Are the RDAs relevant on a keto/carnivore diet? A conversation with Amber O’hearn

07.16.2019 - By Fundamental Health with Paul Saladino, MD

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Amber O’Hearn is a data scientist by profession with a background in math, computer science, linguistics, and psychology. She has been studying and experimenting with low-carb, ketogenic diets since 1997, and more recently writing and speaking about her findings. Her review on the evolutionary appropriateness and benefit of weaning babies onto a meat-based, high fat, low carb diet, was included as testimony defending Professor Tim Noakes in his recent trial.  Amber has been eating a plant-free diet since 2009.   Time stamps:    4:03 Amber O'Hearn's love of singing. 6:03 Amber's journey towards carnivore. 11:50 Pitfalls of bipolar medications. 13:50 Finding the carnivore community (zeroing in on health). 16:03 Amber's amazing mood improvements. 17:19 Had Amber tried re-introducing plants back into her diet? 18:10 The fear of losing variety in your diet. 20:13 How to cook brain. 20:47 Salmonella. 21:43 Eating raw animal foods and food safety. 23:06 Why eating egg whites may not be a good idea. 25:00 How Amber's mood became substantially more stable. 27:49 Micronutrients in meat. 29:00 Unique nutrients in animal foods. 31:34 Eliminating plants from the diet. 33:18 Carnivory and diet dogmatism. 34:25 Humans as facultative carnivores. 37:21 Bioavailability of nutrients in animal vs. plant foods. 40:33 Fiber. 41:33 Other nutrients that low carb dieters do not need as much of. (Vitamin c and scurvy.) 43:13 Linus Pauling's theory. 50:06 Iodine. 50:57 Is the carnivore diet safe for children? 54:00 Newborns/infants and ketosis. 56:27 Ketones and cholesterol. 58:41 Ketones and improved working memory/other benefits. 59:53 Fat to protein ratio on a carnivore diet. 1:06:20 The effect of protein on insulin. 1:09:22 Does protein really have calories? 113:12 Information on where to find Amber online and her upcoming work. Amber’s contact information:  Twitter: @ketocarnivore Instagram: @ambimorph   Ancestral Supplements use the promo code “SaladinoMD” on the shopify site for 10% off.    JOOVV:   My contact information: PATREON:   SOCIAL MEDIA  Instagram: Website: Twitter:@mdsaladino Facebook: Paul Saladino MD email: [email protected]   Be sure to subscribe for more medicine and lifestyle content. Stay radical!  

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