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Free Event at Barefoot Acupuncture on the Benefits of Exogenous Ketones

Feb 25, 2019 03:18PM

On Thursday, March 14, from 6:30 to 7:30/8 p.m., Barefoot Acupuncture will be hosting a talk about low-carb and ketogenic diets, and the many added benefits of taking exogenous ketones, which can provide an experience of being in a state of ketosis, even for those who cannot follow a strict low-carbohydrate or ketogenic diet. At this free event, attendees will learn the basics of implementing a healthy low-carb ketogenic diet—according to their individual needs—followed by a ketones tasting.

According to the article “Hack Your Life,” by Leslie J. Thompson, in Hacked magazine’s 2018 edition, “Research shows that exogenous ketones also can provide fast and sustained energy and improve cognitive function, promoting mental clarity and focus.”

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino was among the early pioneers of extracting exogenous ketones, having become interested while conducting studies exploring the use of ketones to prevent oxygen toxicity seizures in extreme combat scenarios for the U.S. military. Ketogenic diets have already been in use for several decades in treating children with epilepsy.

Achieving a state of ketosis, whereby the body becomes “fat-adapted”—utilizing your own fat stores or dietary fat as a source of fuel—can take time. Ketones provide an excellent alternative, and come in a variety of delicious flavors that are easily mixed with water, tea or coffee. Ketones are also credited with helping suppress appetite; eliminating brain fog; and improving moods, sleep, and athletic performance and recovery.

Location: 6722 Avalon Dr., Ste 1, Scottsdale. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 602-954-8016. For more information, visit



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