We’re back with Episode 32 of the Real World Paleo Podcast. Christine interviews certified nutritionist Amy Berger, MS, CNS, NTP, about the latest research on ketogenic diets and their applications to neurological disorders including dementia, ALS and MS as well as cancer and autism. She shares amazing stories of people who reversed Alzheimer’s Disease using a high-fat approach. We also talk about using ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting for weight loss.
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2:23 Primer on ketogenic diet and ketones
5:31 How does a ketogenic diet compare to a Paleo diet?
7:07 Concerns about eating so much fat including clogged arteries and weight gain
8:32 Research on ketogenic diets and neurological disorders
11:55 How does a ketogenic diet improve neuromuscular disorders like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)?
16:21 What about other neuromuscular disorders?
17:50 Ketogenic diet originally used for epilepsy
19:40 Is mechanism similar between epilepsy and ALS and how does that differ from Alzheimer’s Disease?
21:46 Broad application of ketogenic diets
23:05 Delaying dementia with a ketogenic diet
25:00 Stories of reversing Alzheimer’s Disease on a high-fat diet used by Dr. Dale Bredesen
27:09 Other lifestyle components of Dr. Bredesen’s program
31:19 Stories of people who improved on the ketogenic diet
32:38 Ketogenic diets and mental disorders
34:08 Why don’t doctors mention ketogenic diets to their patients?
37:28 What does a medically supervised ketogenic diet mean?
42:10 Dangerous levels of ketones, diabetic ketoacidosis and more on medical supervision
45:41 When is the window of opportunity for a ketogenic diet to improve disorders?
48:12 Does a ketogenic diet work for autism?
49:42 Should you try a ketogenic diet to prevent a condition?
52:41 Can a ketogenic diet help with weight loss?
55:50 What is included and excluded on a ketogenic diet
59:22 What is intermittent fasting and does that work for sugar cravings?
66:23 When you hit a weight loss plateau, would you choose intermittent fasting or a ketogenic diet?
Amy’s Website: tuitnutrition.com
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- The Ketogenic Diet as a Treatment Paradigm for Diverse Neurological Disorders
- Ketones: Metabolism’s Ugly Duckling
- Neuroprotective and disease-modifying effects of the ketogenic diet
- Ketogenic Diet in Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Beyond weight loss: a review of the therapeutic uses of very-low-carbohydrate (ketogenic) diets
- Article on Dr. Dale Bredesen’s program to reverse Alzheimer’s Disease
Next Episode: We will have model and athlete Andy Hnilo on the show to talk about his amazing recovery from a hit-and-run car accident that changed his life and inspired him to create a new company Alitura Naturals that sells only natural skincare, haircare and cosmetic products.