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2 Keto Dudes is all about the Ketogenic lifestyle. Science. Recipes. Stories. Join Carl Franklin and Richard Morris on their continuing journey from metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes to wellness.

Episode Date
Nadia Pateguana: Ketogenic Naturopath
The Dudes talk to naturopath Nadia Pateguana about her Ketogenic journey, and how she landed at IDM.
Sep 17, 2018
When Bodies Revolt with Brandon Wehn
While editing the 2 Keto Dudes podcast, Brandon realized keto and perhaps fasting could help him.
Sep 10, 2018
Treating Chronic Pain with Physiotherapist Rowena Field
Richard talks to PhD candidate, physiotherapist, talented photographer and renaissance woman Rowena Field about chronic pain and ketogenic diets.
Sep 03, 2018
Know your meat with Joan Walker
The dudes talk to Joan Walker from Walker Farm who discusses the basics of meat and what you need to know about it.
Aug 27, 2018
Sated and Ted Tieken
Carl and Richard talk to Ted Tieken from Sated about how he went from a metabolically deranged Harvard grad to a keto entrepreneur.
Aug 20, 2018
Ketofest Down Under with Jessica Turton
Richard sits down with Jessica Turton, Dietitian and PhD candidate, to talk about her upcoming presentation at Ketofest Down Under in Canberra Australia on September 16th, 2018.
Aug 14, 2018
The Ketofest Show
Carl and Richard look back at another successful Ketofest.
Aug 06, 2018
Amy Berger Simplifies the Message
Recorded in front of a live audience at Ketofest 2018, the dudes interview nutritionist Amy Berger about the ketogenic diet.
Jul 30, 2018
Low Carb Chef Andrew Justice
In London, Richard sat down with Low-carbohydrate master chef Andrew Justice to talk all things chef'y and keto.
Jul 23, 2018
Sitting Down with Carrie Brown
Carrie Brown was at Pwop Studios in June. She talked about her bi-polar experiences, and how a ketogenic diet helped her regain control.
Jul 16, 2018
Catherine Crofts on Insulin and Dr. Joseph Kraft
While in Zurich, Richard sat down with Kiwi Dr. Catherine Crofts to talk about her research into insulin, insulin resistance, insulin testing and the legacy of Dr Joseph Kraft.
Jul 09, 2018
Joe Kosterich - Low Carbohydrate Physician
Dr. Joe Kosterich is the outspoken Western Australian general practitioner and low-carbohydrate advocate who is changing the medical profession from within. While in Perth earlier this year, Richard sat down with him to talk about how physicians can help their patients with metabolic syndrome using low-carbohydrate diets.
Jun 30, 2018
Sarah Hallberg Reverses Diabetes
At the Food for Thought conference in Zurich this June, Richard talked to Sarah Hallberg about Type 2 Diabetes, low-carb healthy-fat, and Virta Health.
Jun 25, 2018
Kirsty Woods low-carb exercise physiologist
While in Perth, Richard interviewed exercise physiologist Kirsty Woods about how low-carb and exercise work together.
Jun 18, 2018
Dr. Troy Stapleton on Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes
Troy Stapleton is a radiologist who became a Type 1 Diabetic as an adult, and learned to control glucose and reduce insulin requirements with a low carbohydrate diet.
Jun 11, 2018
Nina Teicholz on Dietary Guidelines
During Richard's April visit to America, he and Carl went to New York to interview Nina Teicholz, who is working hard to change the US dietary guidelines.
Jun 04, 2018
Taking a Little Break
Richard had a death in the family, which he shares in this very short message. We're going to take a few weeks off until life returns to normal. Keep calm, keto on, and fast when you can.
May 21, 2018
Prof Ken Sikaris Demystifies Cholesterol
May 13, 2018
Martin Cebis on Strategic Dissonance
While in Perth, Richard Morris talked to Martin Cebis about the strategic dissonance in the health care system brought on by scientific findings about fat, sugar, and Diabetes.
May 07, 2018
Dr. Jason Fung unpacks the Diabetes Code
This week the dudes catch up with Dr. Jason Fung about his new book, The Diabetes Code.
Apr 30, 2018
John Wright on Metabolic Efficiency
While in Perth, Richard sat down with John Wright to talk about the LCHF event he ran there, as well as his new metabolic testing technology.
Apr 23, 2018
Thomas Seyfried may have just cured Cancer
The dudes interview Prof. Thomas Seyfried about his research into the use of ketogenic diets to combat cancer.
Apr 16, 2018
Jessica Turton: Dietitian and Scientist
While in Perth, Richard Morris talked to dietitian and researcher Jessica Turton about her new paper on diet and Type 1 diabetes. Three of her four grandparents had Type 2 Diabetes and her father had a heart attack at a young age. She had no choice but to look into the science behind diet, and discovered that LCHF was the key to treating T2DM. What's remarkable is that Jessica is also a fully qualified APD (Accredited Practicing Dietitian) by the Dietitian's Association of Australia.
Apr 09, 2018
Dr. Ken Berry Rants!
The dudes talk to Dr. Ken Berry. He's a family practitioner in rural Tennessee who treats his diabetic and obese patients with a ketogenic diet, and offers free advice online.
Apr 02, 2018
Bec Johnson: Type 1 Diabetic Superstar
While in Perth, Richard caught up with Bec Johnson. She is the CEO of the Telethon Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre - a charity that supports families of kids with type 1 diabetes. She has Type 1 diabetes herself, and has been Low Carb/Ketogenic for 17 years. She is also a super woman for whom nothing appears impossible - even ocean marathon swimming.
Mar 26, 2018
Ketofest 2.0
The dudes talk about the success of last year's Ketofest, what they plan to do differently this year, other local events they are planning, and how you can host your own Ketofest in your town.
Mar 19, 2018
Stories from Breckenridge
The dudes recap talks and tell stories from the Low Carb Breckenridge 2018 conference
Mar 13, 2018
Ketogenic Pregnancy with AnnaLee Fowler
Mar 05, 2018
Healing Obesity with Eric Westman
The dudes re-connect with Dr. Eric Westman for a chat about T2DM, ketogenics, obesity, and energy balance.
Feb 26, 2018
Eating Fat to Satiety
This week the dudes talk about what eating to satiety means, and how effective it can be.
Feb 19, 2018
What We Got Wrong
This week the dudes reflect on two years of doing the 2 Keto Dudes podcast, and what they got wrong along the way.
Feb 12, 2018
Ivor Cummins on Heart Science
The dudes welcome Ivor Cummins back to the show to talk about his new book, the latest junk science, and the US president's CAC score, among other things.
Feb 05, 2018
Zoë Rocks Part 2
The Dudes talk to Dr. Zoë Harcombe in this second of a two-part series. While in London, Carl visited Zoe at her home where Richard Morris joined the conversation remotely.
