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Author: Dr. Brian Lenzkes & Dr. Tro

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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.
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Dr. Jose Carlos Souto is a Urologist from Brazil who has done and is currently doing some amazing things in the LowCarb world. After having a life-changing experience with LowCarb personally, he began blogging about his own experience, relevant research papers, and clinical trials. From a urological perspective, Dr. Souto explains that LowCarb can have a powerful beneficial effect. Those who suffer from kidney problems are very frequently the same people who suffer from diabetes or hypertension. This makes the LowCarb diet an obvious candidate for treatment and prevention. Topics covered in this episode include the relationship between weight-loss on a LowCarb diet and the development of kidney stones, the relationship between LowCarb dieting and testosterone levels, the interplay between metabolic disease, the LowCarb diet, and BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), the relationship between gall stones and diet, Interstitial cystitis, and urinary tract infection and SGLT2 drugs. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening!   Links:   Dr. Jose Carlos Souto: Diet Doctor Lecture  Twitter Instagram Blog Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
We are very happy to be joined today by Ally Houston, the founder of Paleo Canteen. Throughout his life, Ally had struggled with mental illness—depression and anxiety—heartburn, and auto-immune problems. Miraculously, he found that eating low-carb helped relieve him of the many things that ailed him. Since then, he has been doing great work to help bring his amazing discovery to the attention of others with similar struggles. In this episode, we discuss how to eat a low-carb/ketogenic diet on a budget, the powerful effects of dietary intervention in treating mental illness, the science behind marketing in the food industry, and the benefit of having low-carb alternatives to sugary, processed foods when you are trying to avoid going off the rails.  For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening!   Links:   Ally Houston (Paleo Canteen): Paleo Canteen Website The Canteen Podcast Paleo Canteen Cookbook (Barnes and Noble USA) Paleo Canteen Cookbook (Amazon USA) Paleo Canteen Cookbook (Amazon Australia) Scoundrel Ice Cream Twitter Instagram Facebook Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
We are joined on the show today by Dr. Josh Turknett. Dr Turknett graduated from Emory University School of Medicine, did his residency in neurology at the University of Florida. He is the author of two books: The Migraine Miracle and Keto For Migraine. In this episode we discuss the evolutionary approach to the optimal human diet and ketosis, the multi-variable causes of chronic migraines and other diseases, the importance of the role of the microbiome in understanding migraines and ketosis, Epilepsy and Alzheimers, the impact of caffeine on someone suffering from migraines, the relationship between stress and migraines, and physician-entrepreneurship. For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening!   Links:   Dr. Josh Turknett: The Migraine Miracle Book Keto For Migraine Book Ancestral Doctors Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website
We are excited to be joined on the show today by Dr. Susan Wolver. Dr. Wolver spent ten years serving as a flight surgeon in the military, did her internal medicine residency at VCU, is certified in obesity medicine, and is currently working at a multi-disciplinary practice in Virginia. In this episode, we discuss the mental and dietary components of finding success with low-carb, the emotional aspect of dealing with hunger, the connection between childhood adversity and chronic disease, and the importance of emotional support in achieving success on your diet. For more information, see the links below. Thank you for listening! Links: Dr. Susan Wolver: VCU Medical Weight Loss Program (804-828-9357) Twitter Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website
We are joined today by a very inspiring doctor, Dr. Philip Ovadia. Dr. Ovadia is a cardiothoracic surgeon and has seen great results using a low-carb dietary intervention with his patients. Having struggled with obesity earlier in his life, he realized that he had to make a change and needed an answer to his weight problem. That answer came in the form of low-carb which he discovered after attending a lecture by Gary Taubes. We discuss the causes of heart disease, the metabolic markers for heart disease, the appropriate time and place for the usage of Statin drugs vs. lifestyle change, and the central role that insulin resistance plays in virtually all chronic disease.  Eighty-eight percent of Americans are metabolically unhealthy. We discuss in this episode how it is vital for the health of our nation’s citizens that doctors, medical professionals, and professionals from other fields work together to address this problem together. Links: Dr. Philip Ovadia: Ovadia Heart Health Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
We are joined on the show today by a very special guest—Dr. Steven Murphy. Dr. Murphy was trained at Greenwich Hospital, was a fellow in genetics at Yale University, and is obesity medicine certified. Not only that, Dr. Murphy is an entrepreneur and was ahead of the curve in bringing Corona virus testing to New York in the early stages of the outbreak.   In this episode, we discuss the benefits of having a private, independent practice—benefits for patients, other well-meaning physicians, and your community. Related to this topic, we discuss Dr. Murphy’s early response to the Corona Virus pandemic in the United States and how his background as a private practice physician as well as an entrepreneur made this possible.   Additional topics covered in this episode include the relationship between metabolic disorder and threat from Corona Virus complications, the relationship between genetics and environmental modification, and more. Thanks for listening!   Links:   Dr. Steven Murphy: Twitter Murphy Medial Associates Corona Virus Testing Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website
Episode 131: Dr. Ryan Daly

