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Keto Talk With Jimmy Moore & The Doc

Veteran health podcaster (“The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, Ask The Low-Carb Experts, and Low-Carb Conversations), blogger, and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” along with Arizona-based bariatric physician, family doctor, and osteopath Dr. Adam Nally from DocMuscles.com answer listener questions all about the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet. You’ll stay up-to-date on all the latest science and practical information on all things keto.
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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

KETO TALK MAILBOX:

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

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

THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES
WORLD'S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
ONESTOPKETO.COM IS YOUR GO-TO PLACE FOR KETO FOODS

Use coupon code KETOTALK for special discount
NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

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.

HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

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

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

ONESTOPKETO.COM IS YOUR GO-TO PLACE FOR KETO FOODS

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES
WORLD'S 1ST REUSABLE BREATH KETONE ANALYZER

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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 31
- SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR: Get a full selection of ketogenic-friendly foods at OneStopKeto.com
- 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 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
- China Faces a Surge in Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

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

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

THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES
TRY THE BEST KETO NUT YOU'VE EVER TASTED

USE COUPON CODE "LLVLC" FOR 10% OFF

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship
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

NOTICE OF DISCLOSURE: Paid sponsorship

LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 30
- 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
- A LOW-CARBOHYDRATE KETOGENIC DIET COMBINED WITH 6 WEEKS OF CROSSFIT TRAINING IMPROVES BODY COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

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