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Low Carb MD Podcast

Drs. Brian Lenzkes & Tro Kalayjian

Medicine, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Diet, Intermittentfasting, Keto, Lowcarb, Meganramos, Brianlenzkes, Trokalayjian, Doctortro, Jasonfung

4.81.1K Ratings

Overview

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.

340 Episodes

Episode 339: Erika Bell and Judy Kohlheim

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Judy Kohlheim and Erika Bell met on the Clubhouse app in a keto community club created by Judy. They became fast friends and began talking/communicating outside of the app. Together, they are the brains and braun behind the Keto Orlando Summit. In this episode, Tro, Judy, and Erika talk about their keto origin stories, the inception of the Keto Orlando Summit, the damage done by the ADA to innocent people and families and why no one should trust the ADA for nutritional information, pregnancy and trying to get pregnant on the keto diet, and the lineup of the upcoming Keto Orlando Summit. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Judy Kohlheim and Erika Bell: Keto Orlando Summit Erika’s Instagram Judy’s Instagram Keto Orlando Summit Discount Code: DRTRO Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Published: 20 May 2024

Episode 338: Judy Wolfe

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Judy Wolfe is a sugar/food addiction recovery coach at SUGARx Global. She has been sugar/grain/flour/alcohol free for 19 years and has lost 130 lbs. Today, she is happily free from craving and lives in contented abstinence from the substances that once controlled her and were slowly poisoning her. She is passionate about helping others achieve the same recovery that she has. Judy is SUGAR Certified/Licensed, HMA certified, and FAP (Functional Analytic Psychotherapy) certified. In this episode, Tro, Brian, and Judy talk about the genetic aspect of food/sugar addiction, the behavioral signs of a person struggling with food addiction, the time period for addiction recovery, philosophical issues with public policies that try to tax an addictive food substance into obscurity and disuse, why stress is the number one killer of the addiction recovery process, why moderation is emphatically NOT the answer for those who are truly sugar/food addicted, how diets don’t work but good nutrition does, the beauty and power of community in the addiction recovery process, and the difference between an addict and a harmful user. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Judy Wolfe: SUGARx Global YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Episode 337: Dr. Robert Lustig

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Robert Lustig is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig has become a leading public health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases. He is also the author of many popular and influential books on the topics of nutrition and metabolic health (see links below). His qualifications, education, and full list of accomplishments are too extensive to list in their entirety here (see link below for his full bio). In this episode, Tro, Brian, and Rob talk about how Rob first discovered that fructose was so unhealthy, why suppressing insulin is key to metabolic health, why Western people in general are still opposed to or wary of the message that ‘sugar is bad’, why whole food diets are the ideal for human health, reasons why fiber in the diet is beneficial, why processed food may be a necessary evil in our modern food landscape and how we can make ultra-processed foods healthier in light of that possibility, the basic principles of making ultra-processed food healthier and what makes food healthy for humans in general, mitochondrial toxins (what they are, and where they come from), and the amygdala’s role in psychiatric disease. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Robert Lustig: Website International Food Addiction Consensus Conference Books Full Bio Monch Monch Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Episode 336: Dr. Paul Kolodzik

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Paul Kolodzik is a double board-certified emergency and metabolic-health physician with thirty years of experience. As a private-practice metabolic MD, Dr. Kolodzik has used continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to help thousands of patients lose weight and prevent and reverse disease. In his first book, The Continuous Glucose Monitoring Revolution, Dr. Kolodzik presents a comprehensive program for metabolic-health success using CGM. He is also the Medical Director and Owner of Metabolic MD and is a founding member of the Society of Metabolic Health Physicians. In addition to holding a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Notre Dame and a Doctor of Medicine from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, he has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dallas. In this episode, Tro and Paul talk about how the medical landscape and, specifically, the diabetes treatment landscape is changing, why CGMs are a huge part of this change in the landscape, why CGMs are so effective for weight-loss and diabetes reversal, how the changing landscape is a movement toward the democratization of health, whether the term ‘reversed’ is appropriate when speaking of diabetes and metabolic disease, a few key problems in the standard Western healthcare education model, and the benefits of smaller private medical practices that are owned by doctors. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Paul Kolodzik: Metabolic MD The Continuous Glucose Monitor Revolution TikTok Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Episode 335: Grace Price

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Grace Price is an 18 year old who has spent the past two years chasing after a cure for cancer. This chase led her ultimately to write, edit, produce, and direct the documentary film, Cancer: A Food-Borne Illness. The film follows Grace across the country as she searches for the lifestyle factors that are putting people at high risk for cancer. It turns out that one of the best ways to prevent cancer is simple: avoid sugar. In this episode, Brian and Grace talk about how Grace first became interested in nutrition and cancer prevention, how AI can be implemented in educational settings for more efficient learning, the importance of keeping an open mind and staying unbiased in the pursuit of truth, how to effectively promote the message of good nutrition, processed food and mental health issues, Grace’s future plans with regard to cancer-prevention research and filmmaking. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Grace Price: Twitter Cancer: A Food-Borne Illness (Documentary) Instagram Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Episode 334: Dr. Robert Lufkin

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Robert Lufkin is a physician/medical school professor (UCLA and USC) focusing on the applied science of health, longevity, and consciousness. After reversing chronic disease and transforming his life he is making it his mission to help others do the same. In addition to being a practicing physician, he is author of over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers and 14 books that are available in six languages. Robert has given invited lectures/keynotes around the world, and was named one of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Los Angeles’ by Buzz Magazine. His latest book “Lies I Taught In Medical School” has just been released. In this episode, Drs. Brian and Robert talk about how Dr. Robert discovered low-carb and began championing the diet as an intervention to treat chronic disease, Dr. Robert’s new book, “Lies I Taught In Medical School,” why drugs are not sufficient by themselves to properly treat metabolic disease, how processed-junk food negatively impacts our mental health, why seed oils are so unhealthy, how to deal with and walk through stress in a healthy way, why mindset and the spiritual aspect of life is a factor in physical well being, the mTOR molecule and how it relates to longevity, how muscle mass is connected to longevity, processed food addiction and how to begin the journey of recovery, and Dr. Robert’s current longevity/metabolic health related projects. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Robert Lufkin: Website Twitter Instagram Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Episode 333: Marcus Clark

