Episode #39 – Dom D’Agostino

Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida – Morsani College of Medicine, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC).

Show Notes:
Dom D’Agostino Show Notes:
1:04 – 6:30: Dom’s background in nutrition and how he got involved in his research in ketogenic diets and their benefit in the body’s response to extreme environments and conditions such as epilepsy and oxygen toxicity seizures.
7:34 – 14:24: Why, how, and when Dom started experimenting with low carb diets and more specifically the ketogenic diet in his own life. And being resourceful in his workouts by using his fiancé as resistance for squats and push ups
14:51 – 18:40: Why you need to be aware of how much protein you are ingesting while on a ketogenic diet as gluconeogenesis through too much protein intake can take you out of a state of ketosis.
18:58 – 22:43: How to measure your milimolars which are indicative of level of ketosis
23:00 – 28:31: What a state of ketosis feels like and why it can be beneficial to physical and cognitive performance
29:15 – 33:22: How to use a ketogenic diet for soccer players and athletic performance and how it can improve recovery between workouts, games, and bouts of intense exercise
34:35 – 39:08: Best resources to find information and learn about the benefits of ketogenic diets and why/how ketogenic diets improve athletic performance – Why high fat over high carb for performance and longevity
39:28 – 43:08: How fasting can push you into a state of ketosis and why fasting is beneficial at select times and opportunities
43:38 – 47:42: Dom’s experience of fasting for 7 days and deadlifting 585 pounds for 10 reps on day 7
50:15 – 52:38: The importance of context in choosing what you eat and why all processed carbohydrates should be removed from your diet no matter what
54:57 – 56:05: Where you can find out more about Dom and his research. Ketonutrition.org ; Metabolic Optimization Blog ; Travis Christofferson Podcast ; “Tripping over the Truth” book ; Academia.com

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