When to take tryptophan on a ketogenic diet.

When to take tryptophan on a ketogenic diet.

Anonymous says when should tryptophan be taken on a keto diet? Night, day, both? It doesn’t matter. So what I would do is when presumably you’re doing this to try to increase tryptophan getting into the brain. So the most important thing is to take it two or three hours away from other protein, and …

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Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Nutritional strategies for glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDH) deficiency.

Philipa says, what are the best ways to optimize glutathione status for someone who has a G6PD deficiency? Oh I read about this, where did I read about it. I believe it was riboflavin. I believe, and I don’t think I mentioned this in episode 58, the riboflavin podcast, but I believe it might have …

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How to deal with the fact that blood tests for nutritional status aren’t adapted to children.

How to deal with the fact that blood tests for nutritional status aren’t adapted to children.

Okay Sonja has a followup: thank you for what I had previously said. I’ll check out the Ultimate Cheat Sheet and look for values that are proportionally out of range from the adult values. This is going back to the question about the child with unusual fatigue. I’m still confused about those which might need …

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Matt stone and the “overdeification” of vitamin A.

Matt stone and the “overdeification” of vitamin A.

Next question, Victoria Dale Harris says, I just saw an email from Matt Stone referring the overly deified…. Oh someone had to bring this up! Okay! I just saw an email from Matt Stone referring to the overly deified nutrient vitamin A. He’s referring it’s probably in asthma, but right I believe the etiology of …

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Concerns about vitamin A in pregnancy

Pam asks on the tails of this question, why did the FDA have a value for vitamin A for pregnancy much higher at 8,000 IU than the IOM in the past? I have no idea. I mean I just said I don’t pay any attention to the FDA and that’s a research project, but like …

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B6 deficiency, and who is a man with high estrogen, what should they do?

B6 deficiency, and who is a man with high estrogen, what should they do?

Okay anonymous attendee says B6 xanthurenate of 3.7 kynurenate of 1.4 both in the high red end on the ION test taking 45 milligrams a day of B6 at time of test. Increased B6 further too. Anonymous can you put in the chat whether you’re a woman, whether you know anything about your estrogen levels, …

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What to do if taking biotin and yet beta-hydroxyisovalerate is elevated.

What to do if taking biotin and yet beta-hydroxyisovalerate is elevated.

Anonymous attendee says beta-hydroxyisovaleric acid 9.8 on the ION test and high red. That’s a marker of biotin deficiency, taking 1,300 micrograms of biotin at the time of testing, increased B7 further too. Well in theory that’s a marker of biotin deficiency, but you might have a defect in a biotin-dependent enzyme so you can …

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How to lower a resting heart rate in the 80s or 90s.

Kelly Armstrong says thoughts on lowering my resting heart rate it’s often in the high 80s or low 90s once I’m up for the day. Ha Ha! I wish I knew the answer to that. I’d use it for my heart rate. I don’t even measure my heart rate because my whole life it’s been …

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What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?

What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?

Anonymous attendee, last question at 12:59 with one minute on the clock, says, “What are your top three non-nutrient factors that prevent someone from entering beta-oxidation or ketogenesis?” Top three non-nutrient factors? Unless you are taking a drug that prevents lipolysis, then they aren’t non-nutrient. The overwhelming things that govern those are carbohydrate and fat …

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How do you determine if you’re getting enough protein?

How do you determine if you’re getting enough protein?

Anonymous says, “How do you determine if you’re getting enough protein? I heard Dr. Stephen Phinney say, for those on a keto diet, if ketones are greater than 3 on a regular basis, then it’s a sign you’re not getting enough protein.” Okay, first of all, why are you on a ketogenic diet? So, if …

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