Episode 51:  Keto Deep Dive, Staying Strong, & Aging Well (w/ Dr. Ken Ford PhD)

Dr. Ken Ford PhD shares his expertise about the ketogenic diet, along with other nutrition, strength, and health topics.

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (0:00)
  • Intro to Dr. Ken Ford & Stem-talk (5:28) 
  • What is a ketogenic diet? (12:36) 
  • When did Ken start keto? (15:39) 
  • How has keto changed? (19:38) 
  • Getting enough protein on keto or fasting (25:00) 
  • Top health benefits of keto (32:41) 
  • A “cyclic” ketogenic diet (41:39) 
  • What constitutes a “well-formulated” ketogenic diet? (45:27) 
  • Making keto sustainable (51:07) 
  • Keto & cholesterol / heart disease (57:05) 
  • Nutrition research reporting (1:05:54) 
  • Erythritol & heart disease news reports (1:10:08) 
  • Exogenous ketone supplements (1:15:31) 
  • Ken thoughts about intermittent fasting (1:21:43) 
  • Risks & benefits of extended fasting (1:25:08) 
  • Prioritizing protein for healthy aging (1:32:40) 
  • Stem-talk podcast (1:41:28)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.