LowCarb MD Podcast

Really? Do we really need another Low Carb Podcast?

Yes, we actually do!  This one is different, not designed to replace current podcasts but to supplement them.  The Low Carb MD podcast is about the frontline practitioners discussing lifestyle medicine from the trenches, not just the laboratories and ivory towers.  There’s lots of science now available discussing the benefits of the Low Carbohydrate lifestyle and Intermittent Fasting, so it is critical that we share our clinical experiences with each other.  This podcast is primarily  aimed at people who have given up all hope of improving their metabolic disease as well as medical practitioners who are either on the fence or think this is a questionable approach to treating illness.  We would like to present evidence and allow you to be the jury weighing the evidence before coming to your own personal conclusion.

We will talk with actual patients and practitioners with vast clinical experience. Drs. Jason Fung, Brian Lenzkes, and Tro Kalayjian are all practicing board certified MDs using these nutritional modalities to treat patients on a daily basis. Megan Ramos is the IDM Program Director and has helped thousands of patients along the road to better health using fasting and low carb diets. She has worked personally with thousands of patients and brings valuable Together we will tackle the pressing issues in our current health crisis and try to clarify them for you.

Drs. Kalayjian and Lenzkes are using this information to overcome their personal battles with obesity and metabolic syndrome and are now helping patients on the same path.  Each week we will Interview health practitioners and patients trying to improve their health.  We will discuss the struggles that we all face and share this knowledge with each other. We are trying to learn from each other to help patients in need of guidance.  We realize that each of us has unique dietary/lifestyle needs and that there is not a “one size fits all” approach to wellness.  We will interview people who have changed their lives through lifestyle changes as well as those having trouble getting started.

We hope that you will join us on this journey to better health.  We will talk with clinicians across the Low Carbohydrate spectrum from Vegans to Carnivores and everything in between.  We hope to help people figure out how to break through plateaus on the road to improved metabolic health.  We also aim to address some of the myths and misinformation out there and use solid science to reinforce our clinical experience. We will each have our unique approach but will learn important skills and tools from each other.  Some of us will change our approach along the way.

Dr. Tro

We want to have fun on this journey and keep it as simple as possible.  Low Carb MD will not be funded by outside sources and we will not have advertisers sponsoring us. We want to be your source of credible information and do not want to be just another podcast. We are responsible only to you, the listener. If you’d like to support us with this podcast, we would be grateful. Many of the readers will be familiar with myself (Dr. Fung) and Megan Ramos, so let me introduce Drs. Tro and Lenzkes.

Dr Tro: “My weight loss story begins at childhood. I grew up obese, in an obese family, the majority had diabetes. I have personally dealt with the deep emotions and feelings involved with being overweight for most of my life. Throughout medical school and residency I was obese, despite receiving countless standard advice from various physicians and nutritionist, from colleagues and my healthcare providers. “Eat less, and move more” didn’t work, low fat diets didn’t work, which left me disenfranchised and struggling to make sense of my failures. Despite success in residency, ultimately becoming chief resident, I could diagnose the etiology of my obesity, let alone determine a treatment plan. In order to heal myself, I studied for countless hours through medical literature, researched thousands of papers, read hundreds of books in order to find the answer, for myself, to the ever important question: “Why are we fat? Why am I fat?”
What I found during my journey and research was in such stark contrast to what we have been told. Eating multiple small meals DOES NOT speed up your metabolism. Fruit Juices ARE NOT healthy. Red Meat, Fish, Nuts & Dairy ARE healthy. If our guidelines, medical organizations, physicians and nutritionists can’t get it right, why do we expect anything different from ourselves or our patients? The literature supported the use of various modalities for fat loss, so I employed these right away: a very low carbohydrate ketogenic diet, high-intensity-interval training, resistance training, along with intermittent fasting & time-restricted feeding. Using this multi-modal approach, I was able to achieve a 155lb weight loss in 2 years, and have maintained this weight loss an additional year. My current body fat percentage is 12%. My joints stopped hurting, I sleep better, my blood sugars are no longer pre-diabetic, and I feel better than ever. Knowing what I know now, I cannot continue to practice prescription-pad medicine, and have devoted myself to helping my patients with weight loss and disease reversal. The next part of that journey is working with Dr. Fung, Dr. Lenzkes and Megan Ramos on this podcast”

Drs. Lenzkes, Fung, Scher and Lam.