Jan 29, 2018
Zoë Rocks Part 1
The Dudes talk to Dr. Zoë Harcombe in this first of a two-part series. While in London, Carl visited Zoe at her home where Richard Morris joined the conversation remotely. You won't want to miss this one!
Jan 22, 2018
Keto Centurians
The dudes celebrate those who've lost 100 pounds or more with the ketogenic lifestyle, and at the same time celebrate their 100th episode!
Jan 15, 2018
Inspiring your Community with Dr. Brian Lenzkes
The dudes talk to San Diego internist, Dr. Brian Lenzkes, about his plans to inspire his local community after discovering the magic sauce of the ketogenic diet.
Jan 08, 2018
Break Nutrition
This week we're playing episode 31 of the Break Nutrition Podcast, on which Richard Morris was recently a guest. It's nearly 2 hours long, but it's a great discussion and we all agreed our listeners would enjoy it. We'll be back next week with more dudeness.
Jan 01, 2018
2018 Holiday Hangout
Hang out with the dudes and their keto friends Brenda Zorn, Kim Howerton, Daisy Brackenhall, and Nick Mailer.
Dec 24, 2017
Keto and Depression with Matthew Mosca
Richard and Carl sit down with Matthew Mosca who refers to himself as "Just a regular dude who treated depression with Keto."
Dec 18, 2017
One year of the Ketogenic Forums
Carl and Richard reflect on the decision to open the Ketogenic Forums. Spoiler alert: It was a great decision!
Dec 11, 2017
Always Hungry with Dr. David Ludwig
While in Sydney, Richard sat down with Harvard professor Dr. David Ludwig to talk about low-carb, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, ketogenic research, ketones, and the bias we all have toward what works for us.
Dec 04, 2017
The Big Fat Fix with Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Carl and Richard catch up with world famous cardiologist Aseem Malhotra in New York. Everything we thought we knew about heart health is likely wrong.
Nov 27, 2017
Thanksgiving 2017
Brenda Zorn and her partner, Kevin, join the dudes to talk about what they are thankful for this year.
Nov 20, 2017
Professor Tim Noakes!
This week the dudes talk to the legendary Tim Noakes about sugar, carbs, and healthy fats.
Nov 13, 2017
Karen Ogilvie Speaks
The dudes chat with Karen Ogilvie about her keto story, and learn a few new tidbits in the process.
Nov 06, 2017
Keto for Absolute Beginners
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin explain the ketogenic diet to newcomers. This is the episode to share with your loved ones.
Oct 30, 2017
Scary Heart Stories
This week the dudes talk to two people with heart issues, and how the ketogenic diet fits into their lifestyles.
Oct 23, 2017
Sitting Down with Peter Brukner
While at Low-Carb Down Under in Gold Coast last week, Richard Morris interviewed Dr. Peter Brukner, a well-known sports-medicine physician in Australia. Peter is leading a war on sugar with a campaign called Sugar By Half, aimed at reducing the sugar hiding in industrial foods (schools, hospitals, etc.) by 50%. He talks about working with sports teams, advocating a low-carb diet, and getting great results. Lots of great nuggets in this show.
Oct 16, 2017
Keto Cycling with Ian Robathan
This week the dudes talk to Ian Robathan, a serious amateur cyclist from the UK, who significantly increased his performance (and lost weight) using a ketogenic diet.
Oct 09, 2017
Catching up with Gary Taubes
This week, the dudes sit down with investigative journalist and best selling author Gary Taubes to talk about bad science, the sugar problem, and all things ketogenic. Errata: Carl omitted the chicken stock in describing the lamb stew recipe. Add before you turn on the pressure cooker.
Oct 02, 2017
The Obesity Code Podcast Pilot with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos
This week the dudes introduce a new podcast with Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos centered around IDM patient success stories. Our patient this week is Marie Drake, who overcame a spate of health setbacks and emerged victorious.
Sep 25, 2017
Lipid Dysregulation with Siobhan Huggins
This week, the Dudes welcome Siobhan Huggins to talk about her research on how plaques form in arteries, and the lipid system in general.
Sep 18, 2017
Keto Woman Pilot with Daisy Brackenhall
The dudes showcase the pilot episode of a new 2KETO production: Keto Woman, a new podcast in which host Daisy Brackenhall talks to amazing women about their experiences reducing carbohydrates and increasing fat intake. In this episode, Daisy welcomes Dr. Louise Reynolds to talk about her life-long struggles with food.
Sep 12, 2017
Join the Ruminati with Dr. Peter Ballerstedt
Richard and Carl are initiated into the Ruminiati by Dr. Peter Ballerstedt. Peter is an expert in the nutrition of ruminants (cattle, deer, bison, etc.) and how we as humans are uniquely dependent on them in our food supply.
Sep 04, 2017
Rogue Dietitian!
Australian Dietitian Feng-Yuan Liu (known as yoo-AHN to her friends) opens a keto coaching clinic against the wishes of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Hilarity ensues.
Aug 28, 2017
Keto Families Pilot Episode
This week, the dudes dedicate the entire episode to showcase a new podcast with keto parents Mark Miller and Karen Mangiacotti. This show is only a pilot. We are hoping to be able to produce a new episode every week, and all the things that go along with a podcast as well.
Aug 20, 2017
The History of Dietary Guidelines with Gary Fettke
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk to Dr. Gary Fettke. This time, he uncovers some of the individuals in the United States who have influenced the US dietary guidelines. You may want to sit down before listening.
Aug 13, 2017
The Dudes Fix Diabetes
Carl and Richard talk about their new effort to bring a type 2 diabetes intervention to groups all over the world. The intervention is not just about saving lives, but about the economic impact of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome has been proven to be at the root of type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and micro-vascular diseases like kidney disease and ED. What is the burden to the economy? How much money (and how many lives) can be saved by adopting the ketogenic lifestyle?
Aug 07, 2017
Richard David Feinman at Ketofest 2017
While at Ketofest, Carl and Richard sat down with professor Richard David Feinman for a chat about biochemistry, cancer, and reducing carbohydrates as the first line of defense against the diseases of civilization. They also talk about the success of Ketofest, and what they intend to do in 2018!
Jul 31, 2017
Doing Science at Ketofest with Dave Feldman
Carl and Richard talk to Dave Feldman about the LDL experiment he did with 22 people during Ketofest weekend.
Jul 23, 2017
Dr. Jeffry Gerber Speaks
Hosts Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk to Dr. Jeffry Gerber, MD. about his experiences treating patients with low-carb and ketogenic diets. He is very critical of the AHA (American Heart Association) and the conventional ideas that keep being re-hashed.
Jul 10, 2017
HEAL Thyself with Melanie Miller
Carl and Richard talk to Melanie Miller about working for Dr. Eric Westman's HEAL Clinic. Melanie's positive attitude is infectious, and her message is on point.
