For the first episode of The Natural State Podcast, we’re kicking things off with a controversial topic that may offend some people. If the headline hasn’t given it away yet, my guest Jesse Griffiths and I are diving into hunting. But this is not your average hunting approach. Instead of killing animals for sport, it’s […]
Discover what the latest research shows when it comes to ketones, ketosis, and cancer metabolism. A top researcher shares everything they’ve uncovered so far.
Keto Answers is a definitive reference guide for all things keto. It answers 268 common questions about keto, ranging from “What is ketosis?” to “Can I do keto while breastfeeding?” Listen in as Dr. Gustin and Chris Irvin, Perfect Keto’s Head of Education, discuss the book-writing process, whether your body needs carbohydrates, carb tolerance,and more.
Dr. Mary Newport shares her incredible journey and the results she saw using ketones to help combat her husband’s Alzheimer’s. Tune into the episode to learn more now.
Justin Mares, the co-founder of Perfect Keto and Kettle & Fire, sits down with Perfect Keto’s other co-founder, Dr. Anthony Gustin, to chat about the problems with our food manufacturing today.
Professor Tim Noakes shares his research on using a low-carb diet to combat insulin resistance and improve overall health. See what else he dives into by tuning in now.
In this podcast episode, our guest Mike Mutzel shares his best tips for optimizing these five pillars of health. You may be surprised by how easy it is. Learn more now!
Do you have questions since starting your keto journey? This podcast episode may have some answers for you. Tune in to hear a full keto breakdown now.
Are your cholesterol levels through the roof since starting keto? Learn why you may not have anything to worry about and what to pay attention to instead.
What are the best foods to pack when you’re camping on keto? Do artificial sweeteners or natural sweeteners raise your blood sugar? Find out answers to these keto questions and more.
Discover the science behind using ketosis and fasting for cancer treatment. Dr. Thomas Seyfried shares several decades worth of research in this episode. Tune in now!
Interested in learning more about using keto for cancer? Hear how one mother used it in conjunction with standard treatment options and extended her son’s life.
Learn why it’s time to rewrite dietary guidelines to include a high-fat, low-carb approach. Dr. Harcombe shares what the research supports in this podcast episode.
Raise your hand if you’re someone who diligently reads food labels anytime you’re checking out a packaged food item. Now I want you to keep your hand up if you take the same care when it comes to your skincare products. My guess is the number of hands in the air would dramatically go down […]
We’ll answer common keto questions and we’ll share some keto diet tips to help make your journey easier in this podcast episode. Tune in now to learn more!
What does it take to lose body fat? If you’ve tried the calories in vs calories out method, you know firsthand that it doesn’t work. Discover why that is and what works instead.
Find out why this doctor supports and prescribes a carnivore diet to his patients. He’s also found success personally despite eating over 100g of fat for breakfast alone. Tune into the episode now!
When Dr. Jeff Volek started out his career as a registered dietician, the emphasis was on promoting a high-carb, low-fat diet to achieve optimal nutrition. Fast forward close to two decades later, and the research and reality are showing just the opposite is true. High-carb diets are contributing to incredibly high rates of type 2 […]
You may already be familiar with just how important gut health is. But what you may not know is that it’s also highly-individualized, meaning, you can’t just take things like probiotics and prebiotics, add them into your diet, and hope for the best. This won’t restore your gut health and worse, it could offset your […]
He’s a two-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author for his books Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. And his podcast is top-ranked on iTunes. He’s also one of the first guys to really dive into paleo head-on and long before it caught on. But he didn’t just stop there. He also […]
Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried intermittent fasting or are considering trying it. Now I want you to raise your hand if you’ve ever reached autophagy. While I can’t see you, I’d bet that close to half or more have probably never heard of that word or, maybe you have but don’t really understand […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could improve your health in less time? I’m not talking about using quick weight loss strategies and fake detoxes that don’t work. Rather, I’m referring to biohacking your health, or as my guest Ben Greenfield puts it, it’s where you take one thing and make it more powerful or […]
I know what you’re thinking. Why would I bring Dr. Josh Axe on my show if his company is very similar to mine? Despite what most people think, we’re not mortal enemies, as I mention in the episode. It’s actually just the opposite and we have a lot in common, starting with a similar background […]
You may be familiar with detoxes and cleanses. Maybe you’ve even tried one or two. But what if I told you these barely scratched the surface when it comes to detoxifying the body? And because of that, they’re not nearly as effective as they could be. Yet, it is possible to detoxify, as you’ll learn […]
