Episode #131:David Jockers, DC- Ketogenic Diet Meals, Carb Cycling & Mistakes

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41:50 Ketogenic Diet Misconceptions: It is not the Atkins diet. It is not tons of bacon and butter on everything. The focus should be on consuming high levels of phytonutrients. …..A common mistake is the consumption of poor quality fats and proteins. Also common is the creation of a high protein diet rather than a high fat diet. High protein turns into sugar. We need the fat.

33:01 Post Meal Blood Sugar for Ketosis: The sweet spot for ketosis is 50 to 80 between meals. The longer that your blood sugar is up, the less your body will create ketones.

18:40 Ketones in the Brain: Ketones are the brain’s preferred fuel source. They also increase levels BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which has a positive effect upon neurogenesis, the formation of new cells and synaptic density.

35:24 Carbohydrate Cycling: Everything and everyone is individual. In general, Dr. Jockers recommends to his patients to once a week, ever day or every other day, to have a higher carb meal. It is better to do in the evening hours, because it will have a positive effect upon lowering stress hormone and producing serotonin and melatonin.