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A no B.S. attitude towards making the world healthier, delving into the minds of world-class scientists, performers and researchers, busting nutritional myths and simplifying your life in a sea of information overload. We produce premium quality food products and distill science to provide you with information that actually works. Visit us at https://ketogeek.com/

Ketogeek's Podcast Fahad Ahmad

    • Health & Fitness

A no B.S. attitude towards making the world healthier, delving into the minds of world-class scientists, performers and researchers, busting nutritional myths and simplifying your life in a sea of information overload. We produce premium quality food products and distill science to provide you with information that actually works. Visit us at https://ketogeek.com/

    65. Understanding Coronavirus & Living Smart in Quarantine | Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

    65. Understanding Coronavirus & Living Smart in Quarantine | Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

    In this episode, we talk about the science of the coronavirus, how it spreads, what you can do and how to live a life in social quarantine when the world is shut down.
    BIO
    Fahad Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics and Plyometric type of training and has been part of the fitness and nutrition world for more than 15 years. He leads the "Modern Renaissance" lifestyle of tapping into multiple knowledge bases to solve a problem.
    Corey Behn lives a multifaceted life rooted in a foundation comprised of Yoga, Science, Adventure and Nature. He has always had a burning curiosity of existence itself, constantly seeking out truth in all corners of the universe. He enjoys the sport of rock climbing and photographing beautiful landscapes and macroscapes alike. When night falls, the cosmos up above receives his full attention, studying all types of celestial entities. Corey’s role at Ketogeek originates from his love of creative cooking in the kitchen, continuously creating new symphonies of flavor and texture for our tastebuds.
     
    TIME STAMPS
    0:15 - Ketogeek & membership updates
    11:30 – What is a virus?
    12:31 – What is coronavirus or COVID-19?
    13:47 – How does the coronavirus infect the body?
    16:40 – What happens in severe cases of coronavirus?
    17:30 – What does it mean by “flattening the curve”?
    18:47 – What are the symptoms of coronavirus
    19:47 – How is the virus transmitted between people?
    21:30 – What are some safety precautions you can take?
    25:57 – Should you get tested for the virus?
    28:51 – Should you travel during this period?
    32:50 – Which people are at a higher risk?
    37:41 – Do pets and animals spread the virus?
    38:49 – Why is soap so effective against killing coronavirus?
    41:49 – What businesses are open and which are closed?
    46:40 – How can you work from home?
    53:18 – What can you do during all the free time during quarantine?
    1:03:03 – What kind of foods can you eat?
    1:11:05 – Why are people reacting strongly towards the virus?
    1:12:45 – What are some lessons we can learn from this pandemic?
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    64. Natural Doesn't Always Mean "Good" | Alan Levinovitz

    64. Natural Doesn't Always Mean "Good" | Alan Levinovitz

    In food, health, nutrition and many domains of life, humans rely on "nature" or "natural" as the default and sometimes the best option. In this podcast, we talk about when it's ok to defer to nature and when it is time to move away from it.
    BIO
    Alan Levinovitz is an Associate Professor of Religion at James Madison University, where he specializes in classical Chinese thought and the intersection of religion and science. His latest book is Natural: How Faith in Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science, forthcoming on April 7 from Beacon Press
    TIME STAMPS
    0:15 – Update on Energy Pod, Ketogeek Membership Updates & Future Guest
    7:07 – How did you end up becoming a successful writer?
    8:01 – What is your viewpoint on “nature” and “natural”?
    11:02 – When should you rely on nature and when should you move away from it?
    14:14 – Why do people think natural is better?
    16:15 – Does religion play a role in our preference for nature?
    18:00 – Subjective human experience versus objective quantification?
    20:01 – What can people expect from the new book “Natural: How Faith in Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science”?
    22:20 – What questions did you start with before writing this book and what questions would you like answered?
    25:02 – Do human beings have the collective capacity to think in nuance?
    28:00 – What checkmarks do you use to find someone worth following and learning from?
    30:02 – Final Plugs
    GUEST LINKS:
    Website: Personal Website Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlanLevinovitz E-mail:  Book: Natural: How Faith in Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science [Amazon] [Barnes & Noble] Book: The Gluten Lie KETOGEEK LINKS:
    Sign Up Ketogeek Membership: https://ketogeek.com/pages/member Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods Wholesale: https://ketogeek.com/pages/wholesale

    • 33 min
    63. Understanding Epigenetics: The Science, The Myths, & The Possibilities | Fabian Delahaye

