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Ben Azadi, founder of Keto Kamp reveals everything you want to learn about intermittent fasting, the ketogenic diet, and cutting edge health tips and tricks so you can become the healthiest version of yourself. Discover how to cut through all the noise in the health and nutrition space so you can finally get the results you want, and keep them; whether its fat loss, more energy, better sleep, or focusing on general health and longevity. As a former obese man, Ben took his pain of being extremely unhealthy, and turned it into a purpose by transforming his health and now he is on a mission to educate 1 billion people. Ben brings you the thought leaders in the world of health, including Dr. Eric Berg, Ben Greenfield, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Will Cole, Mark Sisson, Dr. Ken Berry, Dr. Daniel Pompa, and many others. You'll discover everything you want to know about the keto diet, ketosis, paleo, fasting, intermittent fasting, block fasting, fasting mimicking diet, bulletproof fasting, dry fasting, water fasting, and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you understand what is best for your unique body.

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Ben Azadi, founder of Keto Kamp reveals everything you want to learn about intermittent fasting, the ketogenic diet, and cutting edge health tips and tricks so you can become the healthiest version of yourself. Discover how to cut through all the noise in the health and nutrition space so you can finally get the results you want, and keep them; whether its fat loss, more energy, better sleep, or focusing on general health and longevity. As a former obese man, Ben took his pain of being extremely unhealthy, and turned it into a purpose by transforming his health and now he is on a mission to educate 1 billion people. Ben brings you the thought leaders in the world of health, including Dr. Eric Berg, Ben Greenfield, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Will Cole, Mark Sisson, Dr. Ken Berry, Dr. Daniel Pompa, and many others. You'll discover everything you want to know about the keto diet, ketosis, paleo, fasting, intermittent fasting, block fasting, fasting mimicking diet, bulletproof fasting, dry fasting, water fasting, and everything that works (and doesn't work) to help you understand what is best for your unique body.

    Dr Will Cole | How Fasting Can Reboot Your Metabolism + Heal Your Digestive System KKP:257

    Dr Will Cole | How Fasting Can Reboot Your Metabolism + Heal Your Digestive System KKP:257

    Today, I am blessed to have here with me for the THIRD time Dr. Will Cole. He is a leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh.
    He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.
    Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop.
    In this episode, Dr. Cole opens the show explaining the meaning behind intuitive fasting. If you’re not metabolically flexible, fasting will be anything but intuitive. However, when you are finally metabolically flexible, you will intuitively fast and eat. Dr. Cole explains why he’s such a massive fan of fasting for overall health and the ways fasting will help heal your gut. Later, Dr. Cole answers common questions regarding fasting, like if it will help you lose weight and why you can’t fast when you’re eating a poor diet. Tune in as we chat about our favorite supplements for fasting and how tea can be beneficial on your health journey.
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    [01:00] Intuitive Fasting To Renew Your Health And Recharge Your Metabolism
    The idea of eating only one or two meals a day sounds like an extreme and overly restrictive dieting tactic to most of America. But the truth is, our daily eating schedule—three meals a day, plus snacks—does not necessarily reflect our bodies’ natural cycles. Cole’s book is all about intuitive fasting. However, fasting will be anything but intuitive when you're metabolically inflexible. Instead, the book is a conversation about showing up for yourself to become metabolically flexible. When you are finally metabolically flexible, you will intuitively fast and eat. You can mindfully use intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility so you can hear what your body truly loves.  
    [05:25] Why Dr. Cole Is A Huge Fan Of Fasting For His Health
    Fasting is an amazing tool, and it's completely free. Plus, fasting is something that it's actually encoded in our DNA. Researchers estimate that our genetics haven't changed in 10,000 years. Your body is made to do so much. It’s time to wake up the body's ability to heal itself and wake up the body's ability to calm inflammation. Sadly, we are living so out of alignment with our biochemistry that we put a lot of our body's healing capacity just to sleep. Fasting is a matter of letting our bodies remember what we were born with. Overall, fasting is an amazing tool that clinically really improves people's labs. [09:25] How Fasting Can Actually Heal Your Gut + Reset Your Digestive System
    Your microbiome is actually repairing through the night and recalibrating through the night. When you fast, it is calming down the inflammatory cascades that are going on. Also, fasting doesn’t mean that you are cutting calories. Instead, you're eating the same number of foods, you're just eating in specific windows to give your body a little bit more of a fasting time than you normally would. The more often you can fast, you're going to be able to regenerate and repair the gut in a big way. Digesting food requires a lot of energy; so, you're giving your gut a break to not work on digesting food. [13:45] What Food Freed

