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Ask The Low-Carb Experts (Episode 2): ‘All Things Leptin (Leptin 101)’ | Dr. Ron Rosedale

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In Episode 2 of “Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts,” we continue bring you the very best experts on issues that concern the low-carb community with a focus on “All Things Leptin (Leptin 101)” featuring one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject in Dr. Ron Rosedale. He is the author of The Rosedale Diet where he outlines the role of this “master hormone” in basically every metabolic function in the body. Dr. Rosedale is an internationally-known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine whose work with diabetics is truly groundbreaking. Through his work, he has helped literally thousands of patients suffering from so-called incurable diseases to regain their health. One of Dr. Rosedale’s life goals is to wipe out Type II diabetes in this country as a model for the world. Dr. Rosedale has helped set up health retreats in India so that his knowledge could be shared with others who are less fortunate. His specific research interests include diabetes and the aging process, the correlation between diet and the aging process, and leptin, insulin, and the quality of metabolism. He has been studying and talking about the role of the hormone leptin for nearly two decades and is more than qualified to address this very important issue for people interested in health and weight loss in their low-carb lifestyle. From comparing Dr. Rosedale’s plan with the “Leptin Rx” promoted by Dr. Jack Kruse to the impact of leptin resistance on various areas of health like PCOS, we fully addressed this topic featuring e-mailed questions as well as LIVE callers who participated in EPISODE 2 on January 19, 2012.

Listen to Dr. Ron Rosedale take on “All Things Leptin”:

  • Why leptin is the most important health marker there is
  • The reason why body fat stores are “paramount to life”
  • The two main functions of life are to eat and reproduce
  • He was the “very first” to promote the importance of insulin
  • His 1999 lecture “Insulin and Its Metabolic Effects”
  • Why he shifted from insulin to leptin in his emphasis
  • Insulin is the 3-star general, leptin is the 4-star general
  • Why having a certain amount of fat was necessary for famine
  • How leptin “filled in a whole lot of blanks” on fat storage
  • Animals in the wild covet fat as a nutritional resource
  • Timelapse Video Of A Dead Elephant Being Eaten
  • Why a shark won’t really eat a skinny human body
  • Controlling fat storage has been historically important
  • It’s important to know what to do with energy
  • How genetic expression gears will shift to adjust energy
  • Why nature’s design doesn’t call for life after having babies
  • Leptin allocates resources to keep life going for a long time
  • What determines health is the accuracy of hormonal signals
  • The more you use a signal, the more “corrupted” it becomes
  • When you spike insulin or leptin often it becomes damaged
  • How leptin increases can make the “signal less audible”
  • The “tolerance” to leptin that the body adjusts to
  • Why leptin has a lot more to do with health than obesity
  • Fat-burning is the ultimate goal of managing leptin levels
  • The best way to get insulin “heard” is to lower it
  • Why doctors don’t test for leptin as much as they do insulin
  • His “deja vu” of this same question about insulin 20 years ago
  • How leptin was discovered in the ob/ob mouse in 1994
  • The misapplication of leptin in treating obesity in humans
  • Leptin interest “greatly waned” when no money was to be made
  • The latest known health benefits that come from leptin
  • What he thinks about Dr. Kruse’s ideas on protein and exercise
  • The main things that are “lost” by those promoting leptin
  • How what you eat is “100 times more powerful” than time of day
  • Why a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet will “win out”
  • His 2006 lecture “Protein: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
  • The reason why you don’t want to consume excessive protein
  • “Metabolic momentum” where the body burns what it’s used to
  • One of the major causes of osteoporosis from protein breakdown
  • Very few people in the world are burning fat for fuel
  • Your health and longevity depends on burning fat vs. sugar
  • Burning sugar for fuel makes fat-burning next to impossible
  • Sugar is mainly for anaerobic activity and red blood cells
  • Why you want to be burning fat and ketone bodies for fuel
  • The longevity benefits that come from calorie restriction
  • Leptin is the mediator of the health benefits from fasting
  • What the mTOR pathway is and why we want to be on it
  • The “ancient pathway” of the mTOR pathway in all life
  • Leptin is “the prime hormone that regulates hunger”
  • How your risk of cancer “goes way up” when mTOR is elevated
  • Whether he’s going to update his book or write a new book
  • How not much has changed about what he was saying 20 years ago
  • The “more supporting science” he will share in his updated book
  • His lack of interest in obesity but in treating diabetes/heart health
  • Why you can’t possibly feed potatoes and rice to diabetics
  • How diabetes “went away” with no medications on his plan
  • The few “minor things” he wanted to add to his original book
  • The book that will go “much deeper into the science” on LCHF
  • His “surprise” that people still aren’t embracing low-carb
  • Why the differences in low-carb advocates are pretty minor
  • How “embarrassed” he was to give a lecture to doctors about insulin
  • The “science is so clear” on the connection of food and hormones
  • How disease can be reversed successfully through nutrition
  • Why we need to “add to” the Paleo diet for proper application
  • What he means by “moderate protein” in his low-carb plan
  • Carbohydrate is a non-essential nutrient, protein is essential
  • How much protein is enough for someone to be consuming
  • Who needs to be eating a little more protein than others
  • The importance of spreading your protein out over three meals
  • What if leptin levels are low–what diet is optimal for this?
  • Reproductive capacity is the only problem with very low leptin
  • The difference in the testing laboratories for leptin
  • Having low leptin levels is “great” because you will burn fat
  • Why avoiding starches that turn to sugar is important
  • Why a lot of cases of hypothyroidism isn’t hypothyroidism
  • What the difference is between insulin and leptin resistance
  • How a moderate protein, low-carb diet fixes both
  • How to burn your own fat for fuel to keep your cells “happy”
  • Why you should never “fight hunger” if you get hungry
  • Eating foods that don’t spike insulin/leptin is essential
  • The “science has to be correct” for medical community to embrace
  • Whether leptin works in real time to impact satiety levels
  • What role leptin plays in PCOS and fertility
  • Reproduction is “all but totally controlled by leptin”
  • Someone with PCOS does not need to consume a high-protein diet
  • Why the “total opposite” diet of conventional wisdom is best
  • How HGH raises glucose and negatively impacts fat burning
  • HGH raises triglycerides and prevents lean mass from growing
  • Growth hormones will “really mess you up” and should stop
  • Why triglycerides can go “way down” when you eat low-carb
  • Triglycerides of his patients come “crashing down” in two weeks

