136: ‘Dead Foods’ Thinking With Cooked Meat, Gut pH, Melasma And Sjögren’s Syndrome, Triglyceride Spike On Keto, Stage 3 Kidney Disease, Constipation

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In Episode 136 of Keto Talk, Jimmy and Dr. Will Cole answer your questions about ‘Dead Foods’ Thinking With Cooked Meat, Gut pH, Melasma And Sjögren’s Syndrome, Triglyceride Spike On Keto, Stage 3 Kidney Disease, Constipation and more!

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– How can a former raw vegan feel more confident about eating cooked meats when the mentality is these are dead foods compared with vegetables being life-promoting?

Hey guys!

I love this podcast and I’ve been keto for more than two years. One thing I still struggle with is feeling like I don't get enough veggies in my diet. I used to be mostly raw vegan and still think of plants as living foods that provide living properties like antioxidants that heal the body. Sometimes I feel torn between wanting to make veggie juices or green smoothies instead of cooked meats and other animal-based keto foods because I always thought of them as dead foods. The ironic thing is I know I feel best in ketosis with more energy, stable mood, and no joint pain. Should I be concerned about having these thoughts? Is it really okay to be consuming cooked meats and smaller amounts of non-starchy vegetables? I guess I’m looking for confirmation that this is enough nutrition to build healthy cells. Please help ease my mind.

Angie – What is necessary for properly balancing the gut pH levels when you eat keto?

Hi Jimmy and Will,

I have read your books and am fully dedicated to the keto lifestyle. I was wondering if you guys could share your thoughts on how to stay properly balanced with your gut pH (alkaline vs. acid) while pursuing ketosis. It’s seems adding in a small amount of grains along with the non-starchy vegetables you consume on keto would be enough to balance this. Does this make sense or do you have another perspective on this that I’m not yet understanding. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Kim – Will autoimmune issues like melasma and Sjögren’s syndrome ever fully heal with a ketogenic nutritional approach?

Hello Jimmy and Dr. Cole,

I’m a 40-year old female who has been battling autoimmune disease (Sjögren’s syndrome) for more than 10 years and I’ve made great strides. I started to get melasma when I was 30 years old and I’m convinced that this is from my hormones going haywire. I am no longer taking plaquenil for pain and inflammation since going keto three months ago and I haven’t felt this good in years. But I really hate the melasma and want to see my body fully heal from this and my autoimmune disease. Will this eventually start showing signs of healing if I stay in nutritional ketosis? Anything else I can do along with keto to spur this on?

Dalaina – Why would triglycerides spike early on eating keto? Will keto help stage 3 kidney disease?

Hi Jimmy and Will,

I started keto three weeks ago and recently had some blood work done that shocked me. I had a huge spike in triglycerides—up to 700! I have had traditionally high triglycerides 150-200 for years. I’ve increased my fat intake and consumed very low carbs (< 30 grams), yet it scared me to see this large jump in triglycerides. It is noteworthy that I am recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and have stage 3 kidney disease. I also recently stopped my statin and beta blocker medications. So my questions for you guys is this:

1. Why did I see a spike in my triglycerides to 700 just three weeks into the diet ? 2. Is a ketogenic diet suitable for someone with stage 3 kidney disease?

I have listened to nearly all of your Keto Talk episodes going back to the very beginning. It’s always found this podcast so interesting and I love the great answers and information.

Ed KETO TALK MAILBOX:

– Why is constipation a problem early on when I switched over from a Paleo diet to keto?

Hi Jimmy and Will,

I came to keto a couple of days ago from a Paleo diet and I used to have a very active bowel system, especially in the morning. I’ve never experienced constipation in my life, but I’ve gotten it eating keto and it’s showing up as a bloated belly. I’m struggling keeps my carbs low and protein moderated while all these fats on keto have made me nauseous and I’m hungry. What am I doing wrong? I drink a LOT of water, including bone broth and magnesium at night. I’m also eating spinach, chia seeds, and castor oil to try to get things moving. Do I need psyllium husks or digestive enzymes?

Thank you for your help!

Morena

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