    4 Reasons Why I Stopped Taking Fish Oil - Ben Azadi KKP: 256

    4 Reasons Why I Stopped Taking Fish Oil - Ben Azadi KKP: 256

    On this episode of The Keto Kamp Podcast, you'll discover 4 reasons why I stopped taking fish oil.
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    Dr Vera Tarman | How to Overcome Food Addiction for Good! How Sugar Affects You Brain KKP: 255

    Dr Vera Tarman | How to Overcome Food Addiction for Good! How Sugar Affects You Brain KKP: 255

    Today, I am blessed to have here with me Dr. Vera Tarman. Dr. Vera Tarman started addictions Unplugged in 2008 because she found a need for information on addiction and, more specifically, food addiction.
    Today, the Addictions Unplugged website serves as a portal and discussion forum for medical professionals, front-line addiction workers, and those affected by addiction to reach out to Dr. Tarman and find out the latest information on treatment.
    Dr. Tarman has been reaching out to the medical and addiction communities through her workshops and speaking engagements. She speaks on the topics of the science behind food addiction and why we use food for comfort. She has educated thousands of people across the world and hopes to help all those struggling with food addiction.
    In this episode, Dr. Vera Tarman reveals how she found the connection between indulging cravings for "comfort food" and engaging in substance abuse. Yes, food can become addictive, and Dr. Vera explains how. Plus, we talk about how to know if you're addicted to food and what steps you can take to face that food addiction. Plus, we go deep into what's happening in our brains when we eat sugar and why scientists make food so addictive.
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    [00:25] About Dr. Vera Tarman And The Inspiration Behind Food Junkies
    Vera is an addiction specialist. She sees people coming into a residential setting, they're putting down their alcohol, cocaine, cigarettes, and marijuana. However, they start picking up the sugar. Within two or three weeks, they started to gain a lot of weight. Eating was very much like their previous behavior of addiction. Now, Dr. Vera loves to talk about the addiction that people have with food. Plus, she even wrote a book on the subject – Food Junkies. It’s a fact-filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems. Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia – Dr. Vera tackles the poorly understood issue of food addiction in her book. Get Food Junkies: https://www.amazon.ca/Food-Junkies-Recovery-Addiction/dp/1459741978/benazadi-20  [06:05] How Can Food Become Addictive?
    The inspiration for Food Junkies came from another book, Hooked. Hooked is about the troubling story of how food companies have exploited our most fundamental evolutionary instincts to get us hooked on processed foods. Get Hooked: https://www.amazon.ca/Hooked-Food-Giants-Exploit-Addictions/dp/0771059590/benazadi-20 The food industry has made our food addictive by targeting the chemistry in our brains. Sadly, the food industry has figured out that the reward pathway will keep people coming back for their food. Brilliant scientists are paid good money to figure out how to activate those pathways. [08:50] The Negative Impacts On Your Brain When Consuming Sugars
    Sugars will light up part of the brain that’s emotional and impulsive. It’s the part of our brain that makes us do things without thought - this is all subconscious thinking. Plus, sugar will trigger dopamine primarily, which is our neurochemical of desire. There's also endorphins and serotonin. Endorphins trigger comfort while serotonin triggers connectedness. Addiction will make you want an entire bag of chips. You can’t stop at one or two because your neural biology is so damaged. The physical manifestations of sugar and high-carb addiction are happening in the brain. [17:00] What You Need To Know About The Different Stages of Food Addiction
    When we