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Marcus Clark, due to work stress, COVID, and poor diet ended up weighing around 360 pounds. Recently, with the help of Dr. Tro and his team, he has officially lost 160 pounds! Marcus is a highly skilled Media Producer and the Owner of Red Owl Studios. In this episode, Tro, Brian, and Marcus talk about Marcus’ personal health journey, how he discovered Dr. Tro and the keto diet, the mental aspect of the weight-loss journey, how to keep yourself on track when you slip a little bit in your commitment to your diet, why CGMs are an amazing tool for weight-loss, what it is like working with Dr. Tro and his team, Marcus’ experience with hospital food and the hospital’s nutritional recommendations post-surgery, why dietary fiber is generally overrated, and the role that exercise played in Marcus’ weight-loss journey. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Marcus Clark: Red Owl Studios Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Episode 332: Dr. Caryn Zinn

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Caryn Zinn is an internationally-recognised leader and advocate of the whole food, low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) nutrition and lifestyle approach and its application to metabolic health and sports performance. Caryn is an academic, an author and a registered dietitian, with over 25 years of consulting experience. She obtained her qualification as a dietitian in 1995 from the University of Cape Town after studying a Bachelor of Science degree, followed by a Nutrition & Dietetics, Honours degree. Since moving to New Zealand in 1995, she has obtained her Masters degree in sports nutrition and her Doctorate in the area of weight loss. She works at AUT as a senior lecturer and nutrition researcher, and continues to maintain her private practice nutrition work. In this episode, Tro, Brian, and Caryn talk about how Caryn found her way into the low carb philosophy, the host of benefits accompanying the low carb lifestyle, why the calories-in/calories-out model is insufficient to address the obesity epidemic on its own, why there is resistance to the low-carb message in the field nutrition and diet, Caryn’s current government-funded research project on the low carb diet and diabetes, why the medical world in general has been so slow to accept the low carb dietary therapy as a treatment for diabetes, and flaws in the patient care philosophy of the medical system in the West. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Caryn Zinn: Caryn Zinn Nutrition Twitter Journal of Metabolic Health Article on the Application of Carbohydrate-Reduction in General Practice (Medical Audit by Dr. Zinn and Dr. Hawkins) Academic Profile Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Episode 331: Luis Villasenor

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Luis Villasenor is the founder of Ketogains—a personal coaching and nutrition/fitneess education website. He is also an international speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, teacher, and bootcamp coach. Luis is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable persons on Low-Carb / Ketogenic dieting and is the “go to guy”when applying a Low-Carb diet for Bodybuilding and Strength Training. Luis has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration & Marketing and Nutrition & Sports Sciences, as well as numerous certifications in Nutrition, Powerlifting and Bodybuilding, and is a guest lecturer and teacher in several Universities. In this conversation, Brian, Tro, and Luis talk about Louis’ personal health journey, Louis’ struggle with anorexia and general bad health, why muscle mass is one of the keys to longevity, why not all carbs are created equal, the impact that anxiety has on physical health, Binge Eating Disorder and food addiction, why stress, sleeplessness, and poor mental health are the root factors causing obesity, how a person can develop their will power “muscle,” why it is not too much protein but, rather, drugs and carb cycling that causes kidney problems in the body builder population, wether or not you need to eat lots of carbs to build muscle, the best whole food protein sources, the benefits of creatine, wether fasting plays well with muscle gains, and why protein shakes are not an ideal protein source. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Luis Villasenor: Ketogains Instagram Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 25 March 2024

Episode 330: Joan Denizot

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Joan Denizot is an inspiring speaker and inclusive business consultant who empowers organizations to embrace diversity, foster inclusivity, and drive positive change. She is the founder of Zize Bikes—a company that creates bikes that transcend conventional limits and empower individuals of diverse body sizes—and is also an author. Her most recent book, Big Body Business, redefines business success beyond profits, advocating inclusivity, comfort, and transformation. In this episode, Tro and Joan talk about weight stigmatization and its negative impacts, why Joan founded Zize Bikes, what goes into engineering a bike that is comfortable to use for an obese person, small things that medical offices and other businesses can do to better accommodate overweight patients/customers, terminology and labels that are appropriate terms for referring to overweight people, the pros and cons of the body positivity movement, psychological hardships that overweight people are prone to as a result of their size, and why For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Joan Denizot: Big Body Business (Book) Zize Bikes Website Body Ready Facebook Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Episode 329: Mike Roberto

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Mike Roberto is the CEO of PricePlow—a supplement industry education and media website—podcaster, and author of the PricePlow Blog. PricePlow began as a deals website for nutritional supplements and vitamins, but has evolved into so much more as Mike's journey towards optimized healthspan opened the doors to several discoveries. In this conversation, Brian, Tro, and Mike talk about the inception of PricePlow, how Mike became interested in supplements and diet, the evolution of the supplement industry, how you can find out if your supplements are high quality and pure, why liver health is so crucial for overall health, vitamin D and A supplements, Metformin and Berberine, topical magnesium, the value of various protein powders, whether plant-based protein powders are worth using, labeling and quality laws governing the supplement industry, minerals and vitamins that most people are deficient in, the most universally beneficial supplements that almost everyone could be taking, and Vitamin A toxicity. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Mike Roberto: Twitter PricePlow Instagram YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Episode 328: Dr. Thomas Hemingway

