Three key opinion leaders share their take on the philosophy behind the ketogenic diet and its therapeutic benefits, including macronutrient ratios, the process of ketosis, and the history of ketosis for human survival. They also provide thoughtful responses to the common misconceptions of keto as well as historical, experiential evidence for long-term use. In this MAPS talk, ketogenic science experts Dr. Scott Bergman, Dr. Ryan Lazarus, and Dr. Jeff Volek will answer the following questions:
- What is the ketogenic diet?
- What is ketosis?
- What is the history of the ketogenic diet?
- How does a ketogenic diet become important as we age?
- What are some common misconceptions about the ketogenic diet?
- What’s the difference between the keto and paleo diet?
- What is the recommended timeframe to adhere to the diet?
- What is the evidence for long-term use?
The insights from this expert Q&A discussion will provide you with a solid foundation on the supporting research and clinical evidence basis for the ketogenic diet and how this dietary pattern can help your patients combat chronic disease and improve health outcomes.
Originally aired July 19, 2018
Scott Bergman, DC, CTN, DAAIM; Director, Chiro Kinetics
Scott Bergman, DC, CTN, DAAIM is a chiropractor, board-certified naturopath, diplomate in integrative medicine, and certified Functional Medicine practitioner in Walnut Creek, California. Since 1993 Dr. Bergman has been the director of Chiro Kinetics, an integrative health clinic combining chiropractic health care, rehabilitation, pilates, core yoga therapy, Functional Medicine, and biological resonance. He uses these resources to treat all age groups and varied levels of health, from those with chronic inflammatory and autoimmune conditions to world champion ultra endurance athletes. For 25 years, Dr. Bergman has presented edifying health, nutrition, and fitness information internationally in business, education, and community settings. Dr. Bergman completed his chiropractic training at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP; Clinical Director/Owner, Lazarus Wellness
Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP is the clinical director for Lazarus Wellness, located in the Napa Valley and Diablo Valley. He is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and is a board-certified Nutrition Specialist. He also has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine as well as a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He served as faculty at University of Western States, specializing in Functional Medicine for metabolic syndrome and is an expert in diabetes, autoimmune, and digestive disorders.
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD; Professor/Researcher, Dept. of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD is a Registered Dietitian and Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. For the last two decades, he has performed cutting-edge research elucidating how humans adapt to diets restricted in carbohydrate, with a dual focus on clinical and performance applications. His work has contributed to the existing robust science of ketones and ketogenic diets, their use as a therapeutic tool to manage insulin resistance, plus their emerging potential to augment human performance and resiliency. Dr. Volek has secured several million dollars in research funds from federal sources, industry, and foundations. He has been invited to lecture on his research over 200 times at scientific and industry conferences in a dozen countries. His scholarly work includes 300+ peer-reviewed scientific publications and five books, including a New York Times bestseller.
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