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Keto Talk With Jimmy Moore & Dr. Will Cole

Veteran health podcaster, blogger, and international bestselling author (Keto Clarity and The Ketogenic Cookbook) Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb" and Pittsburgh, PA-based functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole from DrWillCole.com discuss 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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Dec 15, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam celebrate this final episode of the year by answering 20 of your questions on low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diets today in Episode 47.

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1. Do I need to detox my liver and gallbladder before attempting to go keto?

Hello Jimmy and The Doc!

Ever since I decided to adopt a ketogenic lifestyle, I’ve wondered if I should do a number of liver and gallbladder flushes before trying to get keto-adapted? It’s usually recommended to eat low-fat for a few days during this flushing period so that would likely kick me out of ketosis anyway. I feel like my body has a difficult time detoxing and I wanted to do a series of liver flushes to get my liver working optimally again.

I am a Holistic Lifestyle Coach and have the ability to run labs for liver function. My mother, grandmother, and great grandmother have all had to have their gallbladders removed and I want to keep mine! Would really love to hear your thoughts on this.

Thank you so much for all of your work!

Kind Regards,

MariaPaula

2. Is using exogenous ketones an effective way to boost ketones when they are at their lowest?

Hey guys,

Is there any emerging research on what the most effective dose of exogenous sources of beta-hydroxybutyrate should be? And what is the best time of day to use them? Through my own N=1 experimentation, I have found that I'm out of ketosis for about 3 hours after I wake up in the morning. Then by midday I'm right back into ketosis with levels steadily increasing as the day goes on. After working out in the evenings, I am usually in the red zone on the Ketonix.

But then by the following morning I'm back to green again. So I'm wondering if I should take a supplement like KETO//OS in the mornings upon waking up since this is when my levels are naturally at their lowest or if I should take it in the afternoon or evenings to accentuate my natural rhythm. Are there any studies looking at the relationship between circadian rhythms and ketones or the use of exogenous ketones that could help me in my situation? My purpose in eating ketogenic is disease prevention and anti-aging.

Thanks,

Jamie

3. Is my depression preventing me from getting the full benefits of keto? Do depression drugs work differently in the presence of ketosis?

Greetings gentlemen,

I’m sure many people who are trying the ketogenic diet suffer from major depressive disorder. I recently stayed in nutritional ketosis averaging 1.0-5.0 mmol/L and heavily supplemented with electrolytes for 5 weeks but did not experience the increased energy that I hear being reported by others. Although I lost weight and didn’t have to eat as often, I still had some pretty intense carb cravings.

Could my depression be interfering with the benefits of nutritional ketosis? And if I push through these cravings now, will remaining in a ketogenic state eventually help me deal with the depression? I also wonder what some of the most commonly-prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft do in conjunction with keto to interact and work differently than a standard diet.

Thanks for any insights,

Ryan

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4. Can I use green banana flour resistant starch and stay in ketosis while taking care of my microbiome?

Hey Jimmy and Adam,

I'm starting on a new health mission to feed and nurture my microbiome. The mechanism for this feeding is a daily high-fat smoothie that contains coconut milk, protein powder, MCT oil, some berries, and banana flour resistant starch to make a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb keto smoothie. I have a few questions for you guys about this:

- Is this Green Banana Flour Prebiotic Resistant Starch keto-friendly? I've read on the Internet that the starch does not spike blood sugar. Is that true? The product I'm using has 7.5 grams of carbs per tablespoon. What say you?

- Will resistant starch on a ketogenic diet over time transform my microbiome from being fat to lean?

- Do you have additional suggestions or thoughts for the care and feeding of the microbiome while remaining in a state of nutritional ketosis?

I look forward to listening to your podcast every week as I'm truckin' down the road. You always have little nuggets of info that I can apply directly to my keto lifestyle.

With much regards from your fellow Healthy Ketonian,

Truckin' Chuck

5. Is taking L-Glutamine a good or bad idea when you are on a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

Thank you for your podcast and I never miss an episode of Keto Talk. I have been eating LCHF for 4 months and have lost 40 pounds so far. I have become interested in taking it to the next level with ketogenic and I am having a hard time getting into ketosis while my weight loss has stalled out. I am taking 8 grams of L-Glutamine a day on the recommendation of Maria Emmerich from one of her books and it definitely seems to help me with sugar cravings. But I heard that L-Glutamine can turn into sugar through gluconeogenesis. Now I'm totally confused and need your help to clear up whether I should be taking this supplement or not. 

Thanks so much,

Shawna

6. Why is my blood pressure still so high despite cutting my carb intake?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I enjoy your show and like hearing about all your experiences and advice concerning keto living. It seems that most people are able to lower their high blood pressure readings very quickly after cutting their carbs. But this has not occurred in my case, even after a year or so. I did hear that there could be other reasons apart from eating high-carb that could lead to high blood pressure. What are they?

Thanks again for your great show,

Rhonda

7. Should I be concerned about toxins from filter fat in my bacon grease fat?

G'day Jimmy and Adam,

A huge THANK YOU for your helpful and informative podcast and for being so generous with your experiences and knowledge beyond this podcast! You both are changing lives for the better!

My question relates to cooking for a ketogenic lifestyle. I hear many people suggesting cooking with bacon grease or bacon fat as we call it here in Australia. I was talking to my local butcher about and mentioned that I cook with bacon fat and he became very alarmed by this. He explained that there are two types of animal fat—one healthy that is what he describes as clean fat and one not so healthy which he calls filter fat. The filter fat contains massive amounts of toxins which is why my butcher recommends cooking with lard or tallow sourced from fat around the kidneys.

Is this something Ketonians should take into consideration or not? Personally I tell people to eat the best your budget will allow and this isn't always organic and grass-fed. We eat bacon everyday and I'm certainly not changing that habit. But maybe the idea of reusing the bacon fat saved from cooking our morning bacon isn't such a good idea after all. I just thought I would bring this up as it is relevant to those of us in the keto community. What are your thoughts?

Sincerely loving the keto lifestyle,

Peter and Susie in Australia

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8. Why is peanut butter demonized and almond butter glorified on a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I’d like for you guys to settle the seemingly neverending debate about why peanut butter is technically not keto,and why almond butter is so much better. The carb difference between the two is negligible assuming you’re getting a nut butter that has no sugar added to it and the fatty acid profile doesn’t look dramatically different either. I do notice that almond butter has a SLIGHT advantage over peanut butter in the omega 3 to omega 6 ratios but both are very low on omega 3’s as compared to their respective omega 6 ratios. And both look to be within .5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per 1 oz. serving.
So why does peanut butter get demonized while almond butter looks to be a very similar food from a nutritional perspective? I thought this would be a fun topic for you guys to cover on Keto Talk as I know this has been a hot topic of debate on the Internet within low-carb and ketogenic circles.

Thanks for the insights,

Matthew

9. Does being in a ketogenic state produce complications with taking birth control pills?

Dear Jimmy and The Doc,

Thank you for your outstanding podcast because it adds so much value to my life. I have a question that I hope you can help me with. My girlfriend has joined me in eating a well-formulated ketogenic diet for just over a month and she feels fantastic in almost every way. The only problem is her period has arrived sooner than it usually does and lasts longer, too. When it happened once, she thought it was an anomaly but then it happened again. She is taking birth control (Lutera) and always had regular and consistent periods while on the pill with little to no side effects.

Are there any potential complications with taking birth control while on a ketogenic diet? If the birth control is causing this issue, what alternatives does Doc Nally recommend? Or will all of this come back into balance with time?

Thank you so much for your help and thank you again for your valuable work.

Yours truly,

Aaron

10. Are there any studies looking at ulcerative colitis and a ketogenic diet?

Hello Jimmy and Doc Nally!

Love the show, especially when you two tackle the latest research, and I have been a faithful listener and Ketonian since I discovered your show back in March!

I have a family member who is suffering from ulcerative colitis and I was wondering if you guys might be able to shed some light on this disease and how a ketogenic diet might improve or reverse it. Is there any research on using a nutritional therapy like keto to treat it or are people doomed to be on medications forever?

Thank you so much for all of the wonderful work you do!

Julie

11. Does a high-fat diet like ketogenic increase inflammation in the prostate?

I have been having some serious prostate problems and they seem to be getting worse on the keto diet which I've done for about 6 months. My blood work is great though. I ran across a study from the American Urology Association that states that high-fat is inflammatory for the prostate: see page 3 of 4 under Epidemiology

I am losing my mind over this prostatitis. It’s very painful even though the doctors all say they cannot find anything. Maybe I am the one in a million exception to the rule where eating high-fat does not work for me. Anyways, any feedback you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all your help,

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12. Is there any issue with someone taking a fat-burning supplement while eating ketogenic?

Hi guys,

I've listened to the majority of your episodes and I think I have a topic you haven’t addressed yet. What are your thoughts about the plethora of stimulant-based fat-burning supplements that are being marketed out there? I've heard Dr. Atkins scolded his patients very earnestly in his practice for "cheating" instead of just believing in the diet. You can never really be sure that these supplements actually contain the intended ingredients, but the fact is these stimulants typically are intended to stimulate catabolic hormone pathways supposedly to enhance fat burning and "promote thermogenesis" (in the calorie counting paradigm). But if you're insulin resistant in some way, isn't it probably a really bad idea to be spiking catabolic hormones all willy-nilly when part-and-parcel of insulin resistance is an impaired ability for insulin to control these hormones at the expense of letting your body find the right levels through the ketogenic diet itself?

Thank you for answering my question and I have been enjoying listening to the show a lot.

Basil

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13. Does an increase in Vitamin D levels diminish ketone levels in the body?

Hello Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

I have a simple question for you: Does Vitamin D impact ketones? I only ask this because I have noticed a few times some noticeably lower ketone readings after a long day in the sun. I have a feeling movement while outside is also playing a role in this. Any thoughts on this?

Kyle

14. Is a ketogenic diet an acceptable nutritional therapy for people with organ transplants?

Hello Jimmy and The Doc,

I’m wondering about the impact of a ketogenic diet for organ transplant recipients. I had a liver and kidney transplant in 2001 and was starting to experience problems after about seven years when my husband and I switched to a low-carb diet and very quickly saw all my markers improve. We’ve been eating this way since 2009 and we’re both in great shape. I’ve been telling my nephrologist and my hepatologist what I’m doing, but I can’t persuade them to recommend this way of eating to other transplant patients. Am I just lucky to see my health improve eating keto or could this help other transplant recipients, too?

Cheers,

Anne

15. What do I need to do to experience the robust energy that is supposed to come from ketosis?

I’ve been more or less keto for over two years now and I have to say I don’t really have a “feeling” of when I’m in ketosis. My energy level never really went up all that much and I hear people talk about how great they feel in ketosis. The truth is I’m envious of them because I’ve never experienced this myself. I know there are a LOT of things that relate to energy level: stress, emotional issues that can drain a person, thyroid, electrolytes, etc. How can someone like me who is keto obtain the typical energy level that other Ketonians are experiencing? Where would you start and what would you want to rule in or out? I have a very low CRP, no calcium in the heart, TSH normal and more.

Thanks for helping me figure this out!

Dr. Jim

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16. Is eating a high-fat diet without significantly reducing carbohydrates a concern for cardiovascular health?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Muscles!

I’ve been listening to Keto Talk since the beginning and really enjoy the banter between you two! You both do a great job of making all the information you provide easy to understand. I have a question that seems to have been answered in a roundabout way previously on your podcast. But I would love an answer that is specific to my concern.

I have been dealing with autoimmune issues for a few years now. Psoriasis since my 20s, and possible rheumatoid arthritis for about 2 years now. I’m 40 years old and had always followed recommended dietary guidelines, but that didn’t prevent these issues from happening. I follow a mostly AIP, lower-carb diet, but I know that I am not in ketosis most of the time.

My carbs include small amounts of fruit (usually about 1 serving per day), sweet potatoes, and all vegetables. I sometimes make AIP friendly treats that are low in sugar, but do contain some starch. I now eat higher amounts of fat than I ever have from Kerrygold butter, cream, avocados, coconut oil and olive oil. I feel really good most of the time and love how I can wait longer between meals and don’t seem to get hangry. I stay quite active, work standing up, kick box 2-3 days per week, do a little yoga, and still mix in a little running, biking and swimming from my triathlon days.

My question for you guys is this: If I am not in ketosis most of the time while eating 50-100 grams of carbs with my higher consumption of fat, am I jeopardizing my cardiovascular health? I don’t believe I have a blood sugar issue. I test it sporadically, and even after a higher carb meal, it is under 120. My total cholesterol jumped from 208 to 269 during the last 3.5 years, LDL went up to 139, triglycerides in the 50s, HDL in the 90’s. Of course, my HMO doctor wants me to retest in three months because it is so high.

Thanks so much! I wait anxiously for your new episodes every week! You guys are great!

Karen

17. Can toxins released from fat stores while eating keto lead to eczema?

I’ve been doing keto really well and keeping my daily carbs under 20 grams and I feel great. My energy and mental clarity are awesome and my waist has dropped from a size 41 to a size 35 in only 6 months. But I've developed a serious and painful case of eczema on my feet. These blisters are huge and my guess is that my body was holding onto toxins in my fat cells which are now being released and overloading my body leading to the eczema. Am I right about what’s happening or is there some other mechanism at work with this? If it is toxins being dumped into my bloodstream, then what is the best method to deal with this? Should I slow down on my ketogenic diet or should I attempt chelation or some other method to bind and remove these toxins.

Thank you for everything you do!

Georgia

18. Is it better to have a little bit of real sugar sources instead of sugar alternatives?

Dear Jimmy and Adam,

For long-term health, I eat low-carb/higher fat and I prefer to eat whole foods. So when I see recipes that use erythritol, stevia, and similar sugar alternatives, I replace those with honey, pure maple syrup, molasses, table sugar, and brown sugar instead. I also cut the amount of sugar in recipes by about 50-70% or sometimes omit the sweetener entirely.

Erithrytol and other "tols" also upset my stomach and gut. What so you think about using small amounts of "real" sugars as I described? I am fortunate to have a healthy metabolism and can tolerate a few more carbs than my husband, for example, who is carb-sensitive like you guys. Would a small amount of a sugar (say 2 Tbs total at the most) be too much for him?

Thanks guys! I love Keto Talk and am a big fan.

Katie

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19. Do you get all the gut health benefits of eating spinach if it is cooked vs. raw?

Dear Jimmy and Doc Nally,

Does it matter If I eat my spinach cooked in butter versus raw? I am trying to eat the two cups of spinach daily for gut health that Dr. Nally recommends.

Thank for all you do!

Jill

20. What, if any, impact does the use of cannabis have on ketosis?

Hey guys!  I love your show and I've learned so much from it—so thank you.  Now my controversial question: Medical and recreational cannabis is starting to become legal in many states, so I have to ask this—does cannabis use have any effect whatsoever on ketosis or a ketogenic diet?

Thanks for addressing this!

Michael

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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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam share massive keto knowledge with you today in Episode 46.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 46:

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I wanted to update you and Doc Nally on how it has being going using Symlin (synthetic Amylin) to help reduce my insulin requirements and high morning blood sugar levels. I have to tell you I’m absolutely blown away by how well it’s working and the major metabolic improvements I’m seeing in just 10 days of using it so far! I’ve dropped 19 pounds in just 10 days right in the middle of my birthday and Thanksgiving. I’ve been able to totally drop my fast acting insulin and have brought my basal insulin down from 34 units twice daily to 22 units twice daily because I was having low blood sugars!

I test my blood glucose 7-8 times a day to keep an eye on that and my readings have all been in the normal range even with much lower insulin injections. In fact, the A1C “estimator” on my glucose logging app is showing my A1C dropped by .4 in 10 days. I’m sleeping WAY better. I’m feeling full after meals now instead of starving an hour later because the insulin and Amylin are better regulated.

Thank you, Dr. Nally! I had never even heard of Amylin before he mentioned it on Keto Talk. I’m becoming an expert now that I’m researching it more and more and seeing the effects it has on me personally. Now I want to help more diabetics learn about this “other hormone” that I suspect is missing in a lot of unknowing people!

You guys are awesome! Thanks again.

Jacki

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- What scientific studies and references can I use to counter anti-leto arguments?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

I have been listening to Keto Talk since about Episode 20 and have been hooked every since. I am a Registered Dietitian in Washington state and I promote low-carb to my patients. I recently had a fellow dietitian reprimand my efforts to promote fat in the diet as healthy. It’s very frustrating!

She said that promoting saturated fat was not evidence-based especially for key cholesterol markers, but I have found several studies that show saturated fat as healthy or at worst neutral in the context of a lower-carb diet.  My own n=1 experiment has put my triglycerides at 75 and my HDL at 84 eating around 100g carbs daily with plenty of animal fat in my diet. The other “evidence based” crap that is promoted in our clinic has to do with getting 130g of carbs as the daily minimum. In Episode 41, Dr. Nally said the liver creates about 280g of glucose daily via gluconeogenesis.

Is there a study or cited reference I can get my hands on? Any help is appreciated. I am so thankful that low-carb is accessible and I have joined the Diet Doctor website as a member to stay up to date on the latest, greatest in low-carb. I am pretty immersed in the low-carb culture online and it’s always such a shock when my own colleagues haven’t figured it out yet. My next step is to attempt full-on keto. Thanks for all you do. It keeps me going in a world of carboholics!

Kris

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1. What transports ketones from the liver to the cells? Is it insulin like it is for glucose?

Hey guys,

The information you share on this podcast is priceless, so please keep it up. I have a quick question for you to address: If insulin is the vehicle that transports glucose to the cells of the body for energy and high insulin levels is what leads to inflammation and disease then, what is the vehicle that transports ketone bodies from the liver to all the cells? Please tell me it’s not insulin because that would be weird,

Thanks in advance,

Chris

2. Does Bulletproof coffee on a ketogenic diet stall or prevent fat loss?

Several keto experts online rail against Bulletproof coffee for people who are doing strict keto. They claim it may be stalling people looking to produce fat loss. I would love to hear your opinion on this. Thank you so much for what you do. I love your books, Jimmy!

Thank you,

Aaron

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3. If you have had weight loss surgery, how do you best implement a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

I just finished listening to the audiobook for Keto Clarity and I’m now listening for the second time. I had gastric sleeve surgery over a year ago and have lost 100 pounds. With 2/3 of my stomach gone I can't eat very big meals and was wondering if you could give me some ideas on how to make the ketogenic diet work for someone like me.

Thanks,

Roger

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Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

I’m curious about doing ketosis seasonally like our ancestors would have been where carbs are virtually gone during the fall/winter/spring months and then the sweeter and starchier foods are abundant during the summer. I'd love to hear a discussion on what this cycle of eating would have looked like so I can mimic it today.

Ken

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 46
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Visit QuestKeto.com to discover the new ketogenic-friendly meals and snacks
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- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try Cronometer to track your keto progress (get 50% off a 3-month gold subscription)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try quality low-carb meats from ButcherBox (use coupon code LLVLC at checkout for $10 your first box)
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
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Dec 1, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam offer of words of wisdom for their Ketonian friends in Episode 45.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 45:

- I'm in great shape but my ketones are in the tank. Why?

Hi Jimmy and Adam!

I am a 34-year old male in great shape and have around 12% body fat. I’ve been eating LCHF for about 2 years now and was doing IF for the first 14 months. I decided to try a strictly ketogenic lifestyle about 4 months ago and I am finding it almost impossible to get into nutritional ketosis. The highest reading I’ve tested on my Precision Xtra was 0.7 and I tend to average around 0.2-0.3 daily. I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

I have tried everything from 40 net carbs to 20 total carbs. Slashed my protein to less than 90 grams a day and my meals average around 3-10 total carbs with 55-70 grams of super clean fats. I take MCT 3 times a day and even have a Ketonix breath ketone analyzer. I do not eat any sneaky carbs or sugars—never have and never will. My fasting blood glucose always seems to be in the 70’s and I just can’t figure out what’s up with my ketone levels. I try to consume around 250 grams of fat a day.

I work 7 days a week and am literally on my feet all day. My sleep is around 6.5-7.5 hours a night and I am militant with my regimen. I do take a lot of supplements but nothing from what I’ve read about them should be keeping me out of ketosis. I am beginning to think I have something else gong on. My energy is nonstop from the moment I get up until I go to bed. I do not drink. I feel fine, but I just know that I have never crossed into the 1.0 mmol and can’t for the life of me understand why. Digestion is fine, hydration is fine, electrolytes are good and my recent blood tests were great except for my doctor’s puzzled look at how and why I feel and look so good with a cholesterol of 249 and an LDL-C of 174. I am not worried about those because my HDL/LDL and triglycerides/HDL ratios are well within range. I workout 2-3 times a week. PLEASE HELP ME figure this out.

Thank you and I absolutely love your show!

Michael

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1. Does being in ketosis lead to cold, clammy hands and feet?

Hey Jimmy and Doc,

I've been keto for over a year now and feel great! My energy levels are up, inflammation is down, and I lost a few pounds too. The only negative thing that I have noticed since starting this is my hands and feet are constantly cold and clammy. Is this even related to being ketogenic? If so, what can I do to fix this?

Keep up the great work guys!

PJ

2. Does better sleep and exercise suppress hunger due to a rise in ketone levels?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night hungry. I’ve heard you guys talk about getting adequate fat at the dinner meal and I try to make sure of that. But this hunger in the middle of the night is annoying. I am usually able to drink some water and go back to sleep without eating anything. Then when I wake up in the morning, I’m no longer hungry. I’ve also noticed that sometimes I’ll wake up in the morning hungry and will go running or lift weights at the gym. Counterintuitively, after the workout I am no longer hungry and can even skip lunch. Is it safe to assume that the reason the hunger goes away in these instances is because I am able to sleep longer and exercise which helps me go deeper into ketosis?  What do you and Doc Nally think?

Thanks!

Rob

3. How did our early ancestors get salt in their ketogenic diet?

I have a puzzling question for you guys about Paleo and ketogenic diets. If we are to believe that our early ancestors ate a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet, then what were their sources of sodium? Surely they needed it then just as much as we do in modern times. How dd they get it into their diet? And if they didn’t consume adequate levels of salt while in ketosis much of the time, how did they survive without it? What foods were consumed to provide this key element in their diet? Thanks so much for taking the time to answer this one. I Iove Keto Talk because I learn so much. I only wish I lived in Surprise, Arizona so I could see Doc Muscles on a regular basis since finding a low-carb friendly doctor isn't that easy.

Thanks again!

Theresa

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Hi Jimmy and The Doc! You guys are the best! I love all the work you do to spread information and support for keto. But I do have a tiny bone to pick with you guys if you wouldn’t mind hearing me out!

I am a certified holistic health coach who has specialized in the ketogenic diet for many years now. I love it with my whole heart because the benefits are outrageous and undeniable! However, I have noticed some do not find weight loss success when attempting keto because of one MAJOR issue in my opinion. I see it time and time again. It’s the calories.

I'm not talking about a person mistakenly eating too many carbs for individual tolerance nor am I talking about accidentally eating too much protein. These are people who are fully keto-adapted with adequate blood ketone readings who are working out and sleeping great, managing stress well, and yet they are not losing weight. Why? It's because they are eating too many calories to give their body a reason to need to tap into body fat stores.

This is one of the things I have heard you guys repeatedly tell people often on Keto Talk—“calories don't matter, as long as it's coming from fat and as long as they are eaten to satiety.” But this doesn't actually work in real life for most people and it also doesn't make any logical sense. After all, if it were indeed sound and true, people would not be able to maintain weight in ketosis. Health coaches like me who have been in ketosis for years would just forever keep losing fat until we keeled over. But this isn't happening because if a person is maintaining ketosis, they are eating enough calories from fat that the body doesn't have to convert body fat into ketones and homeostasis is achieved.

I hear you guys say it's hard or darn near impossible to eat too much fat because you get full. But, most people coming into this have leptin resistance, binge eating disorder, and other issues that bypass satiety completely. Without proper coaching and calorie accountability they get totally out of control on keto just like any other plan. Now, I'm not saying health isn't still improving on keto even with excessive calories. Healing will indeed still happen. But not weight loss for most people. I can confidently say that after years of consulting that this is unfortunately the rule and not the exception.

Most people eat way past satiety after the first month or so of keto. It seems that at first they have such great appetite suppression from ketones and are able to stop before consuming calories in excess. But then that satiety dwindles and they start snacking on fat bombs, macadamia nuts, olives, cheese, and other non-protein or carb containing drinks or shakes with tons of cream. It’s an overload of fat calories. They are still having 1 to 2.5 blood ketone readings but they just keep packing in the calories from fat and stop losing weight. Every now and then even gain a little. It’s not water weight either, it’s body fat.

Then, they totally believe all the myths that keto doesn't work and you only lose water weight in the beginning and that consuming fat ultimately makes you fat. I HATE those myths. We know ketosis is da bomb diggity and will absolutely shift every metabolic marker in the right direction. And in my opinion weight loss is the least important. But not to my clients! And not to the average person interested in health and wellness. I get clients who have tried various high-fat programs and they end up at me after they get frustrated gaining weight and feeling cruddy.

I wholeheartedly believe this weight gain is completely unnecessary if keto-adaptation happened as a result of using the fat on our bodies preferentially over the fat on our plates. What are your thoughts on this? Thank you so much for addressing my little pet peeve and I hope I didn’t come across as a jerk! I want to see this movement succeed and thrive and this is one topic that we need to get right to communicate the best information to the masses.

You guys are my heroes so thank you for doing what you do!

Emily

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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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam take on a whopping 15 of your most pressing low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet questions in Episode 44.

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1. Will taking steroids kick me out of ketosis from the higher blood sugar readings and lead to weight gain?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

I’ve been in very strict ketosis since the Low-Carb Cruise, including giving up my beloved cream and cheese and all sweeteners, and I’m seeing great results. My FBG is averaging 70-100 each morning, and that’s a Type 2 Diabetic on no medications with my doctor’s blessing for four years. Also, I’ve dropped significant weight since the cruise!

I tore the lateral meniscus in my right knee and was given a steroid injection in my knee for it. The orthopedic physician said to expect higher blood sugars due to the steroid. Indeed I have already noticed that. Yesterday I saw readings of 140 and 158 and this morning my FBG was 130—much higher than I’ve seen since the cruise. My knee definitely feels better from the steroid, but from what I’ve read online, I can expect to see higher blood sugar readings for several more weeks after taking it.

What I don’t want to do is be kicked out of ketosis because of this nor do I want to gain any of this hard earned weight loss. Is this asking too much? FYI, I don’t even use medications anymore for my diabetes because I’ve managed it so well by eating a LCHF diet for about 5 years. If need be, I could call my doctor and get a temporary prescription for something to deal with these higher numbers….or, is a temporary raise in blood sugar readings not something to be concerned about?

Thanks in advance, and thanks for your podcasts, I’ve listened to all of them and will go back soon and listen again. I love your sense of humor with each other and the info you share is so positive and effective!

Sincerely,

Elaine

2. I’m getting great ketone levels, but I’m slowly gaining weight and not sleeping well. What’s the deal?

Hi guys,

I have been keto for five months and my blood ketones range from 2.0 to 3.5. I am a 49 year old female on hormone replacement for menopause. I have not had one cheat and I eat around 1100-1300 calories a day. I keep my protein around 50-60g a day and total carbs at 20g or less. But I am slowly gaining weight and feel soft. My body measurements are slightly increasing as well. I walk 10,000 steps a day, but my sleep sucks with me waking up all through the night. But my ketones remain good. I have tried upping my calories, lowering my calories, and changing my sweetener. My thyroid is fine and I'm at a loss. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Stacey in Surprise, AZ

3. Is there any harm being done if someone isn’t all in eating a ketogenic approach?

I have to tell you that I love Keto Talk.  You cover many of my questions as I am just getting started on keto. One thing I am concerned about is that my husband is not fully on board with this lifestyle.  Since I do the cooking he eats what I present. But he tends to sneak in a few extra carbs when someone offers a piece of pie, potatoes, or corn, for example. I don't want to do any damage to his health so my solution has been to cook with healthy fats, eat real food, and offer him extra veggies, keep protein moderate and not nag him when he has a piece of fruit or any of the previously mentioned foods. He does have some weight to lose but does not have blood glucose issues like me. Plus, he drinks alcohol daily. Do you think I am helping or hurting him? I have heard people say keto is an "all or nothing” approach.  I feel good and I have noticed that we both have more energy so I don't want to go backwards. 

Thank you for getting the word out to all of us.  You guys are so easy to listen to!

Donna

4. How best should a long-distance runner fuel themselves in a keto-adapted state?

Hello Jimmy and Doc Nally!

Podcast junkie here. I’ve been listening to Jimmy’s podcasts and combing through old episodes for over two years now. You guys are knocking it out of the park with this new podcast.

I recall that Doc Nally was a long distance runner for some time.  I am looking to get back into long distance running (half marathons, possibly a full marathon in the future) and am puzzled about the best approach for long run fueling for the keto-adapted runner. I really enjoy the sense of community in those events and am a sucker for a fancy finisher’s medal.

Specifically, for long runs leading up to a half marathon, would simple electrolyte replenishing be sufficient?  Or is some sort of slow release starch such as UCANN SuperStarch appropriate for those distances (or maybe for training over a half marathon)? I want to stay away from Gatorade and gels going forward and welcome your thoughts.

Thank you both for a wonderful, informative podcast!

Carina from Orlando, Florida

5. Am I doing something wrong with my ketogenic diet because my blood ketones never get close to 4.0 mmol?

Hi Jimmy,

First, thanks for putting together the Clarity Saga (Cholesterol & Keto) and keep up the good work. Cutting to the chase, I have a question for you:

On social media, there’s a lot of people who proudly hold up their sky high ketones numbers as trophies. I don’t want to say any bad thing about anyone specific as many of these people are inspirational to those of us doing keto. But sometimes all I see from them are posts with blood ketone readings over 4 mmol/l. Are these people getting those numbers because they’re measuring after meals? I’m simply asking this because, on a good day, I get readings below 1mmol/l (fasted, first thing in the morning) and can end up my day reaching 3 mmol/l (before dinner, by 9pm). My glucose is typically around 80mg/dl. That said, what is the best time to take my blood ketone readings?

Regards from Brazil,

Bob

6. What role does ketosis play in the injury recovery process?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I happened to be talking to a couple of friends who are recovering from sports injuries, particularly connective tissue injuries (one with knee ligaments and cartilage damage, the other with a torn bicep tendon). Keto has lots of benefits, but I'm not sure I've heard anyone mention injury recovery.  I doubt keto would play a significant role, positive or negative, but maybe it does. Great podcast.  Keep up the great work.

Thanks!

Pete

7. What is the ideal ketogenic plan for getting strong, building muscle, and getting ripped for an athlete?

Hey guys, I'm 30 years old and a huge fan and love listening to you two give out great advice. The one thing that I have yet to hear is advice for bodybuilders and powerlifters. I think you could do an entire podcast episode just on this topic, but I would really like to know the best macronutrient breakdown or sample eating plan for 190 pound male that wants to stay strong, build muscle, get ripped and vascular. Arnold Style! 

I've been doing the keto thing for almost two months now and have lost some weight (I was 208 for powerlifting and now I'm 195). I don't have to eat 8 meals a day anymore, and have great energy. But I don't feel as though I'm getting as lean as I could. Think about the muscle and fitness guys. I know they are all on anabolics, but is it possible to get that look or close to it on keto if I train hard and eat right? I'm not a normal person or an overweight person, I'm an athlete and I would love your advice on how athletes should run their keto lifestyle. 

sample eating plan:

black coffee
tablespoon of coconut oil
tablespoon of butter 

4 eggs
3 slices of bacon
spinach and onions
28g of shredded cheese
hot sauce 

5 ounces of ground beef (83/17)
veggies
28g of shredded cheese 

Steak or Fish cooked in olive oil and/or butter
Salad or veggies
Feta cheese or sour creme
whole avocado (150g's) 

Maybe a scoop of whey and almond milk - totally dependent on training 

30g Carbs
125g Protein
225g - 300g Fat 

THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!! KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORK! Mike Peltz from Revolution Training is my coach and I know he works with Dr. Nally.