Episode 131: Dr. Ryan Daly

2020-08-3101:31:432

Dr. Ryan Daly, a world class expert on cardiac imaging, joins us on the show today to share his wisdom. He went to medical school at Boston University, did his residency and internship in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center, went to the Cleveland Clinic for Cardiology, and spent two years studying non-invasive cardiac imaging. Thank you for listening in to this very in-depth and thorough discussion about the complex relationships between diet, coronary calcium, insulin, statin drugs, and medical dogma. Links: Dr. Ryan Daly: Twitter Medical Profile at Franciscan Health Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
We are excited to be joined on the show this week by Dr. Eric Westman. While working as a VA Doctor, Dr. Westman had the opportunity to witness two of his patients have great success with a low-carb dietary intervention. Following this experience, he began to read books written on low-carb dieting and ended up meeting Dr. Atkins as a result of his research. Since then he has been following a low-carb diet personally, using low-carb to save lives, teaching people about low-carb, and doing research on the uses of low-carb diets. In this episode we discuss the effects of the pervasive messaging of the conventional nutritional position on patients who could benefit from a low-carb intervention, the anxiety surrounding weight-regain, and the notion of ‘one size fits all’ diets. Links: Dr. Eric Westman: Book (coming December 2020) Website Blog Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website  
Episode 129: Yitzchok

Episode 129: Yitzchok

2020-08-1901:00:55

We are joined on the show today by Yitzchok—a man with a very powerful story to tell. The primary message he wants to get across in this episode is this: low-carb is easy and anyone can do it! Yitzchok was able to dramatically transform the state of his health over the past two years and it was easy because the low-carb diet is satiating and sustainable. Not only that, but eating right is easy because it is natural. In other words, everyone knows that it is good to eat vegetables, meat, and fruits. And everyone knows that it is bad to eat cake, donuts, and soda. In nineteen months, he has lost one hundred and ninety pounds just from changing his diet.   We apologize for the quality of the audio in this episode. Our internet connection with Yitzchok was not great, but we hope you are still able to understand what is said.   Thanks for listening!   Links:   Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
We are happy to be joined on the show today by Dr. Charlene Lichtash who is the co-author (along with Drs. Megan Ramos and Jason Fung) of an amazing case report on diabetes reversal published in the BMJ. In this episode, we discuss the potential of fasting and a ketogenic diet practiced in conjunction to reverse diabetes. In discussing this topic, we delve deeply into the aforementioned case report as well as many relevant individual test cases. What types of people benefit from a marriage of keto and fasting? What types of people see benefits from just fasting or from just eating a ketogenic diet? What is the role of exercise in increasing insulin sensitivity? How does psychology factor into a patient’s success? We discuss these questions and more with Dr. Lichtash in today’s show.  To read Dr. Lichtash’s case report, see the links below… Thanks for listening! Links: Dr. Charlene Lichtash: Case Report Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Episode 127: Dr. Agnes Ayton

