This is a list of resources that I have found to be valuable in my understanding of nutritional science and health.
Dr Andreas Eenfeldt — DietDoctor.com
DietDoctor.com is one of the most popular low-carb websites in the world, and for good reason. They have lots of great information on diet & nutrition, low carb recipes, success stories, interviews with leading doctors, scientists and researchers, and more. For a $9 monthly membership you get access to video courses, more expert interviews and presentations, movies, and a whole lot more great content. I am a paying member and I highly recommend the site. They are doing great work and helping people restore their health. Also see Dr Eenfeldt’s terrific presentation, The Food Revolution on YouTube.
Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (Amazon) by science journalist Gary Taubes was the book that switched on the light for me. He debunked the simplistic notion that weight gain is simply a “calories in, calories out” equation, and showed that all calories are not metabolized the same way. The Case Against Sugar was published in December 2016 and shows that sugar is at the root of some metabolic disorders, especially obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Dr Eric Westman
An Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr Westman has been promoting carbohydrate restriction in his practice for years. A good overview by Dr Westman can be seen in his video presentation from the UAB Ketogenic Diet Seminar.
Dr Robert Lustig
Dr Lustig is a pediatric endocrinologist and Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he specializes in neuroendocrinology and childhood obesity. He contends that sugar is toxic and is a cornerstone of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. His YouTube video, Sugar: The Bitter Truth, has been viewed over six million times. It’s a really good presentation, a little technical at times, but very educational on how sugar affects metabolism.
Dr Richard Bernstein
If you are diabetic, see Dr Bernstein’s Diabetes University Playlist on YouTube for lots of short videos about managing and treating diabetes. You can find his book, Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution, at www.diabetes-book.com.
Dr Aseem Malhotra — DoctorAseem.com
Award-winning NHS cardiologist Aseem Malhotra is leading the campaign against excess sugar consumption in the UK. He is also working to overturn the decades-old myth that saturated fat causes heart disease, and is bringing attention to the grossly over-prescribed statin medications (for high cholesterol), which do not seem to provide the benefit that the pharmaceutical companies have claimed. In July 2016 his film The Big Fat Fix was released — you can stream or purchase it online at thebigfatfix.com.
Professor Tim Noakes, MD
Dr Noakes is a South African scientist, and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He currently runs the Noakes Foundation and Real Meal Revolution.
Ms Teicholz is author of The Big Fat Surprise, perhaps the most comprehensive look at the history and politics of nutritional science, and how we came to believe that dietary fat is bad for our health. In 2015 she established the Nutrition Coalition — a nonprofit organization “working to strengthen national nutrition policy so that it is founded upon a comprehensive body of conclusive science.”
Dr Sarah Hallberg
Dr Hallberg is the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Weight Loss Program at IU Health Arnett. She has created what is only the second non-surgical weight loss rotation in the country for medical students. Her program has consistently exceeded national benchmarks for weight loss, and has been highly successful in reversing diabetes and other metabolic diseases. See her TEDx presentation titled Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines.
Dr Jason Fung — IntensiveDietaryManagement.com
Dr. Fung is a Toronto based nephrologist who treats metabolic syndrome and its associated disorders — obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. He explains how most treatments for diabetes are just treating the symptom (high blood sugar) rather than the underlying disease (insulin resistance). See his YouTube videos for more on this: