KDP Episode 019: Getting the Skinny On Protein

*This episode originally aired on 4/22/18

Hello KD Tribe! Welcome back to episode 19 of the Ketodontist Podcast. In today’s show Dr. Matt will be talking about “high protein” version of keto, as well as the 12 week challenge that he is currently going through. You may have other folks having ill effects eating protein in their ketogenic diets. Let’s see how Dr. Matt does, not only for one week, but for TWELVE WEEKS!

Do we need to be concerned about “too high of protein” in a ketogenic diet?

Do we need to go full carnivore?

Do calories matter?

Which is better for body recomposition: cardio or weight training?

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!

Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998?ls=1

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq

Podcast Homepage: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

JAMA PSMF Study: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/321847?redirect=true

Facebook Listener group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1971127613205341/

Ketogains Bootcamp which Sara is currently going through: http://www.ketogainsbootcamps.com/

Ketogains Macro Calculator: http://ketogains.com/ketogains-calculator

Affiliate Link to Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass: www.learnketonow.com

KDP Episode 018: Connecting The Mouth with Whole Body Health with Dr. Tom Larkin

*This episode originally aired on 4/16/18

Hello again KD Tribe! Today we have our first episode really going into the oral-systemic link and we do so by interviewing Dr. Tom Larkin of POW Hygiene. Dr. Larkin was one of the first people I connected with when I first started going down this path of complete body wellness, and it was so fun to reconnect with him and talk about the science, the screening, and the treatment of oral infections and how that contributes to our overall health. I hope you enjoy today’s epidsode!

To lean more about Dr. Larkin and his program please visit his webpage or email him at the addresses below:



Link to I’m Free by Dr. Tom Larkin: http://a.co/f5uhyei

Link to Beat the Heart Attack Gene by Dr’s Brad Bale and Amy Doneen: http://a.co/2zOOMNF

Link to The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin: http://a.co/3HWum3Y

KDP Ep 017: Ketone Supplements- Worth it or nah?

*This episode originally aired 3/19/18

Welcome back to episode 17 of the Ketodontist Podcast. In today’s show Dr. Matt will be giving his $0.02 on a topic that we get a lot of questions about: Ketone supplements, also known as exogenous ketones. As someone who has used these for weeks and months in the past, Dr. Matt is going to give you his honest opinion and share the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Note: We found a GREAT blog post by Virta Health that is very much inline with this episode that we found after it the show was recorded. So while it’s not mentioned in the episode, we wanted to link it in the show notes.

We hope you enjoy this brutally honest episode on a very controversial topic.

You can listen directly at these links!
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998?ls=1
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq
Podcast Homepage: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

Resources and Links from this episode:

The video of the dude drinking ketones in Costa Rica (the antithesis of what Dr. Matt believes):

Affiliate link to Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass: www.learnketonow.com

Affiliate link to Dr. Matt’s Pruvit store (Cannot stress enough, these are in no way necessary and are a luxury at best): drmatt.shopketo.com

Virta Health’s excellent blog post that we found after recording this episode: https://blog.virtahealth.com/ketone-supplements/

Dr. Peter Attia’s personal experience with exogenous ketones: https://peterattiamd.com/experience-exogenous-ketones/

KDP Episode 016: Diabetes for Everybody!!!

*This episode originally aired on 3/6/18

Remember when Type 2 (aka Adult Onset) Diabetes was only found in adults? Pepperidge Farms remembers… But it’s not that way anymore is it!? Last week it was reported that a 3 year old girl has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This is the track we’re on folks, and it’s not a good one. Join Dr. Matt today as he breaks this down, but also reports on a promising solution!

