🔴Live in Canada with DR BOZ
🔴Live in Canada with DR BOZ
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Microphone check the mic check the microphone I know it's not okay we're not sure if you can hear this microphone so anybody out there listening go on and see I need you to just tell me if you can hear me because I hooked up a microphone and we're not sure that it's connecting to the computer so here we go hello I am here tonight in Canada and.
I'm wearing my skunk at yes it is really really cold here our family took a last-minute vacation was Monday before Christmas and my husband said let's hop in the car we're gonna go on a train ride so the fee took a few moments to just pack really quickly and know that we were heading to a really really really cold part of the country and off.
To the border he went can you hear me okay we think that you can hear me please all right so this is what happens when you record a hotel room and you do have some great teenage sons that are trying to help me but I might tell a little bit about the adventure we went on and some of the reasons we chose to go to Canada.
We went to a place called Churchill and I don't know if you can see it very well in the background so I'm going to scoop my table closer I can't see that very well the new focus is Walker all right so what happened what with a trip to Canada is we went and I've talked a lot about how the ketogenic diet isn't this new wave idea it's actually a very.
Native diet my family and I are from South Dakota so we know a lot about the life on the plains and grew up reading books like Little House on the Prairie and you look at the native culture from South Dakota and they talk a lot about having a huge hunter-gatherer history but then you get to reading about how much that hunter-gatherer history is.
Really part of their culture and I think we should focus on the hunter part of it when you look at the look at the diet that's associated with life on the plains for hundreds of years it has a lot of similarities to the ketogenic diet and when I hear when I hear the naysayers about the ketogenic diet say you need to eat lots of vegetables to.
Get your carbohydrates I I love bringing back the focus to what it was over 150 years ago and with that being said the Inuit culture is where we went to to for a little little vacation so Walker can you please change this for me so I've got a picture of my son's here in the background this is in Churchill Manitoba and you can see them here but it's kind.
Of really bright it's not focused very well so go to the map so if you haven't looked up Churchill Manitoba I had never looked it up either but it has a place on the map that is incredibly cold like the temperatures for our adventure were negative 50 and we got to be around of the natives up there who are used to living in such.
Cold weather they said it's only 58 degrees it's only I mean 58 below with windchill factor we took a three-day train ride up there so we got to see a lot of of Canada which I had never seen before and it looked a lot like South Dakota but we also got to visit with several of the natives in Churchill Manitoba so.
It's on the Hudson Bay and you cannot get there by driving you can only get there by train or by biplane and as luck would have it they have had quite a history on what they're trained delivery has been blunted so they had it had been offline the train was not working for about 18 months and so the native people.
There are the people who live there even had more difficulties in the last two years about how to get there their food and their culture and their there's you know can they sustain living in the Arctic and how would they do that Walker if you could take a look at this just I want you to notice that it's look at the computer with me.
So some ones that I want to show off are what we did up there so if you'll go to the one cause I don't think they can see that very well but if you could go to the one where you were doing the dogsled so we got a hold of somebody a motion which is a man who is charged of dog sledding and he he was mr. McDowall and he took my boys on a dog sled ride.
There's ten dogs there you can see one little boy here and this is my other son and then this is the motion mr. McDonald quite an adventure it was only 40 minutes on a dog sled ride and everybody came back with frozen eyelashes and mr. MacDonald's beard was all frozen but the dogs were incredible well they were able to sustain in that cold weather at.
Negative 50 below the other part about being in this area that was has always been interesting to me was to study how this diet is a sustainable diet when I hear do a lot of reading and a lot of teaching about the ketogenic diet you'll hear oh that diet is just not sustainable you've got to have your carbohydrates you have have fruits and.
Vegetables and again like I said at the beginning of this I've had a life in South Dakota where living on the plains shows you that whatever natives did live here have much for fruits and vegetables it is a great place now where we have modern agriculture to grow grains but if you go back to where the native culture.
Was 150 years ago that's there's not very many grains there's not very many berries and they're very seasonal so I come in to the new year and look at new year's resolutions I have lots of patients saying I'm gonna be ketogenic for 2019 and what I tell patients is heading towards a ketogenic diet is an incredibly it is sustainable but it does.