Jul 03, 2017
Bad Science with Nick Mailer
Carl and Richard talk to Nick Mailer about bad science: how to recognize it and avoid it. Nick gives many examples of how we have been conditioned through language to accept bogus claims. The source of this bias may surprise you. Errata Richard mentioned he visited a Sydney Meat-up hosted by Julie and her husband .. he meant to say Linda. Apologies Also after the podcast was recorded, Richard listened to a podcast by Dr Chris Masterjohn that gave an heroic dismantling of the AHA coconut oil press release and the studies behind it. We've linked THAT in the show notes.
Jun 25, 2017
The Salt Fix with Dr. James DiNicolantonio
Richard and Carl talk to Dr. James DiNicolantonio about salt, and how we got it all wrong, from blood pressure to heart disease.
Jun 19, 2017
The 30 Day Steak Challenge
Hosts Carl Franklin and Richard Morris interview Donna Lordi and Brenda Zorn, two regular guests who decided to eat nothing but steak for 30 days. Lipid researcher Dave Feldman joins the conversation to offer his insights into what happened with their lipid profiles during the challenge.
Jun 13, 2017
Show me the Science!
Hosts Carl Franklin and Richard Morris cite and discuss a handful of the science they've found that supports the ketogenic diet as a safe and effective therapy for reversing Type 2 Diabetes and obesity.
Jun 05, 2017
Treating Cancer with Dr. Nasha Winters
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk to Oncologist Dr. Nasha Winters about her experiences treating cancer using, in part, a ketogenic diet. The somewhat simplified idea is that many tumors can be shrunk significantly, sometimes to the point where they are no longer a threat, by starving them of their primary fuel: glucose. Cancer is the next frontier for the ketogenic diet and fasting.
May 29, 2017
Heads Up Health with Dave Korsunsky
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk to Dave Korsunsky, author of Heads Up Health, a web app that brings together your health data from your apps, your fitness devices, AND your doctors, letting you see hidden correlations in the data.
May 15, 2017
Fat Head Kids with Tom Naughton
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris welcome Tom Naughton back on the show to talk about his new book for kids (and everyone else): "Fat Head Kids: Stuff About Diet and Health I Wish I Knew When I Was Your Age." Richard reads and comments on a blog post from Prof. Richard Feinman, and the dudes get into a great discussion on Gluconeogenesis prompted by a post in the Ketogenic Forums.
May 08, 2017
Beyond Atkins with Dr. Eric Westman
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris interview Dr. Eric Westman about his work with Dr. Robert Atkins, his medical practice, his experience treating Type-2 Diabetes with a ketogenic diet, and his newly-launched HEAL program (Healthy Eating and Living), which he hopes will scale up efforts to provide much-needed information to millions of people with Diabesity.
May 01, 2017
Fasting for 46 Days with Ron Coleman
Podcast listener and Ketogenic Forums member, Ron Coleman, talks about his 46-day fast! What? Why? How? What happened? You'll have to listen to find out! Oh, and by the way, Ketofest is on!!!
Apr 24, 2017
Cholesterol Code Update with Dave Feldman
Dave Feldman (@DaveKeto) is back to share more of his research and theories about Cholesterol and the lipid system. He's been doing more N=1 experimentation to determine what effects exercise has on lipid numbers. The results may surprise you. Dave is famous for the Feldman Protocol, a method by which you can make your blood lipid panel move in a dramatic positive or negative way depending on what you eat for the 3 days before a fasting blood test. This show is chock-full of nutritional value. Pun intended.
Apr 18, 2017
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris got together for this special mid-week episode to share their experiences preparing for the first Ketogenic Festival, Ketofest! Get the inside scoop on exactly what they want to accomplish for this festival in New London, CT in July.
Apr 11, 2017
Metabolic Rate
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin discuss the theory of CICO (Calories In vs. Calories Out), a very popular theory about how to lose weight: If you simply create a caloric deficit by expending more calories via exercise than you eat you will lose weight. Does it work? If not, why? Does your body utilize every calorie that you eat? Are all calories burned at the same rate all the time? Does exercise increase or decrease your metabolic rate (calories out)? These are the questions that the dudes tackle on this very technical and even more amazing episode. Errata: An alert listener, Matthew Whited, pointed out that it's gas, not fat, that makes stools float. Reference: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM197205042861804
Apr 09, 2017
Keto Parenting
Keto parents have kids. That we know. What we don't know is how that plays out in the family. Do you encourage your children to eat ketogenic? High fat? Less fruit? Doesn't that sound crazy? Guests Mark Miller and Karen Mangiacotti run a 7-kid household in which most of them have drastically cut sugar and carbs, and have even increased their fat intake. So what happened? You'll have to listen to find out. Be warned. Karen and Mark are naturally hysterical. Get some facial tissues.
Apr 03, 2017
Type 1 Diabetes with Ian Kelly
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris interview Ian Kelly, a regular guy who developed Type 1 Diabetes in his 20s. You'll hear the story of how he thinks he developed it, how he has been managing it for the last 16 years, and what happened when he switched to a ketogenic diet. As of this recording, Ian had only been ketogenic for a week.
Mar 27, 2017
Switching it Up with Megan Ramos
While at the Low Carb Breckenridge conference in Breckenridge, CO in February 2017, hosts Richard Morris and Carl Franklin had a conversation with Megan Ramos from Jason Fung's clinic in Toronto, ON. Megan has thousands of hours of clinical experience dealing directly with diabetic patients who use fasting and ketogenic eating to reverse Type 2 diabetes and lose weight. Her advice, to switch up your diet more often than not, is the topic of this conversation. If you are on a ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting and find yourself at a plateau, take the time to listen to this episode. It may change your life.
Mar 19, 2017
Sitting Down with Gary Fettke (Part 2 of 2)
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin continue their conversation with Dr. Gary Fettke, the now famous (or is it infamous) orthopedic surgeon from Tasmania who has been silenced by the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for having the tenacity to tell his diabetes patients to eat a low-carbohydrate diet so they might avoid him having to amputate their limbs - which he does all too often. This is the first time Gary has spoken out on a podcast since the AHPRA informed him he was not qualified to give nutritional advice to his patients. This is part two of a two-part conversation. Part one was published as last week's show.
Mar 12, 2017
Sitting Down with Gary Fettke (Part 1 of 2)
While at the Low-Carb Breckenridge conference in Colorado in February, 2017, Carl Franklin and Richard Morris got the chance to sit down and talk to Dr. Gary Fettke, the now famous (or is it infamous) orthopedic surgeon from Tasmania who has been silenced by the AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) for having the tenacity to tell his diabetes patients to eat a low-carbohydrate diet so they might avoid him having to amputate their limbs - which he does all too often. This is the first time Gary has spoken out on a podcast since the AHPRA informed him he was not qualified to give nutritional advice to his patients. This is part one of a two-part conversation to be continued next week. Errata: The first minute or so of Gary's audio is sub-par. We are deeply embarrassed by this gross mistake and have flogged ourselves appropriately.
