1005: Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Teaching Medical School Students About Low-Carb Nutrition

1005: Dr. Mark Cucuzzella Teaching Medical School Students About Low-Carb Nutrition

Air Force Reserve Lt. Col., family physician, and medical school professor Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is our guest today in Episode 1005 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the things we’ve often chronicled on this podcast over the years is the severe lack of nutritional health information taught to the students who are pursuing a degree in medicine. But what if some bold professor at a medical school who has learned about the intricate connection between diet and disease? Well that’s exactly what is happening at West Virginia University School of Medicine thanks to the work of a Air Force Reserve Lt. Col., family physician, and professor of medicine there named Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, MD.

Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Cucuzzella share about his interest in the medical profession, how he ate crappy low-fat, high-carb diets as a marathon runner, how this column by Gary Taubes changed his thinking on nutrition, the medical school grant that lets him cook nutrition and cooking to students, how he trades minimalist shoes for eggs from his neighbor, his low-carb one-sheeter on becoming a butter-burner and not a bagel-burner, how the low-carb nutrition education is being received by his med school students, how the next generation of doctors are more savvy at learning on their own online, why medical professionals should take a one-year sabbatical to refresh and learn about the latest health information, how he looks forward to seeing his patients now, why he thinks diet trumps exercise for weight loss, how you can exercise too much and cause harm, how he fuels himself for a marathon, why carbo loading is a really bad idea for runners, why the modern runner who is carbohydrate intolerant can’t handle carbs well, how to spread his message to other medical schools, and how the USDA is investing $5 million to support farmer’s markets.

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