Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: getting started

I'm releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

If you'd like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel...

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M...


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Type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet: why I went "keto"

I'm releasing the Type 1 Diabetes and the Ketogenic Diet series here on the AdventureRx podcast. The videos are available on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/livingvertical) where you can find the series as a playlist. It may be useful to download the free ebook from our shop that loosely parallels this discussion of type 1 diabetes and the ketogenic diet.

In this episode I am discussing the context for my decision to go low-carb-high-fat and why the ketogenic diet worked well for me. It's been hugely beneficial to my climbing and ability to take on big days in the mountains while managing my blood sugar. It's given me a greater level of predictability in my blood sugar levels and increased energy at the same time. That's something that I really want to share with others who might be searching for a change in their strategy.

In this series I try to emphasize that I am not "pushing" the ketogenic diet as a solution for everyone. It's got pros and cons and it's not going to work exactly the same for everyone. I simply wanted to promote my experience with it in hopes that it encourages your experimentation. The goal in my mind is not to get everyone on this diet--it's to make everyone aware that eating deliberately can make the difference between guesswork and predictability--at least most of the time. Freedom from that guesswork is the name of the game--freedom to get outside and be active in nature is the goal. The ketogenic diet has enabled me to do that and I hope you find a path to similar results!

If you'd like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel...

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M...


T1D climber who is climbing with diabetes

Interview with Ryan Little, T1D Climber and my partner for El Capitan this fall!

Today I have an interview with Ryan Little: T1D climber and my partner in "climb" on the upcoming assault on El Capitan (October 2016!). The AdventureRx podcast lives! Now on iTunes...and YouTube! Of course our YouTube channel also has daily vlogs and other short films so there is a LOT going on there--but I will be recording podcast episodes weekly that will be available here as audio podcasts (also on iTunes, Stitcher, Google etc) and as video on YouTube

I've alluded to my upcoming project--climbing El Capitan in Yosemite--something that I've wanted to do for a long time and something that I've failed at previously. What's been missing from my equation? How about more diabetes! That's right, I found Ryan Little through LivingVertical's Facebook page and he's an accomplished climber with Type 1 Diabetes and together we are tackling this monumental objective to see how far we can push the limits of what is possible in our lives.

If you'd like to support the work LivingVertical is doing to empower life with type 1 diabetes, you can become a Patron and get awesome perks like early access to our films, free ebooks, photo prints and the AdventureRx PRINT Journal!

 

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast:

-The Music In My Headphones by Telepathic Teddy Bear is licensed under a Attribution License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Tel...

-A Minha Embala by A Minha Embala (Aline Frazão e César Herranz) is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/A_M...

-Derailed by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/The_Depot/Derailed


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Episode 46 Updates from the journey and a "different" kind of Photo Journal

It's been a while since I've been able to sit down in a studio and record an episode of the Adventure Rx podcast--so here are some updates from life on the road and other goings on from LivingVertical since the last update.

-The Wind River Project  film is almost complete-- and it is spectacular!

-I am creating a PRINT photo journal of my diabetes advocacy projects, taking the work from digital to tangible!

-There is a FREE ebook available about my dietary experiments called "Type 1 Diet Hacks"!

-I created a video series on our YouTube channel about the Ketogenic diet and type 1 diabetes !

-Support our work on Patreon and get awesome perks!

 

If you have ideas or topics you'd like to hear on the show, drop me an email: steve@livingvertical.org

If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel--we'll see you out there on the road!

Music for the AdventureRx Podcast by: Pattern


Episode 45 They took my license! | Angry diabetic rant

If you're not able to tell, this episode is audio ripped from the AdventureRx Vlog and while it's episode 21 on YouTube it's episode 45 on the podcast. Moving forward I am planning on doing more episodes like this where I am able to share the same content across multiple platforms. I'd love to have time and space and funding to do separate shows but for now, this is what we are able to accomplish! Life on the road is wonderful but not without sacrifices.

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Episode 44 Diabetes burnout | adjusting expectations from control to influence

This topic was inspired by this blog that I wrote (with video) and really started percolating when I was scrolling around social media and thinking about the rampant diabetes burnout that dominates much of the posting I see every day. Is it all a matter of bad luck and helpless happenstance--or is there some leverage that we can exert over the situation? In this episode I suggest some possible causes for this issue and some ways that I have been learning to decrease my time spent "stuck in a rut".

Before getting into the show notes I want to announce that the AdventureRx Podcast may not be posting weekly podcast episodes in 2016. This decision boils down to the logistics of road-studio work. Time and space are at a premium living in a 13' foot trailer. I am working freelance gigs month-to-month to pay the bills and that impacts the amount of unpaid computer-sitting I am willing to do. The show will go on--but the show must also fit in!

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Episode 43 Do people still listen to podcasts in 2016? | Type 1 Diabetes

This episode was produced by Richert Media--RichertMedia.com

I'm not sure if people still listen to podcasts in 2016 but if you're still there and ready to crush stereotypes and take our diabetes to new and exciting places, I'm game! This episode is my best attempt to catch you up with the events that have transpired since episode 42. Most notably, I've moved into the trailer and my family and I are living on the road. Finally. We are still traveling a lot--right now we are in Boston for work  and we will be back out west in early March. Since Stefanie is a flight attendant based out of Logan, it's a necessary commute and it's also good to see family back east on a regular basis.

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Episode 42 You can't get there from here

I'm not talking about joining witness protection or running away to Argentina. When I say 'becoming someone else' I'm talking about my review of new years resolutions. I have several tasks that I want to accomplish in 2016 and the person I am today can't get the job done. I'm going to have to evolve (grow up? in order to fit these resolutions into the next year:

  • Climbing: Send 5.12c and log 100,000 vertical feet
  • Creative: 100 videos chronicling life on the road and the pursuit of the above climbing goal
  • Business: formally launch my freelance media company to solidify my self employment and life on the road

I know that the person I am now--won't be able to accomplish these things. If I can place these goals in my forefront and go for them over the next year, I may not actually achieve them but I will certainly achieve something and gain ground along the way. I wrote a blog this past week about this very topic which you can read here.

This is the last episode in 2015. The next time you hear from me I'll be out on the road...somewhere out west. I don't know precisely when the podcast will resume for season 3 but in the meantime I'd love to connect with you and to hear what you're stoked on! Comment below or email me: steve@livingvertical.org. You can also subscribe on YouTube and follow the journey as it unfolds there.

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If you enjoy the Adventure Rx Podcast, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel--we'll see you out there on the road!


Episode 41 Fear is the mind-killer: waiting and worrying

With nothing to do but wait to leave, it's hard not to worry about...basically everything. It feels like we should be doing more to prepare but there really isn't much beyond the day to day left (other than actually loading up the car). In episode 40 the topic of fear came up and in these in-between moments getting ready I've been thinking a lot about fear. Not big, scary, serious fear--but little, insidious, worries that cast huge shadows in our lives and stop us from taking the steps to do the things that could change everything for us.

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Episode 40 The glass half empty: 10 reasons you shouldn't try to live the dream

In recent episodes I've focused on informing and enabling those who are interested in trying to live the dream".  Of course, the whole concept of there being a "dream" in the first place is totally flawed. My goal isn't to get all existential with you--but rather take a slightly different angle on the pursuit of goals, using my own upcoming lifestyle shift as an example. This episode is an examination of 10 drawbacks to any risky pursuit--and I have continuously been rolling them around in my own head. I decided long ago that if I could be talked out of this adventure, then I shouldn't be going for it in the first place. Any goal you will pursue will require that view of the drawbacks to be understood and accepted--the specifics of my own process are only a starting point for that process.

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