KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Monitor blood biomarkers on a Ketogenic Diet – Because we all process nutrients differently: “If someone is going to experiment with a ketogenic diet, it’d be smart to measure a variety of blood biomarkers to make sure this diet isn’t totally wrecking their system”
  • Stop consuming drinks with artificial sweeteners – People who consume drinks with artificial sweeteners look five to ten years older biologically compared to those that don’t.
  • Be careful what you eat in the morning – We are more insulin sensitive in the morning, which is a good thing unless you eat too much of the wrong thing, and then it goes straight to fat storage.
  • If you consume animal protein, make sure you exercise frequently – Studies show that with unhealthily lifestyles, there was a higher cancer mortality rate for meat eaters.
  • Always look for NSF certification when buying supplements – Studies how that a large number of supplements don’t contain what it says on the label.
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Dr Rhonda Patrick follows a specific strategy for her diet. It covers what she eats, when she eats, and most importantly, why she eats it. All too often we get caught up with consuming something without enough thought to how it will fit in our overall strategy. Much like Rhonda’s supplement list, you can see how her logic and strategies might apply to your own life.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Rhonda tries to limit eating in a 10 hour window, and only water during the fasting period.
  • Lunch is almost always a micronutrient rich green smoothie, and that is how she gets the majority of her greens.
  • She consumes Broccoli Sprouts or supplements Sulforaphane for its host of benefits.
  • She uses her DNA profile to identify genes like MTFHR, which is why she takes a methylated folate supplement.
  • Cuts out refined sugars and carbohydrates as much as possible.
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