On Day 3 of #LCB18, there was deeper exploration of topics from the evidence around saturated fat and CVD, red meat in the diet, and current pharmacologic approaches.
There were also many gasp-worthy moments as my twitterfeed will reveal:
More audible gasps when an insulin/glucagon ratio for Standard American Diet (SAD) of 70 is revealed by @BenBikmanPhD – Bigger gasps than from LDL #'s shown by @DaveKeto. Things that excite the #LCB18 #LowCarbBreck audience…✌️ pic.twitter.com/O7LnLzgsa3
My diagnosis of this phenomenon is that there is great respect for the human body and the way it adapts to its environment, often unappreciated and under emphasized (at times) by the medical profession. The audience wants to understand how things work – this is not a dialogue about hacking biology.
I am also really impressed with the number of physicians who have taken time from their very busy practices because they have the desire to (a) know and (b) help their patients know more about health and their own biology. I sensed that for some, this drive and the empowerment that comes with it attenuates physician burnout.
I’ve written this summary post of all the days: