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Low Carb MD is a patient-centered podcast focusing on weight loss, wellness and preventative medicine. The co-hosts, Dr. Brian Lenzkes, Dr. Tro, Dr. Jason Fung & Megan Ramos will interview a new guest on each episode and walk the listeners through how they approach weight loss, wellness and disease reversal with their patients.
 
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We are very happy to be joined today by Ally Houston, the founder of Paleo Canteen. Throughout his life, Ally had struggled with mental illness—depression and anxiety—heartburn, and auto-immune problems. Miraculously, he found that eating low-carb helped relieve him of the many things that ailed him. Since then, he has been doing great work to help…
 
We are joined on the show today by Dr. Josh Turknett. Dr Turknett graduated from Emory University School of Medicine, did his residency in neurology at the University of Florida. He is the author of two books: The Migraine Miracle and Keto For Migraine. In this episode we discuss the evolutionary approach to the optimal human diet and ketosis, the …
 
We are excited to be joined on the show today by Dr. Susan Wolver. Dr. Wolver spent ten years serving as a flight surgeon in the military, did her internal medicine residency at VCU, is certified in obesity medicine, and is currently working at a multi-disciplinary practice in Virginia. In this episode, we discuss the mental and dietary components …
 
We are joined today by a very inspiring doctor, Dr. Philip Ovadia. Dr. Ovadia is a cardiothoracic surgeon and has seen great results using a low-carb dietary intervention with his patients. Having struggled with obesity earlier in his life, he realized that he had to make a change and needed an answer to his weight problem. That answer came in the …
 
We are joined on the show today by a very special guest—Dr. Steven Murphy. Dr. Murphy was trained at Greenwich Hospital, was a fellow in genetics at Yale University, and is obesity medicine certified. Not only that, Dr. Murphy is an entrepreneur and was ahead of the curve in bringing Corona virus testing to New York in the early stages of the outbr…
 
Dr. Ryan Daly, a world class expert on cardiac imaging, joins us on the show today to share his wisdom. He went to medical school at Boston University, did his residency and internship in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, went to the Cleveland Clinic for Cardiology, and spent two years studying non-invasive cardiac imaging. Thank you for …
 
We are excited to be joined on the show this week by Dr. Eric Westman. While working as a VA Doctor, Dr. Westman had the opportunity to witness two of his patients have great success with a low-carb dietary intervention. Following this experience, he began to read books written on low-carb dieting and ended up meeting Dr. Atkins as a result of his …
 
We are joined on the show today by Yitzchok—a man with a very powerful story to tell. The primary message he wants to get across in this episode is this: low-carb is easy and anyone can do it! Yitzchok was able to dramatically transform the state of his health over the past two years and it was easy because the low-carb diet is satiating and sustai…
 
We are happy to be joined on the show today by Dr. Charlene Lichtash who is the co-author (along with Drs. Megan Ramos and Jason Fung) of an amazing case report on diabetes reversal published in the BMJ. In this episode, we discuss the potential of fasting and a ketogenic diet practiced in conjunction to reverse diabetes. In discussing this topic, …
 
We are joined on the show today by Dr. Agnes Ayton, a consulting psychiatrist at Oxford who has been doing some amazing work on eating disorders and ultra-processed foods. Today’s discussion centers around the question, ‘What are the implications of the changing patterns of food consumption—both on metabolic, neurobiological pathways, and on eating…
 
Dr. Nick Greiner is a Certified Functional Medicine Physician. Dr. Greiner’s discovery of the Low Carb lifestyle intervention came about because of his mother’s journey to rid herself of chronic migraines. After seeing a dozen different doctors who prescribed medications to no effect, she met a doctor who helped her eliminate her migraines via life…
 
We are joined yet again on the show by a wonderful new guest! Dr. Jaime Seeman is a board-certified Ob/Gyn, a fellow in integrative medicine, a certified ketogenic nutritional specialist, a former college athlete, a mother, and a wife. Dr. Seeman has been doing some amazing things with low-carb. See the links in the show notes below to check her ou…
 
Today we are joined by Dr. Anthony Jay. Dr. Jay earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology from Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, where he researched HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) inhibitors. After college, he continued to work with virus (lentivirus) in the context of Alzheimer's disease for the U.S. Department of Vetera…
 
We are excited to have one of Dr. Tro’s patients on the show today to share his story. Hugo’s journey began when he started to notice that he was always tired after eating a meal and that he was starting to have trouble with mobility. He started trying to eat “healthy” but did not begin to see real results until he discovered low-carb after stumbli…
 
Today we are joined not only by a great guest, but a great new co-host, Kristin Baer—Brian’s new partner at his recently opened private practice weight loss clinic in San Diego. We are very excited to have Dr. Ramon Issa on the show today! Dr. Issa, a board-certified family medicine physician, relates his story which, though it begins with frustrat…
 
Dr. Steven Tucker is an Oncologist and practitioner of functional medicine who is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cancer. Dr. Tucker is a big believer in lifestyle intervention as a preventative measure against cancer and has been using low-carb and ketogenic diets to help his patients. Also, we talk about the central place of sleep an…
 
Jerry Teixeira is a body weight strength trainer who has been helping people lose weight for good without going to a gym! In this episode, Jerry tells us about his approach to health, diet, and exercise as well as relating the story of his own personal journey toward a healthier lifestyle. We discuss the ‘calories in, calories out’ model as well as…
 
We are very happy to be joined on the show by Jimmy Moore. Jimmy is an accomplished author and a very inspiring guy with a great and encouraging story to tell. We cover a variety of topics in this episode. First, we talk about the importance of learning to look at the correct markers when it comes to determining progress, and learning to not stress…
 
Dr. Rohn Rigby is a family practice physician in Layton, Utah. After attending an obesity conference in 2012—where he met Dr. Eric Westman—he realized that he needed to change his eating habits or face serious health problems. From that moment on, he has been eating low-carb. He currently practices obesity medicine at his medical weight loss clinic…
 
We are very excited to be joined today by Dr Adele Hite. Dr Hite worked with LowCarbUSA to create clinical guidelines for practitioners in a clinical setting, and has been working in the low carb world for many years. We discuss the history of thought regarding what is considered a healthy diet, the importance of bio-individuality as a factor in de…
 
Craig Emmerich is a keto/carnivore expert as well as an electrical engineer with an amazing story. We are excited to have him on the show with us today! Seven years ago he was diagnosed with lime disease. Having heard that the carnivore diet might reduce lime-induced pain, he decided to give it a try. The results were spectacular! In this episode, …
 
Teresa Mealy is a nurse practitioner focusing on women’s health and weight loss. We are so happy and excited to have her on the show today! Having initially had a disheartening and unrewarding experience working in her field, she ended up making a discovery that turned her professional and personal life around. Teresa went from prescribing pills to…
 
We are happy to be joined by Dr. Jerry Cammarata on the podcast. Today, we discuss the very important subject of bonding between parents and children and the related health factors involved. The health and quality of this relationship is essential to the development of the child’s health and well-being. Many ills have befallen the institution of th…
 
We are excited to welcome Dr. Tony Hampton to the show today! Dr. Hampton adopted the low carb diet when he began to realize, through his own reading and by following the research, that it could be used to combat diabetes. When he realized that conventional methods didn’t treat the underlying disease, he decided that he had to re-evaluate his persp…
 
We are happy to be joined once again on the podcast by Drs. Ariel Ortiz and Christian Assad. They are just about to launch a brand new podcast together so be sure to check it out (links below). We discuss how to best connect with and communicate with those who are opposed to the low-carb diet. Further, we talk about how to connect with people on a …
 
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