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Customizing Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health, Part 1
February 23, 2021
Dr. Eric Westman is a leading proponent of the low-carb diet paradigm, and co-author of "End Your Carb Confusion: A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health." He relates how he was a young physician at Duke University Medical Center—renowned for the ultra low-fat Rice Diet Program—when he first heard about the Atkins Diet and began a fruitful decades-long collaboration with the Atkins Foundation. He’s developer of the Adapt Your Life Academy Keto Made Simple Master Class. His research has validated the safety and effectiveness of the low-carb diet. Why has prevailing nutrition science disparaged low-carb and keto diets? How strictly must you adhere to low-carb to reap its benefits? Is criticism warranted that, while it may produce weight loss in the short term, it may be harmful in the long-run? What about all those “keto” products out there? Is it necessary to use sophisticated gadgets to gauge whether you’re in ketosis? Should transient rises in LDL cholesterol dissuade people from adhering to a low-carb diet? Can you implement a low-carb diet if you don’t eat meat? Are low-calorie sweeteners allowed? Click HERE for part 2.



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Customizing Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health, Part 2

Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation with Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of End Your Carb Confusion: "A Simple Guide to Customize Your Carb Intake for Optimal Health." Click HERE for part 1.



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Leyla Weighs In: SIBO, Plus Caffeine and Sleep
November 20, 2020
Nutritionist Leyla Muedin answers this listener question: I was recently diagnosed with SIBO. Which diet should I be on, low FODMAP or low carb? Plus, following bad sleep, drink coffee after breakfast, not before.



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ENCORE–Clinical Focus: Low-carb diets increase your risk of dying—Really? Part 1
August 13, 2020
A Lancet study purports to demonstrate that popular low-carb diets are unhealthy and dangerous. But the study is rife with errors that call its conclusions into doubt. Plus, it’s contradicted by other previous, even-larger studies. We’ll take a deep-dive on the Lancet study’s methodological flaws, and learn why it’s a disservice to those tens of millions of sufferers of metabolic disorders worldwide, curable through carefully administered low-carb diets. Why, then, is an uncritical press so willing to swallow these conclusions hook-line-and-sinker? Click HERE for part 2.



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Q&A with Leyla, Part 1
January 17, 2018
Now you can charge your phone from a distance, what about the dangers of EMFs? What type of doctor should a woman with facial hair seek out? I did the Atkins diet many years ago and didn't lose weight. Also, my cholesterol went up and stayed there. What happened? Click HERE for part 2.



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