Dr Stephen Phinney explains LCHF Ketogenic diet for health and performance

June 16, 2014


Fish & SaladHere’s a great post by Joanne Eglash from an interview with Dr Stephen Phinney.  It’s a great snapshot of not just why you would want to eat like this but HOW to eat like this.


I love these two quotes:   

Remember the folks back in the 1960s who used to argue that seat belts would kill people because they couldn’t get out of burning cars? Looking back a few years from now, we’ll find fear of saturated fats equally laughable.

Given both the healthcare costs and the medical risks associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, plus the immediate improvements (if not complete remission) in these diseases with a well-formulated ketogenic diet, this diet should be the primary (aka first) therapy that doctors and dietitians recommend,

Aside from the glaring common sense aspect of eating like this, science is showing benefits for people with diabetes 2, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, migraine, some forms of cancer, multiple sclerosis and autism.   Of course you might be able to avoid some of those things altogether.

It’s not all about disease and disease prevention though.  A big focus of Stephen’s work along with his colleague Jeff Volek is about improved athletic performance.


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