    63. Understanding Epigenetics: The Science, The Myths, & The Possibilities | Fabian Delahaye

    Gene-based diets and tests? What is epigenetics? We find out about the actual science behind epigenetics while looking at the cutting edge research surrounding this field and what to expect from it. 
    BIO
    Fabian is the Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics & Director, Computational Genomics Core, Department of Genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    He is currently developing new analytical approaches for data integration to better understand the regulatory landscape and its implication in disease susceptibility with a focus on early exposure and age-related diseases.
    TIME STAMPS
    0:15 – Update on Energy Pod, Ketogeek Membership Updates & Future Guest
    11:01 – How did you get interested in your field?
    17:03 – When did epigenetics gain popularity?
    18:25 – What is epigenetics?
    22:32 – What factors can change epigenetics?
    26:15 – What kind of research papers do you write?
    28:47 – What are the capabilities and limitations of stem cells?
    31:40 – Is stem cell therapy legit?
    34:00 – Can you make predictions about someone’s health outcomes using epigenetics?
    35:54 – What would you do with 10 Billion dollars in research money?
    39:26 – What is the “Epigenetic Landscape”?
    45:57 – What is “stress” at a cellular level?
    55:22 – What is the “environment” in epigenetics?
    1:01:07 – Can drastic interventions later in life influence human aging and lifespan?
    1:08:00 – Understanding factors influencing interventions at a cellular level
    1:14:32 – Final guest plugs
    GUEST LINKS:
    Website: Faculty Page Twitter: https://twitter.com/FDelahaye84 E-mail: fabien.delahaye@einstein.yu.edu Donate to Research: https://don.pasteur-lille.fr/ KETOGEEK LINKS:
    Sign Up Ketogeek Membership: https://ketogeek.com/pages/member Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods Wholesale: https://ketogeek.com/pages/wholesale

    • 1 hr 17 min
    62. Exploring the Paradoxical & Elastic Limits of Human Performance | Alex Hutchinson

    62. Exploring the Paradoxical & Elastic Limits of Human Performance | Alex Hutchinson

    In this fascinating show, we talk about how the mind can sometimes play tricks on us and unlock the elasticity of human performance, especially when it comes to elite athletes and endurance runners.
    BIO
    Alex Hutchinson (@sweatscience) is a runner and author who covers the science of endurance for Outside magazine’s Sweat Science column. His latest book is the New York Times bestseller Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Before becoming a journalist, worked as a postdoctoral physicist with the U.S. National Security Agency, and competed for the Canadian national team in track, cross-country, and mountain running. He lives in Toronto.
    TIME STAMPS
    0:15 Ketogeek Membeship information
     6:43 – How did you get into running and your career?
    9:19 – What’s new in the world of endurance running?
    13:16 – Experience with Runner’s World and Outside Magazine
    15:00 – How is your perspective different between a journalist vs. as an athlete?
    18:54 – Experience vs. science when it comes to athletic performance
    23:40 – How do elite athletes differ from the rest of the people when it comes to boosting performance?
    25:31 – What is the purpose of the book you wrote: “Endure”?
    29:02 – Glycogen and paradoxical ways performance is boosted and the brain is tricked when you are about to “bonk”.
    33:14 – Why does the brain want to “bonk” you even with fuel remaining in the body?
    36:15 – What kind of pacing pattern do endurance athletes have during a race?
    39:30 – Do you undergo physiological changes you’re pushing beyond your limits?
    42:26 – Can words make a difference in performance?
    45:30 – Does your emotion, music and perspective boost performance?
    51:15 – What is “Runner’s High”?
    57:31 – Does running on a treadmill burn enough calories to expedite fat loss?
    1:03:52 – Where do you start running?
    1:08:30 – How do you run when you’re traveling?
    1:09:58 – What are some of the biggest misconceptions and myths about running?
    1:17:15 – VO2 max and health outcomes
    1:18:35 – How do you counteract misinformation in health, performance and nutrition?
    1:24:02 – Final Plugs
    GUEST LINKS:
    Website: https://alexhutchinson.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sweatscience Endure, Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance (Book): https://www.amazon.com/Endure-Curiously-Elastic-Limits-Performance/dp/0062499866 OR https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062499868/endure/ KETOGEEK LINKS:
    Sign Up Ketogeek Membership: https://ketogeek.com/pages/member Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods Wholesale: https://ketogeek.com/pages/wholesale

    • 1 hr 26 min
    61. Chasing Good Science & Analyzing the Claims Behind Low-Carbohydrate & Ketogenic Diets | Kevin Bass, MS

    61. Chasing Good Science & Analyzing the Claims Behind Low-Carbohydrate & Ketogenic Diets | Kevin Bass, MS

    In this LOADED and very important episode, we sit down and critically analyze the facts and myths about low carb and ketogenic diets while paving a way for better science for the masses in a sea of misinformation and dogmatic health gurus. This one's a must-listen show! 
    BIO:
     
    Kevin Bass is an MD/PhD student and recovering health and nutrition zealot. He is known for questioning the evidence base for popular ideas in the scientific and online health and nutrition communities. He has Bachelor's degrees in biology and anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, where he wrote his honors thesis on the social and pragmatic (vs. strictly scientific) determinants of concepts in clinical psychiatry. After completing his undergraduate degrees and before medical school, he spent 6 years at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia working first as a research assistant in anthropology (1 year), then as a technician in developmental neuroscience (5 years). At a medical school in the southern United States, he completed the first two, basic science years of medical school and then a Master's degree in immunology and microbiology, where he studied intestinal inflammation and autoimmunity. He is currently completing a PhD studying the role of the ketogenic diet as preventive or adjunctive therapy for cancer, with a focus on activation of G-protein-coupled receptor GPR109A by beta-hydroxybutyrate. He will enter his final two clinical years of medical school upon completing his PhD.
     
