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

And MORE!

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

Links to refferences from the show:

The orignal Lancet Study: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(18)30135-X/fulltext

CNN’s report of the study:

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/17/health/low-carb-high-carbohydrate-diet-risk-of-death-intl/index.html

BBC News’ report of the study:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45195474

The Food Questionaire used:

https://regepi.bwh.harvard.edu/health/FFQ/files/80out.pdf

Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass (affiliate link): www.learnketonow.com

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: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/Itp6hga6aknibumb4gy7eveduqqPodcast Homepage:http://ketodontist.libsyn.com

You can join the FB group for listeners of this show here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1971127613205341/

If you would like more personalized coaching, you can send an email to ketodontist@gmail.com

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 OptimisingNutrition.com. 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!

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

OPTIMAL KETONE AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS FOR KETOSIS: https://optimisingnutrition.com/2015/07/20/the-glucose-ketone-relationship/

DOES INSULIN RESISTANCE REALLY CAUSE OBESITY?: https://optimisingnutrition.com/2018/04/12/does-insulin-really-resistance-cause-obesity/

TED NAIMAN’S DAM FAT STORAGE INSULINOGRAPHIC EXPLAINED: https://optimisingnutrition.com/2018/05/03/ted-naimans-dam-fat-storage-insulinographic-explained

OPTIMAL PROTEIN SPARING MODIFIED FAST FOODS & MEALS (PSMF): https://optimisingnutrition.com/2017/06/17/psmf/

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

The Nutrient Optimiser by Marty Kendall: https://nutrientoptimiser.com/

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

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

Lyle McDonald’s book Rapid Fat Loss Handbook (discussing PSMF): https://store.bodyrecomposition.com/product/rapid-fat-loss-handbook/

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

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

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!

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

Low Carb vs Low Fat Whole Foods Study: https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/02/low-fat-or-low-carb-its-a-draw-study-finds.html

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

The Nutrient Optimiser by Marty Kendall: https://nutrientoptimiser.com/

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

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

Lyle McDonald’s book The Ketogenic Diet: https://store.bodyrecomposition.com/product/ketogenic-diet/

Affiliate Link to Robb Wolf’s Keto Masterclass: 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/

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 05- Amy Berger of The Alzheimer’s Antidote

Welcome to episode 5 of the Ketodontist Podcast.  Today we have part 1 of our interview with Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote.

THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT EPISODE FOLKS!  You do NOT want to miss it!!!!

Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States

In 2017, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion.  By 2050 those costs could rise as high as $1.1 TRILLION

More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease, that number could rise as high as 16 million by 2050!

How growing up a bit overweight sparked Amy down a path of nutrition education.

 

Why insulin resistance may be the root cause of the ALZ, as well as a myriad of other diseases.

Why ALZ is commonly referred to as “Type 3 Diabetes” or “Diabetes of the Brain”

Why medication’s haven’t yielded much results in treating ALZ.

Are there better tests for screening for risks or diagnosing ALZ?

Facts in the show notes from alz.com/facts

 

Amy’s Excellent Blog: www.tuitnutrition.com

Her book The Alzheimer’s Antidote:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XTXLP2N/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_W4sCzbP12WVJ2

 

Ketodontist’s Book Review: Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

 

 

 

 

This book is the next step in the evolution of the paleo template (pun intended). This should be considered Paleo 2.0. Robb has done a great job of taking the base of his experience and success from his previous book The Paleo Solution and has cranked it up to 11. In that book he does a great job explaining the rationale of a diet based on a template of ancestral health, and gives a very good outline and structure on how to do so. And that’s great… for a start.

 

But, why do so many fail, even with a good template?  Why is it some people who were eating sweet potatoes on their paleo plan have great results, and others just could not see the scale budge (not saying that the scale is all that great of a measure for health, but still)?  Why is it that some could cut out the refined sugars as easy as putting on their socks, and others were at risk of being found in the basement broom closet stuffing a bag of Snickers bars in their face at 3 in the morning?  Have you yourself ever found yourself innocently snacking on a handful of potato chips and the next thing you realize you’re holding the bag above your head trying to catch and crumbs or dust that might be settled at the bottom?   This book is an answer to these questions.

You see, as Robb describes wonderfully in this book, it turns out that we humans have a lot or responses and triggers built into our internal circuitry. And this science isn’t necessarily cutting edge. This stuff has been around for a while, but the folks that have been most keen on the research aren’t necessarily health professionals or public health servants, but the corporations and marketers selling cheap, refined food stuffs, alcohol, and even our apps and social media.  

