Three key opinion leaders touch on the biological science behind ketosis as well as emerging scientific research that suggests the epigenetic benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. To monitor progress during a ketogenic lifestyle plan, they explain how to check for ketone levels, the optimal range for ketosis, and which biomarkers to measure. To help supplement a meal plan, easy-to-consume exogenous ketones and MCT oil provide a convenient way to boost fat intake and help patients reach their ketogenic goals. The following questions will be answered:
- What are ketones? What role do they play in a ketogenic state?
- What is the relationship between insulin and ketone levels?
- How do you check for ketone levels? What is the optimal range for ketosis?
- What biomarkers should be measured?
- What role do exogenous ketones play in a ketogenic diet?
- What role do MCT oils play in a ketogenic diet?
Insights from ketogenic science experts in this Q&A discussion will give you a solid understanding of ketone ranges to achieve therapeutic ketosis and how you can support your patients through nutritional supplementation to help them achieve and sustain nutritional ketosis.
Originally aired August 2, 2018
Scott Bergman, DC, CTN, DAAIM; Director, Chiro Kinetics
Scott Bergman, DC, CTN, DAAIM is a chiropractor, board-certified naturopath, diplomate in integrative medicine, and certified Functional Medicine practitioner in Walnut Creek, California. Since 1993 Dr. Bergman has been the director of Chiro Kinetics, an integrative health clinic combining chiropractic health care, rehabilitation, pilates, core yoga therapy, Functional Medicine, and biological resonance. He uses these resources to treat all age groups and varied levels of health, from those with chronic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions to world champion ultra endurance athletes. For 25 years, Dr. Bergman has presented edifying health, nutrition, and fitness information internationally in business, education, and community settings. Dr. Bergman completed his chiropractic training at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP; Clinical Director/Owner, Lazarus Wellness
Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP is the clinical director for Lazarus Wellness, located in the Napa Valley and Diablo Valley. He is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and is a board-certified Nutrition Specialist. He also has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine as well as a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He served as faculty at University of Western States, specializing in Functional Medicine for metabolic syndrome and is an expert in diabetes, autoimmune, and digestive disorders.
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD; Professor/Researcher, Dept. of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD is a Registered Dietitian and Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. For the last two decades, he has performed cutting-edge research elucidating how humans adapt to diets restricted in carbohydrate, with a dual focus on clinical and performance applications. His work has contributed to the existing robust science of ketones and ketogenic diets, their use as a therapeutic tool to manage insulin resistance, plus their emerging potential to augment human performance and resiliency. Dr. Volek has secured several million dollars in research funds from federal sources, industry, and foundations. He has been invited to lecture on his research over 200 times at scientific and industry conferences in a dozen countries. His scholarly work includes 300+ peer-reviewed scientific publications and five books, including a New York Times bestseller.
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