Episode 127: Dr. Agnes Ayton

2020-08-1001:04:272

We are joined on the show today by Dr. Agnes Ayton, a consulting psychiatrist at Oxford who has been doing some amazing work on eating disorders and ultra-processed foods. Today’s discussion centers around the question, ‘What are the implications of the changing patterns of food consumption—both on metabolic, neurobiological pathways, and on eating disorders?’ We discuss the historical perspective on eating disorders such as anorexia (as far back as the Middle Ages), binge eating disorder, current research linking insulin resistance with these disorders, the history of ultra-processed food, food additives, and much more! Contact Info: Dr. Agnes Ayton: Studies Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Dr. Nick Greiner is a Certified Functional Medicine Physician. Dr. Greiner’s discovery of the Low Carb lifestyle intervention came about because of his mother’s journey to rid herself of chronic migraines. After seeing a dozen different doctors who prescribed medications to no effect, she met a doctor who helped her eliminate her migraines via lifestyle intervention. No meds, just lifestyle change.   In today’s episode, the main discussion centers around the various lifestyle factors that effect health. We discuss the usage of masks, data regarding infection and mortality rates among various populations, chelation therapy, and the importance of being a thinking doctor who keeps an open mind.   Contact Info: Dr. Nick Greiner: Website Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
We are joined yet again on the show by a wonderful new guest! Dr. Jaime Seeman is a board-certified Ob/Gyn, a fellow in integrative medicine, a certified ketogenic nutritional specialist, a former college athlete, a mother, and a wife. Dr. Seeman has been doing some amazing things with low-carb. See the links in the show notes below to check her out on social media and to visit her website. Today’s discussion topics include menopause, estrogen dominance, and the effect of low-carb/ketogenic interventions when the body is in these states. Additionally, we discuss the importance of considering bio individuality when determining what is the correct dietary intervention for a given person. Contact Info: Dr. Jaime Seeman: Website Instagram YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Today we are joined by Dr. Anthony Jay. Dr. Jay earned a B.A. with a double major in Biology and Theology from Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, where he researched HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) inhibitors.  After college, he continued to work with virus (lentivirus) in the context of Alzheimer's disease for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Next, Dr. Jay earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, researching fats, hormones, and cholesterol. Dr. Jay currently is at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota researching stem cells, epigenetics, and infrared light. Additionally, Dr. Jay is a bestselling author of Estrogeneration. In today’s episode, we discuss the relationship between genetics and diet within the context of optimal human health.   Contact Info:   Dr. Anthony Jay: Website Instagram Twitter Book YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Kristin Baier: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Episode 123: Hugo

Episode 123: Hugo

2020-07-2201:05:07

We are excited to have one of Dr. Tro’s patients on the show today to share his story. Hugo’s journey began when he started to notice that he was always tired after eating a meal and that he was starting to have trouble with mobility. He started trying to eat “healthy” but did not begin to see real results until he discovered low-carb after stumbling upon the Tim Noakes trial video on YouTube. We discuss peripheral neuropathy, cultural considerations to ‘going keto’, a physician’s responsibility vis-a-vis their patients, and the factors involved in age-related deterioration. Thank you for listening.   Contact Info: Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Episode 122: Dr. Ramon Issa

Episode 122: Dr. Ramon Issa

2020-07-2001:04:511

Today we are joined not only by a great guest, but a great new co-host, Kristin Baer—Brian’s new partner at his recently opened private practice weight loss clinic in San Diego. We are very excited to have Dr. Ramon Issa on the show today! Dr. Issa, a board-certified family medicine physician, relates his story which, though it begins with frustration and burnout, ends ultimately in hope. His frustration arose from the awareness of an ever present reality—he could not understand the root cause of diabetes. He ultimately discovered how to burn body fat as fuel and how to reverse metabolic disease through self-experimentation and determination. Thanks for listening in to hear this very inspiring story. Contact Info: Dr. Ramon Issa: Facebook Page Twitter Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Dr. Steven Tucker is an Oncologist and practitioner of functional medicine who is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of cancer. Dr. Tucker is a big believer in lifestyle intervention as a preventative measure against cancer and has been using low-carb and ketogenic diets to help his patients. Also, we talk about the central place of sleep and stress in general health as well as the centrality of mental health.  Contact Info: Dr. Steven Tucker: Website Email Address: Community@tuckermedical.com Dr. Brian Lenzkes:  Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Jerry Teixeira is a body weight strength trainer who has been helping people lose weight for good without going to a gym! In this episode, Jerry tells us about his approach to health, diet, and exercise as well as relating the story of his own personal journey toward a healthier lifestyle. We discuss the ‘calories in, calories out’ model as well as the theory that you should ‘eat less and move more’ to lose weight. Also, we discuss the ‘obesity mindset’ that people sometimes retain after they have dropped a lot of weight. Jerry’s theory of weight loss and strength training revolves around the idea that each person needs to start where they are at. Then, as you become stronger and lose more weight, the intensity of the exercise scales up to meet your ability. We talk about blue zones, the effects of eliminating plant food from your diet, and the potential health benefits of a carnivore diet. Contact Info: Jerry Teixeira: YouTube Twitter Website Instagram Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website
Episode 119: Jimmy Moore

