Keto Episode #216: Dr Cate Shanahan, Part 1

Description: Co-hosts Brad Kearns and Dr. Lindsay Taylor welcome Dr. Cate Shanahan for a long-awaited grilling on assorted matters of keto that are often misunderstood and disputed. As always, Dr. Cate sets listeners straight with her crisp explanations and reasoning. Some of the topics discussed including the debate about the role of dietary fat in keto efforts (high fat intake does NOT drive keto; it’s low carb/limited insulin). Cate drops the whopper insight that in a fully fed state, the liver will not produce ketones, it will just convert extra fat calories into cholesterol. Folks, this is BIG NEWS because it shatters one of the big misconceptions that keto is about stuffing your face with fat or chugging down high-fat coffee in the name of keto. If you want to get a clear and comprehensive education on keto, you can’t miss this show! Other topics covered include the difference between burning fat and ketones, whether the numbers do or don’t matter, and much more from this lively roundtable with Cate, Lindsay, and Brad!

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4 thoughts on “Keto Episode #216: Dr Cate Shanahan, Part 1

  1. Sonja Stendera

    Yes, finally!! I always, always ask keto ‘gurus’ claiming that calories doe not matter when in ketosis to where the dietary excess calories or fat is going because body cannot store fat without carbs/insulin. Nobody gave me an answer, because I guess they do know and do not what to admit that calories do matter or they have no idea about biochemistry..
    Looking forward to the show!!

    1. Team Grok Post author

      Hi John, I certainly didn’t take the comments as ridicule at all. We asked a respected expert, Dr. Cate, about what another respected scientist was saying about the subject to try to gain clarification on what we saw as a difference in the message. As you see, Dr. Cate disagrees with how Dr. Masterjohn characterizes the most proximal biochemical trigger for ketosis. Disagreements in science are common. We respect both these trusted authorities.- Lindsay Taylor


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