Take some education about how that was possible as I look at the Inuits which is one of the reasons that we chose to go to Churchill Manitoba it's a very heavy Inuit culture there those are the natives from that area and you get to see how they lived off of a very ketogenic diet for four generations until modern modern medicine and modern.
Eating came about if you can go to the Northern Lights one you get to see that they have the benefit of some beautiful landscapes up there and there's not a lot of population but the the night sky it was really cold while we were there and this is a picture of the Northern Lights we were there and you can see it church away in the background they're.
Not perfectly on this this camera but here's a better picture too of the Northern Lights this was out of the Train that we were we took this out of the inside of a train and this was last night of the Northern Lights just incredible picture so the purpose of what I wanted to cover the night Walker that'd be.
Great the purpose of what I wanted to cover tonight though for for covering a few things on the ketogenic diet because I'm gonna have Walker take a look at some of the questions that are coming in and he's gonna read a couple of them after I go through how is this diet sustainable and some of the myths that I get to hear you.
Know one of the as much as 2019 we're heading into a brand new year and I would say this is probably the fourth year 2015 is when I really first kind of started to get my mind around a ketogenic diet early 2016 is when I started to live a ketogenic lifestyle and so now we're three or so years into this and you hear a lot of my colleagues.
Say oh that's another fad diet that's never SATs not sustainable but I will contend as an internal medicine physician this is what I recommend for all of my patients with chronic disease and I just like to take care of some of the myths out there that this is not sustainable so a sustainable diet is one that we not.
Only can do for many years but also that is accompanied by not having nutritional defects so the first nutritional defect that I hear people bring up all the time is how would you get your vitamin C if you don't eat fruits and vegetables if you don't think that there's naysayers about this diet I would encourage you to go to.
The YouTube video that that says fruit is evil and I just think they read the title they didn't listen to it at all and just said you know unsubscribing or something very negative on that youtube video that I did explaining that fruit today is a very bioengineered to meet the demands of our culture which is heavy on the sugar quick sweet taste.
Early in the in the bite of fruit not lots of fiber and then the brighter and more vibrant the the color of the fruit the butter it sells so if you go back 150 years you find watermelons that are the size of a grapefruit you'll find that there's a lot of rind inside the watermelon there's more like eight or ten bites of a watermelon inside it as.
Opposed to the ones we buy at the grocery store today if you look at banana they too are filled with fiber filled with seeds and have more of a bitter taste in their original form as opposed to the ones that are engineered today to very high in sugar and very vibrant there they're much more yellow whereas.
The native ones are filled with fiber and they are there they're more more grainy and more pasty yeah I think is the right word and you say well you know don't you need fruit to survive and I think going to a place like Churchill Manitoba has been a great place for me to slow down and just read about their culture and how they.
Would eat and some of the things that they did to preserve the meats that they would that they would hunt and then to watch how they did have very healthy lives there's a couple of people who traveled there and lived with the Inuits in the early 1900's one specifically who came back and said you know I know that vitamin C has just been discovered this.
Is in like the 1920s and that scurvy happens when you don't have vitamin C but these natives are living where there isn't fruits and vegetables and they don't have scurvy and I lived with them for the better part of a year and I didn't get scurvy either and his colleagues all said oh he must be lying and so he actually checked himself into.
A hospital in New York City and said I'll live here for a year and you can watch me eat a high fat which is 85% fat he was eating 75 to 85 percent fat he was eating 25 percent protein and no carbohydrates that was how they generalized it and he didn't get scurvy he did that for a year now you go back and read the documentaries on his work.
And you find lots of his colleagues say very disparaging things about you know he must have cheated or there's it couldn't have been true and you can't believe anything he says but in fact that continues to be the case when you look at how the meats are preserved in native culture they take the meats they dry the.
Air dry them and then they would take the fat from these animals whether it was seal the blubber from seal or from whale or even from Buffalo and they would pour the hot fat over that dried meat and that would seal the meat and sterilize it and you could keep that meat for up to a year some would say even multiple years when it was sealed.
