Growing Interest: Keto Diet for Weight Loss & Diabetes
With most calorie-restriction diets, short-term weight loss is achievable, but long-term maintenance is challenging due to physiological adaptations that ultimately lead to weight regain. However, a growing body of research suggests that the ketogenic diet may be uniquely positioned for long-term weight loss success . A recent article published in JAMA elucidates key factors of the ketogenic diet that facilitate its success in weight loss and type 2 diabetes management
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“The Biggest Loser” Secret to Success
With over 70% of US adults overweight or obese, weight loss methods that are effective and sustainable over the long-term are critically needed. “The Biggest Loser” televised weight loss competition is an intensive diet and exercise program (30 weeks) for individuals with class III obesity (BMI ≥ 40). A recent study led by Kevin D. Hall, PhD from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) investigated how physical activity and energy intake impacted long-term weight loss in participants from “The Biggest Loser”
Is Fat the Secret to Greater Success?
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD
In this presentation, Dr. Jeff Volek, an expert in ketogenics, explores the clinical applications of the ketogenic diet for chronic disease management , focusing on diabetes. Dr. Volek discusses nutritional ketosis, the keto-adapted phenotype, differentiating features of the ketogenic diet vs. other diets, and the evidence basis for therapeutic applications of the ketogenic diet
Dr. Jeff Volek is Professor in the Department of Human Sciences at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Registered Dietitians and Functional Nutrition Specialists who are Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA) graduates or students can receive 1 IFNA continuing education (CE) credit by listening to this or any podcast or webinar on the Metagenics Institute. To learn more, click here
What Is the Ketone Diet and How Does It Support Anti-Aging?
Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP
Ryan Lazarus, DC, MS, CNS, IFMCP
Thursday, March 1, 2018
11-11:30 AM PT
In the 3rd Metagenics Advanced Practitioner Services (MAPS) talk “What is the Ketone Diet and How Does It Support Anti-Aging?”, Dr. Ryan Lazarus , Clinical Director at Lazarus Wellness, explores the underlying mechanisms and body of research supporting the ketogenic approach for metabolic conditions, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Lazarus shares practical clinical insights on how to implement a ketogenic food plan
Ryan Lazarus, DC is the Clinical Director at Lazarus Wellness, located in the Napa Valley and Diablo Valley. He is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and is a board-certified Nutrition Specialist. He has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine as well as a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology
Integrative Healthcare Symposium
2018 Pre-Conference:
Gut-Brain Axis & Cognitive Health
Metagenics Institute sponsored the Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS) 2018 pre-conference titled “Navigating the Gut-Brain Axis to Optimize Cognitive Health Across the Lifespan,” which took place February 21, 2018 in New York City. Thought leaders explored the science of the gut-brain axis, its association to nutrition and targeted clinical implementation strategies to support cognitive health across the lifespan

Speakers & Presentations included:

To learn more, explore the IHS 2018 pre-conference slides below

Susan Blum, MD
Healthy Aging, Healthy Brain

Robert Kachko, ND
The Microbiome in Neuropsychiatry

Robert Silverman, DC
Links between Physical Fitness and Brain Health
Jennifer Stagg, ND
Nutritional Tools to Improve Cognitive Health

Niccolo Terrando, PhD
Neuroinflammation, Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators and Cognitive Outcomes

Heather Zwickey, PhD
Gut-Brain Axis
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