The Paleo Solution - Episode 393 - Virta Health Study, Keto for Type 2 Diabetes


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This week on Episode 393 of The Paleo Solution Podcast we have guest Dr. Sarah Hallberg (DO, MS). Dr. Hallberg is the medical director at Virta Health, medical director and founder of the Indiana University – Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program in Lafayette Indiana, and Executive Director at The Nutrition Coalition. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine

Show Notes

00:00 – Pre-into/Summary 4:44 – Intro 6:01 – What’s going on with Dr. Hallberg and Virta Health 7:12 – Metabolic underpinning of diseases 7:48 – Improving health can save us money 9:32 – Dr. Hallberg’s background and how she got involved in this 16:00 – Meeting Steve Phinney and the beginnings of Virta Health 17:56 – Results and details of the keto type 2 diabetes telemedicine study 27:38 - We can’t blame the patients 29:57 – Using a matrix driven approach with telemedicine and real people 32:55 – Customization, keto, and ketone levels 35:51 – SGLT2 Inhibitor and BHB levels 38:51 – Huge weakness of nutrition trials and using BHB levels for compliance 40:20 – Using other markers than BHB/ketones 46:09 – Personalized nutritional 47:20 – Continuous glucose monitors (CGM) 49:38 – How can we win this health fight 55:22 – High carb vegan vs. low carb keto diets 57:40 – Where to find more info on Virta Health

Nutrition coalition: Virta Health:

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