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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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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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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 29
- Start tracking your health markers for FREE at HeadsUpHealth.com
- 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: Get the world's first and best low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic bars at GetAdaptBars.com
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Exercise promotes the expression of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) through the action of the ketone body β-hydroxybutyrate

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

KETO TALK MAILBOX:
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

Here are the new iTunes reviews of Keto Talk this week:

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TRY THE BEST KETO NUT YOU'VE EVER TASTED

USE COUPON CODE "LLVLC" FOR 10% OFF

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THE WORLD'S FIRST EXOGENOUS KETONES SUPPLEMENT

Get your own KETO//OS at GetMoreKetones.com

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
KETO-FRIENDLY WINES FROM DRY FARM WINES

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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

Here are the new iTunes reviews of Keto Talk this week:

GET THE FIRST LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT, KETOGENIC BAR

Stock up on your own Adapt Bars at GetAdaptBars.com

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
FREE N=1 TRACKING TOOL AT HEADS UP HEALTH
WORLD'S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
TRY THE BEST KETO NUT YOU'VE EVER TASTED

USE COUPON CODE "LLVLC" FOR 10% OFF

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 27
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the world's first and best low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic bars at GetAdaptBars.com
- Start tracking your health markers for FREE at HeadsUpHealth.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the 2015 Ketonix breath ketone analyzer from Ketonix.com
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic-friendly Pili Nuts (Get 10% off your order with coupon code "LLVLC")
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Three-decade study confirms saturated fats are bad for health

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