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46: Dr. Jacob Egbert | Functional Fitness Medicine

AIR DATE: September 19, 2013 at 7PM ET
FEATURED TOPIC: “Functional Fitness Medicine”


One of the major flaws in the way traditional medicine is practiced these days this over-obsession on treating symptoms and lab panels rather than getting to the heart of what is causing chronic disease in the first place. Rather than seeking out preventative modalities that include nutrition, fitness and lifestyle changes, many doctors are opting for pharmaceutical and surgical answers first without ever giving a second thought to alternative treatment options. Thankfully, there are an ever-growing number of medical professionals who are bucking that system by zeroing in on what just plain works for their patients.

That’s exactly what this week’s guest expert has done and the lives of his patients are being changed on a daily basis as a result. He is a Utah-based Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist named Dr. Jacob Egbert, DO from “PrimalRx” and the “Primal Mountain Strength and Conditioning” gym. Dr. Egbert has seen firsthand how debilitating physical weakness is for most people and is committed to improving their functional fitness level to coincide with a rock-solid Paleo nutritional plan. That’s what we’ll address in Episode 46 of “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” taking YOUR questions on the topic “Functional Fitness Medicine.”


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Here are a few of the questions we addressed in this podcast:

ANN ASKS: I have been following a high-fat, moderate protein, low-carb diet for the past 5 months. It has been life-changing for me to say the least and I have lost 40 pounds with no exercise. But now I would like to become stronger and more flexible but unfortunately can’t afford to join a gym. Do you have some suggestions to help me accomplish this goal in my home?

JAMIE FROM AUSTRALIA ASKS: A medical term we don’t hear enough about is “sarcopenia,” that is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. This is typically attributed to aging, but a lack of physical activity, dieting and illness are the primary forces behind why it happens. Of course our skeletal muscles are the body’s sink for glucose and are important for metabolic health. So here’s my question: What is the best way for a doctor to monitor muscle mass and strength changes? Why don’t they pay any attention to muscle status? Is there a role for a certified personal trainer in the health care system to monitor strength as a simple predictor of muscle health? Is there a process or prescription/referral pad for a doctor to prescribe exercise or refer a patient to a certified trainer?