She started out skeptical of keto. But after some convincing, Adee Zukier Cazayoux, CEO and founder of a nutritional coaching company called Working Against Gravity, finally gave it a shot by going through a 90-day trial to test the waters. Less than two months in and she’s eating more calories and has lost 8 pounds […]
Whether you’re new to a ketogenic diet or a seasoned veteran, you probably already know the negative effects that come with eating too many carbs and tons of sugar. But what most don’t realize is those two ingredients aren’t the only things contributing to poor health. Vegetable oils, which are found in far more foods […]
Many women, especially those in perimenopausal and menopausal stages, find that a low-carb ketogenic diet leads to irritability and being “keto crazy,” as Dr. Anna Cabeca so aptly puts it. But does that mean keto is the wrong tool here or that a low-carb diet has a negative effect on women’s hormones? Not exactly. As […]
As a former UFC fighter, Kyle Kingsbury continues to use the same tools he learned from fighting to improve his life. He shares these along with the top lessons fighting taught him and his take on nutrition in this podcast episode. On top of that, Kyle also discusses why he uses himself as a guinea […]
Is it possible to build muscle on keto? Or do you need carbs to do this? And if you don’t really need carbohydrates, what does it take? More fat? Or more protein? As you’ll learn in this podcast episode with Brandon Carter — the self-proclaimed Keto King who’s on a mission of helping people get […]
David Goggins’ story doesn’t start out like most. Growing up, he dealt with an abusive alcoholic father and a mother who had to work 3 jobs just to keep up with the bills. All the while, he struggled in school due to a learning disability. At one point he decided to change his situation by […]
For the last 10-15 years, Diane Sanfilippo, a two-time New York Times best selling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox, has been dubbed The Queen of Paleo, yet she’s been using keto as a tool the entire time. And despite that, she prefers not to be labeled as a paleo or keto […]
Have you ever felt like no matter what you did, including dieting and exercising, your weight still seems to stay the same? Is it possible that your body is locked into a set point that’s no longer reversible, due to age, lifestyle, hormones, or some other factor? And is it true that you can lower […]
You may recognize Dr. David Perlmutter from his wildly successful book, Grain Brain, which made the New York Times — four times I might add, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and The Globe and Mail’s best sellers list four years ago. But, as Dr. Perlmutter mentions in this podcast episode, a lot can change when […]
Is there a secret to longevity that only centenarians know? Is a glass of wine or whiskey a day really the common denominator to living longer? As you may have guessed, these anecdotal stories of people living past 100 years of age and claiming their drink-a-day habit is at the root of their long lifespan […]
Is it really possible to improve your sleep, skin health, muscle recovery, joint pain, cognitive function, athletic performance, and libido all from using red lights? Or is this another health hoax that sounds way too good to be true? It turns out, after speaking with Scott Nelson, co-founder of Joovv, a company that created an […]
Did you know that the three biggest things that people die from — heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, and cancers — all have one root cause in common? Insulin resistance is at the heart of these issues and so many other chronic health conditions, yet most people are completely unaware of its harmful effects. With so […]
Help! I’m losing my hair on a ketogenic diet. Does that mean I have to stop? Is a carnivore diet better than keto? What happens when you go off keto while traveling? If these questions have been on your mind since starting a ketogenic diet, this podcast episode will finally give you some answers. Alex […]
Do exogenous ketones or MCT oil stop fat burning? Is keto a possibility for wine lovers and drinkers? Is it bad for you to keep going in and out of ketosis? Or does this mess up your metabolism? If these questions sound familiar, it’s because they’re some of the most common ones we’ve seen from […]
He’s on a crusade of fixing people’s health. But he’s doing so in a completely radical way. On top of eliminating carbs, grains, and sugar, Jeff Nobbs, co-founder of paleo and keto-friendly restaurant Kitava and nutrition tracking software Trish.io, warns people of the dangers of vegetable oils and why this often overlooked area could be […]
The Ketogenic Girl, Vanessa Spina, wasn’t always on a high-protein carnivore diet. She actually spent most of her life as a vegetarian. So what changed for her? After struggling with weight gain, low energy, and just feeling generally unwell, she decided to cut both gluten and sugar from her diet and added in fish and […]
Many people don’t realize the amount of stress their body is dealing with on a constant basis. Some admit, isn’t that what 40 is supposed to feel like? But being burned out from juggling too many hats and always feeling tired and anxious should not be the norm. And if it is for you, you’re […]
Does this sound like you? “I’ve been doing keto for a few months now, hitting all of my macros and doing intermittent fasting, yet I’m not making any more progress. What gives?” While the start of your keto journey may have helped you drop a few pounds fairly quickly and boosted your energy, you may […]
