Principia Ketogenica

Compendium of science literature on the health benefits of low carbohydrate high fat ketogenic diets, carbohydrate restriction and ketosis in general. Get it at Amazon on Kindle or in paperback With hundreds of research papers and scholarly journal articles from over the past century, addressing 15 major health and fitness topics covering over 100 general […]



[VIDEO] Zyzz on the Keto diet


[VIDEO] Dr. Stephen Phinney – ‘The Art and Science of Low Carb Living and Performance’


[VIDEO] Prof. Tim Noakes – ‘Medical aspects of the low carbohydrate lifestyle’


[VIDEO] Dr. Stephen Phinney – ‘Achieving and Maintaining Nutritional Ketosis’





[VIDEO] BBQ Pork Belly on the Grill

[VIDEO] RWW News: Fischer Says The Sale Of Bacon Proves That America Is A Christian Nation


[VIDEO] Craig Ferguson: Kevin Bacon, The Bacon Brothers [September 15, 2014]



[VIDEO] Eating A Bacon McDouble in 10 Seconds!



[VIDEO] Bacon Hacks Everyone Must Know!



[VIDEO] How It’s Made Bacon



[VIDEO] Jamie makes the Perfect Bacon Sandwich


[VIDEO] All Bacon Burger – Epic Meal Time



[VIDEO] Vegan Invades TED: The Potassium Pickle-Part 3



[VIDEO] Dr Oz Gary Taubes Part 1

[VIDEO] Challenging the Dogma of Obesity: An Insulin Nation Interview with Gary Taubes

[VIDEO] Gary Taubes: What If Fat, Doesn’t Make You Fat?

[VIDEO] How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena

[VIDEO] The Coconut Ketogenic Diet

[VIDEO] Majority Report – Sugar: The Bitter Truth (w/ Dr. Robert Lustig)

Dr. Robert Lustig President of the Institute For Responsible Nutrition explains the food myths that are driving disease in America and around the globe, why not all calories are created equal, the collusion between food industry and government, the myth of individual responsibility and what we need to do to end the American public health […]

[VIDEO] Bryan Cranston on Howard Stern about losing weight as Walter White in Breaking Bad

Howard Stern interviewed Bryan Cranston on March 4, 2014 and asked him how he lost weight so quickly for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad. Simple: he cut out carbohydrates.

[CHART] The Principle Of Human Carbohydrate Intolerance – Volek

This is a telling graphic that explains a bunch, and deserves it’s own discussion. Basically – the less carbohydrates an individual has, the more predictable the outcome. In many studies we can determine down to the lowest P number what will happen if carbohydrates are restricted or removed entirely, however if you switch it out […]

[VIDEO] Podcast #124 Resistant Starch Revealed w/ Richard Nikoley & Tim Steele – Bulletproof Executive Radio

Ketone Body Therapy: From ketogenic diet to oral administration of ketone ester – 2014

Ketone bodies (KB), acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate, were considered harmful metabolic by-products when discovered in the mid-nineteenth century in urine of patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. It took physicians many years to realize KB are normal metabolites synthesized by the liver and exported into the systemic circulation to serve as an energy source for most extrahepatic tissues. […]

I’m a little frustrated by the oversimplification of “carbs get turned into fat.” – Naoinin

The “carbs make you fat” meme really took off since Taubes and it inspired a gazillion cringe-worthy infographics. It’s really difficult to get it across that it’s not just a simple “bread = adipose” equation, but I think u/Naonin did a reasonable job of putting something that would take books to relate into a simplified […]

There is no Clear Requirement for Dietary Carbohydrates for Human Adults

Current carbohydrate recommendations are based on
1) preventing ketosis
2) providing glucose beyond minimal needs

However, ketosis is not harmful, and the need to provide glucose above minimal needs has never been demonstrated.

There is no RDA for carbohydrates, probably because the human body can adapt to a carbohydrate-free diet and manufacture the glucose it needs.

