RWS Clinician’s Corner: Mastering the Ketogenic Diet with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Margaret Floyd Barry

December 12, 2023

The ketogenic diet has surged in popularity over the last few years. According to data from the Food Information Council, 23 million Americans chose to follow a ketogenic diet in 2022, which is more than double the number from just 4 years prior (10 million in 2018). With this surge in popularity, however, comes a surge in criticism along with the adulteration of the original therapeutic principles that inevitably accompany a diet’s commercialization. 

To help us clear through the confusion and understand what the research is really showing us, we’re thrilled to be joined by one of the world’s topmost experts on this topic – Dr. Dominic D’Agostino. 

In this episode of RWS Clinician’s Corner, Dr. D’Agostino offers a deep dive into what every nutrition professional needs to know about the ketogenic diet, including:

– When this diet is best used clinically; when it’s contraindicated; and how to structure it for best results 

-What the latest research is telling us about the therapeutic application of this protocol – from metabolic health to neurological considerations and cancer 

-Exogenous ketones: when and how to use them 

-The intricacies of macronutrient ratios and when/how to cycle in and out of ketosis 

-Measurement: the best forms for tracking ketosis and other key biomarkers to monitor 

All RWS alumni are invited to join our RWS Clinician’s Corner live, meaning you get exclusive access to thought leaders on the latest research, products, tools, and best practices to get your clients exceptional results – and, ask them your very own questions. Pretty awesome, right? Learn more about becoming a Restorative Wellness Practitioner and taking advantage of this alumni benefit here.

Want to dive deeper with Dr. D’Agostino? Then you won’t want to miss the Metabolic Health Summit, hosted by Dr. D’Agostino, taking place this January 2024. To register, visit 


Dr. D’Agostino is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology where he teaches medical neuroscience, medical physiology, nutrition and neuropharmacology. He is also a Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) to assist with their efforts towards optimizing the safety, health and resilience of the warfighter and astronaut. His primary research focuses on developing and testing nutritional and metabolic-based therapies for a variety of disease states and advancing the use of metabolic-based therapies into human clinical applications.

Attend the 2024 Metabolic Health Summit: 

Learn more about the ketogenic diet here:

Connect with Dr. D’Agostino:

-Twitter: @dominicdagosti2     

-Instagram: @dominic.dagostino.kt     

-LinkedIn: @dominic-d-agostino-156014b    

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