Chris Kresser discusses low carb and ketogenic diets.
Chris Kresser is the co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. He is best known for his in-depth research, uncovering myths and misconceptions in mainstream medicine, and providing natural health solutions with proven results. Chris was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness by Greatist.com, and he has recently launched the Kresser Institute, where he is training functional medicine practitioners in an ancestral health perspective. Today Chris tells us when, if ever, there is a place for the increasingly popular low-carb and ketogenic diets.
[2:15] Chris urges caution with low-carb diets.
[4:19] What is a low-carb diet?
[5:55] In what situations might ketosis be helpful?
[7:07] Could a ketogenic diet be harmful?
[10:25] How does Chris feel about intermittent fasting?
[11:35] All carbohydrates are not created equal.
[13:23] What does Chris eat every day?
[15:03] What else does Chris do every day to help maintain his health?
[15:43] At ChrisKresser.com, a free e-book is available called, The Low Down on Low Carb.
[17:40] The true cause of weight gain is not calories, it is food intolerance.
[18:25] JJ answers a listener’s question: “How many carbohydrates can I really eat per day?”
[20:42] If you would like to submit a question, just go to jjvirgin.com/ask. Please also take the time to leave a review on Stitcher or iTunes.
Mentioned in This Episode:
California Center for Functional Medicine
The Kresser Institute
Sugar Impact Diet, by JJ Virgin
The Low Down on Low Carb, by Chris Kresser
“Nine Steps for Perfect Health,” by Chris Kresser
The Virgin Diet, by JJ Virgin
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