Going Ketotarian with Dr. Will Cole

Boomer Anderson
November 13, 2018
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Dr. Will Cole joins the Decoding Superhuman podcast to discuss the problems with a vegetarian or vegan diet and how to get the benefits of a plant-based diet through being Ketotarian.

I spent my mid to late teens to my mid to late 20s being a vegan. It was the conventional vegan diet. It was higher carbohydrates, lower fat.So sprouted grains and soaked you know beans and lentils and legumes. That is by and large where I got my calories. It was better than the standard American diet. But just because something's better doesn't mean it's optimal. Over that time period. I slowly not overnight started seeing digestive issue is and inflammatory problems and fatigue.

Who is Dr. Will Cole?

Dr. Will Cole, leading functional-medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam at and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of the book, Ketotarian in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.

What is Ketotarian?

Ketotarian combines the best parts of a ketogenic diet with the best parts of a plant-based diet.

Key Highlights of this Podcast

  • [5:33] What is ketotarian?
  • [7:30] Dr. Cole's experience with going vegan for 10-years
  • [13:00] What is the significance of the 60-day onboarding process with the ketotarian diet?
  • [16:02] The best fish to eat on a "vegequarian" (or ketogenic pescatarian) diet
  • [17:30] Under what circumstances to add foods like Tempeh and Natto
  • [21:51] How to properly use bone broth
  • [25:05] The benefits of collagen
  • [27:07] Should you be tracking gross or net carbs?
  • [31:06] Under what circumstances do sugar alcohols matter
  • [33:39] Does alcohol knock you out of ketosis?
  • [37:22] Dr. Cole answers the final 4 questions

Resources Mentioned

The Final Four with Dr. Will Cole What is Health?

  • Radiance

What is Dr. Cole's Top Trick for Enhancing Focus?

  • Being fat adapted
  • Lion's Mane and Mucina Puriens

Favorite Book on High Performance?

Episode Transcript

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