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The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet With Dr. Dom D’agostino

The Power Of The Ketogenic Diet With Dr. Dom D’agostino

Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Why people frown so much on the ketogenic diet? Most people don’t like it because of a lack of education, even in the nutrition branch. The diet can help a lot with overcoming type II diabetes and obesity. It’s not really feasible for most because there is too much restriction. The diet contains a lot of saturated fat, which scares away most people. Doctors are not really educated on nutrition, because it doesn’t fit in their busy schedule. Nutrition is the pillar of good health, but we lack studies. The studies are hard to do and really expensive. Without research, there’s no evidence for doctors. 10% of the population could benefit from a ketogenic diet. 40% of the population could follow a modified ketogenic diet that keeps the ketones in the blood elevated. What can you use the diet for? There are many applications for athletes. It’s not optimal for every endurance athlete. People over 40 would respond really well. How much protein intake do you need? It takes1 to 1.5g per kg per day to stay in nutritional ketosis. Too much protein causes the ketones to decrease. If you have a fast metabolism (ectomorph), then you need 2g per kg per day. A typical ketogenic diet has a 4:1 ratio, so 4 parts fats, 1 part of protein and carbs. In a modified Atkins diet, the amount of protein is increased to 25 to 35%. Eric Kossoff is the leader of the modified diet for people with seizures. Impact of ketogenic diet on type I diabetes Dom has a student in his class with type I diabetes. That student found tha Continue reading >>

Keto Os Review

Keto Os Review

Created by Prüvit, Keto OS, which stands for Ketone Operating System, is a “revolutionary drink mix based on a proprietary ketone energy technology. It delivers advanced macro nutritionals and promotes optimized cellular regeneration, energy and longevity.” [1] Also known as the keto diet, KETO OS is a line of supplements that promise to turbocharge your metabolism and send your body into ketosis without resorting to the draconian no-carb, all-fat diet. The History of Ketones Known for centuries, it wasn’t until a hundred years ago that ketones (Beta-hydroxybutyrate) were used to treat seizures in kids with epilepsy. A “neuroprotective effect” was produced, which calms the nervous system. Soon researchers were exploring an expanded use of ketones to help with mental, emotional and cognitive health, according to Prüvit spokesperson Andra “Dr. Andy” Campitelli , a naturopathic doctor. She says ketone use was expanded as a tool to enhance athletic performance. Ketones result when the body burns fat for fuel. [2] Prüvit on Better Business Bureau There are two Prüvit profiles on the Better Business Bureau site, one in Indiana and one in Texas. Both sell Prüvit products, but have no website link. The Texas profile has an F rating, mostly for lack of response to customer complaints about return issues. The Indiana profile has an A rating, but no reviews or complaints, and it’s only been open a year. Neither profile lists the CEO the same as the website. There is no phone contact on either the Prüvit website or the Texas BBB profile, only an “Ask a Question” form that goes via email. The Indiana profile does have a phone number: (812) 631-4282. [3] [4] [5] What Keto OS Does? So Prüvit claims Keto OS supplementation helps shed fat, build a better body Continue reading >>

Get Into Ketosis And Find Your Own Keto Hacks

Get Into Ketosis And Find Your Own Keto Hacks

Eating for ketosis can be difficult and quite frustrating. Some people are more successful than others. Why? They might pay more attention to detail, but they might be also using one of these 5 secret keto diet hacks I’m about to share with you. Get your mind straight. You need to ask yourself why you’re doing the ketogenic diet in the first place. Are you trying to lose weight? Do you have some medical condition you’d like to overcome? Do you like bacon? Whatever the case might be, you shouldn’t want an easy way out. These secret keto diet hacks are very effective for both inducing ketosis and making your overall experience more enjoyable. Still, you should know what you want to achieve with it and use these tricks to accomplish just that. I myself am not doing the ketogenic diet for weight loss or caloric restriction. My first and foremost priority is to bulletproof my health and improve my cognitive performance and mitochondrial density. The most natural and quickest way of getting into ketosis is fasting – not eating or drinking anything but water for several days. Your liver will be producing ketones like crazy and use fat for fuel. As easy as it might sound, it can be difficult for some people. After a while, we lose hunger completely but there is also another way. Eating only fat won’t actually put you out of a fasted state. The calories consumed won’t cross the blood-brain barrier and get released into the blood stream very slowly. Keto hacks! Fat fasting is basically eating pure fat molecules that will help the liver produce more ketone bodies. Thus, ketosis will be induced much faster. What are they? Basically, ketone bodies in the form of a dietary supplement. Ketone bodies created by the liver are endogenous, meaning originating from an interna Continue reading >>

How To Use Exogenous Ketones

How To Use Exogenous Ketones

Exogenous Ketones were introduced in 2014, about the same time as I was recovering from having my daughter, and therefore very concerned about weight loss. But let’s back up for a bit, because if you’re here reading about Exogenous Ketones, and how to drink ketones for weight loss, let’s start at the beginning so you have a firm foundation to build if you do decided to take a ketone supplement for weight loss. First of all, Exogenous Ketones (we’ll get to exactly what those are in just a sec…hang in there) were introduced as the Ketogenic Diet started gaining popularity among the health and fitness community, as well as with the scientific community. Why? Well, it’s all about health. For so long, doctors and researchers have preached the benefits of a low-fat diet to prevent and correct all sort of things like heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, etc. But….they may have been wrong. I am not a doctor, and do not have a medical degree, but I’ve done my homework, and I’ve lived (and am currently living) a ketogenic lifestyle. So I’ve done this, I’ve read loads and loads about it, and I’ve even been able to help many of my friends use the things I’ve learned to lead healthier lives. But, as with anything concerning your health, please make sure you have a discussion with your doctor before making a drastic change. Related: I lost 23 pounds in 60 days of Keto. Here’s how. Ok, legal stuff over, here’s what a Ketogenic Diet is: A Ketogenic Diet, also know as the Keto Diet, is a very high fat, very low carb, moderate protein diet that is very popular because it can cause you to lose body fat very fast, and study after study after study has linked Keto with benefits against cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and more. Eating Ketogenical Continue reading >>

Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Beta Hydroxybutyrate

Summary Beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is the first ketone body produced in a fasting state. It is commonly produced by the body during periods without much food (glucose) in order to provide an alternative energy fuel source [1]. Although it is not technically a “ketone” (owing to the bonding structure), for the purposes of this post it is. Diets that are low in carbohydrates and high in fatty acids can either prompt the body to produce ketone bodies, such as beta hydroxybutyrate, or allow people to consume them exogenously (outside the body) instead. These exogenous ketone supplements have grown in popularity along with the ketogenic diet and media attention from popular icons such as Tim Ferriss [2] and Dave Asprey [3]. Although supplementation of beta hydroxybutyrate has been described as “jet fuel” [4] and undesirable, modern iterations of exogenous ketones are making it easier for anyone to utilize these ketone bodies for optimal brain performance. Also Known As Ketone bodies, Beta-hydroxybutyric acid, 3-hydroxybutyrate Editors’ Thoughts on Beta Hydroxybutyrate Making exogenous ketones palatable is one of the most exciting things for me right now. As I prepare to embark on an experiment doing cyclical ketosis with my girlfriend, exogenous ketone bodies like beta hydroxybutyrate will be incredibly important for kickstarting ketosis (for her especially). The addition of beta hydroxybutyrate will make the ketogenic process easier, though I’m not sure how much. Mansal Denton, Nootropedia Editor Benefits of Beta Hydroxybutyrate There are a host of benefits of beta hydroxybutyrate, but it is primarily known as a fuel source in the absence of glucose. Within 24 – 72 hours without food, the body no longer uses glucose as the main fuel support system, which is wh Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones Faq And Chocolate Keto Smoothie

