Stress and Weight Gain

Published: Dec 12, 2017

IDM patient Cheryl learns to manage personal and professional stress to overcome obesity and depression


BOOK: “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz

BOOK: “Always Hungry” by David Ludwig

STUDY: Mindfulness Intervention for Stress Eating to Reduce Cortisol and Abdominal Fat among Overweight and Obese Women

STUDY: Association between reduced sleep and weight gain in women.

STUDY: Short Sleep duration is associated with the development of impaired fasting glucose: The western New York health study

STUDY: Sleep curtailment in healthy young men is associated with decreased leptin levels, elevated ghrelin levels, and increased hunger and appetite.

Food as a Reward

Published: Nov 14, 2017

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.


STUDY: Buse et al 1962 – The role of the human placenta in the transfer and metabolism of insulin

STUDY:  O’Donnell et al 1989 – Size of flour particles and its relation to glycaemia, insulinaemia, and colonic disease

STUDY: Lenoir et al 2007 – Intense Sweetness Surpasses Cocaine Reward

STUDY: Martin CK et al 2006 – Changes in food cravings during low-calorie and very-low-calorie diets

STUDY: Kahathuduwa CN et al 2017 – Extended calorie restriction suppresses overall and specific food cravings: a systematic review and a meta-analysis

BOOK: “The Obesity Code” by Jason Fung

BOOK: “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz

STUDY: Pories et al 1992 – “Surgical treatment of obesity and it’s effect on diabetes”BOOK: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere

Published: Nov 8, 2017

This week’s show is focused on IDM patient, Annette Demers, who didn’t realize hidden sources of sugar were holding her back.


STUDY: Acarbose treatment and the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in patients with impaired glucose tolerance: the STOP-NIDDM trial

STUDY: A limit on the energy transfer rate from the human fat store in hypophagia.

Dr Peter Brukner’s “Sugar by half” campaign

Non-Scale Victories

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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.


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