Bringing short. positive episodes to the Low Carb community highlighting success stories from individuals and practitioners as well as tips and tricks and some great recipes.
info_outline Arthur Agatston, Inventor of the Coronary Artery Calcium Score & South Beach Diet: Ep 74 06/17/2021
Arthur Agatston, Inventor of the Coronary Artery Calcium Score & South Beach Diet: Ep 74 Arthur and his colleague Warren Janowitz, MD, a radiologist, did early work on quantifying calcium in the coronary arteries as a measure of arteriosclerosis. He is one of the developers of the electron beam tomography scan, or EBT, which are given a score on the “Agatston Scale,” to gauge the severity of the disease.
info_outline Struggle Giving Up Bread And Chips? There May Be A Solution: Ep 73 06/03/2021
Struggle Giving Up Bread And Chips? There May Be A Solution: Ep 73 Do you miss bread, or crunchy ships, when you adopt a ketogenic lifestyle? Uprising Foods has the solution. Their "Sour Dough" cube. is inspired by the sour dough concept allows you to make French Toast and grilled cheese and all the things you were used to pre-low carb lifestyle. Their Freedom Chips provide the sensation of crunch that so many people really desire. It took them a year to come up with something that delivered the crunch they were looking for: https://www.uprisingfood.com/
info_outline Meditation - Stress Less, Accomplish More: Ep 72 05/20/2021
Meditation - Stress Less, Accomplish More: Ep 72 Emily Fletcher has done great things by learning about meditation in detail (including a 3 year period in India) and then developing a whole new practice which she calls the Ziva technique. What sets the Ziva technique apart from others is the fact that it teaches us to be self sufficient and enables us to be able to do it anywhere, in an airport, on the train, anywhere (just not while we're driving). There no reliance on funky positions or meditation apps that have become so popular these days.
info_outline RD Beats Anxiety And Gets Her Life Back on a Carnivore Diet : Ep 71 05/06/2021
RD Beats Anxiety And Gets Her Life Back on a Carnivore Diet : Ep 71 Michelle Hurn was a Registered Dietitian trying to qualify for the Olympic Marathon team. As her training increased everything started to shut down. She was breaking out in cold sweats and developing severe muscle pains getting to a point where she couldn't even run 2 or 3 miles. After adopting a pure carnivore diet for a month she started to feel better almost immediately and noticed that the chronic anxiety she had faced her whole life disappeared. Her book, The Dietitian's Dilemma and is a great read.
info_outline Robb Wolf Talks About his Collaboration on the Book and Movie 'Sacred Cow': Ep 70 04/16/2021
Robb Wolf Talks About his Collaboration on the Book and Movie 'Sacred Cow': Ep 70 Robb Wolf. talks about his most recent book and movie project, 'Sacred Cow'. He and Diana went to great pains and have done such a magnificent job at representing the science so accurately that none of the would be haters in the vegan community have dared to try to discredit the book.
info_outline Blinded By Sugar - Dr. James Muecke, 2020 Australian Of The Year: Ep 69 03/30/2021
Blinded By Sugar - Dr. James Muecke, 2020 Australian Of The Year: Ep 69 Dr. James Muecke, ophthalmologist and Australian of the Year for 2020, teaches we can prevent diabetic retinopathy using a low carb diet.
info_outline Diana Rodgers on Cow Farts and Sustainable Agriculture : Ep 68 03/09/2021
Diana Rodgers on Cow Farts and Sustainable Agriculture : Ep 68 Diana Rodgers is a Registered Dietitian, a farmer, an author, a filmmaker and a mom! We talk to her about her new book, and movie, Sacred Cow. The book goes into the science behind her rigorous defense of the beef industry with respect to the animal cruelty argument, the fear mongering around red meat causing cancer, cow farts destroying the environment and sustainability.
info_outline Andrew Oswari, MD becomes one of the First to be SMHP Accredited : Ep 67 02/25/2021
Andrew Oswari, MD becomes one of the First to be SMHP Accredited : Ep 67 Two years ago, Dr. Andrew Oswari, a family medicine doctor practicing integrative medicine, now includes therapeutic carbohydrate intervention in his practice with amazing success.