 

What I really respect about Robb is his keen ability to take seemingly completely different areas of science and show how it’s all related.  An example of this is Chapter 3: Mosquitos, Appetite, and Hyperpalatable Food.  In this wonderful chapter he shows how genetic mutation and wiring (in this example the advantage of Sickle Cell Anemia and it’s advantage in areas plagued by malaria), to hacking our appetite through variety of flavors and textures (aka hyperpalatability) and how that plays with the hedonistic (pleasure) centers of our brain.  He even draws a super interesting parallel between this overstimulation to porn, another form of “supernormal” stimuli.

 

He then goes on in the first part of the book to cover a bit of digestion, the gut microbiome, and these can play with glucose metabolism as well.  The need for quality sleep, lots of movement, and a sense of community are also covered in JUST enough detail for it to be useful, but not to waterlog you with an unnecessary amount of density.   The book being broken up into 2 parts, the first part is all about the WHYs of tying all of this together.  The second part is all about the HOW.

 

Part 2 really kicks off the more typical diet book how-to application of what you learned in part 2.  This includes the good ol’ standby: the 30 day meal plan.  In this book the 30 day plan has two options, the first being more of a standard paleo diet and the second being an autoimmune option.  I thought this was smart as some folks with autoimmune disorders can’t handle some foods allowed in a typical paleo diet such as eggs and nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc).  

 

What separates Wired to Eat from the other diet books is what comes AFTER the 30 day meal plan.  Now that the 30 days have gone by and the palate has had a chance to reboot to a more natural state of being, this is the point where we can really geek out: The 7 Day Carb Test.  Here Robb takes you through a protocol where you eat a different prescribed form of carbohydrate, you track using pretty inexpensive methods, and you get a sense of how your body handles different forms of carbohydrates.  Some folks might find that eating a sweet potato gives them a nice stable blood sugar and energy, but they may absoultely spike and crash when they eat oatmeal.  Others might be just fine with the oatmeal,  but find that black beans really jack with their blood sugars.  Or, you could be like me, and find that almost all of them wreck you.This form of individualized nutrition is, in my opinion, the way we need to be going from here on out.

 

Robb rounds out part two with my favorite chapter, Chapter 14: Hammers, Drills, and Ketosis.  He does a great little highlight of what nutritional ketosis is, how it can be used therapeutically in different situations such as diabetes (type 1 and 2), cancer, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and (of course) weightloss.  Remember when I talked about that person who basically was wrecked in all forms of carbs during the 7 day carb test?  You might really want to read and re-read this chapter.  

 

So there you have it.  As I said, I think this book acts greatly as both a sequel to his first book and as a new, stand-alone work. This is really the next step we need to take in order to customize our nutrition to fit our specific, individual needs.  All that being said, I don’t think this book is going to change any minds if you already have an issue with this ancestral health template.  If you already think paleo is bulls*&t, think it’s only about calories in vs calories out, and that the Twinkies Diet proves that nutrient quality doesn’t matter, I’ve got a ball you can have and a highway you can play catch in.  For those really looking to take the reigns on their metabolism and are ready to play the long game, this book is for you.  

Ketodontist Podcast- Episode 01- Guest: Marty Kendall of Optimising Nutrition

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Hey gang!  We have a GREAT interview for you today.  We go into keto, low-carb, paleo, fasting, diabetes, you name it!

 

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 OptimisingNutrition.com.  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.  

 

 

Resources mentioned in show:

Marty’s Blog:  www.optimisingnutrition.com

Marty’s Nutrient Analyzer: www.nutrientoptimiser.com

Marty’s Facebook Group: Marty Kendall’s Nutrient Optimiser

Brad Pilon’s book Eat Stop Eat: www.eatstopeat.com

Ori Hofmekler’s book The Warrior Diet: http://a.co/fJF3kJb

Robb Wolf’s book Wired to Eat: http://a.co/069qdOG

 

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Ketodontist Podcast- Episode 00- Intro and What is Ketodontist?

Welcome to the Ketodontist podcast with your host Dr. Matt.  We’re here to explore the worlds of low carb and ketogenic diets, primal and paleo lifestyles, and oral and whole-body health.  We’re taking the best information from the leading minds in health and wellness and making those worlds collide!  This is the Ketodontist podcast.

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This first episode is all about introducing myself, sharing my vision and goals with this podcast, and really opening up about my journey up to this point.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Marty Kendall’s Optimising Nutrition Website and Blog:

https://optimisingnutrition.com/

 

Marty’s epic blog post on Protein Sparing Modified Fast:

https://optimisingnutrition.com/2017/06/17/psmf/

 

Louis Villasenor and his site: www.ketogains.com

Ketogains Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ketogains/

 

Start with Why by Simon Sinek: http://a.co/guwNBuk

 

Dr. Standridge’s Dental Office:  www.yatescenterdental.com

Instagram: @ketodontist

Twitter: @ketodontist

Ketodontist Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ketodontist

Get the Transcription for this Episode Here :  Ketodontist_Podcast_Episode_00_Audio_Introductions_and_What_Is_Ketodontist