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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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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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Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 37:

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

- Anti-Tumor Effects of Ketogenic Diets in Mice: A Meta-Analysis

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

**Get Jimmy's upcoming new book with Dr. Jason Fung called The Complete Guide To Fasting**

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

KETO TALK MAILBOX

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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Use coupon code KETOTALK for 10% off
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LINKS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 37
- 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
- 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)
- Jimmy Moore from "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"
- Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
- Anti-Tumor Effects of Ketogenic Diets in Mice: A Meta-Analysis
- Jimmy's upcoming new book with Dr. Jason Fung: The Complete Guide To Fasting
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR:
MAKE A DONATION HERE

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.

***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.***

HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR:
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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

This Is the Diet to Go on If You Want to Lose Weight: https://www.yahoo.com/news/diet-want-lose-weight-according-161500345.html

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

KETO TALK MAILBOX:

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

iTunes reviews:

THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES
ATTEND THE FIRST KETOGENIC CONFERENCE OF 2017
GET ALL YOUR TRADITIONAL FATS FROM FATWORKS

Use coupon code KETOTALK for 10% off
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 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
- HELP KEEP KETO TALK ON THE AIR: MAKE A DONATION HERE

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.

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

 

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

KETO TALK MAILBOX:

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

iTunes reviews:

THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES
ATTEND THE FIRST KETOGENIC CONFERENCE OF 2017
GET ALL YOUR TRADITIONAL FATS FROM FATWORKS

Use coupon code KETOTALK for 10% off
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 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.***

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

 

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

KETO TALK MAILBOX:

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 

iTunes reviews:

ATTEND THE FIRST KETOGENIC CONFERENCE OF 2017
GET ALL YOUR TRADITIONAL FATS FROM FATWORKS

Use coupon code KETOTALK for 10% off
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
THE KETOGENIC COOKBOOK NOW IN U.S. COSTCO STORES

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

- 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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