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Diet caused the problem. Could diet be the solution? We believe everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life - free of disease. Through our unmatched research, we have come to a conclusion. The ketogenic lifestyle is your best chance at health. We share all the knowledge we have and continue to get through the research we do. We have come to bring science and data to the world of health. At the same time, we talk generally about the ketogenic diet and give stories and tips for following it. Cheers!

The Ketogenic Benefit Walter Prentice

    • Medicine

Diet caused the problem. Could diet be the solution? We believe everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life - free of disease. Through our unmatched research, we have come to a conclusion. The ketogenic lifestyle is your best chance at health. We share all the knowledge we have and continue to get through the research we do. We have come to bring science and data to the world of health. At the same time, we talk generally about the ketogenic diet and give stories and tips for following it. Cheers!

    The Long Forgotten Vitamin K2 (Ep. 10)

    The Long Forgotten Vitamin K2 (Ep. 10)

    Have you ever heard of Vitamin K2? It may be one of the most important vitamins for your development of a healthy body. Unfortunately in the recent past, fat has been demonized. That means everything that comes along with the fat has been rid of in our society. One of those things is Vitamin K2, a fat soluble vitamin. It was first discovered as "Activator X" by Dr. Weston A. Price in the early 20th century. It helps build and maintain proper bone, teeth and heart structure. Without Vitamin K2, you are not able to deposit calcium where it needs to go. Your bones start to deteriorate, and your body will deposit that calcium elsewhere, like your arteries. It is essential that you get proper amounts of this vitamin. You can mainly get it from grass-fed animal products. Grass-fed butter is my favorite, but you can find it in things like beef and cheese. Please take note that the animal had to have been grass-fed for it to have Vitamin K2. Otherwise, you can gain the necessary amounts through supplementation. If you choose this route, make sure to at least get 100 micrograms per day of this vitamin. You want to take the MK-7 (menaquinone-7) form of this vitamin.







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    • 31 min
    Tips, Foods and Tools for Keto (Ep. 9)

    Tips, Foods and Tools for Keto (Ep. 9)

    Having a hard time sticking with the diet? Use these tips, foods, and tools to help you along in your journey. It is so important to follow the diet, but unfortunately, that doesn't make it easy to follow. Having certain tools in your back pocket can help you stick with the diet.



    Tips:



    Have a clean, open, and uncluttered kitchen.

    Make your grocery list throughout the week.

    Never go shopping when you're hungry



    Foods:



    Almond flour for keto bread.

    Keto fat bombs for satisfying your sweet tooth.

    Cauliflower as a utility food for many substitutes like rice and macaroni.



    Tools:



    Food processor to blend food or make things like cauliflower rice.

    Spiralizer for creating zucchini noodles.

    Slow cooker or pressure cooker to have food ready when you come home.









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    • 24 min
    Can’t See the Forest for the Trees (Ep. 8)

    Can’t See the Forest for the Trees (Ep. 8)

    It seems like there is always some sort of objection to the ketogenic diet. Whether it's heart disease or kidney failure, there is always some fear making way into the minds of people looking to start the diet. While you may not have heard of these objections before, they are bound to come up at some point or another. You should be prepared to understand why the diet is not dangerous. We go over 3 of them in the show: heart disease, thyroid scares, and kidney concerns. Follow each link to our articles (with tons of research references) to learn more about each situation.



    Heart disease is not a disease of cholesterol. If it was, then we would see problems all over the vascular system - not just in the tiny space of the coronary arteries. Don't be worried that your cholesterol goes up. You will have a healthier heart than most.

    Your thyroid function will go down. But is that a bad thing? Does that mean your thyroid is hurt? Or maybe it means your body is more efficient with less thyroid activity - which would be a good thing. Because all of your thyroid hormones decrease, that means there is no build-up anywhere along the signaling cascades - so your body does not think it needs thyroid hormones. There are even studies that show less thyroid activity means a longer life. Decreasing your thyroid activity it a good thing! Please don't worry about it.

    Your kidney will be just fine! The only objection people have with the diet in relation to kidneys is that the high amount of protein can be harmful. Who said the keto diet is high in protein?!?! No one! It is moderate to low in protein. Anyway, high protein diets are only harmful if the person has pre-existing kidney dysfunction. Those kind of people have to watch their protein no matter what die they are on. There is nothing a high protein diet can do for a perfectly normal kidney.









