episode #202

Ketosis, Exogenous Ketones, & Female Metabolism with Dominic D’Agostino



Dr. Stephanie speaks with one of the most renowned experts in the ketogenic diet field, Dominic D’Agostino. They dive into the benefits of the keto diet, including feeling full longer, hunger, and the ease of calorie restriction. They discuss keto and its effects on the microbiome. You’ll learn how to measure ketosis effectively, and the benefits of exogenous ketones. Discover the relationship between ketones and cancer, salt VS ester, what the ideal ketone levels are, how to go about fasting, PCOS, and supplement stacking. This episode is jam-packed with proven knowledge and will give you a solid foundation for understanding the ketogenic diet.

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 Episode Overview:

  • 8:09 Introduction
  • 12:10 Benefits Of The Ketogenic Diet
  • 20:16 Ease Of Calorie Restriction and Carnivore
  • 23:50 Evolution Of Dom’s Ketogenic Diet
  • 28:12 Keto And The Microbiome
  • 37:30 Measuring Ketones
  • 43:17 Ketone Tolerance Test
  • 46:55 Exogenous Ketones
  • 59:19 Indulgence
  • 1:01:02 Benefits Of Exogenous Ketones
  • 1:05:01 Exogenous Ketones On Cancer
  • 1:07:10 Ketone Salt Vs. Ester
  • 1:17:09 Ideal Ketone Levels. Enantiomers & Supplementation
  • 1:24:35 Dom’s Favourite Supplements & Supplement Stacking
  • 1:30:20 Ketogenic Diet With Women
  • 1:38:15 Fasting & Hormonal Changes
  • 1:47:20 Ketogenic Diet and PCOS

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