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The Keto Savage Podcast

Podcast discussing fitness lifestyle, the keto diet, science, nutrition, contest prep, the fitness industry, business, and the pursuit of happiness!  There will be several different podcast guests that will consist of athletes, experts in the health and nutrition industry, and other people of interest!

Jan 30, 2023

Have you ever gotten the results from a lab test and had no clue how to decipher what you were actually seeing? My good friend Kim Howerton co-wrote a book with Dr. Ken Berry entitled Common Sense Labs on how to understand what you’re seeing when you read a lab report. Kim has had an amazing keto journey and she has a wealth of knowledge in the space. It was a pleasure to discuss her new book and the writing process.


What you’ll hear:


  • What Kim has been up to and all the awesome work she has been putting out (2:33)
  • The importance of creating the habit of working out early in life (4:38)
  • Protein consumption and muscle loss (7:57)
  • Why Kim and Ken wrote their book and what it helps with (11:32)
  • The basics of the book and how to use it (12:26)
  • Her writing workflow (13:34)
  • Labs that she recommends getting done before a competition prep or for overall health (18:29)
  • The disagreement in mainstream medicine over cholesterol numbers and the ongoing research needed (21:26)
  • The problem with the perfect cholesterol number (27:13)
  • Doctors are overworked and most are doing the best they can (27:57)
  • Making dietary tweaks on keto to lower LDL (31:32)
  • The importance of looking at all the variable when you’re focusing on cholesterol (34:55)
  • High HDL levels (38:57)
  • Lean mass hyper responder (41:15)
  • Frequent competitions and how they affect your blood levels (44:27)
  • Building a strong health foundation (47:15)
  • Glucose monitors and why they’re not recommended for certain people (49:31)
  • Physiological insulin resistance or adaptive glucose sparing (56:04)
  • Kim’s cookbook based on favorite holiday foods (1:05:33)
  • Cooking oils (1:08:44)


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