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    • 26 min
    Cholesterol’s Court Case (Ep. 7)

    Cholesterol’s Court Case (Ep. 7)

    Cholesterol - a mere bystander and good Samaritan - has been wrongly accused of a crime. It is our job to prove him innocent because, after all, he is innocent. It is time to bring the true offender to trial and see how the evidence stacks up. Cholesterol is not the root problem anymore than a bad grade is the root problem of a failing student. Rather, it is the result of having a deep issue. It is the effects of that deep issue that we see and love to blame. Unfortunately, we have used that reasoning for too long, and it has cost millions of people their health. Cholesterol is there to help soothe your problems, but it gets caught up in other problematic process because of things like oxidation and inflammation. Those are the real issues at hand that we should tackle.









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    Resource mentioned in the show:



    Atherosclerosis and the Cholesterol Theory: A Reappraisal



    https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Atherosclerosis-and-the-Cholesterol-Theory-%3A-A-Wong-Mohamed/3e0495f9565cec355aa0682cc12d1787f2db5b5f

    • 31 min
    Beware of Fructose (Ep. 6)

    Beware of Fructose (Ep. 6)

    What is the thing about sugar that makes it so bad? As you can guess from the title, it is fructose. This simple sugar plays a major role in metabolic disease and addiction. We go over what fructose is, why it is so addictive, why it leads to metabolic instability, and what to do moving forward. If I had to sum everything up into a single sentence, it would be this. Stay away from fructose, and especially keep it from your kids. The kids are the only shot we have at rooting this out of our society. We, as adults, have already become addicted to sugar. We fully accept and embrace it in our society. But the kids haven't experienced that yet. They still have hope, and I truly believe that is how we will get rid of this nasty substance. As Max Planck said, "A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."







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    Resources mentioned in the show:



    Robert Lustig's review on fructose:



    Lustig R. (2013). Fructose: It's "Alcohol Without the Buzz". Advances in Nutrition 4(2): 226-235.



    Research on how fructose leads to metabolic problems and organ fat:



    DiNicolantonio JJ, Mehta V, Onkaramurthy N, O’Keefe JH. (2017). Fructose-induced inflammation and increased cortisol: A new mechanism for how sugar induces visceral adiposity. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2017.12.001.

    • 30 min
    Food Addiction & Weight Loss (Ep. 5)

    Food Addiction & Weight Loss (Ep. 5)

    Food is tricky. It's an absolute necessity for our survival, but it can also be the very thing that causes our disease. Unfortunately it also has addictive properties. I know firsthand the kinds of struggles that come about. The refined carbohydrates in our diet cause hormone releasing that resemble neurological pathways fired during drug addiction. Although many people like to pretend this is not a real issue, it is. Food addiction is very real, just like addiction to nicotine is very real. How do we expect to help people with their weight problems or metabolic diseases if we can't acknowledge the struggle as that similar to beating a drug addiction? It makes living a ketogenic life somewhat a nightmare. Thus, it is so important to lay off those kinds of food. Replace those starchy and addictive foods with other kinds that are just as delicious - anything containing whole and natural fats. You don't need to sacrifice taste for health. You just need to stay away from the bad food long enough to recognize you can break its grip. When that happens, you can start to really nail down your weight loss goals. Weight loss is not about counting your calories. It is about eating better food that does not trigger your insulin responses. That boils down the best kind of food as fat. Plain and simple - that is what you will eat if you want to lose weight and break your addiciton.



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    Study on food addiction mentioned in the show:



    Refined Food Addiction: A classic substance use disorder



    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306987708006427

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Efra Capoeira ,

Cholesterol

Thank you for the way you did the Cholesterol Court, it was awesome and very easy for anyone to understand.
I am glad I get to hear and learn from you.
I am from Brazil and live in Connecticut. I am a Capoeira teacher and I have been on Keto since October 2018 and It’s been one of my very best breakthrough with my health and sleeping that I have ever had in all my 54 years of life.
Thank you for creating this Pod Cast and for teaching us.
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