info_outline Keto Kind - Medical Grade Meal Replacement: Ep 66 02/09/2021
Keto Kind - Medical Grade Meal Replacement: Ep 66 Keto Kind is for medical practitioners who are using therapeutic carbohydrate deduction as an intervention in their practice to feel comfortable recommending to their patients to use as a convenient replacement to take to work, or to somewhere where they did not think a keto option would be available, or even just if they didn't feel like cooking.
info_outline Nick Norwitz Finds Keto, Solves Severe Colitis, Becomes an Advocate: Ep 65 01/26/2021
Nick Norwitz Finds Keto, Solves Severe Colitis, Becomes an Advocate: Ep 65 What a treat to spend some time with Nick Norwitz PhD. He just graduated from Oxford with a PhD in neuro-metabolism and now he is about to embark on his MD at Harvard. But this is not about his academic achievements, impressive as they are, rather it is about his immense battles with numerous chronic conditions that led him down the path to discovering keto.
info_outline Jen & Dave Unwin: Fireside Chat - What Lovely, Humble People: Ep 64 01/11/2021
Jen & Dave Unwin: Fireside Chat - What Lovely, Humble People: Ep 64 David and Jen Unwin chat about how they first came to learn about Low Carb through a patient who went off and reversed her diabetes on her own. She came back and literally scolded him for not every telling her that starch was really just sugar in the body and she asked if he was even qualified! When I pointed out that he was never taught that stuff during his studies at university, I was amazed by his answer, "That is No Excuse!! As a doctor I should have know that. I was caught with my pants down".
info_outline Gary Taubes' New Book - The Case For Keto: Ep 63 12/29/2020
Gary Taubes' New Book - The Case For Keto: Ep 63 After bursting onto the scene with Good Calories Bad Calories in 2007, Gary Taubes has gone on to write many books that have managed to make it into the mainstream and not get pigeonholed in the Keto or Low Carb genre. It's because of this that I am particularly excited about this new book of his, 'The Case For Keto' (available on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Keto-Rethinking-Practice-Low-Carb/dp/0525520066/&tag=lcu-20).
info_outline Ben Bikman - What is Insulin Resistance, Really? Ep 62 12/23/2020
Ben Bikman - What is Insulin Resistance, Really? Ep 62 What a fascinating discussion with Dr. Ben Bikman about what Insulin Resistance really means and so much more. I loved this statement he made during the talk: "We should be studiously avoiding dogmatic thinking and constantly be checking what we think we know, lest we become that which we have grown to despise in those who are very antagonistic towards a low carb diet."
info_outline Nonprofit for Metabolic Health Practitioners is a Game Changer: Ep 61 12/09/2020
Nonprofit for Metabolic Health Practitioners is a Game Changer: Ep 61 Dr. Adele Hite has been instrumental in helping us to get to this point where we are about to launch the nonprofit Society for Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP). It became clear that what we really needed was a dedicated nonprofit entity for practitioners. So I went off and established a nonprofit called the SMHP and put a Board of Directors in place and built a website and by the time this podcast airs, we will be live at https://metabolicpractitioners.org/.