Mar 06, 2017
Mad As Hell (Rebroadcast)
Please enjoy this encore presentation of 2 Keto Dudes from August 16th, 2016. Mad As Hell. Carl Franklin and Richard Morris get angry about how the medical establishment hasn't evolved along with science. We KNOW the chain of events that leads to type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Not only do we KNOW how to reverse it, but we knew in the 70's! Why after all this are most doctors still clueless about how to treat it? Richard tells the story of Dr. Gary Fettke, an Australian doctor who removes diabetic feet. He has been treating his patients with a ketogenic diet, and in 2014 was silenced by the establishment. He is not allowed to talk to his patients about nutrition. If that wasn't maddening enough, an interview with Ivor Cummins reveals the diabetes research by Dr. Joseph Kraft in the 70's. Kraft discovered a method for detecting T2DM 20 years before a diagnosis. His research was effectively ignored. The good news is that you can leverage Kraft's research to figure out your risk of diabetes right now with a simple blood test. We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore! Also, Ivor does use a profane phrase (GD) toward the end of his interview, which we bleeped. Errata: Richard said that of the 54 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) testing low carb vs low fat, that 43 showed that low carb was better, and 26 were significant. The reality is that 47 of those 54 showed that low carb was better and that 27 were significant.
Feb 27, 2017
The TOFI show (Thin Outside, Fat Inside)
Hosts Richard Morris and Carl Franklin interview two ketonians classified as TOFI (Thin on the Outside, but Fat on the Inside). They both have metabolic syndrome and are anything but obese. Metabolic syndrome strikes thin people, too! Get the skinny (pun intended) on TOFIs in this excellent interview with Matt Murray and Terri Lance.
Feb 19, 2017
The Anniversary Show!
It's the one-year anniversary of the 2 Keto Dudes podcast. Carl Franklin and Richard Morris reflect on an amazing year both in their personal lives and in the lives of all of the people who they've helped help themselves. The dudes read what they think is a critical post from the Ketogenic Forums: Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Keto. Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it, and keto is no different. We hope you can learn from our experience how to make your transformation go smoothly. Keep Calm and Keto On! Errata Richard mentioned that he thought Romano was made in the south of Italy. @fiorella from the ketogenic forum sent us a correction "As the name suggests, it's a cheese that's been consumed all the way back to the ancient roman times (common staple of legionnaires) and it is produced in the Lazio region (where the capital city, Rome, resides). The name is in fact protected, and Pecorino Romano is only made in certain area. It's made out of sheep's milk, ergo the name "pecorino" in Pecorino Romano. The Italian word for sheep is "pecora". Its close cousins are other pecorino cheeses, perhaps the second more famous one that is made in Tuscany. But, not as salty and pungent as the Romano. They are milder and eaten as slices. While Pecorino Romano is often grated and shredded, and added to dishes. While Pecorino Romano resides in the "Parmesan" category in American grocery stores, it's not made out of cows milk, as the famous Parmigiano reggiano."
Feb 13, 2017
Weight Loss Surgery Stories
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk with three weight loss surgery (WLS) patients (Dr. Louise Reynolds, Donna Lordi, and Daisy Brackenhall) about their experiences - and how they all landed on the ketogenic way of eating. This is a 2-hour event! Errata: Richard mentioned for each 1% increase in HbA1c there is a 22% increase in diabetic complications, the actual value is 21%.
Feb 05, 2017
Insulin Resistance from the Ground Up with Ivor Cummins
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk to Ivor Cummins about his work with Hungarian Biologist Gabor Erdosi based on research that paints a more detailed picture of how insulin resistance happens. It turns out that adipose tissue (fat cells) have a much bigger role to play in metabolic dysfunction than previously thought. This is a fascinating discussion.
Jan 30, 2017
Family Support
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk to Carl's wife, Kelly J Franklin, about the experience of supporting your partner (or any family member) who's gone ketogenic. We've talked about it from the Ketonian perspective, but not yet from the partner's point of view. This is a great show for couples to listen to when one is eating carbs and one is not.
Jan 22, 2017
Paying it Forward
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk to Lino Tadros, an old friend who suffers from type 2 diabetes and obesity, has tried every diet and procedure without success - even lap-band surgery, and started the ketogenic way of life in January, 2017. Carl flew across the country to cook for him and his family this week. Needless to say, it was yummy, and the whole family feels better after just a few days. This show is about paying your good fortune forward to help the next generation dodge the bullet of metabolic syndrome while it's still relatively easy to do. Errata: Richard mentioned that 50% of Egyptian women have diabetes, but the actual statistic is 50% of Egyptians have central obesity - which is a good sign that they are on the diabetic trajectory.
Jan 15, 2017
Starting Keto
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris think that the Ketogenic diet will see a huge wave of popularity in 2017. Many newcomers are making it their New Year's resolution to 'go keto' to get healthy. So whether you're getting back on the horse, about to begin for the first time, or just kicking the tires, this episode is for you. Happy New Year!
Jan 07, 2017
Ketogenic Forums - Getting off Facebook
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk about the new Ketogenic Forums with tips and tricks for how to get started, how to search for information, post new topics, and comment intelligently on existing topics. They also spoke with Jeff Atwood, the creator of Discourse - the forum software that runs www.ketogenicforums.com - about Facebook, discussions, Q and A sites, and the reasons why he and his team created Discourse in the first place. If you are new to the forums, this is your show! Errata: Richard incorrectly referred to ventral, when he meant ventricular (as in tachycardia).
Jan 01, 2017
Holiday Hangout 2016!
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin are joined at the 2 Keto Dudes Annual Holiday Party by previous guests Brenda Zorn (#21 & #32), Kim Howerton (#32), and L. Amber O`Hearn (#44) for a very special nearly 2-hour-long party version of the show. Don't spend the holidays alone! Hang out with us! And, don't forget to check out our new Ketogenic Forums!
Dec 24, 2016
Conventional Wisdom
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris discuss the conventional wisdom that we all believe, even when we know it's unsupported by actual evidence - like saturated fat clogging your arteries, or the health benefit of plants, or the idea that eating fat "a priori" makes you fat. This show runs a little longer than usual (an hour and 20 minutes) because we made a major announcement that affects the future of our online group. Errata: Richard mentioned the last un-contacted paleolithic tribe in Australia walked out of the desert in 1989, but it was in fact 1984 - and they are known as the Pintupi 9.
