KDP Episode 08: Is Keto Good for Your Teeth?

http://ketodontist.libsyn.com/ketodontist-podcast-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
  • AND MORE!

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

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 07: Joe Condora of Primal Example

Welcome back for episode 07 of the Ketodontist Podcast! Today we have Joe Condora of The Primal Example.

In today’s show we discuss: Why we shouldn’t be dogmatic about paleo vs keto vs vegan

Why calories matter… to a point How mainstream nutrition advice has gotten it so wrong over the years

Why we should be focusing on REAL food for our nutrition

And much more!

You can check out Joe’s website: www.primalexample.com

IG & Twitter: @PrimalExample

Check out his new book on Amazon here: http://a.co/5hbEQwj

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 06: Amy Berger of the Alzheimer’s Antidote (Part 2)

Welcome to episode 6 of the Ketodontist Podcast. Today we have part 2 of our interview with Amy Berger, author of The Alzheimer’s Antidote. If you liked part 1, you’re going to LOVE part 2!

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!

Why glucose may NOT be the preferred fuel source If we can store so much fat, why would it only be used in emergencies?

Oxidation and glycation, what they are and their effects in excess

The big scary keto word: GLUCONEOGENESIS. Dropping truth bombs..

Why you MAY not need to fear eating protein when going keto/low carb

Why not everybody necessarily needs to go keto, but why MOST folks would benefit from low carb

How exercise influences the growth of new neurons

AND MORE!!!!

Facts in the show notes from alz.com/facts

Dave Feldman’s cholesterolcode.com

www.tuitnutrition.com

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

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 Podcast Episode 04- Craig Priesendorf & Tara Garrison of The Superhero Makers

 

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Ketodontist Podcast!  Today we have two guests on the show: Craig Preisendorf and Tara Garrison from The Superhero Makers!

The Superhero Makers

 

In this episode we have discuss:

  • How keto has been around in classic bodybuilding for decades longer than most realize
  • How Craig and Tara use ketogenic diets and biohacking to forge superheroes
  • Why a well-formulated keto diet can great for many different sports
  • Why athletes in high impact (concussive) sports could benefit from keto
  • How strength training should be a focus on form over weight
  • Why “glycolitic” sport athletes can still utilize ketogenic diets via supplementation
  • How “biohacking” has evolved and how you need to be wary of the misinformation out there
  • Why most noortropics are useless and are basically driven by caffeine.
  • Why chronic endurance training may not result in a dramatic physical transformation
  • Why nutrition should be priority #1 when getting your health in order
  • Why women don’t need to fear weight training

 

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

Sources mentioned in this episode:

Craig and Tara’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSuperheroMakers/

Craig’s New supplement Lucid 2.0; http://www.engagedper4mance.com/product/lucid/

The video Tara mentioned from Christian Thibaudeau: https://thibarmy.com/stimulants-pre-workout/

Ketodontist Podcast Episode 03: Luis Villasenor from Ketogains (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Ketodontist Podcast!  Here in episode 3 we resume with the second half of our interview with Luis Villasenor of Ketogains.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

Or you can watch the VIDEO version here:

 

In this episode we discuss:

 

  • Why you need to tailor your dietary protein amount to your personal needs, and how to do it
  • Why strength training will give you the best bang for your buck when transforming your body
  • Why some of the studies that show ketogenic diets could be harmful aren’t very applicable (ie poor controls and methods)
  • Why you should be focusing on eating whole foods rather than supplements or shakes
  • When you SHOULD take supplements and what to take depending on your goals
  • Why eating real foods burns more calories than drinking shakes
  • How you can feel full on a low calorie diet
  • Why electrolytes are vital to a ketogenic diet and avoiding the “keto flu”
  • Why vegetables can give you enough vitamins and minerals and you don’t really need fruit or grains
  • Why we need to reconnect with our true sense of hunger
  • How to reset our taste buds
  • What makes the Ketogains Macro Calculator different and why you should use it
  • What are the differences between endogenous and exogenous ketones
  • What place do ketone supplements have in a healthy diet

www.ketogains.com

Ketogains Bootcamps

https://ketogains.com/2016/08/ketogains-seven-must-supplements/

Twitter: @luis_villasenor

Instagram: @darthluiggi

 

