Diet Doctor Podcast

Empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

Does an elevated LDL cholesterol on low carb confer the same risk as an elevated LDL on a standard American diet? Thanks to Dave Feldman and his colleagues, we may learn the answer sooner rather than later.

Some authorities promote vegetable oils as a healthy food, but others see them as a clear danger to our health. How do we make sense of the disparate views? Our panel of experts weighs in and helps us put things in perspective. is the largest and most popular low carb resource on the internet. We recently adapted our message according to the growing science supporting higher protein and somewhat lower fat intake. We explore the reasoning and the nuance behind this message with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt.

According to some evidence, eating enough protein may be the key to solving our obesity epidemic. But if too little protein is harmful, does that mean more is usually better? The answer is not so clear, and it makes for a fascinating discussion!

Muscle tissue may be one of the most important and under-appreciated elements contributing to our long-term health. Stuart Phillips has dedicated his career to the science of building muscle. We explore what that means for your health and how that differs as you age.

Weight loss surgery is an effective treatment for obesity and metabolic disease. But is it right for you? We explore the risks, benefits, and alternatives to weight loss surgery with three well-known experts. We also explore how the surgery isn’t a stand-alone treatment. Nutritional and behavioral changes are crucial additions for long-term success. Here’s how you can succeed with long-term weight loss.

The processed food industry exploits your natural biology to make you crave more of its products, causing you to overeat and gain weight. This interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Michael Moss explores the problem of hyper-palatable food and what you can do about it.

Beef may not be the environmental villian it is made out to be. In this detailed and nuanced discussion, we explore a sustainable approach to raising meat that is more likely to help the environment and improve human health.

How much protein should you eat? According to Dr. Ted Naiman and his P:E Diet principles, it may be more than you think. Let’s dig in!

Protein may be the most important nutrient for health and weight loss. In this episode, we discuss the importance and practical aspects of eating enough protein with three of our experts at

You can learn how your diet and lifestyle affect your health if you order the right tests! Kirsty Woods is an expert in metabolic testing. She explains how to use metabolic testing to improve your health.

This episode begins with the basics and covers everything you need to know about ketone testing. Join me for all the details.

They say "the eyes are the window to the soul." Well, literally speaking, the eyes are also the window to our blood vessels. And Dr. Ana Lorenzo takes advantage of that fact to help diagnose and treat people with type 2 diabetes. It may seem strange for an eye doctor to treat diabetes, but Dr. Lorenzo is passionate about helping her patients. She doesn't let traditional job descriptions get in her way. She shares some valuable lessons about screening for and treating the eye disease that often accompanies diabetes. Plus, she shares how her journey has taught her more about metabolic health than medical school did. Living in Mexico City, Dr. Lorenzo has a native understanding of how important food is in the Mexican culture and how that can present barriers to adopting low-carb lifestyles. She shares tips that are sure to help all lovers of Mexican food stay low carb!

Low-carb diets are likely the best diet for controlling diabetes, and Dr. Mariels Glandt wants the world to know all about it. She also wants us to understand the role of metabolic health in the current COVID19 pandemic. These are lessons we can all learn from.

Dr. Jason Fung is well known for pioneering the use of fasting as a medical intervention to aid weight loss and treat diabetes. In his new book, The Cancer Code, Dr. Fung applies that same approach to cancer. His book takes a deep dive into the history of how medicine has understood and approached cancer.

Insulin resistance is killing us. Professor Ben Bikman wants you to know why that is and what we can do about it.

Gary Taubes is back, employing his strong investigative journalism skills to help us rethink weight loss and make a case for ketogenic diets. Join me for a fascinating interview about his new book, The Case for Keto.

It's a tragedy that's hard to imagine. One day you are as healthy as can be, and the next day you are paralyzed. In an instant, your entire life is turned upside down. Dr. Glen House experienced that 30 years ago in a freak skiing accident. And he has transformed his life and now serves patients just like him. But now he has a new tool to help his patients — a ketogenic diet. Dr. House has used a keto diet to reverse his metabolic disease and now is committed to helping others do the same. In addition, he's enthusiastic about research showing that ketones may have a protective effect for acute spinal cord injury or other neurologic trauma like strokes and traumatic brain injury. This is a field without much in the way of effective treatments, so if the research continues to show the benefits of ketones, it could transform the entire field of neurologic recovery. Here is Dr. House's amazing story and his hope for the future.

There's more than one way to lose weight. How does the director of a weight loss clinic decide the best path for each patient? Dr. Sandra Palavecino encounters this decision every day. And although she can choose from medications, surgery, and calorie restriction, she frequently chooses low-carb diets as her first approach. Her personal, professional, and scientific experience has shown her that the benefits of low-carb are unmatched by other modalities. Here is her story, and a glimpse behind the scenes at her clinic.