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Strength Training & the Ketogenic Diet?

In my practice, I do not recommend a classic ketogenic diet, as there tends to be muscle loss in the context of the low insulin signal. Remember, insulin is a very potent anabolic hormone and in its absence, bodily tissues are broken down or catabolized, fat and muscle alike. Yet muscle is the tissue that you desperately want to spare! Why? Aesthetics aside, muscle mass confers resistance against…

News Category: Diet
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"Keto" AND Intermittent Fasting?

Let’s talk intermittent fasting (IF) for a second and then discuss the interplay between both of these entities. Intermittent fasting, a variation of Ori Hofmekler’s Warrior Diet, popularized more than 20 years ago (despite claims that it is actually “new science”) is founded on once or twice daily feedings punctuated by long periods of fasting (18 hours daily or thereabouts). This is thought to e…

News Category: Health
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An All-Too-Common Observation

I’m unsure as to whether or not it’s a manifestation of laziness or entitlement or maybe a little of both. After all, the two often coexist. I’ll let you decide. HEALTH TAKES WORK. Why is it that patients ask me if they “have to work out” if engaging me as their physician? Hmm… Do I have some sort of magic elixir that will remedy their problems sans effort on their behalf? No! Sure, metformin an…