My review of Robb Wolf’s new book Wired to Eat: http://ketodontist.com/ketodontists-book-review-wired-to-eat-by-robb-wolf

Bayesian Bodybuilding website and upcoming training course in Septemebr 2017:  https://bayesianbodybuilding.com/

Ketodontst Podcast Episode 02: Guest Interview with Luis Villasenor of KetoGains

Hey gang!  Welcome back to another episode of the Ketodontist Podcast.  Here in episode 2 we interviewed Luis Villasenor of Ketogains.

You can listen to the episode here: http://ketodontist.libsyn.com/ketodontist-podcast-episode-02-guest-luis-villasenor-of-ketogains-part-1

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ketodontist-podcast/id1252428998

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

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

You can watch the video of this episode here:

Episode 02 w/ Luis Villasenor

Luis has always been passionate about fitness due to a personal interest in improving his own physique. Always curious in learning the “whys and how’s” of how it all works, he has been studying and researching nutrition and strength training since he was 17.

Upon discovering ketogenic diets in 2001, Luis has been on a low carb regime ever since, which he has used to favorably recomposition his body and improve his health,

Due to this, Luis decided to develop KETOGAINS as  to share his experiences and knowledge and help people attain their health and fitness goals.

Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting, and is the “go to guy” when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training by well-known and respected insiders, leaders, influencers of the low carb/paleo and general fitness community

Credentials

  • Elite Trainer – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Certified Fitness Trainer (CFT) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Fitness / Exercise Therapist (SET) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Currently studying for Corrective Exercise Specialist (SCE) – International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
  • Bayesian Bodybuilding Personal Training Certification
  • Currently studying for the Primal Health Coach Certification
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1 Trainer) – CrossFit
  • Evolution Nutraceutical Company – Sponsored Athlete
  • Bachelor in Business Administration & Marketing – Universidad Iberoamericana (MX)

 

In Part 1 of 2 we cover:

 

  • How Luis got started in health and nutrition
  • Why he gravitated toward ketogenic diets and why he has stayed in ketosis for over 15 years
  • Why resistance training is the most optimal form of exercise to transform your body
  • Why you can lose weight eating tons of calories on keto…. To a point
  • Why if you carb load you might not be able to get your skinny jeans on the next day
  • How to calculate the amount of protein you need to be consuming
  • Why if you already have many pounds of excess fat, you may want to skip the buttered coffeee
  • And more!

Hulk Gainz Smoothie:

KETOGAINS RECIPE
157 Calories • 6g Carbs (4g Fiber) • 3g Fat • 27g Protein
Ketogains Hulk Smash Smoothie Ingredients for 1 smoothie:
1 smoothie • 157 Cal
200 ml Pure Almond milk
30 grams Isopure Creamy Vanilla
2-3 Ice cubes
60 grams Spinach
25 grams Cucumber
2.7 grams Ginger
1 gram Tumeric
1 serving Natural Stevia Sweetener
KETOGAINS “HULK SMASH” SMOOTHIE
This blended beverage will help you balance your meals with a combination of nutrient-rich spinach combined with a boost of protein and the spicy kick of fresh ginger. HULK GAINZ!!!
Directions are for 1 smoothie
1. Blend protein with milk, water and ice.
2. With blender on low, add cucumber, spinach tumeric, and ginger.
3. Increase speed to high and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
4. Become HULK as the green smoothie surges trough your veins and gives you GAINZ.

Ketogains Main Website: www.ketogains.com

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

 

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

Click here to listen to this episode!

*Youtube is being grouchy, I’ll link to the video once it finally goes through*

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

 

Get the Transcription for this Episode Here:

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