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How Obesity Can Protect From Disease


Obesity is not widely considered a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite. It’s usually considered one of the causal factors of the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

I think obesity is a marker of disease, but ultimately it serves to protect the body from the effects of hyperinsulinemia. Let me explain.

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Q&A: How Do You Know if Insulin Is High or Low?


What if weight loss is slow and you know that insulin causes fat storage? Is there then a way to know that insulin is low to make sure that you lose weight?

The answer to his and other questions – for example, how do you know if you’re eating enough fat? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →


Hyperinsulinemia – What Insulin Does in Your Body

Dr. Ted Naiman - Hyperinsulinemia - What Insulin Does in Your Body (LCC 2016)4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star3%3 star3%2 star0%1 star3%127 ratings12745:29

By controlling the insulin in your body you can control both your weight and many other aspects of your health.

But exactly what does insulin do in your body? What factors raise and lower insulin? How can you effectively control your insulin?

Dr. Ted Naiman gives you tons of knowledge in this great presentation from the Low-Carb Cruise 2016. It’s full of ideas that you can put to use right away.

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Hyperinsulinemia – What Insulin Does in Your Body

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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Therapeutic Fasting – Dr. Jason Fung4.7 out of 5 stars5 star82%4 star8%3 star4%2 star4%1 star1%74 ratings7434:55

It’s the most simple way ever to lose weight and improve many health problems. It costs nothing and it will only save you money. Plus, it’s really a lot easier than most people think. It’s… intermittent fasting.

In this talk Dr. Jason Fung discusses when fasting is the right method for you, how to do it and the most important things to think about. The entire talk is now available (filmed with five cameras and including captions and transcript) on our member site:

Therapeutic Fasting – Presentation by Dr. Jason Fung

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin?

Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Dr. Ted Naiman4.8 out of 5 stars5 star89%4 star6%3 star3%2 star0%1 star1%97 ratings9725:27

Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? And if so, why do many people still not agree at all?

As the dogma of Calories In, Calories Out is becoming more and more outdated, people like Dr. Ted Naiman sees tremendous results doing the opposite: Stop counting calories.

So what should you be doing if you want to lose weight? Dr. Naiman has the answer: Focus on lowering your insulin levels. And he shares the most effective ways to do it (low carb is just one of several important things).

As a practicing physician, Dr. Ted Naiman helps people find strategies that actually work and ways to improve your insulin sensitivity. In our interview, he explains what to do if you want to lose weight.

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Interview with Dr. Ted Naiman

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Why the First Law of Thermodynamics Is Utterly Irrelevant

There are many adherents to the Calories In/ Calories Out (CICO) theory that constantly bleat about “It all comes down to the First Law of Thermodynamics”. The First Law of Thermodynamics refers to a law of physics where energy cannot be created or destroyed in a closed system and is ALWAYS true.

However, in the complex world of human physiology, it is true but completely irrelevant. What the CICO people think it means is that if you reduce calories in, you will lose weight. Of course, it means nothing of the sort.

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How to Fix Your Broken Metabolism by Doing the Exact Opposite


We saw recently with the Biggest Loser study that basal metabolism plummets when you lose weight with calorie reduction. As contestants lose weight, they burn a lot less energy – up to 800 calories per day less than before!

Some of that is expected, since there is less body tissue to maintain, but nevertheless, these contestants burn far less than expected even taking this into account. Even 6 years later, their basal metabolic rate (BMR) remains depressed, as do the contestants themselves.

The story got a lot of coverage, but one thing was consistently missing. How to fix it. That’s what I’ll show you today, and it’s the opposite of what most people expect. Continue Reading →


Defense of the Insulin-Carbohydrate Model Redux: A Response to Kevin Hall


Did the recent Kevin Hall study refute or strengthen the insulin–carbohydrate model of obesity? Here’s another excellent perspective, from Harvard nutrition professor Dr. David Ludwig.

Far from falsifying ICM, Hall’s study supports it. A more accurate summary than the one he gave at the abstract session might be as follows: “We found preliminary evidence for an exceptional effect of a very-low-carbohydrate diet on energy metabolism. This finding suggests that reducing carbohydrate may be advantageous to conventional approaches for weight loss maintenance…

Dr. David Ludwig: Defense of the Insulin-Carbohydrate Model Redux: A Response to Kevin Hall

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Dr. Jason Fung on Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast


Dr. Jason Fung just visited Robb Wolf on his Paleo Solution podcast. Listen to it here:

Robb Wolf: Episode 320 – Dr. Jason Fung – Obesity, Insulin, Diabetes, and Weight Management

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