Dr. Stephen Phinney – 'Troubleshooting the Ketogenic Diet for Optimal Weight and Health'

Dr. Steve Phinney is a physician-scientist who has spent 35 years studying diet, exercise, fatty acids, and inflammation. He has published over 70 papers and several patents. He received his MD from Stanford University, his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from MIT, and post-doctoral training at the University of Vermont and Harvard.



  1. The Mediterranean diet is the local version of the diet used by some Roman Catholics for their Lent fast. In other words this is not the normal diet of these people and is only used for 45 days of the year with breaks on Sundays throughout the fasting period.

  2. I am going back on Keto starting tomorrow.. I had great success with it last year lost 50 lbs.. I have done awful during covid lockdowns because I can't get out to buy my fresh produce daily etc.

  3. started a supreme diet and losing tone of weight. It called: The Ice Plate Diet. This diet is low on carbs, fat, protein, sugar, salt & oil. I’m incorporating also breathing and air in moderation. I found it very successful. You can combine portion control as well depend on the type of your body. I should write a book which I’m sure will be the super duper best ever seller.

  4. I have Dystonia in all of my back muscles that I have Botox injections for every 90 days, Graves’ disease, Hashimotos, Thyroid Eye Disease, pain in the Iliac Crest on both hips. Should the Keto diet be able to help lessen my inflammation?

  5. Dr Phinney is arguably THE Authority ( especially when it comes to answering questions which are not directly answered by research published thus far.) If you are interested in a 1 hr professional development investment you will not do better than this. This is ketosis 401 not 101. Kind Regards Dr John Stewart BVSc

  6. I now go for walks early in the morning and I can’t wait to listen to talks like these on my phone while I walk. I’ve listened to this one a few times and I’m still not bored. I look forward to getting up now. I’ve being doing keto for some time now now. It’s helped me lose weight, get rid of anxiety and depression, improve mental clarity, focus and concentration, memory, arthritis and nerve pain. I’m not obsessed with food anymore. So many benefits. It’s just a shame I can’t get my family to listen or believe me when I try to tell them about what I’ve learnt over the years with low carb/keto eating.

  7. I believe the good Dr./Ph.d. Addressed much of this, yet I want to present my questions. My mother, 74 years old, has emphysema related COPD with hypertension and congestive heart failure, is over weight by at least 60#, chronically low potassium, inflammation, and is on a host of pills to mitigate all this. Would the ketogenic diet help her and in what was?

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