Practitioner Education: The Science of Ketogenesis

The Science of Nutritional Ketosis

BioCeuticals Seminar Series with Professor Dominic D’Agostino

Professor Dominic D’Agostino focuses on nutritional ketosis (NK) research and how we can harness this physiological state to improve neurological health, biomarkers of metabolic health and stress resilience.

The presentation emphasises how NK alters metabolic physiology and how ketones, beta hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, influence cellular bioenergetics and confer protection through specific signaling pathways associated with neuroprotective function, suppression of inflammation and targeting cancer metabolism.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practical applications of NK to improve metabolic wellness
  • Enhancing stress resilience and performance
  • Management and prevention of neurological disorders, cancers and inflammatory processes
  • Ketogenic diet vs supplementation optimising body composition

The seminar will be filmed at ABC studios in the Sydney session. All registered attendees will get access to this session recording post event.

Melbourne - 28th October 2019

Adelaide - 29th October 2019

Perth - 31st October 2019

Brisbane - 4th November 2019

Sydney - 6th November 2019


Meet the speaker

A/Prof Dominic D’Agostino 

Dominic D’Agostino is an Associate Professor in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). The main focus of his lab over the last 10 years has been understanding the neuroprotective and anticonvulsant mechanism of the ketogenic diet and ketone metabolite supplementation. The presentation will clarify the definition of nutritional ketosis, implementation strategies (diet vs supplementation), pitfalls, adapting to lifestyle and personalising an approach to fit your needs.  Also discussed will be the cellular mechanism and practical applications of NK for medical conditions, including neurological disorders, cancer and inflammatory processes.   


For more information and to book visit the BioCeuticals Website

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 08:00 to Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 20:00
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