There’s no such thing as an essential carbohydrate – Dr Eric Westman

You’ll be reassured to know that you don’t have to eat carbohydrates to live. It’s not an essential nutrient. It’s one of the first things we learn in nutrition is what does the body not make and what you HAVE to eat. You won’t find carbohydrate on this list. Full video:

Ketostix – don’t bother testing urine ketones in the long term

Within days of starting carbohydrate restriction, most people begin excreting ketones in their urine.

Strips that test for ketones in the urine detect the presence of acetoacetate.

After a few weeks, muscle cells take up acetoacetate and reduce it to beta-hydroxybutyrate.

Thus urine ketone testing is a rather uncertain if not undependable way of monitoring ketosis.

[VIDEO] Chris Kelly – Ketogenic Racing

Ignore the Diabetes Association advice – get life back

Surely it’s criminal what the ADA is telling diabetics to do? Source: Tiggletaggle on r/keto What the Diabetes Association told me! Unbelievable! I am 39, female 5ft6inches and currently weigh 284lbs down from 330lbs. First off, I am going to brag a little… Today is my 3 month anniversary of Keto…. Total commitment over Christmas, […]

Ketogenic Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Numerous Aging Markers

[VIDEO] Ketogenic Marathon Training – Olaf Sorenson

Ketonix ketone breathalyser – first impressions – Ash Simmonds

More information about the purpose of the device here. Got mine delivered this week, landed is about $100 bucks. Interesting little device, it was only mid last year that the idea of such a thing becoming commercially available was really gaining traction – now all of a sudden there’s this one which seems to be […]

Ketosis and Spontaneous Human Combustion

Source: r/ketocirclejerk Spontaneous human combustion, for which acetone produced by ketosis has been suggested as a cause. Brian J. Ford has suggested that ketosis, possibly caused by alcoholism or low-carb dieting, produces acetone, which is highly flammable and could therefore lead to apparently spontaneous combustion. Solving the Mystery of Spontaneous Human Combustion Source: […]

Comparing Ketonix breath meter to Precision Xtra blood meter – Week 1 – ryanscottlove

Source: ryanscottlove on r/keto

Joel Friel – 70yo uber athlete on a LCHF diet

Full article: Washington Post Joel Friel began advising athletes from behind the counter of his running store in the 1980s. Within a few years, he was coaching triathletes, helping to create a new niche: personal coach. By the time he retired last year, Friel, author of “The Triathlete’s Training Bible” and of various Web sites, […]

Ketonix – ketone (acetone) breathalyser / ketosis detector

The blurb from their front page: The Ketonix product can measure your body production of ketones (fat burn process) in your breath and is an excellent alternative to other methods such as urine strips or blood samples. The Ketonix is a one time cost and is simple to use. It has never been easier to […]

[VIDEO] Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond – Jeff Volek

See below description for a summary of stuff talked about in the lecture.    Description: Obesity is a condition of excess fat accumulation in adipocytes where the person is literally stuck in storage mode diverting a disproportionate amount of calories into fat cells as opposed to oxidation. Thus it is more productive to think of […]

[VIDEO] Starving cancer: Dominic D’Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

Podcast Interview with Dr Bill Lagakos – Nutritional Biochemistry Ph.D –

Full post: Link to the MP3: (18mb / 45min) Bill has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology, has written a book all about The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie, blogs semi-frequently about science issues with frivolity and lucidity, and posts constantly about new and fascinating science on the Twitters. He’s set to be 2014’s science darling for […]

[VIDEO] Caveman Keto Recipes: Creamy Cheesy Spinach

KetoForce – ketosis supplement for those not in ketosis

US$79 bucks for something you can get by eating steak and bacon and eggs, or even MCT/coconut oil if you must, hmm. Keto Force contains the endogenous ketone body beta-hydroxybutrate (BHB) in sodium and potassium salt form.  Ingestion of Keto Force will raise the levels of blood ketones (BHB and AcAc)  for 2.5-3.0 hours after ingestion.  When taken an hour before exercise this […]

Video: Get Fit, Lose Weight, and Feel Great the Easy Way! | Dr. John Briffa  

Carl Linnaeus: 18th century keto supporter Via JG1991 First, for those of you who do not immediately remember who Carl Linnaeus was, he’s the guy who invented the science of botany. He’s commonly recognized as the greatest Swedish intellectual of all times. And, he seems to have been a big fan of low-carb diets! He travelled around Sweden (and outside of […]

Ketogenic Diet Health Benefits – Sam Snyder    

[ARTICLE]: The Fat-Fueled Brain: Unnatural or Advantageous?

