New Focus for 2019: Diet, Dentistry, and Total Health

Hello gang! Dr. Matthew Standridge here, aka the Ketodontist. This video is me announcing a new direction that we’ll be implementing at our office here in Yates Center, KS.

For the past few years I’ve grown in my knowledge of health, fitness, growth and development, holistic health, and more. And no longer can I keep that separate from my dental practice, nor would I want to. And that’s what I discuss here in this video.

10/10/18 Keto Meal Prep Vlog: Beef, Broccoli, and Mushrooms

Here is an example of simple meal prep when doing Keto for fatloss. Pick a meat, pick a low carb veggie or two. Keep it simple! To echo the Ketogains methodology: target protein, limit carbs, use fat as a lever. If you have extra fat on your body, you don’t need to be eating tons of it.

KDP Episode 029: Don’t Fear (Or Glorify) Fat

Welcome back to the Ketodontist Podcast!  Today we are talking about fat, saturated fat in particular.  With the recent claims that coconut oil is “pure poison”, we wanted to dive into this topic and shine some light.  In this episode we discuss:


Is coconut oil worse than other fat sources?

Is saturated fat bad for you?

Who should, and shouldn’t, avoid saturated fat?

Why context is important on determining fat intake


Friend of the show Marty Kendall shared a post of his with me and I wanted to pass it along as it jives with this episode beautifully.

You can listen directly at these links!



Google Play:

Podcast Homepage:


Resources mentioned in this episode:


Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass (affiliate link):

KDP Ep 028: Will Low Carb Kill You?

Welcome to Episode 28: Will Low Carb Kill You?

In this episode we unpack a Lancet study that the media has just been having a hay day with. In this episode we discuss:

Dr. Matt’s recap of Low Carb USA

Why we have to take observational studies with a grain of salt

Why “Correlation does not imply causation”

The methods of the study

Why food questionnaires are inherintly not very reliable

Relative vs Absolute risk


You can listen directly at these links!



Google Play:

Podcast Homepage:

Links to refferences from the show:

The orignal Lancet Study:

CNN’s report of the study:

BBC News’ report of the study:

The Food Questionaire used:

Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass (affiliate link):

KDP Ep. 025: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

*This episode originally published on 7/8/18

Welcome back to the Ketodontist Podcast! In episode 025 we cover:

Why habits our key to success

What is the habit loop?

How to recognize your triggers

The science of creating a habit or changing an existing one

The benefits of strength training on mental health

And More!

If you enjoyed today’s show, please subscribe and leave us a reaview!

Resources mentioned in today’s episode:

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg:

Lifting Weights Helps Ease Anxiety and Depression by Brad Stulberg:

Peak Performance (book) by Brad Stulberg:

Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass:

KDP Ep 024: Celebrating Year 1 of the KDP

*This episode originally published on 6/25/18

Hi there KDP Gang! Help us celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Ketodontist Podcast! In this episode Dr. Matt reflects on what he’s learned both from guests on this show as well as his personal experience in losing over 50 lbs over the last 12 months.

Dr. Matt also shares the top 5 lessons and takeaways from this last year as to help other who may feel stuck in their weight and health goals. Thank you for joining us for our first year, and we’re excited to bring you more value moving forward.

You can listen directly at these links! iTunes: Stitcher: Google Play: Homepage:

You can join the FB group for listeners of this show here:

If you would like more personalized coaching, you can send an email to

KDP Ep 023: Listener Q&A- PSMF, CKD, and Quick Weight Loss on Keto

Howdy KD tribe and welcome to Episode 23! In this episode we’ll be answering some listener questions:

What is a protein sparing modifed fast (PSMF)?

How does one do a PSMF?

What pitfalls to look out for when doing PSMF?

What is a Cyclical Ketogenic Diet (CKD)?

Who should and shouldn’t be doing CKD?

Why some people lose ridiculous amounts of weight on keto quickly, but then regain.

Why calories do start to matter on keto.

How our environment is designed to make us fat

How we are wired to crave certain foods.

Why being overweight isn’t your fault, but you still have responsibility.

We hope you enjoy today’s show. And if you do, please help us spread the message by sharing with your friends, leaving us a review, etc!

Underground Body Opus by Dan Duchaine:

Rapid Fatloss Handbook by Lyle McDonald:

Marty Kendall’s excellent post on PSMF:

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf:

The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker:

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a great starter resource on going keto the RIGHT way, check out Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass (and support the show) by visiting

KDP Ep 022: Burning Fat, Not Sugar with Dr. Ted Naiman

*This episode originally aired on 5/14/18

Welcome back KD Tribe! Today we have a very special guest and personal hero of Dr. Matt’s: Dr. Ted Naiman!

