The Ketosis Deep Dive with Cristi Vlad

Boomer Anderson
August 8, 2018
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So ketogenesis is the process of creating ketone bodies and mitochondria of liver cells. So that’s where the magic happens primarily. So we are in the mitochondria of liver cells and that’s where ketogenesis occurs… we have three main ketone bodies out of which one is technically not a ketone. So we have Beta hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetate and acetone. Beta hydroxybutyrate is technically not a ketone. It’s a carboxylic acid.

Who is Cristi Vlad?

Cristi Vlad holds a master’s degree in civil engineering. He’s self-taught in genomics, nutrition and biochemistry, machine learning, bioinformatics, cybersecurity and rational thinking.

Cristi is the author of seven books including Ketone Power and Periodic Fasting.

Cristi Vlad’s utilizes the scientific method in his approach to experiments to limit logical fallacies and remove cognitive bias. He favors science-based medicine, which is actually different from evidence-based medicine.

In research, Cristi looks for good evidence and solid arguments to support an ever-changing world view and opinion. This method leaves him thinking fluid and flexible instead of fixed and self-limiting.

What is a Ketone?

The simple definition (without getting into organic chemistry): a byproduct of fat being burned in the metabolism. It serves as an alternative to glucose.

Key Highlights from The Ketosis Deep Dive

  • What is the Ketogenic Diet?
  • How to restrict carbohydrate intake to enter nutritional ketosis
  • The effects of a ketogenic diet on hormone signaling
  • Cristi’s personal experience and benefits with the Ketogenic Diet
  • The types of ketone tests and which is best
  • Why Ketone urine strips may not be useful after several months in ketosis
  • Are exogenous ketones worth the price?
  • Who will benefit from exogenous ketones?
  • Ketone Salts vs. Ketone Esters
  • Why you may not want to consume exogenous ketones on a high carbohydrate diet
  • Is the ketogenic diet for everyone?
  • How to manage and maintain electrolyte levels in ketosis
  • The role of fasting in a ketogenic diet

Resources and Research Mentioned

Products Mentioned

Cristi’s Favorite Trick to Increase Focus Cristi’s Favorite Book on Peak Performance?

  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Caffeine and L-Theanine

Episode Transcript

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