Solving the Puzzle

Published: Feb 15, 2018

IDM patient Natasha’s puzzle started with a small tumor on a gland at the base of her brain, but the real detective work was finding a treatment.


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