info_outline Constantly Striving for Better And Cheaper Testing: Ep 60 11/17/2020
Constantly Striving for Better And Cheaper Testing: Ep 60 Pam talks to Dorian Greenow, Founder of Keto-Mojo about his super cool new meter with GKI calculations
info_outline Innovative Concepts to Reach Your Patients (and Friends) - Ep 59 11/03/2020
Innovative Concepts to Reach Your Patients (and Friends) - Ep 59 Wheel of Life Tool: http://www.lowcarbusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Wheel-of-Life-Tool.pdf
info_outline Noakes Trial Lawyer on Ethical Behaviour / Are You Protected? Ep 58 10/20/2020
Noakes Trial Lawyer on Ethical Behaviour / Are You Protected? Ep 58 Adam Pike was one of the lawyers involved in the successful defence of the charge against Prof. Tim Noakes for replying to a lady on Twitter about the best way to wean a baby. Since then Adam has presented a talk on ethical behaviour of medical professionals on social media for the Nutrition Network, which is a spin-off from the Noakes Foundation. I had a fascinating chat with him about what constitutes ethical behaviour on social media and we discover how the behaviour of Prof. Noakes did not constitute unethical behaviour (which is why he was exonerated) whereas the behaviour of Claire Julsing-Strydom, who was instrumental in bringing the charge against him, and the ADSA did in fact behave unethically in a number of ways in the aftermath of that fateful tweet and yet no charge was ever brought against them. We then went on to talk about how protected a practitioner might be if they are to disseminate advice on therapeutic carbohydrate restriction and the LCHF lifestyle. We are working really hard to establish an alternative (SoC) for this. Part of that effort is to establish a non-profit called the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (The SMHP) which is due to launch shortly. You can . But until that happens, how protected is a doctor who advises their patient in this way. What Adam said was really interesting. If a doctor provides care that goes against the accepted SoC but they can show that they based their decision on solid evidence then they would still be able defend themselves in court if it ever came to it. Patient autonomy (or informed consent) is also critical here. As long as the patient is fully informed of all the options available with all the supporting evidence and they then make a decision on their course of treatment, no harm can be done and the doctor is protected. That is just critical knowledge that all doctors should have.
info_outline Internal Medicine Doc Takes Keto To Patients and Impoverished Communities: Ep 57 10/06/2020
Internal Medicine Doc Takes Keto To Patients and Impoverished Communities: Ep 57 Vyvyane Loh is an internal medicine doctor who found her own A1c levels were around 6.4. Her doctor, seeing that she was not overweight, told her not to worry about it. She started digging into it more and soon started on the Atkins diet. Literally in 2 days all her symptoms previously attributed to irritable bowl syndrome disappeared. She has reversed her own diabetes trend and is now helping to reach the more impoverished communities who aren't exposed to this information as easily.
info_outline Metabolic Health Mentoring Program For Your Patients (or You): Ep 56 09/15/2020
Metabolic Health Mentoring Program For Your Patients (or You): Ep 56 LowCarbUSA has partnered with Restore Health to launch a comprehensive mentoring Program for embracing a low carb lifestyle. This program is available to everyone, but we are finding that it has become a very powerful tool for practitioners. The program addresses low carb nutrition as well as the huge metabolic benefits by doing Dr. Ben's SMaRT™ exercise program which only requires 15 minutes twice a week, literally: https://www.lowcarbusa.org/metabolic-health…ng-program-ep-56/
info_outline Massive Strides in Glucose Control and Weight Loss for Type 1 Diabetes Sufferer: Ep 55 08/11/2020
Massive Strides in Glucose Control and Weight Loss for Type 1 Diabetes Sufferer: Ep 55 Andrew suffers with Type 1 Diabetes with terrible glucose control, diabetic retinopathy and was about 75 lbs overweight. He started on a strict Keto diet, then introduced Dr. Ben's '15 minutes - Twice a Week' workout philosophy and started dabbling with the carnivore diet. Then came intermittent fasting and some extended fasts and the results have been spectacular. He looks amazing, his blood glucose runs in the 80s to 90s most of the time, his A1c is down to an astounding 4.9.
info_outline Prof. Tim Noakes - The Effect of PUFAs on Metabolic Health: Ep 54 07/28/2020
Prof. Tim Noakes - The Effect of PUFAs on Metabolic Health: Ep 54 Prof. Tim Noakes describes briefly how he got started with LCHF and a little about his successful defence against the malicious charges brought against him by the HPSCA, the conversation turned to the subject of Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs).
info_outline Keto/Carnivore Pregnancy and Plans For Keto Baby: Ep 53 07/23/2020
Keto/Carnivore Pregnancy and Plans For Keto Baby: Ep 53 Janae Cywes, wife of Dr, Robert Cywes, has been, and plans to remain, on a strict ketogenic diet throughout her pregnancy. In fact Janae and Rob are basically carnivore now. They feel that being on the carnivore allowed her to fall pregnant unexpectedly after the longest time.
