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Keto Mojo Unboxing (& Why Ketones Matter) – FORD BREWER

I’ve been meaning for a couple of years
to get a good keto meter keto meter and start checking my ketones I did I was
talking with Jon Lorscheider yeah a couple of days ago and he suggested this
one I never really investigated and John is great with investigating the quality
of devices he suggested the KETO MOJO so I’m going to unbox this today I’m
cheating somewhat because I’ve unboxed it already it arrived with the Amazon
packages about two hours ago and I went ahead and opened it and did it if you’ve
done a blood finger stick this is fairly easy but first before we get into the re
unboxing just to show you what’s in there let’s talk a few minutes about why
you’d want to do ki Tama tree well if you’re on a keto diet or this is a good
a good website I’d recommend it the quantified body they’re talking here
about fasting if you’re doing mamak fasting regular fasting water fasting
any types of fasting you’re burning fat when you anytime you burn fat you are
creating ketones I’ll talk about that in the biochemistry in just a second I’m
not going to get too deep into this I’ll cover this in a in a later video but
again you start as you start burning fat usually between sixteen and forty-eight
hours of your last meal containing carbs then you start getting into a ketone
burning mode and start showing ketones so that’s a great way to know whether or
not you’re burning fat now see I started I actually started fasting again about
16 hours ago so we’ll see what my number was in just
a minute first a quick comment about why ketones why do you get ketones when
you’re not eating carbs and why do you get ketones when you’re fasting this is
triglyceride this is fat that’s the yellow stuff that is hanging in
Isis under your skin and other places that you just don’t want it to hang here
it’s a it’s a glycerine molecule with three fatty acid chains these are these
chains coming off here’s another view of it again here’s the the triglyceride up
at the top here’s the glycerin molecule here’s the fatty acids so again you
bright you start burning fat first thing it does is break that glycerol off and
then breaks the fat off and for those of you who may remember we’ve talked about
NADPH the mitochondria oxidation what goes on in the mitochondria and as
you see here you start with a free fatty acid which you just knocked off of the
triglyceride and then you start doing some things to it mostly oxidation and
as you oxidize that you turn in to beta ketones Co a or one of the ketones
these are ketone bodies the carbon with two oxygen bonds to the same oxygen
and that’s what you’re looking for so we can go a little bit deeper if we have
interest later on just make a few comments first of all though let’s get
back to the Keto Mojo you can find user guides and in fact you’ve get user
guides in the box itself it’s got a package with the the information I mean
with instruments in it and again you’ve got Keto Mojo user guides you can find
them very easily on the web and that’s what these are right here you can go in
they have different different specific guides this is a guide for the ketone
strips themselves now let’s go back well I’m giving away some of the my own
secrets here I coming out of the blocks at 3.5
now that’s a little bit high not dangerously high at all in fact as
you if you go back to the quantified body site you see this individual was
getting up into the 5 6 & 7 range at day 3 of his his water fast so again this is
what you see in the packet you get the device itself you get glucose strips
because it does glucose as well and you get the keto strips this is very much
like a glucometer including the The Lancet you take the lancets you get
lancets with it you put the lancets in The Lancet device
and actually there’s a little key before you get confused I did I had to look it
up there’s a little key here which can tell you confirms that you’re using the
right device and it’s been packaged appropriately you place that key in the
in the strip area and it shows the number here 951 and 951 so that lets me
know that I’ve got the right device everything according to them everything
was packaged appropriately now I get out a keto strip and just like with a blood
blue car I’m gonna do blood Cataumet tree I’ll take the so that’s ready for
my load the the device now that didn’t do it yeah
hopefully that’ll get me in a little bit of blood there as you see a little bit
of blood so I can test my ketones again and again I’ll tell you why I came out
of the blocks it’s doing a countdown for me I came out of the blocks it at 3.5
about an hour ago and for now so why is why is mine so high last night at 3
o’clock or at about 18 hours ago here’s why I’ve been doing a two day – 48 to 60
hour fast weekly for the past month I needed to lose weight as many of the
viewers know I have atrial fib my atrial fib tends to kick up when I get
significantly over 160 pounds I was doing a lot of traveling wasn’t watching
my diet very well got up to about 160 to 164 I was on low-carb I’m living proof
that you can gain a lot of weight on low-carb but I started cutting down
adding this two day fast to my week about a month ago and I’m back down to
150 to 150 or so and I feel great so that was the device again unfortunately
I realized that the I was having problems getting the camera to show what
we needed to show so I took the light off and took the picture again now again
what are some of the the lists the range the values that you can see with ketones
as you see here normal diet with a lot of carbs you’re not burning many – not
burning much fat once you get post exercise fasting 48 to 72 hours you can
get up to ketone level of two to three milli
moles per liter again more information this just shows you how this is in the
packet by the way and it’s on the web and it shows you the process we just
went through I hope this has been short enough for you to understand ER you know
for it to manage your time well but I hope it’s been detailed enough as well
to help you understand how to get ketometry thank you very much for your