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Thomas Hemingway is a physician, podcaster, author, speaker, and health coach. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in 2002 with the Doctor of Medicine Degree and then completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. He received his Board Certification in Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in 2007. Dr. Hemingway has special interests in holistic health and wellness, preventative medicine, and nutrition. In this conversation, Brian and Thomas talk about the importance of viewing health from a holistic perspective, genetic versus lifestyle for determining health outcomes, the “FMSGs” acronym for having a healthy lifestyle, how simply avoiding highly processed sugars, grains, and seed oils can dramatically improve your health, how simply eating whole foods will drastically improve your health, and the great importance of gut health and how you can promote gut health. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Thomas Hemingway: Website Instagram YouTube Twitter Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

Episode 327: Carnivore JT

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Jason (aka. Carnivore JT) is a fitness and food influencer with a passion for helping people with their diet and fitness goals. He is an animal based content creator, podcast host, and author of The Carnivorous Cookbook. His podcast, The Inner Carnivore Podcast, is a deep dive into the world of carnivore and animal-based diets. In this conversation, Tro and Jason talk about eating carnivore on a budget, carnivore and cerebral palsy, carnivore grocery shopping hacks, why fast food is a rip off AND horrible for your health, Jason’s personal health history and how he found the carnivore diet, and gym bro nutrition versus carnivore. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Jason (Carnivore JT): Facebook Instagram The Inner Carnivore Website Linktree The Carnivorous Cookbook Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 26 February 2024

Episode 326: Matt Codde

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Matt Codde is a licensed clinical social worker who helps people struggling with OCD & Anxiety take back control of their lives. He is the creator of the Triple-A Response—an approach to breaking out of the OCD & Anxiety Loop. He is the author of From Stuck to Unstuck and is the host of The OCD and Anxiety Show. In this conversation, Tro, Brain, and Matt talk about breaking the cycle of stress and anxiety, mastering the emotion of fear, learning to process and release emotions, the connections between body and brain, the effects of alcohol, sugar, and caffeine on mental health, associations between emotional patterns and certain diseases, how people justify/rationalize OCD and anxiety behaviors, the pluses and minuses of stoicism, the five things everyone can do to be healthier, and the Triple-A Response approach to breaking free from OCD/Anxiety. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Matt Codde: Restored Minds YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 19 February 2024

Episode 325: Luc Hagenaars, Ph.D., M.Sc

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Luc Hagenaars, Ph.D., M.Sc., is a policy advisor and researcher with a fascination for addressing the social and commercial determinants of health. His scientific expertise concerns the analysis of health policy innovations with case studies, system mapping and applied policy process theory. He has extensive experience in developing health policy through his previous work at the Dutch Ministry of Health. He is Assistant Professor Health Policy Analysis at Amsterdam UMC and a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. Hagenaars received his Ph.D. from the Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, and his M.Sc. in global health from Maastricht University. In this conversation, Tro and Luc talk about how Luc’s interest in the social determinants of health came to be, a recent study looking at why the field of obesity prevention is stuck and how it could be unstuck, the issue of weight stigma and how it relates to the ‘health at every size’ movement, finding effective solutions to the obesity problem, how to influence government policy to embrace effective solutions, how companies try to influence your food buying decisions at the grocery store, how big food companies push back against positive health movements, and Dr. Luc’s current research projects. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Luc Hagenaars, Ph.D., M.Sc.: Research Paper Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 12 February 2024

Episode 324: Dr. Ahmad Malik (Part 1)

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview. Dr. Ahmad Malik has been a doctor for 25 years and an orthopaedic consultant surgeon for 12 years. After his late father's illness, he became disillusioned with mainstream medicines’ inability to tackle the root cause of chronic illness and its infatuation with Big Pharma products. For Dr. Malik, the Covid years and the resulting destruction of medical ethics were a real eye-opener. Frustrated with the lack of truth and honesty in mainstream media, he decided to provide an alternative platform to have honest conversations with fascinating people. In this conversation, Tro and Ahmad talk about what makes a great podcast that people actually want to listen to, Ahmad’s journey from childhood to medical school to , Ahmad’s parents and how they motivated him to achieve what he has achieved, what are the qualities of a great surgeon, an inside look at hospital politics in the UK, Ahmad’s discovery of proper human nutrition and his transition to private practice, Ahmad’s response to the vaccine mandates, Brexit, and the inception and progress of Ahmad’s podcast and online presence. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Ahmad Malik: Twitter Substack Podcast Additional Links Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Episode 324: Dr. Ahmad Malik

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Ahmad Malik has been a doctor for 25 years and an orthopaedic consultant surgeon for 12 years. After his late father's illness, he became disillusioned with mainstream medicines’ inability to tackle the root cause of chronic illness and its infatuation with Big Pharma products. For Dr. Malik, the Covid years and the resulting destruction of medical ethics were a real eye-opener. Frustrated with the lack of truth and honesty in mainstream media, he decided to provide an alternative platform to have honest conversations with fascinating people. In this conversation, Tro and Ahmad talk about what makes a great podcast that people actually want to listen to, Ahmad’s journey from childhood to medical school to , Ahmad’s parents and how they motivated him to achieve what he has achieved, what are the qualities of a great surgeon, an inside look at hospital politics in the UK, Ahmad’s discovery of proper human nutrition and his transition to private practice, Ahmad’s response to the vaccine mandates, Brexit, and the inception and progress of Ahmad’s podcast and online presence. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Ahmad Malik: Twitter Substack Podcast Additional Links Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 5 February 2024