Dec 19, 2016
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk to Amber O'Hearn about being a carnivore, evolution, sleep, ketogenic metabolism, and a few other tasty nuggets you won't want to miss! Errata Richard forgot to mention when working with Transglutaminase .. wear food prep gloves. Amber sent us a piece of errata. She writes: In our podcast, Carl asks me if babies *have* to be in ketosis to build brains, and I say yes, but that's not true. That is, the primary way that babies build fat and cholesterol in the brain in normal conditions *is* out of ketone bodies, though a small proportion is also made from glucose. I have a few references on this point in the talk transcript on my blog. The critical question is: What happens if there are no ketones to be had and only glucose? The answer seems to be that glucose will suffice. There is a rare inborn error of metabolism called HMG-CoA lyase deficiency, which prevents the body from making ketones. A paper by another brilliant Morris ( Cerebral ketone body metabolism ) reports that people afflicted with this have white matter abnormalities, but no noticeable loss of function, except of course, they can't go without food for long. This suggests that in cases where there are no circulating ketones, the glucose alternative pathway will take over, and get at least an adequate brain constructed. It occurs to me that children with this condition may be perfect candidates for the therapeutic use of ketones esters, provided the condition doesn't somehow prevent their use. "Given the importance of KBs [ketone bodies] as substrates for myelination, one might expect disorders of ketogenesis to be associated with cerebral white-matter abnormalities. Magnetic resonance imaging has, indeed, shown diffuse mildly increased signal in the white matter of patients with HMG-CoA lyase deficiency. Superimposed on this are foci of more abnormal signal. In most cases, multiple lesions have been present, varying in size from a few millimetres to large confluent areas; as well as in the cerebral hemispheres, they have been reported in the internal capsule and brainstem but not in the corpus callosum or cerebellar white matter. Despite the imaging abnormalities, most patients have had no neurological problems and normal or slightly below average intelligence. The findings would be compatible with hypomyelination, caused by the lack of KB."
Dec 12, 2016
Optimizing Nutrition with Marty Kendall
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris welcome Marty Kendall, a civil engineer fascinated with nutrition, to discuss his work dissecting our relationship between food, nutrition, metabolism, and weight loss. A hallmark of Marty's work is describing the best approach for different metabolic states and body types. This is a fascinating discussion that explains a lot of our eating behavior in the last 50 years. Carl talks about his experiments with macadamia nuts, the results of which support the science.
Dec 05, 2016
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin interview Shane Barnbrook, survivor of an accident that left him classified as an incomplete quadriplegic. Through the magic of the ketogenic diet he has lost considerable weight and controlled his inflammation. Hear the fascinating story of how he and his family have managed to keep their sense of humor as life throws them more than their fair-share of curve balls. UPDATE: Music to Code By actually DID help Shane's daughter get to sleep! Also, Carl DID cook the sous vide eggs after the show was recorded and They. Were. Delicious. Errata: Richard referred to Chef Raymond Blanc having two hats ... but of course he meant Michelin stars. "Chef hats" is an Australian honorary for great Australian chefs only, but not the same thing as a Michelin star which is international and much more sought after.
Nov 28, 2016
Friends and Family
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris discuss different approaches for dealing with the natural friction that happens between low-carbers and their friends and family members. With the holidays approaching, many of us are expecting to be thrust into less-than-comfortable social situations. How do you react to criticism by the family 'expert?' What do you do or say to that diabetic uncle who brings a pie to dinner? Are you a militant interventionist? A passive example-setter? Somewhere in-between? Carl and Richard explored these questions by putting them to the community - and the community spoke!
Nov 21, 2016
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk about non-ketone supplements including vitamins, minerals, fiber, MCT oil, and resistant starches. How important are they when eating keto and/or fasting?
Nov 14, 2016
Thanksgiving, 2016!
This week on 'The Dudes,' Carl Franklin and Richard Morris share their Thanksgiving recipes! Being an Aussie, Richard doesn't technically celebrate Thanksgiving, but he does have a couple great autumn recipes to share. After a few days of planning, Carl spent a whole day shopping and cooking up a feast, which he served that evening to his family and a few close friends. It was a home run!
Nov 07, 2016
Hacking Cholesterol with Dave Feldman
Dave Feldman reveals his technique for cutting your LDL cholesterol quickly and drastically with diet alone. You, me, and the dudes know that high LDL cholesterol isn't a marker of heart disease, but your doctor may not. Dave did the experiment to show people how to drastically lower cholesterol numbers at will, with the added benefit of lowering your insurance premiums.
Oct 31, 2016
Ketones (Repeat)
Carl is in Las Vegas this week at a developer conference, so the dudes didn't get around to recording a show. Please enjoy this encore show from May, Ketones. Carl Franklin and Richard Morris discuss Ketones. What are they? How are they produced? Are they safe? How can we effectively measure our ketone levels? Does it actually matter? All of these questions and more are answered on this episode of 2 Keto Dudes.
Oct 23, 2016
Exogenous Ketones
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris discuss the science behind exogenous ketone supplements. Do they help with weight loss? Are they a shortcut to nutritional ketosis? What can they do for diabetics? Can they help battle cancer or dementia? These are great questions answered on this week's episode. Errata: Richard spoke about the his blood glucose ranges changing slightly after going off Metformin. His previous dawn values were 6.1 mmol/l (110 mg/dl) and his daily range was 4.9 mmol/l (88 mg/dl) to 5.2 mmol/l (94 mg/dl). His new Dawn values are up to 6.5 mmol/l (117 mg/dl) and daily range from 5.4 mmol/l (97 mg/dl) to 5.7 mmol/l (103 mg/dl).
Oct 17, 2016
Ideal Body Weight
Is being overweight dangerous? Is overweight in and of itself a marker for disease? For anyone who has used a LCHF (low-carb, high-fat) diet to get healthy, the answer is obviously no. So, how much body fat is too much, or for that matter, too little? Carl Franklin and Richard Morris explore these and other questions around body weight on this week's episode of 2 Keto Dudes.
Oct 09, 2016
Need some inspiration? Carl Franklin and Richard Morris interview R Kevin Scharmen, an army veteran who survived a nasty accident which left him badly burned. He tells the story, and what led him and his family to the ketogenic lifestyle.
Oct 02, 2016
Protein Controversy
Richard Morris puts forth a hypothesis that explains three controversies surrounding protein. 1) How much protein should we eat? 2) If you fast do you lose muscle mass? 3) If you eat protein does it turn into sugar in your body? Experts disagree about the answers to these seemingly simple questions. Richard has done the math to explain how they are all correct under the right circumstances. This is a very technical discussion, but there is practical guidance that comes out of it, if indeed Richard is correct. As of this recording, it's just a hypothesis. More study and more input is required. Errata: Richard referred to a minimum requirement of 51g of glucose being required to run the brain, the actual figure should be 50g - he made a rounding error in his spreadsheet. The math in the post on our blog is all double checked and (hopefully) free of rounding errors. 50g of glucose, from the glycerol released by burning 500g of fat, which requires that Angus Barbieri ask his body to deliver 3850 kCal of energy, and have at least 123.23 lbs of body fat.
