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Franziska Spritzler, Low-carb Dietician

Franziska Spritzler, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, is a strong proponent of carbohydrate restriction for people struggling with diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity, and PCOS. She follows a very-low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet for blood sugar control and has experienced many improvements in her health as a result of making this change. Franziska works in private practice using a low-carbohydrate, whole-foods approach with her Southern California clients and provides nutrition coaching via Skype, phone, or email for clients living in other parts of the US. She is also a freelance writer whose articles have been published online and in diabetes journals and magazines. Franziska has guest-posted for us here: Expert's Insight: Is a Very Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Healthy? In 2015, Franziska has authored The Low Carb Dietitian's Guide to Health and Beauty.

Calories Proper, Dr William Lagakos

Bill has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology with a focus on obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance. He has authored numerous manuscripts which have been published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a non-fiction book titled The poor, misunderstood calorie which explores the concept of calories and simultaneously explains how hormones and the neuroendocrine response to foods regulate nutrient partitioning. He is presently a nutritional sciences researcher, consultant, and blogger at Bill has also guest-posted for us and shared his insights on the effects of the ketogenic diet on appetite.

Mark Sisson, Mark's Daily Apple

Mark’s Daily Apple is a blog, a forum for discussion and debate, a place where people go to explore how to live the healthiest life possible. And it’s a place where I rant, teach and attempt to entertain with daily articles. Mark is also the author of the best-selling book "The Primal Blueprint" and many more.

Robb Wolf

Robb Wolf, a former research biochemist is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, book and seminars.

Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser's blog is one of the best health blogs. Chris, who posts interesting articles on a regular basis, is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine. In doing his research, he discovered that many of the ideas and beliefs we hold about health in this society are myths.

Diet Doctor

Andreas Eenfeldt is a Swedish medical doctor specialized in family medicine. His blog is dedicated to low-carb life-style and finding how to get healthy using natural methods such as diet and exercise.

Dr. Briffa

Dr John Briffa is a practising doctor, author and international speaker. He is prize-winning graduate of University College London School of Medicine, where he also gained a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences. Dr Briffa is a leading authority on the impact of nutrition and other lifestyle factors on health and illness. He is dedicated to providing individuals with information and advice they can use to take control of their health and optimise their energy and vitality. He is also the author of best-selling book "Escape the Diet Trap".

Dr. William Davis, Wheat Belly

Dr. William Davis is a cardiologist and seeker-of-truth in health. He is also the author of "Wheat Belly", a great book dedicated to helping people make the right diet choices. Over 80% of the people are pre-diabetic or diabetic. In an effort to reduce blood sugar, he asked patients to remove all wheat products from their diet based on the simple fact that, with few exceptions, foods made of wheat flour raise blood sugar higher than nearly all other foods. Yes, that’s true for even whole grains. More than table sugar, more than a Snickers bar. Organic, multigrain, sprouted–it makes no difference.

The Greymadder Blog

Alix Hayden is the amazing and brave lady behind this blog - a great resource for those using the ketogenic diet for therapeutic purposes. Alix has also guest-posted for us and shared her experience on how she uses the ketogenic diet for cancer management.

Video Presentations

Jeff Volek - The Many Facets of Keto-Adaptation: Health, Performance, and Beyond
Toxic Sugar?

18-minute documentary about the real dietary villain: SUGAR. In only a few decades, there are now more obese people on the planet than there are undernourished. When it comes to getting fat, we've come to believe it's as simple as 'calories in' versus 'calories out' - if you want to shed the kilos, you need to burn more calories than you consume. But not all calories are the same. Some people absorb calories more efficiently and it matters what types of foods your calories are coming from. Sugar is now being proposed by experts as the new dietary villain that's making us fat and sick. Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the bitter truth about the dangers of a sweet diet. watch the video here.

Heart of the Matter Part 1 - Dietary Villains

The biggest myths in the history of medicine is that saturated fat and cholesterol cause heart disease. The Real Cause of Heart Disease: INFLAMMATION. You can watch the video here.

Heart of the Matter Part 2 - Cholesterol Drug War

Shocking facts about STATINS: financial and political interests. Prof Beatrice Colomb: "It's a scientific fraud and organised crime." You can watch the video here.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. You can watch the video here.

Fat Chance: Fructose 2.0

A follow up to a very popular video by Dr. Robert Lustig, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth." He argues that sugar and processed foods are driving the obesity epidemic, which in turn affects our endocrine system. It's not our fault, it's what the food industry feeds us via agressive marketing. Are the nutrition guidelines ever going to change? Metabolic syndrome and obesity epidemic, fructose, calorie is not a calorie more in this fascinating video! You can watch the video here.

Simply explained: Fat gets stored when you experience insulin spike caused by carbs. This blocks leptin (a hormone that tells you when you had enough food), and makes you more hungry and you eat more. This affects dopamine tolerance (note: dopamine is a neurotransmitter, one of those chemicals that is responsible for transmitting signals in between the neurons of the brain) and makes you feel like you have to eat more. All this again causes more insulin release.

The Food Revolution

You can watch the video here.

Specialty Health - Dr. Tara Dall, It's not the passengers it's the cars

The truth about cholesterol. Dr. Tara Dall explains the difference between bad and good cholesterol. Contrary to what we all have been told, not all LDL cholesterol is bad for us. You can watch the video here.

Authors@Google: Gary Taubes

Gary Taubes explains reason why people get fat, he spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 2, 2011 about his book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It. You can watch the video here.

The Battle of the Diets: Is Anyone Winning (At Losing?)

January 17, 2008 presentation by Christopher Gardner for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series. You can watch the video here.

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