In that fat and that's how the preservation of that meat would allow the nutrients to be preserved but also to be able to roam the plains and you know 150 years ago and they really did have healthy bodies healthy teeth that's one of the other things that I've been looking forward to some blog articles I'm gonna do in the next several months.
And one of them is gonna be on skin and the amazing amount of research that we have on how much better your skin is with lower carbohydrate diet but also how much better your teeth are when ketones are in your saliva and with when your carbs are low so as I look at some of the some of the challenges that our family had over the last week we.
Have done this train it was kind of an impromptu visit we took some meat and cheese on our train ride which was like almost almost three days long and on the train there was plenty of carbs offered and processed food but that meat and cheese was really what tried to stick to for the diet and then I fell off the way again and had carbs and processed food.
Because we ran out of the meat cheese or it became this taste I didn't want to have anymore we get up to Churchill Manitoba and it was actually quite impressive how lean their native population was as much as processed foods are very much have access in the place in South Dakota and our native culture has a huge problem.
In my my clinic and the clinics across my state with diabetes and high sugars we got to interview several of the natives from Manitoba from Churchill Manitoba and they were lean and had actually very ketogenic type diets that they still used as I look at a couple of goals that I wanted to share tonight we're gonna go through questions walkers.
Got a couple of them lined up here in just a minute but I just wanted to share a couple of goals if you're looking at a ketogenic diet for 2019 I do these things on Sunday tonight is a traveling day and I'm actually just trying to get back into ketosis after six days with the family on the road and probably not very ketogenic but I did have you know.
Plenty of times where for the last two and a half years my body is very used to producing ketones and I know that it won't take long for me to get back into ketosis but I set a couple of goals for myself as well and I would encourage you to you to do this when looking at a ketogenic diet you can have this these big goals like I've had patients come in.
And say starting 2019 I'm gonna be ketogenic the whole year and to kind of bring this full circle I would contend that not even the natives who lived a an inuit or a very high fat diet they had times where berries were in season but it was once a year they had times where carbohydrates were in their life but it was for a short period of time so what.
What I content what my goal is for 2019 isn't to say something as grand like every day in 2019 I'm gonna make sure I'm producing ketones now I would love to do that that's it is a goal but I think a shorter goal is much better I'm gonna start today with being in a ketogenic diet for for today usually on Sundays I start a fast but I'm still on.
The road we our haven't you have to travel back to South Dakota yet and so fasting while in the car with the family after multiple days of not being ketogenic is probably not fair to do to my family but my goal for the year is that each Sunday I do should I do push record whether or not the microphone works or whether or not.
I've got an audience or not is to say on Sundays I think it's been a huge testimony to say what happens when you stand up and say here's an example of how to live a ketogenic life and here's some some of the science as to why that is a good idea so my goal is each Sunday to show up at 6 o'clock and announce my fasts and that's why I'm fasting that.
Week and to set realistic goals – to set the progress of improving auto Fiji improving mental performance which is why I'm ketogenic and being an example to patients that I'm trying to model behavior saying this is possible to go without carbohydrates and to do fasting in today's world and the other reason that when you're looking for a 2019 goal.
Set a why what is your why why are you doing this and if it's just to get into the next size smaller clothing that's not a bad way but there's a much bigger goal out there that would last through the difficult times I've on that when you're looking at time spent with grandkids or time spent with friends or a health problem that you're trying to.
Reverse some medications for that those daily symptoms turn out to be a much stronger Y and when you're getting to moments where those carbs look tempting getting through it has a lot to do with your Y so I would encourage you to find your Y write it down I'd love you to post it in the YouTube just to see why people are doing a ketogenic diet it.
Truly helps me see who my audience is and I swear I'm gonna get lots better at this YouTube stuff over the next year the learning curve has been very steep we hit over eighty thousand people following this channel now and in October I had two thousand people so I'm just really thankful for everybody that's click Subscribe I have a personal.
Goal that in by 2020 there are a million people that are learning about the ketogenic diet through this channel that's a really big goal but I do believe that education is the way to improving people's health so if you haven't checked out my blogs on this or the book I wrote I encourage you to do that it is my favorite teaching tool and.