Episode 323: Mary Dugandzic

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Mary Dugandzic is a Physician Assistant and former Medical Assistant at Tro’s clinic. She did her undergrad at Binghamton University and did her PA training at Marist College. She is now back at Tro’s clinic—this time as a Physician Assistant. In this conversation, Tro and Mary talk about why Mary chose to go into medicine, how her perspective on the traditional approach to medicine and medical care has changed over the years, all that is involved in going to PA school, a case report on a young man with Cushing’s Disease that both Tro and Mary worked on recently, and the experience of switching from PA school to working in a clinic or hospital. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Mary Dugandzic: Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 29 January 2024

Episode 322: Drs. William Cromwell and Nick Norwitz

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. William Cromwell is board-certified in Family Medicine and Clinical Lipidology with over 20 years of clinical research experience. Dr. Cromwell received his MD from Louisiana State University and completed his residency at the Trover Clinic Foundation in Madisonville, KY in 1990. Since completing residency, he has held numerous concurrent roles, practicing medicine, teaching at various universities, and serving as Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer, and Principal Investigator at organizations nationwide. Dr. Nick Norwitz completed his PhD at Oxford and is currently working on his MD at Harvard with the aim of becoming a physician scientist. His career goal is to help change the medical system to a patient-collaborative and metabolic-medicine first system. In this episode, Drs. Tro, William, and Nick talk about a recent meta analysis on the relationship between saturated fat intake, BMI, and LDL on a low carb diet, an overview on the history of knowledge about saturated fat and cholesterol, and Statins versus Oreos. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. William Cromwell: Twitter Precision Health Reports Dr. Nick Norwitz: Twitter YouTube Video Abstract Oreo Cookie Treatment Paper (**CALL TO ACTION** to Tweet the paper with the link in the tweet within the first 280 characters. Helps Altmetrics) Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 24 January 2024

Episode 321: RD Dikeman, PhD

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. R.D. Dikeman, PhD, is a theoretical physicist and loving husband of Roxanne Dikeman, PhD, a clinical psychologist. Their world was turned upside down when their young son David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. After following conventional dietary advice for this condition led to uncontrollable blood sugar, dangerous “hypos,” and many sleepless nights, R.D. discovered the work of Dr. Richard Bernstein, MD, a medical doctor who has used a low-carbohydrate diet to control his own type 1 diabetes for more than fifty years and pioneered some of the most groundbreaking research on low-carbohydrate diets for diabetes in the modern era. Through working closely with Dr. Bernstein and as a founder of the Type One Grit online community, R.D. has helped provide thousands of other individuals and families living with type 1 diabetes with information to reduce the threat of complications and attain the truly normal blood sugars that all type 1 diabetics deserve. In this episode, Drs. Tro, Brian, and RD talk about what drew RD into the world of Type 1 Diabetes treatment, RD’s son’s Type 1 diagnosis, how the Type One Grit group came to be, why low carb is the optimal diet for diabetics, how to still eat what you want on a low-carb diet, big problems with the ADA, why Type One athletes do better on a low carb diet, the upcoming Low Carb Boca conference, and why having courage and integrity is needed in order to bring life saving information to Type One diabetics. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: RD Dikeman, PhD: Typeonegrit Facebook Page Twitter Diabetes University Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 22 January 2024

Episode 320: Dr. Thomas Weimbs

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Thomas Weimbs received his doctoral degree from the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Cologne, Germany, in 1993. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Anatomy, University of California at San Francisco until 1999. In the same year, he joined the Department of Cell Biology in the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic as an Assistant Professor where he established his research laboratory focusing on investigating membrane trafficking and epithelial cell polarity as well as molecular mechanisms underlying polycystic kidney disease. In 2005, Dr. Weimbs was recruited to the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and moved his laboratory to UCSB. Dr. Weimbs is currently an Associate Professor in MCDB and in the Neuroscience Research Institute. In this episode, Drs. Tro and Thomas talk about how Dr. Thomas became interested in researching PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), what PKD is, research that Dr. Thomas has done on the impact of ketosis on PKD, a recently published paper on the negative impact of the ketogenic diet on kidney health, how Dr. Thomas’ colleagues have reacted to his research, and lifestyle intervention programs using ketogenic metabolic therapy. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Thomas Weimbs: Weimbs Lab Twitter Research LinkedIn Facebook Group Santa Barbara Nutrients Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 15 January 2024

Episode 319: Dr. Diljan Mansoor

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Diljan Mansoor is an advocate for low-carb diets as a treatment for metabolic illnesses. He is an internal medicine doctor and is Nepal’s first low carb practitioner. His non-conventional low-carb approach to fixing chronic disease drew the attention of regulatory authorities and he was soon shut down. He was finally able to reopen his clinic, and he now conducts one-on-one sessions, helping metabolically ill patients improve their health through dietary intervention. In this episode, Drs. Tro, Brian, and Diljan talk about how Dr. Diljan discovered the low carb diet, how and why his clinic was shut down by the authorities, effectively progressing the low-carb message, the amazing work that Dr. Diljan has been doing with his patients, and the value of individualized care. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Diljan Mansoor: Facebook Instagram YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 8 January 2024

Episode 318: Dr. Christopher Netzel

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Christopher Netzel is board certified in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He earned his doctorate degree with University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison in 2014. He wrote the guidelines for dorsal root ganglion stimulation as well as conducted research on preoperative opioid use and outcome after spinal surgery. His medical residency in anesthesiology was completed at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. Later, Dr. Netzel completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In this episode, Drs. Tro, Brian, and Christopher talk about how Dr. Christopher got into medicine, how to help overweight patients begin their health journey without overwhelming and discouraging them, the relationship between diet and chronic pain, putting diabetes into remission and treating peripheral neuropathy, heart disease and low carb dieting, why bariatric surgery, though sometimes necessary and useful, is not a permanent/comprehensive weight-loss solution, and other current pain treatment options and drugs. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Christopher Netzel: Coastal Health Instagram Facebook Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more.

