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Weight loss surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and metabolic disease. But is it right for you? We explore the risks, benefits, and alternatives to weight loss surgery with three well-known experts. We also explore how the surgery isn’t a stand-alone treatment. Nutritional and behavioral changes are crucial additions for long-term success…
 
They say "the eyes are the window to the soul." Well, literally speaking, the eyes are also the window to our blood vessels. And Dr. Ana Lorenzo takes advantage of that fact to help diagnose and treat people with type 2 diabetes. It may seem strange for an eye doctor to treat diabetes, but Dr. Lorenzo is passionate about helping her patients. She d…
 
It's a tragedy that's hard to imagine. One day you are as healthy as can be, and the next day you are paralyzed. In an instant, your entire life is turned upside down. Dr. Glen House experienced that 30 years ago in a freak skiing accident. And he has transformed his life and now serves patients just like him. But now he has a new tool to help his …
 
There's more than one way to lose weight. How does the director of a weight loss clinic decide the best path for each patient? Dr. Sandra Palavecino encounters this decision every day. And although she can choose from medications, surgery, and calorie restriction, she frequently chooses low-carb diets as her first approach. Her personal, profession…
 
Dr. Casey Means is on a mission to help us understand more about our metabolic health and how our food choices impact it. She's at the forefront of promoting the use of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), to help us see how different foods affect blood sugar, and more importantly, show us what we can do about it. Dr. Means' interest in blood sugar …
 
It took him more than 30 years, but Dr. Jeremiah Eisenschenk was able to transform his lifestyle to lose weight an improve his health. Now he's helping his patients do the same and is spreading the message throughout his community. As an obesity medicine and family medicine specialist in rural Minnesota, Dr. Eisenschenk has personal experiences tha…
 
As a physician, Dr. Ian Lake broke free of dietary guidelines to treat his own type 1 diabetes and prove he could do better than standard care with a low-carb approach. Lake believes that we don't need carbs for energy and that fasting is not the same as starvation. To prove it, he organized and completed the Zero Five 100 project. Zero calories. F…
 
Dr. Ethan Weiss is a preventive cardiologist who supports a low-carb and keto way of eating. That is remarkable in itself. But my admiration for him goes well beyond that simple fact. As a researcher and clinician, he is uniquely positioned to understand how science, specifically nutritional science, informs decisions doctors can and should make wi…
 
Can low-carb nutrition prevent severe COVID related illnesses? We don't have data on it, but according to ICU physician Dr. Kyeremanteng, it is certainly worth discussing. He believes one silver lining that may come from the COVID pandemic is the renewed focus on the risks of metabolic disease and associated obesity. Dr. K sees nutrition as a power…
 
Dr. Sanghani spent years training as a physician in endocrinology and diabetology. She knows everything about the expensive medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. Now, Dr. Sanghani has made it her mission to get her patients off those medications, and instead use lifestyle therapies, including low-carb diets, to help them transform their health…
 
Black Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic metabolic diseases. Dr. Tony Hampton has made it his mission to change that. With his comprehensive lifestyle approach, he is making a profound impact in the underserved community where he works. Not only does he educate others, but he leads by example as w…
 
We hear the question all too often. Would the world be better off without meat? Whether it's our health, the environment, or ethical concerns, many are committed to eliminating meat production. But in truth, these arguments don't hold up under scrutiny. As Diana Rodgers points out, there's a better way to think about it. We need animals. We need me…
 
What is the true impact of livestock on climate change, and will eating less meat significantly impact global warming? That is a topic of hot debate charged with emotion and ideology on both sides of the discussion. The end result is confusion as we try to answer the question, "What can I do to minimize my contributions to climate change?" What we …
 
It's time to look back and celebrate! We've reached 50 episodes and four million views and downloads of the DietDoctor Podcast! I've enjoyed this journey as your host, and I hope we have helped deepen your understanding of all things low carb. And we hope we've helped make low carb simple, too. In this special 50th anniversary podcast, I'll review …
 
Science is not always what it seems. And scientists don't always act the way they "should." In this episode with Professor Lucia Aronica, we learn a lot about both these statements. We dissect the DIETFITS study, the largest study ever undertaken in personalized nutrition on low carb vs. low fat diets under the direction of Stanford Professor Chris…
 
Few people have taken a personal and professional journey as remarkable as Dr. Tro's. He's lost over 150 pounds (68 kilos), a personal experience that transformed his medical practice. Since then, he's helped thousands of people through his practice, his podcast, and his social media presence. Yet, he's called a "zealot" and regularly endures stron…
 
