MCT oil can be a useful tool to rapidly increase ketone production. They're a healthy source of fat that many keto dieters claim to help them feel full throughout the day, while also providing a mental boost. By knowing the science behind MCTs, you'll be better equipped to use it on your keto diet.
Electrolyte imbalance may be a potential side effect of a keto diet. But with proper guidance, you can ensure they stay in balance for optimal bodily function and performance. Use this guide to ensure you don't get caught short on electrolytes.
Monitoring ketone levels in urine is important for both diabetics and those waiting to maintain ketosis. Here's what to look for, how to test and the advantages vs. disadvantages of testing urine for ketones.
Coffee—it's what gets most people through every morning. Want to make that morning coffee even better? Try adding MCT. Maybe you've heard about people on keto using MCT for extra energy or weight loss, but you aren't sure how to use it. Here's how you can add MCT to your routine.
Are all calories created equal? Not on the keto diet. Weight loss has emerged as a primary incentive for going keto. That's not driven by the amount of calories, but instead by the type of calories consumed.
Your mission: achieve ketosis. But how do you know when it has been accomplished? There are a few telltale signs that you've entered ketosis, both from a positive and possibly negative perspective. Outside of simply testing blood ketone levels, be sure to watch out for these signposts that indicate you're headed down the road for ketosis.
Keto and paleo are extremely popular diets with several overlapping characteristics—but each is unique in its own way. This guide can provides all the science, benefits and considerations to help you make the best dietary decision for your overall health.
Maintaining ketosis is hard. With the newness surrounding the keto diet, it can be difficult to get accurate information on how to optimize your hard work. These supplements can help get you into a higher level of ketosis faster than with dieting or fasting alone.
Ketone salts, also known as BHB salts, provide the body with a way to enter ketosis. But the results are mixed. There are a few options for someone looking to enter ketosis through an external supplement, most notably–ketone esters.
Misconceptions about the ketogenic diet are everywhere. People tend to worry about everything from heart disease to declines in performance, but many of these concerns are grounded in fiction–not fact. We look at the science to debunk a few of the most common keto myths.
Early keto dieters can be met with a series of symptoms as the body adapts to using other sources of energy (besides carbohydrates). Often called the "keto flu," these symptoms are often overcome quickly with a few tips and techniques.
Ketosis can provide a plethora of health and wellness benefits that are now widely known. How deep you are into ketosis can affect the degree of benefits you obtain. Learn how to test for this helpful biomarker.
The ketogenic diet is best known for weight loss. Many think the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet isn't built to bulk up. But evidence suggests building or maintaining muscle on keto is possible–while also improving body composition–through balanced eating and targeted exercise.
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Although many people are aware of the keto diet, they may think there is only one way of practicing it—by being low-carb, high-fat all the time. By following a cyclical keto diet you can enjoy the benefits of ketosis while still occasionally eating carbs for certain purposes, like training.
Butter coffee has become a popular drink choice for people on the keto diet. Although it is not a miracle solution for weight loss, it does provide health benefits. If you're practicing keto, adding butter in coffee is a great way to onboard health fats. Here's how to mix it into your daily routine.
Bringing the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting together simultaneously can help yield fast results. But you may be unsure of how to combine the two together. Here's how both nutrition strategies can work toward the same goal of ketone production.
Achieving ketosis from intermittent fasting or ketogenic diet can take as little as a day, or as long as a week. But it varies from person to person. Things like exogenous ketones can increase this process exponentially, but to optimize ketosis, learning how to keto-adapt is important.
Dr. Ethan Weiss, a UCSF cardiologist & the founder of Keyto, discusses the ketogenic diet as a viable option for improving metabolic and cardiovascular health, what sets apart Keyto’s breath meter from other ketone meters, the consideration of tracking ketones via acetone, and best practices to drive positive behavioral change.
Fat cannot directly be used by the brain, but the converted ketones from the source can. If a brain can no longer effectively use glucose (an observation of many neurodegenerative diseases), can we look at ketones as an alternative fuel source? This is the genesis of Dr. Mary Newport’s story.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick described her use of our exogenous ketone ester as "feeling less anxious and more in the present." Can ketone esters help with anxiety? This is what we'll be exploring today.
