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May 11, 2018
Energy Balance
Dr. Fung explains why the calorie-centric model of obesity doesn't provide guidance for how to lose weight.
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38 min
May 2, 2018
Kidney Disease (update)
IDM Patient John battles kidney disease, and has a successful transplant
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62 min
April 19, 2018
Self-Forgiveness
IDM patient Diana learns that the only way to stay focused on her long-term weight loss is to forgive herself when she slips up.
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33 min
April 11, 2018
Live Q and A with Megan Ramos
Megan Ramos answers questions from social media.
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45 min
April 6, 2018
Counter-intuitive
IDM patient Mona discovers the counter-intuitive nature of a dietary intervention that ultimately healed her
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36 min
March 21, 2018
Yo-Yo Dieting (rebroadcast)
IDM patient Melissa overcomes years of yo-yo dieting.
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59 min
March 14, 2018
No Support
IDM patient Glenda succeeds despite the scorn from her friends, family, and doctors
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42 min
March 7, 2018
Addicted To Sugar
IDM patient Dawn stares down her sugar addiction
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30 min
March 1, 2018
Blaming the Victim (rebroadcast)
Kim Klein blamed herself for her inability to control her hunger and her weight. No matter what she tried, it didn't work. After learning about how insulin regulates weight and hunger, she was able to bring it under control. Dr. Fung has a theory about why the medical profession continues to point the blame at patients when there is clearly an epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
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41 min
February 19, 2018
Fat-Adapted Exercise
IDM Patient Emily finds that while exercise didn't help her lose weight, the diet that did help her lose weight improved her exercise performance.
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56 min
February 14, 2018
Solving the Puzzle
IDM patient Natasha's puzzle started with a small tumor on a gland at the base of her brain, but the real detective work was finding a treatment.
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30 min
February 1, 2018
Derek takes on Cancer
IDM Patient Derek used a ketogenic diet and fasting to help him fight off stage 3 colo-rectal cancer.
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38 min
January 31, 2018
On Vacation
This is just a quick message to say that The Obesity Code Podcast is taking a week off while Carl is on vacation in Italy. We'll be back next week with Dr. Fung, Megan Ramos, and more lessons and stories from the Intensive Dietary Management program.
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1 min
January 28, 2018
Doctors Get Bad Advice, Too
A physician comes to grips with the bad dietary advice she got from medical school and dietary experts, just like the rest of us.
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66 min
January 20, 2018
Live Questions and Answers
Dr. Fung and Megan Ramos answer questions about fasting, autophagy, and fasting precautions.
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57 min
December 26, 2017
A Holiday Message from IDM
A special holiday message from Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos
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28 min
December 19, 2017
Kidney Disease
IDM patient John battles kidney disease.
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54 min
December 12, 2017
Stress and Weight Gain
IDM patient Cheryl learns to manage personal and professional stress to overcome obesity and depression
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48 min
December 5, 2017
Yo-Yo Dieting
IDM patient Melissa overcomes years of yo-yo dieting.
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59 min
November 21, 2017
Thanksgiving Special
This week it's our Thanksgiving Special. Jason and Megan offer stories, science, and tips for getting through the holiday season.
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50 min
November 14, 2017
Food as a Reward
This week's show centers around IDM patient Mark Dorley, who used food as a reward to gain an enormous amount of weight, and took it off by adopting the keto-fasting lifestyle.
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54 min
November 8, 2017
Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere
This week's show is focused on IDM patient, Annette Demers, who didn't realize hidden sources of sugar were holding her back.
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46 min
November 1, 2017
Non-Scale Victories
This week, IDM patient Kim Demarest shares her non-scale victories. We focus on benefits of fasting and lowering insulin other than purely weight loss. At the same time, Professor Tim Noakes and Dr. Aseem Malhotra talk about her struggles: trying to exercise your way out of a bad diet, and the ghost of high cholesterol. Dr. Jason Fung talks about her non-scale victories including increased mental acuity and increased body heat. Links: STUDY: Changes in Energy Expenditure Resulting from Altered Body Weight BOOK: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Professor Tim Noakes BLOG: Zoe Harcombe. Why we can't outrun a bad diet Dr. Aseem Malhotra RESEARCH: Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review
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40 min
October 23, 2017
Questions for IDM Part #1: Insulin Resistance
This week we pause to let Jason and Megan answer questions about fasting and nutrition. The questions are a) Is insulin resistance forever? b) What's the difference between fasting and caloric restriction? c) Is a low-carb diet hard on the kidneys? and d) what are the most common hurdles that IDM patients face when starting a regimen of ketogenic dieting and fasting? Links: Study: Effect of short-term carbohydrate overfeeding and long-term weight loss on liver fat in overweight humans Study: Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD)
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35 min
October 17, 2017
Pilot Episode – Marie Drake
In the premiere episode of The Obesity Code podcast, we hear from IDM patient, Marie Drake, who developed T2DM and obesity while eating a vegan diet and running marathons.
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58 min
October 17, 2017
Blaming the Victim
Kim Klein blamed herself for her inability to control her hunger and her weight. No matter what she tried, it didn't work. After learning about how insulin regulates weight and hunger, she was able to bring it under control. Dr. Fung has a theory about why the medical profession continues to point the blame at patients when there is clearly an epidemic of obesity and diabetes.
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41 min
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