    TIME STAMPS:
     
    0:15 – Ketogeek Updates
    5:45 – Ketogeek membership
    12:50 – Kevin’s back story
    23:39 – The challenges and problems faced in medical school
    26:38 – How did you become an influencer on twitter?
    30:58 – Sensationalism vs. pragmatism: how can we create better science for the public?
    35:39 – Cochrane and what does it mean by “unbiased” nutrition?
    41:11 – Can you be so unbiased that it leads to inaction?
    43:04 – A bit of history tidibit on Ketogenic Diets
    46:15 – What exactly is a “Ketogenic Diet”?
    50:10 – Is it really the ketones or protein restriction or what when it comes to health benefits?
    58:40 – What does it mean when by “protein and calories” are matched?
    1:04:55 – Is everyone in ketosis even on a high carb diet?
    1:08:40 – What’s up with the research between cancer and ketogenic diet?
    1:13:34 – Can Ketogenic diets worsen cancers?
    1:19:23 – What about fasting and cancer?
    1:21:00 – Is it hormones or calories when it comes to obesity?
    1:30:29 – A discussion on the carbohydrate-insulin model
    1:33:55 – Diabetes reversal vs. remission?
    1:42:00 – Is Personal Fat threshold a valid hypothesis and discussing diabetes without obesity
    1:52:27 – Visceral fat accumulation and nutrient flux problem
    2:00:20 – Final Plugs
    GUEST LINKS:
    Website: https://nutritionalrevolution.org/ Patereon & Paypal: https://nutritionalrevolution.org/support-me/ Kevin Bass on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kevinnbass KETOGEEK LINKS:
    Ketogeek Membership: https://ketogeek.com/pages/member Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J Ketogeek Ghee on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B29HM3D Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods Wholesale: https://ketogeek.com/pages/wholesale

    • 2 hrs 3 min
    60. Understanding & Troubleshooting Nutrient Deficiencies | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

    60. Understanding & Troubleshooting Nutrient Deficiencies | Chris Masterjohn, PhD

    This podcast is a great gateway and resource to understand the importance of nutrients and troubleshooting nutrient deficiencies and as a bonus, you learn about Chris's transformative journey into health and nutrition as well! If you're ready to take nutrition and health up a notch, this is where you begin! Chris is truly an information powerhouse.
    BIO:
    Chris Masterjohn earned my PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in the summer of 2012. From September 2012 to August 2014, He served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From August 2014 to December 2016, he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York.
    In the fall of 2016, Chris made the decision to leave academia and pursue entrepreneurship a transition he completed on January 1, 2017. If you would like the full story of how he came to this decision, you can join his email newsletter, and the first welcome email tells the story and provides you with my vision going forward.
    He is currently conducting independent research, consulting, working on information products, collaborating on information and technology products, and producing tons of free content to help people gain better health.
    TIME STAMPS:
    0:15 – Energy Pods update & usage
    6:40 – Importance of Valuing good expertise
    11:45 – Story and journey of Chris into health and nutrition
    18:28 – “The Displacing foods of modern commerce” and Weston Price
    23:08 – Changing from vegan to omnivore
    28:10 – Vegan meats and discussion about protein on vegan diet
    34:44 – Is the rate of nutrient delivery of relevance?
    40:32 – How did you get a “Master” in your last name?
    42:30 – How do you manage and tweak your nutrient intake based on your needs and deficiencies?
    56:27 – The importance of deferring to expertise on a topic
    1:01:27 – Final Plugs
    GUEST LINKS:
    Website & Newsletter: https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ Vitamins & Minerals Class: https://m.me/chrismasterjohn?ref=w7121715 Testing Nutritional Status: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet(Affiliate Link): https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/ketogeek Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrismasterjohn/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrismasterjohn?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrismasterjohn/ KETOGEEK LINKS:
    Shop Energy Pods Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ketogeek-Chocolate-Energy-Organic-Vanilla/dp/B07B88S36J Ketogeek Ghee on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B29HM3D Ketogeek Merchandise, Ghee & Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections Ketogeek Newsletter: https://ketogeek.com/pages/sign-up Shop Energy Pods: https://ketogeek.com/collections/energy-pods Wholesale: https://ketogeek.com/pages/wholesale  
     

    • 1 hr 4 min

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