Meet Dr. Jason Fung, a pioneer of intermittent fasting in the clinical setting. Dr. Fung reveals similarities of intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet, the hacks one can use during a fast and when to use them, and how fasting can be the cure for the underlying root cause of Type 2 diabetes.
Many popular drinks contain hidden calories and added sugar, which may be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. Find out the best beverage choices for sticking to your diet and hitting your weight loss goals.
Defining metabolic syndrome, why we should care, and what we can do about it. Featuring Ivor Cummins, AKA the Fat Emperor.
The low-carb, high-fat keto diet has been shown to improve body composition and increase endurance performance. But getting into ketosis is difficult. Here's how you can use healthy fats and intermittent fasting to get into ketosis a little quicker.
Power your body and mind with ketosis. Self-proclaimed biohacker Siim Land has been experimenting with these levers much of his life, recently sharing his knowledge and experiments with the world. While he has dabbled in many biohacks, his bread and butter interventions, or should we say just butter, are keto and intermittent fasting. He joins the HVMN Podcast to dive into all things ketosis!
More and more research suggests that ketones are key for reducing inflammation in the body. Is the ketogenic diet as a whole responsible for the reduction of inflammation? Or is it the specific ketone body BHB (beta hydroxybutyrate) that has the most impact? This is a major question that Dr. Brianna Stubbs brings up and explores in this episode of the HVMN Research Roundup.
Exercise periodization is popular with many top athletes, but what if we viewed nutrition in the same lens to maximize metabolism? Bob Seebohar, a dietician for the US Olympic Committee, coined the term "Metabolic Efficiency Training". He reveals real-life applications for anyone searching to optimize their metabolism for both performance and health.
Amy Berger is the author of the Alzheimer’s Antidote, is passionate about the link between diet and brain health. Her research focuses on how a low-carb, high-fat diet can improve neurological brain conditions like Alzheimer’s, and why the wrong diet can worsen and even cause it. There’s a reason it is increasingly being called “Type 3 Diabetes”, and Amy is here to shed some light on why.
Growing evidence suggests that insulin resistance is an important metabolic driver behind diseases like diabetes, neurological conditions like Alzheimer's, and even some forms of cancer. We chat with Dr. Benjamin Bikman, whose research emphasizes the etiology of insulin resistance and disrupted mitochondrial function.
Geoff and Dr. Brianna Stubbs answer the most frequently asked questions about HVMN Ketone, our ketone ester drink. They clear up some misconceptions, talk hard data, and explore potential applications.
To stay up to date on the cutting-edge of health and performance, HVMN Research Lead Dr. Brianna Stubbs tends to read a lot of scientific literature...a lot. In this episode of Research Roundup, Dr. Stubbs dives into three papers studying the effects of intermittent fasting. Featured researchers include Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. Valter Longo, Dr. Courtney Peterson.
A doctor practices intermittent fasting for the first time. The benefits begin to be noticed. The potential becomes fully realized. This is the story of Dr. Molly Maloof, who shares her fasting journey with us today.
Metabolic health, a favorite topic here on the HVMN Podcast, is about much more than just how we metabolize our food. Our metabolic biomarkers can act as a signal to how we perform...perhaps even in the bedroom. Let's chat with Dr. Priyanka Wali, who has expertise in applying low-carb, ketogenic diets to combat the root cause of many metabolic diseases.
The carnivore diet. Eat meat, drink water. With no vegetables, fruits, or carbs, the carnivore diet is reaching fad/cult status as a nutritional strategy that some swear by...while many wave off as unscientific and unsafe. Let's explore the diet with Travis Statham, a moderator for various carnivore online communities.
In this episode of Research Roundup, Dr. Brianna Stubbs dives into three research papers relating to the topic of aging and longevity: BHB Prevents Vascular Senescence Through hnRNP A1-Mediated Upregulation of Oct4, Quantitative Analysis of NAD Synthesis-Breakdown Fluxes, & Young Blood Reverses Age-Related Impairments in Cognitive Function and Synaptic Plasticity in Mice.
Tennis is commonly dubbed the “sport of a lifetime”. This is true for none other than Pat Cash, a legend of the sport who is a Wimbledon Men’s Champion and 5x Grand Slam Finalist. A force to be reckoned with throughout the 80’s, Pat dominated the court by seeking out the cutting-edge of training, nutrition, and recovery…even when no one else was.