Low Carb Keto as Medicine | Real Life Plus Science Behind the Diet - Dr. Eric Westman
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Eric Westman. We talked about all things related to the ketogenic diet and what he’s observed from the decades he’s been practicing, researching and teaching..
Dr. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine, and co-founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic with Dr. William S. Yancy Jr. in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets.
Dr. Westman is a New York Times best-selling author of such books as The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity. He is also a co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education and product company based on low carbohydrate concepts.
We discuss the following:
2:09 All about Dr. Eric Westman
3:33 Keto Clarity and Cholesterol Clarity book
4:28 Cholesterol and the belief that it’s causing cardiovascular disease
7:32 Risk of eating too many carbohydrates with fats and proteins
9:22 Thoughts on keto causing ketoacidosis and that carbs are essential for optimal health
11:50 End Your Carb Confusion book
14:50 Thoughts on PUFAs
22:32 Thyroid health and keto
24:30 Can insulin be too low?
26:02 The power of food
30:44 Food addiction element
32:28 Testosterone health and keto
37:10 Thoughts on being in and out of ketosis
40:58 Simple rules are needed to achieve success
43:45 Internet-based keto vs. evidence-based keto video
46:10 Tips and thoughts on low energy after doing keto for a while
50:08 Cholesterol class
55:14 Thoughts on LDL going up
1:01:17 Where to find Dr. Eric Westman
- Dr. Eric Westman: https://ericwestmanmd.com/
- Adapt Your Life Academy: https://adaptyourlifeacademy.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdaptYourLife
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AdaptYourLife/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AdaptYourLife
- New Book: End Your Carb Confusion: https://amzn.to/32nRm8q
- Book: Cholesterol Clarity: https://amzn.to/3Fn1NI0
- Keto: Science-Based Versus Internet-Based: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH_DyjphfpU
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