• Unlocking the Keto Code

  • The Revolutionary New Science of Keto That Offers More Benefits Without Deprivation
  • By: Steven R. Gundry MD
  • Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (522 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times best-selling Plant Paradox series comes this revolutionary take on the keto diet that debunks common myths and shows listeners how to reap the rewards of keto with less restriction

Like many doctors and nutrition experts, bestselling author Dr. Steven Gundry has long endorsed the ketogenic diet—a style of eating that heavily restricts carbohydrate intake to make the body burn fat for fuel. Because ketosis offers a variety of health benefits, including weight loss, reduced risk of illness, and enhanced energy, Dr. Gundry believed his patients’ efforts to adhere to the challenging regimen was worthwhile. That is, until his research uncovered a shocking truth: We’ve gotten keto all wrong.

In Unlocking the Keto Code, Dr. Gundry reveals the biological mechanism that makes keto diets so successful: a cellular process known as “mitochondrial uncoupling.” As it turns out, ketones are not the magical fuel source they’ve been made out to be; in fact, the body cannot run on ketones and fats alone. Over the long term, a very low carb-diet can lead to muscle wasting and poor cognitive health. 

Luckily, you don’t have to restrict all carbs to reap the benefits of ketosis; you simply have to have enough ketones and other plant compounds called polyphenols present in your body to “unlock” the process of mitochondrial uncoupling. In this insightful, empowering, eminently practical book. Dr. Gundry explains the many ways listeners can ignite this process, from feasting on plant-based foods (carbs that are typically off-limits on a keto diet!) to enjoying ketone generating foods such as goat and sheep milk products, to implementing a timed eating schedule. You will even discover the real reason how superfoods, even apple cider vinegar, work their magic; and its not what they you think!

Grounded in cutting-edge science, this is the book for all the people who have tried and failed on a keto diet; for vegetarians and vegans who want to go keto; and for anyone who wants to lose weight and enjoy better health while eating a wide variety of foods. With food lists, hacks, and all-new recipes, Unlocking the Keto Code makes going keto easy and enjoyable for the first time.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Steven R. Gundry, MD (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Massive energy and weight control

Dr Gundry has written a lot of fine books on health, gut biome, heart health, longevity and all types of metabolic disorders. I have read all of his books and all of them have been excellent. However this book is my favorite for it lays out how to fix your lack of energy and significantly fix you weight control through the functioning of your bodies mitochondria uncoupling. He goes into detail on aging,how to stay younger, how to develop more brown and lose the white fat which increase you energy and lowers your body mass index. The young thin days are back again. How this improves your immune system and for a cancer patient this is great. He goes into great detail on recipes on healthy eating, reasonable fasting to keep you young and what vitamins,minerals,good fats to eat, polyphenols, and good oils to take. This is the third week on his full program and my energy level is through the roof and I am fighting cancer. Thank You DR Gundry!

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Great Info But Diet is Too Niche

Dr. Gundry has a great reading performance, the info is great I assume but it's too niche and expensive to follow. "Only goat cheese or cow cheese from southern Europe", "only blueberries from high altitude" and things like that.

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How do I get the enhancements if I only listened it does not explain can you help

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Good for keto newbies

Good for someone new to keto or trying to find variations of keto eating. I like the emphasis on "metabolic flexibility". But overall there is nothing new in this book, despite the authors claims, that others haven't been writing about for years in the keto and paleo world.

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I’m blown away!

Every person in the world world benefit from the knowledge provided. I’ve been a dedicated follower for years and I even take a variety of his supplements including the olive oil. They have worked miracles on my body and now he’s doing the same thing to my mind! I’m about to binge consume everything he has written! I’m eternally grateful for this marvelous human being! My only complaint is he makes a statement about how detrimental “constant ketosis“ is for the body but doesn’t elaborate.

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  • 07-04-22

Informative, descriptive reading

Excellent information that is easy to understand.
Dr Gundry, through his own life and patient research, developed a healthier way to Keto.

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Everyone Should Read

Take control of your health and reject greedy food corporations who put profit ahead of well being.

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Very Informative.

This book explained keto and fasting in a simpler way. It will add to my keto journey. Thanks.

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Good book, well read by the author

Lots of good info, author read better than some pro readers I've listened to. Could have revisited the benefits and evidence of benefits for decoupling mitochondria mid-way through the book.

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Excellent information on losing weight and healthy

This book shares excellent information on improving your health and losing weight naturally through proper nutrition utilizing polyphenols.

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  • Mooncoin
  • 03-16-22

If only there was an actual pdf

Good book. Engagingly read. I want to try it. BUT - wtf is the PDF? Audible don’t make false promises.

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  • carl Pengelly
  • 07-14-22

Changed my life.

I have been trying to get my weight to what I consider my ideal weight. With the aid of Dr Gundry’s teachings in this book, I have shifted 10 kg in two months eating a wide verity of foods.
I have not been hungry if felt I am lacking in anything
Eating out can be a challenge but not insurmountable.
I have more energy and clearer thinking.
I recommend listening/reading several times especially when you are in transition.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-22

Brilliant book

Really interesting, about to listen for a second time. Well worth a credit and full of knowledge well presented

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  • Caroline
  • 04-28-22

Informative

Easy to listen to Dr Gundry's voice. Plenty of information explained clearly and will listen again. Quite a few topics covered. Contains practical food listings and meal suggestions.

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  • Robert
  • 04-21-22

Gave up

I gave up on this after listening to several chapters. The book is overly dense with lengthy explanations of biological and chemical processes which I feel that I didn’t need to know. The key dietary and lifestyle advice is provided in a short section, before the science begins again and I had to stop listening. The book is read in a strangely annoying style, with emphasis placed on random words which interrupts the flow. I’m sure this book is full of great information, but it takes considerable concentration to take it in, and I’m not sure the average listener will last the distance.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-22

outstanding

loved it , life changing or lifestyle changing
but definitely worth every cent. I was on a keto diet but this just ups the dial by ten.

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  • 06-08-22

Brilliant Audio book

loved it, made alot of sense , well written and narrated , highly recommend .

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  • Wendy M
  • 05-31-22

Unlocking The Keto Code The science of happy mitochondria

I really enjoyed this. While heavy on the science which personally I really like, Dr Gundry shows a clear why and very practical how to improve your health and not be caught up by the fad diets and misinformation out there.

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  • Amazon Customer. Jules_Pix
  • 03-13-22

Fascinating Listen

OK loads to digest (!) here. Gundry’s entertaining style makes the science easy to get. Only negative is that he debunks a lot of his own prior beliefs. How long will it be that what he says here is swapped out for his next book? Nevertheless, really worth listening to if you are all about ketosis.