Randall Smitham



  1. Dr. Angie Stones Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Just a silly question…Can't one just use a ketostick and measure it in urine. When I was on Pritkin diet, long time ago, I used a stick and I knew when t gets purple I am losing weight. How the times change. What was in "fashion" one day is bad another etc. Of course, I didn't know that kidneys may suffer too. hahaha

  2. Brian Crane Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I have Keto-Mojo too…love it! Glucose strips measure hematocrit and hemoglobin as well as glucose. (I also get the control solutions too to keep the monitor calibrated)

  3. Steve H Posted on January 23, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    I think the real value of the Keto Mojo meter is to track your GKI (Glucose/Ketone Index), a tool to determine whether or not you're in a state of therapeutic ketosis. Basically, if the GKI score is 1.0 or less then you are. For more info on why this is so important, lookup "Thomas Seyfried cancer as a metabolic disease". Many interviews here on YT with him. Here's a link to more info about the GKI score: https://cristivlad.com/the-glucose-ketone-index-approach-to-cancer-therapy-some-early-insights. There's a link in the first paragraph of this paper where you can download the original paper by Dr. Seyfried and his colleagues.

  4. David Ivers Posted on January 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    This is what I use for ketones and glucose measurements. I've done two glucose measurements in a row and find it can be + or – about 10 points.
    I asked about this once before, have you heard of adaptive glucose sparing when on a low carb/keto diet. The body shuns some glucose due to fat adaptation and this causes blood sugar to read somewhat elevated even later in the day despite the fact that one is in ketosis, range 0.5 to 3.0

  5. Jake Hayes Posted on January 23, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    Great video!
    I am very interested in any keto science you can illuminate … in particular why someone would want to be in ketosis and what the benefits are. I am a thin person so it's not fat loss… all about the long term health.

    thanks for the great work!

  6. Michele Curlee Posted on January 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Yes, I really got a handle on my menus and eating/fasting once I started tracking GKI…you can’t improve what you don’t measure!

  7. Dr. G. Moore Posted on January 23, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    You mentioned that you are now 152/154 pounds. Permit me to ask your height.

  8. David jones Posted on January 23, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    That's pretty good, I only see over 2.0 readings if I workout fasted. The highest ever was 5.0. I have shown negative on urine strips after first 4 months of keto.

  9. David jones Posted on January 24, 2019 at 12:08 am

    It would be very interesting if you logged your glucose ketone index while you measure. Mine seem to make no sense at all but I wonder how normal non-D2's behave.

  10. Jim Maley Posted on January 24, 2019 at 12:29 am

    This whole keto thing needs much more explaining!

  11. D Johnson Posted on January 24, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Curious to know your height. I'm 5'-11'' 152 attempting to build muscle while on Keto.

  12. kinpatu Posted on January 24, 2019 at 2:45 am

    On the topic of ketometers and glucometers, I’ve been collecting data for several weeks with simultaneous measurements of BG by Accu-Chek and Contour EZ and ketone (BHB) measurements with the Precision Xtra. I’ve noticed that the higher the ketone level, the greater the difference between the two glucometers, with the Contour EZ always being higher. I plotted the error as a function of BHB level and they are highly correlated. I believe the Contour EZ measurement is falsely elevated in the presence of ketones.

  13. John Tocho Posted on January 24, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Nicely done! Thank you for sharing the instrument used.

  14. Erik Janse Posted on January 24, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Thanks a lot for the explanation! However is using a glucose meter not sufficient enough, while there is a direct relationship between your glucose level and your ketones level? Thanks!

  15. Barbara Chen Posted on January 24, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Nice video, thank you! I've been working my way through your videos in recent weeks and you're doing the general public a great service.

