Title: Using ketosis to optimize your brain, body and microbiome with Mike Mutzel

Subtitle: Mike Mutzel is an expert on the paleo diet, eating for ketosis and optimizing your microbiome.

Description: Today’s interview was really interesting for me. I sat down with Mike Mutzel, the author of Belly Fat Effect. He’s also the host of High Intensity Health, a practitioner, and someone who has immersed himself in this field since he was a teenager. We talked about a lot of things, but mostly we dove deep into the concept of the ketogenic diet. This is actually a concept that, previous to this interview, I wasn’t particularly familiar with. I was used to talking about ketosis from a medical standpoint, but the ins and outs of actually doing the “ketogenic diet” was not something I was familiar with, or something I used with my patients. But now, I might.

Key Takeaways:

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[2:57] How did Mike become passionate about health and the ketogenic diet?

[5:32] The toolbox of the average MD is very limited.

[7:35] Choose a healthy alternative to alcohol or other comfort substances.

[9:53] Seasonal eating and circadian rhythms are crucial.

[16:47] What exactly is a ketogenic diet?

[22:33] Dietary supplements can help you in your journey into ketosis.

[24:36] Some people are not ready to go into ketosis.

[27:58] Is ketosis harder for women?

[29:07] You should know why you want to adopt a ketogenic diet.

[31:01] Most women are estrogen dominant.

[32:24] You may not have to change what you eat to enter ketosis.

[33:03] Can you have alcohol on a ketogenic diet?

[35:16] Diversity of vegetable matter is good for your microbiome.

[39:46] Who has Mike learned the most from?

[42:56] Vitality and energy equal health.

[43:49] Thank you to our sponsor, The Interpreting Your Genetics Summit.

[45:08] Mike journals and meditates every morning.

[46:40] Mike likes fiction but always ends up reading nonfiction.

[48:17] Mike is very consistent about exercise.

[49:17] Mike plays the guitar and loves to travel and hike.

[49:36] Are we born this way, or do we learn to become entrepreneurs?

[51:44] If you enjoyed our conversation and would like to hear more, please subscribe to The Entrepology Podcast on Stitcher or iTunes. We would also appreciate a review.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Legacy Facebook Group

Belly Fat Effect: The Real Secret About How Your Diet, Intestinal Health and Gut Bacteria Help You Burn Fat, by Mike Mutzel 

Human Food Project

High Intensity Health on Youtube


“Traditional medicine, while being great at acute care, is just not equipped to help with some of these chronic ailments.”

“You can enhance your own health, the health of your community and of the world at large.”

“[Your diet should be] high fiber, high color, with a diverse array of non-starchy vegetables.”


Mike has an B.S. in Biology from Western Washington University and is completing his M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a graduate of the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP). He is an independent consultant for one of the world’s leading professional nutrition companies, and has worked as a nutritionist with Gerard Guillory, MD of the Care Group, PC in Denver, CO. Mike has lectured alongside Dr. Guillory to large patient-groups in the Denver area and they have been featured on local T.V. programs discussing the power of Nutrition and Functional Medicine. In April of 2014 Mike launched his first book and Started High Intensity Health radio.


High Intensity Health – Mike’s Amazing Podcast! www.highintensityhealth.com


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