Why Be In Ketosis? Part IX – Memory

Ketosis plays a major role in lowering blood glucose, insulin and notably improving memory in those with Mild Cognitive Impairment and risk for Alzheimer’s Disease (1).  Watch this short 5 minute segment on how a ketogenic lifestyle helps.  You can learn about a Ketogenic Lifestyle by reading my blog post: A Principle Based Ketogenic Lifestyle.  And you can ramp up your blood ketones in less than 30 minutes by getting exogenous ketones at DynamicKetones.com.



  1. Krikoria R et al. “Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment.” Neurobiology of Aging. Feb 2012, Vol 33:2 p 419-425.

3 Comments on “Why Be In Ketosis? Part IX – Memory

  1. Hey Dr. Nally,

    Big fan of all that you do: periscope, blog, and podcast. I am actually a Ketonian myself.

    I have been working in neuroscience labs for 5 years, doing research in Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. That is how I started with the keto diet.

    I love your passion about the ketogenic diet and what it can do for people with various health issues. ☺

    I just took your Six Mammoth Myths of Weight Loss mini course and could help but notice a small number of typos.

    It happens to me all the time on my keto blog. I compiled them all in here so you can quickly fix them.

    Myth 2
    “Carbohydrate containing
    foods cause weight gain, so what would be an approprate
    (appropriate) snack?”

    Looking for low carbohydrate containing snacks that can be carried with you or easily accessible went (when) you get hungry or get a craving is the key.

    Myth 4

    Hopefully, your are closer to achieveing (achieving) your weight loss goals.

    You have to have a will of steel to loose (lose) weight.

    The stimuluus (stimulus) occurs and there is either a thought, feeling or emotion that arises.

    A bell was rung and then food would become immedately (immediately) available to the dog. After a very short time, the dog immediatly (immediately) associated the sound of the bell with dinner.

    If you experienced stressful or traumatic experiences earlier in life and then found that those stresses were aleviated (alleviated) when you ate, you may find yourself becoming hungry whenever stress arises.

    Willpower to overcome food cravings is often related to a reinforced neurochemical response that you or I may be completely unware (unaware) of.

    Myth 5

    Third, people often feel that because they havebegun (have begun)exercising, they can eat that extra cookie or have that extra bowl of ice cream.

    Myth 6

    In its absence, our hunger significanly (significantly) increases to the point of an “eat or die” sensation, and most of us cave-in to this very strong neuroendocrine signal to eat. This increased hunger signal often stimulates overeating and rebound weight gain freqently (frequently) occurs after a calorie restricted diet.

    You need a lifestyle change that will allow you to eat until you are full, allow you to eat foods that don’t taste like cardboard, not force exercise till you drop, lower your cholesterol, decrease your risk of heart diseaseand (disease and) effectively stimulate weight loss.

    P.S. Your last Periscope about Ketosis and Memory is fascinating. Here is an interesting research about switching to the ketogenic diet early on to prevent neurological disorders: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4937039/



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