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In Ketones: The Fourth Fuel, science writer Travis Christofferson weaves a fascinating narrative of humanity's quest to understand how our bodies produce energy - transporting us on a scientific expedition from the past to the present - across early modern Europe to modern laboratories spanning the globe.

The listener is taken on a riveting and revelatory journey that follows Nobel Prize-winning scientists from the 19th and 20th centuries as they map the pathways and cycles that comprise human metabolism. The listener is left with a new and lasting appreciation for the silent chemical motion that keeps us alive and healthy. Ultimately, the narrative arrives at a remarkable discovery that rewrites everything we thought we knew about metabolism - with profound therapeutic consequences.

Coming back to the present, Christofferson reminds us that Americans are sicker than they have ever been. Heart disease, cancer, dementia, obesity and type 2 diabetes are rapidly becoming the norm. Yet, we are presented with a revelation: the realization that we all have a potent, easy-to-access hybrid metabolism that generates a different fuel - the fourth fuel - that “supercharges” our metabolism in a way that slows aging and bypasses the metabolic dysfunction that leads to the multitude of diseases that plague modern society.

©2020 Travis Christofferson (P)2020 Travis Christofferson

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Health is in your hands!

Brilliant journey through bioenergetics, highlighting the brilliance and limitations in and around science. Great coverage of the science and mechanisms of ketosis. On an individual level, if you want to get healthier, get it!

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  • Brian Corbin
  • 14-01-2021

Great history!

If you’ve read all the Gary Taubes stuff, it’s hard to imagine he did not cover this material. Super informative. If you like science and science that makes sense, this is an awesome book!

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  • Tom
  • 26-01-2021

Great! Very informative and easy to follow.

I loved this book. Lots of great information on the history of Ketosis. just makes me mad how long we have known this info and yet the world is still suffering metabolically!

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