Dr. Theodore Naiman is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and has devoted much of his career to the study of diet and exercise and their relationship to health. He has used these diet and exercise techniques to treat thousands of patients. He has seen miraculous health transformations, which can literally cure metabolic diseases (diabetes for example) and autoimmune diseases (such as IBS). He feels an obligation to help as many people as possible find their path to optimum health.

In this episode we discuss:

How he went from vegetarian to low carb.

Why the insulin hypothesis theory of obesity is starting to crumble

How insulin resistance is actually a consequence of overfilling your fat stores

Why Dr. Naiman moved away from ordering tons of tests for his patients and now focuses on the low hanging fruit.

Why his advice always goes back to diet and exercise

Why resistance training is optimal for body recomposition

Why a gym membership isn’t a necessity for strength training

Why you need to focus on what you CAN have on low carb, not what you can’t.

Why protein should be a protein set for the individual person

What is the theory of protein leverage satiety?

How you can still get fat even when being strict keto

How long should Dr. Matt keep up his “high” protein keto cut?

Why Dr. Naiman considers himself of a “gluconeogenic” diet

Should Dr. Matt be concerned when his blood sugar dips (ie hypoglycemia) on this aggressive cut?

IG & Twitter: @tednaiman

Dr. Naiman’s lecture on Insulin Resistance:

KDP Ep 021: Optimising Nutrition and Shifting Paradigms with Marty Kendall

*This episode originally aired on 5/7/18

Welcome back KD Tribe! Today we have our first recurring guest, Marty Kendall from Optimising Nutrition. If you remember, Marty was the very first guest on the show. It only made sense that going into episode 21 that we would circle back with Marty. If you have noticed, this show focuses on whole foods and nutrient density, and we believe wholeheartedly in what Marty is doing with his tool the Nutrient Optimiser.

Marty is an engineer whose interest in nutrition was spawned out of necessity trying to better manage his wife’s Type 1 diabetes as well as his own family history of type 2 diabetes and obesity.

In early 2015 he started blogging at He tries to provide clarity around many of the confusing and conflicting issues in nutrition, often using a quantitative approach.

While his blog posts can sometimes go deep on a topic, he has also worked to develop a shortlist of optimal foods to suit different goals by balancing the sometimes-competing parameters of nutrient density, insulin load and energy density.

His most recent project is the Nutrient Optimiser which consolidates his thinking into an automated system that reviews a person’s current diet to provide a shortlist of recommended foods to provide the nutrients they are not getting enough of while supporting their goals, whether they be diabetes control, weight loss, bodybuilding or athletic performance.

In this episode we cover:

Optimal blood sugar and ketones for nutritional ketosis

Why you shouldn’t chase high ketone levels if your goal is fat loss

Why insulin isn’t the devil that we’ve made it out to be

Why you may be overweight but not necessarily insulin resistant

Why “Personal Fat Threshold” is important and why you should care

If you are limiting calories, why you should focus on nutrient dense foods

Why your adipose tissue is actually a protective mechanism

The role of protein in the diet, and why we shouldn’t fear it in keto

Why hormones matter and why calories still matter.

Why tracking blood ketones becomes a waste of money for most people.

You can listen directly at these links!



Google Play:

Podcast Homepage:





Facebook Listener group:

The Nutrient Optimiser by Marty Kendall:

Ketogains Bootcamp which Sara is currently going through:

Ketogains Macro Calculator:

Lyle McDonald’s book Rapid Fat Loss Handbook (discussing PSMF):

Dr. Benjamin Bikman’s Lecture: ‘Insulin vs. Glucagon: The relevance of dietary protein’

Affiliate Link to Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass:

KDP Ep 020: Bringing Context Back to Keto and Paleo

*This episode originally published on 4/30/18

Hello KD Tribe! Welcome back to episode 20 of the Ketodontist Podcast. In today’s show Dr. Matt will be talking about context in keto and paleo, and why it matters. Too many people are making blanket statements and are forgetting a little thing called nuance. Dr. Matt also gives an update o week 2 of his 12 week “higher protein” keto cut. Topics covered in this episode are:

Why terms like “low, medium, and high” are useless without context

How people can consume over 100 grams of carbs and still be keto

Why protein should be a target

Why it’s ok to be hungry when trying to lose weight.

Why you should leverage fat intake according to what your goal is.

Why you should focus on nutrient density first and foremost.

We hope you enjoy this episode and we also hope you continue to follow Dr. Matt over the next 12 weeks as he reports back on his own “high protein” experiment.

You can listen directly at these links!



Google Play:

Podcast Homepage:

Low Carb vs Low Fat Whole Foods Study:

Facebook Listener group:

The Nutrient Optimiser by Marty Kendall:

Ketogains Bootcamp which Sara is currently going through:

Ketogains Macro Calculator:

Lyle McDonald’s book The Ketogenic Diet:

Affiliate Link to Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass: