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1 minute ago, ph90702 said:

Dr. Mercola is the Ron Paul of medicine.  He’ll say something, people will call him a quack, and then he’ll be proven right down the line.

He's an anti-vaxxer, believes that microwaves change the chemical composition of food, and questions whether or not HIV actually causes AIDS, among other incredibly outlandish claims. 

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12 minutes ago, retrofade said:

He's an anti-vaxxer, believes that microwaves change the chemical composition of food, and questions whether or not HIV actually causes AIDS, among other incredibly outlandish claims. 

He’s still licensed by the mainstream in spite of his “outlandish” claims.  You sound like you’ve studied him extensively?

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7 minutes ago, ph90702 said:

He’s still licensed by the mainstream in spite of his “outlandish” claims.  You sound like you’ve studied him extensively?

With so many other respected professionals disagreeing,  why do you choose to believe him?

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11 minutes ago, renoskier said:

With so many other respected professionals disagreeing,  why do you choose to believe him?

I don’t believe in conventional wisdom.

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19 hours ago, Joe from WY said:

I just got diagnosed last week with Celiac Disease. I'm all in on Keto at this point tbh. 

Dang. My son was diagnosed with it last last year. It's a pain, but it's much easier to be Celiac now that it was even 10 years ago. I bit more expensive, but finding gluten free food, even at restaurants, is pretty easy. Good luck.

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21 hours ago, Fowl said:

It is metabolically impossible to make someone fat by giving them insulin if they are eating under maintenance calories.  All insulin does is open the door to all cells to let glucose, amino acids, and lipds in.  If eating under maintenance calories by definition one is not consuming enough energy to fuel the body.  Thus the body must find extra energy by using stored energy (either stored glucose (glycogen), stored fat cells, or by breaking down muscle tissue into amino acids and converting them to glucose via de novo gluconeogeneis) and it will preferentially select glycogen over adipose tissue and protein.  So he can inject as much insulin into someone he wants but unless they have excessive calories to store then they won't get fat.  As a matter of fact under those circumstances the person would die because there wouldn't be enough serum glucose to be used by all of the excessive insulin.  They'd go into a coma and die.

If someone were to BOTH eat over maintenance calories AND inject insulin then it is highly likely that that excessive energy would be stored as extra adipose tissue.

I've heard this Dr on a couple of podcasts and he is trying to make a name, and more importantly a practice, for himself by using hyperbole and latching on to intermittent fasting.

I see your point about his hyperbole - on a very calorie-restricted diet, insulin injections would probably still not cause fat stores to increase.  If, on the other hand, someone at a stable weight began getting insulin injections while maintaining their same diet, would you expect the person to a) maintain the same weight b) lose weight or c) gain weight?

These snippets from another of his blog posts goes into more detail on what he sees wrong with traditional caloric deficit weight loss techniques: https://idmprogram.com/evidence-caloric-restriction/

 

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They say ‘This diet (Paleo, Low Carb, Whole Food etc) works because it creates a ‘caloric deficit’. That is, reducing the calories you eat will create a caloric deficit. They often invoke the old Calories In Calories Out rule.

Change in Body Fat = Calorie Intake – Calorie Output. Yes. This is true...

 

 

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The problem is that people now make the entirely unwarranted assumption that Calorie Output remains stable so that reducing calories intake (food) automatically results in loss of body fat. This is why I see tables like this, that are liked by so many. As I’ve written about many times, this is utterly false. Basal metabolism may increase or decrease up to 40%...

 

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So, where is the evidence that reducing calorie intake as the primary strategy results in long term meaningful weight loss?

 

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Where are all these studies? Oh, right. They all conclusively show that CRaP [Calorie Restriction as Primary] does NOT produce long term weight loss.

 

He then discusses the results of three different multi-year studies that he says prove his point - TODAY, Diabetes Prevention Program, and the Women's Health Initiative.

 

 

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On 9/15/2018 at 7:25 PM, Swexy said:

Sports don’t help that. I like my beer and shitty stadium food. I tend to sabotage myself. 

I got all of that stuff out of my system yesterday... back on the keto train today. I made sure to get a bunch of Powerade Zero to make sure I keep my electrolytes up. That was the most difficult for me the last time I did this... at the beginning anyway, because I felt like shit and didn't know why. 

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