Get To know a Ketone.
This week we welcome doctor, researcher, and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, Dr. Ken Ford. His interests and specialties have varied from the study of consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and optimizing the cognitive functions of the human brain. Eventually, this led him to study the impact of ketones and a ketogenic diet as a means to improve performance.
Focusing on a diet of fatty acids and a ketone based metabolism has been the heart of Dr Ford’s research and the meat of our conversation. Hear how the brain deals with trauma, be it from seizures or TBI (as in concussions), differently based on diet. Also, find out why your training and performance may be the best indicator of whether or not a Ketogenic Diet is right for you. Learn the symptoms of signs of cognitive dysfunction.
Dr Ken Ford talks in depth about impact of ketones and ketone esters and how they interact with genetics, trauma, disease and biological factors to improve function. In a world where politics and myths surround things like treating cancer through diet, Ford continues to fight the good fight and educate the masses on the potential of Ketosis. Put on your thinking headphones, because the doctor is in and school is in session.
EMPOWER YOUR PERFORMANCE.
Learn more about Dr. Ken Ford’s research at www.IHMC.us. There you can find information about his work in Human Cognition and the study of Ketones.
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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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