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If you’re trying to get better sleep, should you be upping your carbs, or going keto?

Paradoxically, both of these strategies can help, but for different reasons. In this episode I cover why they can help, how to pick your strategy, and some ways you can gain some more freedom over which strategy to choose.

In this episode I mention the sleep recommendations that I put out last year. They can be found here:

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  1. Hi Chris,

    Is there an objective and scientifically accurate method to calculate the precise sodium requirements for each particular individual who is eating a strict ketogenic diet every day? (less than 40g of carbs per day).

    I find that I still urinate more frequently than I would like and this includes one or two urinations in the middle of the night, which disrupts my sleep.

    I have watched and read all of your videos and articles about how to stop getting up to pee at night, and I have applied most of your suggestions as best as I can.

    But I am still struggling with this issue.

    Thank you.

  2. What would be considered an empty stomach. It seems a general consensus is 2 hours after a meal and 30 minutes before a meal. I’m sure meal content and size have an effect, so what about for ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting (18:6)?

  3. Chris, have you seen the recent research (5/24/18 issue of Cell, Elaine Hsaio’s lab at UCLA) proposing the mechanism of keto enhancing CNS GABA is actually via shifting gut biome towards akkermansia and parabacteroides species and decreasing diversity?

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