Transcribed - Published: 1 January 2024

Episode 317: Dr. Christy Kesslering

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Christy Kesslering started out in conventional medicine as a Radiation Oncologist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago-Stritch School of Medicine. She finished her Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000 and has been treating patients in the Chicagoland area since that time. She realized that something was missing from conventional medicine and did additional studies to improve outcomes with cancer but also saw many other diseases improve. She has done additional studies in the fields of Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and the Terrain-Theory of cancer. She is a Terrain Certified Practitioner trained by Dr. Nasha Winters and is a founding member of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners. She has been actively incorporating metabolic health practices into the care of oncology patients for many years. She has been named a Top Doctor multiple times by Castle Connelly and Chicago Magazine. In this conversation, Dr. Tro, Dr. Brian, and Dr. Christy talk about how Dr. Christy got into medicine and oncology specifically, helping patients understand cancer and the steps they can take to address it, taking a metabolic approach to cancer treatment, treating prostate cancer, the usage of metformin to treat disease, the various diets that are helpful for cancer prevention and the diets that are not helpful, how to address the root cause of cancer rather than merely applying bandaids, the proliferation of carcinogenic substances in every day products, how to optimize your life to beat cancer, chemo on keto, and the failure of modern medicine to successfully and adequately address chronic diseases. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Christy Kesslering: KessRx Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 25 December 2023

Episode 316: Employee Wellness Story 8 with Mark Gaunya

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #8 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of the founder and CEO of Captivated Health, Mark Gaunya. He has dedicated his entire career to helping other corporations become self-funded when it comes to health insurance. He uses innovative techniques to help companies save money and deliver cost-effective care while improving the health of their employees. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Mark Gaunya: Email: [email protected] Captivated Health NABIP Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

Episode 315: Employee Wellness Story 7 with Mark & Melissa

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #7 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Mark and Melissa—employees at Laitram who have collectively lost over 100 pounds and reversed their disease. Check back in tomorrow for Episode 8 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 17 December 2023

Episode 314: Employee Wellness Story 6 with Barbara

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #6 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Barbara—an employee at Laitram who was part of Dr. Tro’s initial 12 person pilot program offered to employees of the company. Thanks to the help she has received from the program, she has completely turned her health around and lost 132 pounds (down from nearly 300 pounds)! Check back in tomorrow for Episode 7 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 16 December 2023

Episode 313: Employee Wellness Story 5 with Randy & Debi

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #5 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Randy and Debi—two employees of Laitram who were able to lose excess weight, lower their blood pressure, and reduce chronic pain with Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. In addition to sharing about their past experience with dieting and weight-loss, Randy and Debi relate how Dr. Tro’s program is different from past, failed programs they’ve tried. Ever heard of a downward spiral? According to Randy, following Dr. Tro’s program is an ‘upward spiral’ as far as overall quality of life is concerned. Check back in tomorrow for Episode 6 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 15 December 2023

Episode 312: Employee Wellness Story 4 with Melissa

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #4 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Melissa. She has lost over 100 pounds working with Dr. Tro and his team at Dr. Tro’s Medical Weight Loss and Direct Primary Care. She shares about her experience gaining weight, learning about metabolic health, and losing the weight. Check back in tomorrow for Episode 5 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 14 December 2023

Episode 311: Employee Wellness Story 3 with Franck LaBiche

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #3 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Frank LaBiche—the HR Director at Laitram, a Louisiana-based manufacturing company. Frank approached Dr. Tro about bringing his Employee Wellness Program to the employees of Laitram. Frank has been at Laitram for 28 years—9 of those years as the Director of HR. As of 2 years ago, he has been working with Dr. Tro to improve employee metabolic health using low-carb dieting, community, and support. Addressing the root causes of disease with lifestyle intervention is not only good for individuals, but it is good for a company’s productivity and success. Check back in tomorrow for Episode 4 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

Episode 310: Employee Wellness Story 2 with Jay Lapeyre

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #2 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Jay Lapeyre—the President of Laitram, a Louisiana-based manufacturing company. Jay holds an MBA as well as a JD from Tulane University. He is also part of the Louisiana Business Association and other not-for-profit organizations. He is committed to and invested in the health and wellness of his employees. With the help of Dr. Tro and his team, Jay has provided his employees with the opportunity to lose weight and achieve good metabolic health. See the previous episode in this series (Episode 309) to hear the story of one of Jay’s employees who took advantage of this opportunity. Check back in tomorrow for Episode 3 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 12 December 2023

Episode 309: Employee Wellness Story 1 with Gregg

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. This is episode #1 of a special series on employee wellness. In this innovative series consisting of multiple episodes, Dr. Tro highlights the power of metabolic health, nutrition, and community in the employee wellness space. Each episode tells the story of a different individual whose metabolic health has been drastically improved for the better by Dr. Tro’s Employee Wellness Program. This episode tells the story of Gregg—a long-time employee of Laitram, a Louisiana-based manufacturing company. Though Gregg struggled with his weight for many, many years he has now lost 115 pounds! It all began when Laitram brought Dr. Tro in to offer his Employee Wellness Program to their employees. Gregg shares about his experience trying a low-carb diet for the first time as well his experience working with Dr. Tro and his health coach, Brian. Additionally, Gregg talks about the support and education he has received from Dr. Tro and his team. Thanks to his new lifestyle and diet, Gregg was able to go to Disney World with his three-year-old grand daughter in January 2023, ride the rides, and walk for miles and miles every day. Check back in tomorrow for Episode 2 of this series! For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 11 December 2023