Links to resources mentioned in the show:

CBS News Report: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/toddler-youngest-to-be-diagnosed-with-type-2-diabetes/

Telegraph’s (More balanced) Report on the story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11869249/Obese-three-year-old-becomes-youngest-child-diagnosed-with-Type-2-diabetes.html

Purdue’s report on the Virta Health results: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q1/published-study-reports-use-of-nutritional-ketosis-with-mobile-app-intervention-could-reverse-type-2-diabetes.html

Type 1 Grit Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/Type1Grit/

Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution (The Philosophy Type 1 Grit is Based off of): http://a.co/4XeCsCv

Sammy Inken, Dr. Phinney, and Dr. Volek’s health company: https://www.virtahealth.com/

Cereal Killers 2 Movie: http://www.runonfatmovie.com/

You can listen directly at these links!
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998?ls=1
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ketodontist-podcast
Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqq
Podcast Homepage: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

And if you’re looking for a great resource on how to get started with all things keto/paleo, check out the KETO MASTERCLASS at www.learnketonow.com

KDP Episode 015: What is Sustainable?

*This episode originally aired on 2/12/18

Today’s show is all about a very important topic that just isn’t being talked about enough: the topic of sustainability. There is a lot of fear mongering going on that is anti-meat, stating that is ruining both our health and our environment. This episode is to cut through that misinformation and help clear the air.

Be sure to check out the resources I mention in the show that go into sustainability and regenerative agriculture.

The (ludicrous) article proposing a meat tax: https://www.alternet.org/food/3-reasons-why-meat-tax-good-idea

The counter argument on why veganism isn’t all that sustainable: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/veganism-environment-veganuary-friendly-food-diet-damage-hodmedods-protein-crops-jack-monroe-a8177541.html

Diana Rodger’s new project Kale vs Cow: https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/kale-vs-cow-the-case-for-better-meat–2

CJ Hunt’s project in a similar vein, Dispelling the Lies: https://www.classy.org/campaign/dispelling-the-lies-the-perfect-human-diet-2-animal-foods-real-story/c143660

Joel Salatin’s Ted Talk: Cows, Carbon, and Climate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z75A_JMBx4

And also, if you’re looking for the best resource to learning more about keto and how to do it in a smart, healthy way, check out Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass. Check it out at www.learnketonow.com

KDP Ep 014: Getting Back to Basics

*This episode originally aired on 2/5/18

We’re back! After taking a long holiday I was chomping at the bit to get back to talking with you beautiful people. In today’s episode we’re going to the basics.

The amount of misinformation, hype, and infighting in the nutrition world seems to be multiplying daily. We need to take a step back, take a deep breath, and start looking at the foundation of proper nutrition.

In this episode I’m going to get back to explaining what I consider the “proper” way of doing keto, and why we shouldn’t be dogmatic about it.

I also rant a bit on why both calories and hormones matter, and why just like with most things in life, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

Links to sources mentioned in the episode:

Report on the health of Kansas: http://ksnt.com/2018/01/29/kansas-is-now-the-sickest-state-in-the-country/

Video of Calorie Counting Ballet Dancer: https://youtu.be/5356zt0JiDY

Public Health Collaboration’s RCT Analysis: https://phcuk.org/rcts/

And if you’re wanting the best comprehensive resource to learn and implement a ketogenic lifestyle safely and smartly checkout www.learnketonow.com

KDP Episode 013: Keto Masterclass with Robb Wolf

*This episode originally published on 12/11/17

Greetings Ketodontist tribe! We have a HUGE show today. Today we have none other than top ranked podcaster, world class level coach, and two time New York Times bestselling author Robb Wolf. Robb is one the founding fathers of the Paleo movement and getting that diet and lifestyle off the ground. I am both humbled and honored for him to be a guest on the show to talk about his newest endeavor, his Keto Masterclass.

In this episode we discuss:

Why the “Paleo guy” would create an education course on Keto
Why we shouldn’t be dogmatic in our dietary views
Why keto should be seen as a tool, and not a one-size-fits-all fix
How there are plenty of other ways to be in ketosis other than a high fat diet
Why he created a mixed media masterclass to teach keto, rather than write another book.
Why he wants to triage who keto is NOT right for
Why he gravitated toward the Ketogains approach to keto
Why foundations like sleep, stress reduction, movement, and mindset are critical to your success when going keto.
Why ketosis may or may not have been the natural state of our ancestors
Why each person needs an individualized approach
And much more!