    Dr Rebecca Warren | How to Support Your Thyroid With Ketosis & Fasting KKP: 254

    Dr Rebecca Warren | How to Support Your Thyroid With Ketosis & Fasting KKP: 254

    Today, I am blessed to have here with me Dr. Rebecca Warren. Her approach to thyroid and hormonal health is simple but powerful: get to the cause, then support the body to heal itself.
    The thyroid doesn’t work on its own, so when the thyroid is off, it not only affects the entire endocrine system, but all systems within the body. This is why just getting a thyroid dysfunction diagnosis doesn’t mean you’ll ever get well, and in fact can make you worse over time.
    Likewise, hormonal imbalances indicate something is systemically wrong in the body. In Chattanooga and virtually around the world, Dr. Rebecca coaches her clients on optimal thyroid care via customized plans utilizing lab work and testing, supplements, and functional nutrition.
    In this episode, Dr. Warren opens the show by talking about her own health journey. At sixteen, Dr. Warren had her gallbladder removed, and at nineteen, she found out about her thyroid cancer. After struggling with depression and weight loss resistance, Dr. Warren found keto, fasting, and other health tools. Dr. Warren gives a massive overview of the thyroid and what you need to know about Reverse T3. Plus, we chat about if you should try keto and fasting with thyroid issues and the danger of staying in ketosis for too long.
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    [00:30] About Dr. Warren And Her Passion For The Thyroid
    At 16, Dr. Warren had severe pain in her chest. At the hospital, they gave her morphine. Sadly, Dr. Warren had developed thousands of stones in her gallbladder. After getting the gallbladder removed, Dr. Warren needed to recover from morphine withdrawals. Even at 16, Dr. Warren wondered why she was born with a gallbladder if she didn’t need it. Just because they cut out the gallbladder, that didn’t mean Dr. Warren was cured. At 19, Dr. Warren found out that she had cancer. However, it was the “good” cancer to have, thyroid cancer. Well, the doctors were ready to have her thyroid cut out, and Dr. Warren had the surgery done. Warren became weight loss resistant, and she started to struggle with depression. When you think about depression, you think about suicide. However, depression can mean waking up every single day with a massive burden. Eventually, Dr. Warren found keto and fasting to change the healing process in her body. [10:30] An Overview Of The Thyroid + What To Know About Reverse T3
    The hypothalamus is a thyroid-releasing hormone; it goes from the hypothalamus to the pituitary and the pituitary to the thyroid. When we talk about carbs, fat, and ketosis, it all goes back to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the master control center of all the hormones, not just your thyroid hormones, but all hormones. The Reverse T3 (RT3) Test is one that Dr. Warren recommends. Many doctors have an issue with it. RT3 is an inflammatory marker that gives you a good idea of how your body responds to stressors. We can’t wait around for studies to prove what we know or feel in our body. You have to trust your body because you live in your body. [18:10] Can You Do Keto And Fasting With A Thyroid Issue?
    Listen to what your body is telling you to do. Getting in ketosis can decrease free T3 – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. People think they need carbs for free T3. However, you make more free T3 to deal with inefficiencies when it comes to metabolism. Your blood work might show that your free T3 is low, but your body knows that it doesn’t need it as much. Re

    Dr Anthony Jay | Artificial Estrogens, Benefits of Getting Sunshine, Cholesterol Myths & More! KKP: 253

    Dr Anthony Jay | Artificial Estrogens, Benefits of Getting Sunshine, Cholesterol Myths & More! KKP: 253

    Today, I am blessed to have here with me the President and CEO of AJ Consulting Company, Dr. Anthony Jay. Dr. Jay earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology from Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, where he researched HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) inhibitors.
    After college, he continued to work with virus (lentivirus) in the context of Alzheimer's disease for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, researching fats, hormones, and cholesterol.
    Dr. Jay has also worked for 3 years as a scientific researcher at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, researching stem cells, epigenetics, and infrared light. Currently, in addition to leading AJCCo, Dr. Jay is a bestselling author of Estrogeneration.
    Did you know that the water from our faucet is full of birth control? In this episode, Dr. Jay reveals how he found his passion for artificial estrogens. Then, we jump into the importance of getting sunshine every single day. Not only are there loads of mental health benefits, but the UV will help break up toxins under your skin. Then, Dr. Jay talks about cholesterol and all-cause mortality, optimal vitamin D levels, and sunscreen problems. We end the conversation jumping into all things Covid, including face masks and vaccines.
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    [00:20] About Dr. Jay + His Interest In Artificial Estrogens
    Jay got interested in artificial estrogens way back in college. In college, they told him the water from the faucet was full of birth control. It opened up an entire can of worms. Jay started to recognize fake estrogen chemicals all over the place. So, he compiled a top ten list of these daily exposures and wrote the book You can get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRAFYZL/benazadi-20  [03:10] The Benefits of Getting Sunshine Every Single Day
    There are a lot of interesting genetic risks that are dependent on sunshine and basically fixed by getting out in the sun. Sunshine will help increase your body’s metabolism. The sun will also help break down toxin removal. Laser removal of tattoos is literally zapping heavy metals. Those heavy metals are in big enough chunks that your immune system cannot clear them. Sunshine will zap the large chunks of heavy metals. Even if you don’t have tattoos, the UV will help you break up toxins from under your skin. Jay’s favorite benefit is that it increases your body’s natural production of melanotan. Plus, sunshine will help combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Watch the video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-1fsJbd0A [12:25] An Intriguing Study! Total Cholesterol And All-Cause Mortality
    There’s a study called: Total cholesterol and all-cause mortality by sex and age: a prospective cohort study among 12.8 million adults. You can check it out here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-38461-y The research is very clear about optimal levels for total cholesterol. When you get above 200 on your cholesterol, doctors will tell you that you need statins as soon as possible. Jay takes the prescriptions and then throws them out. However, if your blood sugar's above 85, fasted, that's a threefold higher risk of heart disease. Anything above 85 is not considered optimal. Americans will come in at 95, and a cardiologist will ignore that. [16:30] The Optimal Ranges For Your Vitamin D Levels
    30 – 70 or 30 – 100 are optimal ranges. The average American is at 30. As soon as you get below 50, you see associations with health issues. For instance, people will suff

    Shawn Wells | Why Reducing Blood Sugar Is A Total Game-Changer For Anti-Aging KKP:252

    Shawn Wells | Why Reducing Blood Sugar Is A Total Game-Changer For Anti-Aging KKP:252

    Today, I am blessed to have Shawn Wells, MPH, LDN, RD, CISSN, FISSN join the show. He is a product formulator and expert in performance nutrition, longevity, fitness, and supplementation.
    He earned his master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he studied nutritional biochemistry with a minor in exercise science. Shawn is a Registered Dietitian with a decade of experience as a Chief Clinical Dietitian in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. He is also a Certified Sports Nutritionist and has worked with celebrity clients and professional athletes.
    On the road to being dubbed “The World’s Greatest Formulator”, Biohacktivitst, and Keto Authority, Shawn faced and overcame significant obstacles with his own health—weight issues, depression, autoimmune conditions (Epstein-Barr, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), two cervical discs replacements, and a pituitary adenoma, which is a type of brain tumor.
    They say everything happens for a reason, and in Shawn’s case, his health problems led him down a winding path that required him to find science-based solutions, and they sparked his personal passion for biohacking.
    In this episode, Shawn Wells opens the show by diving straight into his story. After finding his passion for supplements, Shawn went through massive ups and downs to get him where he is today. Eventually, Shawn found keto, and the rest is history! He reveals the common mistakes that people make when first trying keto. Of course, we dig deep into supplements and talk about one of Shawn's favorites – dihydroberberine; it's a total game-changer. Tune in as we chat about Shawn's book and the importance of "exercise snacks."
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    [00:40] About Shawn Wells And His Journey To Keto + Supplements
    Shawn went to business school because that’s what everyone else wanted him to do. Shawn ended up getting really into supplements. He would take supplements, work out and see all these changes in his body. Eventually, Shawn realized he needs to chase his dreams of being a formulator and working with athletes. So, Shawn told his counselor about his new dreams – he laughed at Shawn. Later that night, Shawn almost committed suicide because his dreams had been totally crushed. Eventually, Shawn got into his dream school and pursued his goals despite what his counselor told him. During this work, Shawn’s autoimmune system exploded; he had loads of issues. However, Shawn found keto, and it changed his life forever. [16:15] Common Mistakes That People Make When Trying Keto
    A lot of people try dirty keto by drinking diet sodas and using artificial sweeteners. Making your own keto desserts is another mistake. Also, many people think they can eat out and still eat keto. Shawn says he would try and eat Burger King while following the keto diet. Eating too much protein can be a mistake for people. Instead, think about eating more fat. That way, you feel full faster. The higher your ketones get, the more you will struggle to eat. If women can’t get into ketosis, Shawn says to try a period of strict keto. Down the road, you can play with net carbs. [23:20] Why Dihydroberberine Is A Total Game-Changer For Anti-Aging
    Metformin is the most powerful anti-aging agent that we have ever seen. People have been taking it for twenty years. In 90 days, people's biomarkers looked like there was an improvement of two years of longevity after using metformin. Dihydroberberine is the active metabolite of berberine. It is five to ten times more bioavailable. It doesn’t have the GI distress that metformin has. Plus, dihydroberberine l

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