Sep 26, 2016
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin hand over the mics this week to Brenda Zorn and Kim Howerton, both admins on the 2 Keto Dudes Facebook group. Brenda and Kim are here to talk about the unique challenges that women face around the ketogenic way of life. Hormones, periods, PCOS, fertility, pregnancy, menopause, weight loss, and more. This is the first of what we hope will be many more 2 Keto Dudes shows where Brenda and Kim talk about these issues in depth. Errata: The podcast that Kim refers to that discussed how women lose weight slower than men is a lecture by Dr Robert Cywes at the Cape town LCHF conference - see the show notes. Also, Carl said that if a mother eats a high carb diet while pregnant the baby may have a predisposition toward insulin sensitivity. He meant insulin resistance. Also, many people thought Brenda said "Dr. Fung says women shouldn't fast." She was actually echoing the myth that Fung refers to that women should not fast. She may have not chosen her words correctly, but that was her intent, to refer to the myth pointed out by Dr. Fung.
Sep 19, 2016
Paying It Back
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin discuss ways in which we can give back to our local community after having healed ourselves. Carl talks about a dinner/lecture he held for 6 local people at his house, they talk about Ketofest 2017, and bring up the idea of getting a bunch of newcomers - who might need a kick start - together for a retreat. Richard suggests writing a blog. Speaking of blogs, the dudes have put up a new one at blog.2keto.com where they are posting on a regular basis, and hope you will share their posts on Facebook, Pinterest, or just with your friends.
Sep 13, 2016
Tom Naughton, Fat Head
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris interview the one and only Tom Naughton, software guy turned comedian turned Netflix star. His documentary, Fat Head, was first made in response to the movie 'Supersize Me' in which a perfectly healthy man ate 3 meals a day at McDonalds for 30 days to see what would happen to him. The results weren't good. Tom's response was to prove that he could also eat McDonalds' food for 30 days and stay healthy, even lose weight. During the process of making the film he learned about low-carb high-fat eating, ketogenic diets, and the like. Nowadays Tom is an advocate for the ketogenic lifestyle and is still poking fun at the ignorance that abounds in the world of health and nutrition. Eratta: Richard and Carl both mentioned that Beverly's husband who had the late night low glucose event could have eaten a small bit of fruit to get his blood sugar up. However, Andrew in our forum suggested a better option. A spoonful of coconut oil goes directly to you liver to be burned for energy, and if your insulin is low the fat will be partially burned, releasing ketones. Ketones support your brain's need for energy, meaning if you have circulating ketones then low glucose does not necessarily mean that your brain is running out of energy. Also, we incorrectly tallied Tom's quiz score at 5 out of 10. He actually only got 4 out of 10 correct. Maybe that's a good thing!
Sep 04, 2016
Ted Talks (Dr. Ted Naiman)
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk to Dr. Ted Naiman about his experiences treating over 1000 patients suffering from metabolic syndrome with a ketogenic diet and exercise techniques. The conversation goes in many directions. As for the highlights, Ted contributes to the discussion of how much protein we need to eat, and talks about the importance of adding gradual exercise to your lifestyle for maximizing your metabolism. Great show!
Aug 28, 2016
Hunger and Nutrition Movies
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris discuss a few of their favorite movies on the subject of nutrition. Following that, the conversation turns to hunger, the difference between real hunger and carb cravings, and strategies for helping you recognize the difference. They also answer questions about keto without a gall bladder, and as usual, provide a couple killer keto recipes. Errata: Richard said that the body makes carboxylic acid to lower the bodies pH, but it is carbonic acid (H2CO3) that is made in respiratory system and the concentrations managed by your kidneys.
Aug 21, 2016
Mad as Hell
This week, Carl Franklin and Richard Morris get angry about how the medical establishment hasn't evolved along with science. We KNOW the chain of events that leads to type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Not only do we KNOW how to reverse it, but we knew in the 70's! Why after all this are most doctors still clueless about how to treat it? Richard tells the story of Dr. Gary Fettke, an Australian doctor who removes diabetic feet. He has been treating his patients with a ketogenic diet, and in 2014 was silenced by the establishment. He is not allowed to talk to his patients about nutrition. If that wasn't maddening enough, an interview with Ivor Cummins reveals the diabetes research by Dr. Joseph Kraft in the 70's. Kraft discovered a method for detecting T2DM 20 years before a diagnosis. His research was effectively ignored. The good news is that you can leverage Kraft's research to figure out your risk of diabetes right now with a simple blood test. We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore! Also, Ivor does use a profane phrase (GD) toward the end of his interview. We left it in for effect. Errata: Richard said that of the 54 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) testing low carb vs low fat, that 43 showed that low carb was better, and 26 were significant. The reality is that 47 of those 54 showed that low carb was better and that 27 were significant.
Aug 16, 2016
The Obesity Code with Dr. Jason Fung
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk to "The Fastmaster," Dr. Jason Fung about intermittent fasting (IF), extended fasting (EF), diabetes, insulin, metabolism, and doing the simplest thing that works. A word of warning - Dr. Fung uses salty language for emphasis. Obesity and diabetes are epidemic, we all agree. Dr. Fung focuses on insulin and insulin response rather than on carbs as being the only thing that raises insulin. In his clinic, he has hundreds of patients that are all controlling their insulin, and therefore their diabetes. Fasting is one of the most effective methods that they use.
Aug 07, 2016
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk about the importance of cooking for yourself. They give their short list of must-have kitchen gear, and also offer cooking techniques for those who don't have a lot of time. This is a fairly long show, jam-packed with tips and techniques to help you get healthy and have more fun in the kitchen! Carl argues that investing time and money in cooking is an investment in your future - analogous to medical expenses. Errata: W mentioned that Muscle weighs more than fat. That's not precisely correct. Muscle is really more dense than fat. 1 litre of muscle weighs more than 1 litre of fat, but it is equally true to say that 1lb of fat takes up more space than 1lb of muscle. So, if you aren't losing weight on the scale grab a tape measure and see if you have lost inches around your belly - that's fat loss and/or muscle gain.
Aug 01, 2016
Epic Successes
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris consider a few epic success stories, including an amazing story from Kassie and Dustin Ewers, a couple who recently both went Keto. Kassie took a bold step that we're not sure any one of us would take. Was she victorious? Of course she was! You'll have to listen to the podcast to get the rest of the story! Errata: Richard mentioned that insulin concentrations of endogenous insulin at the portal vein is 10x greater than at the periphery. The actual value is 3-10 times and a paper explaining the consequences of using exogenous insulin that has to be at hyperinsulinemic levels at the peripheral vessel walls is linked in our show notes.
Jul 25, 2016
Keto on a Budget
Richard Morris and Carl Franklin discuss the many ways "going keto" can save you money, and how to stretch your cash when less is available.
