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Keto Talk (Episode 75): Glucose-Lowering Supplements & Ketosis, Healing Insulin Resistance, CPAP Pressure, High-Dose Vitamin C IV, Fuel Source During Injury Recovery


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If you are interested in the low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat, ketogenic diet, then this is the podcast for you. We zero in exclusively on all the questions people have about how being in a state of nutritional ketosis and the effects it has on your health. There are a lot of myths about keto floating around out there and our two amazing cohosts are shooting them down one at a time. Keto Talk is cohosted by 10-year veteran health podcaster and international bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” and Arizona osteopath and certified bariatric physician Dr. Adam Nally from “Doc Muscles”who thoroughly share from their wealth of experience on the ketogenic lifestyle each and every Thursday. We love hearing from our fabulous Ketonian listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes and listened to the past episodes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Adam  answer your questions on the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic lifestyle in Episode 75.

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KEY QUOTE: “Most people think you are either burning fat or sugar, it’s really more of a fuel mix than an either/or.” — Dr. Adam Nally


Here’s what Jimmy and Adam talked about in Episode 75:

– What impact does blood glucose-lowering supplements have on blood ketone levels? Are they beneficial while eating ketogenic?

Jimmy and Adam,

Various spices are reputed for their glucose lowering effects. For example, apple cider vinegar, fenugreek, and cinnamon are all well-known to decrease blood sugar levels and I’m sure there are many others. My question for you guys is this: What impact does ingesting these spices have while on a ketogenic diet specifically on BHOB blood ketone levels.

I currently take fenugreek because I learned about the glucose lowering effects in a study when it slowed the absorption of the carbage these SAD dieters were eating. But since a well-formulated keto diet has very few carbs to begin with, would the fenugreek provide the same benefit or may it even backfire given that fenugreek is almost 60% carbohydrates?

I realize blood sugar lowering isn’t the same as ketone-boosting, but I do see the two going hand-in-hand. So what do you think? I realize this might be a question without a clear answer, but I’d still love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for the very informative and helpful podcast.


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KEY QUOTE: “If a product lowers glucose levels by spiking insulin, you are working against your keto lifestyle.  – Jimmy Moore

1. Does a ketogenic diet lower insulin levels and provide ultimate healing for insulin resistance which seems to be genetic?

Hi guys,

I’m a recovered diabetic thanks to eating a low carb (but not necessarily ketogenic) diet. I used to be on the maximum daily Metformin dosage and took 130 units a day of long-acting insulin. I’m off all of those medications now and have an A1c of 5.3. I lost 60 pounds fairly easily on low-carb, but now it’s stalled out. My insulin levels are still very high, so I assume I’m still quite insulin resistant which is making the weight loss stubborn. I’ve added in some intermittent fasting of 18/6 as well as a few 24-hour fasts on the weekend where my blood ketone levels have reached about 1.0 mmol. My question for you guys is this: Does your experience show that a truly ketogenic diet lowers insulin levels? Some experts I’ve heard have said that research shows that insulin resistance is pretty much genetic which means you may not be able to drop it below some arbitrary level no matter what you do. Do you agree or disagree with this?

Thanks for answering my question!



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2. Could incorrect pressure in a CPAP machine prevent weight loss despite achieving therapeutic levels of ketones?

Hello Jimmy and The Doc,

I have a question for you about sleep apnea. I have used a CPAP machine for 15+ years and I wear it faithfully every night. I started keto in January 2016 and have noticed since eating this way that I don’t have as many aches and pains as I once did. I have only been able to lose 10 or so pounds, my blood pressure is somewhat high at 138/85, my AC1 is 5.7, and my urine cortisol levels are fairly high at 188. Could incorrect pressure in my CPAP machine have anything to do with not being able to lose weight despite the fact that I’m burning ketones according to the Ketonix which always shows me blowing red for higher levels of ketosis?

Thank you for your time,


3. Can a high-dose Vitamin C IV treatment spike blood sugar levels alone or is there hidden glucose causing this?

Hey Guys,

We love your podcast and anxiously await the new episodes each week. My wife and I have been low-carb for two years and keto most of the time for the past year. I travel about 18 days a month so it’s hard to maintain a state of nutritional ketosis all the time. We are 60 and 61 years old and we keep our blood ketone levels between 0.5 to 1.0 most of the time.

Our question is about rising blood sugar levels after getting a Vitamin C IV from our functional medical doctor. My wife and I have both been getting this treatment lately because our bloodwork showed that we are low on Vitamin B and C even though we take supplements for both of them. After the first Vitamin C IV treatment, my blood glucose level rose to 172 and my wife’s went to 284 about 1 hour after the treatment. Our normal fasting blood glucose levels are between 77-95 depending on how we ate the day before.

Needless to say, we became concerned this would have a negative impact on our insulin resistance. When we asked our doctor about it thinking that there must be some glucose in the IV bag, she said that it was just a reaction to the high dose vitamin C and that there was no glucose in it. We had already paid for two treatments each, so we did it again this week and this time our blood sugar went up to 144 and 128 respectively an hour later. Have you ever heard of this kind of reaction or do you think that there was some glucose in the IV? Our doctor knows that we practice low-carb and she is monitoring us because she’s still quite skeptical.

Thanks for any info on this,

Mark and Jeannine

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KETO TALK MAILBOX– What is fueling the body and what happens to dietary fat consumed while out of ketosis during injury recovery?

Hello guys,

Back in Episode 12 of Keto Talk, Dr. Nally mentioned that cortisol levels rise as a direct result of an injury or surgery and that depending on the extent of the damage to your body and the repair it needs, it might kick you out of ketosis for 2-12 months. So my question for you is this: When you are out of a state of nutritional ketosis during this recovery period and assuming that you stay on a ketogenic diet, what exactly is my body using for fuel during this time? And what is happening to all the dietary fat I am consuming?

Thanks for a great and very informative podcast!




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