Dr L: What is Ketosis?
Jimmy Moore: Put simply, ketosis is a metabolic state that happens when you consume a customized low-carb, moderate-protein, high-fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as its primary source of fuel to running mostly on ketones and fatty acids. Ketones themselves are produced when the body burns fat, and they’re used as an alternative fuel source when glucose isn’t available. In other words, your body changes from being a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. It's a completely normal and natural state that happens within a few days to a few weeks in most people who reduce their carbohydrate intake, moderate their protein consumption, and consume dietary fat, especially saturated fat, to satiety.
A Conversation with investigative journalist, Nina Teicholz, author of THE BIG FAT SURPRISE: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
I love this book for many reasons, the most important being, that in it, Nina reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fats is wrong. Combining scientific rigor with riveting storytelling, she argues that more, not less fat—including the saturated fats in meat, dairy and eggs—is what leads to better health and weight loss.
Dr L - What inspired you to make Fed Up?
Laurie David: We felt like no one had taken a truly comprehensive look at the obesity epidemic, the real factors behind it, so we set out explore the historical developments, the environmental factors and the science that contributed to this profound public health crisis.
My good friend, Mariel Hemingway recently released a new book, Running With Nature: Step Into the Life You Were Meant to Live, and a new documentary, Running From Crazy, which chronicles her life. She has lived a fascinating life and has been into Wellness for many many years, way before it became hot. So I thought it would be a great time to interview her.