Jul 17, 2016
Non-Scale Victories
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris ask the 2KD community to relate their NSVs (Non-Scale Victories) or all of the benefits of a ketogenic diet they've noticed other than weight loss. The results may surprise you. The dudes also announced Ketofest 2017, an idea to hold a ketogenic lifestyle festival in July of next year. If you're interested, go to ketofest.com and get on the mailing list. ErrataL Carl mentioned that a ketongenic diet is specifically good for Rheumatoid arthritis(RA), in fact of the two markers tested it only lowered one, but fasting was shown to lower both. So it may well be that fasting, which we know is easer if you are adapted to a ketogenic diet, is your best strategy to deal with RA.
Jul 13, 2016
Being Brenda Zorn
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris interview Brenda Zorn, who's been eating keto since 2014, does intermittent fasting and extending fasting, and also lifts weights while fasted. She talks about the many disease markers that have disappeared since going keto, how this way of eating has helped her overcome depression, and how she has yet to reach a limit when lifting weights. She's a true inspiration! Brenda is also an admin in our Facebook group at fb.2keto.com, and runs her own private group, Keto Ninjas.
Jul 03, 2016
The Big Fat Surprise
In this, the longest 2KD episode yet, Carl and Richard interview Nina Teicholz, author of "The Big Fat Surprise," an award winning book that exposes the politics, bullying, and other malfeasance that led to the suppression of dozens of real randomized trial studies (with real humans - not mice) to determine the danger of eating saturated fat. Guess what the results of all these trials show? You guessed it. Eating saturated fat does not increase the risk of heart disease. Not only that, but eating a well formed high-fat low-carb diet (ketogenic) is protective against heart disease, diabetes, and many other modern ailments. The Big Fat Surprise was named "Science Book of the Year" in 2014 by The Economist.
Jun 26, 2016
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris try to get to the bottom of why everyone is so afraid of the ketogenic diet, of eating fat, and lowering carbs. Feeling they talk about themselves entirely too much, Carl and Richard turn to the fans this week for stories of ketophobia, both in themselves and others. The dudes also talk to one Carrie Thompson, who has been eating a ketogenic diet for 18 years. Guess what? She's not dead. In fact, she's a model of perfect health. What's up with that?
Jun 21, 2016
Markers of Disease with Ivor Cummins
Ivor Cummins joins Carl and Richard to talk about markers of disease. What should you test for? How do you interpret your results? This is often the first decision one makes when considering a lifestyle change to improve your health. Are there better tests you can do for heart disease risk? (hint, yes!) Errata: Richard said his CAC results post on Facebook were shared 48 times, but it's now been 55 times ... 57 times ... 59 times ... ummm many many times.
Jun 12, 2016
Eating Patterns
Carl and Richard look back on 4 months of keto and reveal what they consider to be optimal eating patterns based on their own experience, the science to back it up, and the experience of others they've met on the journey. Not to be missed.
Jun 05, 2016
Heart Disease
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris talk about the science behind heart disease, a component of cardiovascular disease. What is it? When did it start becoming a real problem? How did it happen? Does a ketogenic diet help mitigate it? Of course, the entire discussion is based on solid science, which they have provided links to. Errata: Richard mentioned the "number needed to treat" or (NTT) for statins is 141. But that is incorrect. The Number needed to treat to save one life for someone who has heart disease is 83. You need to treat 83 people over 5 years with statin therapy to save one life. The NTT to save one life for someone without prior heart disease is 8 because no lives would be saved no matter how many people without heart disease took statins. Carl mentioned that Mahler's bread is only 1 net gram of carbs per slice. There is some controversy around this. Some labels show 5 net carbs and some (including the label on my own loaves) show 1 net carb. We'd like to get to the bottom of this mystery!
May 31, 2016
Carl and Richard confront the dreaded plateau, the reason that most people fail on the low-carb diet. In a word, patience. Your body will fight to keep you at your set weight. Maybe it's your gut microbes tugging at your brain. Maybe it's your mitochondria afraid to move on... whatever it is, the dudes have some suggestions and experience to share.
May 22, 2016
Losing 290 Pounds with Tom Seest
Carl and Richard interview Tom Seest. Tom is a software developer from Illinois. In 1999 he injured his back falling down stairs. He was always active before the injury, completely stopping all exercise after. He put on weight. A LOT of weight. He estimates he was over 500 pounds. He started an Atkins diet in 2009 and was down to 490 by the end of 2010. He tried various combinations of low-carb, low-fat and low-calorie diets. In April, 2011 he took his first bike ride and went 2 miles. By the end of the month he was up to 20 mile rides. Since then he's logged 21,700 miles, and has cycled all over the US and in many other countries. He managed to drop 200 pounds with a combination of diet and exercise. In January, 2015 he started a ketogenic diet and has taken off an additional 90 pounds! We talk to Tom about his experiences coping with his situation. Errata: Carl mentioned that the fat you eat has no effect on insulin. This is effectively true but technically false. Dietary fat does raise insulin ever so slightly, but the effect is negligible. However, we strive to be accurate!
May 15, 2016
Carl and Richard discuss Ketones. What are they? How are they produced? Are they safe? How can we effectively measure our ketone levels? Does it actually matter? All of these questions and more are answered on this episode of 2 Keto Dudes. Errata: We said we'd talk about consuming ketones but we never did. There is evidence that the mere presence of ketones in the blood stream is beneficial for controlling some kinds of cancer (listen to the cancer show from last week) however, taking ketones isn't a short cut to ketosis. It's like instead of going for a run you just cover yourself with sweat. The process of burning fat and creating ketones is where the magic happens. Carl mentioned that mitochondria are organelles in _every_ cell in the body. But there are some cells like red blood cells that lack a mitochondria - which is why they can only ferment glucose for energy and are unable to use fat for energy. Richard said that the Romans discovered that fasting cures epilepsy, but apparently a Greek doctor in the roman empire name Galen of Pergamon was just the first to write down that the Greeks had originally discovered the link noting thati n the book "Epidemics," Hippocrates describes the case of a man whose epilepsy was cured with drastic diet and fasting. Erasistratus, a Greek anatomist and royal physician under Seleucus I Nicator of Syria stated, "One inclining to epilepsy should be made to fast without mercy and be put on short rations."
May 08, 2016
Carl and Richard talk to prostate cancer-survivor and friend, Mark Miller. In no way do we intend to claim that the ketogenic diet can cure cancer, but there has been interesting research that shows a correlation between eating a ketogenic diet and reduced tumor size. There's more to the story, and more interventions cited as well. We let Mark tell his story. A note to parents, we do talk about sexual function in this show.
May 01, 2016
Are you new to the Ketogenic diet, or maybe just kicking the tires? Carl and Richard interview Carl's daughter, Emmy, who has been only doing keto for 21 days. This is a good show to listen to if you're completely new to this way of eating and would like a thorough review of what to expect, as well as some first-hand testimony.