Zack

8. Is there something I can do in my ketogenic diet to maintain healthy kidney function?

Hey Jimmy and Adam!  

I absolutely love your show.  I previously tried keto and failed several times, but you have motivated me greatly this time and I am now officially keto-adapted.  I don't miss carbage anymore and love not being hungry all the time. I used to eat 200g of protein per day on the SAD diet and of course 40% carbs.  

I found out I have high creatinine levels of 142. I switched to keto three months ago and checked my creatinine again and now it's 154. I take 2g (HCL) of creatine in my workout, 5g (blend from BPI) in post workout. I am hoping by removing creatine from my diet and eating less meat that my kidneys will begin to function properly. I was discouraged that only changing to keto has seemingly made my kidneys worse, but it could have been what I ate the night before.  

I historically eat a lot of red grass fed beef but obviously that has been reduced via keto. I weigh 200 pounds at 9% body fat and aim for about 80g of protein.  I'm cutting out creatine and checking my cholesterol and CRP and kidney functions in a couple months. Can you share any tips to maintain healthy kidneys on the ketogenic lifestyle. I understand that you lose a lot of salt on keto that needs to be replenished. I drink a gallon of water per day and then coffee on top of that.  I also take essential amino energy for my workouts.  Keep up the great work...love listening to you and the Doc!

Eric

9. How long would it take me to reverse my keto-adaptation where I preferentially burn glucose over ketones?

Jimmy and The Doc,

I absolutely love the show guys!  After growing up being a busy, athletic young man, I was hit pretty hard at 18 years old with severe sciatic pain when I went away to West Point. Not being able to run or exercise due to the pain, I ended up being medically discharged and sent back home. Because of its insidious nature, it was a full 15 years before I knew the pain's cause: Ankylosing Spondylitis. In the meantime, as my pain levels continued to increase, my activity levels dropped as well. Unfortunately, my diet remained unchanged: unadulterated junk. Exacerbating the problem further, I was eventually put on pain management, which knocked my testosterone in the dirt and took away any motivation I would have otherwise had to do something about my ever-worsening situation. To add insult to injury, my primary care doctor, with the best of intentions, put me on exogenous testosterone, but failed to monitor or manage my estradiol. This put me on a carb-fueled, estrogen-enhanced high-speed railway to morbid obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and the parade of horrible things that were to follow. It all looked bleak until I discovered the ketogenic diet (and kicked the meds and found a good endocrinologist who has helped me reverse some of the hormone issues).

I went fully keto in March this year and combined it with an intermittent fasting/Bulletproof Coffee protocol (skipping breakfast and lunch M-F) with ketogenic meals for dinner and on the weekends. I’ve already lost a lot of weight and things are moving in the right direction. But here’s my question: Volek and Phinney say that keto-adaptation can take between 4-8 weeks to happen depending on the person. But what about the converse of that? Once you are keto-adapted, how long would it take for you to get out of being keto-adapted? I understand a cheat meal will kick you out of ketosis, but how quickly would your body revert to burning glucose as the primary fuel source over ketones? And if you eat high-carb dinners on a cruise, for example, and continue to intermittent fast with MCT oil during the daytime, would that preserve the keto-adaptation in the short term of 7-10 days?

I have no intention of going back to my old ways of eating. But my wife would like to take a cruise, and thinking ahead, I'm curious as to how far I can stray off course without sacrificing keto-adaptation.  If it's too risky, then I'll just stay the course.

Keep up the awesome work!

Tim

10. Are egg yolks and fatty cuts of meat on my ketogenic meal plan raising arachidonic acid leading to inflammation?

Jimmy & Adam,

I am a long-time listener to Keto Talk and the Livin’ Lavida Low Carb shows.  I have read Keto Clarity, Cholesterol Clarity, and have purchased the Ketogenic Cookbook and I have enjoyed all three.  Recently, I began reading Barry Sears’ The Anti-Inflammation Zone. Sears writes, “Eating the wrong kind of fat will increase your levels of AA (arachidonic acid), which will generate silent inflammation . . . egg yolks and fatty cuts of meat contain high levels of AA.  So eating foods rich in AA is like adding kerosene to a fire.” Please give me your take on this.  I am a diabetic (currently with normal blood sugars due to low carb eating), I have managed to lose 100+ pounds, but I also have Atrial Fibrillation, intermittent gout, and high blood pressure.  I tested for high sensitivity C-reactive Protein about a year ago, and it was extremely high (above 10).  Therefore, I am very interested in lowering my inflammation levels.

Keep up the good work with Keto Talk.  It is one of my very favorite podcasts!

Thanks,

Gary

11. Are sugar-free Monster Energy drinks okay to be consuming on my ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy,

I just listened to Keto Talk and your discussion on diet soda. I’m eating about 2,500 to 2,700 calories a day and it’s broken down to

I appreciate you guys very much!  Thank you!

Harry

12. How can someone who has had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy get into ketosis?

Jimmy and The Doc,

I LOVE your podcast and listening to you two chew the fat! I found this show the other day and have listened to all of them already.  Can't wait until next Thursday for a new one. I am almost 1 year post op from a vertical sleeve gastrectomy and I would love to go keto. I am not sure how to modify this to suit my eating requirements. I can only eat 2-3 ounces of food at a time and already steer clear of carbs, but I can't seem to get into ketosis.  I was wondering if there is something out there that could help me with the macros.  Thank you and keep on keeping on.

Thank you!

Jolene

13. Does a ketogenic diet cause hormones to go into a tailspin in women and what can be done about it?

I got very strict and serious about keto two weeks ago and everything was going good. But then I started getting dizzy, losing my vision, blood pressure changes etc. which all felt like hypoglycemia. I went to the ER and they checked me out and said I am very healthy and suspected it could be metabolic or thyroid related. When I went to see my GP, he said the ketogenic diet threw my hormones into a tailspin and triggered almost all of my symptoms. A friend of mine who started keto the same week I did had to stop the diet for all the same reasons as mine. Her doctor told her to stay with a higher carb amount until her hormones leveled back again then go slowly so as to not shock an already unstable hormone level. After visiting several women’s keto group, this seems to be a common problem for women on keto. It’s a very scary feeling so I hope women get the answers they need to deal with this. What can we do?

April

14. Do you need carbs to break down fat as is being taught in medical school? How does it fit in the Krebs Cycle?

How does keto work with the Krebs cycle? I'm taking Anatomy and Physiology 2 and just walked out of a class where my teacher kept insisting every way until Tuesday that you must have carbs to break down fat because of the limiting effect of C4/oxaloacetic acid. I still plan on sticking to keto, but would like to be able to back up my science. Thanks!

Cynthia

15. Can ketones produced by a low-carb, high-fat diet trigger insulin production like carbs do? Why or why not?

Hey Jimmy and the Doc,

I love your show but I have a question: From my understanding when I eat carbs those are broken down into glucose which trigger insulin production and that opens muscle and fat cells. But can eating fats that are converted into ketones trigger insulin as well?

Justin

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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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam have another educational and entertaining show for you in Episode 43.

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Hi guys,

I recently had a CDSA stool analysis to look for more information about my health. Under the absorption category, my fat related digestion is all quite high. I am wondering if this is common with keto since the test is norm referenced vs non-keto or is this something that needs to be addressed? Also of note is that the pH is quite high. Again, is this a keto thing? And what suggestions would you have?

Thank you,

Joe

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1. Can a ketogenic diet be beneficial for morning sickness during pregnancy?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

Love your show and never miss it.

My wife is 6 weeks pregnant and she suffers a LOT with morning sickness. She just can't stand it. I’ve been keto for about 10 months now (and loving it), but she is not. In fact, she does not have any desire or hunger at all because of all the morning sickness. And I'm afraid eating the fat on a ketogenic diet would make it worse since she is not fat adapted.

My question is: what role could a ketogenic diet play in relieving these morning sickness episodes? Is it safe to start a ketogenic diet at this point in the pregnancy? Would the keto adaptation phase of 2-4 weeks make it even worse given the possibility of keto flu and electrolyte imbalance?

I really want this topic to be addressed. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work,

Fernando from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2. Is eating ketogenic detrimental to someone with a binge eating disorder?

I've been living keto most of the time for the last year and a half, and I've lost 130 pounds so far. I'm still overweight, but I spent most of my adult life well over 300 pounds for a 5'4" woman. Needless to say, this is a huge change. Aside from the weight loss, eating keto has also helped to lessen the depression I've been struggling with since puberty. The problem I'm having is that I periodically get sucked into days of binge eating non-keto foods, which leaves me dealing with not only re-acclimating to ketosis but also a significant biochemical mood dive. When I'm on track (which is most of the time) my macros are 80/15/5, and I weigh/measure/plan/track my food so that's quite accurate. My total carbs are around 20g/day. I very rarely test my ketones due to the cost of strips, but when I do my numbers are between 1.5 and 4. I test my fasting blood glucose regularly and it's usually in the 70s.

When I'm looking at books and online programs for dealing with binge eating or food addiction, they all seem to be against even standard low-carb diets, much less keto. Their reasoning is that the restrictions lead to binge eating. Have you found that people with binge eating or food addiction problems need to eat a more "balanced" whole foods diet in order to mentally recover? I really don't want to walk away from keto because it's been so amazing for me, but I'm also scared that I'll get sucked fully back into binge eating junk and end up back to where I started. Eating keto does decrease my cravings and appetite but for me they never quite go away. I've tried intermittent fasting and it's consistently tipped me over into binging.

Thank you for what you do! I really like listening to your podcast.

Elizabeth

3. Are my carb cravings late in the day while eating keto physiological or habitual?

I’m insulin resistant and know that I do better and feel better on a keto diet. I’ve been low carb for 5 years. Everyday, I vow that it will be the day that I stick to a strict keto diet. I do great in the mornings eating bacon, greens, and eggs for breakfast, maybe some dinner leftovers for lunch such as a protein with cooked veggies or leftover salad. But the late afternoon and evening after dinner is when my best-laid plans fall apart. I grab a few handfuls of popcorn that my teenage daughter brought home and stashed in the pantry. Or I eat a bowl of sugar-free (but obviously not junk free or very low carb) ice cream I bought during my last trip to the store. Or I’ll go in the cupboard and grab a small piece of dark chocolate, but I’ll go back for one or two more pieces before I’m satisfied.

Are these cravings for something sweet and creamy, or salty and crunchy physiological or habitual? I know they keep me from being totally keto. One of the things I tell myself when I reach for that handful of popcorn or that bowl of sugar-free ice cream is, “I’ve been on track most of the day/week/month, I can treat myself to some of this.” Sometimes I don’t tell myself anything, I just have this deep craving, this obsessive thought, that something sweet and creamy will quench my craving. It’s like cigarettes or something!

Do you guys have any clue what can I do about it?

Margaret

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- What impact do steam rooms and saunas have on ketone levels?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally,

Love the podcast. Very informative and loads of useful info. I have a question regarding the use of steam rooms and saunas. Will the use of these have any effect good or bad on ketone production? I typically use a steam room with temperature over 40 degrees Celsius once a week. Obviously it speeds up heart rate and is supposed to help the liver detox.

Thanks for any info you might have!

Jason from England

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- How can a low-carb, high-fat diet RAISE blood sugar?

Since I got diagnosed six months ago I've tried fasting, only to stop when my blood sugar went way up. This book does a great job of explaining why, and why working through that is worth it and will lead to lower sugar levels later. It also does a great job of suggesting what changes to make to make fasting safer without having access to expensive lab tests. Continuing to supplement with bone broth should stabilize electrolytes with negligible effects on insulin levels.

I do wish the book addressed those of us who get very insulin resistant on high fat diets. I've gone on low carb only to see my blood sugar numbers skyrocket. I switched to a fat fast only to see them keep climbing to exceed 300. I was craving rice and vegetables so I broke my fast with a big bowl and the next morning my blood sugar was down to 122. I know that there is some sort of genetic link to the 20% or so of diabetics that cannot tolerate high fat, but there is no information about that here at all.

I personally feel best and my numbers are normal when I eat moderate protein, starches only in the form of vegetables, beans, and berries, and very low fat. The problem with this is when I "cheat" and eat something bad, my numbers go higher and higher than ever before each time. Is the answer to eat high fat with something starchy once a week? Or is the answer to fast longer than when my blood sugar hits 300? I've been experimenting on myself for months but I still can't seem to figure out how to reverse this. I wish the book was more comprehensive for people like me.

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1. What is the average blood glucose of someone eating a ketogenic diet?

For people on a pure ketogenic diet, what is the average blood glucose supposed to be? Jimmy, I’ve heard you say yours runs around 100 when you’re eating keto. I wonder if anyone else has levels of 55-65 and feels great like me? And do you think that in days of old for people living in Northern climates, they would have kept such low BG levels in the winter months losing the weight they put on in the summer from eating carbohydrates that were more plentiful?

Laura

2. Do you have to count free-form amino acid supplements into your total intake of protein?

The reason I am contacting you is regarding the process of gluconeogenesis or converting protein to glucose and remaining in ketosis. My questions are as follows:    

- Does the body process free-form, amino acid supplements the same way as it processes amino acids provided in food?  

- If I’m following a ketogenic diet and taking free-form amino acid supplements, would I have to factor in the amino acid supplements as part of the total intake of protein (so as not to go over the prescribed limit) in order to stay in ketosis? 

Thank you in advance for your attention.  I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Dee Dee

3. If a pregnant woman eats keto, will that express epigenetic obesity genes in the baby forcing keto for life?

I have been researching the topic of ketosis in pregnancy as I have been using it to control latent autoimmune diabetes and I want to continue through my pregnancy (I’m currently 2 months pregnant). I've listened to the many podcasts you have done on the topic and know it’s is generally safe for the mother and baby.

However, my only concern is nobody seems to address the topic of epigenetics. I've been trawling through loads of research and blogs and reading about how ketosis metabolically mimics starvation, especially if ketone levels are high like mine with an average of 6.0 mmol. How do we know this does not send starvation signals to the fetus. Will the baby be forced to eat a ketogenic diet for life lest they suffer from obesity due to the thrifty gene being switched on?

Thanks,

Ruth

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And thank you guys so much for the excellent information in your podcast, websites, and books.  I am a mom of 7 and have been keto-adapted for four months after following a Paleo diet for years.  I have lost 20 pounds and am down to my ideal body weight with an average blood glucose level of 77-80 each day. I feel great!

My question is for my 20 year old daughter. She is a college student majoring in culinary arts and business. She has been diagnosed with essential tremors which are affecting her ability to execute fine details in cake decorating, fine cutting skills, etc.  She currently takes a women’s probiotic, True Calm, magnesium, krill oil, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, and liver capsules. These supplements are great, but I truly believe the keto lifestyle would greatly reduce or slow the progression of the tremors.  

Like most college students, she does not get enough sleep and has pressing deadlines and events to prepare for. Her recent blood work showed triglycerides at 120 and fasting glucose of 90. We have diabetes that run in our family also. My daughter has been drilled with the food pyramid in her nutrition classes, but I think she would be open to suggestions from an outside source (other than her mother!).

If she were your daughter, what would you recommend? Thank you for considering my question! I am thankful for the resources God has provided through you guys. Thank you again for educating us all.

Thanks,

Robin

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Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I read an article this week that dismissed the ketogenic diet for some specific health reasons. Here’s the link: http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/What-Keto-Diet-41519711

They say in the column that “if you've been considering the ketogenic diet, think again.” It looks to be mostly erroneous, but they make one point about weak bones from the ketones pulling phosphorus and calcium out of the bones that I've never heard about before. Here is the paragraph where they discuss this: "Weak bones and stress fractures happen because ketones are acidic and one of their jobs is to pull phosphorous and calcium out of your bones. When ketones are your sole source of energy, you have a buildup, and thus, you deplete your phosphorous and calcium. This can lead to stress fractures and bone problems."

Do you guys have any thoughts about this?

Kind regards,

Jon

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1. Why did I experience more anxiety when I started on the ketogenic diet?

Hello Jimmy and the Doc,

After hearing Tim Ferriss talk about using keto for Lyme disease, that made me want to give it a try. I dove right into the diet and was sleeping amazingly well the first few weeks which ran counter to what I had heard about getting into ketosis. But there was one problem that reared its ugly head: ANXIETY! I found I was much more anxious all day, everyday while in ketosis and it became way too much for me to handle. So I returned to my lower-carb, but not ketogenic diet and the anxiety stopped…but then my sleep wasn’t great anymore. I’m frustrated and struggling with my weight again.