If you haven't seen the documentary Fat Fiction, I highly recommend that you watch it. It's a well-made, professionally produced film about how the U.S. dietary guidelines created an atmosphere that undoubtedly contributed to our current crisis of obesity and type 2 diabetes. But the film also shows us what we can do about it. It provides a message…
 
In this interview, we dissect the dietary guidelines from an angle many have not heard before, and we delve into topics where myths are widespread such as vegetable oils, gluconeogenesis and more. Many people like catchy sound bites. Many like separating the world into "good" and "bad." Not Adele Hite. She has made it her mission to ensure we quest…
 
You can't look at the world of ketone research without seeing the impact of Dr. D'Agostino. Dom is the leading authority of how ketogenic diets and exogenous ketones impact brain health and function. In this brief interview, we learn about Dom's research interests, and the important details of of how ketones protect the brain and where their clinic…
 
The ability to drink your way to elevated ketone blood levels with exogenous ketones has opened a world of research about the impact of ketones on health and athletic performance. While there is still much we don't know, Dr. Brianna Stubbs is at the forefront of this research. A former world champion rower, she is now a leader in the field of keton…
 
Cancer. The word no one wants to hear. A terrifying diagnosis with treatments aptly named "toxic" therapies. Dr. Angela Poff is a leading researcher investigating revolutionary, non-toxic metabolic therapies for cancer. Ketones are a leading candidate for that role. How do different types of cancer respond to ketones? How do different types of keto…
 
What would you do if your four-year-old was diagnosed with brain cancer? Hopefully you will never need to find out. But Audra Wilford was not so lucky. She was confronted with this terrifying reality eight years ago. Despite facing difficulties navigating the healthcare space and feeling a lack of control, Wilford was able to help her son by focusi…
 
In today's episode, I discuss the science behind intermittent fasting and fasting-mimicking diets, also known as FMDs. Do these two techniques achieve the same benefits? Is one better than the other? What does the science say, and what are the practical factors that impact choosing one or the other? With intermittent fasting becoming more popular a…
 
Dr. Brian Lenzkes is intelligent, humble, and inspiring. He's a wonderful role model for physicians, and is bullish on sharing his framework for patient care with other doctors. Dr. Lenzkes, who was overweight and struggling with his own health issues, transformed his health by adopting a low-carb lifestyle three years ago. Now, he does the same fo…
 
Protein is not the enemy. In fact, Dr. Naiman says it's hard to imagine anyone eating too much protein. What about longevity, mTOR, and gluconeogenesis? Dr. Naiman says there is no evidence to suggest that these are concerns on a well formulated low-carb, high-protein diet. In fact, it's quite the opposite — he believes we need to worry about the r…
 
Dr. Ben Bo has been practicing low carb lifestyles and slow high intensity resistance training since 1974, and his message is more prescient now more than ever. We have all heard that "you can't out run a bad diet." Dr. Ben says "Not so fast." He has a better way to exercise that does help with weight loss, metabolic health, and overall fitness. I …
 
Dr. Hassina Kajee had what she thought was the perfect job caring for patients in an acute care ward in South Africa. After time, however, she realized she could have a much greater impact through nutrition and lifestyle. With that message, she joined the nUtrition network and was instrumental in bringing LCHF nutrition to thousands of underserved …
 
Dr. Kushner has dedicated his professional career to helping patients with type 1 diabetes. He has tremendous insight into the challenges patients have coping with a lifetime of type 1 diabetes, and over the years he has discovered that a LCHF diet is a powerful tool to help his young patients regain control of their disease, and dramatically impro…
 
Few people on the planet have as much experience with helping patients using low carb lifestyle as Dr. Westman. He has been doing this for over 20 years, and he approaches this from both a research and clinical perspective. Through the years he has gained valuable insight about the clinical utility of low-carb lifestyles and the culture of low-carb…
 
Why is insulin so important for us to control and why does a ketogenic diet help so many people? Professor Ben Bikman has been studying these questions in his lab at BYU for years and he is one of the foremost authorities on the subject. As you will see in this interview, he is also passionate about this topic. He describes the roles of insulin and…
 
Given a terminal diagnosis of stage 4 ovarian cancer at the young age of 19, Dr. Winters chose to fight. And fortunately for us all, she won. Now more than 20 years later she has helped thousands of patients battle with cancer with a unique approach that combines the best of allopathic and alternative care. She acknowledges that treating the cancer…
 
Dr. Unwin was on the verge of retiring as a general practice physician in the UK. Then he found the power of low-carb nutrition and helped hundreds of patients in ways he never thought possible! As a result, he won the prestigious NHS Innovator of the Year award and was named one of the top ten most influential GPs in the UK. Unwin continues to hel…
 
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