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Food Junkies Podcast

Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Westman is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is Board Certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine and founded the Duke Keto Medicine Clinic with Dr. William S. Yancy Jr. in 2006 after 8 years of clinical research regarding low carbohydrate ketogenic diets.

He is Past-President and Master Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and Fellow of The Obesity Society. He is an editor of the textbook: Obesity: Evaluation & Treatment Essentials, and author of the New York Times Bestseller: The New Atkins for a New You, Cholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity. He is co-founder of Adapt Your Life, an education and product company based on low carbohydrate concepts.

He is the course coordinator for MED415c, a Fourth-Year Medical Student Elective on the Medical Management of Obesity, and a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Training Program.

On Today’s Episode:

Dr. Westman shares his personal and professional journey

Dr. Westman’s Food Plan

Dr. Westman explains what KETOSIS is

Why keto is for fat-burning vs. weight-loss

The medical benefits of eating for ketosis

Are there cautions to keto?

How Dr. Westman addresses Food Addiction within his clinic

An increasing level of care with Food Addiction patients

How Dr. Westman addresses the psych-social-spiritual aspect of the disease

Signature Question



Book: End Your Carb Confusion



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