So what about the anxiety I experienced eating keto? Does this typically happen to people on this way of eating and is there anything I can do differently in the future if I decide to try it again. I'd love your insights because I have no idea who else to ask!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Jenny

2. Do the calories from ketones spilled over in the breath and urine account for weight loss on a ketogenic diet?

Hey guys,

Has anyone ever quantified the caloric value of ketones that are lost in the breath and urine over the course of a day. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and my theory is that perhaps the weight loss that happens on the ketogenic diet is not due to burning more calories but rather simply due to spilling them out in the form of ketones. The analogy that comes to mind is how the mileage of a car drops as it spills hydrocarbons in the exhaust. What do you think?

Yours truly,

Mike

3. Can an allergic reaction directly impact your blood ketone levels?

Dear Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

It seems that my blood ketones drop significantly from 2-3 mmol down to 0.5 or less when I have an allergic reaction.
Would an allergic reaction from hay fever or asthma, for example, that comes with an inflammatory response impact my ability to be in ketosis? Is it due to histamines or does the reaction to allergies lead to an insulin surge that lowers the ketones? Are there any studies in this area?

Thanks,

Artour

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Hi Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

After reading into the new nutrition label updates from the FDA, a few links later and I found myself casually browsing the attached government page providing the recommendations for the consumption of carbohydrates. It’s really illuminating stuff to me. But I became concerned when I read they claim we need 130 grams of carbs a day "to provide the brain with an adequate supply of glucose." This has left me worried about my intake of carbs which is less than half of that.



Do we really need 130g of carbs a day? What are the negative effects of not reaching this daily intake? Could I maintain ketosis at that level of carbohydrates to fulfill this requirement? Please help me understand this.

Thanks,

Tori

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Oct 20, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam bring their A-game in answering YOUR questions about keto in Episode 40.

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- Butter Becomes Scarce with Low-Carb High-Fat Diet Hype

- If you can become intolerant to carbs, can't it also happen with fat?

Hi guys,

Thank you for the wonderful resources you have made available with your podcasts and books. I have listened and read, with great enthusiasm, everything about keto for a few months. I watched Jeff Volek's YouTube lecture entitled "The Art and Science of Low Carb Living: Cardio-Metabolic Benefits and Beyond” and it struck me in the video that if a person can be intolerant to carbs and thus uses them inefficiently (as defined by fat storage rather than efficient fat-burning). Couldn’t the exact same thing happen with fat? It stands to reason that perhaps some people will NOT burn fat efficiently and it too will become stored? Or is that possible? Please advise.

All the Best,

Ann

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1. Am I doing something wrong in my ketogenic diet if my heart rate is slower?

Hi there,

I’m trying the keto diet and have noticed my heart rate is super slow at just 60 beats per minute. I feel good and am calm, but since I'm not an elite athlete and simply go to the gym about 4 times a week, this seems odd. I’ve heard a really slow heart rate can indicate a metabolic disorder. Is this anything dangerous I should correct in my diet and lifestyle?

Thanks!

Katie

2. Should I avoid pork on my ketogenic diet to avoid high sulfur exposure?

Hey guys,

I really enjoy your podcast. But I do have one concern. My husband who grew up around a slaughter house does not want me to eat pork because it is a scavenger. He says that whatever the pigs eat becomes a part of them in four hours, including high levels of sulfur compounds which attach to the joints and connective tissue in the body. The result of this is that it causes your joints to get soft which is NOT a good thing. The idea of keto is great and I am working toward becoming keto-adapted. But I am not going to use pork which has seemingly helped so many people get there. I would love to hear your thoughts on this and if you know anyone else who may have the same concerns I do.

Sincerely,

Mary

3. Could the vegetable glycerin in vaping liquid negatively impact insulin and ketone levels?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc!

Long time listener, love your podcast and listen every week. I’ve been a nonsmoker for a year and a half and keto for almost three years. When I stopped smoking I took up vaping and it helped me quit no problem. However, I've noticed since I started vaping I almost immediately started feeling very lethargic with muscle weakness. I also started gaining weight and had visible fat develop around my hips and in my belly that wasn't there before. I have tried everything to figure this out and then I learned something startling about one of the main ingredients in the vaping juice—propylene glycol. It seems these things are directly impacting my ketone production in a negative way and I discovered in my research that they spray it on skinny cows to promote fat gain. Yikes! So I switched to vaping liquids with vegetable glycerin instead and wanted to know if it impacts insulin and ketone levels as well that could be leading to my weight gain. There are mixed comments about this online. Your thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks!

Gina

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Hi Jimmy and Doc Muscles,

Your podcast has changed my life I was making so many mistakes just trying to eat low-carb and not ketogenic. Your discussions and answers to common questions has really helped me refine the art of eating this way. I'm surprised how often your answer is to eat more fat but it really seems that the most common problems are a result of inadequate fat consumption in the diet.

I'm a 36-year old male and have been in ketosis for almost 3 months. I’ve lost 31 pounds and use the Ketonix to test for ketosis. It always shows red, so I'm confident I'm in steady ketosis. During the past 3 months I have not cheated and don't even feel any cravings or temptation to cheat. I'm happy to eat low-carb, high-fat for the rest of my life. My food staples are tea with heavy cream sweetened w/Splenda for breakfast, salads with extra dressing, and burgers with no bun for my other meals. Also, I hate to admit it, but I drink a lot of Diet Coke.

My concern is I'm starting to feel my gout flaring up in my foot. My wife says it is because I drink too much diet soda. Could this be the cause or is something else going on? When I began eating low-carb, I don't think I could've stuck to it without diet soda. But now after 3 months I think I have enough momentum that I could give it up if I have to, although I do really enjoy drinking Diet Coke. What’s making this difficult is it doesn't seem to interfere with ketosis, so I'm really hoping this isn't the problem with my gout flareups.

Thanks,

Seth

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Oct 13, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam provide more in-depth answers to your ketogenic questions in Episode 39.

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- Will I ever get to eat "normal" so I can have carbohydrates again?

Dear Jimmy and The Doc,

I just went on a full binge and listened to all of your Keto Talk podcasts within 2 days!  You guys are great with a perfect balance of humor and lots of science without being biased. I am now a firm believer and follower of you guys. I am completely new to keto and have never felt better in my life.  I just got done detoxifying from black mold so my brain loves all the healthy fats to make me preform at optimal levels and my sugar cravings are nearly gone. I will be ordering your books soon to get recipes and also understand this way of eating even more.  But I have a question for the show.

I would like to have a "normal" lifestyle where I can eat carbs again from time to time.  I have heard the great benefits of going full keto all the time, but I am a believer that you should always vary your diet and have other inputs so your body understands other things and doesn't explode when you eat a cake.  If I want to keep carbs as an option should I go the full 8 weeks to get fully keto-adapted and then slowly put them back in?  Or should I be introducing carbs back into my diet sooner so I never go full keto?  I want to still be able to run on gasoline from time to time, but prefer diesel for the long haul. Is what I’m describing okay?

Thank you guys for being so amazing and interesting to listen to and helping me find the diet I’ve been looking for my entire life!

Your new Ketonian Friend,

Philip

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1. Do you have to do keto differently if you take medications for hypothyroidism?

Dear Jimmy & Dr. Nally,

I just found your entertaining and informative Keto Talk podcast. Thank you both for taking the time to share your knowledge with us.

I am very new to keto but I do understand the process. My question is about going on a ketogenic diet while on thyroid medication for hypothyroidism. Does the way you approach keto differ in this situation compared with those who are not taking medications?

Thank you and I look forward to your podcasts each week.

Sincerely,

Valerie

2. Is there something missing in my ketogenic diet that makes me bruise more easily?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Nally! 

I have been trying to do keto for a few months now.  Some months are easier than others.  Since going low-carb/keto I have noticed that I have random bruises show up and I seem to bruise more easily.  What key nutrients and minerals could I be lacking in my diet that could be causing this?  And what supplements do you suggest taking to prevent this?

Thanks so much! I love listening to all of your podcasts.  Both you and Dr. Nally are so helpful and informative!

Amy

3. Does it take longer for women to lose weight because of hormones when they go ketogenic?

Hey Jimmy,

I was listening to your LLVLC Show podcast with Dr. Robert Cywes who mentioned the difference in men and women with a ketogenic protocol. He explained how men typically drop lots of weight at first and then level off while women have a slower start, regulate their estrogen levels, and then over time, start to increase weight loss. I wonder if Doc Nally has any thoughts on this progression for women or if he's seen that in his practice?

I’ve been keto for a few months and the weight is stalled a bit.  I’m trying not to freak out. Thanks for your great show!

Mindy

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Thanks for the great podcast. I recently discovered you guys and I’m methodically making my way through all the episodes. I have been on a ketogenic diet for a few months now and have lost 10 pounds so far. I measure my ketone levels using the Precision Xtra meter and regularly measure between 2.5-4.5 mml/L. I recently bought the Ketonix breath ketone device and have started using it as well. I wanted to see if you guys could touch on the overall differences between these two methods of ketone measurement. I have heard that Ketonix is supposed to correlate pretty closely to the Precision Xtra. But how is this possible since they measure two different ketone bodies. Can you give a range you would consider good for someone who is in nutritional ketosis when measuring with the Ketonix?

Thanks much and keep up the great work.

Shawn

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Oct 6, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam give more answers to your questions all about keto today in Episode 38.

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- The role of probiotics in nutritional ketosis (this study and this study)

1. Should I ignore my body fat percentage if all my health markers are superb while eating keto?

Hey guys, I love Keto Talk and hope you can help me with my question. Here it is: How important is my body fat percentage number?

Both my parents died in their 70s of heart disease and dementia and I was slowly following the same path. One year ago I decided that I would do whatever it takes to not be like them and discovered keto and intermittent fasting. My brain and skin are now clearer, I’ve lost 10 kg and for the first time in my life at the age of 44 I have great cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, liver, glucose and vitamin D levels. My psoriasis and inflammation are gone, I sleep better and have more energy.

But my body fat percentage measured by a Tanita scale has plateaued at around 32%. Last year when I began eating keto, it was around 38%. My goal is to be in the "normal range" but if everything else is great, should I just ignore the body fat percentage?

Thank you for any advice!

Liza from Australia

2. Does eating ketogenic reduce your desire for consuming alcoholic beverages?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

Thanks for your podcast and the Clarity books.  I'm 8 days into eating 20 grams of carbs and moderate protein and feeling great. Interestingly, my habitual hankering for a glass of wine or vodka soda at 5PM has totally vanished. I haven't heard about this effect anywhere.  Have you guys heard of this?

Thanks for all you do,

Marilyn

3. Can taking blood pressure-lowering medications negatively impact ketone levels?

Do blood pressure medications, such as thiazides as diuretics, impact my ketogenic diet in any way? I know that these drugs have a tendency to spike blood sugars and assume that would mean they would be detrimental to getting into ketosis.

Thanks for your insights. 

Hank

4. Should you cut your meals in half to minimize the negative impact of protein on ketosis?

I was wondering if cutting meals in half and spacing them out by a couple hours is good for keeping the protein lower in one sitting. I make an omelet with 27g of protein, 55g fat, and 1g carb and I eat half and then save the other half for three hours later because I'm not sure whether or not that's too much protein at one time.

Any advice on this would be awesome!

Thanks and love the podcast,

Trevor

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Love you guys and your podcast. You are changing a multitude of lives.

I’ve read Keto Clarity and many other books about ketosis, but I’ve still got questions about protein.  Here’s the deal.  For my height of 5’6” and age of 65, I should be getting in around 80 grams a day.  But what happens when I’m not hungry, which is not unusual when you are keto-adapted, and I only end up eating one meal in a day. Am I supposed to eat all 80 grams in that one meal?  That’s a lotta protein as well as a lot of food to try and choke down.

Thank you,

Kathy

5. Does eating keto make your blood pressure drop too low and what can you do about it?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

I'm eating ketogenic and have been experiencing what I thought was brain fog which turns out to be low blood pressure.  A friend recommended I measure my BP and it was 106/66 yesterday. I stopped at a pharmacy on the drive in to work this morning (the feeling is most noticeable when I am driving) and measured three more times with readings of 114/72, 108/66, and 107/63.  

I tried supplementing with salt tablets to see if that would help, but this didn't make me feel any better and my hands and feet started swelling. I've always had perfect blood pressure before starting keto. Other than adding more salt to my diet, are there any other ways to increase my blood pressure to a more normal range?  I don't want to abandon this way of eating, but if carbs are going to make me feel better I may have to.

Thank you again!

Faith

6. Why are my triglycerides high while eating a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and Adam! I've really been enjoying your Keto Talk show! I've been doing a zero-carb keto for four months. I'm feeling great and really enjoying it. However, my triglycerides are high at 180. My other parameters are all good. Fasting blood glucose is 60, morning blood ketones are between 3.0-5.0 mmol, HDL is over 50, blood pressure is 98/73. Are my trigs high because I'm underweight and have been losing weight? My body fat is just 14.9% and my BMI is 17.

Thanks again for a great show!

Michelle

7. Why does my heart race whenever I consume saturated fat eating ketogenic?

Dear Master Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

Can you guys talk about saturated fat just not agreeing with me? I noticed a high quality sugar-free chocolate bar with 22 grams of saturated fat would send my heart racing for 1-3 hours. Now I am leery of consuming anything with a high saturated fat content.

I have mindfully used monounsaturated fat oils like avocado and macadamia nut oil and really noticed this disappear completely. I get the rest of my fat from avocados, macadamias and pecans, and heavy cream as I tolerate dairy very well. I had a comprehensive food allergy testing done and nothing came back with a sensitivity. When I attempted to have a tablespoon chunk of cream cheese on my avocado, the same thing emerged with a racing heart for a couple of hours. The same thing happened with a couple of tablespoons of grass-fed butter. This seems to show up within minutes of ingesting saturated fat.

Keto has changed my life, giving me outstanding energy and stamina, much improved sleep, and a mental clarity never experienced before. Am I just stuck only eating monounsaturated fats on my ketogenic diet?

You guys are beyond awesome! Thank you both for your all the wisdom you share weekly.

Dennis

8. What are the exact signs I am looking for that show I’m fully keto-adapted?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I’m a nutritionist who was a vegetarian for years and most recently Paleo and now here I am doing keto.  I have a blood ketone meter and have ketone readings consistently between 1-3. I’ve been at it for a couple of weeks now and in excellent health. What I want to know is what the exact signs are that am I looking for in my body or blood ketone levels to make sure I am fully keto-adapted?

Thanks so much,

Angela

9. Why is my weight loss so slow while eating keto?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Muscles, 

I am a new listener to your wonderful podcast and love it. I look forward to every episode.

I’m a lifelong dieter losing and gaining the same 70 pounds or so many times. I love the keto diet and believe in it since beginning it in February. I have only lost 18 pounds while my husband has lost 65. I know I shouldn't compare myself to him, but I wonder if the reason I am going pretty slow on this is that my body is saying "yeah, right. Here we go again."

I keep track of my macros as I keep a food diary. This so-called uncomplicated way of eating has become a very complicated way of eating for me.  I am staying under 20g of carbs daily. I do enjoy a daily diet soda and I have a fairly sedentary lifestyle. I will admit I don't think I have been as faithful as I should be from time to time as unfortunately my carb cravings really haven't subsided. I find myself hungry often. 

I am 56 years old and post-menopausal. I use urine ketone test strips and I have NEVER registered as anything other than "trace." Is it possible I not only have never obtained ketosis, let alone become keto-adapted? Any advice? 

Debbie

10. Is percentage of carbs or the number of carbs most important to get into ketosis?

Hey guys,

I love your show for all the good advice and knowledge you share. My question is about carb intake. I am currently struggling with the amount of carbs to take in. Currently I'm consuming about 50-70 grams of total carbs a day and if you subtract fiber it would be more like 30-50 grams of carbs a day.

I'm active lifting 5 times a week and run or bike another 3 times and am wondering if carb percentage is more important (I'm currently at 10% of calories in my diet) or the 50-gram mark?  Any suggestions about this? Am I doing this all wrong?

