41: Acidic Ketones, Anxiety, Calories In Ketones, Allergic Reaction, 130g Carbs For Brain Health

41: Acidic Ketones, Anxiety, Calories In Ketones, Allergic Reaction, 130g Carbs For Brain Health


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KEY QUOTE: “If you’re already an anxious person and you drink lots of caffeine and then I put you into ketosis, the ketones actually upregulate the production of atrial natriuretic peptide…which can increase the sensation of anxiousness.” — Dr. Adam Nally

Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 41:

– Why does a breath alcohol device give a reading with higher ketones?

Hi Jimmy and The Doc,

I read an article this week that dismissed the ketogenic diet for some specific health reasons. Here’s the link: http://www.popsugar.com.au/fitness/What-Keto-Diet-41519711

They say in the column that “if you’ve been considering the ketogenic diet, think again.” It looks to be mostly erroneous, but they make one point about weak bones from the ketones pulling phosphorus and calcium out of the bones that I’ve never heard about before. Here is the paragraph where they discuss this: “Weak bones and stress fractures happen because ketones are acidic and one of their jobs is to pull phosphorous and calcium out of your bones. When ketones are your sole source of energy, you have a buildup, and thus, you deplete your phosphorous and calcium. This can lead to stress fractures and bone problems.”

Do you guys have any thoughts about this?

Kind regards,

Jon

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1. Why did I experience more anxiety when I started on the ketogenic diet?

Hello Jimmy and the Doc,

After hearing Tim Ferriss talk about using keto for Lyme disease, that made me want to give it a try. I dove right into the diet and was sleeping amazingly well the first few weeks which ran counter to what I had heard about getting into ketosis. But there was one problem that reared its ugly head: ANXIETY! I found I was much more anxious all day, everyday while in ketosis and it became way too much for me to handle. So I returned to my lower-carb, but not ketogenic diet and the anxiety stopped…but then my sleep wasn’t great anymore. I’m frustrated and struggling with my weight again.

So what about the anxiety I experienced eating keto? Does this typically happen to people on this way of eating and is there anything I can do differently in the future if I decide to try it again. I’d love your insights because I have no idea who else to ask!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Jenny

2. Do the calories from ketones spilled over in the breath and urine account for weight loss on a ketogenic diet?

Hey guys,

Has anyone ever quantified the caloric value of ketones that are lost in the breath and urine over the course of a day. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and my theory is that perhaps the weight loss that happens on the ketogenic diet is not due to burning more calories but rather simply due to spilling them out in the form of ketones. The analogy that comes to mind is how the mileage of a car drops as it spills hydrocarbons in the exhaust. What do you think?

Yours truly,

Mike

3. Can an allergic reaction directly impact your blood ketone levels?

Dear Jimmy and Dr. Nally,

It seems that my blood ketones drop significantly from 2-3 mmol down to 0.5 or less when I have an allergic reaction.
Would an allergic reaction from hay fever or asthma, for example, that comes with an inflammatory response impact my ability to be in ketosis? Is it due to histamines or does the reaction to allergies lead to an insulin surge that lowers the ketones? Are there any studies in this area?

Thanks,

Arthur

KEY QUOTE: “If you are a sugar burner, you need 130 grams of glucose in the body (for brain function). What they’re not telling you, though, is there’s another way. If you’re ketogenic, you actually don’t need that many grams of carbs.” — Jimmy Moore

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Hi Jimmy and Dr. Adam,

After reading into the new nutrition label updates from the FDA, a few links later and I found myself casually browsing the attached government page providing the recommendations for the consumption of carbohydrates. It’s really illuminating stuff to me. But I became concerned when I read they claim we need 130 grams of carbs a day “to provide the brain with an adequate supply of glucose.” This has left me worried about my intake of carbs which is less than half of that.



Do we really need 130g of carbs a day? What are the negative effects of not reaching this daily intake? Could I maintain ketosis at that level of carbohydrates to fulfill this requirement? Please help me understand this.

Thanks,

Tori

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