    There are four ways you can listen to Episode 2:

    1. LISTEN LIVE ON THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 7PM ET by calling (712) 432-0900 or on Skype at “freeconferencing.7124320900″–whether you call or Skype, be sure to use the access code “848908.” You can listen and even participate on the topic discussion by asking your questions directly to the featured expert.

    2. Listen at the iTunes page for the podcast:

    3. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast:

    4. Download the MP3 file of Episode 2 [69:09m]:

    If you cannot join us LIVE on the podcast on Thursday nights at 7PM ET, then you can still ask your questions of the expert guests in two ways. First, you can visit AskTheLowCarbExperts.com and fill out the form along the right-hand side of the page under “Submit Your Question” to input your name, e-mail address, the name of the expert you want to ask, and your question for them. These questions will be asked LIVE on the show airing on Thursdays. Or, for your convenience we have set up a way for you to e-mail us your questions directly to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the expert you want to ask your question to in the subject line, and your question on the specific topic of discussion. This is a golden opportunity for you to tap directly into the wealth of knowledge and experience on all things related to healthy low-carb living featuring the best and brightest experts in the realm of health!

    Did you have any feedback about what Dr. Ron Rosedale shared about “All Things Leptin (Leptin 101)?” Tell us your comments about this in the show notes section of Episode 2. Pick up a copy of his book on leptin called The Rosedale Diet and check out all the abundance of incredible health resources from Dr. Rosedale on his official web site at DrRosedale.com. We’ve got an awesome show lined up for you in EPISODE 3 next Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7PM ET with the author of the New York Times bestselling Wheat Belly named Dr. William Davis on the subject “Healthy Whole Grains?” You can start submitting your question for Dr. Davis using the “Submit Your Question” form (on the right-hand side of the web site) or e-mail your name, the name of the expert you want to ask your question to in the subject line, and your question on the specific topic of discussion to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. If you still think consuming whole grains is “healthy,” then fire away with your best questions for Dr. Davis for next week’s episode or join us LIVE next Thursday night.

    Here are the upcoming experts and topics we’ll be covering on #ATLCX:

    EPISODE 4: February 2, 2012 | Dr. Fred Pescatore | “How To Improve Cardio-Metabolic Health”
    EPISODE 5: February 9, 2012 | Mark Sisson | “Ketosis: Devil or Angel?”
    EPISODE 6: February 16, 2012 | Chris Masterjohn | “Cholesterol 101″
    EPISODE 7: February 23, 2012 | Dr. Cate Shanahan | “Long-Term Effects Of The SAD Diet”
    EPISODE 8: March 1, 2012 | Dr. Mary Vernon | “What Questions Should I Ask My (Non-Low-Carb Friendly) Doc?”
    EPISODE 9: March 8, 2012 | Mat Lalonde | “All Things Calories (Calories 101)”
    March 15, 2012–NO PODCAST–ATTENDING PALEOFX

    Help out this new podcast: PLEASE REVIEW THE SHOW ON ITUNES!

    • Diva

      Jimmy any luck on the weight loss front? 

      • Anonymous

        Continually pursuing fat loss…it’s been a slow go. Maintaining my good health and getting stronger are just as important to me too. Two out of three so far. :)