Ketosis Without Starvation: the human advantage

I recently had the honour to speak at Low Carb Breckenridge 2018. You can find the video here. Below are my slides, notes, and references. On a high carb diet, you might need to fast to attain an enlightened brain state. On a ketogenic diet, as a human, that doesn’t appear to be necessary. The […]

Optimal Weaning from an Evolutionary Perspective:

The evolution of our brains, meat eating, and a reliance on ketogenic metabolism I recently had the privilege of presenting a talk, with the same title as this post, at the Ancestral Health Symposium. I am posting the video here, with a transcript, some references, and related material. Transcript This is what I said for […]

Meat is best for growing brains

There are multiple lines of evidence that an animal-based diet best supports human brain development in infants and young children. In brief / contents Human fetuses and infants rely on ketones for brain building. Weaning onto meat increases brain growth. The brain is an energy-intensive organ that required an animal-based diet to evolve. Because humans […]