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102: The keto diet — should YOU try it?

by | Jul 13, 2020 | 0 comments

If your goal is a leaner, healthier body…

Or if you simply want to live a longer, happier life…

Then my guest today can help.

Ben Greenfield is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, fitness expert, host of the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast, and all-around fascinating guy. Earlier this year, he published a brand new book called Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging.

On today’s episode, Ben and I are going to talk about the dangers of the keto diet (and how to do it SAFELY), how to improve the quality and duration of your sleep, and why more muscle is NOT better for a longer, healthier life.

So tune in — because Ben and I dive DEEP into these topics and so much more.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How a VEGAN diet can lead to weakness and fatigue — and what you can do about it (3:15)
  • Why the carnivore diet is “boring and restrictive” (8:30)
  • How these “forgotten meats” can supply you with this one essential vitamin (this is incredibly important if you or someone you know is pregnant) (14:35)
  • The simple way to balance your “body batteries” with THIS mineral (20:30)
  • Why wine and chocolate are BACK on the menu (22:30)
  • Who should be on the keto diet (and why it may not be YOU) (25:40)
  • How to get ALL the benefits of ketosis without “having MCT oil at breakfast, lunch, and dinner” (29:15)
  • The “clock secret” for eating MORE carbs (31:45)
  • How 2-5 minutes of THIS before dinner can significantly improve your blood sugar levels and your sleep (32:30)
  • Why Ben answers his emails with his pants pulled down: “It’s like a cup of coffee for the whole body.” (36:00)
  • The TRUTH about salt — plus, the best salt you can buy no matter where you shop (37:50)
  • The most important thing you can do EVERY morning for more energy (and better sleep at night) (41:45)
  • A simple “sock trick” for falling asleep faster (44:00)
  • Why you should NEVER keep these in your bedroom — even if you’re traveling (46:00)
  • Two sports that may actually help you live LONGER and keep your brain healthy (47:50)

Mentioned on this episode:

Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging

Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Healing is Voltage: The Handbook

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life by Robert Becker

JOOVV red light therapy

Iris blue light filter

SleepStream app 

Counterpace Guidance System

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Dr. Gundry on Ben Greenfield’s podcast

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Dr. Mercola reveals: the truth about “keto fasting”

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*The Dr. Gundry Podcast does not offer medical advice.

Ben Greenfield Transcript

About Dr. Gundry

Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”