor. It seemed to help in the beginning but it is helping much less now. I believe this medication might be interfering with my pursuit of ketosis and fat loss. I know I have high cortisol levels, but my doctor is unconcerned since I don’t display any of the typical symptoms. I’ve tried melatonin and valerian, but they both give me horrendous nightmares. Most sleep herbs are designed for falling asleep, but that’s not my issue. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Thanks,

Laura

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1. How do I deal with this low progesterone to optimize and complement my ketogenic nutrition?

Dear Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I have learned so much from both of you on my health journey! I have lost 50 pounds since last May using keto and intermittent fasting, implementing much of your advice, and I am now very close to my weight goal. I hit the occasional plateau along the way and at those times I noticed I would need to shift my focus from losing weight to understanding the big picture of my overall health. In that regard, my Mirena IUD (which releases synthetic progesterone teaching my body to make less of its own progesterone) began to seem relevant. I had it implanted in November 2012 and replaced in November 2017. When I had it replaced, I was weighing daily so it was easy to notice a six pound weight jump overnight for no apparent reason.This happened three days after I got the new device and it led me to do some research.

I concluded that I really need to get that thing removed which I did in mid-December 2017 over the pushback from my doctor. I got my period back almost immediately and it lasted about a week, but since then (40 days) I have not had my period again. More disturbingly, I am now experiencing other symptoms like itchy skin, shakiness, dizziness, fatigue, brain fog, mood swings, and weakness. I considered electrolyte balance and treated for that with extra salt and magnesium (which always works for me during fasting)—but no effect. I tested my blood sugar when feeling extra shaky and weak—it really felt like hypoglycemia—and it was 83 preprandial (my A1C in November was 4.7).

Based on my research, my symptoms suggest low progesterone; if that is the case, how should I proceed? Should I tough it out and wait for my body to ramp its own progesterone production back up? Should I take bioidentical progesterone, or would that throw off my overall hormone balance? Should I look instead to adaptogens like Maca? Is there anything I can focus on nutritionally to encourage a return to optimal hormone balance? I had been feeling so amazing up until recently so these symptoms are hard to miss and are definitely discouraging.

Thank you for the wonderful podcast, I look forward to it every week!

Kind regards,

Stacey

2. Is eating high-protein long-term like eating high-carb? Are very low triglycerides a health problem?

Hi guys,

Can five plus years of eating high protein be just as damaging to someone’s metabolism and insulin levels as eating five years worth of carbage? It seems like right now I am just maintaining weight and body fat levels after the initial water weight loss. I have been in nutritional ketosis for the past five weeks with blood ketone levels ranging from .6-1.3 in the morning. My fasting morning blood glucose readings are 85-102. Also, does having super low triglycerides (below 45) show a sign of any health issues? My triglycerides have been that low for years, way before keto.

Thank you so much guys. I have literally been listening to your shows on repeat ever since I discovered them a few weeks ago! You have so much information and explain things in a very fact of the matter way which I really appreciate!

Thank you!

Laura

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3. Is it typical for keto to produce out of whack energy metabolism markers on an organic acid test?

Hi Jimmy and Will,

I recently did an organic acid test to see the effects keto was having and my energy metabolism markers were completely out of whack. In fact, the people who ran the test took extra long because they repeated it a few times just to be sure there wasn’t a lab error. I’m pretty freaked out by the results and don’t know if there is something problematic going on or if this might be typical of someone on keto.

Much appreciated!

Robin

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– What is the major difference between burning fat and burning ketones for fuel?

Dear Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

People sometimes talk about burning fat and burning ketones in the same breath as though they were more or less the same thing, but don't think that's quite the case, is it? Let me describe what I think is roughly going on and then please correct me where I am wrong: Assuming blood insulin levels are low enough, fat can be released from the adipose cells. It was in the adipose cells in the form of triglycerides and after release, it is converted into free fatty acids and then the glycerol part is converted into glucose. The free fatty acids go via the blood and can be used in the muscles directly as fuel, for example. Some of the free fatty acids make it to the liver and can be converted to ketones, some of which are used to fuel the brain, and probably can

also fuel the muscles and other parts of the body. Now, in some descriptions, I see ketones being described as byproducts of fat metabolism which I assume means that first the fatty acids are burned for fuel and then ketones result as a byproduct of this metabolism. Is that correct, and if so, can those ketones also be used as fuel? If so, it implies that fat is indeed a super fuel because it can be used twice so to speak. So then what is the biochemical result of burning ketones? Keep in mind that I am seeking, if possible, a reply that is understandable to a layperson like myself but also one which does not oversimplify the science if that’s humanly possible.

Many thanks in advance,

Mike

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– Be ketotic . . . but only sometime

– The Keto Diet is Having a Moment, but Its Legitimacy is Up for Debate

– The keto diet: Pros and cons

– What Are Ketone Strips—And Can They Help You Lose Weight?

– American meat consumption set to break records in 2018

– STUDY: Study Links Low-Carb Diets to Brain and Spinal Cord Problems in Babies

– Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”

– DR. Will Cole D.C. from DrWillCole.com

Feb 15 2018

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