Are all additives bad? What about ones found in foods like almond milk? Does stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol really spike your blood sugar levels? Why is it that some people don’t see high ketone numbers even when following a strict keto diet with fasting? I get questions just like these on a daily basis, […]
Measuring your ketone levels when you start a keto diet is a great way to quickly find out when you’re in ketosis or not, but getting caught up on this measurement and forgetting about other health factors is a mistake. Having a high level of ketones floating in your bloodstream doesn’t mean your health is […]
The people you spend the most time with are the ones who influence you the most. That’s great news when those around you have healthy habits and support you in your health journey, but bad news when they don’t. Anyone who’s tried to start a new exercise habit or diet knows how tough it is […]
Only a few years ago, Thomas DeLauer weighed 280 lbs, didn’t know about the ketogenic diet, and was putting his work above everything else in his life. Back then, he had no idea he would go on to lose almost 100 lbs, appear in the cover of multiple health and fitness magazines, grow an uber […]
Now it’s easier than ever to disrupt the internal mechanisms that keep us healthy. We disrupt our circadian rhythm by working long hours and having blue lights on late at night. We harm our metabolism by eating processed foods high in sugar, grains, and trans fats. We increase our stress levels by spending too much […]
Back in 2016, Danny Vega was a carb-fueled powerlifter. He ate and trained according to conventional wisdom, but he started to notice he didn’t feel his best. After his cheat days turned into cheat weekends and his health began to suffer, he decided to ditch conventional advice and try a ketogenic diet. But he didn’t […]
Hey! I started a YouTube channel! See above for the video version of this podcast and click here to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any other videos I post. When I first switched from a Standard American Diet (SAD) to a paleo diet, my health improved dramatically. My next health upgrade was […]
Sugar is one of the worst foods you can put in your body. It’s also one of the most common ingredients in our food system — lurking in everything from ketchup to protein bars. While the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the consumption of added sugars should be less than 10% of total energy intake, […]
After “drink more water”, what’s the most popular advice you get when you’re trying to fix any digestive issue? Eat more fiber! It’s common knowledge that eating more fiber will help increase your gut bacteria, and more bacteria will make you healthier, right? Surprisingly, no. Recent evidence points to the contrary: more gut bacteria isn’t […]
After Craig’s wife, Maria, discovered the ketogenic diet and used it to successfully improve her health problems and lose weight, Craig decided to make a change to his own diet: He would eat keto during the week and eat whatever he wanted during the weekend, including his home-brewed beers. This compromise seemed to work at […]
If you’ve ever dabbled in strength training, you’ve probably heard it’s extremely important to eat carbs before and after your training session so you have enough energy to power through your workout and avoid losing mass. That’s true, at least for anyone on a carb-based diet. However, there are people like Luis Villasenor, who has […]
Nora Gedgaudas has been in the nutrition field for decades. At the start of her career, she followed the mainstream low-fat nutrition dogma taught in school at the time, until one summer her views were completely challenged. She realized she had lost 25 pounds in the course of a summer when the only things she […]
When you start a ketogenic diet for the first time, your cells have to learn how to turn fat into ketones, and then use those ketones for fuel. This process is called keto-adaptation or fat-adaptation. During keto-adaptation, your metabolism stops what it’s been doing for years — burning glucose and storing fat — and starts […]
If you’ve ever looked for advice on how to boost your physical performance, increase your endurance, or recover faster, you’ve probably realized most athletes believe that loading up on carbs is the best way to get the job done. That’s why sugary energy drinks and sports gels exist. The sugar is supposed to give you […]
Remember the old-school food pyramid you were taught in school? According to your teacher, mother, and the government, you could achieve optimal health by eating 6 or more servings of grains per day while keeping dairy, meat, fats, and oils at a minimum. That food pyramid has since been quietly retired, but our current nutritional […]
Most people would raise their eyebrows at a fully carnivore diet. The thought of eliminating plants and loading up on red meat goes against what we have been told by our parents, schools, and even the World Health Organization (WHO). However, if you’re following a ketogenic diet, paleo, or any other diet, you can supercharge […]
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC. Not so coincidentally, two-thirds of our food consumption now consist of three grains: wheat, rice, and corn. Both the increase in heart disease and grain consumption are products of our modern agricultural system. In the hunter-gatherer era, heart disease was […]
