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?

Ketodontist Podcast- Episode 11: Keto Mythbusting with Tyler Cartwright of Ketogains (Part 1)



*This episode originally published on 10/24/17

Welcome to Episode 11 of the Ketodontist Podcast!  SUPER excited for our guest today.  His name is Tyler Cartwright.  He is leads the group KetoGains alongside previous show guest Luis Villasenor. This is part 1 of 2.

Tyler has a fascination with learning, reading, and self-improvement as a person.  It’s truly a bit of an obsession for him – with a personal library which currently clocks in at just north of 2300 books!  At his heaviest he weighed in at 505 lbs, and set out on a journey of self-discovery and leveraged his love of learning with his backgound in science to arrive at a ketogenic diet as a tool for his weight loss.  After over a decade of eating a ketogenic diet, and having lost 295 pounds, he has helped to move the Ketogains community forward as one of the most successful communities of contextualized thought on the use of a ketogenic diet and the applications for fat loss, sports performance, and how to help people transform their lives.  The Ketogains clients have lost in excess of 20,000 in the last 18 months, and countless lives have been changed because of his insight, common-sense, and practical applications to diet, health, training, and living.

In this episode we discuss:
How Tyler has lost almost 300 lbs over the last decade.

Tyler’s past struggles with his weight.

How Atkins was a great start for him, and how his nutrition has evolved from there.

How he met Luis and how they ended up collaborating for KetoGains.

How Keto seems to attract Questioners and Rebels (ie Gretchen Ruben’s The Four Tendencies)

Why people get so hostile or defensive when discussing nutrition.

Why “Lazy” Keto works, until it doesn’t.

Why there is almost no such thing as “unprocessed” food anymore.

Why extended fasting may not be a great idea for some folks.

And more!

Links and Resources mentioned in the Show



Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendancies Quiz: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3706759/Gretchen-Rubin-s-Quiz-The-Four-Tendencies

KDP Ep 10: Testing Blood Ketones and Yoga with Dorian Greenow of Keto-Mojo

*This episode originally published on 10/16/17

Hello and welcome to Episode 10!  Woo-hoo, double digits!

Today’s guest is Dorian Greenow of Keto-Mojo.  Keto-Mojo is a new company that offers blood ketone testing at an affordable price.  Literally half of what it costs from the big names.  In this episode we also discuss:

  • How Dorian discovered the Keto Lifestyle
  • How he became a yogi
  • How these two things have helped him lose and keep off 47 lbs.
  • Why heavy people are stronger than you think
  • Why keto can be difficult when you love beer
  • How ethical, sustainable farming can help save the world

Please note that this episode will be marked Explicit as there are one or two curse words that slip in.  Nothing really to write home about, but just to be safe.. EARMUFFS.

You can reach Dorian directly at Dorian@keto-check.com

Check out his website at www.keto-mojo.com

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

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


Facts in the show notes from alz.com/facts

Dave Feldman’s cholesterolcode.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.


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