Episode 308: Dr. Amy West

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Amy West is a specialist in sports medicine, physical medicine, and rehabilitation. Amy completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard-Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and her fellowship in Sports Medicine at Maine Medical Center. Dr. West is actively involved in the CrossFit community and CrossFit Games Medical Team. In this conversation, Dr. Tro, Dr. Brian, and Dr. Amy talk about Amy’s career path, the field of physiatry, the principles of Crossfit, starting Crossfit as an overweight person, what sets Crossfit apart from other gyms, the downside of workout machines, the connection between mental, physical, and metabolic health, muscular and skeletal health, big companies influencing nutrition and exercise guidelines, widely circulated lies about dietary protein, the importance of functional strength training, and the importance of improving balance and glute strength. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Amy West: Instagram Twitter Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

Episode 307: Bob Collins

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Bob Collins spent 25 years serving in law enforcement in New York City. About 7 years ago, he discovered the ketogenic/low-carb diet and was able to revolutionize his personal health picture. In addition to turning his health around and losing about 80 pounds, he has also been able to come off of medications for chronic Lyme disease, blood pressure, and acid reflux. He is the co-founder of Lions Fit 4 Life, a website promoting a low carb and ketogenic Diabetes Awareness program. In this conversation, Dr. Tro, Dr. Brian, and Bob talk about the unfortunate power that shame and embarrassment wields against you in your struggle to recover your health, the place of exercise in overall health, dealing with Lyme disease and how low-carb can help, fighting for health while working in law enforcement, being ok with small beginnings on your health journey, finding purpose and finding your ‘why’, the necessity of making time for your mental health, and how Bob and Dr. Tro met. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Bob Collins: Lions Fit 4 Life Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 27 November 2023

Episode 306: Samuel Miller

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Samuel Miller had 85 degree kyphoscoliosis before he discovered how to allow his body to heal itself. His solution involved developing strength in various muscles in his body—especially the psoas muscles—targeted breathing, and holding various positions. In this conversation, Dr. Tro, Dr. Brian, and Samuel talk about the lackluster solutions offered by the medical system to chronic issues, the process of Samuel’s healing journey, the Schroth Method for treating scoliosis, using your breath to heal the body, the healing power of gratitude, Adverse Childhood Experience scores and their relation to the development of chronic issues in the body, exercises and breath work to elongate the spine, and the importance of n=1 experimentation for unlocking your healthiest possible self. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Samuel Miller: Instagram Posture Correction Dojo TikTok Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 20 November 2023

Episode 305: Larry Sharpe

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Larry Sharpe is a business consultant, podcaster, and entrepreneur. Previously, he was a gubernatorial candidate in the state of New York. He is also a veteran of the USMC, a husband, a father, and an advocate of the keto diet. In this conversation, Dr. Tro, Dr. Brian, and Larry talk about how Larry discovered the keto diet, emotional eating and self-consciousness, carbohydrate addiction and its ill-effects, the psychology of addiction, social pressure to conform to the standard American diet, New York politics with regard to nutrition and agriculture, why carbs are non-essential in the human diet, philosophical issues in federal patent law, counter productive government programs, why the medical establishment is not optimized to make people healthy, and why Libertarianism has not caught on en masse in the United States. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Larry Sharpe: Twitter Website Instagram Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google

Transcribed - Published: 13 November 2023

Episode 304: Dr. Steven Palter

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Steven Palter is the Founder and Medical and Scientific Director of Gold Coast IVF in Woodbury, NY. He has dedicated his career to making the dreams of infertile couples come true and is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of fertility treatment. Previously a member of the Yale faculty, he was Clinical Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology and the Founder and Director of many additional programs including the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship and the Yale Oncofertility Program. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the leading minimally invasive surgery society in the world, the AAGL. In this conversation, Drs. Tro and Steven talk about the holistic approach to infertility care, what it means to be an OBGYN and a reproductive endocrinologist, the degree to which nutrition and metabolic health are factors in infertility, why the medical system is geared toward volume rather than excellence and success, how to determine whether or not you should find a new doctor, the usage of low-carb diets as treatment for PCOS, and principles of successful patient empowerment. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Steven Palter: Gold Coast IVF Instagram YouTube Get Pregnant Now (book) Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 6 November 2023

Episode 303: Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng is the author of "Unapologetic Leadership: Finding The Moral Courage To Do The Right Thing." A leading figure in the realm of critical care, Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng stands at the forefront as the head of critical care, championing a holistic approach to healthcare. He is the visionary behind "Solving Healthcare Media," a platform that serves as a beacon for those seeking transformative healthcare solutions. He is a Critical Care and Palliative doctor and an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. In this conversation, Drs. Tro, Brian, and Kwadwo talk about what made Dr. Kwadwo want to become an ICU doctor, why taking a preventative approach to healthcare is the most efficient way to treat patients any way you look at it, how to reduce unnecessary health care spending while increasing the quality of health care, how to change systemic issues in health care, what it means to be an effective and inspiring leader, the value of listening to patients and hearing what their goals are, and oversight and irresponsibility on the part of governments and pharmaceutical companies with respect to the COVID vaccines For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng: Kwadcast Instagram Linktree Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 30 October 2023

Episode 302: Dr. Maira Soliani

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Maira Soliani is a low-carb anesthesiologist from Brazil. Dr. Soliani graduated in 2009 and concluded her anesthesiology specialty in 2013. She holds a PhD since 2016 from Campinas State University (UNICAMP) in Brazil. After realizing that a great part of her patients’ postoperative complications were closely related to modern chronic metabolic diseases and that low-carb, high-healthy-fat (LCHF) diets and fasting could prevent them from becoming sick in the first place, she started treating patients with metabolic diseases and obesity in her clinic in Brazil. In this conversation, Drs. Tro, Brian, and Maira talk about the work of Gary Taubes and Dr. Jason Fung, how Maira started treating patients using a low-carb lifestyle intervention approach, how often a doctor should meet with a patient for optimal results, the logistics and organization involved in providing excellent, dedicated service to a large amount of patients, defining and treating food addiction, loneliness, metabolic disease, and mental health, the importance of social support as a factor for success with one’s diet, the power of mindset, studies on the placebo effect, the power of motivational interviewing, and The Hacking of the American Mind by Robert Lustig. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Maira Soliani: Facebook Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 23 October 2023