Did you know that 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. are due to chronic diseases? A chronic disease is one that lasts three months or longer, such as diabetes, arthritis, and dementia. Not only are chronic conditions killing us faster, they’re emptying our pockets in the process too. According to the National Health […]
In the 80’s, Mark Sisson decided to step away from his career as an elite endurance athlete to focus on pursuing the healthiest possible lifestyle and teaching others how to do the same. This decision took him down a path of new habits that went against everything he had learned in his career, including trading […]
Want to improve your communication skills, eat healthier, optimize your energy, boost your brain power, and sleep better? It’s not rocket science. You don’t need expensive equipment or even a lot of time in the day to improve your health. It all starts with your daily habits and the choices you make, including what you […]
The food choices you make every day directly affect how your body functions. Make the right choices and you’ll thrive. Make the wrong ones and you’ll be sick, tired, and overweight. In the last few decades, we’ve witnessed just how closely our health and food choices are linked. The rise of ultra-processed food-like products has […]
Take a look at this: A post shared by Chris Dufey (@chrisdufey) on Feb 27, 2018 at 6:07pm PST On the left photo, Chris Dufey was in his early 20s, worked as a personal trainer, and felt terrible. He was sluggish, tired, insecure, and his testosterone levels had gone down. On the right, that’s how […]
Just like our food system is designed to encourage poor food choices, our environment is designed to perpetuate harmful movements and postures. Just think about it: Desk jobs are notorious for promoting bad posture, leg swelling, and pain in the low back, neck, and shoulders. Airplane and car seats encourage an unnatural position that causes […]
In 2011, right after leaving a dream job as a journalist, Max Lugavere realized his mother was starting to show early signs of memory loss. Being in between jobs, he was able to accompany her on the quest of figuring out what was happening to her memory. There was just one problem: Doctor’s couldn’t give […]
In the early 1990s, low-fat diets were all the rage. Health institutions recommended trading in fatty foods for “heart-healthy” carbs, and most people did. Despite this low-fat dogma, Chris Bell, today’s guest, went down a different path. Chris is a renowned filmmaker who’s directed and produced the health documentaries Bigger, Stronger, Faster*, Prescription Thugs, and Trophy […]
The human body is a fascinating machine with trillions of moving parts working together 24/7 to keep you healthy. And just like any machine, you have to maintain it or it will break down. One of the keys to keeping your body in tip-top shape is metabolic flexibility. There are two types of fuel your […]
How do you measure your health? Is it by your weight, your blood pressure, your cholesterol profile, or maybe all of them? According to Dr. Brian Lenzkes, there’s one critical health marker you should pay attention to (but probably don’t): insulin sensitivity. Dr. Lenzkes is an internal medicine doctor who focuses on clinical nutrition and […]
If you’ve ever felt underwhelmed with the attention you received at the doctor’s office, you’re not alone. A lightning fast check up has become the norm in traditional healthcare. The 2016 Medscape Physician Compensation Report found that most physicians spend no longer than 13-16 minutes with each patient — and it’s not uncommon for it […]
Before turning into a fitness star and nutritional therapy practitioner, today’s guest, Emily Schromm, struggled with acne and gut problems for years. Growing up, Emily seemed to be doing everything right: she took ulcer medication, acne medication, exercised regularly, and ate a diet full of veggies, protein, whole grains, and full-fat dairy — but neither […]
You have to eat plants to be healthy, right? At least that’s what everyone says. Today’s guest, Ryan Munsey, has a different take on that. Ryan has a degree in food science and human nutrition. He’s also a former fitness model, former bodybuilder, and performance consultant. Yet, last year he turned his back on mainstream nutrition […]
Two years ago, today’s guest put out his first Youtube video about the ketogenic diet with the hope of helping a few people lose weight and get fitter through keto. In this short time, his channel has grown to over 100k subscribers and he has turned into one of the biggest keto influencers, helping hundreds […]
Do you think you can lose 100 pounds in 100 days? Today’s guest, Jimmy Moore, did just that. In his early 30s, Jimmy weighed over 400 pounds and needed respiratory, high-blood pressure, and cholesterol medication. He also drank 16 cans of Coca-Cola per day and loved binging on processed food. He realized he needed to […]
Today’s guest, Ryan Lowery, is the founder of the Applied Science and Performance Institute, where he and his team work with some of the most elite professionals in the world. The ASPI’s research surrounds everything from anti-aging, people with Parkinson’s, alzheimers, and traumatic brain injury, and studying the applications in these areas of the ketogenic […]
Hormonal imbalances affect millions of women in North America, and there’s a simple fix for many of these issues. That simple fix lies within what you’re fuelling your body with. This is something today’s guest, Leanne Vogel, discovered when she stumbled across the ketogenic diet. This lifestyle change ended her 8-year struggle with amenorrhea (missing period), […]