Diet Doctor Podcast
#46 - Dom D’Agostino, PhD

#46 - Dom D’Agostino, PhD

May 18, 2020

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 clinical potential may lie.

Although our interview was cut short, Dom packs in a wealth of information about how we can use ketones to maintain brain health.

#45 - Brianna Stubbs, PhD

#45 - Brianna Stubbs, PhD

May 4, 2020

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 ketone research. After years studying the physical performance effects of endogenous and exogenous ketones, she is now the chief scientist at the Buck Institute, where she focuses on the health and longevity implications of ketones.

Can ketones make you a better athlete? Can they help you live longer? Is there a meaningful difference between a ketogenic diet and drinking exogenous ketones? These are the questions Dr. Stubbs addresses with her research. We'll explore them, and more, in this interview.

#44 - Angela Poff, PhD

#44 - Angela Poff, PhD

April 20, 2020

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 ketones affect cancer cells? The answers to these questions could revolutionize the way we treat one of the most feared and deadly diseases.

Both ketogenic diets and exogenous ketone therapy show tremendous promise, but the science is still mostly in the pre-clinical stage, meaning non-human studies. Dr. Poff is on the front lines of this important research, helping us make progress toward evidence-based answers.

#43 - Audra Wilford

#43 - Audra Wilford

April 6, 2020

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 focusing on nutrition and lifestyle interventions in addition to advanced medical care.

Fortunately for all of us, she didn't stop there. Audra revels in giving back, so she created the Max Love Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping patients and their families learn about the therapeutic power of nutrition and lifestyle. The result just might change the mainstream approach to childhood diseases.

#42 - Bret Scher, MD

#42 - Bret Scher, MD

March 23, 2020

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 among healthcare practitioners, and with the availability of packaged fasting-mimicking diets, it's time to evaluate these two eating regimens, both from an objective and subjective perspective.

This episode is a break from our interview style — I'll take the mic for the whole show. But don't worry. We'll be back to our usual interview format in the next episode!

#41 - Dr. Brian Lenzkes

#41 - Dr. Brian Lenzkes

March 9, 2020

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 for hundreds of patients in his practice and thousands of listeners who tune into his Low Carb MD podcast.

Dr. Lenzkes believes that, as doctors, we need to put our egos aside and do our best for our patients. And that includes acknowledging the power of low-carb lifestyles to improve or even reverse some chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes.

Please recommend this episode to your health care provider and help us educate them in the ways of low carb.

#40 - Ted Naiman, MD

#40 - Ted Naiman, MD

February 24, 2020

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 risks of too little protein in our diets.

In addition, I think you'll enjoy hearing about Dr. Naiman's passion for efficient exercise. Although we may not all end up with his impressive physique after just 15 minutes of exercise, he shares his approach to helping his patients adopt a short, healthy life-long exercise routine.

Dr. Naiman's experience may not match the classic LCHF approach, but he sees success with his patients and wants to share that message.

#39 - Ben Bocchicchio, PhD

#39 - Ben Bocchicchio, PhD

February 11, 2020

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 know you will appreciate his perspective and his easy to do exercise program.

#38 - Dr. Hassina Kajee

#38 - Dr. Hassina Kajee

January 28, 2020

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 South Africans through the eat Better South Africa campaign. Her message of compassion and understanding is lesson for us all!

#37 - Dr. Jake Kushner

#37 - Dr. Jake Kushner

January 14, 2020

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 improve their physical and mental health. If you know anyone with type 1 diabetes, this is an episode they need to hear. Please share it with those you care about as it could change their lives.