Exogenous Ketones Faq And Chocolate Keto Smoothie

Whenever I post about this specific product I receive lots of interest, so I am excited to answer a few questions about a new supplement on the market called Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones. It is a supplement that can be added to water or to a Keto chocolate smoothie to enhance the results for ketogenic dieters. It can make intermittent fasting more effective and many people who take this report better clarity and focus. Order here: here The founder of the company, a colleague of mine from San Francisco, Dr. Anthony Gustin, is a real food lover who wanted to make supplements that were as close to nature as possible. Why Ketosis? You may have heard people raving that ketosis makes you feel superhuman. Actually, it is just a return to our preferred state of metabolism. Humans are born in a state of ketosis, living off our own fat and breastmilk. Ancient hunter- gathers had to live off their own fat stores between hunts and could not grab a granola bar every few hours. To survive and evolve our bodies had to have another way to sustain themselves by burning their own fat stores which is ketosis and it can have similar health benefits to fasting which include mental clarity, cellular detox and clean up (autophagy). Use discount code: “grassfed” and Save 15% here What is Perfect Keto? It is a supplement made from Beta hydroxy butyrate that is also made by the body when on a low carb, high fat diet. Exogenous ketones help you get into ketosis effortlessly and immediately, so you can take advantage of ketosis anytime, and anywhere. This product is special because it is doctor-developed, and doesn’t contain any fillers, artificial ingredients, soy, dairy, gluten, or anything fake. Perfect Keto produces the best combination of exogenous ketones, blended it in precise amoun Continue reading >>

Incredible Fuel Could Treat Countless Diseases, If Only It Was Funded

Incredible Fuel Could Treat Countless Diseases, If Only It Was Funded

This could be as impactful as the discovery of penicillin That’s the first thing that comes to mind when learning about the history-altering work of NIH scientist (for over 45 years) Dr. Richard Veech, a man the general public has probably never heard of. Why haven’t you heard of him? Because he’s dedicated to science, not sales. So, what do scientists and entrepreneurs have in common? They both dedicate their lives to making a difference, discovering ways to make the world operate more effectively. But there’s an important cultural distinction between the two: Entrepreneurs’ success is tied to dollars, while scientists’ success is tied to discovery. Remember how penicillin altered history? We might be at that moment in history again, but with a “ketone ester” drink invented by Dr. Veech, that has insanely widespread uses. Imagine a drink that could treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, epilepsy, concussions, heart failure, all while helping elite endurance athletes break world records. Then, imagine that it’s a formula perfected over decades, but only now ready in an era where genetics is sexiest of sciences, so this liquid goes underfunded and underproduced. It seems too good to be true, but it’s not. It’s real. Add to the issue of funding is an overly modest old scientist who said he would literally run if someone called him a hero for his work. Next, toss in imitation products that use salt-filled caffeinated versions of Dr. Veech’s decades old, already discarded work and you might be left very confused. If a breakthrough sports drink and patient treatment exists, would anyone even believe it? So what is this ketone ester? Ketones are human’s back up fuel system that kicks in when humans starve, or at least run out of sugar. The bod Continue reading >>

Ketones For Ketone's Sake?

Ketones For Ketone's Sake?

