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Not only is Dominic D’Agostino a researcher, professor, and neuroscientist, he’s also a biohacker and athlete. In this episode we discuss using calorie restriction, fasting, and the ketogenic diet to boost brain function, fat loss, athletic performance, and for therapeutic purposes, particularly regarding brain-related diseases and cancer.
The primary focus of his laboratory is developing and testing metabolic therapies, including ketogenic diets, ketone esters and natural and synthetic molecules to target metabolic processes. His research also explores the use of these therapies for a broad range of disorders. D’Agostino’s laboratory uses in vivo and in vitro techniques to understand the physiological, cellular and molecular mechanism of metabolic therapies. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Department of Defense (DoD), private organizations and foundations.
So if you or somebody you know is suffering through neurodegenerative disease, diabetes, cancer or you just want to avoid these things in the future, this episode is definitely one you’ll want to pay attention to and share with those who might really need this info.
What You’ll Hear In This Episode
00:35 Adapting to a lower carb diet as an athlete and why it might be healthier for you long term.
02:15 High level military units using ketogenic diets and supplements.
05:05 Some examples of how the brain physiology changes on a ketogenic diet.
07:10 Does a ketogenic diet down-regulate thyroid hormone? And if so, for which populations?
09:20 How a disrupted circadian rhythm plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism.
12:05 Dominic’s thought on Wim Hof and his ability to control the autonomic nervous system.
16:20 The historical & religious aspect to modulating your autonomic nervous system.
18:20 Taking a ketogenic approach to something like thyroid cancer or brain cancer.
22:20 Cancer cell physiology & how to assist or enhance a standard cancer therapeutic approach.
25:35 Muscle wasting: understanding age-related sarcopenia, cachexia, & cancer.
28:20 The physiological and metabolic effects of chemotherapy.
33:20 Working with a nutrition expert familiar with the ketogenic diet.
36:20 Understanding food is much more nuanced than just macronutrients.
More in-depth Info and Research Compiled by Dominic – Ketonutrition.org
& Metabolic Optimization
Bio @ University of South Florida
Facebook: Dominic D’Agostino
Free E-Book: The Ketogenic Diet for Type 1 Diabetes
Free E-Book: Conquer Type 2 Diabetes with a Ketogenic Diet
Info on Therapeutic Applications of a Ketogenic Diet – The Charlie Foundation
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