Dr. Will Cole is a functional medicine practitioner and author of the book, “Ketotarian: The (Mostly) Plant-Based Plan To Burn Fat, Boost Your Energy, Crush Your Cravings, And Calm Inflammation.”
On this show, we discuss how the conventional ketogenic diet of high-fat, low fiber could have detrimental impacts on the health of the microbiome. Although, many people certainly see short-term gains from going keto (more energy, increased weight loss, and better sleep, to name a few), Dr. Cole is concerned about what’s happening long-term.
In this episode, Dr. Cole talks about the importance of short chain fatty acids like butyrate, why someone with an imbalanced microbiome may not be able to jump straight to a high-fiber, plant-based diet, and how the types of fats we’re eating impact our microbial communities.
If you’ve ever considered keto but, just felt like all that bacon and whipped cream couldn’t be good for your gut, then this is an episode that you don’t want to miss.
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