Minor Update: Sorry, sometimes I hit Publish instead of Close when I'm in a rush and want to make sure I have most recent version saved. I had intended to include this video -- Instant Ketosis -- along with this "report" on the MLM angle in my post -- Pruvit Review – Another Ketones Based MLM Company? My first thought from that title is a question: "There are others?" The tagline on this article reads: Will Pruvit's core products and MLM-modeled opportunity have what it takes to make it in the ketones health space? Let's prove it one way or another for you. I want to also make very clear that I am NOT encouraging anyone to get into this or any other MLM -- matters not the code words used to sell something. Indeed I warn strongly against such. If you search on MLM truth, or MLM scams, or MLM fraud, or any number of short phrases, you'll hit on ... well hits too numerous to count. Here's one I suggest: MLM-theTruth.com 5 Step Eval Furthermore, if you're still tempted by any MLM pitch, look into the people behind the MLM. Chances are you'll find they were involved in previous MLMs and often in very diverse fields. For example, Logan Stout -- who heads up the "paleo" (as in Paleo f(x) Norrises and others) MLM IDLife -- has a long list of Ponzi schemes to his credit, and his most recent before IDLife was an energy company. My reason for mentioning this is that it seems as if "exogenous ketones" has skipped even the "infomercial miracle" route and gone straight to the MLMs. This does not engender faith that the product is solid, because MLMs are not about selling product. Ketones are A fuel that can be "burned" by cells to provide the energy needed for running the works in various cells. In a starving person, ketones are virtually essential to substitute for some of the glu Continue reading >>

The Ketogenic Diet Now Comes In A Tiny Bottle, But Dietitians Are Skeptical

The Ketogenic Diet Now Comes In A Tiny Bottle, But Dietitians Are Skeptical

HVMN Don’t want to fast to try the ultra-trendy, high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet? A San Francisco startup thinks you should take a shot of its elixir instead — even though the science behind it is dubious, experts say. The supplement company HVMN (that’s Silicon Valley-shorthand for “human”) unveiled its newest product on Monday: HVMN Ketone, a 2.3-ounce vial of a substance called ketone ester. It’s supposed to almost immediately put you in ketosis, a metabolic state where the body is forced to burn fats instead of carbohydrates. By loading the body with “an ultra-efficient form of fuel,” as the company says, it’s supposed to help you perform better in workouts and think more clearly. But even though HVMN says the drink is “proven to improve athletic performance and recovery,” nutrition experts say it is highly unlikely that a ketone supplement can single-handedly put you in ketosis. They also say there is little evidence that being in ketosis helps athletes. The public won’t get its first taste of it until next month. But registered dietitian Ben Sit is skeptical. “I have not yet found one ketone ester supplement that has been able to successfully put someone into the state of ketosis, no matter what dosage they take,” Sit, president of Evolved Sport and Nutrition, told BuzzFeed News. HVMN, formerly known as Nootrobox, is among a handful of consumer product startups that bill themselves as part of the loosely defined biohacking movement. Backed by tech venture capitalists, these companies, which include Bulletproof Coffee and Soylent, hawk food and supplements to busy, health-conscious people who have a quantify-everything mindset. HVMN, which raised $2 million in 2015 from Andreessen Horowitz (also a BuzzFeed investor), is best-known for Continue reading >>

Exogenous Ketones: To Ketone Or Not To Ketone

Exogenous Ketones: To Ketone Or Not To Ketone

My thoughts on Exogenous Ketones After being contacted (following the Youtube Q&A) by several folks – both members of Ketogains and Internet strangers, I felt compelled to write as fair and even-handed a write-up on exogenous ketone supplementation as I feel can be mustered. I condition my response by saying this – I want to deal only in evidence and hypotheses grounded in biochemistry. I admit up front that this will probably become something of a treatise on what constitutes a well-formulated ketogenic diet. I don’t have the time (or the energy) to put together a document that covers all facets of the use of exogenous ketones in sufficient depth, so what I want to do is to address the folks that I see asking me about them most often – those who have excess body fat, and are looking to lose weight. They have been told about the potential benefits to fat loss via exogenous ketones, and they want to know if the hype is real. Those of you who know me (or read my previous post here) know that I like to respond with “it depends.” So…when the question is raised, “Should I supplement with exogenous ketones?” what do you think my answer will be? Probably not! (HA, I tricked you!)…but let’s explore why. As I’m sure this is going to be hotly debated enough (as the topic is raging in numerous ketogenic groups) there isn’t any value in dealing with speculation that doesn’t have a basis in science, nor in anecdotes. The challenge in dealing with exogenous ketone supplementation is two-fold: One side of the debate has a product to sell. Anytime someone’s livelihood is tied to your purchase of their product, bias and subjective interpretation of the evidence should be considered. The evidence (either for or against) their supplemental use by average schl Continue reading >>

