388. The REAL Science Behind Keto, Low-Carb Diet & How They OPTIMIZE Your Performance with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Oct 11, 2021 | Interviews, Podcast

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Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida and Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. His laboratory develops and tests metabolic-based strategies for neurological disorders, cancer, and for enhancing safety and resilience of military personnel in extreme environments. His research is supported by the Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense, private organizations, and foundations.

He’s the genius behind so many things when it comes to keto, but there’s already plenty of keto information out there. We spend some time getting to know him, and asking him all about the different wearables that are available: the Woop, Levels, Oura Ring, and more. Each of these does something different, so finding out what works for you, and what you’re looking to get out of it is key.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [04:07] Celebrating a heritage of food
  • [07:58] Experimenting with low-carb diets
  • [13:44] What ketones are and why we should care about them
  • [19:35] A simple, basic strategy for getting into ketosis
  • [26:32] How the Italian diet keeps people healthy
  • [30:20] The benefits of daily salad and wine
  • [36:50] Nutrition training for medical students
  • [41:10] Thoughts on Biosense



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