Episode 301: Dr Roshani Sanghani

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr Roshani Sanghani is the founder of Reisaan Health and Aasaan Health Solutions. She is an American board-certified endocrinologist whose practice focuses on Internal Medicine, hormone imbalance, weight management, the thyroid, diabetes and metabolism. In this conversation, Drs. Tro, Brian, and Roshani talk about how Dr. Roshani became interested in internal medicine and lifestyle disease, what has caused increasing diabetes rates in India, the medical system’s approach to diabetes generally in India, the steady rise in popularity of lifestyle intervention and low-carb, the data showing the power of stress and lack of community to make you sick, the problems with the calories-in calories-out model, the phenomenon of ‘skinny fat’ in Asian cultures, potential health concerns for those who do not eat meat, the health benefits of using apple cider vinegar, cooking oils in India, and the value of common sense, traditional nutritional wisdom. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Roshani Sanghani: Instagram Reisaan Health Linkedin YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 16 October 2023

Episode 300: Dr. Andrew Mente

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Andrew Mente received his doctoral degree in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. He completed post-doctoral training in cardiovascular epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and is currently an Associate Professor in Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact at the Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University. Dr. Mente has studied the role of dietary sodium and cardiovascular diseases in the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study—a study whose findings call into question the dietary guidelines around fat, carbohydrates and salt. In this conversation, Drs. Tro and Andrew talk about the impact of dietary salt intake and mortality, the methods used to study how much sodium people are consuming, the history of research on sodium intake and its relation to mortality, the optimal sodium intake range for humans, the history, methods, and findings of the PURE study, the risk to human health that arises from eating processed carbohydrates, the interesting issue of ‘healthy user bias’ in epidemiological studies, dairy intakes and health outcomes, and red meat and health outcomes. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Andrew Mente: Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 9 October 2023

Episode 299: Tamzyn Murphy and Dr. Hassina Kajee

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Tamzyn Murphy is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Physiology (Dist.) in which she investigated Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diets and Type 2 Diabetes. She is a key member of the Nutrition Network team. Tamzyn is also co-founder of Real Food Dietitians, a private dietetics practice focusing on Keto diets, where she consults with patients and runs Low Carbohydrate Challenges. Dr. Hassina Kajee specialised as an Internist and then landed her dream job heading up the High Care Unit of a teaching hospital in South Africa. As her patient population became younger and more patients were being admitted with chronic disease, some under the age of 30, she realized she needed to evolve her practice. She embarked on a journey to empower patients and health care providers alike with nutrition and lifestyle education in order to transform their health. Thus it was that she co-founded Nutrition Network, an educational platform that was instrumental in bringing Keto education to thousands of health care practitioners and nutrition advisors across the globe. In this conversation, Brian, Tro, Hassina, and Tamzyn talk about the mission and goals of Nutrition Network, Nutrition Network’s newly released textbook, Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health, the groundbreaking work of Prof. Tim Noakes, how the keto diet puts the power to be healthy back into the patients’ hands, how Dr. Kajee and Tamzyn found their way into nutrition and metabolic health, For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Nutrition Network: Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health Nutrition Network Dr. Hassina Kajee: Facebook Website Instagram Tamzyn Murphy: Facebook Real Food Dietitians Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

Episode 298: Kristin Johnson and Maria Claps

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Kristin Johnson is a functional nutritionist with advanced training in holistic nutrition and a specialty in peri-menopause and menopause health. She is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, a certified DUTCH hormone test practitioner, and a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Association’s Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program. She completed a professional mentorship with naturopathic endocrinologist Dr. Rebecca Provorse in 2020 and is half—along with her partner, Maria—of the health coaching business, Wise and Well. Maria Claps is a functional health coach with a specialty in peri-menopause and menopause. She graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2013 and then went on to study in a hormone program for practitioners with Dr Sara Gottfried in 2014. She completed the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification Program and, in 2017, completed the Menopause Method Program for Physicians with Dr David Rosensweet. She has been personally mentored by hormone scholar Dr Lindsey Berkson and naturopathic endocrinologist Dr Rebecca Provorse. She now mentors other health coaches and nutritionists to help them understand the unique and profound hormone changes of midlife. In this conversation, Tro, Brian, Kristin, and Maria talk about how Kristin and Maria met and founded Wise and Well, why Kristin transitioned from being an attorney to working in nutrition, how Kristin and Maria approach treating menopausal and peri-menopausal women, the place and purpose of various hormones in women’s health, the effects of stress and spirituality on hormonal and metabolic health, and the deficiencies of the standard practice of medicine and coaching. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Wise and Well: Wise and Well InstaLinks Instagram Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 25 September 2023

Episode 297: Dr. John Schoonbee

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr John Schoonbee is a medical doctor who has been working in the insurance field for over 20 years, and directly for reinsurers since 2005. Currently he is the Chief Medical Officer at Swiss Re for Europe, the UK and Ireland, Middle East, and Africa. Dr. Schoonbee is involved in many aspects of life insurance, including product development, risk and claims assessment, as well as helping with pricing some of the more complex medical life and health products. In this conversation, Drs. Tro and John talk about what made John initially interested in medicine, learning from the great Tim Noakes, why changing health outcomes is dependent upon changing diet and lifestyle, how it became clear through an analysis of the data that the American Medical Association’s dietary guidelines are wrong, how Dr. John and his company work to make people healthier, the goal of the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners, and the mental/emotional health improvements linked to low-carb diets. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. John Schoonbee: Twitter Swiss Re Linkedin Food For Thought Conference Fixing Metabolic Health Conference Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 18 September 2023