Keto Snacks: Sardine Edition

Keto Snacks: Sardine Edition

We’ve found it. After bringing you the first round of Keto Snacks, we continued to add to our list of foods that make great Keto snacks, and we’ve found one of the most efficient Keto Snacks yet! Sardines. At one point in your life you might have walked past them and turned your nose up. But now that you’re on the Ketogenic Diet, you’ve realized that snacking has become a more methodological process than in your past dieting-life. Looking through the lens of a Keto-Dieter, you have come to see the hidden value that a can of sardines possesses! Sardines are the busy Keto dieter’s dream solution for a snack that’s easy to consume and LOADED with nutrients. It’s the Michael Jordan of Keto snacks! Or the Michael Phelps? Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Below, we’ve listed the nutritional information and the different ways you can eat Sardines as a Keto snack! Sardine Nutritional Information (Keto Snacks Edition) Canned fish and healthy eating have become synonymous. Someone sees you eating tuna and their canned response is (see what I did there?) “Oh, are you on a diet?” But Tuna often wins the title of “go-to” canned fish for self proclaimed health nuts without first looking at the other options. This obsession with tuna comes from the inclination of the fitness world to overvalue protein as a macronutrient, while forgetting about fats. Always check the nutrition facts! Although one can of chunk tuna in water provides 10g of protein, it yields nearly zero grams of fat. Zero grams of fat with high amounts of protein could adversely affect Ketosis! We need an alternative to tuna that provides us with the protein benefits, while also giving us a proper fat supply as well. This is where sardines save the day! One can of atlantic sardines in oil has 11g of Continue reading >>

Why Exogenous Ketones Are Expensive And How They Save You Money

Why Exogenous Ketones Are Expensive And How They Save You Money

When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. -Ayurvedic proverb We’ve all heard cliches like “you get what you pay for” or “there’s no such thing as free lunch.” At the same time, it completely makes sense to have a keen eye for value and discern what is important to you and how to spend your money. Beta-hydroxybutyrate ketones are new to the health and wellness space, and there is a huge buzz about them, for good reason. With nothing else to compare them too, it sometimes causes some “sticker shock” to those who aren’t aware that ketones are an expensive substance. This article is to briefly explain why exogenous ketones are expensive and show a one-minute test to see if using exogenous ketones will actually save you money on top of the litany of benefits from being in ketosis. In a broader view, the cost of being healthy in general can be pretty pricey. Supplements are expensive. Gym memberships cost an arm and a leg. Exercise classes can run 30$ a pop. Vegetables cost more than chips. As a case study, let’s take a look at the four main reasons exogenous ketones are expensive but keep in mind that what we are really talking about is the question, why does it cost so much to make healthy choices? Why Exogenous Ketones Are Expensive Drilling down into the case study of exogenous ketones. It’s worth mentioning that the price tag of ketones is one of the top problems Perfect Keto solves. It’s our mission to make ketosis accessible to everyone who wants it, all the time. To do this, it was a priority to make exogenous ketones accessible and affordable. Ketones are notoriously beneficial, but also wildly expensive, or they taste horrible, or they are terrible quality. Perfect Keto navigated four main hurdle Continue reading >>

