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Host: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP Guest: Christopher Keroack, MD, IFMCP You may have heard about the ketogenic diet. This high-fat, low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein dietary pattern has experienced a revival of sorts in the mainstream media and dieting world. But, before “keto” was a contemporary fad, how was it used? In fact, there is ~100 years of science supporting the ketogenic diet. To shed light on its history of use and elucidate practical areas of clinical application, Drs. Deanna Minich and Christopher…

Host: Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP Guest: Christopher Keroack, MD, IFMCP You may have heard about the ketogenic diet. This high-fat, low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein dietary pattern has experienced a revival of sorts in the mainstream…

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by Bianca Garilli, ND Body mass index (BMI) is used in the medical community for defining anthropometric height/weight characteristics.1 An individual’s BMI categorizes them as normal, overweight or obese and is often used as a risk factor for various chronic health issues including coronary artery disease (CAD).1 It has become apparent however that BMI is a gross estimate of adiposity; BMI is a poor indicator of percent of body fat and does not indicate site of body fat distribution, an…

by Bianca Garilli, ND Body mass index (BMI) is used in the medical community for defining anthropometric height/weight characteristics.1 An individual’s BMI categorizes them as normal, overweight or obese and is often used…

Bariatric, Cardiometabolic, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Video

In this presentation Jaclyn Chasse, ND and President of AANP discusses the role of nutrition in naturopathic medicine and how it has significantly changed over the years for the naturopathic doctor. Dr Chasse points out a few of the key diets that are used in managing nutrition today, among them are the ketogenic diet, the Mediterranean diet and the Paleo diet. She describes the methods many naturopathic doctors use that have had the most impact on improving patient outcomes, including the importance of incorporating phytonutrients…

In this presentation Jaclyn Chasse, ND and President of AANP discusses the role of nutrition in naturopathic medicine and how it has significantly changed over the years for the naturopathic doctor. Dr Chasse points out a few…

Bariatric, Cardiometabolic, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Video

There is extensive evidence showing that the intake of healthy fats can reduce incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School discusses the evidence from several studies showing the benefits of healthy oils and fats for reduction of CVD incidence and CVD risk factors. Overall recommendations include keeping intake of saturated fatty acids low, replace saturated fat with unsaturated fats, and consume mono-unsaturated…

There is extensive evidence showing that the intake of healthy fats can reduce incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and professor of…

Bariatric, Cardiometabolic, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Video

Part two of Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton’s presentation entitled Clinical Evidence Supporting the Role of Healthy Fats to Reduce Cardiovascular (CVD) Risk Factors is shown in this presentation. Here, Dr. Kris-Etherton discusses more clinical trial evidence regarding the support of unsaturated fatty acids, new research on minor fatty acids, and how these recommendations can be applied to dietary patterns in the real world. The role of the Mediterranean Diet in preventing cardiovascular disease was investigated in several studies, with additional focus…

Part two of Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton’s presentation entitled Clinical Evidence Supporting the Role of Healthy Fats to Reduce Cardiovascular (CVD) Risk Factors is shown in this presentation. Here, Dr. Kris-Etherton discusses more clinical…

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This presentation is the first in a two-part series on healthy fats and fatty acids presented by Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University. In this part of the presentation, she discusses current dietary recommendations and popular opinions. Published just before the release of the 2015 USDA Dietary Guidelines, the presentation provides advice related to macronutrient balance for consumers, with special attention given to total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. Patients and practitioners…

This presentation is the first in a two-part series on healthy fats and fatty acids presented by Penny Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Penn State University. In this…

Bariatric, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Video

This webinar is by Osama Hamdy, MD is the medical director of the obesity clinical program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and works in the inpatient clinic at Joslin. He also created Joslin’s Why Wait program. This presentation is entitled, “The Reality of Carbohydrate Intolerance” and is the first of five webinars by Dr. Hamdy on the clinical management of obese and diabetic patients. The webinar focuses…

This webinar is by Osama Hamdy, MD is the medical director of the obesity clinical program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical…

Bariatric, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Video

This webinar is by Dr. Osama Hamdy, the medical director of the obesity clinical program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and works in the inpatient clinic at Joslin. He also created Joslin’s Why Wait program. This presentation is entitled, “The National Nutrition Fat Experiment: Was it Successful?” and is the second of five presentations by Dr. Hamdy on the clinical management of obese and diabetic patients. The…

This webinar is by Dr. Osama Hamdy, the medical director of the obesity clinical program at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. He is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School…

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This presentation by Dr. Osama Hamdy of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA discusses the myth and the facts of protein intake. In general, for diabetic patients with normal renal function, protein should make up 15-20% of total energy intake and high protein diets are generally not recommended for diabetes patients. Dr. Hamdy also discusses the relationship between protein intake and kidney function in diabetic patients. Watching this presentation will shed light on the origin of protein recommendations and…

This presentation by Dr. Osama Hamdy of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA discusses the myth and the facts of protein intake. In general, for diabetic patients with normal renal function, protein…

Bariatric, Naturopathic, Nutritionists, Obesity, Video

This webinar is by Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD and is entitled “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention and Management of Diabetes.” Dr. Hamdy is the Medical director of the Obesity Clinical Program and Director of Inpatient Diabetes Management at the Joslin Diabetes Center and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. This is the fourth webinar in a series of five on Take Control – a series focused on blood glucose. Medical Nutrition Therapy is the use of nutrition…

This webinar is by Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD and is entitled “Medical Nutrition Therapy for Prevention and Management of Diabetes.” Dr. Hamdy is the Medical director of the Obesity Clinical Program and Director…

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