    Is there any chance you might do a future video addressing the extremely different approach of Dr. Esselstyn (vegan, with practically no fat or salt) to reverse cardiovascular disease? I have friends who have followed this diet (which seems extremely radical and dangerous to me) for seven years. It is so contrary to everything I do (keto and intermittent fasting), but Dr. Esselstyn's book appears to show benefits to this way of eating.

  16. mikenagoya Posted on January 24, 2019 at 11:21 am

    @Ford Brewer MD MPH, still here, still taking your class and learning a little more every time. Now you may remember how I love the old paper presentations, which you still do, from time to time, some would call me an old *`# that should keep up with the times, well actually I do. But the point I am making is that whatever method we come to use for any kind of measurement it MUST be reliable and repeatable. I have read many comments about these meters that seems give the impression that the results can vary wildly. Now, if you were to take say three or more readings and average them we could probably start to trust the things and see some kind of trend and at the same time watch all those costly test strips hit the bin. Now to my 'ol-fart method. The goal is to be as healthy as possible. We now know that a low carb <30% tracked using "cronometer", weight using a good set of digital scales, waist measurement for BMI, and blood pressure are excellent indicators that we are going in the right direction. Add to that a 16hr/8hr OMAD fasting diet and that great idea that we need to load our bodies for some short high intensity work out to reduce sarcopenia, for which I use an old backpack loaded with 15~30kg of rice water and flour, some would call this kneeding the dough, but not a good idea now we are on low carb 🙂 Cost for all this is very low, with one little problem I don't know what level of ketosis I'm In, do I need to know when all other indications show that I am getting healthier. Love your teachings and I must say the Sarcopenia (muscle loss) video was a real eye-opener to me which got me to dust off my 'ol backpack and put it to good use, many thanks and good health to you and your little team M 🙂

  17. Johnny Midnight Posted on January 24, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    I wish the test strips were more affordable.

  18. MrJoeyBoombotz Posted on January 24, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    One of the biggest barriers to health care for many is a great insurance plan. Why be proactive and investigate simple, common sense ways to get healthy when you have access to 'great doctors and hospitals'? God forbid you deny yourself anything, especially your guilty pleasures. Just do what feels good and leave the rest up to fate.

    Thank God for Dr Brewer. He seems to have held on to much of his original common sense inspite of all of the negative pressures his 'education'. So now he is truly blessed to do God's work. Thank you Dr Brewer for all that you do.

  19. Outdoors with Dale Posted on January 25, 2019 at 1:42 am

    According to Dr Boz, she said the Fora6 is a more accurate meter. Not sure who is correct and if it really matters.

  20. Robert Smyk Posted on January 26, 2019 at 12:46 am

    I had a-fib until I used magnesium and vit D3+K2.

  21. Rajesh Taylor Posted on January 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Thank you Dr Brewer for your video. I understand that these short videos work better for internet viewers where attention is a commodity. If you feel the need to create a long firm video (your time permitting) I assure you there will be a healthy portion of your subscriber base that watch and rewatch it.

    Thanks again.

  22. Philip H Clark Posted on February 1, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Could you compare and contrast this device with the Abbott Precision Xtra which seems to come in at half the price? Thanks for all the informative videos!

  23. Trail Guy Posted on February 14, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I have been looking for an appropriate video to post my profile and experience – this one will have to do. I am very fit 70 year old with 2 stents placed in heart supplying artery 9 yrs ago. Since then until last fall I was on strong statin, medium blood pressure, and fairly aggressive blood thinner. I was obliviously trusting my doc.I drank too much which eventuated into a big scare blood pressure increase.

    My research led me to adoption of the Keto diet last Oct 2018. I eliminated ALL meds then (due to research). I have been doing well until recently when both heart rate (eg 85 in bed resting) and BP (eg 153/80) went out of control. Frantically I was researching and trying various supplements (thought sure it was salt/potassium related). Turns out I was anemic. As a male I was systematically avoiding iron supplements which I believe I used to get from fortified cereal before I turned Keto. Hope this helps someone.

  24. deplorable patriot56 Posted on March 20, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    when are we going to measure insulin directly?

  25. s13rr4buf3 Posted on April 15, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Is it safe to take Brain Octane Oil (100% C8 MCT Oil)? If I take 2 tablespoons a day in my decaf coffee, am I going to inadvertently cause disease in myself?

    It does make my brain feel very nice. Calm, elevated.