They tried to silence him simply for trying to help his patients eat better and improve their health. Fortunately they failed. Now Dr. Fettke, along with his wife Belinda, has made it his mission to uncover the truth behind the anti-meat establishment and much of what he has discovered is shocking. He continues to work as an orthopdeic surgeon, but he sees a better way to helping those who are obese or suffer from diabetes- LCHF. Or as he calls it, real food nutrition. He is outspoken, witty and a true low carb hero.
It's no secret that health and nutrition is a polarizing topic with experts frequently disagreeing on the best path and the best evidence. Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is a bit of an anomaly as he openly wants to explore low carb nutrition, low fat nutrition, multiple forms of exercise, and use it all to help his individual patients. He is board certified in family medicine, obesity medicine, and is about to start his preventive medicine fellowship, It's clear his mission is to help people improve their health and improve their lives, and he believes we don't have to agree on one way to do it. He also has a particular interest in lipids and how they apply to low carb lifestyles, and is spearheading an effort to learn as much as we can about the unique physiology of Lean Mass Hyper Responders. I hope you will appreciate his approach, his willingness to defy being in a specific "camp" of practice, and his goal of helping us all improve our health.
Amy Berger from tuitnutrition.com has a perspective that benefit us all-- We don't have to go crazy trying to go keto. Amy has a no nonsense, practical approach that helps people see how they can get the benefits from keto without all the struggles. Based on the popularity of her Youtube channel, this message has struck a cord with many. If you are looking for a practical guide for how to use a ketogenic lifestyle as a tool to regain your health, Amy's message will definitely help you on your journey.
Professor David Diamond says you have been misled and deceived when it comes to LDL cholesterol and statins. But he isn't just going to tell you his opinion. He wants to show you the science. In his quest to set the record straight, he has been compared to "anti vaxers" and been called "dangerous." But the fascinating thing is that he is pointing out data that is in published, respected, peer-reviewed journals and showing a vastly different perspective than what we "know" about cholesterol and statins. In a world of pharma industry influence and a medical culture that isn't good at reevaluating its beliefs, it's important to have voices like Dr. Diamond's to help us realize the science is far from settled. Please remember, this is meant for educational purposes only and in no way constitutes medical advice. Please contact your physician before making any changes or medical decisions.
Dr. Cuaranta is one of only a handful of psychiatrists focusing on low carb nutrition and lifestyle interventions as a mean to help his patients with a variety of mental disorders. He has a refreshing approach, trying to keep his recommendations simple yet still making sure they are impactful. Psychiatric diseases carry with them an unfortunate stigma, and we all too often separate them from general medical conditions. Yet, as you will hear, the treatment is remarkably similar. Although there is not much scientific data in this field, the clinical experience is growing and becoming hard to ignore.
Alison Gannett has an amazing story to tell, and she is using that story to help people in their most desperate time. She went form winning championships as an extreme skier to facing her own mortality with brain cancer. Fortunately, 6 years later, she is thriving and now is an oncology diet coach to help people use a ketogenic diet as well as comprehensive lifestyle changes to augment other potential cancer therapies. Alison is a big believer in genetic and serial blood testing to inform her treatment protocols, and she understand the importance of individualization. We are likely all going to be touched by cancer at some point in our lives, either personally or through a loved one, so this episode applies to us all.
Robb Wolf was one of the pioneers of the popular paleo nutrition movement and one of the first Crossfit franchise owners. Thus, Robb is sometimes labeled as "The Paleo Guy". In reality, Robb has a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience helping people transform their health with ketogenic lifestyles. Yet Robb defies being put in any one box. He has knowledge on par with many functional medicine docs, anthropologists, biochemists and more. Hear his perspectives on carb and metabolic flexibility, the good and bad of using low carb for athletic performance, the politics of helping people and so much more.
If fasting has been around since the beginning of time, why is it so controversial? Dr. Jason Fung has a different perspective. When done right, fasting should not be controversial at all. In fact, it should be one of our most powerful tools for treating insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes. He also believes insulin resistance has an even further reaching impact on our health affecting our risk of cancer and our chance for longevity. As the foremost expert on fasting, Dr. Fung has a perspective we can all learn from.
It turns out, the brain and the body aren't that different when it comes to the risk of toxicity from too much glucose and carbohydrates. As a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Georgia Ede has seen the benefits of reducing carbohydrate intake on the mental health of her patients. She shares her experience and the unfortunate reluctance of some to acknowledge this association. Georgia is also an expert in nutritional science, and she lends her take on incomplete and baseless reports such as the EAT-Lancet report. Is it science? Or is it vegan propaganda cloudy by faulty science? Georgia dissects the science and clearly shows how the report falls short of its "evidence based" claims.
Few people in this world have done more to unearth the fallacy and shoddy evidence behind our dietary guidelines than Nina Teicholz. Her book The Big Fat Surprise is one of the seminal books opening our eyes to the problems the dietary guidelines have caused and their complete lack of quality evidence. But Nina didn't stop there. As director of the Nutrition Coalition, Nina is spearheading the effort to make sure nutritional recommendations are based on quality science or aren't made at all. On the surface it makes sense that we would all agree on that. Yet there is no shortage of controversy and deception still happening and the 2020 guidelines committee may not help matters much. Hear Nina's perspective on this, plus some the advances we have made, and where we can find hope for the future.