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If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles” who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam release their latest answers to your most pressing questions in Episode 32.
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KEY QUOTE: “About 40 percent of my older patient population who take statins while eating ketogenic experience some form of myalgia they didn’t have before. And there’s an amplified side effect profile: muscle ache, joint pain, generalized fatigue, liver enzyme elevation, and cloudy headed.” — Dr. Adam Nally
Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 32:
– Will keto help with my Heriditary Angioedema (HAE)?
Hey Jimmy and The Doc,
I have a tough question for you guys to answer. A few years ago, I was diagnosed with an incurable, scary condition called Heriditary Angioedema (HAE) and have a mutated C1-inhibitor gene. Apparently I lack some good enzymes and this has caused quite a lot of digestive issues. When an attack is triggered, blood rushes into my intestines, causing swelling and excruciating pain. My body then turns on itself with hives, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of lips, ears, and tongue, with the possibility of my throat swelling shut.
When I turned to Paleo and started a fitness regimen a couple of years ago, I lost 60 pounds, healed my adrenal glands, and seemingly put my HAE into remission. Now I am using nutritional ketosis and doing very well with it. But last night I had an attack which is the first one I’ve experienced in a couple years. I know with ketones they can strip your body of good bacteria and possibly make me more prone to bad bacteria. My condition can also be triggered by the presence of H. Pylori. Can you share any experience you have with this? Should I be concerned about being in ketosis with my specific condition?
Thanks for your help!
1. Why are my blood ketones lower than I expect them to be?
Hello Jimmy and Dr. Nally,
I started a ketogenic diet in January starting at 388 pounds. Everything in my blood work and health markers were normal when I began and I’ve lost well over 60 pounds and counting. I was using Ketostix to test for ketosis and suddenly noticed they weren’t changing to purple anymore after a couple of months. Because I wanted to make sure I was in nutritional ketosis, I bought the Precision Xtra blood ketone meter. My first blood ketone test registered in at 0.6! I was pretty upset at that because I had kept my total carbs under 20 grams daily the entire time I’ve been eating keto. I’ve since seen my ketones rise to 1.2 but then they drop back down to 0.6 again. As you can imagine, I’m kinda stumped at how this can possibly be. Is this normal? What can I do to improve this?
2. Is it a good idea to continue taking a statin medication while eating a ketogenic diet?
Hey Jimmy and Doc Muscles! I’m a faithful listener and fan of the work you are doing. Here’s my story: My father-in-law is on a statin medication for his high cholesterol and seems interested in going on the ketogenic diet. I obviously don’t think he needs to be taking the statin when he’s on keto, but I’m not sure if that’s a good idea or not. Is it safe to be in ketosis while still taking a statin drug for a bit longer before discussing with your doctor about getting off of it eventually?
If you have any feedback about this, then I’m all ears.
3. If I’m very active, what macronutrient do I eat more of to remain in ketosis?
I love your Keto Talk podcast. Here’s my question: my goal with keto is to shred fat but I don’t want to necessarily lose weight. In fact, I’d actually like to gain 10-15 pounds eating this way. I have a very active job walking an average of 25,000 steps per day and I also strength train 4-5 days a week. My average daily calorie burn is around 3,500 calories as a 170-pound man. Because I workout hard and have a very active job, can I eat more carbs? If not, then what do I eat more of?
KEY QUOTE: “Listen to me buddy–0.6 is nutritional ketosis. Yes, it’s on the lower end, but the longer you do this you’ll find you’ll fall into a set range of ketosis.” — Jimmy Moore
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Hey Jimmy and The Doc,
I’m a Type 1 diabetic who eats keto to control my blood sugar levels. My husband has been envious of the foods I’ve been eating and wondered if it would be beneficial to him. He is 6’4″ and very slender at 180 pounds with an incredibly fast metabolism and a bottomless stomach. He has always had incredible blood sugar readings getting 80-90 readings consistently after eating high-carb meals. So my question is this: Is a ketogenic diet a good option for people like my husband who are healthy, with no insulin resistance, or carb sensitivity? Any suggestions or info you guys can provide is greatly appreciated.
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