529: Encore Week 2012 – Nashville Neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse

529: Encore Week 2012 – Nashville Neurosurgeon Dr. Jack Kruse

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We finish up an epic week of health podcasting here at The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore today as we air the final “Encore Week” 2012 episode by featuring the top vote-getter by my listeners from the 2011 interview guests. We’ve already heard some amazing conversations with Swedish LCHF physician Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, a continuation of the “safe starches” debate with Perfect Health Diet co-author Paul Jaminet, blood sugar expert Jenny Ruhl and Wheat Belly author and cardiologist Dr. William Davis. Today we welcome in a Nashville, TN-based neurosurgeon named Dr. Jack Kruse who exploded on the scene in 2011 seemingly out of nowhere.

Dr. Kruse is one of the most interestingly strange people you’ll ever meet in the Paleo/low-carb community. He’s an outside-the-box thinker with a passionate zeal for getting to the bottom of the real causes of obesity, chronic disease and all that ails us. In 2011, he created a very prolific and popular web site at JackKruse.com where he outlined his “Leptin Rx” principles that helped him lose weight and change his life forever. We’ll be hearing lots more from this health rebel who will be making an impact for many more years to come!

Plus, Dr. Kruse answers these questions from LLVLC Show listeners:

Is there any truth to the slowed metabolism as a result of an extended low carb diet; and any related effect on thyroid health as reported by Matt Stone quoting Dr. Atkins?

I wonder if you could ask Dr Jack Kruse about any special details of diet and exercise needed for those who are quite obese, have Hashimotos and find it hard to get even the low carb diet to work. His Leptin Rx is probably the answer but can even more steps be taken????

If your doctor has told you that they want to put you on statins, what (evidenced-based) references would you quote to argue against it?

If calories don’t count when you are leptin sensitive, and they do if you are leptin resistant, how much do calories matter during the reset period?

Do carbs deplete the body of Vitamin C?  People who eat a high carb diet, may need much more Vitamin C to prevent scurvy?

Research suggests that Neu5gc in red meat (and to a lesser extent dairy) leads to inflammation and diseases. It has nothing to do with saturated fat. I am an avid low-carber (and I love dairy!), but I am really concerned about this research and the possibility that Neu5gc might explain the association that so much research has found between cancer and red meat consumption, which we low-carbers tend to explain away by saying the studies confound red meat consumption with processed meat consumption.

As a neurosurgeon, do you have any suggestions for a chronic daily headache?

In his earlier interview on your show, Dr. Kruse mentioned a relationship between his torn meniscus and Leptin. Could he explain that connection in plain English for us non-medical folks?

I had lived on a so called ‘healthy’ wholegrain, low fat, high fruit (sugar!) – with some added soya – diet for nearly 46 years, can the damage/inflammation that I may have created in my body be completely reversed if I maintain my LCHF diet? In other words, even though I eat low carb now, will I still be more susceptible to (for example) arthritis/Alzheimer’s/cancer because of my past high carb diet?

Do you know of any research that shows the effect of low carb living by age. More specifically, by levels of testosterone or estrogen, which, would be higher in people in their 20’s vs. older adults. Since these hormones regulate lipoprotein I would think the younger you are, the better your body would be at regulating fat mobilization. I’m looking for any research on this topic. I guess the bottom line questions is do younger people have more success on low carb diets.

Why do I gain weight like gangbusters if I go off the ketogenic diet I’m adapted to and why I do I struggle to lose weight when I return to ketosis. By the way, my fasting insulin is VERY LOW.

I am T2 Diabetic. Rather than up my meds back in April, my doctor put me on Atkins. While my waking glucose readings improved almost immediately, I was still having problems with dawn phenomenon. Upon stumbling across Dr. Kruse’s Leptin Rx, I tweaked my WOE to a whole foods version of Atkins and followed his Leptin Rx. I know that it works because I have not experienced dawn phenomenon since late July, shortly after beginning the Rx.  I am still following the original Rx. I would like to know how following Dr. Kruse’s Rx worked to stop my problem with dawn phenomenon when going low carb in itself did not? What is the connection between Leptin Resistance and T2 Diabetes?

Your leptin prescription suggests not working out until after 5PM, and I’m wondering why that works best.

Could you offer further insight as to when a person is no longer leptin resistant.  For instance, if you have been following a ketogenic diet for months, obviously cravings are gone and insulin and blood glucose are in good order even though you might still be fat.  I ask this because of bringing intermittent fasting into the mix.  He cautions against IF if you are still leptin resistant, but it seems to be the only thing that budges my scales.

When it comes to balancing the leptin reset vs. igniting the m-TOR pathway, how much protein is too much?

Don’t miss listening to the rest of the “Encore Week” 2012 interviews featuring Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, Paul Jaminet, Jenny Ruhl and Dr. William Davis.

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– Support our sponsor: Quest Protein Bars–Try The New Natural Line
– Listen to Jimmy’s original interview: 474: Dr. Jack Kruse, Low-Carb Neurosurgeon And Rebel With A Cause
– Dr. Kruse’s “Leptin Prescription”