That's how I'm counting students is by clicking subscribe on this channel so speaking of teaching let's get to some questions Walker what's so it's from Todd he from Florida who said zero carb right so carnivore diet is totally what the Inuits did again annuit SAR the native the native people that live in northern Canada and they didn't have.
Access to carbohydrates it's where I started out this block this video maybe not as organized as I could have been the the people on the plains said they were hunter-gatherers but really they were hunters and it is the first thing you'll hear people say is oh that's not sustainable you need fiber you need vitamin C and I would contend these.
People lived off of a carnivore diet for generations and did so in a very healthy way when people are just starting a ketogenic diet it sounds really difficult to reach out for zero carbs I would say it's a it's a graduation step so when people say what do I think you should you do that I would master the twenty carbs are less.
First really find yourself in a good rhythm before you step it into that full carnivore diet and then it does mean that you should probably be eating that organ meat one of the reasons that the natives were able to do this and not be low on their vitamins is they kind of they ate nose-to-tail on their carcasses they didn't waste they ate the bone.
Marrow they ate organ meat and we tend to eat like the chicken breast and throw the rest of the bird away so if you're gonna do carnivore it does take some attention to really eating all of that meat in a way that gets you the vitamins next question okay so we're going to the other questions everyone ok so my hat is from a South Dakota native and it is.
Five pelt skunk at it is on my favorite hats and it's the closest thing that I have to staying warm when you go up to Canada so you can see that it is a skunk at I love this hat and so it is five pelted skunk at and it is so warm like when we were up in Canada it was seriously 50 below zero and 50 below zero means you have three breaths until.
You freeze the nose hairs but you wear hats like this which is what you know that all of their head skins on whether it was seal or you know not even sure what all those things they were wearing but everybody had pelts on and you can see why is super cold like on our trip home our little train froze actually was an electrical problem but it was because.
It was 50 below zero and then we had to take a plane off of the train to get to Manitoba I was gonna do this just cast from the train and that that's why we're not at strain right now so it is skunk and it's one of my favorite favorite hats my husband bought this for me probably about four years ago now so no he's trying to adapt ketosis as a truck.
Driver yes absolutely so truck drivers you're one of my favorite people I have a my husband's family and I part as part of that have a huge affection for truck drivers across the country and I'll tell you you guys come up with some of the nastiest habits whether it's sleep apnea or sitting too long but as a truck driver you do have some.
You know the most important part is that your brain stays focused for all those hours of driving so I do recommend a ketogenic diet and I have several truck drivers who have gone from this high carb feed glucose every three hours snack on carbs as they drive have those big tummies that look like they're pregnant in a year they have been.
Ketogenic and have lost an enormous amount of weight taking away their blood pressure medicines I'll tell you one of the first things that I I encouraged my ketogenic drivers to do was start with pepperoni and cheese the reasons why is it's a high-fat meat that you can find them at the truck stops and they it's those are perfect ketogenic they have.
Great flavor they have great satiety I also in my truck drivers if they're gonna drink something I I do recommend that they use the exogenous ketones great amount of just sweetness if they need a sweet drink but it keeps their brain focused for about four hours after taking it so if you're gonna transition there's a few things that most of my.
Truck drivers are all on high blood pressure medicines so be careful when you first transition they lose a lot of water weight and their blood pressure can go down or so they're not paying attention so the other thing that I tell them is really good you can find in truck stops is pickled eggs so they take you know the pickle juice and they took.
Boiled eggs and put them in there and those are totally ketogenic and they help with just feeling that's just that salty sit satiety when they eat salt plus fat which is in the egg yolk that's a good question so this is from Peggy she wants know you're in ketosis – the testers stop registering since your body is using all the content right good.
Question this is from Peggy and she wants to know about those test strips when you first start a ketogenic diet again this is where I recommend it folks start I don't recommend you go out and buy a whole bunch of tests you know blood testing kit when you first begin I say spend 15 bucks on urine test strips and what will happen is these urine test.