Episode 296: Brad and Maggie Jones

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Maggie Jones is a stage 4 cancer thriver who credits metabolic therapies, along with conventional treatment, with miraculously prolonging her life, which she has now dedicated to raising awareness of metabolic therapies. Brad Jones has over 20 years of editing experience and has worked on everything from a Peabody Award-winning documentary to the highest-rated shows ever on MTV and CMT. In this episode, Brian, Maggie, and Brad talk about the experience of finding out that Maggie had cancer, how Maggie discovered that her cancer diagnosis was not necessarily a death sentence, how Maggie used fasting and the keto diet to beat cancer, the negative impacts that poor spiritual and emotional health has on your health, why lifestyle change is SO important for both cancer prevention and treatment, Maggie and Brad’s docuseries on the history of cancer treatment and prevention—CANCER/EVOLUTION, why stress is such a killer and meditation/prayer is such a life-giver, why community and having a healthy perspective on life is more important for total health than you think, the metabolic theory of cancer and why so few people know about it, the upcoming CANCER/EVOLUTION World Premier and Summit, and Maggie’s meditation practice. Links: Maggie and Brad Jones: Maggie’s Instagram Maggie’s Linktree CANCER/EVOLUTION Film CANCER/EVOLUTION World Premier and Summit YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Low Carb MD Podcast Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 11 September 2023

Episode 295: Dr. Philip Prins

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Dr. Philip Prins is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science. Dr. Prince earned a B.S. in Kinesiology as well as an M.S. in Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University, and a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on, among other things, the practical impact of lifestyle on metabolism and how metabolism impacts health, disease and performance outcomes. Among his many areas of expertise are nutritional ketosis, metabolic responses to exercise, and sports nutrition. In this conversation, Drs. Tro and Philip talk about the effect of low-carbohydrate diets versus higher-carbohydrate diets on athletic performance, wether or not there is bias against low-carb diets in academic research, Philip’s past research involving the keto brick, and why it is commonly thought that fat is an inferior molecule for athletic performance. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Philip Prins: Twitter ResearchGate Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 4 September 2023

Episode 294: Scott King

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Scott King is a man who turned his health around after struggling with weight and metabolic disease for most of his life. As of the recording of this episode, Scott has successfully kept the weight off for five years! In this conversation, Brian, Tro, and Scott talk about gastric bypass surgeries, Scott’s struggles with weight as a kid, how Scott ended up getting a gastric bypass, the psychiatric and mental aspects of weight gain and metabolic health, the lack of education dispensed to patients in the traditional medical system, the power of goal-setting, the value of having a good community supporting you on your health journey, how Scott avoids backsliding into unhealthy eating, the power of acknowledging that you have a food addiction, and the harmful effects of seed oils. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Scott King: Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 28 August 2023

Episode 293: Anna Vocino

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Anna Vocino is an actor, comic, voice overer, podcaster, and cookbooker. In 2012, she partnered with the inimitable Vinnie Tortorich to co-host and produce The Fitness Confidential Podcast. Her recipes re-create gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free versions of everyone’s favorite foods. In this conversation, Brian and Anna talk about Anna’s dietary history and vocational history, how Anna creates a recipe using whole foods, tricks that big food manufacturing companies use to cut costs and covertly make their foods less healthy, the difficulties involved in trying to manufacture foods that are 100% free from added sugar and grains, secrets of making grain-free pasta, the effects of stress on metabolic health, the mysterious phenomenon of the French and Italian ‘diets’, low-carb July 4th recipes, and making low-carb desserts. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Anna Vocino: Website Twitter Instagram Easy Links Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 21 August 2023

Episode 292: Clarissa Kennedy and Molly Painschab

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Molly Painschab is a dual-licensed mental health and addiction counselor and has worked in the field since 2005. She is co-chair of the Sugar & Food Addiction Professional Network. Molly is also a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders and in the Substance Use Disorders Special Interest Group. Clarissa Kennedy is a Clinical Social Worker and the founder of Reinvent Your Bliss Point. She has a diploma in Professional Addiction Studies and is a registered member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has over 14 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and families in a wide range of treatment settings, including residential treatment, outpatient services, and private practice. In this conversation, Tro, Brian, Clarissa, and Molly talk about personal and professional history with addictions of many kinds, some intricacies involved in treating addiction, what it means to be a harm-reduction clinician, why cognitive behavioral therapy seems to work so well for food addiction, the importance of community support for addiction recovery, and the resources offered by Sweet Sobriety. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Clarissa Kennedy and Molly Painschab: Sweet Sobriety Food Junkies Podcast Molly’s Linktree Clarissa’s Linktree Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

Episode 291: Graham Phillips

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Graham Phillips is a Registered Pharmacist in the U.K., a fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the owner of iHeart Pharmacy Group (a multi-award-winning community pharmacy group), is on the board of the Public Health Collaboration, and is the owner/operator of Prolongevity. After practising pharmacy for over 35 years, Graham came to the conclusion that our ‘pill for every ill’ approach to healthcare is fundamentally flawed. In this conversation, Tro, Brian, and Graham talk about Graham’s medical and professional history, the U.S. medical system versus the U.K. medical system, why doctors are so uninformed about nutrition, issues with the system of medical education and vested interests, the place that drugs ought to occupy in a good healthcare plan, letting integrity be your definition of success, and spending time to educate your patients. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Graham Phillips: ProLongevity Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Twitter Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website Twitter Instagram Doctor Tro App Join a growing community of individuals who are improving their metabolic health; together. Get started at your own pace with a self-guided curriculum developed by Dr. Tro and his care team, community chat, weekly meetings, courses, challenges, message boards and more. Apple Google Learn more

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2023

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