Dr. Lenzkes: I am a board certified Internal Medicine doctor and have been in practice for 15 years but did not understand the implications of metabolic syndrome until only 2 years ago. I have had a personal struggle with obesity since childhood and became officially pre-diabetic in February of 2017 despite my medical knowledge. Although I was voted one of the “Top Doctors” in San Diego for 11 of those years, I still felt a avoid as many of my patients with chronic conditions continued to decline and require more medication.  I was practicing the ‘standard of care’ for medicine but I was not helping patients or myself.  At that point I came across a YouTube video by Dr. Jason Fung and my health and practice of medicine changed that day.  I began to see the dangers of metabolic syndrome and the dire consequences it holds. I gained an understanding of the importance of dietary and lifestyle changes in the treatment of metabolic disease rather than just adding another medication.  Like so many other physicians who started this journey before me, I am finding that I am once again thoroughly enjoying the practice of medicine.  I am now actually helping patients to achieve better health and longevity.  My vision for the Low Carb MD Podcast is that we will be able to help patients who have given up all hope of improved health as well as physicians open to the idea of practicing in a new paradigm.  Together we can do our part to reverse the healthcare crisis that is facing the world one life at a time. I am excited about the journey ahead.

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About the Author:

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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Patti A Johnson
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Sounds fabulous!!! Looking forward to these podcasts, Dr. Fung!!! Thanks for this info!! #FungFan BTW, I have reached my 110 lb weightloss milestone recently (actually 110.8 lbs lost so far). Started My Healthy Keto & IF Lifestyle on June 25, 2017 weighing in at 250 lbs (I’m 5′ 6″ tall) with a host of metabolic related health conditions and taking 8 different medications to treat them. I now weigh 139.2 pounds and am off all 8 of those meds. I’m also doing my very first prolonged fast (coming up on 98 hours right now and feeling awesome!) right now. Going… Read more »

Nancy Williams
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Nancy Williams

You rock, Patti! Congratulations! You are an amazing example of the human spirit’s ability to overcome all odds!

Tro
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I am honored to work with three amazing people, Brian, Jason and Megan are truly amazing in everything that they do. I’m honored, humbled and excited for the future.

Nancy Willaims
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Nancy Willaims

Looking forward to listening to you, Dr. Tro, on the new podcast. Your obesity journey to your now healthy, trim and fit body is just the testimony so many people, struggling with weight concerns, need to hear. You are hope in the flesh (although you carry around less flesh these days). I wondered when Dr. Fung was going to pop up with a new podcast? I followed him and Megan when podcasting with Jimmy Moore and the 2KetoDudes. The idea of other physicians (besides Fung) and Megan hosting a podcast of this caliber is awesome beyond belief. I am a… Read more »

Colleen Barton
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Colleen Barton

Thank you so much! I have also bought your books and watched all six parts of the aetiology of obesity on Youtube which made perfect sense and was so interesting even though I didn’t even do any sciences at A level never mind university! This helped me so much not least with confidence, but also a number of physiological complaints that just disappeared into thin air! I lost 3 1/2 stone using intermittent fasting and low carb and am less than an hour left of a 5 day fast. I do owe such a debt of gratitude, as I was… Read more »

James Harless
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James Harless

Well I have seen seen parts of obesity code book and video by Dr fung. He has my respect and my attention. But I have one heart stent, at age 74 I seem to resist the idea eating a high fat diet is healthy long term. It’s true I have come to enjoy too many unhealthy carbs in my life and I have both eliminated some bad carbs and cut portion size on healthy carbs, yet eating high fat seems not enjoyable. Except I like bacon, which is not healthy food. I dislike avocado and I am wondering can I… Read more »

Glen Booth, MD
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Glen Booth, MD

I am a 74 year old physician who has reached the promised land – I am retired. In the past two years I have begun to experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. In the past two months I have been reading your fasting book and a lot of Youtube information on Keto diet. I have been impressed by the work of Dr. Fong and others. I have been in a ketotic state for at least a month with the single exception of the day after Thanksgiving. I feasted.. My wife and I are doing a 24 hour fast today. My… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

I have only started the Keto style diet less than a month ago. The first 2 weeks I lost 7.5 pounds, and last week only 1.5. It is a struggle at times like all diets, but for the most part except Thanksgiving and one other holiday party I have stuck to it. Bad time to start a diet, but I have always started on the day I have reached a certain weight, or gained the strength. Over the years it has gotten tougher and tougher to take off weight, all other diets being low fat….. 3 years ago I was… Read more »

Cassie
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Cassie

I thought I would give this new podcast a listen. The first interview with Vinnie and Karen (I think that was her name) was cringeworthy. On behalf of Karen I was appalled at how Vinny came across. He rapid fired questions at her. He came across as very pompous. If that’s how he treats most of his clients, I’m sorry for them. So big whoop, he is a health coach to the “stars”. The docs kept gushing about how wonderful he is. I, personally, had never heard of him. Karen, in my opinion, I think you can find better advice… Read more »

James Copeland
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James Copeland

Where can i access the podcast?