Thanks for your time and looking forward to your answer. If this helps, most days when I test my ketones with the Ketonix I'm in the green.

Cheers!

Chris

11. Is there any connection between a ketogenic diet and cystic fibrosis?

Any information about Ketogenic and Cystic Fibrosis?

Thank you so much!

Ted

12. Are there some people who can’t tolerate eating a high-fat diet?

Hello Jimmy  & the Doc! I'm a huge fan! If podcasters had groupies, I would be that groupie with you guys. You've helped me tremendously, most recently, in convincing my husband that we needed to slow down on the peanut butter!

Here's my weird question I haven't encountered anyone else talking about this who didn't have their issues resolved by "giving it time" or by taking some kind of bile or enzyme supplement, so I'm a little worried.

My gallbladder was removed several years ago. When I first started eating keto, I had some loose stools that evened out more or less as I continued this lifestyle. Then it came back, and it was so much worse. I'm not sure if I can identify exactly when it returned, but it seems I'm not digesting anything anymore and my weight loss has stalled. The last 8 months or so have been very high stress, so I'm ashamed to admit I fell off the wagon a few times for a few weeks at a time. The liquid bowel movements would stop in those periods when I was back on carbs.

I take an ox bile supplement with most of my meals. I eat grass-fed gelatin on an almost-daily basis to work on repairing my gut. I eat plenty of greens and drink plenty of water. I've cut out most supplements to try to figure out if one of those was the culprit. I quit dairy for several weeks, no change.

I think my question is this: Are there some people who simply can't tolerate high-fat? If so, what is the lowest amount of fat that I could consume and still remain in ketosis? I realize that may be hard to answer and may vary from person to person...but I had to ask

Thanks again for your time and all that you do. You're literally making the world a better place.

Kristen

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Sep 29, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam share more great answers to your best keto questions today in Episode 37.

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Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally!

I'm loving this new podcast and as a fellow Southerner, I also love love love your way with words. I have a few questions about an MCT oil-based ketogenic diet as advocated by people like Dr. Terry Wahls and Paul Jaminet that has added a layer of confusion to my understanding of a ketogenic diet.

It seems unbalanced to me to rely mainly on MCT oil and coconut oil as my primary sources of fat just so I can consume upwards of 80g carbohydrates in my diet as Dr. Wahls and Jaminet suggest. Do we really need to add in so many more vegetables and supplements so that we're not in danger of scurvy and other health calamities while eating keto? And they both push resistant starch which I know you’ve covered on your podcast previously, but can’t you just eat green leafy vegetables and kimchi to cover gut health?

Neither Dr. Wahls nor Jaminet seems to believe it's ideal to remain on a ketogenic diet over the long-term, and yet both of you seem to be thriving on it after many years of experience. Can you help clear up this major confusion I’m having about what to believe? Thanks so much for your great contributions and wonderful spirit.

All the best,

Genevieve

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1. What’s the purpose of fasting on a ketogenic diet?

Hey Jimmy and Adam,

I’m learning that on a standard American diet, cutting calories just doesn’t work. I think the reasons are because the metabolism slows accordingly, cravings kick in, and that leads to binge eating junk food or just more food when the willpower disappears. Why doesn’t this same logic apply to fasting on a keto diet? If cutting calories doesn’t work on the standard American diet, then why is fasting on a ketogenic diet beneficial?

Thank you for everything,

Billy

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2. Do you need to eat a calorie surplus while in ketosis to build muscle?

Hey guys,

I love your show and I listen in every week. I've often read that a calorie is not necessarily a calorie while researching keto and I believe I've heard you say the same thing on your show. My question is in regards to strength training, specifically powerlifting. I often see most of the fitness experts say you need to be in a caloric surplus to build muscle. Oftentimes these calculations work out to well over 3,000 calories. Eating a ketogenic diet, I don't know if I could ingest that much food without feeling stuffed all the time.

Is it possible that the old equation that says you need to be in a calorie surplus is not necessarily true in ketosis because you use a portion of your body fat to supply those calories? In the high-carb world your body would break down protein to supply the extra energy from glucose. But because we burn fat fuel, it makes me think perhaps it works differently for us Ketonians. I've been struggling to find a good answer to that question and I hope you and The Doc can help.

Thank you again for your show!

Jason from Canada

3. Should I add in a few more carbs to my keto diet, especially at night, to help with a pounding heart?

Hi Jimmy & The Doc,

I love your show. It is chock full of great info and you two are both entertaining and fun to listen to!

My question for you is this: Does the liver require adrenalin to make ketones? I ask this question because my heart is sensitive to adrenalin and it has been keeping me awake at night with noticeable pounding at night. I've tried adding in more electrolytes before bedtime which hasn’t helped. I've just begun my sixth week of keto and I had my heart checked out earlier this year via echocardiogram-it is normal.

Could I still be in ketosis if I raised my carbs to say 40g daily as a means for dealing with this? If I do that would my fat intake remain the same, or should I decrease it? Maybe if I just eat a few more carbs before bedtime it would help? What do you suggest?

It's frustrating because I want to remain keto, but I want to sleep at night too.

Thank you both so much,

Kellie

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Dear Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

I am a 41-year old woman with 2 children and have been very active all of my life, playing NCAA women's basketball for 4 years in college, and have since run two full marathons and at least 15 half marathons.  I still have at least 2-3 workouts a week as I chase after my kids, averaging about 14K - 20K steps a day on my Fitbit.

But I have been struggling with one major problem—a consistently elevated blood sugar. I have Hashimoto’s and while pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes.  During that pregnancy I was extremely disciplined watching my carbs as directed by my doctor. And yet I still couldn't control my blood sugar and was required to take both slow acting insulin shots at night, and fast acting shots of insulin during the day.  I thought that this would improve after having my son, but it didn't.

Since the birth of my son in 2013, I have not been able to get my blood glucose under 100 mg/dL. I was on Metformin, but it didn't seem to help. In 2016 I went off of Metformin with my doctor's permission to see what would happen. Nothing has changed, so I was excited when I learned about the ketogenic diet. I started eating keto in mid-April 2016 and have been doing it ever since. I have lost 22 pounds (with 18 more to reach my goal) and I feel AWESOME with inches lost, increased energy, and improved focus. I’ve even done some extended fasts of 48-60 hours, but my blood sugar hasn't budged. My average morning fasting blood sugar level is around 105-115. I test my ketones with the Ketonix breath meter and it shows I’m on the low end of nutritional ketosis.

I intend to stick with the keto lifestyle as it is extremely easy for me and I love how I feel. I forgot to mention that my A1c has been around 5.2 for the last few years (which is encouraging), my cholesterol under 200, and my triglycerides around 130.  I guess that overall my numbers are good but I'm obsessed with that fasting glucose reading.  It seems to be my nemesis. 

I also forgot to mention that I have a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology and every single word of science that you have described on your podcasts is spot on, and aligns with everything that I have been taught about cellular metabolism. Any words of wisdom on the timeline for lowering my fasting blood sugar level? Or, am I overly focused on this number? Is it worth going back on a low dose of Metformin again?

Thanks for all that you do.  I love your podcast!

Kristen

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- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
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Sep 22, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam share more great answers to your best keto questions today in Episode 36.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 36:

- Do supplements designed to lower cortisol improve ketosis?

Hi guys, I've heard you and Dr. Nally share many times about how cortisol impacts us in a variety of ways. So how do efforts to lower cortisol including supplements designed to do this interact with a ketogenic diet?

Tori

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1. Can a ketogenic diet reduce plaque build-up in the arteries? How long will it take?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

Most of us who are on the ketogenic diet tend to be overweight and have been for years. I would dare say many of us also have some plaque buildup in our arteries to some degree and are concerned about our heart health. So my question for you is this: what is the best way to reduce this plaque build-up and how long would it take to reduce it? I’ve heard you mention that your arteries are clean and in good health after many years of being on the low-carb/keto lifestyle.

I love this show so much you guys. Adam’s knowledge and patient experience on keto is fantastic and is a great adjunct with Jimmy’s experience with ketosis. I have all of your books, Jimmy, and love the knowledge you shared in them. Thank you for your work! 

Much regards,

Mick from Western Australia

2. Why am I getting winded and lacking energy climbing stairs since starting keto?

Hey guys,

I love your podcast. I've been devouring every episode like a fat juicy ribeye. I have been on my keto journey for about a month now and have lost about 17 pounds so far. I’ve noticed a lot of improvements in many aspects of my life from energy to eliminating my mood swings. But there is one thing that seems to boggle me—climbing stairs.

You would think that losing 17 pounds would make it easier to climb stairs, but it seems harder since I have been on this journey. I work on the second floor and have to climb three flights of steps everyday since there is no elevator available. I'm huffing and puffing by the end of it and my quads are burning, but only temporarily. I don't ever feel sore, but I almost always feel exhausted from this.

Are my muscles atrophying eating keto? Or since running on fat is like running on diesel, do I just lack the burst of energy that I had when I ran on sugar?

I’ve done moderate exercise during the week since I started the diet, including body weight squats about twice a week. I would imagine that my muscles are getting stronger but this stair climbing challenge seems odd.

Thanks again for answering my question,

Serei (pronounced Sir Ray)

3. Can a ketogenic diet help with jet lag?

Have you run into anything about whether there is a relationship between being in ketosis helping reduce the symptoms of jet lag?

Jim

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Hello Jimmy and Adam,

First of all, great podcast!  Also, Jimmy I'm a big fan of all your bestselling books.

I recently converted to keto about 3 months ago consuming about 40 grams of carbs per day.  However, my urine pH has become low at 5.5 according to a 24-hour test prescribed by my urologist.  This test was prescribed because of some kidney stone issues which started several months before going on the ketogenic diet.

After reading up on low pH and how it can negatively affect my health, I think that I may be eating too many high acidic foods on my keto diet.  So many of the tasty keto foods I eat are very acidic.  I have started drinking high pH water and my urologist prescribed 1620 mg Potassium Citrite twice daily to elevate the pH.

Can you and the Doc please discuss the aspect of pH (in the body, blood, urine, saliva, etc.) and the keto diet on your podcast?

Thanks again for all you do to help people towards better health!

Regards,

Rob

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 36
- Find your local Costco store in America to pick up a copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook
- Make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Therapeutics coming to Tampa, Florida on February 1-4, 2017
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get your traditional fats like lard and tallow from FatWorksFoods.com (Get 10% off your order using the coupon code KETOTALK)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a full selection of ketogenic-friendly foods at OneStopKeto.com (FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 and use coupon code KETOTALK for a special discount)
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- This Is the Diet to Go on If You Want to Lose Weight
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Sep 15, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam share more great answers to your best keto questions today in Episode 35.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 35:

- Does each meal need to match your macronutrient ratio for keto?

Hi guys! I have been following the keto diet for the past two months. I just ordered the Ketonix breath ketone analyzer to see if I am in ketosis or not. I’ve already lost 14 pounds, but I have a question for you guys to address: Does each meal that I eat need to fit the macronutrient ratio of fat/protein/carbohydrates of 75/20/5? Or should I aim to be there each day? Thanks for helping me with this one.

Luba

- Is there such a thing as ‘fat but fit’?

1. Is coconut sugar and other natural sweeteners okay to use on a ketogenic diet?

Hello Jimmy & Doc Muscles,

For the past couple days, all I've done is listen to almost all of the Keto Talk podcast episodes you’ve aired. You guys are an amazing team with a fun and simplified format. Keep up the good work!

What are your thoughts on coconut sugar? Would it negatively effect the ketone levels when used in the diet?

Thank you and looking forward to your weekly podcast.

Maurice

2. If dietary fat doesn’t stoke insulin, then how can you gain weight eating too much fat?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc, 

I’m a big fan of your podcast.  Thanks for doing it. I have an interesting question for you today.

It is my understanding that dietary fat has no insulin response.  Let's assume I eat the my target level of carbs and protein, but I overeat with regards to target grams of fat.  How exactly would I store body fat from overeating dietary fat if it has no insulin response.  What metabolic mechanism would make fat from excess dietary fat?

Aloha,

Toby

3. Are the effects of gluconeogenesis from too much protein overstated?

Hey guys,

Just when I thought I understood why going over my personal protein limit would cause higher blood sugar, along comes this article: http://ketogains.com/2016/04/gluconeogenesis-wont-kick-you-out-ketosis/ …which states:
"The rate of conversion of non-glucose substrate to glucose (GNG) is relatively fixed – it is slow and consistent. The rate of GNG does not seem to be impacted by the protein content of the diet."

Now I’m confused. Is it excess protein consumption that triggers the negative effects of gluconeogenesis raising blood glucose levels and reducing blood ketones? Or is there something else going on with glucagon production or beta cell function? Could this be what causes an overnight rise in glucose?

Thanks for answering my question!

Carol

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Hi guys,

Love your show and I'm a long time listener of Keto Talk and The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. I've lost 30 pounds and have kept it off for a few years. I wasn't unhappy with my weight and just wanted to maintain it for a while. Now I am working on getting another 20 pounds off and I would be satisfied with it ending there. I would still be a little overweight but I'm okay with that.

Here's my problem: I’m a little frustrated by the fact that my weight will not budge during my period. In fact, I usually gain a few pounds and then it goes back to my normal weight with a few days after the period ends. But it does not go any lower no matter how low-carb I go during that week. Why does this happen? Is there anything I can do differently to make the weight come off during this time?

Thank you!

Regina

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 35
- Find your local Costco store in America to pick up a copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook
- Make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Therapeutics coming to Tampa, Florida on February 1-4, 2017
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get your traditional fats like lard and tallow from FatWorksFoods.com (Get 10% off your order using the coupon code KETOTALK)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a full selection of ketogenic-friendly foods at OneStopKeto.com (FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 and use coupon code KETOTALK for a special discount)
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Is there such a thing as ‘fat but fit’?
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

Sep 8, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam share more great answers to your best keto questions today in Episode 34.

***THANK YOU to the following Ketonians for their generous donations towards this podcast: Carol, Bill, Maria, Sarah, Cathy, Norma, Stephanie, Andrei, Carole, William, Brianna, William, Jacob, and Karen.***

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 34:

- Confusion about ketogenic diet continues to persist online

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

Thank you for answering my question about undereating on keto in a recent episode. I wanted to follow up with you. Even though my question was quite vague in my personal details you still knocked it out of the park. Doc was right my protein was too low, my adrenals were stressed, and I had food allergies.

I've fixed up my diet and increased my protein and started taking supplements for adrenal support and wow what a difference. I know it will take some time as my body is still healing but I already feel so much better. I think I now know where it all went wrong. I started using an online keto calculator and it led me to make choices that weren’t right for me. I now test blood ketones as well as breath ketones with a Ketonix.

There is so much conflicting information about the keto diet out there I think people need to find a reliable source and stick to that. Steve Phinney as well as Jimmy Moore and Dr. Adam Nally are my heroes in this from now on.  I was on a keto group online and one woman asked if eating 800 calories a day was okay or not. People were congratulating her and told her to keep it up. Say what?

Thanks again for all your help and please know how important and wonderful you both are to us Ketonians! Keep up the great work!

Gina

- Is there a happy medium for pregnant moms on eating carbs?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I know you've talked before about pregnancy and that babies are born in a ketogenic state. I've got a question with a slightly different slant for you on this subject.

I had my first baby six years ago before I started eating low-carb. I had gestational diabetes during that pregnancy and I naturally started lowering my carbs to control my blood sugar. I was scolded at the time by my doctor and was told I can't eat low-carb during pregnancy. I was sent to a nutrition class and told to eat my "healthy whole grains" in moderation.

Fast forward, I have been low-carb for the past 3 years and have been more ketogenic for about 2 years. My blood sugars have been improving over the past year and I am now below that pre-diabetic level. Now I am now 10 weeks pregnant with baby number two.

I know of plenty of anecdotal stories about heathy babies born to ketogenic moms and I would like to stay low-carb because I feel like whatever keeps me the healthiest will keep the baby the healthiest. And I know I am extremely carb sensitive and I'm afraid that if I start adding in carbs to around 50g, it will raise my blood sugars and probably push me into a gestational diabetes again.

