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Angela Foster Performance Podcasts - Episode 216

EP 216: Unlock the Keto Code (Without Actually Going Keto) and Turbo-Charge Your Metabolism – with Dr Steven Gundry

Dr Steven R. Gundry is an American physician and low-carbohydrate diet author, most famous for his book ‘Unlocking the Keto Code’. He is also the founder of Gundry MD, dedicated to dramatically improving human health, happiness, and longevity through his unique vision of diet and nutrition.

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Unlock the Keto Code (Without Actually Going Keto) and Turbo-Charge Your Metabolism - with Dr Steven Gundry

Dr Steven R. Gundry is an American physician and low-carbohydrate diet author, most famous for his book ‘Unlocking the Keto Code’. He is also the founder of Gundry MD, dedicated to dramatically improving human health, happiness, and longevity through his unique vision of diet and nutrition.

Dr Steven joins Angela to talk about mitochondrial uncoupling, specifically how you can eat certain foods designed to turbo-charge your metabolism, effectively wasting calories, enabling you to support energy and vitality while supporting fat loss at the same time.

Key Takeaways

  • There must be a mechanism by where mitochondria protect themselves. The best example of this is to see it as a kind of pressure cooker, where if the pressure reaches a certain point it explodes. This is prevented by a pressure valve, which is the same method used by mitochondria.
  • Ketones are often misrepresented as some kind of miracle fuel for the body that is desired by every part of physical form. But this is not true.
  • Free fatty acids go to the liver, and the liver converts them to ketones, which are very small acids that can get through the blood and be used as a fuel. This explains why, if you’re hungry, you make ketones.
  • The polyphenol compounds were designed by plants to protect their mitochondria from sun damage. Polyphenols that we eat are very poorly absorbed, but we’re beginning to see that they are the most important prebiotic for our gut bacteria.

Best Moments

‘It’s virtually impossible to get kids or adults to avoid carbohydrates for any length of time’

‘Ketones are touted as some kind of miraculous fuel’

‘These are consequences of that thermonuclear reaction – that coupling’

‘Gut bacteria, in turn, make these compounds much more bio-available’

About the Host

Angela Foster

Angela is a Nutritionist, Health and Performance Coach. She is also the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge, an Exclusive Private Membership Site giving individuals the tools and bio hacks needed to optimise their genetic expression for optimal health and performance.

After recovering from a serious illness in 2014, Angela left the world of Corporate Law with a single mission in mind:

To inspire and educate others to live an energetic, healthful and limitless life.

Angela believes that we can truly have it all and has spent the last 5 years researching the habits and routines of high performers, uncovering age-old secrets, time-honoured holistic practices and modern science to create a blueprint for Optimal Human Performance.

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