The ketogenic diet has evolved since the 1920s when doctors discovered the benefit of using ketones as a fuel source to control seizures in children with drug-resistant epilepsy. Then before the dawn of social media, the keto diet was passed around like a secret in gyms where weightlifters and athletes worked out. Now, there is an entire industry built to offer support for those on the keto diet. You can get keto supplements, keto meal plans, books dedicated to keto, and even listen to keto-based podcasts. But, how do you know which version of keto is right for you?
In this episode, Drew explores the evolution of the ketogenic diet, why a bio-individualized approach is better than a one-size-fits-all approach, and the different morphs of the ketogenic diet, including the Carnivore and the plant-based versions.
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[4:19] The history of the ketogenic diet and how it evolved.
[5:45] Early keto diets consisted of a higher percentage of fat and lower protein intake.
[12:12] Metabolic flexibility describes how the body is designed to run on glucose and ketones.
[17:15] The good and bad side to ketone supplements.
[21:02] Carnivore or plant-based keto, which is right for you?
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