… Emerging evidence from animal models and clinical trials suggest keto may be therapeutically used in many other neurological disorders, including headache, neurodegenerative diseases, sleep disorders, bipolar disorder, autism and brain cancer. With no apparent side effects. … By Shelly Xuelai Fan Scientific American

The Ketogenic Diet – An Overview –  

[VIDEO] Lose weight- 12-14 pounds in just 6-12 weeks GUARANTEED

Paleo / Keto Batter for Fish    

Do you need carbs – flowchart

Via u/semiotix on r/ketogains How to Achieve Ketogains. The Simple Method Diet maintain under 20g carbs a day on rest (non-workout) days, eat 0.8-1.0g of protein per pound of lean body weight on workout days, eat 1.0-1.2g of protein per pound of lean rest of your calories should come from fat see ketogains macro calculator […]

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How to Fatten Pigs and People –

This is a small excerpt with a few choice quotes, see the full article here. [quote]We raise pigs. We currently have 24 pigs on pasture. Needless to say, fattening pigs is on our mind.[/quote] Feed them Skim Milk [quote]Skim milk has been used as a method of fattening pigs for a very long time. According […]

Try and feel what it’s like to be truly thirsty now and then ~ AshSimmonds

Source: Its not too late. Drink some more water. If you’re thirsty it’s too late. Just drink. ~ greg_barton [quote]Are you reading the wife’s tabloid rags again? Who’s Taylor Swift breaking up with now? These silly PSA’s have been going around here for years. Thirst means… duh dow bowm… You’re thirsty. It doesn’t mean you’re dehydrated […]

[VIDEO] Secrets of Paleoburn to losing weight

Crispy Cheddar Crisps with Sour Cream and Bacon

The author calls them “Low Carb Loaded Potato Skins”, but they look just fine as a cracker replacement to me. It’s basically just shredded cheese – baked and then topped with delicious stuff. Full recipe here: Keto, Low-Carb Loaded Potatos Skins

[Science] Avoiding “Keto Flu”, explained ~ Unknown

Source: Every other day I see a post about “Keto-flu” or someone passing out, getting dizzy or having low energy levels. Sometimes people complain of nausea but that is another thing all together. IF YOU WANT TO SKIP THE SCIENCE, JUST FOLLOW THE 2 RULES BELOW AND BE HAPPY* So let me explain to you […]

This is the only diet that directly attacks the root of the problem with obesity ~ NilacTheGrim

Source: /r/keto/proof_of_why_keto_is_such_an_amazing_dietlifestyle I have said this before and will say this again, at the risk of being flamed by the calories-in/calories-out people: this is the only diet that directly attacks the root of the problem with obesity: high insulin levels due to excessive carbohydrate consumption. Low calorie diets, and lots of exercise also attack the […]

DIY Ketosis Breathalyser

For those who would like yet another way to check for ketone wastage – it’s actually quite cheap to build by the look of it, if you have the know-how. Not a completely reliable product yet, but shows promise for those interested.

“The Art and Science of Nutritional Ketosis” Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD

COAST- “The Art and Science of Nutritional Ketosis” Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD, UC Davis from UCSF on Vimeo. Precis via 4:18: Very important point about protein “Even the protein that you eat can drive down ketones” “You can’t be in nutritional ketosis and eat a very high protein diet” 7:00: 2-3 week timeline of keto […]

[VIDEO] An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health – Peter Attia

Peter Attia is a relentless self-experimenter, obsessed with the idea of a “quantified self.” In the presentation he will share two components of his physical transformation as he evolved from “fit but fat and metabolically deranged” to “fit, lean, and metabolically dialed in.” In particular, Peter will focus on the possible advantages of a ketogenic […]