info_outline Nadia Pateguana - Solving PCOS with Fasting and Keto: Ep 52 06/30/2020
Nadia Pateguana - Solving PCOS with Fasting and Keto: Ep 52 Nadia Pateguana is a Naturopathic Doctor focusing on PCOS at 'The Fasting Method' with Jason Fung and Megan Ramos. "Women with PCOS are not infertile, they are anovulatory. You can use drugs but if you don't address the underlying Insulin Resistance then they are at risk for all these other pregnancy complications like preeclamsia, eclamsia, pregnancy related hypertension, gestational diabetes, miscarriages. And then the babies are susceptible much higher risk of neonatal morbidity and mortality."
info_outline At Long Last There is Hope To Reach Minority Communities: Ep 51 06/16/2020
At Long Last There is Hope To Reach Minority Communities: Ep 51 Dr. Tony Hampton says he tells everyone who will listen that there is an opportunity to heal, and it doesn't come from medicine, it comes from nutrition and lifestyle.
info_outline Cop with PTSD Finds Keto a Great Help: Ep 50 06/09/2020
Cop with PTSD Finds Keto a Great Help: Ep 50 Eric Reynolds was a cop with the Boynton Beach Police Department near West Palm and he got shot by an armed bank robber they were chasing and he ended up killing the suspect in the process. The whole incident left him in a pretty bad way and he started to display many signs of PTSD. He discovered the keto diet and, not only did his health improve drastically and all the excess weight melt away, but he found peace and tranquillity begin to return to his life and his symptoms of PTSD start to fade.
info_outline Doctor Solves Lupus and Migraines with Keto, Takes It To Her Patients: Ep 49 05/26/2020
Doctor Solves Lupus and Migraines with Keto, Takes It To Her Patients: Ep 49 Dr Kristin Baier was diagnosed with Lupus and looking for a nutritional solution she first tried a vegan diet but after five years there was no improvement and she developed anxiety, depression, an iron and B12 deficiency.
info_outline Keto as Adjunct to SoC For Brain Tumour Saves Child's Life: Ep 48 05/19/2020
Keto as Adjunct to SoC For Brain Tumour Saves Child's Life: Ep 48 Adrianna Stephenson's son was just 19 months old he was diagnosed with a golf ball-sized brain tumour. He immediately underwent a subtotal resection but about 3 months post-op the tumour had grown back to almost it's original size already. At the age of two, he started on chemotherapy for a scheduled to be an eighteen month protocol. About 3 and a half months into the treatment she started him on a very strict ketogenic diet and within 10 months of the diet we was declared NED (No Evidence of Disease).
info_outline Keto - What If Your Partner Is Sabotaging You? Ep 47 05/05/2020
Keto - What If Your Partner Is Sabotaging You? Ep 47 Dr. Richard Margolis is psychiatrist and his nurse wife, Lisa, have embraced the ketogenic lifestyle with great success. We spoke to them about how and why they got started and how much easier it is to be successful if couples support each other We also looked at the situation where one partner was being sabotaged by the other in their efforts to get healthy. I think the real take-away gem from this was Richard's thoughts on that from a psychiatrist's point of view.
info_outline Real Hope For Many Cancer Patients - Dr. Lewis Cantley: Ep 46 04/28/2020
Real Hope For Many Cancer Patients - Dr. Lewis Cantley: Ep 46 Dr. Lewis Cantley has made significant advances in cancer research stemming from his discovery of the enzyme Pi3K in 1984. They have since found that combining a ketogenic diet with the Pi3K inhibitor is very effective in stalling, and even reversing, the growth of many tumours. Rat models, in his words, produced miraculous results they now have formal human clinical trials underway which I am confident will produce miraculous results as well.
info_outline Dr. Paul Mason - Metabolic Health and Coronavirus: Ep 45 04/14/2020
Dr. Paul Mason - Metabolic Health and Coronavirus: Ep 45 Dr Paul Mason presents a detailed explanation of how poor metabolic health is the major contributing factor with complications and fatalities as a result of Coronavirus. He goes on to show how, just by changing their diet and cutting carbs and increasing saturated fat could start reducing the risks for those people almost immediately.