So my question really centers around the health of my baby. I understand that babies born to women with gestational diabetes are more at risk for developing diabetes. Chris Kresser has mentioned that babies whose moms eat a ketogenic diet turn on the epigenetics to begin storing excess calories.

Obviously I want my baby to be as healthy as possible and don't want to pass along all the struggles with weight and diabetes that I have had to deal with. So where does the happy medium lie?

Thank you for helping out this fellow Ketonian!

Kristy

- Omega 3s Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes Complications

1. If I don’t sustain ketosis, am I getting the full benefits of being keto-adapted?

Hey guys,

I’ve been on and off the keto train for a few years now. My problem is I have a hard time staying in ketosis for longer than a couple of weeks. I still have a few carbage loves that I can't seem to shake. I get back into ketosis about 36-48 hours after falling out, but then only stay in it for a short time. Do I still get the positive effects of being in ketosis even if it is for a short time? Or have I never really switched over to becoming a fat burner? I love Keto Talk and listen to it every week. Thanks for all the info you provide!

Crystal

2. What’s the purpose of exogenous ketones products like KETO//OS if the ketones aren’t sustained?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

I am a 250-pound female, overweight my whole life, 57 years old, and have finally had enough of it. I decided to go on a ketogenic diet one week ago and have already lost over 10 pounds. I feel good, have more energy, and experience mental clarity. I have read many books and feel like I know what I am doing, although I am still not in ketosis yet.

I have been taking the Pruvit product, KETO//OS, and the urine ketone sticks turn purple a couple of hours after drinking it—but it doesn’t last long. I am taking two servings a day, but I don't understand the purpose of this product. I thought perhaps it would help me get into ketosis and stay there along with following a ketogenic diet, but that's not happening. I am not eating more than 20g carbs a day.

Any advice or direction you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Holly

3. Is there something about keto that leads to severe upper abdominal pain?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

Several months back, I started the keto diet and my husband followed suit. He felt great for the first month and lost about 16 pounds. However, around week six, a big problem emerged for him. About 1-2 hours after eating, he would develop a severe upper abdominal pain that would last for at least two hours. The pain was in the center of his body around the diaphragm area. Sometimes the pain was so debilitating that he could barely move. 

We took him to the doctor for a full workup. They ran a gallbladder sonogram and function test, a liver enzyme test, and a GI scope—all came back normal. Ultimately he had to stop keto. As soon as he did,  the pain left.  When he has subsequently had low-carb meals, the pain returned with a vengeance. Any ideas why eating keto seems to bring this on and how he could prevent it? He would love to resume eating this way again if he could figure out this problem.  Thanks so much!

Codi

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Hi Jimmy & The Doc,

First off let me say you guys and your show rock. You guys are really helping people and changing lives so thank you for that. I've been following keto for 7 months now eating 20g or less carbs a day and haven't cheated once. I haven't felt the need to because I'm loving it, it's the best thing I’ve done for my health, and up until now I've lost about 75 pounds which is fantastic.

I'm going to Thailand in October for a couple of weeks and I know this is swearing on your podcast—but I want to cheat! It’s not because of social pressures or anything. It’s just something I want to do for two weeks on my holidays trying all the new things and having a few beers with my friends.

As soon as the holiday is over I'll be back on keto before the plane touches down because it's amazing. What should I do to prepare for eating some carbs for those 2 weeks? I've heard you guys talk about swelling and kidney stones and I'm worried I might have an upset stomach for a few days when I return. I want to enjoy my holiday and everything, so what’s the best way to go about cheating to minimize the side effects?

Thanks,

Darran from England 

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 34
- Make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Therapeutics coming to Tampa, Florida on February 1-4, 2017
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get your traditional fats like lard and tallow from FatWorksFoods.com (Get 10% off your order using the coupon code KETOTALK)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a full selection of ketogenic-friendly foods at OneStopKeto.com (FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 and use coupon code KETOTALK for a special discount)
- Find your local Costco store in America to pick up a copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Omega 3s Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes Complications
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

Sep 1, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam share more keto wisdom with you today in Episode 33.

***THANK YOU to the following Ketonians for their generous donations towards this podcast: Ben, Glyn, Mary, Mandy, Rhonda, David, Susan, Simon, Jennifer, Glenn, Gina, Toni, Mindy, Lidia, Mary, Amy, Kimberly, Ana, Laura, Chilango, Christine, Jason, Penny, and Aleisha.***

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- Did my ketogenic diet lead to the development of kidney stones?

Hello Jimmy and Adam,

I have been eating keto off and on for the past three years. In April, I got really sick to my stomach for a couple of days and started to get a strange pain in my left side. It got progressively worse until I had to go to the doctor about it. By this time I could hardly talk because the pain was so intense. The doctor said I had the most kidney stones he’s ever seen for someone so young and I have a family history of kidney stones. Because many of them were so large, he said I’d need to undergo treatment to have them removed.

Ever since this incident with the kidney stones, many people have told me my ketogenic diet did this to me. I don’t believe that after reading Keto Clarity and other resources on ketosis, but I would love a more elaborate explanation to give to these "negative" people in my life. My doctor said my diet doesn’t matter and that I need to drink a LOT more water to prevent this from happening again. Did keto do this to me? And what can I do to help prevent this from happening again? Potassium? Fermented foods?

THANKS for considering my questions and I love your show.

Best regards,

Emma in Sweden

- Worldwide obesity: Meat protein has as much effect as sugar

1. Can consuming more dietary fat offset a carbohydrate indiscretion to remain keto?

On one of the Facebook groups I'm on, people are often posting pie charts of their macronutrients to show what percentage of fat, protein, and carbohydrates they are consuming. One of the recent entries was from one who claimed they balanced out a slice of wedding cake they consumed by drinking a half cup of olive oil to keep themselves ketogenic. After reading Keto Clarity, the takeaway I took from that wasn’t necessarily about percentages as much as it was keeping carbohydrates low to your tolerance level, not exceeding your personal protein threshold, and then eat fat to satiety without necessarily worrying about calories. So how can this person justify drinking more fat to offset the wedding cake? This doesn’t make sense to me.

Thank you,

Kaiden

2. How do I keep from losing too much weight while eating a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc! I've recently discovered your podcast and have been binge listening to get caught up.  They're extremely informative and a great resource! Thanks for all the great info!

I was wondering if you guys have any advice on maintaining weight while following a keto lifestyle. I’m 42 years old, female, 5'6" and 125 pounds. I've struggled my entire life with a low appetite and low weight and can only easily put on weight when I eat "carbage.”  My physician has recently prescribed Topamax 50 mg for migraines which makes the poor appetite even worse. I've been following a traditional Atkins diet for many years and recently tried a switch to keto to help transition my body composition from mostly fat to lean muscle.  The problem is with my already poor appetite, I just can’t seem to maintain my weight and the pounds are dropping off me at an alarming rate (down from 125 to 118 in one week).  

I have a crazy, busy lifestyle which I'm sure doesn't help. As a Physical Therapist and my typical day starts between 3:00-3:30AM with 1-2 hours of of cardio and weight lifting followed by a 10-12 hour workday 5 days/week.  I tried putting coconut oil in my coffee and making fat bombs, but the lack of appetite and busy schedule are still working against me.  I'd like to try keto again but I don’t want to lose any weight in the process.  Suggestions?

Thanks!

Nora

3. What dairy-free fat and protein foods can I consume on keto?

Hi guys,

I love listening to your show and keep up the great work!

I am intolerant to the casein (protein) in dairy. What sources of fat and protein can I eat if I can’t have dairy? Are there resources for eating dairy-free keto?

I’m looking forward to continuing to listen to your show.

Warmest regards, 

Penny in Australia

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- Are there any medications keeping me from losing weight on keto?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

Thanks for the awesome podcast, I really dig it. I started eating keto a couple of months ago and lost about 10 pounds right away. But I’ve been stalled ever since. I’m wondering if you know of any medications that might be preventing me from reaping the full weight loss benefits I should be seeing?

Specifically, I’ve been on a statin since 2008 when I had an A-Fib episode and an angiogram showed plaque. My doctor is very reluctant to take me off of it due to my family history of cardiovascular issues. I'm also taking medications for heartbeat regulation (cardizem), high blood pressure, and a baby aspirin. I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic last November and can't wait to retake my blood tests in a few weeks. I feel great and my clothes are fitting me better, but I'm still only down 10 pounds.

Any advice would be great. Love the show and thanks again!

Joe

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Use coupon code KETOTALK for special discount
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THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES
ATTEND THE FIRST KETOGENIC CONFERENCE OF 2017

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 33
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get your traditional fats like lard and tallow from FatWorksFoods.com (Get 10% off your order using the coupon code KETOTALK)
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a full selection of ketogenic-friendly foods at OneStopKeto.com (FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 and use coupon code KETOTALK for a special discount)
- Make plans to attend the 2nd Annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis and Metabolic Therapeutics coming to Tampa, Florida on February 1-4, 2017
- Find your local Costco store in America to pick up a copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Worldwide obesity: Meat protein has as much effect as sugar
- RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #1077: Dr. Spencer Nadolsky Pinpoints The Drugs That Cause And Prevent Obesity
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

Aug 25, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam release their latest answers to your most pressing questions in Episode 32.

A very special THANK YOU to the following Ketonians for their generous donations towards keeping this podcast on the air: Ben, Glyn, Mary, Mandy, Rhonda, David, Susan, Simon, Jennifer, Glenn, Gina, Toni, Mindy, Lidia, Mary, Amy, Kimberly, Ana, Laura, Chilango, Christine, Jason, Penny, and Aleisha. Go to PayPal.me/KetoTalk to make a donation. You can also set up automatic monthly payments there. We are grateful for your support!

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 32:

- Will keto help with my Heriditary Angioedema (HAE)?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I have a tough question for you guys to answer. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with an incurable, scary condition called Heriditary Angioedema (HAE) and have a mutated C1-inhibitor gene. Apparently I lack some good enzymes and this has caused quite a lot of digestive issues. When an attack is triggered, blood rushes into my intestines, causing swelling and excruciating pain. My body then turns on itself with hives, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of lips, ears, and tongue, with the possibility of my throat swelling shut.

When I turned to Paleo and started a fitness regimen a couple of years ago, I lost 60 pounds, healed my adrenal glands, and seemingly put my HAE into remission. Now I am using nutritional ketosis and doing very well with it. But last night I had an attack which is the first one I’ve experienced in a couple years. I know with ketones they can strip your body of good bacteria and possibly make me more prone to bad bacteria. My condition can also be triggered by the presence of H. Pylori. Can you share any experience you have with this? Should I be concerned about being in ketosis with my specific condition?

Thanks for your help!

Trent

- Detecting diabetes’ deadly ketones

1. Why are my blood ketones lower than I expect them to be?

Hello Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

I started a ketogenic diet in January starting at 388 pounds. Everything in my blood work and health markers were normal when I began and I’ve lost well over 60 pounds and counting. I was using Ketostix to test for ketosis and suddenly noticed they weren’t changing to purple anymore after a couple of months. Because I wanted to make sure I was in nutritional ketosis, I bought the Precision Xtra blood ketone meter. My first blood ketone test registered in at 0.6! I was pretty upset at that because I had kept my total carbs under 20 grams daily the entire time I’ve been eating keto. I’ve since seen my ketones rise to 1.2 but then they drop back down to 0.6 again. As you can imagine, I’m kinda stumped at how this can possibly be. Is this normal? What can I do to improve this?

Thanks!

Tim

2. Is it a good idea to continue taking a statin medication while eating a ketogenic diet?

Hey Jimmy and Doc Muscles! I’m a faithful listener and fan of the work you are doing. Here’s my story: My father-in-law is on a statin medication for his high cholesterol and seems interested in going on the ketogenic diet. I obviously don’t think he needs to be taking the statin when he’s on keto, but I'm not sure if that’s a good idea or not. Is it safe to be in ketosis while still taking a statin drug for a bit longer before discussing with your doctor about getting off of it eventually?

If you have any feedback about this, then I’m all ears.

Thank you!

Josh

3. If I’m very active, what macronutrient do I eat more of to remain in ketosis?

Hi guys,

I love your Keto Talk podcast. Here's my question: my goal with keto is to shred fat but I don't want to necessarily lose weight. In fact, I'd actually like to gain 10-15 pounds eating this way. I have a very active job walking an average of 25,000 steps per day and I also strength train 4-5 days a week. My average daily calorie burn is around 3,500 calories as a 170-pound man. Because I workout hard and have a very active job, can I eat more carbs? If not, then what do I eat more of?

Pete

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Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I’m a Type 1 diabetic who eats keto to control my blood sugar levels. My husband has been envious of the foods I've been eating and wondered if it would be beneficial to him. He is 6'4" and very slender at 180 pounds with an incredibly fast metabolism and a bottomless stomach. He has always had incredible blood sugar readings getting 80-90 readings consistently after eating high-carb meals. So my question is this: Is a ketogenic diet a good option for people like my husband who are healthy, with no insulin resistance, or carb sensitivity? Any suggestions or info you guys can provide is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Erika

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Use coupon code KETOTALK for special discount
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 32
- Find your local Costco store in America to pick up a copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a full selection of ketogenic-friendly foods at OneStopKeto.com (FREE SHIPPING on orders over $99 and use coupon code KETOTALK for a special discount)
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Detecting diabetes’ deadly ketones
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

Aug 18, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam bring their A-game as they always do answering your questions in Episode 31.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 31:

- Should I fast after drinking alcohol to get back into ketosis quickly?

Dear Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

I´m a Brazilian Ketonian and just discovered your podcast. I’ve already listened to all of your episodes. Thank you so much for your excellent work! It has really helped me on my keto journey!

I started LCHF/Paleo four months ago and one month ago I went completely keto thanks to your podcast. My question is this: I used to have some beer (5 cans) every month and I would like to keep up this occasional cheat. Is it a good tactic to do a 24 hour fast just after drinking the beers as a means for reentering ketosis as quickly as possible? Are there any risks associated with entering a fast with alcohol still in the system?

Thank you very much from Brazil!

Marcelo

- China Faces a Surge in Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds

1. Is it possible to undereat while on a ketogenic diet?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I can't tell you how much I love this podcast and look forward to it every week! My question is whether you can undereat on a ketogenic diet? I've been keto almost two years now and I started working out more, but I'm just not hungry enough throughout the day to eat any more than 1000 calories a day. I know the keto way of eating is satiating, but do I need to push myself to get in more calories? I have gained weight, been tired, and it takes me forever to heal muscle pain after a workout. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Gina

2. Do varying levels of blood sugar negate the benefits that come from nutritional ketosis?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally,

I have listened to all of your Keto Talk podcasts and I am always anxious to listen to the next. Awesome job you guys. Keep up the great work. I am a "health nut", not always living healthy but always wanting to learn and live the best healthy lifestyle I can. I am 52 years old, about 190 pounds and 5'10" tall. I started eating keto with intermittent fasting about 6 weeks ago and am loving it.

This week, I purchased glucose strips to start measuring my blood sugar as well, which has lead to some confusion. My glucose averages less than 81 (4.5 mmol), but on a few occasions as low as 61 (3.4 mmol) and I feel great. On the few very recent occasions that I have tested my glucose and ketones at the same time, I don't really see a "strong" correlation between the two. For instance my glucose could be at (4 mmol) and my ketones at (2 mmol); then another time my glucose still at (4 mmol) and my now ketones at (4.5 mmol).

My question is this: even though my blood ketones are at 4 mmol, am I still getting the therapeutic effects of being in ketosis regardless of where my blood sugar level is at? Is it a matter of just having the ketones present or are the benefits relative to the glucose concentration when it comes to efficacy?

Thanks again. One of your countless dedicated Ketonian groupies.

Bob from Lakeshore, Ontario Canada just south of Detroit Michigan

3. What is the best time to test for ketosis?

Hi guys,

Love your podcast. When is the best time to test for ketosis? I’ve heard somewhere a recommendation to test at the same time every day. What time would that be? Before or after meals? How long before or after a meal? Please help me understand this.

Thanks,

Michael

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Hey Jimmy & The Doc,

In one of your recent podcasts, The Doc mentioned that you don't need to have surgery to have excess skin removed after losing a large amount of weight. Is that true for all forms of weight loss or just something with the ketogenic diet? I've lost over 100 pounds in six months going from 300 pounds to my current weight of 194—most of it happened with calorie restriction.

