This is episode 13 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Dr. Spencer Nadolsky. Dr. Nadolsky is a 3rd year medical resident with a background in athletics, having wrestled and played football for Michigan State University and University of North Carolina. And he’s not afraid to unleash with a fantastic rant about diet bloggers and the blogging world’s treatment of the medical profession.
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Episode 13 Overview
Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:
- Tell us about yourself.
- Tell us about your recent experiment with high-carb, low-fat diet. Why are you doing this and what changes have you seen?
- Why do people assign moral codes to diet?
- Do low-carb diets push people towards binges and cravings?
- Who is low-carb appropriate for?
- You recently posted a study that as long as calories are kept consistent, protein vs. carb is largely irrelevant.
- Another study you posted showed that diet and exercise is better than either alone. Is there a priority for one or the other?
- Do you see any potential problems of high-fat, low-carb diets?
- Talk about the paper you wrote for the Alan Aragon Research Review regarding Bulletproof Coffee and changes in lipid levels in your patients.
- What about mycotoxins in coffee? Is that really an issue?
- What are the actual changes in lipid levels that you see with Bulletproof Coffee or low-carb, high-fat diets more generally? Should people get their cholesterol tested?
- What is the deal with carbs and triglycerides?
- Are high-carb diets a problem over a long time period?
- What is visceral fat and why is it a problem?
- What’s up with carb backloading and other macro-cycling or manipulation plans? What’s the bottom line on fat-loss and macronutrients?
- You said something recently like “Exercise isn’t good enough; you also have to lower your sedentary time.”
- What tips can you offer for when science conflicts with your beliefs?
- How did you make the low-carb to high-carb change?
- How much is genetics involved vs lifestyle in terms of fat, health risks, etc?
- What about genes and cholesterol?
- You had a post about treating children that have familial hypercholesterolemia with statins. Are there dangers to that and alternatives?
- What can people do to manage cholesterol issues?
- What about fruit for diabetes management?
- Is sugar evil?
- If you could reform or upgrade the fitness industry, what two improvements would you make?
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