EP185: Is There a Plant-Based Approach to the Ketogenic Diet? With Dr. Will Cole


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Can Vegetarians become fat adapted and live a keto lifestyle? Yes, they can. What about Vegans? Can they become fat adapted and live a keto lifestyle? Well, mostly. They can become Ketotarians. As a leading expert in Functional Medicine, Dr. Will Cole works with patients from all over the world to help investigate chronic diseases and to provide the framework for optimal functioning of the body and its organs. During this podcast, Dr. Cole shares his experience of growing up in a Vegan household, why he transitioned from Vegan to Ketotarian, his advice for parents whose primary goal is to feed their children nourishing food, and common mistakes people make when trying keto for the first time.

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Key Takeaways:

[5:26] Dr. Cole grew up in a vegan household but when he started having digestive problems he needed to find a plant-based diet that met his body’s needs.

[8:31] Parents, don’t be ashamed of teaching your kids to eat for nourishment!

[14:26] How and why Dr. Cole transitioned from Veganism and into Ketotarianism.

[22:24] In his book, Ketotarian Dr. Cole describes the benefits of becoming fat adapted for Vegans.

[28:22] Common mistakes many people make when trying a ketogenic diet for the first time.

[34:30] Why do some doctors advise against a keto diet?

[37:26] Dr. Cole shares his professional opinion about the Carnivore diet.


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