In this premium podcast with Ben Greenfield, Ben answers the following questions about ketosis, Ironman training, nutrition and more: Do you use bitter melon to help buffer blood sugar spikes in a effort to continue producing blood ketones? If yes, how important is the timing of taking the bitter melon for this and how much do you take each time? Have you had any breaks from ketosis where you carb binge? Please let us know about your experiences with oxaloacetate -- most importantly about the safety of it and how much (in your opinion) it boosted your performance. I'm doing your TriathlonDominator.com plan, and am curious as to how you typically train right now... Are you still doing predominantly H.I.I.T. with long Z2 efforts sprinkled in? How much does it cost you a month to eat that way? Carbs are so cheap and yummy. Is there any advantage to adding hard to find meat like lamb and bison to my diet? What are your thoughts on barefoot/minimalist running? ( thinking performance & injury prevention) Do you recommend anything for me in my first 5K? So far I’ve been working out for the last 2 months, 6 days a week, eating ok, I do cheat but I just pray I make it to the end. What do you think of Ezekiel bread? I haven’t heard much, but I love bread and people say it is better for you. I just read some good protein things with brewer’s yeast? Yay or nay?