Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD

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Paleo vs. Keto: What’s the Difference?

Peas in a Pod, or Beets vs. Broccoli There are a lot of similarities between Paleolithic (Paleo) and ketogenic diets (KD), particularly when compared to the now discredited ‘Standard American’ low fat, high carbohydrate diet. As a result, people may...

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Nutritional Ketosis

Virta is a science-based online specialty medical clinic using continuous remote monitoring and intensive coaching to help our patients reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. A unique contributor to our success in this is harnessing and sustaining the metabolic benefits...

Increased Longevity —A Credible Benefit of Nutritional Ketosis?

The topic of diet and lifestyle interventions to promote longevity — some intellectually laudable and some frankly preposterous — has long been a graveyard for dreams of a fountain of youth. The tricky thing about doing credible research on this...

The Sad Saga of Saturated Fat

Here’s a fascinating paradox. Over the last four decades, nutrition policy makers have increasingly exhorted us to eat less saturated fat. As a result of this unremitting message, the general population believes this single nutrient, if not overtly toxic, will...

Does Your Thyroid Need Dietary Carbohydrates?

Thyroid hormones have an important role in regulating metabolic rate, and that’s why they have emerged front and center as a common concern associated with nutritional ketosis among some internet bloggers. There’s no question that when some people adopt a...

/ May 3, 2017