Perfect Keto Review – My Experience With Exogenous Ketones

Perfect Keto Review – My Experience With Exogenous Ketones

Although I definitely have a stash of supplements that I keep on hand, with everything from protein powder and vitamin D to electrolytes and BCAAs, I was always pretty skeptical about adding exogenous ketones to that collection. I’ve been keto for more than two years at this point, so certainly my body should be an expert at making it’s own ketones by now, right? And of course, the pushy sales pitches from MLM sellers on social media didn’t help at all; ketosis can certainly feel magical sometimes, but I don’t like any supplement being sold as some kind of magic instant weight loss solution. I was always curious about them though, so when I finally came across a brand of exogenous ketones that didn’t cost a fortune and also didn’t require me to join an MLM program, I decided to give it a try. Perfect Keto Base is designed to offer the benefits of exogenous ketones while “tasting better and being more affordable” than other options. I’ve been using it over the past few weeks, and since I know a lot of people have questions about exogenous ketones, I figured I would share some of my experience with Perfect Keto. What Is Perfect Keto? The main ingredient in Perfect Keto Base is beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB), one of the ketones that your body uses for energy while in ketosis. Supplementing with BHB in the form of exogenous ketones raises your blood ketone levels, which is associated with improved mood/focus, increased energy, and the other effects you might be familiar from a keto lifestyle (such as weight loss, reduced cravings, etc.). I’ve heard supplementing ketones described as being similar to a keto version of those sugary “energy chews” that a lot of runners use to boost performance/energy during races. When your body runs on carbs, you can use s Continue reading >>

Everything You Need To Know About Exogenous Ketones 1

Everything You Need To Know About Exogenous Ketones 1

The use of exogenous ketones (BHB Salts) are becoming more and more popular in the keto community. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding around what exogenous ketones are and how they work. In this guide, we will go in depth on what exogenous ketones are, how to use them and the benefits they can provide. 1 Information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition and is not a replacement for medical advice or a doctor-patient relationship. Be sure to talk to your doctor before embarking on any new diet. The mention of or reference to any individual researcher in this article should not be taken as an endorsement from that individual. All statements contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. What is the ketogenic diet? The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that shifts the body into a metabolic state called “ketosis” in which it burns fat as the primary source of energy. This article will review the basics of the ketogenic diet and how exogenous ketones may help boost your efforts in weight management, athletic performance, and enhanced cognition. There are three types of ketogenic diets: the Standard Ketogenic Diet (SKD), Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD), and Targeted Ketogenic Diet (TKD). Those trying to lose weight or improve their overall health generally choose the SKD, which limits carbohydrate consumption to 50-60 grams per day, depending on how much exercise you do. Athletes tend to choose the CKD, which allows for carbohydrate loading one to two days per week to enable faster muscle growth, or the TKD, which allows for carbohydrate lo Continue reading >>

The Ultimate Guide To Ketones And Ketosis

The Ultimate Guide To Ketones And Ketosis

Ketones and Ketosis are one of the hottest health trends right now and are rising in popularity - so what’s all the fuss about? Many people still don’t know what ketones are or why ketosis would be a desirable lifestyle, but as more and more people experience the benefits a ketogenic lifestyle can offer, the clearer it becomes. We’re here to help you sift through the facts and fallacies so you can understand what ketones and ketosis are and whether or not a ketogenic diet is right for you. We’ll start with the basics of what it means to be ketogenic or live in ketosis. Then you’ll get a break down of the best diet tips and recipes. BONUS: Access the FREE Ketosis Cheat sheet What are Ketones? Humans naturally get energy from glucose which is the result of broken down carbohydrates. Ketones are an alternative fuel source to glucose made by breaking down fats for energy as opposed to glucose. People who suffer from epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers or even those who just have an aging brain tend to have dysfunctional glucose uptake in the brain. In fact, more and more research is providing evidence that these are diseases of lifestyle - brought on by insulin resistance and too many carbohydrates consumed over a lifetime. When the liver is in ketosis and is able to construct ketones from fatty acids for energy for the brain to function, our bodies are able to function for longer periods of time without needing to constantly be fed. Cognitive Benefits of Ketosis The benefits of following a ketogenic diet and using ketones for brain function aren’t restricted to those with an aging, epileptic, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer's brain. Even healthy people can drastically improve their brain function and overall health with ketones. The trend of high fat, low-carb diets Continue reading >>

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