5: Metformin, Who Benefits From Ketosis, & Lab Testing

Episode 0 - Periscope Intro


Thanks so much for joining us on this brand new podcast dedicated to answering YOUR most pressing questions about low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diets. Keto Talk with Jimmy Moore & The Doc (listen and leave a review for the show on iTunes HERE) is a unique podcast featuring 10-year veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” sharing from their wealth of knowledge and experience all about the ins and outs of nutritional ketosis. In the month of January, we have been airing brand new episodes for you on Thursdays as well as a special BONUS episode on Sundays (listen to Episode 1, 2, 3, and 4 in case you’ve missed them). This is a short-form podcast that runs around 20 minutes and is perfect to arm you with quick bites of information for your morning commute to work. Listen to Jimmy and Adam drop some truth bombs about living keto in the real world!

KEY QUOTE: “Talk to any of the aging doctors and they’ll tell you inflammation speeds up the process of aging. Lowering inflammation and insulin levels will slow down aging.” — Dr. Adam Nally

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 5:
Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Increase Human Lifespan To 120 Years
– How ketogenic diets and fasting mimic the effects of Metformin
– Who would benefit the most from nutritional ketosis?
– Why weight loss shouldn’t be your primary reason for going keto
– Why coming in and out of ketosis regularly is very natural
– What benefits ketosis provides (read Keto Clarity)
The Dreaded Seven…(Seven Detrimental Things Caused by High Insulin Loads)
– Recommended lab testing before going low-carb ketogenic
– VIDEO: What labs do you need for weight loss and why?


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Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb”
Dr. Adam Nally, DO from DocMuscles.com
Diabetes Drug Metformin Could Increase Human Lifespan To 120 Years
– Dr. Adam Nally’s blog post: The Dreaded Seven…(Seven Detrimental Things Caused by High Insulin Loads)
– Dr. Adam Nally’s Periscope video: What labs do you need for weight loss and why?

3 responses to “5: Metformin, Who Benefits From Ketosis, & Lab Testing”

  1. erin b says:

    A fountain of youth, wow!
    I truly hate fasting. Maybe someday I will feel like doing it, right now I just want to be consistent on Keto.
    Another great video you two, love it!
    Thanks so much.

  2. Faylina Meir says:

    Be careful with metformin if you have pcos. I have been diagnosed with pcos and my doctor put me on 500mg metformin and it was causing me a lot of nausea and headaches. When I went to my fertility dr he told me it was all “normal” and that I needed to get used to it. (I had been on it 2 weeks at this point) Well he increased my dose to 1000mg then 5 days later 1500mg. I made it all of 3 days on the 1500mg dosage. I became so sick to my stomach I had to force myself to eat. I was still having headaches. Then I started to sound drunk and I was weak, shaky, and it was getting hard to think properly.
    Long story short I ended up having to call an ambulance. After eating sugary food my blood sugar was 69; the emts checked my blood sugar (again I’m NOT diabetic) and my blood pressure was dropping fast. In the ambulance it was 69/45 and they couldn’t get my pulse in my wrists. It got to the point where their machines couldn’t read my blood pressure and the emt looked terrified. (even though I was talking to him) My fingers were turning purple and I couldn’t stop shivering. I was chattering my teeth and I couldn’t sit still because of it.
    It was a fun night in the hospital. So I just want to say IF you have headaches and nausea maybe it’s normal, but PLEASE be aware that it can be a sign of something. For me, metformin was causing my blood sugar to drop and my blood pressure as well. (It’s a rare not as talk about side effect). Also if you DO take metformin increase your dose slowly.

  3. Janeen Smith says:

    Wow! I am learning so much from listening to the podcasts and going on Youtube and watching ya’ll! Just started Keto five weeks ago. Am watching the blood sugars go down signficantly, no heartburn, losing weight, even feeling a sense of calmness. I have become a Keto fanatic. Am looking forward to my next blood work to see how much better they will be. I had vein oblation done on my legs but they continued to swell. Since I have started Keto, I have skinny feet! I am so thankful our daughter told me about this new lifestyle change. I love eating an avocado for lunch with some salt and pepper and I usually have my bulletproof coffee in the morning. So thankful for all the info! Thank you!!!