Today's question comes from Sebastien who has had an incredible keto journey so far! He is wondering about diverticulitis (an issue that affects the stomach and colon) and how keto can help with that.
Eric shares his own experience with diverticulitis.
We're back to the common culprit: inflammation!
How beta helps reduce inflammation.
The science has changed on nuts and seeds.
And how bioStak is a great keto supplement to help with inflammation.
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Chad: 00:06 So we're getting a lot of questions regarding the proper way to live life in ketosis. We have you covered in our midweek mini series called Sunday supps. Every Sunday we have a quick supplemental episode where we answer your questions on all things keto. So our question today comes from Sebastian. Sebastian says, Hey guys, I've been listening to your podcast since January, January. You are the first that I've ever listened to on keto. I've been keto since January 2017 and I've lost 27 pounds. I quit my medication for high blood pressure and I practically stopped snoring and I've gained a lot of muscle. That's awesome. Congratulations. Sebastian. I love it when people precurse their questions with their success stories. So he says, here's my question, I'm on antibiotic treatment for diverticulitis. Got It. And I wanted to know if there's any, if there's something better I could be doing to help with my gut and regain energy faster. I've noticed my blood ketones I've noticed my blood ketone production has dropped two point four millimoles and my glycogen index varies between four point four and four point eight. I'm 38 male, 5:10, currently 200 pounds from Quebec, Canada. Thanks for your question, Sebastian. So let's talk about it. So diverticulitis, diverticulitis, and, uh, it sounds like he's in on antibiotics, antibiotics and wants some recovery from that.
Eric: 01:32 First, I appreciate the question. I think you're doing great. Uh, I'm not a doctor. I'll do the best I can. There's a question. I was, I had a, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I had it in my early twenties. Very painful. Uh, you know, Sebastian, we're back to the culprit. Inflammation. All right. And what you're doing, I'm not sure why your beta is point four millimoles, uh, could be the antibiotics a little bit since you're killing a lot of good gut bacteria right now. I'm not sure how long have you been on that, but the Beta alone, what you're doing and being in Ketosis sent you, you're really going anti-inflammatory because of the Betahydroxybutyrate molecule, which you, like I said before, you're working with your nlrp three, your nf Kappa b. These are all inflammatory cytokines, which you're getting on top of, which is, which is fantastic. Okay. Uh, any other, you know, you're working out your exercise and you're reducing inflammation. We're back to that itis. Anything with Itis, of course is in inflammatory issues. And um, I know I have clients that I coach that say I can't eat nuts and seeds. Well, that's what they used to teach years ago, that it's nuts and seeds, they get stuck like in a pocket and that becomes inflamed, which now new science says nuts and seeds are totally safe. Had nothing to do with diverticulitis. My doctors told me this was like 1978 when I had a diverticulitis issue and they said, don't eat popcorn, don't eat nuts and seeds. And I was fine. I mean, after that bout I never had any issues since, but what you're doing also, I, I'm really keen, obviously the stack, the bioStak, everything in there is about anti inflammation and antioxidants do obviously kill off any free radicals if could be causing inflammatory issues. So, you know, you're doing, you know, you're doing what you're doing right now is great. Uh, you know, with um, uh, being in Ketosis and avoiding any type of inflammatory issues, I don't know if you might have some issues with inflammatory, you know, certain allergies to foods that could cause you some inflammation. I'm not sure there. Um, but just stay on track of thinking anything, your fish oil, Krill, anything to really boost up anti inflammatory markers a would be the best way to go actually.
Chad: 04:08 That's great. Yeah. So Sebastian, if you, sounds like you've been listening since January, so you've heard about bioStak and uh, you can go to bioStak.com and check that out. That'll be a great thing. And then in addition to that, you talk about Krill oil, fish oil, EPA, those kinds of things. Okay, great. So those are, those are definitely great on
Eric: 04:28 And your Betahydroxybutyrate molecule which you're doing great on .4 is still good. Just, I'm not sure why, but I'm sure you, I'm sure you're back in.
Chad: 04:37 Yeah, absolutely. Well, thanks for biohacking with us today, Eric. And I want to thank you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness. If you're ready to begin your own journey and live your life in Ketosis, be sure to check out biofitcoaching.com or biofit coaching on instagram that handles @biofit_coaching. And until next time, stay keto.