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(Keto life n' a little hippie ) #1

Been reading a lot about keto, trying to dip into the science. I am not in any way capable of understanding all of what I read because some are written by scientists for scientists. So a layman like me often get confused and overwhelmed.

Today google brought me to youtube, a place I’ve been trying to avoid for a while due to all the begging and nagging (subscribe and patreon nag! - make better content and folk will view it) and covert advertisement but I felt a little crazy today so I took a quick peak.

I don’t know how accurate the science is, because this is not my field of education. But this guy Ivor Cummins, an engineer I believe had three 2 videos that really made an impact on me. He being an engineer and not a health care professional he used language and terms that seems easier to understand, and he referenced the studies he talked about. Haven’t yet looked it but seems legit. It seems to me he explained what I’ve read elsewhere but for the average joe. And there was also two follow ups. They are all intertwined and helped me understand more about insulin resistance, inflammation, heart disease etc.

Just thought I should share, as others too might having a struggle to grasp all of this, the inner working of keto, fasting and how crucial insulin resistance is and how glucose levels might turn out to be a false indicator. In short, keto seems to the the right path to avoid all kinds of serious helt issues. Not only diabetes, heart and vascular problems but many more.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge of all this have already seen those or will give it a glance and tell me and others that might view this Ivor C’s worth his salt?

For those of you with vast knowledge or health care background this might be child’s play, but for me I feel I got a better understanding. At least I now know what subject to dig into next to gather more information and help my understanding even more.

Edited:
Note: on the second video there was one of the things I don’t like about youtube. The guest on the podcast did in fact happen to have a company that sells “special” vitamin K. One of the things he promoted in the video. I didn’t catch that very last part with him promoting himself on the first viewing, probably my mind was wondering. So hard to tell if his statements are legit or just another marketing video when he ended it all by telling us how superior his products are. In my eyes the guest speaker kind of lost all of his cred when he started to promote his own brand in the very end. Feel I wasted time viewing the second video. Because how can I trust any of what he said during the podcast when all he really wants is to push his own products?


(Bob M) #2

Those are by the MAN, Ivor Cummins. He’s impressive.


('Jackie P') #3

I particularly liked this one!

(Keto life n' a little hippie ) #4

Slightly O/T: In the early days of youtube I was a big believer in the user made content. For a while now I’ve been the polar opposite due the vast amount of garbage there, circle jerking, endless stream of ads and share begging. Those where the things that led me to leave TV and start streaming, and I felt don’t need to travel back in time on youtube.

But I might have re evaluate once again, clearly there are still some nuggets buried in the mud.


('Jackie P') #5

Haha, you have to know what you are looking for!


(Bob M) #6

Malcolm Kendrick is also great, as is his blog. And his books. I’ve read all of them, except the last one.


(Will knit for bacon. ) #7

If nothing else, do it for the puppy videos!


(It's all about the bacon, baby!) #8

If you’d like popular accounts of the science behind a well-formulated ketogenic diet, check out the following YouTube channels: Low Carb Down Under (which conducts conferences in Australia and the U.S.), the Ancestral Health Symposium (not all about keto, but a lot is), Dr. Ken Berry, and the High Intensity Health channel (the first several minutes of each video is advertising, but the rest will be sound science). Also the Public Health Collaboration in the U.K.

Some names to search for on YouTube are Stephen Phinney, M.D., Ph.D.; Jeff Volek, Ph.D., Gary Fettke, M.D. (and his wife, Belinda); Timothy Noakes, M.D., Ph.D.; Eric Westman, M.D.; Malcolm Kendrick, M.D.; David Unwin, M.D., and Jen Unwin, Ph.D. (husband and wife); Jay Wortman, M.D.; Peter Bruckner, M.D.; Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D.; David Ludwig, Ph.D.; Robert Lustig, M.D.; Uffe Ravnskov, Ph.D.; David Diamond, Ph.D.; and Zoë Harcombe, Ph.D. These are all serious researchers with international credentials.

Our own Richard Morris, one of the 2 Keto Dudes, is now in school working on graduate-level studies in nutrition. Some of his presentations are starting to be available, not to mention the podcasts he has made with the other Dude, Carl Franklin. Now that Richard is in graduate school, Carl is carrying on the podcasts with our Dudette, chef Carrie Brown.

David Feldman and Ivor Cummins are citizen scientists with a particular interest in lipidology. There are two journalists who have studied nutritional science in depth, Gary Taubes and Nina Teicholz who also have a number of excellent lectures on video. Georgia Ede, M.D., and Annette Bosworth, M.D., are not researchers themselves but are good at presenting studies in an understandable way.

All these people I have mentioned document their lectures with references to the scholarly literature, so that if you are interested in checking out what they say, you can refer to the actual studies. This is why I consider them reliable sources of information.


(Keto life n' a little hippie ) #9

@PaulL Nice! Thanks. That’s really helpful.


(Keto life n' a little hippie ) #10

Yeah for sure, but even then. Who can you really trust? The format lends itself to quick and easy info gathering. But very few channels are good at posting links in description to their sources. Some sources do show up in slides but my guess is those are slides from an official presentation most likely at the researcher’s website. In my experience it is rare to find a video with a thoughtful description that lists resources, all of the studies they’ve dug trough, plus further reading etc.

And if you don’t know what to look for, or better yet who to look for and just do ie a topic search you really have to dig around a lot of crap to find anything useful.

Maybe I am just getting old? :smiley:


(KCKO, KCFO) #11

Paul’s list is a great one.

Just wanted to add Ivor Cummins and Dr. Jeff Gerber have written an excellent book together.
Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity


(Keto life n' a little hippie ) #12

Is there any keto of fasting channels on youtube people would not recommend to watch? Could be great to take names…I rather know ahead of times before I waste time and energy watching.

If people feel I am asking too much on a public forum, send it as PM


(It's all about the bacon, baby!) #13

We have had long arguments about who is good and who is not.

My personal criteria are

  • education (i.e., what kind of degree, and in what field)
  • profession (researcher, clinician, or whatever)
  • quality and quantity of citations (so I can check out some of the studies on PubMed to see whether I draw the same conclusions)
  • obvious bias
  • number and type of conflicts of interest
  • degree of commercialism

These are somewhat elastic criteria; for example, I don’t discount Gary Taubes or Nina Teicholz for their lack of credentials in human nutrition, because their works are superbly well-documented. On the other hand, I will ding a researcher in the field, if his or her interpretation of the data seems far-fetched. Dave Feldman is a computer science engineer, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing original research in lipidology. Ivor Cummins, ditto. David Diamond is a neurobiologist, but he knows how to read a research paper, and he documents every statement he makes.

On the other hand, there are several doctors pushing out videos who seem to be primarily in business to sell stuff. Some big names at the Harvard School of Public health have taken money from the sugar industry, etc. One chiropractor, who shall remain nameless, doesn’t bother to document his videos, and he has made some statements in various videos that I know to be wrong. One medical doctor cites studies, but he appears to be playing fast and loose with some of the data. Another guy clearly reads studies, but he makes some weird claims and doesn’t back them with data (his abs are lovely, though, so I watch with the sound off.)

Some people just rub me the wrong way, no matter the quality of their material. I am also picky about the level of the presentation; too technical, and my eyes glaze over; too simplified, and I get antsy. Such people may know their stuff, but they’re just not good sources for me to try to learn from.