You can check out his website RobbWolf.com for more information on Robb.

You can sign up for the show using this affiliate link: robbwolf.ontraport.com/t?orid=2359&opid=2

You can buy his books on Amazon or anywhere books are sold

The Paleo Solution: http://a.co/gOPTayX

Wired to Eat: http://a.co/dQhm1hv

You can check out the Ketogains Macro calculator mentioned in the show here:https://ketogains.com/ketogains-calculator/

KDP Episode 012: MORE Keto Mythbusting with Tyler Cartwright (Pt 2)

*This episode originally published on 11/15/17

Welcome back to the second part of our interview with Tyler Cartwright of Ketogains. In this episode we discuss:

How people tend to get indoctrinated into dietary “camps”
Why fixing your hormones can lead to weight loss… to a point.
How someone eating 150 grams of carbs could still be ketogenic.
How the body can use fat directly as a fuel source
Who needs to be showing high ketone levels and who doesn’t
Why you don’t need to fear protein
Why you should be focusing on whole foods.
If fat loss is your main goal, you may not need extra fat in your diet
Why calories DO still matter, even on keto
What the heck is a CICO-path!?
Busting myths around gluconeogenesis.
Getting down and dirty about loose skin
More fasting myth busting
Why there is no silver bullet for fat loss
Learn more about Tyler and the folks over at Ketogains at the following links:



As noted in the intro, here is the link to Robb Wolf’s new keto project, The Keto Masterclass:

What’s the difference between the Paleo and Ketogenic diets?

KDP Episode 08: Is Keto Good for Your Teeth?



*This Episode originally aired 9/4/2017

Howdy gang!  Welcome back to Episode 8 of the Ketodontist Podcast. Today Dr. Matt is flying solo and giving you an informative episode of keto and low carb diets and their effects on our teeth and dental health.

Topics include:

  • Why sugar is uniquely toxic to teeth
  • Why the pH balance of the mouth is imperative to our oral health
  • How vitamin deficiencies can effect the mouth
  • How poor diet can lead to poor oral health and vice versa
  • How gum disease and diabetes is a two way street
  • How there is correlation (and possibly even causation) between gum disease and heart disease

Do you chompers a favor and check out this episode!  And if you enjoyed today’s episode, please subscribe and review our show.

Studies and resources cited:

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes:  http://a.co/aLaJAnx

The Alzheimer’s Antidote: http://a.co/fNAId3U

Balance by V. Kim Kutsch, DMD and Robert J. Bowers: balancebook.com

Feb 2016 Study  Vitamin D and Dental Caries in Children.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26553883?_ga=2.250923462.1544376150.1504546103-473158135.1504546103

Metabolic Endotoxemia Initiates Obesity and Insulin Resistance;  http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/56/7/1761

High-risk periodontal pathogens contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis; http://pmj.bmj.com/content/93/1098/215

Dr. Doneen’s assessment of the PMJ study: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/landmark-bale-doneen-study-first-to-reveal-that-oral-bacteria-can-cause-heart-disease-300435079.html


Ketodontist Podcast Episode 09: Dr. Al Danenberg, Periodontist and Author of Crazy Good Living

Hello Everybody! Welcome to another episode of the Ketodontist Podcast! Today we have Dr. Al Danenberg, author of the new book Crazy-Good Living! In this episode we discuss: How Dr. Danenberg was exposed to the Ancestral Health Movement How gut health is crucial for total health and wellness Why there are good bacteria in our mouth and gut, and why we need them Why he focuses on what he calls the four pillars of health, and why you should too Why should avoid use of antibiotics unless absolutely needed. AND MUCH MORE! Check more out at his website: www.drdanenberg.com And feel free to check out his book; Crazy-Good Living! on Amazon here: http://a.co/aydgUDH