I still have quite a bit of excess skin and I'm wondering if a ketogenic lifestyle could have helped me avoid that. All that said, I have been on a ketogenic diet for the past several weeks and have no plans of ever stopping thanks to the raised energy levels, mental clarity and improvements to my arthritis. My biggest wish is that I discovered ketogenic diets back in February when I started this!

Thanks so much for everything you guys do. We are very fortunate to have both of you as experts in this field.

Karl

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Aug 11, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam return with more keto Q&A just for you in Episode 30.

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 30:

- Will the body ever be able to handle more carbs and protein again after eating ketogenic for a period of time?

Love the show. I'm catching up on all the past shows and just finished Keto Clarity. I've transitioned from 20 years eating a low-fat, high-carb vegetarian diet. My body fat crept up to 35% and I've tried cutting calories, cutting fat, cutting dairy and never achieved the lean body I'm after…plus I was hungry all the time. I switched to Paleo for the last year at about 60g "net" carbs per day but didn't lose weight.  Now I realize I was consuming too much protein for me and 60g net carbs is also too much. I suffered from TERRIBLE sugar cravings and I'd succumb and end up binging on candy for a day then feel bad about it.

Now I've been following a keto diet of 80% fat, 14% protein and 6% carbs for the past 3 weeks. I have zero sugar cravings, but I'm not yet fat adapted. Fortunately, you've armed me with the knowledge that this will take several weeks so I'm being patient and sticking with it! I understand that the body can be mysterious and tricky. So my question is this—will my metabolism alter itself throughout the years in a way that will make it harder and harder for me to stay in ketosis long-term? In other words, does the body ever evolve to have lower thresholds for carb/protein intake after years of being ketogenic that would subvert my best efforts to maintain ketosis?

Thanks for all you do!

Joe

- A LOW-CARBOHYDRATE KETOGENIC DIET COMBINED WITH 6 WEEKS OF CROSSFIT TRAINING IMPROVES BODY COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

1. What is the perfect percentage of fats while on a ketogenic diet?

Jimmy and The Doc,

I love listening to you and your insights on this way of eating! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful knowledge. I've been doing keto for 2 months now and was wondering if there is a suggested percentage of saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat that you would suggest that should make up my % for the day? It seems like I'm very high in saturated fat and low on the others. I’ve heard from others online that it should be 20% saturated and 80% poly/monounsaturated fats. What say you?

Best in Health,

Angela

2. Is there a keto-friendly IV solution when you are in the hospital?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Muscles,

I'm a subscriber, and listener since Episode 1. About a month ago, I had an emergency hospitalization with my gall bladder. I’ve been ketogenic for 18 months and getting amazing results. While I was in the hospital, they hooked me up to a glucose IV for the five days I was there. My records show my blood sugars got as high as 175. But being insulin resistant with glucose running 24/7, I suppose that's not a surprise.  I could tell I was on glucose because I got hungry and pretty much stayed hungry until I was home for a few days and eating low-carb, high-fat again.  Is there an alternative us Ketonians can ask the hospital for?  I don't suppose they make IVs of exogenous ketones or beta-hydroxybutyrate do they?

Thanks,
SiliconGraybeard
(another way of saying "old electrical engineer")

3. Can you assume you have high insulin levels based on high blood glucose and low ketone levels?

Hi Jimmy & Doc,

Have either of you measured your insulin levels directly both in ketosis and out of ketosis, to verify:
1) that your insulin levels are too high out of ketosis (i.e., hyperinsulinemia / insulin-resistant), and
2) that being in ketosis normalizes the insulin levels?

Because there are many hormones and other factors at play, it strikes me that indirect markers of insulin levels such as blood glucose and BHB levels are potentially a weak proxy, at best. It would be like assuming that everyone who is excessively tired must have adrenal fatigue, when in fact there are many other possible causes for that symptom. If you haven't done the direct testing of insulin levels for your individual cases, then are you not merely operating on educated speculation?

I fully understand that testing insulin per se is more difficult and much more expensive than testing BG or BHB. However, I am concerned that the widespread assumption of elevated insulin levels in discussions around weight, diet, carb levels, and more has become an across-the-board reflexive answer, rather than an empirically confirmed cause in individualized cases.

Regards,

Tim

- How do you determine how insulin resistant you are?

Hello Jimmy and Doc Nally,

Thank you so much for your podcast.  I have listened to about half of them and enjoy both the information and your synergy and humor. I have been on a ketogenic diet for 4 months and am happy to report I’m improving my hip to waist ratio and decreasing my disease risk factors.

I am curious how someone could determine how insulin resistant they might be?  I understand from listening that you both know you are very sensitive.  What are the indicators that help people figure this out?  And do epigenetics play a role such as the MTHFR gene mutation?

Really appreciate your message and the work you both are doing for all of us!

Sincerely,

Carrie Wolf, DC

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Jul 21, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam take another stab at answering your most pressing ketogenic questions in Episode 29!

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 29:

- How do you handle family gatherings where non-keto food is served without disappointing family members?

My girlfriend went to her best friend’s house and her family had made a huge homemade pizza. She felt like she had to eat what was put in front of her and she made the choice to just eat the toppings. But she felt like she was going to be judged by not eating everything and thus offending these people she loves. What’s the best way to deal with this kind of situation? My girlfriend and I have been in ketosis for the past month without being kicked out and I think the social aspect of eating this way is the hardest aspect of being successful.

Thank you again,

Troy

- Exercise promotes the expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) through the action of the ketone body β-hydroxybutyrate

- Does the kind of carbohydrate you consume matter in limiting your intake while pursuing ketosis?

Hi Jimmy and the Doc! A carb is a carb is a carb...or is it?! I have been following keto for about a year now and have actually seen a large number of my friends join in and start eating ketogenic as well. However, we have found that there is a slight difference between us. Some of us have noted and realized that we are so insulin resistant that we keep need to keep our carbs around 20g daily while others of us can consume upwards of 40g and still be in ketosis. One person in our group has stated that eating carbs, whether it is from sugar or bread or vegetables, all turn turn to sugar in your body. So she claims she can fulfill her 35g of carbs by eating M&Ms if she wants to and it will still process in her body the same as if she were eating 35g of vegetables. I'm not sure that I believe this but I am curious what the implications are on the body when eating simple carbs like sugar, fake sugars, and flour vs. getting them from complex sources such as leafy greens and other types of low-carb fruits and veggies.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer!

Carli

- Could eating a ketogenic diet act as a preventative or therapeutic treatment of cataracts?

Hello Jimmy and Doc,

I have this friend who recently found out she has a little cataract in her eye. Had she started keto earlier in her life, could this have been prevented?  Can ketosis actually help slow down the growth?  And is there any connection between your diet and eye health?

Thanks for all you do!

Jocelyn

- Is it detrimental to fat-adaptation to come out of ketosis temporarily from time to time?

Hello Jimmy and the Doc! Can you be fat adapted and get kicked out of ketosis? I have been keto and fat adapted for over two years. I have lost 108 pounds and I lift heavy. Sometimes when I overdo the protein or eat enough berries to increase my carbohydrate intake, I measure my blood ketones four hours later and they’re 0.2 -0.4. Then it takes me 12- 24 hours to get blood ketones back above 1.0 mmol again.  So, am I still keto-adapted? Do I need to be worried about getting kicked out of ketosis like this? 

Mary

- How does someone with hyperinsulinemia deal with lower ketone levels?

Hi Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

My wife suffers from hyperinsulinemia and struggles to maintain a blood ketone reading of 0.6 mmol using a combination of intermittent fasting and eating within a 4-5 hour window. Her blood sugar reading average 4.4 mmol/L (80 mg/dl). From my personal experience, I know she’s not feeling the full effects of higher ketone readings such as mental clarity. Do you guys have any strategies for boosting these lower ketone readings in the presence of hyperinsulinemia?

Great show you guys! We enjoy your hard work and keto passion.

Thanks,

Simon from Australia

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Jul 14, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam deliver some thorough answers to the most pressing ketogenic questions in Episode 28!

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 28:

- Does a ketogenic diet lead to cardiomyopathy?

I came across this reference that suggested that a ketogenic diet had been associated with cardiomyopathy: http://www.neurology.org/content/54/12/2328.short

I wonder if you and the Doc have any thoughts on this. Thank you for your great podcast.

Barry in the UK

- NuSI-funded Study Serves Up Disappointment for the Carbohydrate-insulin Hypothesis of Obesity

1. Why is diet soda bad on keto and what can I drink instead?

Hi Jimmy & The Doc,

I have been following a ketogenic lifestyle for almost a year—and there’s NO going back! Since last summer I have improved my health markers and lost 35 pounds (with 50 more to go) and have NO cravings. But my weight loss has stalled out since Christmas and your various podcasts & periscopes keep me inspired to NEVER eat the carbage on a regular basis again. One thing that still plagues me is my diet soda habit. Nothing else “hits the spot” like my Diet Dr. Pepper and I seriously need help in forming a strategy to get rid of the stuff. What exactly is so harmful about the diet sodas and how might that affect my weight loss on keto? What can I drink instead that might hit the spot since I’m not really a coffee or tea drinker.

Thanks for your help!

Kathy

2. Does a ketogenic diet lead to insomnia and how can I overcome this?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

Thank you for all your work in endorsing the keto way of living! I am having issues with maintaining ketosis due to insomnia, a racing mind, and loads of energy at bedtime. I've been Paleo for 3 years now but am still struggling to lose belly fat. I need to drop at least 8kg (18 pounds) to be at my ideal weight and I haven't eaten bread, pasta, rice, sugar, fruit or sweet drinks for over three years. But I’m still struggling to lose that weight.

My question for you guys is how do I overcome the insomnia that seems to be caused by being in ketosis? I love my mental clarity and energy when in keto but it doesn't last long because of the insomnia. I have tried 1/2 teaspoon of honey, 600 mg magnesium glycinate, and 1500mg L-Tryptophan at bedtime but all to no avail.  So I end up having a piece of my Paleo bread (10g of carbs) at 2am so I can get to sleep. I’ve always been a good sleeper before attempting a ketogenic diet.

Any suggestions in overcoming this would be great.

Anna

3. Would former contestants on The Biggest Loser be able to heal their bodies on keto?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I’ve been reading a lot about the former contestants on The Biggest Loser gaining back their weight and messing up their metabolism even more than before they went on the show. Would these people benefit from eating a ketogenic diet? If they are constantly struggling with hunger, I would think eating low-carb, high-fat would be invaluable to them because it will satiate that hunger.

I read the description of what one of them was eating for breakfast: "one egg and two egg whites, half a grapefruit and a piece of wheat toast." No wonder he's so hungry! He's basically eating sugar for breakfast. I would be hungry about 20 minutes after eating that and never feeling satiated. Why has no one recommended a ketogenic diet to them?

As for their slowed metabolic rate, I am not sure what to think. Is that something they can overcome or reverse? Or is it permanent? Does that happen to everyone who tries to lose weight or only those who take the very extreme and unsustainable approach The Biggest Loser takes which I would think would be massively stressful to your body and soul? How does that work and can what you eat to improve your metabolism?

Thanks so much for any insight you can provide.

Clara

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Hello Jimmy and Doc Nally. First I wanna say I listened to about 10 episodes today. I am so into what you guys are doing here. I was diagnosed as hypothyroid four years ago and recently diagnosed as diabetic with a fasting blood glucose of 254. I started keto in April and I’ve already gotten my A1c down to 6.1.

I've been checking my blood pressure and my readings have been over 150/90 several times. I can feel my arms and feet get numb throughout the day and I'm freaking out. When I eat half a grapefruit and tested again, I had two readings under 120/60.

Am I doing something wrong with keto? I listened to several podcasts episodes and couldn't seem to find any information about blood pressure side effects. When I test with Ketostix, it shows I am in ketosis. My blood sugar has not risen above 100 mg/dL, so why is my blood pressure so high?

Thank you!

Cee

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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 28
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Find your local Costco store in America to pick up a copy of The Ketogenic Cookbook
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic-friendly Pili Nuts (Get 10% off your order with coupon code "LLVLC")
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Try the KETO//OS exogenous ketones supplement
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:Get truly Ketogenic wine delivered to you from Dry Farm Wines
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- NuSI-funded Study Serves Up Disappointment for the Carbohydrate-insulin Hypothesis of Obesity

Jul 7, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam blaze through a bunch of listener questions in Episode 27!

Here’s are the 12 questions Jimmy and Adam answered in this special Keto Talk Mailbox Blitz extended podcast in Episode 27:

- Testimonial from someone who learned his lesson why it's important to stay ketogenic all the time

Hey Jimmy and Doc,

Just listened to your new Keto Talk podcast and what a great show you guys do. You mentioned pancreatitis in a recent episode and I wanted to share an experience I had with this. I cheated on the diet with lots of carbage and sugar. The next day I experienced an acute inflammation of the pancreas. It wasn't a full blown case of pancreatitis but it was painful and lasted a few days. It also felt like I was having some gallbladder pain. My lipase level was 40 which was still within normal but still high. I can see how someone who was prone to this could easily have a severe reaction resulting in hospitalization. I have decided being on the ketogenic diet isn’t something to play around with. Now I'm all Keto all the time. I guess insulin resistance stays with me even though I lost a lot of weight. Thanks for taking on the tough areas and having great topics that are relevant in the real world. Thanks for your podcast!

Faithful Ketonian,

Jonathan

- Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

1. Is increased testosterone from a ketogenic diet a bad thing for women?

I think I heard Doc Nally say that going on a ketogenic diet increases testosterone in response to someone asking if ketosis can promote muscle building.  But isn't increased testosterone less than ideal for women because it promotes the development of PCOS? Or is the increase in testosterone levels while in ketosis only something that happens in men?

Christine

2. Why am I still struggling with low energy and low ketones after months of being in ketosis?

Hey Jimmy and the Doc, I am a 40-year old woman and I have been in ketosis for 5 months now. I believe in this way of eating, but am still struggling with spells of low energy and low ketones. I really want to experience the endless energy and mental clarity that everyone talks about. My ketones remain around 0.5 mmol and never higher. I still don't feel great on keto like I had hoped. On a positive note, my cravings have now gone, but I really want to feel better. Do you think I just need to give it more time for my body to adjust? I loved Keto Clarity and love this podcast. Thanks for your help!

Michelle in the UK

3. Can being in nutritional ketosis above 1.0 mmol cause painful headaches?

After 12 weeks on keto, I have only lost 15 pounds and 2.5% body fat. While I’m not pleased with this slow progress, I’m even more concerned with the massive headaches I get when I go over 1.0 mmol on the blood ketone meter. What is it about ketosis that could be causing these headaches?

Thanks for your great podcast!

Melody

4. Do artificial sweeteners and stevia raise insulin?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

Thank you for all the brilliant advice on your Keto Talk podcast. I like to listen to your shows frequently and they really keep me motivated in a world that thinks I'm "keto-crazy.”

I have been on and off a ketogenic diet for about two years now and I have been back in ketosis for four weeks now. I’m determined to stick to it and have finally taken the plunge by giving up the artificial sweeteners. This means no sugar-free gum, no sugar-free sweets and the hardest thing of all for me is no Diet Coke! However, I am still using Stevia. I heard that just eating something sweet causes insulin to be released. Is this true?

I look forward to your answer.

Fozia from the UK

5. Is my ketogenic diet causing me to cramp up before and during my half marathon racing?

Hi guys,

I'm a 43 year old triathlete who's been on low-carb and keto for a couple of years to increase my endurance. I'm quite happy with my performance during training, but I am consistently cramping during my most recent races up to a half ironman distance. There are two different things I do prior to racing: 1) 12-24 hours before my race, I increase my carb intake from less than 50 g a day with 2 additional small sweet potatoes. Then I switch back to next to no carbs for the remaining 12 hours prior to racing. 2) I take 2 puffs of Ventolin inhaler as a preventer 30 mins before racing. I've had a couple of race-induced asthma attacks and they were not a pleasant experience so I tried adding the inhaler as suggested by my GP.

The issue is I'm cramping up badly even during warmups. I tried increasing my salt intake and magnesium glycinate supplement leading up in the weeks before racing. I'm concerned that it's a combination of keto and the inhaler causing these issues. Do you have any ideas for me to prevent these cramps? Keep up the good work.

Ivan from Malta

6. Is MCT oil a better fat to use on a ketogenic diet than other fats like coconut oil, cream, or butter?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

I hear a lot of debate amongst people I know who are keto about which fat is best to use, especially in coffee or hot tea. Everyone has their own opinions about coconut oil, heavy cream, butter, ghee, MCT oil, avocado oil, etc. I am hearing from a lot of people to skip the coconut oil and use MCT oil instead. While I do have MCT and use it occasionally in tuna or on salads, now I'm wondering if I should use it everywhere and skip the other oils like coconut and avocado oil. What is you take on this for us Ketonians? Do you guys think there is an added benefit in using MCT over other fats or is is merely personal preference?

Thanks so much!

Carli

7. Why do I have a constant stomachache while I’m on a ketogenic diet?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I'm about 3 weeks into this ketogenic lifestyle and I've been experiencing a lot of stomachaches. I'm assuming this is because I came from a low-fat way of eating prior to this. Is there a way to help with the transition or is this pain just something I need to learn to live with?

Love the show and I’m looking forward to joining you guys on the Low-Carb Cruise in 2017!

Thanks!

Rachel

8. Do you have to be in ketosis to burn fat?

Thanks so much for the helpful information about keto that you discuss on your podcast. It has been a great help to me since my doctor put me on a low carb diet due to early signs of insulin resistance. I have a question that I’m still unclear about. Do you have to be in ketosis to burn fat?  I've heard a lot of discussions that you are automatically a fat burner when you consume 150g or less of carbs daily. There seems to be mixed messaging from lots of different people on whether or not you can burn fat outside of ketosis.

Thanks again for your great work!

Tina

9. Does being in ketosis lead to daily spotting and extended periods?

Hi Jimmy! Long time listener and loving the new show with Dr. Nally! I got inspired by your N=1 experiment with nutritional ketosis and went full keto improving my sleep, eliminating my cravings, and full of energy. It was a miracle diet for me and everything was perfect except for when I started to have spotting/on my period every single day. I let it go for four months because I just felt so good in ketosis. I contacted you and you connected me to Jackie Eberstein who recommended I increase my carbohydrates in 5g increments until the issues resolves itself. I didn’t want to do that at the time since I knew the cravings would come back. After seeing my gynecologist who wanted to put me on hormone medications, I instead binged on carbs and fell down that rabbit hole losing my period for the next year. Am I the only one this has happened to? Why did this happen?

You and Doc Muscles keep up the good work. You are changing lives and Jimmy you were the first low-carb person I ever listened to! Thank you for all you have done.

Mary

10. Are ketones in my baby’s breastmilk safe for her to consume? And why did my milk supply drop when I went keto?

Hi Jimmy, I’m an avid listener of all your podcasts, but I especially like Keto Talk. I gave the ketogenic diet a shot last year before I got pregnant with my second daughter and I loved how I felt on it. I had a difficult pregnancy and wasn’t able to continue the diet, but now that my daughter is 3 months old I’m ready to do something to lose the 20 pounds of baby weight that I have left to lose. I’m breastfeeding still and I just want to make sure that ketones in my body and in my breastmilk will be safe for my baby. Dr. Atkins recommended in his book for breastfeeding moms to consume a maintenance level of carbs while pregnant and breastfeeding.

Additionally, my milk supply when I started low-carb (but not ketogenic) after the birth of my first child significantly dropped. At the time I didn’t know that I needed to add salt and other minerals to my diet when reducing the carbs so that may have solved the problem. Before I go full-on ketogenic this time, I am wondering if there is anything else I can do differently to maintain my milk supply this time around. Looking around the Internet, I found this to be a common concern. Has The Doc encountered this with any of his patients?

Thanks so much you guys! Looking forward to hearing about any insights you might have.

Suzi

11. What is the impact of the supplement creatine on ketones, blood sugar, and insulin levels?

Hey guys! I am a big fan of the two of you and information you provide! I have a question today about creatine and ketosis. I lift weights 5 days a week and love it. I focus more on powerlifting than traditional bodybuilding and have seen great results the last four months switching over to a ketogenic diet. Before I dialed in my protein consumption to get into ketosis I always took two supplements: creatine and whey protein. I still take some protein right after a workout (maybe 15-20 grams) but nothing like I did before learning about protein's impact on ketosis.

With my protein consumption dialed in, I wanted to ask how the consumption of creatine impacts ketosis, glucose, or insulin levels? I typically have 7-10 grams of creatine per day. My ketone levels and glucose appear to be fine, but I still wanted to make sure there are no adverse effects I should be aware of as it relates to ketosis.

Thank you for your time!!

Patrick

12. Can I ease into ketosis as a way to avoid the dreaded “keto flu?”

Hi guys! I'm new to keto and am LOVING this podcast! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to do it! I want to start my ketogenic diet by easing into it as a way to avoid experience the pain associated with the ”keto flu." I’m looking at it like a drug addict coming off the drug they are addicted to, I’d like to wean myself off of sugar and carbs. Is there any reason why doing this would be a bad idea?

Thank you for answering my question! I SO appreciate your show!

Thanks!
Kayley

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- Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

Jun 30, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam bring their A-game answering all of your questions in Episode 26!

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 26:

- Should I limit saturated fats on my keto diet if a genetic test shows it is necessary?

I’ve followed a ketogenic lifestyle for 4 years now. My WellnessFX Cardio IQ blood test shows I have excessively high cholesterol (LDL-P 2478, Small LDL-P 498, triglycerides 98, HDL 76, hsCRP .02, Lp(a) 207, homocysteine 13.8, fibrinogen 175). Using my 23andme raw data, I discovered I'm not a good metabolizer of saturated fat. In fact, it claims that a ketogenic diet would be dangerous to my health. Will eating more fish and seafood, avocado, nuts and seeds, olives and olive oil work to deal with this while I try limiting red meats, eggs, butter, and coconut oil. I am normal weight and otherwise in good health.

Thank you!
Leonard

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1. Does eating healthy fats on keto make you fat?

I heard a guy named Ian Ryan from the Fearless and Healthy podcast say that eating too much healthy fat will still make you fat.  He said this on another podcast called The James Swanwick Show.  Is it possible to go too crazy on fat and still get fat? I think I already know the answer, but I am still curious.

Stan

2. Can you eat a zero-carb, high-fat diet and still be ketogenic?

Hey Jimmy and Doc,

I recently stumbled across an article about some people who switched over to a zero carb, high-fat diet which eliminated plant foods entirely. Their diet consists of almost entirely beef products rounded out by salmon, eggs, bacon, cheese and butter. My question is this: If you followed a ketogenic diet from a macronutrient standpoint, is this a sustainable way of eating. How would you be able to derive enough vitamins and minerals from the meat products that you could omit all plant foods?

Thanks,

Mike

3. What are your best tips for post-menopausal women doing keto?

Hey Jimmy and Doc Nally, thank you for Keto Talk. It’s an excellent podcast with relevant and useful information. Could you please give your top tips for us ladies who are post-menopausal and doing keto. We are a tough crowd and could use all the help we can get. 

Happy Trails!

Bernadette

- Listen to Jackie Ebertstein on the 2015 Low-Carb Cruise discussing how post-menopausal women can deal with slow or no weight loss

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Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I am a wellness chiropractor in Southern California who has been challenged by weight and blood sugar. From listening to your Keto Talk podcast, it sounds like you and Dr. Nally believe that the ketogenic diet is a permanent way to eat.  He says that he has been eating this way for over ten years.  Having only done this way of eating for a couple months, I have no idea about the long range necessity of it for me. But it would seem that our ancestors who lived before refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup did pretty well on a diet that was much higher in carbs. To me it seems who many people like me who have a damaged metabolism are eating keto as a means to heal. But it would seem like eventually a person could go back to eating more carbs and not gain weight and not throw their blood sugar out of balance. What is your experience with people who go on the keto diet, lose weight, get off metformin, balance their blood sugar and then after awhile try eating more natural carbs like fruit and some whole grains?  Does this happen or do people just need to stay on this diet indefinitely?

Thanks for taking the time to consider these questions.  I am working my way through all your Keto Talk episodes.  They are very helpful.

Humbly,

Dr. Santokh Khalsa

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- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
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- Jackie Ebertstein sharing about post-menopausal women on the 2015 Low-Carb Cruise

Jun 23, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam bring their A-game answering all of your questions in Episode 25!

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 25:

- What are the benefits of ketosis and supplements on heart health?

Hey Jimmy and The Doc,

I’m loving the Keto Talk podcast! I’d love to hear about the benefits of nutritional ketosis on heart health? I know you already touched on this topic a little bit in Episode 8 but perhaps you can cover some of physiological effects of nutritional ketosis on the heart and related health markers. Plus, I'd be interested in hearing about the cardio-protective value of supplements such as Mg, CoQ10, and others, on top of a nutrient-dense diet for us Ketonians.

Cheers guys! You rock!
Peter

- High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease' new research finds, so treating with statins a 'waste of time'

- Can I get the benefits of ketosis without actually measuring ketones?

Hi guys,

I've been doing low-carb, high-fat since July 2015. I don't measure my ketones so I'm not really sure I'm actually in ketosis. But I have adhered to the diet dialing in my macronutrients making sure I average around 30 gram of total carbohydrates daily. Will I still receive the benefits of keto even if I possible don't get into ketosis often or ever?

Love your show, I listen every week!

Debbie

- Can a ketogenic diet help with hot flashes?

Hi Jimmy and Adam,

I’m enjoying your new podcast and was wondering if my hot flashes should go away with a keto diet. I’m sure I’m not alone in asking this question, so I look forward to your answer. Thanks guys!

Carol

- Is being in ketosis right for someone with gallstones?

Hi Jimmy and Doc Nally!

I’ve been following a keto diet for a few months now and feel great. I’ve read Keto Clarity and listen to all of your Keto Talk podcasts. My question about my brother who is overweight and eats the SAD diet. A recent trip to the ER led to the discovery that he now has gallstones and the doctor is recommending removing his gallbladder all together. This raised my curiosity about how a ketogenic diet would affect his gallbladder. Is it possible that starting keto for him right now while he still has his gallbladder could help the gallstones or make them worse? I’ve also researched that fasting can increase gallstone production due to the decreased need for bile during the fasting period. Because many of us Ketonians intermittent fast as part of our lifestyle, I’m concerned this could be a problem for my brother as well.

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my questions!

Sincerely,

Rachel

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Do you know if there is a relationship between very low-carb diets and Candida gut bacteria? I am suspecting I may have Candida and I have read online from people like Chris Kresser and Paul Jaminet that my very low-carb diet could be an issue. They make the claim that Candida feeds off the ketones. My diet is not necessarily ketogenic, but I’m sure I generate more ketones than the average person. So I’m not sure if the diet aspect would even affect me. My blood ketone levels are around 0.3 on average, which is below the level of nutritional ketosis (I can’t cut my protein as much as a ketogenic diet requires). This information is out there on the Internet and I’d love to have your take on this topic.

Thanks!
Grayson

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- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
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- High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease' new research finds, so treating with statins a 'waste of time'

Jun 16, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam drop more keto knowledge with you in Episode 24!

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 24:

- Is there any such thing as too high ketone levels?

I have been strictly keto for almost 3 weeks (between 75-85% fat, around 5% carbs and between 10-15% proteins). I’m a bit concerned because my ketones levels have been between 4.5-6.3. And my glucose levels are 53 and 80.  My purpose in being ketogenic is to lose weight. As I understand it, if we go over 3, then you can’t lose weight. But, is this dangerous? How can I be between 1.5 and 3? Should I eat less fat? Should I eat more carbs? My eating schedule is eating in the morning (usually 1 can of sardines in olive oil and tea with 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of coconut oil). Then, around lunch or a bit later I eat fat again (usually 2 tbsp) and then eat at night. I do not count calories and eat until I’m satiated. Thank you for reading my mail and your response. It is great to have someone that I trust to ask my questions. It gives me courage.  

Anabel

- Diet lacking in zinc is detrimental to human, animal health

1. Is a ketogenic diet safe for the elderly?

My mother is 75 and in pretty good health overall. High blood pressure medication and about 25 pounds heavier than she would like. Is keto safe for this generation?

Craig

2. What are the effects of drinking alcohol on ketosis?

I like to drink a couple of gin and club soda in a nightcap (i.e., not sugar filled drinks). Is this okay?

Thanks,
Jeff

3. Can a keto approach work even if you can't exercise?

I have recently developed a heel spur on my right foot and arthritis in my hips. Only being 50, this is very discouraging as I have been exercising regularly the past 4 years to help keep my weight and size down. I am not able to do this now. Will this eating plan help with arthritis and enable me to still lose weight even though I am more sedentary?

Thank you!
Monica

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I would like to get Doc Nally’s input on Dr. Chris Masterjohn’s talk at PaleoFX this year. Chris discussed the impact of long-term low-carb diets on the sex hormones and thyroid hormone via the role of insulin on these hormonal pathways. He outlined that insulin plays a significant role in the production of thyroid and sex hormones in signaling to the body that we are in a sufficient state of energy to be reproducing. This is why he believes there is great risk of low sex hormones on long-term low-carb nutrition. Any thoughts?

Here’s the link to his podcast (23:30): http://blog.cholesterol-and-health.com/2016/06/the-daily-lipid-podcast-episode-11_2.html

Stephanie

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- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:Get truly Ketogenic wine delivered to you from Dry Farm Wines
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Diet lacking in zinc is detrimental to human, animal health
- Dr. Chris Masterjohn's concerns over long-term low-carb on thyroid and sex hormones

Jun 9, 2016

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 Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from "Doc Muscles" 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 Adam address a disturbing list of adverse reactions to a ketogenic diet claimed by a prominent member of the Paleo community in Episode 23!

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 23:

- Why did I lose weight fast in my face, but not in my stomach on a ketogenic diet?

I have been in ketosis for about 5 weeks. Basically my face fat is a lot less than my body fat.  So i still have a nice sized gut but my face is pretty skinny. A lot of paleo are experiencing this as well. I’ve heard some people have meaty faces and some have more boney (maybe genetics). Koreans seem to have a nice big fat face and like 0% body fat, how are they doing this?! People in my life, friends and family are saying I'm too skinny, but it's my face not the body.  wondering if Doc Muscles has any ideas…maybe mineral deficiency or protein too low? I'm 80% fat, 15% protein and 5% carb, calories are anywhere from 1300-2000. How can I make my face fatter?

Thanks Jimmy!

Tim

- Responding to each of the so-called adverse reactions to a ketogenic diet listed by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne in this Facebook post, with detailed answers to the following claims:

Gastrointestinal disturbances (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, constipation, GERD)
Inflammation risk
Thinning hair/hair loss
Kidney stones
Muscle cramps or weakness
Hypoglycemia
Low platelet count
Impaired concentration/cognition
Impaired mood
Renal tubular acidosis
Nutrient deficiency
Disordered mineral metabolism
Poor growth in children
Skeletal fracture
Osteopenia/osteoporosis
Increased bruising
Sepsis, infection, bacteria overgrowth
Pneumonia
Acute pancreatitis
Long QT intervals
Cardiomyopathy
Shift towards atherogenic lipid profiles (including hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia)
Heart arrhythmia
Myocardial infarction,
Menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea
Death

We get into the deep specifics about why Dr. Ballantyne's conclusions about low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diets she believes are based on strong scientific studies have major flaws in them and why most of the research she cites simply does not apply to the general population. This is one Keto Talk episode you are NOT going to want to miss!

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- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Dr. Sarah Ballantyne's anti-ketogenic post on Facebook
- The Paleo Mom blog post: Adverse Reactions to Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised
- The Paleo View podcast: Episode 140: The Danger of Ketogenic Diets
- Dr. Nally's blog response to Dr. Ballantyne's blog post against ketogenic diets: Much Ado About Ketosis: Are The Adverse Effects Really That Adverse?
- RELATED PODCAST: The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show #868: Dr. Sarah Ballantyne Challenges The Wisdom Of Low-Carb Diets For Women

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