Episode 119: Jimmy Moore

2020-07-0601:02:311

We are very happy to be joined on the show by Jimmy Moore. Jimmy is an accomplished author and a very inspiring guy with a great and encouraging story to tell. We cover a variety of topics in this episode. First, we talk about the importance of learning to look at the correct markers when it comes to determining progress, and learning to not stress over the markers that may not necessarily be direct pointers to the state of one’s metabolic health. Next the conversation turns to strategies for dealing with carb and sugar addiction. Additionally, we have a long conversation about fasting—how to get started with fasting and how to do so safely.   Contact Info: Jimmy Moore: Website Jimmy Rants Twitter Instagram YouTube Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website Dr. Tro Kalayjian: Website
Dr. Rohn Rigby is a family practice physician in Layton, Utah. After attending an obesity conference in 2012—where he met Dr. Eric Westman—he realized that he needed to change his eating habits or face serious health problems. From that moment on, he has been eating low-carb. He currently practices obesity medicine at his medical weight loss clinic. We discuss the importance of effectively educating our patients about real nutrition and lifestyle intervention in order to offset the false narrative that many people hear and believe about diseases like diabetes. Additionally, we talk about treating and raising awareness for processed food addiction and sugar addiction. Thanks for listening in! Contact Info: Dr. Rohn Rigby: Facebook Group: Why Wait? Elevate Instagram: @ogdenclinicmedicalweightloss Medical Weight Loss Clinic: https://www.utahmedicalweightloss.com/?y_source=1_MTUzOTczMTktNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLmdvb2dsZV93ZWJzaXRlX292ZXJyaWRl Dr. Brian Lenzkes: Website: LowCarbMDSanDiego.com Dr. Tro Kalayjian:  Website: https://www.doctortro.com/
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Pam Brown

My husband compares my transition to low carb as joining a cult. According to him I drank the crystal light!

Sep 16th
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Kinny Ramoeng

wow. well done Paulo!

Aug 10th
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Brian Groves

I cant take that guy seriously, doesnt seem to maintain his own results very well and always has excuses

Jul 14th
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Shelly Miller

What a great podcast, yes I will be listening to it more than once. Good thing Tro wasn't there, Brian wouldn't have had a chance to speak. Keep up the awesome work, each episode is a dose of inspiration/motivation and is there when I need it.

Jun 18th
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Shelly Miller

Great episode as usual, will be sharing it!

Jun 1st
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Agneta Nilsson

A real good episode, guys! This episode makes me proud to be a swede! Yes, many people have died here too, but our economy, our hospitals and our lives has been fairly normal, even though we are "only" using social distancing. I think that the swedish state epidemiologist has done a good job! Keep up the good work, guys, and take care! /Agneta in Sweden

May 24th
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Lloyd Alaimalo

Love this podcast! Appreciate what you guys are doing. You guys are awesome, as well as the guests you guys bring on. Keep up the good work. I do my best to spread your knowledge as much as I can. May God bless you both!

Apr 23rd
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Shelly Miller

What an awesome podcast. It fires me up to try and spread the word as much as I can. I was diagnosed as diabetic last summer, and now it is reversed. I am not a medical professional, but I want to help with the message. I will be sharing this with a neurologist appointment in July, the person who diagnosed my diabetic state. My hope is that I can just get his attention enough to even check out Dr. Noakes, Fung, Lenzkes and Kalajian. Hopefully medicine will look at Diabetes the way they have this world pandemic virus and start taking it seriously.

Apr 7th
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Agneta Nilsson

Unfortunatelly I couldn't hear what Cian said 90% of the time. I stopped listening after less than half of the episode. His mic was sadly awful. :(

Jan 25th
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Dottie Meyers Lopez

Such words of wisdom!! Awesome podcast!! This is my way of life!

Nov 9th
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Dottie Meyers Lopez

This is a very informative episode on intermittent fasting. I have been doing 16/8 fasting 4 days a week-Keto, OMAD and exercising 2 days a week. Has been going well. Keep up the good work Dr. Lenzkes. Spreading this knowledge to my coworkers at Scripps Mercy Hospital and letting them know about this Podcast.

Aug 28th
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RocketQueen

Jesus, Karen! Your transparency is so clouded. This interview was hard to listen to.

Aug 27th
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Dottie Meyers Lopez

So glad my husband's doctor, Brian Lenzkes told him about this pod cast. Thanks Dr. Lenzkes!!

Aug 21st
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Debbie Walsh

so happy I found this podcast. Loved the obesity code podcast, this is a great replacement with awesome information and inspiration. Thank you, please keep them coming the more info the better.

Jun 25th
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Paul Davidson

Ted is a real hero. He makes things so easy to understand and his workouts are quick, simple but still intense.

Mar 4th
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Tommy Kumar Glessi Glesnes

really good

Feb 2nd
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Barbara Jackson

great show.Amy B.

Jan 30th
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Dino Scioscia

what happened to the Obesity Code podcast?

Nov 30th
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Wanda Jackson

Listened to the first episode and second. I'm interested to see where this goes. So far, good information.

Nov 20th
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