[ARTICLE] Cardiovascular Perspective – Coronary Artery Disease as Clogged Pipes – A Misconceptual Model

… A recent advertisement on the back cover of a special health issue of the New York Times Magazine section read “Ironic that a plumber came to us to help him remove a clog.” .. Although the image of coronary arteries as kitchen pipes clogged with fat is simple, familiar, and evocative, it is also […]

VIDEO: Ketogenic Diet Seminar – Dr Eric Westman

I’m also a reformed carbohydrate at 0:03 and I think the discussion you here’s gonna change 0:07 because we’re no longer under a protein 0:10 love it’s a carbohydrate love and 0:14 in my clinical practice I use when I talk about today 0:18 just about all the time so I I’ll give you the […]

Phil Stevens bodybuilder cuts on keto

With the right nutrition and training, I’ve shed 95 pounds of fat, added a ton of muscle, and recently deadlifted 725 pounds in competition.

Key Change: No sugar, less than 20 grams of carbs a day, and all the meat you can eat.

[VIDEO] Ketosis: Should You Use Keto Sticks?

[VIDEO] Cure for Constipation might be High Fat Diet? (Shocking Constipation Success Interview)

Ketogenic diet does not affect strength performance in elite artistic gymnasts. – 2012

We have demonstrated that using VLCKD for a relatively short time period (i.e. 30 days) can decrease body weight and body fat without negative effects on strength performance in high level athletes.

[VIDEO] New Paradigms in Carbohydrate nutrition for athletes – Jeff Volek

From: 5th Annual Low Carb Cruise, Carnival Magic, Galveston, TX, May 2012 Low-Carb Experts: Jeff Volek, MD, R.D., PhD – Segment One (9:23) Low-Carb Experts: Jeff Volek, MD, R.D., PhD – Segment Two (8:09) Low-Carb Experts: Jeff Volek, MD, R.D., PhD – Segment Three (8:40) Low-Carb Experts: Jeff Volek, MD, R.D., PhD – Segment Four […]

[VIDEO] Very Low Carb Performance – Peter Attia

Is There a Role for Carbohydrate Restriction in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer? – 2011

Evidence has emerged from both animal and laboratory studies indicating that cancer patients could benefit further from a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet.

[VIDEO] Diet Tips : Drinking Alcohol on a Low-Carb Diet

[VIDEO] Fast Weight Loss Exercises to Lose 5 Pounds Every Week

The Ketogenic Diet: Stoking the Powerhouse of the Cell. – 2007

Summary en route… Abstract OBJECTIVE The full anticonvulsant effect of the ketogenic diet (KD) can require weeks to develop in rats, suggesting that altered gene expression is involved. The KD typically is used in pediatric epilepsies, but is effective also in adolescents and adults. Our goal was to use microarray and complementary technologies in adolescent […]

Very-low-carbohydrate diets and preservation of muscle mass. – 2006

It appears, from most literature studied, that a very low carbohydrate diet is, if anything, protective against muscle protein catabolism during energy restriction, provided that it contains adequate amounts of protein.

The antidepressant properties of the ketogenic diet – 2004

It is concluded that the ketogenic diet may have antidepressant properties.

A Low-Carbohydrate as Compared with a Low-Fat Diet in Severe Obesity. – 2003

Severely obese subjects with a high prevalence of diabetes or the metabolic syndrome lost more weight during six months on a carbohydrate-restricted diet than on a calorie- and fat-restricted diet, with a relative improvement in insulin sensitivity and triglyceride levels, even after adjustment for the amount of weight lost.

Fasting lipoprotein and postprandial triacylglycerol responses to a low-carbohydrate diet supplemented with n-3 fatty acids. – 2000

Serum triglycerides (fat levels in blood) were measured fasted and after a high fat meal, then subjects were put on a ketogenic diet and fasting trigs tested throughout for eight weeks.

After the keto intervention both the fasting and post-prandial response to the high-fat meal showed the serum triglycerides had decreased by about half, demonstrating a profound improvement in metabolizing dietary fat.