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2: All Things Leptin (Leptin 101) | Dr. Ron Rosedale

2: All Things Leptin (Leptin 101) | Dr. Ron Rosedale

AIR DATE: January 19, 2012 at 7PM ET
FEATURED TOPIC: “All Things Leptin (Leptin 101)”


Episode 2 of “Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts” features Dr. Ron Rosedale, M.D. who is the author of The Rosedale Diet and 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 helped set up health retreats in India so that his knowledge could be shared with others 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.

Here are the questions we address in this podcast:

I’d like Rosedale to comment on Dr. Kruse’s Leptin Prescription — does he agree ? How important is it to eat that much protein — isn’t it too much for some? Is it really that important to exercise after 5 — doesn’t that interfere with sleep?

What is the mTOR pathway and why don’t we want to be on it? When are you going to update/write a book?

How do you determine what level of protein is “moderate” to be consuming?

What if I know my leptin is low, not high? I’ve been treated for adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid, and insulin resistance. Reverse T3 thyroid was high, but I don’t have numbers for leptin. Long story short, everything is awesome. It’s sorted out. My last labs showed good TSH, T3, and reverse T3 was low, not high, just a bit under the low range. I got a leptin number this time too and it’s very low, not high. Its complicated because I had the previous history, but since it looks like the leptin situation is strong, now what? I have seen “leptin reset” stories and I like that stuff, but once you supposedly get there with your leptin, what’s the best diet routine and macros? I wouldn’t mind losing another 15 lb. I’m down to 200 from 310.

I have read the book, and read about Leptin Resistance. It makes sense. However, I don’t really see what I can do about my own Leptin Resistance other than follow a low-carb diet. What makes the theory of Leptin Resistance different from the Insulin Theory promote by Gary Taubes among others that I can incorporate into my weight loss/plateau journey?

Sometimes after I eat, and I eat high-fat/low-carb, I feel very, very full even though I have not eaten what most would consider a large meal, and I think, “Maybe I shouldn’t have eaten so much.” Have you ever heard of this phenomena before? Am I feeling the effects of leptin? Does the effect of leptin work in real time such that if I were to eat slowly enough it would tell me right in the middle of a meal that I’ve eaten enough?

Does Leptin play a part in Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome? Our 32 year old daughter has been trying to get pregnant for over a year and after consulting with a fertility doctor and having an ultra sound she has been told she has PCOS. The doctor wanted to put her on Metformin, but she has decided instead to start eating low carb. Can PCOS be reversed by losing weight especially with a low carb diet?

To control leptin I tried a low-carb/high-fat diet but after a month my blood tests showed sharp increase in triglycerides and sharp decrease in HDL. I simultaneously went off HGH injections which took IGF-1 from 127ng/ml to 74ng/ml. Is it possible the anticipated benefit was not seen due to a lower IGF-1?


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