Get ready for a heavy-hitting and deeply educational show with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino: neuroscientist, research-scientist, and of the world’s most foremost researchers on the ketogenic diet, especially pertaining to the use of ketone supplements for neuroprotection.
Dr. Dom brings tremendously extensive knowledge to the table for this episode, having been one of the earliest researchers to focus on identifying the many different uses for ketone supplements. He also worked with the Navy SEALS for over a decade to help address specific issues they were experiencing (like oxygen toxicity seizures), and even offered up his expertise to me back when I was first researching the keto diet for my book, Keto For Life!
In this show, Dr. Dom talks about the wide-ranging benefits that come from following a ketogenic diet, while also offering all the scientific research and evidence to back it up. We talk about the “post-exercise ketosis” that athletes experience and Dr. Dom explains not only why athletes use ketones much quicker than sedentary people, but also why it’s likely that they receive more benefits from ketones as well, plus, many more fascinating facts he has uncovered throughout years and years of research.
Perhaps one of the most singularly valuable insights I ever received from Dr. Dom was to “beware of people who speak in definitives.” The importance of this lies in the fact that real scientists will often say, Well, I don’t know. We don’t know…Well, maybe… In a world where it seems like everyone is trying to sell or convince you of something online, this perspective serves as a practical and helpful reminder.