Strips when you pee they will turn pink if there's ketones in your urine and first you take away those carbohydrates your body produces ketones either from the fat that you're eating or the fat that's now mobilized out of storage fat as it's used as energy is ketones and when you first transition your body.
Produces way more than you know how to eat use so in order to keep your body from getting acidic or from getting too many ketones you get rid of them in two ways you can breathe them out and that's where that strange smell and your breath happens at the beginning of a ketogenic diet people can say I know I'm in ketosis I can smell it in my breath.
Those are ketones in the form of acetone that's coming out of your breath the other place that your body wastes ketones is in your urine and it's because it doesn't want too many ketones in the blood system it can really change the acid base of your body and the way you counteract that is you you get rid of them.
After about two or three weeks the body says okay now I've adapted and my mitochondria can use these ketones and the ketone level will come down sometimes that pink strip goes from a really nice dark ketone that I like doc I'm in ketosis look at how dark my urine strip is and then over the next week or so.
Maybe two weeks it gets in this light pink and it's because the amount of ketones you're producing versus the amount that you're using match better you don't spill as many into the urine I think it's a really rare moment when you don't spill any I think of remember that the urine is collected in the platter which is how.
Many ketones have been matching your needs over the last maybe four or five hours however long it's been since you've gone to the bathroom so people say oh my urine has never got ketones in it anymore it's because I'm keto adapted and I would say that's really difficult to have zero ketones in your urine if you're in on a ketogenic diet.
So those urine test strips should turn at least a light pink I do think it's a better accurate ability to check through the blood monitoring and that's where I would say the second phase of if you want to get a little more hardcore is to check the blood blood measurements I wouldn't recommend that you do that out of the gate though I would recommend.
You check urine ketone strips for two to three weeks and you will get the hang of it it's cheaper it's easier there's lower barrier to checking you can put a few in your pocket when you start the day and just if you don't use them by the end of the day concern away alright let's do one more question she just got the porker monitor the description she.
Wants to know if you still use the P sticks in between the porker you know um I would I would not if you graduated to the blood testing what you get with blood testing is you get this ratio especially when you do the fork here you can check the glucose and you can check the ketones so that gets you into what is your ratio what is your dr. Basra's.
Yo which is you mean you take the glucose and you divide by the ketones if your number is 80 or less we know that that's a really good phase for weight loss if your number is 40 or less then that's a really good number for anybody who's got metabolic issues or has autoimmune issues or an immune system that's just failing and if you're like.
Grandma Rose who's got cancer I pushed them to a ratio of 20 or less once you've graduated to the blood testing I haven't gone back to the urine ketone strips it's just not as accurate I think at the beginning of the diet it's too overwhelming for patients to do all this changes in their diet plus be checking their sugars and their ketones so that's.
Why I do this in phases just stick with it you're in ketone strips at the beginning if you do step up to that higher level I don't use those you're you can give them to a friend and say here you start because yeah that's a good thing I want a girl she wants to notice apple cider vinegar helped lower glucose numbers so apple cider vinegar.
Is again a very acidic pH I think of this as like kombucha I don't know if you if if you remember the fasting drinks I did a while ago saying I make kombucha at our house too and as that bacteria processes the sugar in kombucha it makes it more and more like vinegar so apple cider vinegar is a pH somewhere around like.
2.4 2.8 kombucha we want it to be around three point one three point two so again very acidic pH what I find that it does is it does lower the craving for sugar so when people say what what is the science behind apple cider vinegar it takes us certain dosing to get some of the outcomes that people want what I know for sure is even the smallest doses.
Of a an apple cider vinegar really lower that craving for a sweet taste I found this to be quite universal and a reproducible outcome for apple cider vinegar but it's a good question because it comes up a lot and there are no there are no carbohydrates in apple cider vinegar so that helps – all right well so this podcast or this uh this YouTube.
Was from my hotel room in Manitoba Canada here's to uh the trappers who got me this wonderful skunk at a few years ago and – staying warm while in the tundra and the Arctic so thanks for tuning in we will check in next week and I will be fasting again starting next Sunday thank you good night
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