Apr 24, 2016
Carl and Richard discuss alcohol, how it is metabolized, particularly by those eating a ketogenic diet. They discuss the carbohydrate content of typical drinks, and share a couple yummy keto-friendly cocktail recipes. Errata: Richard said he'd had 3 Bottles of Moët before the show - but it was actually 3 GLASSES of Moët. Also Richard said he didn't know of research substantiating Alcohol inhibiting gluconeogenesis and 5 minutes after we finished recording he found one from Hans Krebs (linked below). Update: May 11, 2016: Carl did an n=1 study on himself by following a 22/2 intermittent fasting pattern for 3 weeks. He ate only dinner, but had drinks with and after dinner. The result was a big plateau. No major weight loss. He then did a 2 day fast and started eating his one meal at lunch time (with no alcohol) saving the drinks for the evening. The results were positive. He started losing a pound a day. His hypothesis: When you drink alcohol your liver stops metabolizing food and focuses on the alcohol. Once all the calories are extracted from the alcohol the liver goes right back to metabolizing food, but now your caloric intake has increased and some of the calories from the food will not be used, and some of the fat will be stored in the fat cells. By giving the body time to process the food intake, you allow the liver to do it's job. More fat gets burned. By the time you introduce alcohol a bigger chunk of your lunch has already been metabolized.
Apr 17, 2016
Carl Franklin and Richard Morris research the elusive cholesterol. Is it bad? Good? Why so much bickering? The results may surprise you. Also, Carl got his blood work results after 2 months on the ketogenic diet. There's great news. As far as potentially bad news, that's what was discussed. You guessed it. Cholesterol. Errata: Richard referred to the units for fasting insulin being pico IU, but the correct unit is “microunits per milliliter” (mcU/ml or mIU/ml). Richard also mentioned that the Norwegian Hunt 2 study followed 5,000 individuals for 10 years, but it was actually 50,000 individuals for 10 years. Note: Converting Cholesterol divide mg/dl by 38.67 Note: Converting Triglycerides divide mg/dl by 88.57 When first published on April 11, 2016, this show was linked to episode 8. If you find yourself here because of that, just re-download it. We fixed the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Apr 11, 2016
Type 2 Diabetes
Carl and Richard discuss Type 2 Diabetes. How does one get it? Is it reversible? How does it differ from Type 1 Diabetes? How does the medical establishment tell you to manage it? What does the standard recommended diet for Type 2 diabetics look like? These are all questions Carl and Richard tackle on this week's 2 Keto Dudes. Errata: Richard said that a study showed that people with an HbA1c under 8.5 might still be able to see a reversal with an intervention that lowered serum triglycerides - the study was "Very-Low-Calorie Diet and 6 Months of Weight Stability in Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiologic Changes in Responders and Nonresponders" and the non-responder group (no reversal of pancreatic burnout) had an HbA1c of 8.4% ± 0.3, the responders (reversal of pancreatic burnout) had an HbA1c of 7.1% ± 0.3 - so if glucose control turns out to be the discriminator the cut off may be between 7.4% and 8.1%.
Apr 04, 2016
This week Richard Morris and Carl Franklin talk about sweeteners other than table sugar, the good and the bad. Errata: Carl mistakenly said that he had an insulin response to the Truvia brand sweetener (Erythritol + Stevia), but in fact it was the Fructevia brand, which combines fructose with Stevia.
Mar 27, 2016
Today Richard and Carl geek out on Protein. So much of what they do is separating fact from fiction, and this episode is no different. Did you know that excess protein turns into glucose? Of course, there is science to back all of this up. Good thing the dudes have learned to harness their OCD for the powers of good! Eratta: Carl mentioned that sugars like glucose and fructose trigger an insulin response but only glucose does. Fructose doesn't require insulin to be metabolized. Richard mentioned that after 6 months of keto he was left with "massive" muscles, this is in relation to the muscles he thought he totally didn't have before he started keto.
Mar 19, 2016
Richard and Carl talk about their experiences with fasting. You should always consult your doctor before starting a fast. That said, both Carl and Richard had great experiences with fasting. It's not what you think. It's much better. Eratta Richard mentioned that his regular glucose is 5.2 mmol/l and incorrectly converted that to 80 mg/dl which is incorrect. 5.2 mmol/l is actually 93 mg/dl. There is an online tool for converting between mmol/l and mg/dl at http://en.mte.cz/conversion.php
Mar 14, 2016
The Big Fat Show
This week Carl and Richard talk about fat. Good fats. Bad fats. Fat myths and fat facts. They also talk about Post Induction Stall Syndrome, an expected pause in weight loss that happens around week 2 or 3, and can last for up to 6 weeks. Recipes this week include Carl's Fathead pizza and Richard's pulled lamb shoulder. Errata Richard stated that Almond is high in Omega 6 PUFAs but it is only 12% PUFA and 30% MUFA. If you eat a lot it will contribute a fair amount of OMega 6 PUFAs to your diet, but in small amount it won't likely be a problem. Macadamia Oil however has less than 1% PUFA and 61% MUFA so there really is no reason to not use Macadamia oil.
Mar 07, 2016
This week Carl and Richard talk about insulin - the quarterback of hormones, and one that they have both been producing at champion rates until the moment we went keto. They also talk about salt, minerals, glycogen, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and the various aspects of metabolic syndrome. Recipes this week include Richards Brown Chicken Stock and Carl's Keto-Waffles. Errata Richard misspoke about the study of the Scotsman who hold the Guinness world book of records for the longest fast. He actually fasted for 382 days, not 250 days.
Feb 29, 2016
Why is sugar so toxic? Is there a difference between how glucose and fructose get metabolized? Carl and Richard answer these and other important questions about sugar on this episode of 2 Keto Dudes. Recipes this week include Pad Thai Chicken from Carl and the Maple Bacon Ice cream from Richard. Errata Richard mistakenly referred to the ancient greeks discovering that Diabetes is related to sugar by tasting it .... actually that's not true. In 1674, it was English physician Thomas Willis discovered that the urine of a diabetic Patient was "wonderfully sweet as if imbued with Honey". The ancient greeks however first noticed that people who had diabetes had insatiable thirst and peed all the time - so the name diabetes is greek for "Siphon". They have a sense of humor those ancient greeks. Richard said (11:25) that "Lustig says ... that fructose causes insulin sensitivity" ... but of course he intended to say "fructose causes the insulin resistance that ultimately makes glucose an acute poison"
Feb 22, 2016
Getting Started. Keto Flu
In the premiere episode of 2 Keto Guys Carl and Richard bring you up to speed on the science and common sense behind the ketogenic diet. Errata Richard mistakenly referred to the Heart being 22% more efficient when running on ketones at 18:07 - the correct figure is a 28% better hydraulic efficiency (per: The therapeutic implications of ketone bodies).
Feb 15, 2016